Louisiana Rising: Songs From Home to air statewide, commercial free

WAFB and its sister stations in Louisiana will broadcast a series of statewide virtual concerts.

Baton Rouge Blues Festival to launch online music sessions in April

  There are job opportunities in the Baton Rouge area during the pandemic, BRAC says

Neighborhood grows its solidarity with quarantine challenge

  BRG Infection Preventionist answers COVID-19 FAQ

Louisianans always find a #ReasonToSmile; what’s yours?

Being a mom in the medical field during the coronavirus pandemic

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  Local hotelier offers free hotel rooms for healthcare workers

  Non-profit extends free meals for children to seven days a week

La. professor goes 3D in effort to help health workers get protective gear

  Cajun Navy hosting drive-thru crawfish boil fundraiser for BRG, Beer Garden staff

Same day, no-contact grocery delivery available in Baton Rouge

4 COVID-19 cases reported by LSU, officials report

Take a free virtual 3D tour of this World War II destroyer and help keep it afloat with donations

Museum officials say the tour is especially of interest to history buffs and World War II enthusiasts, and serves as a great way for teachers to organize digital “field trips.”

Donations being accepted for coronavirus relief

The Baton Rouge Area Foundation is accepting donations that will aid nonprofits on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

  Allergy vs. COVID-19 symptoms; what symptoms to look out for

Some people may be at home wondering whether they have allergies, the flu or the novel coronavirus. They key differences are in the symptoms.

  ‘Stay at home’ order issued by Gov. Edwards takes effect

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has issued a statewide “stay at home” order, with a few exceptions, effective at 5 p.m. Monday, March 23, because of the threat of the novel coronavirus.

  Transplant patient and retiree launch #MilesApartCloseAtHeart campaign to stop coronavirus spread

  Church leaders find ways to reach church members

  BR vet clinic gets creative to serve pets and protect their owners

Hotlines for recovery community during coronavirus pandemic

Baton Rouge restaurant using take out profits to pay employees

Faced with homeschooling for the first time? Not sure where to start?

  Ascension business owners, local restaurants prepare for impact to bottom line

Governor John Bel Edwards says dining rooms in restaurants will be shut down by midnight on Monday, March 16 as the government leads efforts to try and stop the spread of COVID-19.

  Mayor Broome slams weekend block parties, ask community members to follow guidance amid pandemic

East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome lashed out at those who ignored social distancing standards set forth by Governor John Bel Edwards and federal health officials.

Recovering deputy still made arrest after being shot

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards asked for prayers for a deputy recovering after being shot Monday, March 16.

  Sen. Cassidy on coronavirus: Take this seriously

Cassidy called coronavirus a “sucker-punch” and said people should take it seriously and heed officials’ warnings.

Families adjusting after closures amid coronavirus pandemic

It was a tough week for families as concerns about COVID-19, commonly called the coronavirus, grew.

‘We’re all in this together,’ Coach O says in COVID-19 PSA

Louisiana State University football coach Ed Orgeron joined state officials in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Heroic fisherman is reunited with puppies

We’re all in need of a good story right now, so what could scratch that itch better than a bunch of puppies.

Odell S. Williams African-American Museum receives big donation from Dept. of Corrections inmates

Just weeks after being vandalized for the second time, the Odell S. Williams African-American Museum received a huge donation from Louisiana Department of Corrections (DOC) inmates.

  SHOWCASING LOUISIANA: You’ve got to try this ‘cue

At Cou-Yon’s in Port Allen, they do a little bit of everything, and the lines get long quickly.

OLOLCH presents 10th Annual ‘Driving The Future’

It’s time for the annual ‘Driving The Future’ fundraiser for Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health!2020 marks the 10th annual year for the event.

  Heart of Louisiana: Bayou Eagles

One of the hottest eagle viewing spots is in Western Terrebonne Parish near the town of Gibson.

  Circles + Scissors: Louisiana mom teaches new way to wash hands

As the global outbreak of COVID-19 puts a renewed focus on hand washing, a Baton Rouge mother says her routine at the sink is more important than ever.

