Baton Rouge judge to speak at Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline luncheon

Juvenile Court Judge Gail Grover of the 19th Judicial District will speak at the Volunteers In Public Schools’ “Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline” on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

Holden community reacts to loss of 16-year-old student-athlete

Baton Rouge funeral home to honor late Kobe Bryant by sending memorial book to his widow, surviving children

  Community meeting called over ExxonMobil fire; lawmaker to decide on introducing new legislation about safety concerns

  WAFB’s Scottie Hunter among 7 honored for community service

  Mid City Gras makes big splash for parade-goers.

Krewe of King Arthur unveils float honoring Nancy Parker

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  Firefighters host gumbo fundraiser for new equipment

  Volunteers spend Saturday cleaning up Baton Rouge graffiti

  Mardi Gras parades held Saturday in BR, Baker

  Despite Exxon saying alerts were sent during fire, many residents never received them

  30th year for Attic, Trash, and Treasure sale to donate proceeds to non-profits

IT’S OFFICIAL! Baton Rouge Zoo names new baby giraffe ‘Burreaux’ after public contest

Fall in love with the new heART Trail

Hearts of all different sizes now decorate portions of the sidewalk in downtown Baton Rouge to mark the path for the heART Trail.

Where you can get your taxes done for free around Baton Rouge

Eligible candidates can schedule an appointment by using the phone numbers listed.

Special box, app designed by doctor at Our Lady of the Lake helps heart failure patients live their best lives

Thinking outside the box comes naturally to Dr. Kenny Civello. But, it’s what he’s putting in some boxes that helps patients diagnosed with heart failure.

Poor showing at metro council previews uphill contract battle for prison’s private healthcare vendor

The meeting was an indicator that the company in charge of healthcare operation at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison may not have the backing from council members it needs to be awarded a new contract with the city-parish when the current one expires.

  Barn Hill Preserve owner speaks about rescuing animals from Australia’s brush fires

  Southern University A&M College: A light of hope for African Americans post-Reconstruction

SHOWCASING LOUISIANA: Junk King

Cristo Rey Baton Rouge to host open house

  Zachary Councilman Lael Montgomery holds rally to call for resignation of principal following teacher arrest

  Georgetown descendant, SU alumna to present on GU272 Memory Project

  Voice concerns, form better relationships with officers at Mayor Broome’s BRPD tour

East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is kicking off her first Baton Rouge Police Department Precinct Tour.

  Coach says teen killed outside mall was a hard worker, great kid

Gyron LeBeuf was an aspiring athlete and musician. He played basketball on Jabar Triplett’s BREC league team since he was 11.

  Krewe of Mutts brings in big crowd

The Krewe of Mutts parade has been held annually for more than 20 years.

President Trump’s plan to end Israeli–Palestinian conflict sparks demonstration in Baton Rouge

Dozens voiced their concerns in the streets of Baton Rouge Saturday, Feb. 8.

  History made in north Baton Rouge with inaugural Krewe of Oshun parade

The Inaugural 2020 Krewe of Oshun Parade & Festival was billed as the perfect time for people to come together and enjoy all the history and culture this community has to offer.

  More than 250 guests attend special needs prom sponsored by Tim Tebow Foundation

In Ascension Parish Friday night (Feb. 7), a lot of people got to take part in an unforgettable prom night.

  USS Kidd to be drydocked for maintenance

The USS Kidd is due for some maintenance. The ship has been in Baton Rouge 38 years, and of course has seen some wear and tear in that time.

  Runnels announces closure of high school

Runnels School announced Friday, Feb. 7 its high school division will close at the end of the current school year. The school says the decision was made unanimously by the Runnels Board of Trustees due to insufficient enrollment for the upcoming school year.

  Southern University celebrates Black History Month with film festival, summit

Southern University is hosting several events in recognition of Black History Month.

  Lease signed for long-anticipated Bridge Center mental health facility

The 30-bed clinic could end up treating as many as 5,000 residents a year who are facing a mental health or substance abuse crisis.

Southern Lab hosting first-ever esports event to raise funds

Students interested in competing in Madden 20 can register here.

  Picture travels miles after 2019 tornado; social media post looks to reunite it with owner

If a broken piece of an old grandfather clock could tell the Rollins family anything, it might be that time can mean healing.

