Pedestrian in critical condition after being struck near Siegen Lane

A pedestrian struck near the intersection of Siegen Lane and I-10 was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

Two killed in crash involving overturned vehicle, bicycle on Lobdell Boulevard

Woman charged with assault after allegedly threatening to ‘drag’ teacher at Baton Rouge charter school

Police: 3-year-old boy dies after reported shooting on Birch Street

Man charged after officer discovers inappropriate relationship with teen, alcohol during traffic stop

  NOPD investigating officer involved shooting in the French Quarter

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Dry to start, wet to end this weekend

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Hundreds attend annual Life March South in downtown Baton Rouge Saturday

  Funeral for longtime councilwoman Lorri Burgess to be held this Saturday

  Four railroads reopened after closures Saturday

  Alleged victim, Saints fan reacts to team’s reported role in church sex abuse lawsuit

  Suspect in custody after person found dead in vehicle; victim now identified

La. health officials address spread of new strain of coronavirus

  NYX to honor Nancy Parker with new playground and signature throw

This weekend the Krewe of NYX will celebrate the opening of an all-inclusive playground meant to benefit children with disabilities. The playground will also honor Nancy Parker who was to serve as the krewe’s grand marshal this year.

  LSU Baseball Fan Fest postponed due to rain

LSU Baseball Fan Fest was scheduled to happen on Sunday, Jan. 26 has now been postponed to Saturday, Feb. 1.

  After LSU fan starts GoFundMe to buy Clemson mascot new outfit, money raised will be used to save wild tigers worldwide

After an LSU fan started a GoFundMe to replace a unsightly Clemson mascot, it was revealed the money raised will actually be used to save tigers worldwide and increase wild tiger populations by 2022.

LSU gymnastics defeated in Florida; team earns season high

LSU’s gymnastics team suffered its first loss of the season Friday, Jan. 24. However, the team earned a season high of 197.775.

Mickey Smith Jr. wins GRAMMY Museum’s Music Educator Award

  Accused grandmother abuser back in police custody; DA recommends upgraded charges

Man facing charges after allegedly dragging police officer with vehicle during traffic stop

  Man dies at hospital after injured in shooting off Terrace Avenue

NFL’s Saints seek to shield PR help to church in sex crisis

City Council calls for committee hearing on Hard Rock collapse

  Police: 7-year-old brings unloaded gun on school bus heading to Baker Heights Elementary

Baker police say a 7-year-old who was found with an unloaded gun on a school bus Friday morning.

  Expect road closures at certain railroad crossings in Ascension Parish this week

Officials with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development want to warn drivers of closures at certain railroad crossings from Jan. 21 through Jan. 25.

  Coach O agrees to 6-year, $42 million contract extension

Fresh off of a historic season and a national championship, LSU has rewarded head coach Ed Orgeron with a new contract.

  Lion dance entertains Baton Rouge students ahead of Chinese New Year

The performance was a part of the school's Chinese culture celebration, and 2020 is the year of the rat.

Louisiana first lady, congressman Scalise speak at March for Life rally in Washington D.C.

Louisiana First Lady Donna Edwards and Congressman Steve Scalise were speakers during the first day of the March For Life rally in Washington D.C.

2nd Annual Gumbo Run scheduled for Feb. 1

The 2nd Annual Gumbo Run is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 1 and is being put on by the Scotlandville Professional Academy Consortium (PAC) and Geaux Get Healthy, A Project of Healthy BR.

Hazmat situation reported near Shell-Geismar plant

Emergency crews were contacted in Ascension Parish Friday due to a hazmat situation near the Shell-Geismar plant.

CBS soap operas moved due to impeachment trial coverage

The CBS soap operas the Bold and the Beautiful and Young and the Restless did not air on WAFB on Jan. 21 through 24 due to CBS News’ coverage of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Baker City Court now offering amnesty program for those with bench warrants

The Baker City Court is now offering an amnesty program for any Baker City Court defendant who has an outstanding bench warrant issued before Feb. 1.

