Penalties once again doom Saints in loss to Packers at home

The New Orleans Saints hosted the Green Bay Packers in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for Sunday Night Football and dropped their second game in a row.

  LSU plummets 14 spots in AP Poll, tumbles 12 spots in Coaches Poll

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

Ascension & Livingston Parish to reopen waterways Sunday

‘A source of pride,’ Metairie native nominated for empty SCOTUS seat

  No. 6 LSU suffers upset loss to Miss. St. in season opener

  Fans describe Saturday outside Tiger Stadium as ‘weird’ and ‘quiet’

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  New Roads Triathlon Festival happening this weekend

President Trump names Amy Coney Barrett to fill Supreme Court open seat

HOW TO WATCH: Miss. St. vs. No. 6 LSU

Tornado touches down in Myrtle Beach, sends beach chairs flying

  SPORTSLINE FRIDAY NITE: Scrimmages

  LSU fans adapting to new ways to tailgate

  The Golden Band from Tigerland prepares for game day

Less than a day away the Golden Band from Tigerland will perform again for everyone in Louisiana.

RECALL: Saws, bike could cause injury

Two electric saws, sold exclusively at Lowe’s, were recalled after switches failed to turn the saws off which could be harmful.

Woodlawn High teacher placed on leave after sharing racist post

Woodlawn High School teacher Tammie Hauptman was placed on leave after sharing several racist Facebook posts.

LSU Announces GameDay Parking Changes, Updated Map

LSU Athletics announced changes to game day parking for football fans including lot closures and permit requirements.

  Tiger Stadium goes cashless, here’s how you can too

  Donated ticket keeps 86-year-old LSU fan’s 433-game attendance streak alive

  YOUR MONEY: Learn new career skillset for free through LinkedIn, Microsoft

COVID-19 deaths in East Baton Rouge Parish

St. Tammany Parish deputies seize 54 pounds of cocaine during traffic stop

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Quiet into the weekend, even cooler next week!

  What fans need to know before LSU season opener

It’s the game day fans have been waiting on!

Secretary of State provides info on how to use absentee ballots

In the last few days, Parish Registrars of Voters across the state began sending out absentee ballots.

  Benadryl Challenge: FDA warns public about overconsuming allergy medicine

The Food and Drug Administration is warning the public about serious side effects when overconsuming diphenhydramine because of the popularity of the “Benadryl Challenge” social media trend.

State investigates suspension of virtual learning student seen with BB gun

The state's attorney general calls the case "absurd" and said he is taking a deep dive into why the boy was suspended.

Gov. Edwards requests $175M unspent Main Street Recovery funds to be reallocated

Money would go to the unemployment trust fund, local governments, and businesses closed during Phases 2 and 3

SEC announces start dates for men’s and women’s basketball

Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey announced start dates for men’s and women’s college basketball.

FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Road Closures/Lane Shifts

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

  Celebration of Life for Remy Hidalgo scheduled for Saturday

Family and friends will celebrate the life of Remy Hidalgo at Jacket Stadium.

4th grade virtual learner gets suspended for having a BB gun in his bedroom

9-year-old Ka Mauri Harrison is a 4th grader at Woodmere Elementary, and this year he’s a virtual learner so his classroom is his bedroom.

Pac-12 to kick off 7-game football season in early November

The Pac-12 has decided to play football in the fall, reversing an August decision to postpone until spring because of concerns about COVID-19.

  Metro council approves tributary project to help reduce flooding in EBR Parish

The East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council gave the green light Wednesday, Sept. 23 for the five tributary project to begin soon.

Krewe of Oshun first Carnival krewe to cancel its 2021 Mardi Gras parade

The captain of the krewe says it made the decision because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  LSU tickets hard to come by this year with stadium capacity limited

LSU fans are ready for the Tigers to hit the field Saturday, Sept. 26, but tickets may be hard to find.

  BRPD Chief: Officer accused of making racist comments online on administrative leave

Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul says one of his officers has been placed on administrative leave after he and the department’s internal affairs division learned the officer was accused of making racist and other offensive comments on a website.

