Arc Baton Rouge opening new headquarters in August

The Arc Baton Rouge showed off some new space Wednesday, May 22.

Louisiana flood recovery deal scrapped, amid conflict claims

‘You’ll get it tomorrow’: FedEx driver finds snake on doorstep

Louisiana teen gets life in stepfather’s slaying

Officials purchase sandbag machine to help with ‘major flooding event’ in Assumption

False River reopens ahead of Memorial Day weekend

WANTED: Woman allegedly stole over $700 in vodka, toilet paper

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Worker killed while repairing Atchafalaya Basin

Louisiana bill would set up veteran-owned business database

Woman who walked 6 miles to work at Walmart will receive car after officer’s story goes viral

Alabama House passes ‘born alive’ abortion bill

  Driver facing DWI, vehicular homicide charges in fatal head-on crash

Jalynn’s Jeans: Caddo Magnet High student fights homelessness

Teachers unions speak out about alleged sexual misconduct, toxic culture involving McKinley high principal

Representatives with the Louisiana Association of Educators (LAE) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) spoke out Tuesday afternoon with complaints against the principal of McKinley High School.

Registration open for BREC 2019 Summer Camps

For decades, BREC’s Summer Camps have been an inclusive, family tradition in East Baton Rouge Parish.

  LSU advances to second round of SEC Tournament with win over South Carolina

LSU withstood an early barrage of runs by South Carolina to advance to the second round of the SEC Tournament with a win in a game that lasted past midnight.

Doctor to pay $118K to settle claims of improper Medicare billing practices

The physician operates clinics in Texarkana and New Boston

Louisiana’s Gyth Rigdon named runner up in ‘The Voice’ singing competition

Sulphur Police arrest 5 accused of having inappropriate relationships with juvenile

Fake tickets to Woodlawn High graduation possibly sold to unsuspecting parents, loved ones

  BILL WATCH 2019: What’s what during the 2019 Louisiana Legislative Regular Session

  Sports betting bill advances in state capitol

Louisiana’s proposed ‘pink tax’ break closer to gaining final approval

  Those for and against abortion speak out as Senate passes bill to ban procedure in La.

Democrat State Representative Katrina Jackson spoke at the capitol Tuesday, May 21 about why she stands with the Senate as they passed House Bill 425, also known as the Love Life Amendment. The amendment would remove language from the state’s constitution securing the right to abortion.

  Parts of Assumption Parish could see flood waters for another month

Roads and highways are covered with water, and now, the flooding is threatening homes in Assumption Parish.

Alabama senator introduces bill to repeal abortion ban

An Alabama state senator has introduced a bill that would repeal the abortion ban passed through the Alabama legislature just last week.

Louisiana: Anti-abortion constitutional language nears OK

Louisiana lawmakers have taken another step in efforts to chip away at abortion rights, nearing final passage of a bill that would ask voters to rewrite the state constitution to ensure it offers no protections for the procedure

BRPD motorcycle officer injured in wreck on Nicholson

An officer with the Baton Rouge Police Department was involved in a wreck Tuesday, May 21.

  Attorneys: Ohio State needs to reveal who knew about abuse

Administrators at Ohio State University should release the names of all coaches, trainers and personnel who knew of but failed to act on complaints about a now-dead team doctor who sexually abused male students for nearly two decades, said attorneys for some of the victims.

Thousands sign petition to make Danny Devito next Wolverine

Lots of folks are getting a good laugh at signing a petition to make Danny Devito the next Wolverine.

$9 minimum wage for Louisiana workers shelved, lacking votes

A New Orleans senator has scrapped his bid to raise Louisiana's minimum wage, saying he doesn't have the votes for passage

  Gulf Coast Brotherhood Ride honors Zachary ‘double hero’

On Tuesday, May 21, dozens of bikers from across the Gulf Coast rode into Zachary honoring first responders who have lost their lives.

Mississippi police officer charged with murdering woman

An Oxford police officer was arrested after a woman was killed Sunday.

  La. governor pushes for extra $18M in budget for early education

Governor John Bel Edwards is trying to get more money for early education added into the state budget.

