Zeta destroyed some City Park oaks, but spared the centuries-old giants

  Gov. Edwards sign 34 bills into law

YMCA in north Baton Rouge looking to bridge health gaps among lower income people

  Power restoration could take up to a week for those affected by Zeta

UPDATE: Man identified in South Mississippi Hurricane Zeta death

FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Road Closures/Lane Shifts

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Remains of Walker man reported missing summer of 2019 found in Tangipahoa Parish

  Come November, St. Francisville will elect new mayor for first time in more than three decades

  Residents in south Lafourche Parish pick up the damage from Hurricane Zeta

  BR church working to help first responders displaced by yet another hurricane

  LSU Athletics laying off employees amid COVID-19 pandemic

  Gov. Reeves tours Zeta damage in South Mississippi, thanks first responders

CRIME STOPPERS: Woman wanted on aggravated battery charge

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently asking for the public’s help finding a woman wanted for aggravated battery.

  Emergency SNAP benefits extended through November for La. families

DCFS announced Thursday, Oct. 29 that Louisiana families receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits who do not already get the maximum amount will receive emergency allotments through November bringing them up the maximum amount.

  WATCH: Timelapse captures eerily calm eye of Zeta moving over NOLA

About halfway through the video, the eye passes over, revealing a stunning pink-orange sunset.

LSUPD searching for person reportedly involved in sexual battery on campus

The LSU Police Department is currently asking for the public’s help finding a person reportedly involved in a sexual battery that happened on LSU’s campus.

  Gov. Edwards to discuss, tour Hurricane Zeta damage

Cleanup begins in St. Bernard Parish as workers assess damage

  EBR schools transitioning from grab-n-go meals to delivery service for students learning virtually

Louisiana in a race against time to restore power to election facilities ahead of Election Day

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

Crews work to restore power after Zeta damages Gulf Coast

Ohio native and golf legend Jack Nicklaus issues endorsement for President Trump

Jack Nicklaus said he has “learned to look past” President Donald Trump’s tweets while officially endorsing him over Democratic candidate former Vice President Joe Biden.

UPDATED: Entergy reporting more than 400,000 outages across the FOX 8 viewing area

There are many power outages being reported across the FOX 8 viewing area following Hurricane Zeta.

Burrow named FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week after career day

Joe Burrow finished the day with a career-best 406 yards passing and three touchdowns

  Photos, video show damage across the area from Hurricane Zeta

Hurricane Zeta moved into Louisiana as a strong Category 2 with winds at 110 mph and gusts in the 120 mph range.

Mississippi family recounts shooting that took the life of 6-year-old boy

A Mississippi family is mourning the loss of a 6-year-old boy who was shot and killed in Franklin County on Tuesday night.

  First death of Hurricane Zeta reported in New Orleans

Emergency personnel in New Orleans are reporting what appears to be the first death linked to Hurricane Zeta.

  Cars underwater at the Golden Nugget Casino

The first floor of the casino garage is flooded as the storm surge pushes onto land

MLB says Turner violated protocols when he returned to field

Justin Turner violated coronavirus protocols when he celebrated with his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates and he refused instructions from security to leave the field, behavior that Major League Baseball said risked the safety of others.

WATCH: Live storm cameras along the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Nest cameras

  Hurricane Zeta makes landfall in Terrebonne Parish just shy of Cat. 3 strength

As of 4:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, Zeta made landfall near Cocodrie, La. as a Category 2 hurricane with winds of 110 mph.

  Cajun Navy factions say they’re heading to Grand Isle after Hurricane Zeta lashes area

Ahead of the storm making landfall, members of the state’s numerous Cajun Navy factions spent Wednesday making final preparations to assist residents impacted by Zeta.

  Many of Louisiana’s record number of early votes due to mail-in ballots

Early voting in Louisiana is officially over. If you didn’t cast your ballot, you’ll now have to wait until Election Day on Nov. 3.

  La. voters will decide if lawmakers can spend unclaimed property money on Nov. 3

Louisiana voters will get to decide Nov. 3 whether state lawmakers should get to spend money that does not belong to them.

  Police identify man fatally shot on Hollywood Street

Officials have identified a man that was fatally shot in Baton Rouge on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 28.

