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  GBR Food Bank, National Guard team up for free drive-thru food distribution event Saturday

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and the Louisiana National Guard are working together to host a food distribution event Saturday.

Join Gov. Edwards on Zoom, Facebook to ‘Reimagine Louisiana’ after pandemic

  Drive-thru fundraiser raises about $20k for families of BRPD officers involved in recent shooting

Healthcare professionals, first responders can get free pastalaya Saturday, May 2

Missing Jazz Fest? Find out where you can still get a taste of the festival

Events uncertain at Superdome, Smoothie King Center given calendar and hotel-motel tax hit

2020 Blues Fest canceled; organizers ‘focusing on 2021’

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Salvation Army invites people to join in #GiveFromHomeDay

Voodoo Music + Arts Festival canceled because of coronavirus

  St. Vincent de Paul to serve takeout Easter meals for those in need

  WATCH: Catch Laine Hardy on a 15-stop virtual tour right from your house

Foxhole Fest brings La. talent live to your IG feed

  Mayor Broome expanding youth workforce program

  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.

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

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

PHOTOS: Snoop Dogg DJs in downtown Baton Rouge

  And the winner is...

Manners of the Heart holds annual fundraising gala

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

  BR Crisis Intervention Center celebrates 50 years

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

  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

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.

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.

  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.

BRCC hosting ‘Forensics Experience’ STEM event for high school girls on April 3

Baton Rouge Community College will host a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math event for high school girls on Friday, April 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

  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.

  Where to get ashes on Ash Wednesday

There will be several mass and worship services on Wednesday, Feb. 26 across Baton Rouge where people can receive their ashes.

On a fest full of highly acclaimed artists, one outlaw country band stands out

Dalton Wayne and the Warmadillos are "totally the underdogs."

  Revelers party on Bourbon Street to celebrate Mardi Gras

Way down on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, the good times have been rolling all day long, from people dancing in the middle of the streets to the walking parades and second lines.

  Thousands of revelers attend Mardi Gras Day parade in New Roads

Thousands of revelers gathered on the streets of New Roads on Feb. 25 for the second oldest Mardi Gras Day celebration outside of New Orleans.

  Mamou celebrates Mardi Gras with begging and chicken, not floats and parades

Flashy floats and mardi gras beads are just one way to celebrate Fat Tuesday. In Evangeline Parish, they chase chicken and pigs.

  Morgan City parade goers say they do Mardi Gras the best

There not many places that can throw a parade like the people in Louisiana.

Lundi Gras parades to roll 30 minutes early due to weather

Uptown parades Orpheus and Proteus are set to roll 30 minutes early due to chance of rain tonight.

Chef John Folse’s White Oak Estate & Gardens hosting annual bridal show March 1

Chef John Folse’s White Oak Estate & Gardens is hosting its annual bridal show Sunday, March 1. The event will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

  Endymion ready to roll on a picture-perfect Saturday

Endymion 2020 rolls at 4:15 p.m.

  Revelers prepare for Baton Rouge’s Spanish Town parade

Friday, Feb. 21 was the final day for people in Spanish Town to prepare for their annual Mardi Gras parade, which rolls Saturday at 12 p.m.

  5 Uptown parades mark huge Carnival Friday night

Thousands of Carnival revelers are packing the parade route Uptown and for Ednymion as hundreds of floats are expected to roll over the next 24 hours.

It’s time for Greasing of the Poles on Bourbon Street!

The greasiest Carnival tradition in the New Orleans French Quarter will take center stage Friday morning.

  Baton Rouge area stores running out of king cakes fast as Mardi Gras weekend approaches

If you’re heading out to the parades, you may want to bring a king cake, and local stores are selling out fast.

  Prison reform group to make statement Thursday on deaths in EBR prison

Coalition members will join family members of people who have died in the prison.

Feb. 20 is National Love Your Pet Day!

Pamper your fur babies today.

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

A Baton Rouge funeral home is paying tribute to the late NBA star Kobe Bryant by holding a special ceremony open to the public on Feb. 24.

  Mardi Gras parades held Saturday in BR, Baker

It was a day full of parades in East Baton Rouge Parish Saturday, Feb. 15.

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

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

Cristo Rey Baton Rouge to host open house

At Cristo Rey, students are able to work five days a month to fund the majority of their tuition.

  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.

  Southern University celebrates Black History Month with film festival, summit

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

Southern Lab hosting first-ever esports event to raise funds

Students interested in competing in Madden 20 can register here.

  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

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.

  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.

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.

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.

  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.

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.

  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.

  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.

  Volunteers get their hands dirty during MLK service event with Front Yard Bikes

Volunteers were getting their hands dirty over at Front Yard Bikes on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

  Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with acts of service

Instead of taking a day off, in honor of a civil rights icon, many people around the Baton Rouge area are celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with acts of services.

  Louisana Marathon runners finish strong

Thousands of runners will participate in the Louisiana Marathon, which will be held Friday, Jan. 17 through Sunday, Jan. 19.

  LSU Tiger fans celebrate championship win with parade

There was not a dull moment as Tiger fans celebrated the team’s College Football Playoff National Championship win at a parade held Saturday, Jan. 18.

  Volunteers, community leaders come together for annual Walls Project for MLK Day

A part of north Baton Rouge is getting a little makeover thanks to some hardworking volunteers.

  Kangaroo yoga held in Baton Rouge to support Australia wildfire relief effort

On Friday, Jan. 17, people got the chance to take part in yoga with baby kangaroos.

  LSU fans in Baton Rouge get their picture taken with national championship trophy

Lots of LSU fans in Baton Rouge took advantage of a photo opp with the national championship trophy.

The Who, Stevie Nicks, Lizzo among the 2020 Jazz Festival line up

Nearly 500,000 celebrated the 50th anniversary of the festival last year.

Lyft donating to Carley McCord scholarship fund for every ride taken during LSU championship parade

In honor of Carley McCord, the sports journalist who was killed in a small plane crash in Lafayette on Dec. 28, 2019 while on the way to the Peach Bowl, Lyft is donating to a scholarship fund created after her death for every ride taken during LSU’s championship victory parade.