Fall household hazardous materials collection day to be held at LSU Touchdown Village

East Baton Rouge Parish residents can drop off their household hazardous materials for Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day Saturday, Nov. 16.

Salvation Army launches ‘Kettle Pay’ so people can donate digitally

  New Roads mayor declares Nov. 15 Ernest J. Gaines Day

Louisiana and Festivals: A match made in Heaven

  Roleaux Foundation makes donation to animal shelter at Dixon Correctional

  EBRSO major who played pivotal role in capture of Oscar Lozada honored by Belgium

  Baton Rouge business offers community more chances to donate after hosting coat drive for kids

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Donations needed at shelter due cold weather

Residents can apply for Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office’s Christmas Crusade program

  As cold sets in across Baton Rouge, those without a home thankful for shelters

Third-annual Tiger 10k set for Dec. 8

  Non-profit group expanding, needs donations to build homes for veterans

  Old Louisiana State Capitol honors veterans

  LSU holds Veterans Day Roll Call

On Monday, Nov. 11, LSU held its annual Veterans Day Roll Call.

Bike Baton Rouge holding 5th Annual Cranksgiving food drive

Bike Baton Rouge is all set to host its 5th Annual Cranksgiving food drive Sunday, Nov. 17.

  Free flu shot clinics across Louisiana scheduled during November

Have you had your flu shot yet?

Baton Rouge shelter waiving adoption fees during special Veterans Day Event

Companion Animal Alliance will waive adoption fees for veterans and all first responders with valid ID or proof of service.

  Walkers take steps to end hunger

  Gonzales family celebrates long-awaited LSU victory over Alabama during 40-year tailgating party tradition

  Tigers welcomed back to Baton Rouge with cheers, applause after win over Alabama

  Grace Health and Rehab residents create GameDay of their own, and have a favorite LSU player

  Restaurants prep for biggest game of the year

Salvation Army holding Thanksgiving turkey drive for families in need

  Highland Elementary ceremony honors fallen Louisiana WWII soldiers

Several community groups got together to dedicate the magnolia trees that were planted in the early 1950s.

Emerge Center students help create new mural in time for arts festival

Students attending the Emerge Center in Baton Rouge will get creative with a colorful new art piece.

  Knock Knock Children’s Museum making changes to be more inclusive of kids with disabilities

There’s something new and big coming to Baton Rouge’s Knock Knock Children’s Museum.

  Bike Baton Rouge campaigning for new signage on how to pass cyclist

Close calls are a common occurrence for cyclists in Baton Rouge, says Mark Martin, board member of Bike Baton Rouge.

EBRSO explains why several years of hate crime data was withheld from FBI

A spokesperson for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office (EBRSO) explained why the agency did not report data about hate crimes investigated in the parish to the FBI for several years.

  Outstanding Mature Girlz non-profit receives $10k grant from Walmart to help young women develop life skills

A Walmart associate in Central got a big surprise when she got to work Thursday morning: a check for $10,000.

  Mayor Broome announces $15 million grant for Plank to Nicholson bus project

On Thursday, Nov. 7, East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, Capital Area Transit System (CATS), and Build Baton Rouge announced a $15 million discretionary federal grant for the Plank Road to Nicholson Drive Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project.

  Memorial services for famed cookbook author Holly Clegg to be held Thursday

Memorial services for iconic cookbook author Holly Clegg will take place in Dallas Monday, Nov. 4, and Baton Rouge Thursday, Nov. 7.

  SHOWCASING LOUISIANA: Rival coach inspired by student athlete with rare condition

Earlier this year, we introduced you to an amazing Port Allen High School student. Some might say she has a physical disability but she doesn't let it stop her from lviing life with gusto. A viewer saw our original story and shared a special gift from someone with a similar spirit.

  Brusly Elementary comes up with creative way to raise money during Beat Bama Week

Brusly Elementary School has found a unique way to raise money for Beat Bama Week.