  Louisiana author, musician serenades patients at children’s hospital

Louisiana author and musician Marc Broussard joined Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser Thursday, Feb. 6 for a sing-along and reading with patients at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital.

Celebrating Black History event to pay tribute to Sadie Roberts-Joseph

A special event will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 18 to honor the legacy left behind by Sadie Roberts-Joseph.

  WAFB’s Donna Britt to be inducted into Manship School Hall of Fame at 2020 gala

Former WAFB anchor, Donna Britt, is set to be inducted into the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication Hall of Fame. Three others will also be inducted at the ceremony, which will be held March 30.

  SHOWCASING LOUISIANA: The Little BIG Cup in Arnaudville is serving up a serious po-boy

Only about 1,000 people live in the town of Arnaudville, and yet these days, it has become a bit of a tourist destination. Visitors from all over the world are visiting Acadiana to sink their teeth in something... sinful.

  An inside look at the legacy of Sadie Roberts-Joseph

Jason Roberts talks candidly about the legacy left behind by his mother Sadie Roberts Joseph, who was tragically murdered in 2019.

  Firefighters climb steps of La. capitol to raise awareness about cancer

It’s National Cancer Awareness Day, and firefighters from across Louisiana spent the morning (Feb. 4) climbing the stairs of the state capitol.

If Astrological Signs Were Southern: Are you a crawfish, gator, or cicada?

Everyone knows the astrological signs: Aries, Gemini, Taurus, Pisces, etc. But what if they were southern?

  Tiger fans help kick off LSU baseball season at Baseball Fan Fest

There’s no one more hyped than an LSU sports fan, and Tiger fans were definitely excited during LSU’s Baseball Fan Fest at Alex Box Stadium.

  Crawfish prices dip as season ramps up

There might not be any Saints in the Super Bowl, but the next best thing in south Louisiana is crawfish.

  IBM hosting job fair in Baton Rouge Saturday, Feb. 1

IBM is holding a job fair Saturday, Feb. 1 in Baton Rouge to fill openings for experienced and emerging information technology professionals at its flagship Client Innovation Center downtown.

Human Jukebox releases busy Mardi Gras schedule of performances

Eight different parades this year will feature the Human Jukebox.

  2nd Annual Gumbo Run brings fun to Scotlandville

Proceeds from the race go towards supporting the Academies of Finance, Health Science and Information Technology. The money goes towards professional development for teachers, supplies for students, and work-based learning initiatives inclusive of internships.

NEED TO KNOW: Council declares new regulations for Carnival season

Council members passed several changes to Carnival rules during the meeting on Thursday

  SHOWCASING LOUISIANA: Southern Lotus Lion Dance Association

Lion dancing is becoming more popular across the United States. There’s a group in Baton Rouge that's well-known for its lion dancing talents, and demand for their shows is booming.

Louisiana school makes 300 Valentines cards for troops overseas

Ashley Hatcher's class at Maurepas High School took part in the Baton Rouge Soldier Outreach Program's Valentine initiative.

West Feliciana honors its first responders

Dozens of businesses and several volunteers helped give back to first reponders.

Balloon release to be held for man killed in drag racing crash

Friends and family of Deondrick Rudd have planned a balloon release at the spot where he killed while riding his bike.

  Kobe Bryant remembered by those playing pickup basketball across Baton Rouge Monday

The news of Kobe Bryant’s death is hitting close to home for basketball fans around the globe, and in Baton Rouge.

2 La. musicians, band director honored at 2020 Grammy Awards

The 62nd Grammy Awards ceremony was held in Los Angeles Sunday, Jan. 26, and three people from Louisiana were honored, two of which took home awards.

#TeamHolly raises over $320,000 in memory of Holly Clegg

A group of organizers and family members of famed Baton Rouge food writer Holly Clegg raised $328,000 in her memory to benefit cancer research.

  Billboards honoring late Kobe Bryant pop up in Baton Rouge

The Baton Rouge community is remembering the star athlete with billboards that have popped up across the city.

  Baton Rouge student heads to Hollywood

The Grammy’s might have happened hundreds of miles away from Baton Rouge, but a local high school teen was in the mix.

  Clinton celebrates Carnival season with 15th annual parade

Folks in Clinton celebrated the Mardi Gras season with their 15th annual Family and Friends Parade on Saturday, Jan. 25.