  LSU, SU using new platform to connect students with employers

Handshake allows employers of all sizes to create a free profile, through which they can recruit talent from LSU, Southern and any of the other 900+ universities on the platform.

One month after Hurricane Laura, many SWLA residents await help while living in tents

While the storm is long over, the struggles for many in Southwest Louisiana are not.

Who owns 'Who Dat?’ Company that once sparred with Saints over trademark on catchphrase sues New Orleans wing spot

In a federal lawsuit Who Dat?, Inc., the company that claims to have trademarked the popular “Who Dat” catchphrase commonly associated with the New Orleans Saints, takes on Who Dat Wings and More, an eatery in New Orleans, claiming infringement.

Boombox Frozen Pops keeps business with help from LSU Ag Center

Boombox Frozen Pops keeps business with help from LSU Ag Center

  Unemployment trust fund, long list of other items on special session agenda

Gov. John Bel Edwards is calling on the legislators to narrow the scope of the special session.

  Mayor Broome ‘optimistic’ EBR Parish will meet criteria for bars to reopen last week of September

East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome says she’s “optimistic” the parish will meet Governor John Bel Edwards' Phase 3 criteria for bars to reopen for on-premises consumption as early as Wednesday, Sept. 30.

WalletHub: LA, OK, AR among the unhappiest states

Click here to see how your state rates on WalletHub’s 2020 rankings of the happiest states

Saints to allow family members of team into Superdome for Packers game

The New Orleans Saints will allow 750 family members of players, coaches and staff at the Green Bay Packers game on Sunday night (Sept. 27).

  Start of City Lakes revamp project delayed until at least October

The money for the revamp of the Baton Rouge City Lakes has been held up at least one more month after the vote to clear the way for the first phase of the project was delayed until October.

  Organizations push voters to register online, in-person ahead of election

We are right in the middle of Voter Registration Week in East Baton Rouge Parish.

  Suitcase collecting dust? 2020 might be a rough year but shouldn’t prevent you from traveling

Your travel plans may have fallen flat in 2020, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still take a trip.

  Crowd jeers as Trump pays respects at court to Ginsburg

Moments after Trump arrived, booing could be heard from spectators about a block away from the court building. They chanted “vote him out” as the president stood near the coffin.

  St. George neighborhood split between those who want to remain, and those who want into Baton Rouge

Some people in a neighborhood included within the boundaries of St. George are split after some have chosen to annex into the City of Baton Rouge.

  Police looking for man accused in triple shooting over Labor Day weekend

The Baton Rouge Police Department is asking for the public’s helping finding this week’s Crime Stoppers fugitive, a man accused of shooting three people on Choctaw Drive.

Louisianans might still be eligible for the COVID-19 stimulus payment

The Internal Revenue Service said it is sending 159,575 letters to people in Louisiana to encouraging them to see if they’re eligible to claim an Economic Impact Payment this year.

  WATCH: Bailiff dives over stair railing to try to catch escapee; man still at large

Law enforcement is still searching for the man.

Lafayette Parish bars will reopen immediately

Bars in Lafayette Parish will reopen immediately following an announcement from Mayor-President Josh Guillory on Wednesday, Sept. 23.

10 La. schools earn National Blue Ribbon designation, including 2 in Baton Rouge

Ten schools across Louisiana have received this year’s National Blue Ribbon designation, including two in Baton Rouge.

Ascension, EBR, and Livingston sheriff’s offices to receive more than $222K from DOJ, Rep. Graves says

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) will be giving $222,190 to three law enforcement agencies in the Baton Rouge area to reduce and prevent crime, according to Rep. Garret Graves.

Livingston Parish announces trick-or-treating hours, but urges people to be cautious

Livingston Parish officials have announced that trick-or-treating will be held as per usual this year.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Drying out and looking ahead to even cooler weather next week

Plenty of clouds are expected to linger as Beta continues to move out, resulting in highs struggling to get out of the 70s for most today.

  2 Louisville officers shot amid Breonna Taylor protests

The protests come after prosecutors said two officers who fired their weapons at Breonna Taylor, a Black woman, were justified in using force to protect themselves after they faced gunfire from her boyfriend.

