Central man accused of killing wife, charged with second-degree murder in Feb. 7 shooting

  LA sheriff calls Tiger Woods crash ‘purely an accident’

  Specialists say they’re treating more patients for eating disorders since pandemic began

  Public Service Commission presses Entergy Louisiana exec on outages and repair expenses

  Mayor’s office making changes to signs warning of aggressive panhandlers, less than one day after WAFB report

  Gov. Edwards to hold news conference at 2 p.m. Thursday

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LSU announces dates for spring football, including pro day and spring game

  Former BRPD Chief Wayne Rogillio dies of cancer at 80

EBRPSS announces make-up day

REPORT: Investigative probe reveals Les Miles offered secret settlement to LSU student

Pair of LSU staffers set to participate in NFL Women’s Careers in Football Forum

LDWF hosting public meeting via Zoom Feb. 24 on proposed changes to hunting seasons, WMA rules and regulations

Man arrested after decomposing body found in burned trailer in Natchitoches

A Natchitoches man has been arrested after a decomposing body was discovered at the scene of a trailer fire.

Boil advisories, emergency appeals issued in the ArkLaTex during severe winter weather

City leaders in the ArkLaTex are issuing boil advisories amid severe winter weather.

  Teenager shot while allegedly breaking into vehicles off Burbank Drive

Three male suspects were reportedly breaking into vehicles and one was shot along Burbank Drive in Baton Rouge Wednesday morning, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office.

  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.

Prosecutors drop drunken driving charge against Springsteen

Mayor-President Broome announces resources for recent weather

  Walmart offering COVID-19 vaccine at no cost to eligible patients at 2 stores in EBR through March 1

  SHOWCASING LOUISIANA: Christopher John Rogers

  What pregnant women need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine

LSU expects ‘vast majority’ of classes to be face-to-face in Fall 2021, assuming coronavirus vaccinations proceed as expected

  Public Service Commission to meet about sudden blackouts, customers can submit comments

The Louisiana Public Service Commission has an important meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 24 that thousands of Louisianans will be paying attention to.

  WINTER STORM RECOVERY: How to help Texas victims

As many of us in the Baton Rouge area have power back on and are getting back to normal after last week’s winter storms, the same can’t be said for our neighbors in Texas.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Beautiful cold start, but warmer weather continues into the weekend

One more cool start this morning will give way to an extended run of temperatures running above normal in the coming days.

  Tiger Woods seriously injured in crash on steep LA-area road

Woods was driving to a television shoot when his SUV crashed into a median, rolled over and ended up on its side near a steep road known for wrecks, authorities said.

  ‘Your generosity could lead to a fatality:’ Mayor-President’s office warning the public of aggressive panhandlers with new signs

The East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President’s Office is trying to find a solution to panhandling.

  Newborn becomes youngest patient to receive lifesaving $2 million treatment

When medical staff injected a $2 million drug into her small veins, baby Lexa James cried out and her life changed forever.

LSU struggles defensively in 91-78 loss at Georgia

The LSU men’s basketball team was looking to extend its win streak to four games but the Tigers had no answer against Georgia’s offense at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, Ga. on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

Zion selected as All-Star reserve

Pelicans forward Zion Williamson has been named to the 2021 NBA All-Star Game.

  Teenage girl dies in 16-vehicle crash on old Miss. River Bridge, police say

Louisiana State Police say a 13-year-old has died following a 15-vehicle crash on US 190 on the old Mississippi River Bridge Tuesday morning.

Sen. Bill Cassidy to face higher prop taxes after review

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy will have his Baton Rouge home reassessed to bring it up to a higher value, East Baton Rouge Tax Assessor Brian Wilson said Tuesday, Feb. 23.

  Summertime jobs could be scarce due to COVID-19

Job applications are already being posted for the summertime, but the issue is if there will be enough for everyone.

Livingston Schools scheduling vaccination appointments for March 10

Superintendent Joe Murphy announced today that Livingston Parish Public Schools will make available COVID vaccinations on March 10 for those active employees who register online for the service.

  La. Lawmakers nearing compromise on ‘qualified immunity’ change

Lawmakers are nearing a compromise that would limit ‘qualified immunity’ for law enforcement, a policy that makes it nearly impossible to sue a policeman who’s hurt someone, even if that officer broke the law.