  Penalties at Play: Millions of dollars flow to nursing homes from fines they have paid for poor care

Every year millions of dollars flow to nursing homes from a fund that is padded with fines collected from long-term care facilities that inspections show have put the health and safety of residents in jeopardy.

Hurricane Zeta: Parish-by-parish info on evacuations, sand bags, etc.

Parish-by-parish information ahead of Zeta

  Alabama lawn mowing man, Rodney Smith Jr., fighting to stay in the U.S.

Rodney Smith Jr., who lives in Huntsville, is known around the country for providing free lawn care service.

Evacuation orders issued in Grand Isle ahead of Hurricane Zeta as community readies for latest storm

A mandatory evacuation order was issued at noon Tuesday, Oct. 27 for Grand Isle. Most island residents are heeding the warning, though some say they will ride Zeta out.

Gov. Edwards vetoes 2 bills authored by Republican lawmakers during second special session

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday, Oct. 27 he vetoed two bills authored by Republican lawmakers during the second special legislative session of 2020.

  Superintendent Col. Kevin Reeves retires from Louisiana State Police, Gov. Edwards announces

Col. Kevin Reeves, the superintendent of Louisiana State Police (LSP), is retiring from the law enforcement agency, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday, Oct. 27.

  HEALTHLINE: Grief Recovery Center in Baton Rouge launches support groups amid pandemic

If you’re feeling some fear or anxiety due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some free resources launched in October could help you cope. One Baton Rouge area organization in particular has shifted gears to meet the needs of the community.

  2 dead, 3 critically injured following police chase that ended in head-on collision

A police chase that started in New Roads has resulted in a deadly wreck.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Law enforcement expert questions police chase that left 2 dead, 3 hurt

Now that two people are dead and several others are badly hurt, a law enforcement expert tells the 9News Investigators a deadly police chase from New Roads to Baton Rouge should have never happened.

Voters in La. wait in line for hours as state sees record early voting turnout

As of Monday, Oct. 26, more than 860,000 voters had already cast a ballot. That’s approximately 300,000 more than the number who voted early in 2016.

  Some LSU students, parents upset after university announces no in-person fall graduation ceremony

More changes are on the way for LSU students due to the ongoing pandemic.

  Residents of Baton Rouge neighborhood concerned after rash of burglaries

Residents living along Kodiak Street in Baton Rouge say they are concerned for their safety after a recent rash of burglaries in the area.

4 reportedly injured in wreck on Miss. River Bridge; I-10 W open

Four people were injured in a wreck on the Mississippi River Bridge Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 27), emergency officials report.

  Some evacuations, state of emergency in New Orleans as Zeta approaches

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell issued an emergency declaration ahead of Hurricane Zeta. The city’s emergency operations center will be activated Wednesday morning at 7 a.m.

BRPD asking for public’s help after woman dies following shooting on Webb Drive

Officials with the Baton Rouge Police Department (BRPD) say they are asking for the public’s help in solving the shooting death of a woman on Webb Drive.

Principal of Liberty Magnet High removed from position

The principal of Liberty Magnet High School has been removed from his role, according to information from Interim Superintendent Adam Smith.

Coast cities issue mandatory harbor evacuations ahead of Zeta

As Hurricane Zeta continues to threaten South Mississippi, harbors across the Coast are issuing evacuation orders.

Pride man dies in motorcycle crash in Livingston Parish

Troopers with Louisiana State Police say they are investigating a motorcycle crash that left a Pride man dead in Livingston Parish.

  2 injured in shooting on I-10 near Dalrymple

Officials with the Baton Rouge Police Department say two people were injured in a shooting on I-10 in Baton Rouge Monday night and ended up near the intersection of Highland Road and State Street.

Cardio at the Pavilion: learn how to eat healthy and exercise

Cardio at the Pavilion’ has been a hit with children and adults of all ages.

  Early voting ends Tuesday

The U.S. presidential election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 3.

  Hurricane Zeta makes landfall in resort zone of Mexico’s Yucatan

Hurricane Zeta has come ashore on the Caribbean coast of the eastern Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, while whipping the resorts around Tulum with rain and wind.

  Barrett confirmed by Senate for Supreme Court, takes oath

Amy Coney Barrett is headed to the Supreme Court. The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee by a 52-48 vote, with Republicans overpowering Democratic opposition a week before Election Day.

