The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has received federal approval to begin virtual Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) operations in 23 parishes severely affected by the winter storms on Feb. 15-18, 2021.
Sixteen horse and rider pairs gallop through clouds of dust every Tuesday night in BREC’s Shady Park. To the kids, the Youth Riders is about more than waving flags, adrenaline, and flashy cowboy clothes.
The pandemic, brought unexpected misfortunes to families across Louisiana. And with some families not having the money to host Easter celebrations, St. Vincent de Paul stepped in, like they always do, to lend a hand
“The idea came to me while preparing dinner. I ignored the thought for a few weeks, but the inspiration didn’t die. I had created something I wanted to share and hoped others would enjoy it as much as I did,” Franklin says.
Quinton Triplett went to the levee underneath the Mississippi River Bridge in downtown Baton Rouge Saturday, March 20 to create some videos to post to his social media accounts to promote his upcoming gospel rap album.
Sheriff Bobby Webre committed $10,000 as part of a cooperative endeavor agreement with Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers to continue assisting and utilizing the anonymous tip line to help solve crimes in Ascension Parish.
The East Baton Rouge Office of the Public Defender (OPDBR) has issued a statement in response to recent allegations of misconduct in the narcotics division of the Baton Rouge Police Department (BRPD) saying its attorneys are “profoundly alarmed.”
East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced her office is launching the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) to help provide financial relief to landlords and renters who have been impacted during the pandemic.
At Beauvior Park tucked away by the Perkins overpass, folks were quick to buy their tickets. The venue sold out within a couple hours, then sold out again after expanding their attendance under phase 3 guidelines
Baton Rouge General is partnering with Life Share to hos blood drives throughout the Baton Rouge area this week (Monday, Feb. 22 through Friday, Feb. 26) to help alleviate the blood shortage across Louisiana caused by the winter weather last week.
A Livingston man who brought joy to hundreds, if not thousands of children in south Louisiana over the years by dressing up as Santa Claus, has passed away after a three-week coronavirus-related hospitalization.
Edouard’s story would have been lost to time, just like those of millions of other faceless slaves had Congress not agreed to offer pensions to blacks who could prove they fought for the Union during the war.
Churches in the Baton Rouge area are offering several options for people to receive the ritual of ashes Wednesday, Feb. 17 as the area experiences its third day of freezing temperatures, and preventing the spread of the coronavirus remains a top priority.
Just about one year ago, the first suspected cases of a dubious foreign virus were detected in Louisiana. Since then, over 400,000 Louisianans have contracted COVID-19, while over 9,000 others have lost their lives.