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Saints beat Panthers, 27-24

Finley leads LSU to 52-24 win over South Carolina

Saints, city of New Orleans agree to phased plan to allow fans into Superdome

  Man arrested, accused of killing 2-year-old in violent rampage

Saints beat Chargers in OT

4 p.m. NHC Hurricane Delta update - Wednesday, Oct. 7

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1 p.m. NHC Hurricane Delta update - Wednesday, Oct. 7

10 a.m. NHC Hurricane Delta update - Wednesday, Oct. 7

Saturday’s Missouri vs. No. 16 LSU game moved to Faurot Field due to Hurricane Delta

10 p.m. NHC Hurricane Delta update - Tuesday, Oct. 6

7 p.m. NHC Hurricane Delta update - Tuesday, Oct. 6

4 p.m. NHC Hurricane Delta update - Tuesday, Oct. 6

  Gov. Edwards declares state of emergency in anticipation of Hurricane Delta

Gov. John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency for Louisiana in anticipation of Hurricane Delta, which is forecast to make landfall in the southern part of the state either late Friday, Oct. 9 or Saturday, Oct. 10.

1 p.m. NHC Hurricane Delta update - Tuesday, Oct. 6

1 p.m. NHC update on Delta

10:20 a.m. NHC Hurricane Delta update - Tuesday, Oct. 6

10:30 a.m. NHC update on Delta

10 a.m. NHC Hurricane Delta update - Tuesday, Oct. 6

10 a.m. NHC update on Delta

Former APSO deputy wanted for crimes involving children captured in South Carolina

  10 p.m. NHC Hurricane Delta update - Monday, Oct. 5

  7 p.m. NHC Hurricane Delta update - Monday, Oct. 5

4 p.m. NHC Tropical Storm Delta track update - Monday, October 5

Monday, October 5: 10 a.m. NHC Tropical Storm Delta track update

Suspect arrested in connection to fatal shooting on Highland Rd.

BRPD investigating fatal shooting near N. Foster Drive and Prescott Road

Baton Rouge Police Detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred on Friday, Oct. 2 around 4:30pm in the 4100 block of North Foster Drive.

Second body found at crime scene in Albany, sheriff says

Livingston Parish sheriff’s deputies say two bodies were recovered from a property along Skinner Lane in Albany on the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 2.

  EBR bars can now resume tableside service under eased restrictions

Bars in East Baton Rouge Parish can reopen immediately, the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco (ATC) says.

Mayor Broome says bars can reopen after metro council meeting

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome issued a statement Wednesday evening after the Baton Rouge Metro Council did not have enough council members vote “yes” to approve a measure that would have allowed bars in East Baton Rouge Parish to reopen.

Metro Council cannot vote on bars reopening after council member abstains from vote

Only seven of the twelve Metro Council members attended a special virtual meeting Wednesday, Sept. 30 that was intended to vote on whether or not bars in East Baton Rouge Parish could open after the parish met state Phase 3 requirements Wednesday.

Metro Council cannot vote on bars reopening after council member abstains from vote

The Baton Rouge Metro Council voted down a measure for bars to reopen in East Baton Rouge Parish.

Mayor Broome announces bars in EBR Parish can reopen pending approval from metro council

East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced Wednesday, Sept. 30 that the parish has met the criteria for bars to reopen.

Tornado Warning issued for Wilkinson County, Miss. until 6 p.m.

A Tornado Warning has been isued for Wilkinson County, Miss. until 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23.

Arrest made in deadly shooting on N Ardenwood

The Baton Rouge Police Department has made an arrest in connection with a fatal shooting that happened Sept. 11 on N Ardenwood Drive.

La. Legislature calls special session to convene Sept. 28

The top leadership of the Louisiana Legislature has called a special session of the legislature to convene Monday, Sept. 28.

Tropical Depression 22 forms in southwestern Gulf of Mexico

The National Hurricane Center has announced on Thursday, Sept. 17 that Tropica Depression 22 has formed.

Suspect arrested after quadruple shooting in Baker

A suspect has been arrested after a quadruple shooting in Baker on Burgess Drive that left a child hurt, among others.

Sally makes landfall near Gulf Shores as Cat. 2 hurricane

Tracking Hurricane Sally

10 p.m. NHC advisory for Hurricane Sally

Tracking Hurricane Sally

7 p.m. NHC advisory for Hurricane Sally

Tracking Hurricane Sally

4 p.m. NHC advisory for Hurricane Sally

Tracking Hurricane Sally

1 p.m. NHC advisory for Hurricane Sally

Tracking Hurricane Sally

BRPD: 18-year-old dies following shooting on Winbourne Avenue

Authorities with the Baton Rouge Police Department say one man is dead after being shot while inside a car Monday, Sept. 14.

  2 additional arrests made in shooting death of Baton Rouge woman during August trail ride

Deputies with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office (TPSO) say two additional suspects have been arrested in the shooting death of a Baton Rouge woman.

  7 a.m. NHC advisory for Hurricane Sally

Tracking Hurricane Sally

4 a.m. NHC advisory for Hurricane Sally

Tracking Hurricane Sally

1 a.m. NHC advisory for Hurricane Sally

Tracking Hurricane Sally

10 p.m. NHC advisory for Hurricane Sally

Tracking Hurricane Sally

7 p.m. NHC advisory for Hurricane Sally

Tracking Hurricane Sally

4 p.m. NHC advisory for Hurricane Sally

Tracking Hurricane Sally

1 p.m. NHC advisory for Hurricane Sally

The following information is provided by the National Hurricane Center:

NHC: Sally now a Category 1 hurricane

Data from a NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft investigating Sally indicate the system has rapidly strengthened to a hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of around 85 mph (140 km/h) with higher gusts. The estimated minimum central pressure is 985 mb (29.09 inches).

