Area hospitals want to ramp up COVID-19 vaccinations, but the supply allocated is holding them back

Ochsner says they’ve had to cancel appointments for people getting their first dose because of the lack of supply from the federal government.

Arrest made in New Roads homicide investigation

  While state flattens COVID-19 curve, Baton Rouge lags behind

Cell phone video captures moments leading to fatal shooting of Circle K stabbing suspect

Federal government ends benefits program due to state’s improving unemployment rate, LWC says

  Caught on Camera: Man steals chickens from backyard coop in New Orleans

Sheriff: 4 Louisiana girls arrested in connection with fatal attack using stolen knives in a Walmart store

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REPORT: LSU set to hire Vikings DB coach Daronte Jones as new defensive coordinator

Diabetes and COVID-19 Vaccine

50-year-old killed in Zachary shooting, suspect arrested

LSU ranks No. 10 in Baseball America preseason poll

Southern releases 2021 fall football schedule

  Veteran BRPD officer dies of complications from COVID-19, state representative says

  Arrest made in deadly stabbing on Larkspur Avenue

The Baton Rouge Police Department has identified the victim in a stabbing Saturday night.

  Register for Tyrann Mathieu speaking series to curb violence in Louisiana youth

Tyrann Mathieu is giving back to his home state yet again.

  ONE-STOP-SHOP: Stats, links related to COVID-19

This is your one-stop-shop guide to everything you need to know about the impact of COVID-19.

FOUND: 18-year-old reported missing from Bourbon Street

NOPD is asking for help locating Brooke Boquet.

  Belle Rose woman wins WAFB’s ‘Garcia Did My Roof’ contest

LDH launches new anonymous contact tracing app

  Record gun sales reported in 2020, leaving low ammunition & gun supply at local shops

LDH confirmed an outbreak connected to Louisiana Classic Wrestling Tournament

New Orleans native named to EPA position in President Biden’s administration

  Coronavirus vaccine could affect how you donate plasma

BRPD identify two victims killed in Tiger Land overnight

BRPD has identified two victims in a deadly shooting in Tiger Land on January 23.

Supply issues again force delays of Ochsner first dose vaccine appointments

For the second time this month, Ochsner Health announced delaying vaccine appointments citing issues with distribution.

Unrestrained Woman Killed in St. Helena Parish Crash

Unrestrained Woman Killed in St. Helena Parish Crash

BRPD officer involved in shooting on Scenic Highway placed on leave

A suspect was transported to a local hospital and is expected to survive after an officer involved shooting on January 23.

Nonprofits adapting for fundraisers

Nonprofits adapting for fundraisers

  ’Let’s not let up, instead let’s step up’ says Gov. Edwards during news conference on state’s COVID-19 response Friday

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards will hold a news conference Friday, Jan. 22 on the state’s response to continued rising COVID-19 cases, deaths, and hospitalizations.

BRFD investigating arson at vacant home in South Baton Rouge

Fire officials are investigating a suspected case of arson after a house fire in South Baton Rouge early Saturday morning.

Walmart, Sam’s Club stores administering COVID-19 vaccines in Louisiana

Walmart is expanding efforts at the state’s request in administering the COVID-19 vaccine to state-designated priority groups.

  Iberville Volunteer Fire faces staffing shortages

A scary moment for a family in Iberville Parish that could have been prevented if their neighborhood fire station had more man power.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A rainy start to the day with isolated showers expected to linger


  LWC response time slow due to dealing with fraudulent claims

LWC response time slow due to dealing with fraudulent claims

45-year-old pedestrian killed on Airline Highway

Baton Rouge Police Traffic Homicide Detectives are investigating a traffic crash that killed a 45-year-old pedestrian.

  Baton Rouge Blues Festival rescheduled until Fall 2021

Baton Rouge Blues Festival Rescheduled for Fall 2021

Tony Award-winning choreographer Bob Avian dies at 83

Bob Avian died Thursday of cardiac arrest at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

  Biden signs orders on food and unemployment aid as talks start on big aid plan

President Joe Biden wants to get assistance flowing while Congress begins to consider a $1.9 trillion package to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Wildwood transitions to virtual for two weeks due to COVID-19 case

Wildwood Elementary transitions to virtual for two weeks due to COVID-19 case.

BRPD arrest suspect in connection to February 2019 homicide

Baton Rouge Police Detectives have made an arrest in connection to a homicide from February 2019.

  Beloved WAFB anchor Donna Britt passes away

Longtime WAFB anchor Donna Britt, a dedicated journalist and beloved member of the community, has passed away after her courageous battle with ALS. Donna passed away on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021.

NYU student makes website where you can put Bernie Sanders in his mittens at any address

The internet moves fast.

COVID-19 compliance violations found; no one cited

A citation is not the only course of action available to those who enforce the guidelines

Man fatally shot overnight in Livingston Parish

A man was fatally shot in Livingston Parish early Thursday morning, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.

ADORABLE DONNA: WAFB celebrates the life and legacy of Donna Britt

WAFB-TV will be airing a commercial-free hour-long special celebrating the life and legacy of beloved news anchor Donna Britt at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21.

  Shooting near N Foster Drive leads to police pursuit ending in downtown Baton Rouge

A police chase involving multiple police agencies has ended after the suspect vehicle crashed in downtown Baton Rouge.

500-gallon chemical spill prompts Hazmat response on Airline Highway

Air monitors have not detected the chemical in the air outside of the facility.

  Louisiana Department of Education coming out with evaluations on what schools learned during the pandemic, and how they impacted students and teachers

It’s a new year and a fresh start for students, classes seem to be closer to normal, and teachers say they are happy about that.