  THE 25%: Reduced capacity fans will have to do the work of 100,000 to uphold Death Valley’s reputation

The crowd noise that usually makes Death Valley one of the toughest venues in college football will have to come from about 25,000 fans instead of 100,000.

  Water remains on roadway, but I-10 ramps reopened in LaPlace

Flooding caused headaches at a major interstate exchange shutting down access ramps. St. John The Baptist Parish President Jaclyn Hotard said protection from the lake is coming, it’s just not a fast process.

  Bars in Iberville, St. Mary to reopen after meeting requirement of low coronavirus positivity rate

Bars in both Iberville and St. Mary parishes will soon reopen after meeting specific coronavirus positivity rate criteria.

  New Orleans orders Tracey’s to shut down amid overcrowding, owners ‘caught off guard’ by reaction

Mayor Latoya Cantrell said the bar cannot reopen until a plan is in place to address overcrowding

Ascension Parish School Board asking for public’s input in branding for new high school in Prairieville

Ascension Public Schools will construct a new high school in Prairieville following voter approval of the Aug. 25, 2020, school construction bond election.

  Gov. Edwards endorses incumbent Mayor-President Broome

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced his support Wednesday, Sept. 23 for fellow democrat Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome in East Baton Rouge Parish’s mayoral race.

Man wanted in connection with shooting in St. Gabriel

The St. Gabriel Police Department is currently searching for a man wanted in connection with a shooting.

  BRPD holds blood drive in honor of DSHS football player Remy Hidalgo

The Baton Rouge Police Department (BRPD) is hosting a blood drive in honor of Remy Hildago, a Denham Springs High School football player, who died Friday, Sept. 18.

  Kids' allergy symptoms can sometimes mimic those of COVID-19

As we transition into the fall season, that means people are more likely to suffer from allergies... even kids.

  Lt. Gov. Nungesser, Sen. Barrow encourage people to get flu shot this year

Sen. Barrow and Lt. Gov. Nungesser say they want to lead by example.

  Lt. Gov. Nungesser says state’s tourism industry lost $2.5 billion, laid off 109k workers due to COVID-19

The tourism in Louisiana has taken a large hit from COVID-19.

  Budget sweeps cause treasurer’s office to temporarily halt unclaimed property payouts

State Treasurer John Schroder says his office has temporarily stopped issuing unclaimed property payouts.

‘When can I shred this check?’ and other online banking FAQ

Here are answers to common questions about online banking during the pandemic.

1 officer dismissed from Alton Sterling wrongful death lawsuit

Sterling was shot and killed during an arrest in July 2016.

Democrats accuse Ardoin of ‘voter suppression, gross incompetence' over website outage; Ardoin says it was maintenance

Sept. 21 through 25 is Voter Registration Week in Louisiana, but many who tried to access the Secretary of State’s website Wednesday, Sept. 23, on National Voter Registration Day, were unable to do so.

  Around 100 Livingston Parish teachers participate in ‘sick out’ over district’s reopening procedures

Livingston Parish school officials confirm that nearly 100 teachers participated in a “sick out" Wednesday, Sept. 23.

  ONE TEAM, ONE CHANNEL: LSU starts defending 2019 national title on WAFB-TV

The first LSU football game of the 2020 season is finally upon us and you can watch it on WAFB-TV.

  Beta weakens to tropical depression, stalls over Texas coast

Beta weakened to a tropical depression Tuesday as it parked itself over the Texas coast, raising concerns of extensive flooding in Houston and areas further inland.

Galatoire’s Restaurant confirms potential case of Hepatitis A tied to restaurant

Galatoire’s has not stated if a staff member of patron was possibly infected.

  A dollar donated to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank stretches further than a dollar at the grocery store

September is Hunger Action Month to help fight hunger in our communities, and even though the month is winding down, there’s still time to donate to your local food bank.

Man wanted for contractor fraud; LPSO asks for public’s help

The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for a man wanted for contractor fraud.

Some roads in Livingston Parish flooded due to Beta

A number of roads in Livingston Parish have high water on them as Beta makes its way through the state.