• Reason to Smile

  92-year old bikes 92-miles for birthday

Ducote says it’s not just the start or the finish or the medals that makes getting on his bike everyday so special.
  • LSU

Joe Burrow announces Hunger Relief Fund with Athens food pantry

Bengals quarterback and No. 1 overall draft pick Joe Burrow announced a partnership with the Athens County Food Pantry on Thursday to kick off the Joe Burrow Hunger Relief Fund.
  • Reason to Smile

  Project LOVE initiative asks people to send letters to veterans during COVID-19

The state’s office of veteran affairs is launching Project LOVE, an initiative to show veterans love and support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Reason to Smile

  Hoping to give kids a better memory of 2020, Front Yard Bikes gives 100+ kids brand new bikes

More than 100 children across Baton Rouge have received a brand new bike courtesy of Front Yard Bikes, a non-profit that focuses on teaching kids how to work on and build their own bikes.
  • Reason to Smile

La. Dept. of Veterans Affairs launches letter-writing program to help support vets during pandemic

The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs (LDVA) is launching a letter writing program to show support to veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Reason to Smile

Wallet returned 6 years after being lost becomes message of hope

A seemingly insignificant gesture that inspires hope and joy is almost never fully appreciated in the moment. In the moment, it just seems like the right thing to do.
  • Business

Todd Graves to help restaurants struggling due to pandemic in new TV show

Raising Cane’s founder and CEO Todd Graves will star in an upcoming docuseries Restaurant Recovery in which he will help restaurants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Coronavirus

  Local artist helps raise money for OLOLCH through live painting

A local artist used his skills to host a live fundraiser for Our Lady of the Lake Children's Health.
  • Community

Rescue Alliance hosting drive-thru emergency pet food giveaway in Denham Springs

The organization will be hosting the drive-thru food bank at Agape Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 20.
  • Reason to Smile

  BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo extends 50-cent admission hours in June

The special offer is to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Baton Rouge Zoo.
  • Coronavirus

'I’m a survivor’-Woman survives heart surgery, brain tumor, COVID-19

Malinda Nettle is one of the recent survivors of COVID-19 at Marrero Healthcare Center.
  • Events

  Daughter of BRPD corporal hosts lemonade stand fundraiser

All proceeds will go to the families of Lt. Glen Dale Hutto Jr. and Cpl. Derrick Maglone.
  • Community

  Community steps up: Save rate, fostering efforts increase at Companion Animal Alliance

Hundreds have stepped up to foster and adopt pets during the pandemic.
  • Louisiana Recovers

  Ochsner marks more than 10 days in a row ventilator-free for COVID-19 patients

Ochsner Baton Rouge is celebrating today (June 9) because the hospital just marked 250 consecutive hours without a COVID-19 patient on a ventilator.
  • Reason to Smile

  Volunteer-staffed Zachary Food Pantry serves double the clients despite fewer team members

Since the initial stay at home orders issued by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, the food pantry has seen nearly double the number of clients needing food.
  • Reason to Smile

Baton Rouge Gallery working with local artists to feature over 60 original artworks on face masks

The Baton Rouge Gallery is partnering with over 60 of its member artists to feature their original works on face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Reason to Smile

Man stops to help mom, daughter with flat tire near Baton Rouge, makes two new friends

His random act of kindness is getting praise all across social media.
  • Louisiana Recovers

  Mother who contracted COVID-19 just days after giving birth released from hospital 52 days later

After 52 days at Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, Stephanie Melancon, 41, was released May 29 to a hallway lined with staff celebrating her release.
  • Reason to Smile

History-making SpaceX-NASA launch

Two U.S. astronauts are set to take a historic flight into space, the only question now is whether the weather will cooperate.
  • Coronavirus

  Baton Rouge General says thank you, sends off 100+ medical sailors with second line parade

The staff at Baton Rouge General (BRG) said goodbye to more than 100 sailors Friday, May 29 with a true Louisiana sendoff: a second line parade.


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