More than 400 to receive degrees from Southern University Friday

More than 400 students are set to receive degrees from Southern University Friday, Dec. 13.

Seniors invited to free holiday lunch from Humana

Port Allen’s Christmas on Court Street kicks off Friday

BRBT presents The Nutcracker - A Tale from the Bayou

  SHOWCASING LOUISIANA: Inside Mimosa Handcrafted jewelry

  Residents fed up with illegal dumping of tires, but new program could help

  Organization uses mobile pantry to give food to those who need it the most

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  OLOL Children’s Hospital Deck The Halls donation drive begins

  Country music network Circle to launch with 16 shows, including ‘Opry Live’

  What’s next for St. George?

  WAFB’s Carmen Poe, Mykal Vincent win 5th Annual Lip Sync Battle benefiting American Cancer Society

14 La. artists nominated for 21 Grammy awards

  Renowned teenage fiddler to perform in honor of Donna Britt’s service to Salvation Army

Trisha Yearwood to perform with Baton Rouge Symphony in March

Grammy, CMA, and SCM award-winner Trisha Yearwood will be at the Raising Cane's River Center in 2020.

  Family remembers loved one, condemns drunk driving as holiday season approaches

It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but for one Gonzales family, the holiday season is a reminder of one of the darkest moments of their lives. It has been a year to the day since their loved one, Caleb Loots, was killed by an alleged drunk driver.

Why the search for superintendent should matter to more than parents, students

As the search for candidates to replace Warren Drake continues, EBR School Board President Michael Gaudet is reminding residents in the parish that conversations about the search should include everyone, not just parents of students.

Community holds candlelight vigil a year after teen killed by drunk driver in Gonzales

A candlelight vigil was held a year after Caleb Loots, 18, was struck and killed by a drunk driver in Gonzales.

  Parish residents urged to weigh in as search for superintendent of East Baton Rouge schools gets underway

  Team celebration may be short lived but LSU fans party on

Facebook may be pulled into United Cajun Navy hearings; more legal action expected, spokesperson says

Dutchtown grad wins $100k during SEC Championship halftime show

  Tigers welcomed back to Baton Rouge as SEC Champions

  Who has the better tailgating fan base: LSU or Georgia?

  Baton Rouge holds its annual Festival of Lights to ring in holiday season

It’s now officially Christmas in the Capital City after the annual Festival of Lights was held in downtown Baton Rouge, along with the ceremonial lighting of the tree.

  South Baton Rouge Christmas Parade set for Saturday, Dec. 7

The annual South Baton Rouge Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 7.

Ascension Parish partners with Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank for free food distribution

The Ascension Parish government is teaming up with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank for a free food distribution event.

  Spanish Town fights back against package thieves

It seems no neighborhood is safe from package thieves. December is prime time for it, but one neighborhood is fighting back.

What to do this holiday season in Baton Rouge

We’re in the holiday season, and festivities are coming up in Baton Rouge.

  Trust us, Pancakes with Santa is the holiday event you want to be at

The folks over at Barn Hill Preserve are serving up some unique holiday cheer.

LSU Board of Supervisors presentation of ACT scoring changes erupts into conversation about privilege

What was intended to only be an informational conversation on changes coming to ACT scoring quickly became a debate about privilege at LSU’s Board of Supervisors meeting.

  Park Forest choir entertains shoppers at Mall of Louisiana with Christmas caroling

When it comes to getting in the holiday spirit, people at the Mall of Louisiana got a special surprise Thursday night (Dec. 5).

  Santa learns sign language so children hard of hearing can tell him what they want for Christmas

It’s a tradition for children to sit on Santa’s lap and tell them what they’d like for Christmas, but for children who are hearing impaired, it can be very challenging.

SU holds first-ever Christmas tree lighting to kick off holiday season

On Thursday, Dec. 5, Southern University will help usher in the Christmas season.

  Baton Rouge Bishop Michael Duca meets with Pope Francis in Rome

Bishop of Baton Rouge Michael Duca, along with other bishops from Louisiana, met with the Holy Father in Rome Tuesday, Dec. 3.

  Wedding planner worried disavowing of plantation homes as venues could hurt her business

Plantation homes are known for their beautiful grounds, but also for a history of atrocities. Now, the promotion of these relics for weddings is being targeted for glorifying times of slavery.