President Trump speaks at campaign rally in Monroe

President Donald Trump was in Louisiana Wednesday, Nov. 6 campaigning for gubernatorial candidate, Eddie Rispone.

Livingston Parish Public Schools considering offering girls only auto class

Livingston Parish Public Schools is encouraging female students to consider non-traditional career paths in the automotive industry.

SU hosts ‘Prowl to the Polls’ to encourage students to early vote

Southern University is hosting a few events to encourage students to take advantage of early voting.

  Heart of Louisiana: Tiny Town

The entire village of Mound covers an area of one-half square mile.

Walmart now offering unlimited grocery delivery for yearly fee

Walmart’s unlimited grocery delivery is now coming to Baton Rouge.

20th Mistletoe Market shopping extravaganza scheduled for Nov. 9 & 10

The 20th Mistletoe Market shopping extravaganza is all set to be held at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales Nov. 9 and 10.

Front Yard Bikes creator receives national leadership award

The head of a Baton Rouge nonprofit organization is being recognized for his contributions to the community and his work with at-risk youth.

  The end of daylight saving time means it’s time to check your smoke alarm

As the end of daylight saving time has arrived, the Baton Rouge Fire Department and the American Red Cross say it’s time to check those smoke alarms.

Heart of Louisiana: Castle Trees

A north Louisiana state park has one of the biggest, most unique cypress trees you’ll find anywhere in the state. It’s nicknamed the “castle tree.”

  Polls packed for first day of early voting

There was a big turnout for the first day of early voting Saturday, Nov. 2.

  Living off kindness: Blood transfusions save Baton Rouge child

A story of how blood donations helped keep a young boy alive and proof that donating really does help.

Southern University gears up for 2019 Homecoming weekend

Southern University is welcoming its alumni back to campus for Homecoming 2019.Ahead of the big game against Alabama A&M, there are a number of festivities for students and alumni to attend.

  Holly Clegg, known for popularizing recipes for cancer and diabetes patients, has died

Holly Clegg, a well-known food writer from Baton Rouge, has died after a battle with cancer.

  Local conservation groups and students create new marsh in Prien Lake

Local conservation groups and students teamed up to help rebuild the coastline near Prien Lake.

  Baton Rouge Salvation Army to open cold-weather shelter

As temperatures in the area drop, the Baton Rouge Salvation Army is offering shelter to men on Friday.

  Thousands flock to Bethany Church to hear Kanye West chronicle journey with religion at ‘Sunday Service’

On Friday, Nov. 1 thousands of eager fans showed up to see Grammy award-winning artist Kanye West, perform his ‘Sunday Service’ at Bethany Church in Baton Rouge.

  EBRSO holds annual hunter sight-in program

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is inviting the public to its annual hunter's sight-in program to give hunters a chance to get their rifles zeroed-in before the season opens.

Free cancer screenings Saturday in Gonzales

Detecting cancer early is the most effective way to treat the disease, doctors agree.

Donate your leftover Halloween candy to troops overseas

If you’re wondering what to do with all that Halloween candy your kids got this week, look no further.

  Greater Baton Rouge State Fair to reopen Friday

Organizers of the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair say the gates will be open the evening Tuesday, October 29.

Louisiana hosting 16th annual state book festival Saturday

Louisiana is hosting its annual state book festival celebrating readers and writers for a 16th year in Baton Rouge

  Police on high alert, patrolling streets and giving out candy on Halloween

While your kids dressed up to lurk the streets in search of Halloween candy, first responders were on high alert to keep everyone safe.

  WAFB hunts for the best Halloween costumes in Baton Rouge

WAFB’s Spencer Soicher spent the day finding Baton Rouge’s best costumes.

Babies in the NICU at Ochsner get all dressed up for Halloween

For babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), life can be tough for them and their families, especially during holidays.

Patients at OLOL Children’s Hospital get in on trick-or-treating fun

Everybody is getting in on the trick-or-treating action, even the kids at the brand new Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital.

Brusly mayor says town will change procedure for disposing of deceased animals after complaints

Brusly Mayor Scot Rhodes says changes are being made to the town’s procedure for disposing of animals killed on the roadway.