  New memorial at capitol dedicated to guardsmen who have lost their lives serving the country

In the shadow of the capitol Tuesday, the state dedicated a new memorial to national guardsmen who have lost their lives serving the country.

Bill that would allow La. farmers to grow hemp heads to Senate

A bill that would allow Louisiana farmers to grow hemp just cleared its largest hurdle Tuesday morning.

  Impairment suspected in second fatal Livingston Parish wreck

Louisiana State Police has confirmed a second fatal wreck Tuesday afternoon in Livingston Parish.

Louisiana House votes for secrecy of execution drug supplier

House lawmakers have voted to shield the identity of the drug supplier for Louisiana's executions

  ’Moonwalker Mike’ overcomes incredible obstacles and graduates from Nicholls State

"Moonwalker" Mike Allen, a young man with special needs from Ascension Parish, graduated from Nicholls State University’s Bridge to Independence Program.

‘Sesame Street’ introduces Karli, a Muppet in foster care

The new character is named “Karli,” and is a yellow-haired friend of Elmo's who introduces viewers to the concept of “for-now parents."

Louisiana’s ‘Obamacare’ replacement bill sparks arguments

Political bickering between Louisiana's governor and attorney general over potential fallout from a lawsuit seeking to overturn the Affordable Care Act spilled into a House committee

Credit union launches #MayWePayYourMortgage contest

Neighbors Federal Credit Union has announced its 4th annual May We Pay Your Mortgage contest.

Gov. Edwards launches task force to protect Louisianans with preexisting conditions

On Tuesday, May 21, Governor John Bel Edwards issued an executive order launching the Protecting Health Coverage in Louisiana Task Force after efforts to have protections offered to Louisianans with preexisting conditions repealed.

  Proposed bill could reduce incarcerated children across state

A proposed bill swiftly making its way through the State Legislature could soon reduce the number of juveniles placed in youth detention centers across Louisiana.

BRG, Rouses to host free health event in Ascension Parish

Baton Rouge General and Rouses Market offer a free health event on Friday, May 25 from 3 to 6 p.m. in Ascension Parish.

Sulphur man sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping two Texas girls in 2017

Sulphur man Terry Miles was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for the 2017 kidnapping of two girls from Round Rock, Texas, in 2017, a Texas TV station is reporting.

All lanes open on I-10 after 18-wheeler overturns; no injuries

There were no other vehicles involved, according to police, and the driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured.

Paranormal TV show ‘Ghosts of Morgan City’ to premiere in June

Morgan City and the surrounding area will serve as the setting for a new paranormal-themed reality TV show entitled "Ghosts of Morgan City."

  OUR TURN: SU Baseball

Congrats to the Southern Jags Baseball Team on bringing home the SWAC tournament championship trophy this weekend!

  ‘Stranger Things’: New Coke, from 1985, to make comeback on TV show

Season 3 of the show will take place in the summer of 1985, when Coca-Cola changed its formula for Coke. New Coke was considered one of the biggest marketing blunders of all time.

LSU faces South Carolina in the first round of the SEC Tourney

No. 5 seed LSU will face No. 12 seed South Carolina in the first round of the SEC Baseball Tournament Tuesday night.

Mayor’s Office: New Alabama abortion law costs B’ham two IT companies

A spokesman for Mayor Randall Woodfin confirms that the mayor told Diane McWhorter in a story for CNN that the new state abortion bill has cost the city two information technology companies.

  Another fraternity chapter closed at LSU after hazing investigation

Details were limited, but the national organization closed the doors of its LSU chapter after an investigation into hazing activities.

Pro-life, pro-choice groups to meet at Capitol ahead of Tuesday abortion debates

A pro-life press conference will be held at the Capitol at noon

New Orleans storyteller Ronnie Virgets dies at 77

Virgets passed away Monday night at the Ormond Nursing Home in Destrehan.

Official: Technical issues caused Medicaid claim ID issue

An official with the Louisiana Medicaid MCO Association says technical glitches were to blame for the payment of $10 million in Medicaid claims that didn't adhere to a new state law requiring certain tracking numbers

  Bill to exempt diapers, feminine hygiene products from sales tax one step from law

Lawmakers at the capitol approved a bill that would exempt things like diapers and feminine products from state sales taxing.