Sunday, September 13: 4 p.m. NHC Sally track update

4 p.m. NHC update track on Sally

Sunday, September 13: Sally track forecast update

At 1 p.m. the center of Tropical Storm Sally was located near latitude 27.7 North, longitude 85.5 West. Sally is moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h), and a west-northwestward or northwestward motion is expected through Monday.

Tropical Depression No. 19, forecasted to become a tropical storm by Saturday.

Tropical Depression No. 19. Forecast to become a tropical storm

  Phase 3 guidelines released

Governor Edwards has announced the guidelines for Phase 3 of COVID-19 safety protocols in Louisiana.

First responders find body in Miss. River believed to be that of teen who fell into water

First responders have found a body in the Mississippi River believed to be that of a teenager who fell into the river while fishing Thursday, Sept. 10.

Louisiana advancing to Phase 3 of Coronavirus recovery

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BRPD identify pedestrian killed in hit and run near N Foster Drive; Investigators need help finding driver responsible

Officials with the Baton Rouge Police Department have identified the pedestrian killed following a hit and run in the 4500 block of Elm Drive.

Sterling judgment fails to pass

The East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council voted Wednesday, Sept. 9 on a $5 million judgment for the family of Alton Sterling in a wrongful death civil suit.

REPORT: LHSAA exec. committee unanimously approves start of contact drills, official kickoff date for high school football

The LHSAA executive committee has unanimously approved a plan to move forward with football contact drills and its season, Robin Fanbrough with The Advocate reported.

Metro council makes decision on Sterling family civil suit judgment

The city, the Baton Rouge Police Department, and its insurance company, former police chief, Carl Dabadie, and both officers involved in the shooting are all named in the suit.

Second arrest made in fatal La Annie Drive shooting

Authorities with the Baton Rouge Police Department say they have made a second arrest in connection with a fatal shooting that happened on Aug. 6 on La Annie Drive.

1 more death attributed to Hurricane Laura, bringing total to 20

The Louisiana Department of Health on Thursday, Sept. 3 verifies two additional deaths tied to Hurricane Laura, bringing the state’s current death toll to 20.

2 more deaths attributed to Hurricane Laura, bringing total to 19

The Louisiana Department of Health on Wednesday verifies two additional deaths tied to Hurricane Laura, bringing the state’s current death toll to 19.

Alleged Trader Joe’s parking lot shooter released from prison

Jace Boyd, the man accused of shooting and killing Danny Buckley in a Trader Joe’s parking lot, has been released from the East Baton Rouge Prison after posting a $300,000 bail.

LSU reports 366 positive COVID-19 cases during first weekly briefing

LSU Interim President Tom Galligan held the first weekly coronavirus briefing with members of the media Wednesday, Sept. 2.

2 more deaths attributed to Hurricane Laura, bringing total to 17

The Louisiana Department of Health on Wednesday verifies two additional deaths tied to Hurricane Laura, bringing the state’s current death toll to 17.

2 arrested after 19-year-old killed in robbery attempt on Delaware Street

Two people have been arrested in connection with a robbery attempt that resulted in a 19-year-old male being shot and killed.

2 arrested in connection with deadly shooting on Jefferson Hwy.

Two people in Mississippi have now been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting that happened at an apartment complex on Jefferson Highway back on Aug. 21.

Tropical Storm Laura 1 p.m. update - Thursday, Aug. 27

The following information on Tropical Storm Laura is from the National Hurricane Center.

BRPD: Man arrested in connection with fatal shooting in Trader Joe’s parking lot on Saturday

Authorities with the Baton Rouge Police Department say they have arrested Jace Boyd, 24, on charges of second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon.

Hurricane Laura 10 a.m. forecast update - Thursday, Aug. 27

The following information on Hurricane Laura is from the National Hurricane Center.

Tornado Warning issued for northern Tangipahoa Parish until 10:15 a.m.

Tornado Warning issued for parts of northern Tangipahoa Parish until 10:15 a.m.

Hurricane Laura downgraded to Category 1 Storm

As of the 9 AM National Hurricane Center advisory, Hurricane Laura has been downgraded to a Category 1 Hurricane. Laura will continue to weaken as it moves towards the NNE over the next few hours.

  WATCH: Hurricane Laura weakens after slamming Gulf coast

The latest advisories on Laura.

Hurricane Laura 7 a.m. forecast update - Thursday, Aug. 27

The following information on Hurricane Laura is from the National Hurricane Center.

Hurricane Laura 10 p.m. forecast update - Wednesday, Aug. 26

The following information on Hurricane Laura is from the National Hurricane Center.

Hurricane Laura 7 p.m. forecast update - Wednesday, Aug. 26

The following information on Hurricane Laura is from the National Hurricane Center.

Laura 4 p.m. forecast update - Wednesday, Aug. 26

The following information on Laura is from the National Hurricane Center.

  Gov. Edwards extends Phase Two of reopening

The governor made the announcement during a news conference Wednesday morning as the state prepared for the arrival of Hurricane Laura.

Hurricane Laura upgraded to Cat. 4

Hurricane Laura has become a Cat. 4 storm.

  Laura 10 a.m. forecast update - Wednesday, Aug. 26

The following information on Laura is from the National Hurricane Center.