  Christmas comes early for two elementary schools

Two local schools were chosen out of 50 to receive special Christmas gifts.

  Governor’s Mansion prepares for holiday season

The people at the Governor’s Mansion are getting into the holiday spirit.

Central High seeking parents input on school improvements

School officials and architectural engineers will be on-hand.

  Monroe house ‘Callin’ Baton Rouge’ for the holidays with lights display

Lights strewn around windows, lining the garage doors, and a tree in the front dance in synchronization to southeastern Louisiana’s favorite Garth Brooks song.

  Holiday Lights at Baton Rouge General returns with new event, more lights than ever

Baton Rouge General (BRG) is inviting the community to its annual Holiday Lights at the corner of Bluebonnet Boulevard and Picardy Avenue.

  EBR parents voice opinions on superintendent search; issue of St. George not at forefront of decision

While the search for a new superintendent of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System (EBRPSS) began Tuesday, Dec. 3, a huge challenge is already awaiting whoever takes up the office.

  Heart of Louisiana: Gerstner Field

Army troops began arriving at Gerstner Field in late 1917 to train above the marshes of southwest Louisiana at an airbase that was taken out of service 100 years ago this month.

  GIVING TUESDAY: Find out how to donate to your favorite charities

After surviving the long shopping weekend, it may be time to give a little bit of that shopping haul to those who need it.

Free availability for HIV prevention drug expanded in East Baton Rouge Parish

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Sevices launched a program Tuesday, Dec. 3 which expands free access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). PrEP is a “highly effective” medication that significantly lowers a person’s chance of a person getting HIV if used daily.

LSU’s tree lighting ceremony to be held Tuesday

The purple and gold campus goes red and green Tuesday, Dec. 3.

Santa will be at the lighting of the Gonzales Christmas tree Tuesday

There will be a Christmas tree lighting Tuesday night in Gonzales.

LSU Rural Life Museum to host ‘A Rural Life Christmas’

Ring in the Christmas season with the 19th century Louisiana celebration.

Annual Christmas parade with St. George Fire Department set for two weekends in December

Each year, the St. George Fire Department gives Santa a ride on one of its firetrucks to parade him through the subdivisions of the St. George Fire Protection District.

  Non-profit organization working to keep elderly, veteran, and disabled homeowners in their houses

A housing group is looking to call attention to its work to rebuild Baton Rouge.

Companion Animal Alliance launches Paw Print campaign for holiday season donations

This year for Giving Tuesday, Companion Animal Alliance (CAA) in Baton Rouge is hoping to inspire generosity with a unique honorarium naming campaign.

Organizers to collect donations to buy toys during South Baton Rouge Christmas Parade

The South Baton Rouge Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m.

  Scotlandville man’s job search highlights the challenges senior citizens face looking for work

John Philson, 71, of Scotlandville, La., is retired and is trying to get back into the workforce. With the help of his pastor, he applied to several jobs but has not back from prospective employers.

  Denham Springs student leads fundraiser for track coach battling rare cancer

A Denham Springs student is organizing a fundraiser in hopes of helping her former track coach who is battling cancer.

  BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo to host ZooLights Nov. 29 through Dec. 30

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is all set to open its annual holiday lights display event, ZooLights. The festive trail through the zoo features more than 50 light displays of animals and traditional holiday icons.

  St. Vincent De Paul’s holiday helpers lend a helping hand

Families were able to enjoy a hot meal thanks to generous volunteers.

  Shoppers checking things off their last-minute Thanksgiving Day lists

Many people may have waited until Wednesday night to do some last-minute grocery shopping right before the big meal Thursday. WAFB’s Lester Duhé visited a few hot spots.

  SHOWCASING LOUISIANA: Living the sweet life on a sugarcane farm

It’s all over our part of the south, but how does sugarcane get from the field to your sugar bowl?

  Attorney who played instrumental role in Baton Rouge boycott celebrates 100th birthday

Legendary Baton Rouge attorney, Johnnie Jones, was all dressed up Wednesday night for a special occasion.

  Wife donates kidney to her husband, making it an extra special Thanksgiving

Alexis and Jheremi Durham have been married for ten years. Their bump in the road started about five years ago.