  Mayor Broome expanding youth workforce program

Mayor Broome is hoping to double participation numbers in a program to give area youth part-time jobs.

  Donna Britt inducted into LAB Hall of Fame

Longtime WAFB anchor, Donna Britt, was among four people inducted in the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame Tuesday, March 10.

  Best friends celebrate 91 years sharing life’s ups and downs

Fay Patt and Ray Haynes are best friends who have shared everything for more than 90 years.

  State leaders, Coach Orgeron join Gov. Edwards for prayer breakfast

Governor John Bel Edwards hosted state government, business, and community leaders for the 56th Louisiana Governor’s Prayer Breakfast March 10.

  Central public servant, Clifton ‘Clif’ Russell Richardson, dies from heart attack

Clifton “Clif” Russell Richardson, a dedicated public servant in Central, died Friday, March 6 from a heart attack in his sleep. He was also battling cancer (multiple myeloma). He was 75-years-old.

  BRPD offers Equalizer Women’s Self Defense class

The Equalizer Women's Self-defense Program empowers women to recognize and avoid violent situations.

SU Lab 8th grader advances to NBA 2k20 semifinals

An eighth-grade gamer at Southern Lab has advanced to the semifinals of the HSEL Winter Open Playoffs.

  Runnels announces closure of elementary, middle school

Just over a month after announcing the closure of the high school, Runnels School officials announced they will also be closing the middle school and elementary at the end of the 2019-20 school year.

Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers offering discount code for safe rides home on St. Patrick’s Day

Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers is once again partnering with Lyft to offer people a safe ride home on St. Patrick’s Day.

CANCELED: Celebrate Easter at John Folse’s brunch buffet

Chef John Folse will host his annual Easter Buffet at White Oak Estate & Garden for families.

Central Private holding volleyball tournament to raise money for bulletproof vests for officers

The Central Private Student Council is hosting a memorial volleyball tournament to show support for law enforcement officers, honor fallen officers, and raise money to buy Angel Armor bulletproof vests for officers in the area.

Baton Rouge duo won’t let SXSW cancelation stop their tour

Molly Taylor and Denton Hatcher are packing their bags and heading to Austin, despite the city's concerns over coronavirus.

PHOTOS: Snoop Dogg DJs in downtown Baton Rouge

Both events were put on by St. Patrick's Day parade grand marshal, Todd Graves.

Two dogs killed, resident in wheelchair saved from Brogdon Lane apartment fire

Two dogs died during an apartment fire in the 12820 block of Brogdon Lane Saturday, March 7.

Wayde Sims remembered at LSU basketball Senior Tribute day

While the seniors celebrated their many wins and successes earned over the years, they took time to remember what they lost along the way.

  And the winner is...

Runners lined up in downtown Baton Rouge during the early morning on Saturday, March 7.

Flock to Spanish Town once again for annual neighborhood yard sale

People will flock to Spanish Town once again, but this time the flamingos will mark the sign of a yard sale rather than a parade.

Manners of the Heart holds annual fundraising gala

Friday night (March 6), a lot of people in Baton Rouge got to celebrate a group that hopes to teach young people manners.

  Inner Wheel Club hosts 30th Anniversary Attic Trash & Treasure Sale at new location

The 2020 Attic Trash & Treasure Sale organized by the Inner Wheel Club of Baton Rouge will take place March 6, 7 and 8 at a new location.

Battle OCR to debut at South La. Family Festival

The South Louisiana Family Festival will take place at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales between March 6-7.

  Changes coming to Catholic masses in Baton Rouge amid coronavirus concerns

Bishop Michael Gerard Duca announced Thursday, March 5 the Diocese of Baton Rouge will implement some changes to Catholic masses out of concern for the coronavirus.

Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless receives $250k grant to build tiny home community for homeless

The Capital Are Alliance for the Homeless is getting a $250,000 Community Development Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to create a tiny home community for homeless individuals.