LSU RF Dylan Crews named SEC Freshman of the Week

The Southeastern Conference (SEC) on Tuesday, Feb. 22 named LSU right fielder Dylan Crews has the SEC Freshman of the Week after a stellar performance for the Tigers in the opening three games of the 2021 season.

  Senate confirms Baker native Linda Thomas-Greenfield as UN ambassador

Senate confirms veteran U.S. diplomat Linda Thomas-Greenfield to serve as President Biden's United Nations ambassador.

  MISSING: 46-year-old man in St. Helena Parish

The St. Helena Parish Sheriff’s Department needs assistance in locating a missing 46-year-old man from Greensburg, La.

FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Road Closures/Lane Shifts

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

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cold start to the day, but warmer weather continues through the week

Cold weather makes a brief appearance once again this morning, but the overall trend is toward warmer weather through the remainder of the week.

  Shreveport firefighters dispatched to blaze in Highland; two vacant homes destroyed

Crews with the Shreveport Fire Department were called to put out a fire in the Highland neighborhood on the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 23.

501 vaccine providers in all 64 parishes will receive COVID-19 vaccine this week

This week, 501 vaccine providers across the state will receive very limited doses of COVID vaccine.

  Louisiana offers student loan forgiveness to public defenders and prosecutors

One of the requirements for the program is that you must owe at $20,000 due on eligible student loans.

Blood drives in the Baton Rouge area this week to help with shortage caused by winter weather

Baton Rouge General is partnering with Life Share to hos blood drives throughout the Baton Rouge area this week (Monday, Feb. 22 through Friday, Feb. 26) to help alleviate the blood shortage across Louisiana caused by the winter weather last week.

  Surveillance video captures moments during deadly gun store shooting

Sheriff Joe Lopinto says Joshua Williams fired more than 30 shots inside the Jefferson Gun Outlet

  Teachers, daycare workers, and pregnant women now among those eligible to get COVID-19 vaccinations in La.

People in the next tier of eligible vaccine recipients are now able to get a shot.

  Homeowner’s insurance claims rolling in after winter storm

The recent winter storm that affected thousands of families across the state is not much different from any other natural disaster in terms of what homeowners’ insurance will cover.

  Prophetic Voices holds live debate for Congressional District 2 candidates

The candidates invited to the debate are Claston Bernard, Senator Karen Carter Peterson, Senator Troy A. Carter, Gary Chambers and Mindy McConnell.

Gov. Edwards issues statement on President Biden’s reduction in non-federal cost share for Hurricane Laura

The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) has received notice that President Joseph R. Biden has ordered the federal share for Public Assistance related to Hurricane Laura, including direct federal assistance, to be increased to 90 percent of the total eligible

LSU to hold make up days class canceled during winter weather

LSU students will have to make up four days during the Spring 2021 semester due to the cancelation of classes during the winter weather from Monday, Feb. 15 to Friday, Feb. 19, the university announced Monday, Feb. 22.

LPSO helicopter rolls before takeoff in St. Helena Parish

When the helicopter was about to takeoff from the ground, there was a ‘malfunction’ that caused the chopper to roll.

  LSU 2022 commit QB Walker Howard receives 5-star ranking

Howard threw for 3,430 yards and 39 touchdowns in the 2020 season

  Mayor Broome, BRPD Chief asks judge to release body camera footage of incident involving juvenile

Baton Rouge mayor-president Sharon Weston Broome and police chief Murphy Paul have asked a judge’s permission to release body camera footage of an incident involving a BRPD officer and a 13-year-old.

Grammy-winning duo Daft Punk break up after 28 years

The helmet-wearing French duo shared the news Monday in an 8-minute video called “Epilogue.”

Man wanted for killing man in Zachary turns himself in, authorities say

Officials say a man wanted in connection with the murder of a man in Zachary is now in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

  Cantrell: City of New Orleans must use reserve funds to continue security in the French Quarter

Mayor Cantrell says the City of New Orleans will bridge the gap for security funding in the French Quarter until a vote on a new taxing structure

Bone cancer survivor to join billionaire on SpaceX flight

After beating bone cancer, Hayley Arceneaux figures rocketing into orbit on SpaceX’s first private flight should be a piece of cosmic cake.