Leadership Livingston Alumni collecting blankets for non-profits

Leadership Livingston Alumni is launching a blanket drive to benefit non-profit organizations in Livingston Parish.

  St. Vincent de Paul hosting 10th Annual Turkey Carving Contest, Thanksgiving meal

As it has done for the last nine years, St. Vincent de Paul is set to host its 10th Annual Turkey Carving Contest. The organization will also host its special Thanksgiving meal Thursday.

Foods to avoid feeding man’s best friend on Thanksgiving

Are table scraps toxic for your pup?

5 pet-friendly Thanksgiving foods

It’s hard not to give our cute furry friends a treat while at the Thanksgiving table. However, it is important to double-check our foods are safe before sharing them. Here are 5 pet-friendly foods to share with your pets!

  St. Vincent de Paul staff and volunteers prepare for annual Thanksgiving meal

Community volunteers will come together to serve a Thanksgiving meal to the poor and homeless at two St. Vincent de Paul locations.

Salvation Army distributing Thanksgiving meals

The Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge is set to host its Thanksgiving Community Outreach Dinner Wednesday, Nov. 27, at which about 3,000 meals will be served in Ascension Parish, as well as multiple locations in East Baton Rouge Parish.

  Is public safety in Port Allen at risk?

It’s a question some in Port Allen have been asking: Is safety in jeopardy?

Sammy’s Grill location closed temporarily; holiday orders to be filled

The Central location of Sammy’s Grill is closed temporarily. The owner tells WAFB’s Scottie Hunter the closure comes as a pipe burst two weeks ago. Management posted to their Facebook page alerting customers to the inconvenience.

HOLIDAY HELPING HANDS: Community asked to donate bikes, toys ahead of Kid’s Christmas event

The 18th annual Kid’s Christmas event is scheduled for Saturday, December 15, and located at the West Feliciana Middle School gym, according to a Monday media release from the West Feliciana Parish. The event starts at 10 a.m.

State museum system looking for public feedback through brief survey

The Louisiana State Museum System is looking for the public's feedback to improve operations.

  Louisiana Parole Project hosts ‘Saints and Second Chances Tailgate Party’

Louisiana Parole Project held a benefit event called “Saints and Second Chances Tailgate Party” on Sunday, Nov. 24.

  Free haircuts, manicures at Boo Milton and Friends Giveback Weekend Food Drive

Boo Milton and his friends were at it again.

Thanksgiving meal giveaway, business owners hope to create tradition of giving back

Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, a group of entrepreneurs is giving back to the Baton Rouge community on Sunday afternoon.

Shaquille O’Neal joins in the revelry in Tiger Stadium for LSU vs. Arkansas

Louisiana State University alumnus Shaquille O’Neal joined in the fun as the Tigers took on the Arkansas Razorbacks Saturday, Nov. 23.

  Better Together hosts Annexation Day in Baton Rouge

A community organization is encouraging residents and business owners to annex into Baton Rouge as St. George plans to incorporate.

  Denham Springs elementary school raising money for new adaptive playground in memory of student

Some kids in Denham Srpings are working hard raising money so every child can play on a new inclusive playground at Gray’s Creek Elementary in Denham Springs.

  FALSE RIVER FISHING CHAMPIONSHIP: Bassmaster Derek Hudnall vs. WAFB’s Liz Koh

Bassmaster Elite Series Angler Derek Hudnall takes on WAFB 9News This Morning Reporter Liz Koh for a grand prize of $100,000 in the False River Fishing Championship in beautiful New Roads.

  LDH hosting free flu shot clinic Friday in Baton Rouge

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is holding a one-day free flu shot clinic Friday, Nov. 22.

9News This Morning Road Trip: New Roads

Missed Road Trip this morning? Catch up on what you missed here.

  STEM academy giving Livonia students a head start on college

Hundreds of high school seniors in Pointe Coupee Parish are getting a head start on their road to college.

Denham Springs school event to raise money for adaptive playground

The school wants to better accommodate its students with disabilities.

  Take a walk through 300 years of Pointe Coupee history

Pointe Coupee is going into its third century of settlement. So how did it all get started, and how can you walk through some of that history?