Just as many people died in fires in La. in 2019 as year prior

The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal (LAOSFM) has released its 2019 productivity stats, which show more investigative fire calls, completed projects, and new construction project reviews than in 2018. Unfortunately, the stats also show just as many people died in fires in the state as in 2018.

FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Road Closures/Lane Shifts

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

Four-alarm fire reported on St. Charles Avenue; 2 taken to the hospital

New Orleans Fire Department extinguished four-alarm fire near the intersection of St. Charles Avenue and Third Street.

  9NEWS ALERT: Texts, emails claiming to be from delivery services could be phishing scam

If you've gotten suspicious messages about FedEx deliveries, be warned.

Iberiabank: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

Iberiabank: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Dry weather until Sunday

Widespread rains return after a brief dry out.

Tech companies begin installing 5G poles in New Orleans

We live in a world where we are more connected than ever before. Our phones are never far away. Technology companies want faster connections, to do so, they say 5G is the answer.

  4-day week, school closures among cost-cutting options to be discussed by Pointe Coupee school board at later date

The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board tabled discussions on several highly contested issues at a meeting held Thursday, Jan. 23.

  Lawsuit to get decades worth of Baton Rouge traffic camera fines refunded moves forward despite city-parish efforts

The Louisiana Supreme Court on Wednesday, Jan. 22, declined to throw out a lawsuit that claims the government illegally collected money using red light camera fines.

  EBR Metro Council appoints Jennifer Racca to replace Barbara Freiberg’s seat

The East Baton Rouge Metro Council voted for an appointee to fill the seat of former District 12 councilwoman Barbara Freiburg on Jan. 22.

  Baton Rouge homeowners struggling to pay mortgage

A new report on the housing market paints a bleak picture for Baton Rouge.

Bacchus and Orpheus to parade down shorter routes this Mardi Gras

The Krewes of Bacchus and Orpheus made small changes to their parade routes this year.

Sunscreen study raises eyebrows; doctors say keep using it

A new study finds that seven chemicals commonly found in sunscreens can be absorbed into the bloodstream at levels exceeding safety thresholds, but experts say just because an ingredient is absorbed does not mean it’s unsafe.

La. officials gather at the White House to discuss Opportunity Zones

Various officials from Louisiana gathered at the White House Thursday, Jan. 23 to discuss Opportunity Zones. Specifically, the ways Louisiana officials can better partner with federal officials to use Opportunity Zones to benefit residents in the state.

  WANTED: Man accused of taking car without owner’s consent

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating a man accused of stealing a car in East Baton Rouge Parish.

  Melrose Place resident says business’ new equipment has brought unwanted noise

Residents in the Melrose Place subdivision say their normally quiet neighborhood is getting a bit noisy.

  Daycare surprises soldier returning from Middle East as he picks up his 5-year-old daughter

Robbie Martin got quite the surprise Thursday afternoon.

  Baby named after Joe Burrow delivered at Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge

Just a week after LSU’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Joe Burrow led the Tigers to a 42-25 national championship victory over Clemson, a baby named in his honor was born.

Baton Rouge woman wins new roof from Garcia Roofing and WAFB

A Baton Rouge woman has a new roof thanks to Garcia Roofing and WAFB.

  Man arrested after allegedly breaking down door to house, threatening to shoot those inside with shotgun

A Baton Rouge man is now behind bars after allegedly breaking down the door to a home and threatening to shoot the five people inside with a shotgun.

  Pier 1 on Perkins in Baton Rouge reportedly closing

Pier 1 Imports is closing its Baton Rouge location on Perkins Road after the company announced in early January that it would be closing hundreds of stores across the country.

  Space heater causes massive damage to N Acadian apartment complex; no injuries

An apartment complex on North Acadian Thruway went up in flames in Wednesday morning.

La. Senator John Kennedy introduces pro-life legislation to protect mothers, unborn children

Senator John Kennedy, R-La., has now introduced the Pregnant Women Health and Safety Act of 2020 in order to “protect the health of women and children," a release from his office states.

David Duke agrees to pay $5K to man hurt at Virginia rally

Bill Burke, of Athens, Ohio, says he suffered severe injuries during a 2017 rally in Virginia. Duke has agreed to pay him $5,000.