Arrest made in Tangipahoa Parish double homicide

Kevin Buckley was taken into custody and charged with two counts of First Degree Murder.

  Community Parade for veteran’s 100th Birthday

Hundreds of cars filled with family, friends, and a chunk of the Scotlandville community lined up to celebrate Leroy Poydras’ 100th birthday.

Pelicans rally from 24 down, top Celtics 120-115 in overtime

Zion Williamson scored 24 of his 28 points after halftime

VIDEO: Gunshots from firing range shootout captured on cellphone at Metairie park

The sounds of Saturday’s shootout at Jefferson Gun Outlet in Metairie was caught on a cellphone by a girl at LaSalle Park

Alabama too much for LSU softball as they lose 13-5

LSU softball falls to Alabama 13-5 at the Bama Bash.

Mistakes too much for Tigers to overcome as they fall to Air Force 6-5

The No. 7 ranked LSU Tigers (1-1) couldn’t overcome mistakes in their 6-5 loss to the Air Force Eagles (1-1) on Sunday Feb. 21.

Coroner identifies three killed in shooting at Jefferson Gun Outlet

A disagreement inside of the store led to a suspect shooting and killing two people

Juvenile arrested for negligent homicide

While the juvenile was handling the firearm, it accidently discharged

Pedestrian Killed in Livingston Parish Crash

Saturday Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on LA Hwy 1026

Pleasants hits two HRs as LSU softball defeats Liberty 8-4

Freshman Taylor Pleasants belted two home runs in LSU’s 8-4 win over Liberty Flames in the third game of the Bama Bash in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on Sunday, Feb. 21.

  Baton Rouge viral sensation planning giveaway for homeless

Durell ‘Relly B’ Smylie became an overnight sensation when a video flooded social media feeds of him hopping out of a car trunk singing his jingle “Where the money resides.”

LSU softball falls to No. 6 Alabama 5-2

No. 9 LSU fell to No. 6 Alabama in game two of Saturday’s doubleheader at the Bama Bash in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

  EBR Parish School Board Holds Retreat to Develop New Strategic Plan

East Baton Rouge School Board is setting new goals. EBR’s new school’s superintendent Sito Narcisse says it’s part of a new vision for your kids’ education.

Speed and no seatbelt are factors in St. Bernard Parish fatal crash that killed Denham Springs man

Louisiana State Police Troop B began investigating a single vehicle fatality crash on LA 46 westbound near the intersection of Francke Place in St. Bernard Parish.

GOHSEP seeking information on damage due to winter weather event

The self-reporting survey in the attachment will help local and state emergency managers collect data to move forward with the recovery process.

LSU dominates Auburn 104-80, freshman phenom drops 27 points

The Tigers (14-6, 9-4 SEC) dominated the Auburn Tigers (11-12, 5-9 SEC) 104-80 in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on Saturday, Feb. 20. LSU as a team shot 53.4 percent from the floor and 50.0 percent from behind the arc.

Gov. Edwards holds news conference at LSU Health Shreveport on state’s response to winter weather

The news conference will be held at LSU Health Shreveport at 2 p.m.

Tigers pitching staff strikes out 14 in 6-1 win over Air Force

LSU baseball is finally back at Alex Box, Skip Bertman Field to start the 2021 season as the No. 12 ranked Tigers took down Air Force 6-1.

  Frozen pipes, electric woes remain as cold snap eases grip

It faces a challenging clean-up and expensive repairs from days of extreme cold and widespread power outages.

BRPD assists Baton Rouge General in critical blood delivery during winter storm

BRPD flew to Shreveport to obtain blood platelets and delivered them directly to the Baton Rouge General Medical Center’s Bluebonnet location.

LSU softball walks it off to beat Liberty 4-3

Senior Amanda Doyle doubled in the bottom of the seventh inning for the LSU softball team as they walked it off in a late comeback against Liberty to win 4-3.

BRPD investigating deadly overnight shooting on Denham Street

The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating after a man was found dead around 1:15 a.m. on Feb. 20 in the 4000 block of Denham Street.