Summer is always a balancing act in our part of the world as the scales typically either tilt toward more rainfall or more heat during any given stretch. Now that our rainy pattern is finally letting up a bit, the scales are tipping more in the direction of heat. With that, a Heat Advisory is in effect from 9 a.m. through 7 p.m. this evening.
Dr. Catherine O’Neal has a message for the Baton Rouge community that she said couldn’t wait. Emergency rooms at OLOL and other local hospitals are packed with patients but not everyone seeking help at an ER needs emergency care.
A 65-year-old man was injured in an arson fire that occurred in the 2600 block of Cable Street on Friday, July 23. Officials state that he suffered burns and smoke inhalation and was transported to a local hospital. He was unresponsive, but breathing when he was left the scene.
Southern Vice President of External Affairs Robyn Merrick and other officials had the chance to tour the renovations for the newly named Superdome on Thursday, July 22. They look forward to return to New Orleans for the Bayou Classic.
David Begnaud with CBS News was in Baton Rouge to interview the mother of a man who put off getting his COVID vaccine until it was too late. She decided to take action so others would not suffer like her son did.