  Tickets, where to park, what to bring to Bayou Country Superfest

Bayou Country Superfest is returning to Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge Memorial Day weekend (May 25 and 26).

Women’s clothing chain Dressbarn to close all its 650 stores

The company's chief financial officer, Steven Taylor, said Dressbarn has not been operating at an "acceptable level of profitability in today's retail environment."

  North Carolina class teaches kids as young as six how to use guns

The children spend four hours, both in classroom time, and shooting.

30 years later, “Steel Magnolias” still drawing fans to Natchitoches

You can catch it Tuesday, Wednesday in Bossier City, Shreveport, Longview

  Area law enforcement visit neighborhood to curb violence ahead of summer

Police say they have seen a recent uptick in violence in the 70802 zip code and tell us timing is everything. As kids get out for summer, now is the crucial window to cut off potential crimes before they happen.

  GRAPHIC: Dog survives alligator attack in SC family’s backyard

A Horry County family is counting their blessings after their dog survived an alligator attack, right in their own backyard.

Miss. River breaks record for number of days at or above flood stage

The City of Baton Rouge established a new record Monday with respect to the Mississippi River. May 20 marked 136 consecutive days with the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge at or above flood stage.

Bid to rework Louisiana property tax break falls short

An industry-backed effort to lessen local government decision-making authority over a lucrative Louisiana property tax program for manufacturers failed to win House support

  Gas tax hike dead in state legislature

Baton Rouge Republican Rep. Steve Carter shelved his bill that would have raised the gas tax by 18 cents over the next 12 years on Monday, May 20.

More details released about slain Auburn officer, suspect

The names of an Auburn police officer who was shot and killed Sunday night, as well as two other officers who were injured, are being released.

  French Settlement still celebrating American Idol winner Laine Hardy

When Laine Hardy was named winner of American Idol, the small town of French Settlement went wild.

  Summer programs from 100 Black Men of Baton Rouge aim to educate kids, teens

One of the city’s largest mentor programs, 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge, was the subject of Monday’s Press Club meeting.

Whole Foods to ban plastic straws and use smaller produce bags

Whole Foods will launch several initiatives to use less plastic, which includes getting rid of plastic straws and using smaller produce bags.

Senate overwhelmingly backs pay raises for Louisiana judges

Louisiana's senators have agreed to a plan that could give the state's judges annual pay hikes of 2.5% for the next five years

Covington teen sentenced to life for the 2016 murder of his stepfather

Daniel Hamilton was 16 years old when investigators say he shot his stepfather in the head while he was eating dinner in their Covington home.

  Lawmakers aim to raise smoking age in La., but with exception for military, first responders, law enforcement

At the capitol Monday, May 20, a House committee approved a plan that would raise the smoking age from 18 to 21.

Louisiana House seeking to cover more children in Medicaid

House lawmakers are proposing to expand Louisiana's Medicaid program to include more children with disabilities whose parents make too much money to qualify under current eligibility criteria

Big Brother returns June 25

Big Brother returns with a two-night premiere event Tuesday, June 25 and Wednesday, June 26.

Several doctors, employees at BR pain management clinic involved in Medicare fraud schemes

A Baton Rouge doctor has been sentenced to prison for his role in a scheme to defraud Medicare and other health insurers.

University Laboratory School senior appointed to U.S. Air Force Academy

A Baton Rouge student officials accepted his appointment to the United States Air Force Academy May 17 at the school’s 2019 graduation ceremony.

Trendon Watford commits to Will Wade and the Tigers

Watford is the No. 4 ranked power forward and 17th overall prospect in the nation according to 247 Sports.

Prairieville man arrested for road rage after allegedly flashing weapon

A Prairieville man was arrested in connection to a road rage incident on Saturday, according to the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Guilty pleas in caging, beating, abuse of autistic woman

A husband and wife charged with violently abusing a young autistic woman in Louisiana and forcing her to live in an outdoor cage have pleaded guilty to multiple crimes in federal court.

  Tree traps Shreveport couple in their home

It happened on Highway 1, in north Shreveport.