  Hundreds attend annual Life March South in downtown Baton Rouge Saturday

The annual Life March South was held Saturday, Jan. 25 in downtown Baton Rouge.

  Funeral for longtime councilwoman Lorri Burgess to be held this Saturday

Funeral arrangements have now been announced for Lorri Burgess, a longtime member of the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council, who passed away peacefully after a brief battle with cancer on Jan. 15.

  NYX to honor Nancy Parker with new playground and signature throw

This weekend the Krewe of NYX will celebrate the opening of an all-inclusive playground meant to benefit children with disabilities. The playground will also honor Nancy Parker who was to serve as the krewe’s grand marshal this year.

Mickey Smith Jr. wins GRAMMY Museum’s Music Educator Award

Maplewood Middle School music teacher Mickey Smith has received a national honor.

  Lion dance entertains Baton Rouge students ahead of Chinese New Year

The performance was a part of the school's Chinese culture celebration, and 2020 is the year of the rat.

Bacchus and Orpheus to parade down shorter routes this Mardi Gras

The Krewes of Bacchus and Orpheus made small changes to their parade routes this year.

La. officials gather at the White House to discuss Opportunity Zones

Various officials from Louisiana gathered at the White House Thursday, Jan. 23 to discuss Opportunity Zones. Specifically, the ways Louisiana officials can better partner with federal officials to use Opportunity Zones to benefit residents in the state.

  Daycare surprises soldier returning from Middle East as he picks up his 5-year-old daughter

Robbie Martin got quite the surprise Thursday afternoon.

  Money from ‘big’ fundraisers moving too slow; wildlife carers in desperate need of supplies

Despite a global push to donate money for much-needed medical supplies, carers on the ground and on the frontlines of the fight against mass extinction haven’t seen a dime.

Former BREC commissioner to be inducted into Parks and Rec. Hall of Fame

Breeden’s family and friends will be in attendance as the LPRA honors his life’s work.

  Dixie Brewing Company re-opens doors for the first time since Pre-Katrina

Dixie Brewing Company re-opens in New Orleans East this weekend after being shut down since pre-Katrina.

  SHOWCASING LOUISIANA: Mushroom Maggie’s Farm

There are few ingredients as versatile, or as misunderstood, as the mushroom. Love or hate them, mushrooms can be used as a vessel for a dish’s flavor or stand out on their own as the star.

  Member of Central Park Five celebrates MLK Day at LSU

The celebrations in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. continued Tuesday night (Jan. 21) at LSU.

  Iberville Parish’s youngest council member attends first meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 21 was a big day for a young trailblazer in Iberville Parish. The youngest council member in the history of the parish attended his first meeting.

LSU linebacker Jacob Phillips to sign autographs at Dick’s Sporting Goods Wednesday

To celebrate LSU’s recent national championship win over Clemson, linebacker Jacob Phillips will be signing autographs for fans Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Mayor’s free Fitness Stroll now rescheduled after being canceled due to severe weather

The mayor’s community-wide, free Fitness Stroll event, which was originally scheduled for Jan. 11, but was canceled due to severe weather, has now been rescheduled.

VIDEO: Audubon Zoo welcomes two new lion cubs

The Audubon Zoo welcomed two cute lion clubs this week. They were born on Saturday (Jan. 11).

  LSU holds events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this week

Events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will continue this week on the LSU campus.

  BlueCross BlueShield volunteers pack 40,000 meals for MLK Day

More than 250 BlueCross BlueShield employee volunteers (“Team Blue”) packed around 40,000 meals for capital area residents facing food insecurity on MLK Day.

  Thousands volunteer by picking up trash, painting murals for MLK Walls Project

Volunteers helped pick up trash and paint an old building, all in an effort to revitalize parts of north Baton Rouge.

  Special MLK Day ceremony held at OLOL

Employees at Our Lady of the Lake honored Dr. King with a ceremony Monday afternoon (Jan. 20). It was the tenth year the hospital hosted a program.

  Spanish Town flamingos land at University Lake

The feeling of Mardi Gras is right around the corner.

  NAACP hosts peace march to honor lives lost to violence

Temperatures outside were a little cool on Monday, but that didn't stop the celebrations on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.