Gov. Edwards: Donna Britt was ‘master of her craft’ and a ‘brave fighter’

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has expressed his and First Lady Donna Edwards’ sadness in learning the news of the passing of longtime WAFB-TV anchor Donna Britt.

BRPD asking for help locating 19-year-old man wanted for attempted murder

Baton Rouge Police are asking for help locating a 19-year-old man wanted for attempted murder.

Flaring violations at Louisiana-based plants leads to multi-million dollar settlement

Federal agencies allege industrial flares were improperly operated and monitored, leading to “excess” pollution. Certain chemicals identified by the agencies are linked to respiratory illnesses and cancers.

Hard-luck Maryland town gets a $731.1 million Powerball win

The latest jackpot-winning Powerball ticket, worth $731.1 million, was sold in a struggling coal mining town whose biggest previous claim to fame was being the hometown of baseball legend Lefty Grove.

  Officials, community members honor Donna Britt’s legacy

Community members and local officials take the time to honor the legacy of WAFB anchor Donna Britt.

  Authorities investigating deadly shooting on Ozark Street

Authorities say they are investigating a deadly shooting that occurred on Ozark Street on Thursday, Jan. 21.

WAFB employees react to news of Donna Britt’s passing

WAFB employees react to news of Donna Britt’s passing

  Deputies investigating deadly overnight shooting on Sherwood Common Boulevard

Deputies are investigating after a deadly overnight shooting occurred on Sherwood Common Boulevard.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain likely to return today with highs topping out in the low 70’s this afternoon

There's a chance of light showers this afternoon. Rain becomes likely tonight as a cold front moves into our region from the north.

New Orleans area Powerball ticket wins big

No one in Louisiana won the $730 million Powerball top prize in Louisiana on Wednesday night. That went to someone in Maryland.

Pandemic, stimulus checks could impact 2021 tax filing season

What you need to know for the 2021 tax-filing season.

  Millennial Park CEO working with metro council for restaurants to be able to serve alcohol on premises

Many residents spoke out against the issue, citing loud noise and lack of parking.

  President Biden began signing executive orders, one aimed at COVID-19

President Biden didn’t waste a minute before he began signing executive orders, one of which aimed at COVID-19.

  Showcasing Louisiana: Abandoned places

The Violet artist known on the internet as Sweeterdo is in a race against time. He is on the hunt for time capsules in plain sight. Sweeterdo makes art of the things we leave behind.

  Baton Rouge children react to presidential inauguration

Some Baton Rouge schools tuned in to watch the presidential inauguration Wednesday.

  Barber shop normally filled with chatter is quiet as all eyes focus on historic inauguration of Biden, Harris

Barbershops are normally filled with chatter between barbers and clients but one of Louisiana’s oldest barber shops was quiet on Wednesday, Jan. 20 as all eyes were focused on history in the making.

Gov. Edwards attends Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards attended the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Jan. 20.

La. senators react to inauguration of President Joe Biden

Louisiana’s senators, Dr. Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy, have both released statements commenting on the day’s events.

  Baton Rouge native designs VP Kamala Harris’ outfit for Inauguration Day

A Baton Rouge native has a direct connection to the historic swearing-in of America’s first female vice president.

Longtime Amite Fire Chief Bruce Cutrer dies of complications from COVID-19

The longtime fire chief of Tangipahoa Fire District #1 (Amite), Bruce Cutrer, has died of complications from COVID-19, according to Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller.

  Thousands use stimulus checks to buy cars during pandemic

Economists expect Louisianans to spend more on cars than in either of two prior years

Inauguration of Joe Biden as 46th U.S. president

Joe Biden swears the oath of office at noon Wednesday to become the 46th president of the United States.

  WATCH: Southern University’s Human Jukebox Marching Band ‘We Are One’ video

It was a big night for Southern University.

BRPD investigating deadly shooting on N. 23rd Street

Baton Rouge Police Detectives are investigating a shooting that led to the death of a 26-year-old.

Lil Wayne pardoned by Pres. Trump on final day in office

Donald Trump pardoned over 140 people before leaving the White House.

Energizing Louisiana’s economy with clean fuels for a healthy future

Louisiana Clean Fuels is a statewide organization that works to promote alternative fuels as a means of creating a healthier environment and stronger economy.

FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Road Closures/Lane Shifts

Here is a list of current road closures in the area.

  City of Baker forms Task Force to address recent crime in the city

Officials in Baker formed a Mayor’s Task Force on Community Safety Tuesday night, to stop crime before it happens in the area.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: State worker slams continued delays with pending unemployment claims

An employee for the state says the time for patience is over and those in charge need to deliver on unemployment.

Listeria concerns prompt squash recall across multiple states

Pero Family Farms brand squash sold across Louisiana, Florida, Texas, New York, Maine, Georgia, Ohio, Virginia, Alabama, Virginia, and Missouri is under a recall.

Heart of Louisiana: Bamboo reaches far beyond uses imagined

It’s very green, extremely fast growing and it’s gaining in popularity with home gardeners and sustainable manufacturing. That plant is bamboo, and it has found a home in the rolling hills of Washington Parish.

  First state budget draft likely to include cuts to higher education, health care

Gov. John Bel Edwards’s first spending proposal for the coming budget year will likely slash state services to offset a budget hole worth “hundreds of millions,” Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne said.

  LDH calling upon retired medical personnel to volunteer to help state administer COVID-19 vaccine

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is asking people who have retired from the medical field to volunteer to help the state speed up the process of administering the COVID-19 vaccine.