  BR Crisis Intervention Center celebrates 50 years

BRCIC has been providing suicide prevention, survivor support, and educational resources for 50 years.

  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.

Baton Rouge teen co-designs world’s first luggage for space travel

Alyssa Carson, the world's youngest astronaut, has co-designed the world's first space travel luggage.

  SHOWCASING LOUISIANA: Baton Rouge woman makes stunning displays out of balloons

One Baton Rogue woman whose spirit radiates through the vibrant and quirky art she taught herself to create has blossomed into a successful business. It all started as community service, but that service is now rewarding her beyond her wildest dreams.

  Trisha Yearwood to perform with Baton Rouge Symphony this weekend

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

SU Lab Esports hosting crawfish boil fundraiser

The Esports team at Southern Lab is hosting their first ever fundraising event.

  Blues Fest 2020 lineup announced

This year's Blues Fest will take place on April 18 and 19 at Repentance Park and Galvez Plaza in downtown Baton Rouge

  Emile the crawfish pardoned by La. lieutenant governor as season ramps up

Emile the crawfish has been granted an official pardon by Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board.

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo now a sensory friendly facility

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo has now partnered with KultureCity to make sure all of its programs and events are sensory inclusive.

  Woman pardoned by President Trump in 2018 talks criminal justice reform in Baton Rouge

A criminal justice reform advocate spoke Tuesday, March 3 in Baton Rouge.

  SU Law Center launches mental health app for students

The Southern University Law Center (SULC) has launched a mental health app for students called META. The teletherapy app offers mobile counseling services to students so they can gain easy access to mental health providers.

  Livingston Parish woman wins big on ‘The Price is Right’

The third time turned out to be the charm for a Livingston Parish woman who won thousands of dollars on the March 3 episode of the CBS daytime game show, The Price is Right.

Bringing tiki to Baton Rouge one handcrafted mug at a time

A self-proclaimed tiki addict is finally bringing his coast-to-coast creations to his home town at a special event.

BRCC free adult education classes begin Monday

Baton Rouge Community College will offer an adult education class in the Gardere area of Baton Rouge beginning on March 2.

Louisiana restaurants host 'Give Back Day’ for Nick Tullier

Several restaurants in south Louisiana will be donating 15 percent of their profits on Monday, March 2 to East Baton Rouge sheriff’s deputy Nick Tullier.

Clear up traffic charges at Traffic Bench Warrant Resolution Day

Officials want to reduce the number of outstanding traffic warrants across the parish and eliminate the fear of being arrested for not appearing in court.

Funeral services announced for Baton Rouge blues legend Henry Gray

Public viewing will take place Monday and Tuesday for the beloved blues musician.

Young LSU fan stoked after directing band at basketball game

Hundreds of WAFB’s viewers brought a smile to 7-year-old Caylix Kallhoff’s face by sharing a video of him conducting LSU’s band at a women’s basketball game earlier in the week.

Livingston teens celebrated for rescuing elderly driver from sinking car

Teenagers, Tristian Hilbun, 17, and Sadie Forbes, 16, are praised for rescuing an elderly driver from her sinking car.

  Hundreds pour into downtown Baton Rouge for 2020 Race for the Cure

To make a donation on behalf of a registered individual or a team, click the link in the story.

Odell Beckham Jr. jokes about leaving football after learning of Tony Romo’s rumored contract

Cleveland Browns wide receiver and former LSU star Odell Beckham joked about leaving football to become a television sports announcer after reports circulated suggesting Tony Romo will earn $17 million per season as an NFL television announcer for CBS.

  Baton Rouge mother, daughter celebrate Leap Day birthdays together

Leap Day only comes around once every four years.

  Weather looks picture perfect for Race For the Cure on Feb. 29

The weather looks beautiful for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in downtown Baton Rouge on Saturday, Feb. 29.

  Zachary Police Department to remember fallen hero Christopher Lawton on Feb. 27

The Zachary Police Department will be hosting an event to remember fallen officer Christopher Lawton on Feb. 27.