Zeta on track to become record-setting 5th named storm landfall for Louisiana

The official forecast calls for Zeta to make landfall over the northern Yucatan Peninsula early Tuesday.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Report shows active hazing investigation at LSU involves alleged alcohol, physical abuse

According to public records requested by the 9News Investigators, one of two recent investigations at LSU is an alleged hazing incident involving Sigma Phi Epsilon.

  Police: Suspect bragged about attacking, robbing man in Tiger Stadium bathroom

LSU officials say a man has been arrested for allegedly attacking and robbing a man in a Tiger Stadium bathroom shortly after the game against South Carolina Saturday, Oct. 24.

  Fired Baton Rouge officer accused of beating LSU student loses appeal

Former Baton Rouge Police Officer Marshall McDermitt will not be reinstated to the force after being caught on camera bloodying an LSU student outside of a Tigerland bar.

  Gov. Edwards suing legislature to defend coronavirus rules

Governor John Bel Edwards is still ignoring a petition from lawmakers that would halt all the state’s COVID-19 rules for a week.

Former Slidell priest accused of child molestation extradited to St. Tammany Parish Jail

Patrick Wattigny was arrested last week in Georgia after a warrant was issued for his arrest for four counts of child molestation.

  Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks asks voters to renew one cent sales tax for roads and jail

Roads in Livingston Parish are currently being overlaid thanks to the last sales tax renewal that is helping fund all road improvements. However, the concern is if the sales tax isn’t renewed then road projects could be wrecked.

  Gov. Edwards urges southeast La. to prepare for winds from Zeta; lawsuit filed in defense of public health emergency

Gov. John Bel Edwards said the state is preparing for impacts from Hurricane Zeta, which will likely make landfall in the southeastern part of the state Wednesday, Oct. 28.

  Plank Road masterplan includes grocery store, affordable housing, community park

Build Baton Rouge has received a $5 million award from JPMorgan Chase’s 2020 AdvancingCities Challenge to fund the Plank Road Masterplan.

  Arrest made in shooting that injured five in Donaldsonville

APSO responded to a shooting in Donaldsonville that injured five.

  Deputies arrest father accused of taking newborn child from La. hospital in backpack

Police said Hargrove left the hospital with his child hidden in a black backpack. The baby was found safe a few hours later.

  Gov. Edwards, Baton Rouge area leaders celebrate completion of I-10 widening project between Highland Road and LA 73

Gov. John Bel Edwards was joined by state and local leaders Monday, Oct. 26 to celebrate the completion of a project to widen a 6.5-mile stretch of I-10 in the Baton Rouge area.

Death in Florida linked to deli meat in multistate listeria outbreak

Infections have been reported in Florida, Massachusetts and New York. A specific type of deli meat and common supplier have not yet been identified.

Annual Cortana Kiwanis Club Christmas parade canceled due to ongoing public health crisis

On Monday, Oct. 26, the Cortana Kiwanis Club and foundation announced that this year’s Christmas parade is canceled due to ongoing public health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gov. Edwards files lawsuit defending his COVID-19 public health emergency proclamation

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced during a news conference Monday, Oct. 26 that his administration is filing a lawsuit in state court defending his COVID-19 public health emergency.

VIDEO: St. John Sheriff: Woman, teenager killed, 2 injured in knife massacre

A St. John Parish woman was killed, and a teenager was injured as she tried to run away during a machete attack inside a LaPlace home.

  Lunch with Coach O: Auburn Preview

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron met with sports journalists via Zoom to recap the Tigers' win over South Carolina and preview the upcoming matchup against Auburn.

‘We hope this is a new start’: 17 inmates baptized at Mississippi jail

“We hope this is a new start and will change the lives of these and many more.”

  Delta debris pickup expanded to include several neighborhoods in EBR

Debris removal crews are expanding operations after collecting nearly 5,000 cubic yards of storm debris generated by Hurricane Delta since Oct. 19.

  Local leaders hope to reduce violent crime in EBR

There have already been more homicides in East Baton Rouge in 2020 than in 2019, with two months still to go in the year.

Saints hold on for divisional win over Panthers

The New Orleans Saints picked up a huge divisional win against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, Oct. 25.