The Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC) held the celebration as its an opportunity for community members to view the newly unveiled master plan for both the park and the Baton Rouge Zoo.
It’s a parent’s worst nightmare. Imagine dropping your child off at the bus stop, see them physically get on the bus, yet they don’t make it to school. That was was the case for one Baton Rouge mother, who says school officials lost track of her 5-year-old son.
A report from NOLA.com identified the pilot of a plane involved in a fatal crash Friday as Franklin J.P. Augustus, self-identified nearly 30 years ago as the “world’s only black civilian air-show acrobatic pilot.” The crash also claimed the life of celebrated and beloved journalist Nancy Parker.
The Boo Milton & Friends All Star Dodgeball Tournament offers 12 teams the chance to compete for $2,000 that will go to the non-profit they’re representing. There’s also a second place prize of $1,000.
There’s a spirit that’s been lingering around the Landry household since the day after Christmas. It’s Ziggy’s spirit. The teen died December 26, 2018 after fighting an aggressive form of leukemia. But this isn’t a story about a young boy whose legacy started after he passed away.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office held its 10th Annual Awards Banquet Thursday, Aug. 15 at Healing Place Church to honor the men and women in the department who have gone above and beyond what’s expected of them.
After uproar came earlier in the week about the East Baton Rouge Parish Library budgeting more than $94,000 for a new OmniGlobe, WAFB obtained the library’s 2018 budget, which contains more head scratching allocations of taxpayer dollars.
A bright spot during Hurricane Barry came during an emergency briefing provided by Ascension Parish leaders. It wasn’t anything officials actually said, but it was the expressive gesturing of sign language interpreter, Ari Latino, that captured everyone’s attention.
Ascension Public Schools held a groundbreaking ceremony for Bluff Ridge Primary on Tuesday, Aug. 13, with plans to have the school ready for the fall of 2020. Bluff Ridge Primary is one of four new schools set to open. Bullion Primary school opened for the 2019-20 school year.
Staff at a shelter in Denham Springs are hoping community members will help foster animals as the facility is forced to reduce the amount of space available to house the animals while renovations continue.
After his beloved dog was snatched and left to die in a stolen truck, David Mohr continues to honor his “Roleaux” through a foundation created to assist in the fostering and adoption of animals that need great forever homes.
Boaters have long shared concerns about the amount of trash and debris floating along the Amite River. On Saturday, August 10 those same boaters joined community members and volunteers to take matters into their own hands.
Ochsner is currently enrolling patients 18 years of age or older with Class II, III, or IV heart failure to participate in what hospital officials say may be one of the largest heart failure medical device trials in the U.S.
All over the country, kids and their parents are setting alarm clocks and packing up for a new school year. For Kennedy Passantino and her mom, Pam, that also means getting back into a well-organized routine.
Summer vacation is over and school is back in session. West Baton Rouge Parish students returned to campus Wednesday, Aug. 7, and East Baton Rouge, Ascension, and Pointe Coupee parishes head back Thursday, Aug. 8.
The beginning of the school year is always hectic, and experts are urging parents not to let their child’s physical and financial health take a backseat to the added responsibilities that are sure to come.
Hospitals in El Paso, Texas are preparing to receive multiple patients injured in a mass shooting at a popular shopping mall. The El Paso police department is asking members of the public in surrounding areas and states schedule a blood donation.
In decades past, heart disease seemed to have a vendetta against a classic type of patient, quietly eating away at its victims as they indulged in their habits. The illness was a serial killer, and the victim was clear: older, male smokers with high cholesterol.
A new pet food that uses technology invented and patented by LSU’s Penning Biomedical Research Center promises to speed metabolism in cats and dogs in order to help them lose weight and live longer lives.