Assumption Parish authorities warn residents of phone scam

Authorities in Assumption Parish are warning residents to be aware of a phone scam.

  Iberville Parish’s youngest council member to attend first meeting

  LSU holds events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this week

  Wildlife authorities to stock rainbow trout in community ponds

8 suspects wanted in counterfeit currency cases in East Baton Rouge Parish

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Winter temps will escape as storm system moves in

FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Road Closures/Lane Shifts

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Krystal files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

  Increased security expected at Lee High following possible gun threat

Man suffering from gunshot wounds ‘put out’ of vehicle near OLOL

A timeline of the 2020 gun-rights rally in Richmond

  BlueCross BlueShield volunteers pack 40,000 meals for MLK Day

  Thousands volunteer by picking up trash, painting murals for MLK Walls Project

  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.

Zulu, Endymion change parade route for Mardi Gras due to Hard Rock collapse

The Krewe of Zulu announced its route change due to the Hard Rock construction site collapse on Sunday (Jan. 19).

Leak causing low pressure for Gonzales residents now fixed, city says

A leak causing low water pressure for some Gonzales residents has now been fixed, city officials say.

  NAACP hosts peace march to honor lives lost to violence

  Man killed in shooting on West Brookstown Drive

16-year-old special needs patient dies in Jefferson Parish custody

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

  Watching Your Wallet: How to become a 401(k) millionaire

Former Capital One branch on Government Street sells for $1.1M

  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.

Top 16 compete for the Louisiana State Pinball Championship

The top 16 players from all across Louisiana competed for the opportunity to play in the National Pinball Championship. This year, the National Championship is held in Denver.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Winter returning; light freeze Tuesday

Prepare for a cold night and a light freeze Tuesday morning.

  New timeline for Hard Rock demoliton worries business owners

More unease from French Quarter business owners just days after the City announced its plan to implode the Hard Rock collapse site.

  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.

JPSO investigating death of 16-year-old while in custody

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 16-year-old who died while in custody Sunday afternoon.

Man booked after housing 33 dogs in ‘horrid’ conditions, investigators say

Deputies charged Thomas West, 50, with 33 counts of animal cruelty after 33 dogs were discovered at his residence being housed in “horrid” conditions.

More LSU students crowned champions after Esports team dominates tournament in New York

LSU’s competitive gaming team is bringing home medals after winning the Electronic Gaming Federation (EGF) Power Five Esports Invitational in New York.

  WATCH: Heartwarming proposal at Louisiana Marathon finish line captured on video

For Morgan Pittman, 27, crossing the finish line at the Louisiana Marathon was made even more special when her boyfriend, Chase Poche’, dropped down on one knee and proposed to her.

Family, friends remember ‘5th Ward Weebie’ at memorial service

A long line of friends, family members, and New Orleanians showed up to the Mahalia Jackson Theater to pay their respects.

Burrow on NFL Draft: ‘Whoever wants to pay me money’

With a historic season of broken records and trophies behind him, Joe Burrow has his eyes set on the 2020 NFL Draft.

  Next U.S. Navy aircraft carrier to be named after African American Pearl Harbor hero

The next aircraft carrier to be built won't be named for a president, but instead the grandson of slaves and a son of sharecroppers.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Temps take a nosedive

We will continue to see below-normal temperatures through much of the week.

  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.

  Body recovered from submerged vehicle after 14-hour operation in Livingston Parish

Eugene Duplessis’ body was recovered along with his vehicle after a 14-hour search of the Old River in Maurepas, Louisiana State Police investigators said.

  One critical after shooting in Baker

First responders transported one person from a scene on Davis Street in Baker to be treated for gunshot wounds.

Arrest warrant rescinded for Odell Beckham Jr. in rear-slapping incident

Beckham's attorney said the security officer involved does not wish to pursue charges

Residents voice concerns and relief over city’s plan to implode Hard Rock

On Friday the city announced it would go ahead with a planned demolition of the Hard Rock site in mid-March

  LSU Tigers celebrate national championship win with parade, fanfare

The LSU football team celebrated with the Baton Rouge community with a parade and much fanfare after the team’s national championship game win.

  Prince Harry, Meghan to give up ‘royal highness’ titles

Meghan and Harry are no longer working members of the British royal family.

Missing, endangered 12-year-old boy found safe, Memphis police say

Tavier Bell was last seen Friday around 6 p.m. on Oakmont Place near Vollintine Avenue.

Site approval to be considered for potential development of $600 million dollar casino

The Mississippi Gaming Commission will discuss the stretch of land that could potentially house a new casino resort.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cold front to bring rain and colder temperatures

Scattered rain showers will be possible through the morning and afternoon hours.

  President Trump congratulates LSU’s football team on national title during White House visit

The LSU Tigers met President Donald Trump as part of the team’s victory celebration at the White House on Friday, Jan. 17.

  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.

Win a coveted life-size Coach O cutout by telling Raising Cane’s why you love the Tigers

In his latest post, Graves says he’ll be giving out three cutouts.

  Video of LSU players dancing to ‘Get The Gat’ at White House goes viral

A video has gone viral just hours after the LSU national championship team’s visit to the White House. on Jan. 17.