CAPTURED: Man accused of scamming victim out of $5,000 arrested in Texas

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for a man wanted for theft.

Police: Gold Rolex stolen out of Bourbon St. bathroom

A man walked into a restroom in the French Quarter and someone stole his gold Rolex watch.

  St. George FD buys four rescue boats thanks to donation from Firehouse Subs

The St. George Fire Department is getting a big boost thanks to Firehouse Subs.

  Money from ‘big’ fundraisers moving too slow; wildlife carers in desperate need of supplies

Despite a global push to donate money for much-needed medical supplies, carers on the ground and on the frontlines of the fight against mass extinction haven’t seen a dime.

Remains of Richland Parish man missing since 2012 identified

Joshua Charles Berry was last seen in September of 2012.

New Orleans Saints take ‘Pro Bowl squad’ photo

Many fans think the Saints should have been in the Super Bowl. But, some of them will be playing in another bowl in Florida this next week.

Overnight social media craze propels painter into pastry business

One picture had Magen Cheramie and her family scrambling to draw up a business model overnight.

Former BREC commissioner to be inducted into Parks and Rec. Hall of Fame

Breeden’s family and friends will be in attendance as the LPRA honors his life’s work.

Zion scores 22 in NBA debut; Spurs beat Pelicans 121-117

Williamson scored 17 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter

  Mama dog found on side of road pulling crate filled with her puppies

A mother dog was found on the side of a dirt road, pulling a crate filled with her puppies.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Widespread, partially heavy rains through the afternoon

Light to moderate rainfall showing up on First Alert Doppler radar covers the majority of SE LA and SW MS.

  Dixie Brewing Company re-opens doors for the first time since Pre-Katrina

Dixie Brewing Company re-opens in New Orleans East this weekend after being shut down since pre-Katrina.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Man facing animal cruelty charges in Ascension has violent crime in his background

The 9News Investigators have learned this is not the first time deputies responded to that same home about the dogs.

New tarp placed to conceal the exposed remains of Hard Rock victim

Social media is being flooded with images of a deceased Hard Rock victim’s legs. Now, the city asks people to not share them.

Coroner: Could take weeks to determine what killed boy in JPSO custody

An initial autopsy was conducted Wednesday morning to help determine the death of the 16-year-old special needs boy who died in the custody of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office on Sunday.

  SHOWCASING LOUISIANA: Mushroom Maggie’s Farm

There are few ingredients as versatile, or as misunderstood, as the mushroom. Love or hate them, mushrooms can be used as a vessel for a dish’s flavor or stand out on their own as the star.

  All signs point to Amazon distribution center being built in south Baton Rouge

A site plan that was unanimously approved calls for a 111,918 square foot distribution center off I-10 behind the Bethany Crosses.

  Economist says LSU’s national championship season was a boost to Baton Rouge’s economy

Economists say LSU'S national championship season has already put a little extra money in many of your pockets.

How to watch, stream, and listen to the regular season debut of Zion Williamson

The highly anticipated debut of rookie forward Zion Williamson is finally upon us. Here's how you can watch it.

  WANTED: Man accused of stealing $1,400 in goods from Lowe’s in Gonzales

Deputies are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man accused of stealing $1,400 in merchandise from the Lowe’s home improvement store in Gonzales on Jan. 17.

  St. Amant man arrested in Fla. after allegedly making threat against Ascension Parish school employees

A man from St. Amant is now behind bars after allegedly making a verbal threat against employees at GW Carver Primary School on Jan. 21.

Republic Finance presents JDRF with $150K donation check

The fight against type one diabetes got a big boost today in Baton Rouge.

DON’T FALL FOR IT! Authorities across country warn of text scams

Law enforcement agencies across the country are warning people about a new twist on an old text scam.

Eli Manning announces retirement from NFL after 16 seasons

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has announced his retirement from the NFL after 16 seasons, according to a tweet from his team.

Ex-VA pharmacist convicted of stealing veterans’ pills

She had 236 loose pills in her pocket when federal agents confronted her, federal prosecutors report