La Fête des Bayous kicks off festival on Halloween

La Fête des Bayous kicks off on Halloween at the Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Trick-or-treat times and safety tips

It's officially spooky season.

  SHOWCASING LOUISIANA: 13th Gate offers chilling thrills for Halloween

It’s repeatedly ranked one of the scariest haunted houses in the country and a lot goes on behind the scenes at the 13th Gate to make sure guests leave scared.

Baton Rouge first responders decorate Halloween pumpkins to give to sick kids at OLOL Children’s Hospital

A Halloween tradition continued at the brand new Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital Wednesday, Oct. 30.

  Parents give input on new attendance zones in Ascension; one more public meeting scheduled for Wednesday

Tuesday night, Ascension Parish school officials got to hear from parents about how to figure out who will go to the new Bluff Ridge Primary and Bluff Middle schools.

  5-year-old drummer turning heads as he marches in high school band

If you listened to Jeremiah Travis play his snare drum without seeing him in person, you would never know that he is only 5-years-old.

Penny Drive raising money for Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank

Residents have the opportunity to donate to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Nov. 15 through Nov. 22. All proceeds collected will help stock the food bank’s shelves for the upcoming holiday season.

  Breast cancer patient finds ’meaning to life’ after diagnosis 10 days before wedding

Surrounded by friends and family on April 27, 2019, Megan Badon went from a Ms. to a Mrs. However, days before that big day, she felt something strange.

Opening of Ward’s Creek Bridge marks milestone for Health Loop project

The completion of the new bridge is a key part of BREC's planned 13-mile network of trails.

  TRUCE holds neighborhood cleanup in Brookstown

A neighborhood cleanup was held in the Brookstown neighborhood Monday night.

  Renovations made at Magnolia Mound’s Hart House

A ribbon cutting was held Monday, Oct. 28 to reveal improvements and renovations done at Magnolia Mound’s Hart House.

West Baton Rouge animal shelter in need of foster parents, adopters

- An animal shelter in West Baton Rouge Parish says it’s desperately searching for adopters and foster parents for its animals.

Louisiana Department of Education taking applications for high school fifth-year pilot program

A new education initiative aims to provide high school students with real-world training to better their career success after graduation.

BASF awards $10,000 in scholarships to LSU engineering students

Four engineering students attending Louisiana State University recently received $2,500 scholarships from BASF.

  Heart of Louisiana: Zydeco Jam

It’s high energy home-grown music, that grew out of the Cajun Prairie of southwest Louisiana.

Louisiana OKs high school courses for future teachers

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education says the program is called the "Pre-Educator Pathway."

  Baton Rouge non-profit holds vigil for domestic violence victims

Dozens of families gathered at the Word of Faith Christian Church on Woodale Boulevard for a candlelight vigil for victims of domestic violence.

  WATCH: LSU basketball team, parents of late player Wayde Sims receive SEC championship rings

Members of Louisiana State University’s basketball team were presented SEC Championship rings from their 2018-19 regular-season win Saturday, Oct. 26.

  THE HEART OF A TIGER: LSU and Auburn fans meet to honor heart donation

When LSU and Auburn take the field Saturday, Oct. 26, in the stands will be two families that are tied together through a tragic, yet amazing story of sacrifice and life.

As end of hurricane season approaches, preparations at hospitals get underway

As the end of the Atlantic hurricane season draws near, the next round of storm preparedness is just beginning for Baton Rouge General’s emergency coordinator, Alyson Hughes.

  Live After Five postponed due to inclement weather

Organizer with Live After Five have announced due to inclement weather, the concert Friday night (Oct. 25) has been postponed.

  Scotlandville Pre-Engineering Magnet School teachers surprised with new Chromebooks

Three teachers at Scotlandville Pre-Engineering Magnet School got quite the surprise Thursday, Oct. 24 when they were presented with brand new Chromebooks, courtesy of Louisiana Healthcare Connections.