  LSU tight end Thaddeus Moss becomes 9th Tiger to declare for NFL draft

LSU redshirt junior tight end announced Friday, Jan. 17 that he has declared for the 2020 NFL draft.

  LSU to hold make-up classes after canceling two days of class for national championship game

LSU officials say the university is holding two Saturday make-up classes after canceling two days of class for the national championship.

  LSU fans offered opportunity to take photos with Coaches’ Trophy

The AFCA Coaches’ Trophy - Presented by: Amway was in the WAFB studios Friday afternoon but LSU fans will get a chance to see it up close and personal for themselves.

  LSU linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson declares for NFL draft

In his tweet, Chaisson thanked Coaches Ed Orgeron, coaching staff, his teammates, and the fans.

  Matthew Naquin withdraws appeal, will begin serving prison sentence for LSU hazing death

Matthew Naquin, the former LSU student found guilty of negligent homicide in the 2017 hazing death of Phi Delta Theta pledge Maxwell Gruver, will now start serving his prison sentence after dropping an appeal in exchange for one of his lesser charges being dismissed.

Mayor: New Orleans will now implode Hard Rock collapse site

The Hard Rock Hotel will now be imploded later this year after the decided city to take it down with conventional demolition, Mayor LaToya Cantrell said.

  Teen accused of causing fiery fatal crash after ‘God told him to kill himself’ being sent back to mental facility until next court date

Jack Jordan, the teen accused of causing a fiery car wreck that left one woman dead after “God told him to kill himself” is now being sent back to a mental health facility until his next court appearance.

  Surveillance video captures moment EF-2 tornado rips through S.C. high school

Cameras captured the moment the tornado ripped through North Central High School, causing major damage.

  Sheriff: Man accused of shooting Miss. postal worker now in federal custody

The shooting suspect has been identified.

Police: Man killed in Addis while working on vehicle

A man was killed in Addis on Jan. 17 while he was working on his car, police say.

  ARRESTED: Man accused of armed robbery of medication, money turns himself in

A man wanted for armed robbery back in December 2019 had turned himself to authorities Thursday evening.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Dry and cloudy Friday morning

You won’t need an umbrella today, but you will likely need it tomorrow.

Southern University grievance committee broke state law when handling grade fraud allegations, appellate court ruling affirms

An appellate court affirmed a lower court decision that Southern University’s grievance committee broke Louisiana’s open meetings law.

Oyster fisherman sue feds over opening of Bonnet Carre Spillway

A group of oyster fishermen in St. Bernard Parish wants the U.S. government to compensate them for opening the Bonnet Carre Spillway. They say it’s the Army Corp of Engineer’s fault their oysters died and their reefs were damaged.

  LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda officially named new Baylor head coach

Baylor University has officially named LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda as its next head coach.

Arrest warrant issued for OBJ following alleged contact with security guard at Superdome

OBJ is facing a charge of simple battery.

  BBB: Be wary of scams while donating after fires in Australia

CBS News is reporting that nearly 28 million acres have burned because of bush fires across Australia; that covers an area almost the size of Louisiana.

  75-year-old man accused of molestation of 6-year-old girl

A 75-year-old man is now behind bars after allegedly molesting a 6-year-old girl.

Defendant gets second shot to suppress confession in Zachary firefighter’s killing

Attorney’s representing a man accused of killing Zachary reserve officer Chris Lawton will get another chance to request a judge throw out a confession he made to investigators.

  Multiple departments respond to second alarm fire on E Coliseum

Crews with multiple fire departments responded to a house fire on E Coliseum Avenue Thursday night.

  BESE begins process to find new state superintendent

A work group, which will consist of of four BESE members, was approved during a board meeting to handle the process of selecting a new superintendent.

  All of Us Research Program makes stops in Baton Rouge

There’s no doubt that medical research saves lives, but there’s a problem with much of the data that scientists use: it doesn’t include enough information from minorities.

  It’s official: Panthers hire Joe Brady as youngest offensive coordinator in NFL

Brady will work under the Panthers’ new head coach, Matt Rhule.

  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 INVESTIGATORS: Pediatrician accused of exposing himself to women resigns from Denham Springs PD, also asked to resign from state boards

A pediatrician out of Livingston Parish accused of exposing himself to multiple women also previously worked with the Denham Springs Police Department, the 9News Investigators have learned.

  Arrest made in deadly Pocahontas Street shooting

Detectives are investigating a deadly shooting that happened on Pocahontas Street early Saturday.

MS Lottery Corporation issues warning after player receives email with fake lottery win

The corporation said on Twitter that you will never receive an e-mail from them notifying you of a win.

WANTED: Man wanted for punching woman during domestic dispute

The Baton Rouge Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a man wanted on domestic abuse charges.

  Family, friends remember Lorri Burgess as ‘progressive’ and ‘one of the greatest public servants’

Former East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Councilwoman Lorri Burgess has died, Mayor Sharon Weston Broome.

  Ascension Parish crews focus on cleaning up trash, asking for your help

When public works crews in Ascension Parish are not cutting grass along the roads, they will now be picking up trash.