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  WATCH LIVE: Celebration of Life for former Gov. Kathleen Blanco

Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco will lie in state on Thursday, August 22, in the State Capitol Rotunda as part of a three-day Celebration of Life

  Tensions surrounding gun violence grow after false alarm of armed intruder at LSU

  ACTION JACKSON: Gardere neighborhood residents say city-parish neglecting to clean up

  Superdome Commission honors memory of Nancy Parker, Kathleen Blanco

  Candidates for WBR sheriff speak on Josef Richardson shooting, other issues

In Louisville, Trump signs order forgiving student-loan debt for disabled veterans

  KIRAN: La. Dept. of Health releases inspection results on Iberville Oaks nursing facility

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Drew Brees, Sean Payton mourn for Nancy Parker

Two adults arrested after 5-year-old arrives at Slidell, La. school with cocaine

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Sheriff’s office hands over surveillance from Burbank Walmart debacle in early August

ARRESTED: Man accused of threatening to ‘shoot up’ Baton Rouge hospital

  Highway briefly closed after ‘minor’ leak at Westlake Chemical in Geismar

  Toddler found unattended outside Gonzales daycare; La. Dept. of Education investigating

LAWSUIT: ACLU of Louisiana accuses Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office of detaining man because of his race

The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana announced Wednesday it’s suing the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, claiming the law enforcement agency unlawfully detained a U.S. citizen because of his race.

Appellate court denies request to dismiss husband’s confession in killing of Brusly High teacher

A Louisiana appellate court refused on Wednesday to throw out a husband’s confession in the 2011 killing of a Brusly High School teacher Sylviane Finck Lozada, according to a court document.

  Officer likely behind LSU intruder situation was on campus to educate students about online safety

An armed officer from the A.G.'s office was on campus as part of LSU's Welcome Week activities.

  ‘Very fortunate’: LSU responds to false alarm security scare

LSU officials gave the all clear on campus just minutes before 5 p.m. after reports came in hours earlier of an armed intruder on campus at Coates Hall.

Police looking for man accused in Family Dollar robbery

RECALL: SAMpark children’s pajamas recalled for burn-injury risk

  Reproduction of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel coming to Baton Rouge

  Those close to Nancy Parker and Franklin Augustus handle a tough loss

  Rewrite Louisiana’s constitution? Or amend existing law? Debate heating up ahead of October primary

LSU students shaken, but pleased with school’s response to armed intruder scare

  Sheriff Ard now running unopposed in Livingston Parish after other candidate disqualified

The current sheriff of Livingston Parish is now running unopposed in the upcoming election in October.

  Post officer worker charged with DUI after allegedly hitting mailbox, parked mail truck

A Baton Rouge post office worker has been arrested after allegedly hitting a mailbox and a parked mail truck with his vehicle while drunk.

  ACTION JACKSON: Couple claims furniture store lost their payment, now requesting more

A couple says they are getting the run around after paying $300 towards their furniture bill at Conn’s Homes Plus on Airline Highway. Conn’s representatives claim there’s no record of the couple’s payment.

  Areas of $800k recently renovated botanical garden have knee-high weeds

In April of 2018, BREC opened the newly renovated botanical gardens at Independence Park. The renovation project cost an estimated $800,000, but now, while beds at the front of the park look well groomed, not everything is a bed of roses.

  IN CUSTODY: Man accused of threatening to kill, shoot man in 2017

The Baton Rouge Police Department says Charles Hunt IV, 27, turned himself in to authorities on Monday, Aug. 19.

  Arrest made after man shot, killed in his driveway in Gonzales

Sheriff’s office deputies have arrested a Sorrento man accused of shooting and killing another man in the driveway of his home in Gonzales back in early June.

  First human cases of West Nile Virus in La. reported for 2019

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) has reported the first human cases of West Nile Virus in Louisiana for 2019.

  Mobile learning lab rolls onto Baton Rouge General campus

Baton Rouge General (BRG) clinicians will learn about new ways to fight complex heart disease, courtesy of an 18-wheeler turned mobile laboratory rolling onto the Bluebonnet campus Wednesday, Aug. 21.

Opponent disqualified, C. Denise Marcelle to serve another House term

Amy Marie Pollard, one of two candidates to enter the race for Louisiana House District 61, has been disqualified from the race.

WANTED: Trio accused of stealing $1,500 in electronics

Deputies are asking for the public's help locating a man and two women who are accused of stealing approximately $1,500 in electronics.

Trial date set for man accused of orchestrating murder of ex-wife

Hamid Ghassemi will stand trial for allegedly orchestrating the murder of his ex-wife Taherah Ghassemi.

Shreveport man accused of sharing revenge porn; faces over $200,000 bond

A Shreveport man is facing over thirty counts of non-consensual disclosure of private images — commonly known as revenge porn.

BBB Tips: 6 Scams for College Students to Avoid

Whether you’re starting school yourself or have kids who are vulnerable to such scams, BBB suggests students watch out for these financial scams before heading into the new semester.

  Central residents frustrated with slow debris removal after Barry; mayor working toward solution

It's been more than a month since Hurricane Barry hit Louisiana, and if you still have debris or tree limbs in the front of your home, you're not alone. It’s been a slow pickup process for many living in East Baton Rouge Parish and the folks who live in Central.

  Reaction mixed as SU debuts new paid parking meters

Freshmen are not the only new additions to Southern University this fall. Paid parking meters are now popping up all over the Bluff as classes start up again.

  Ascension Parish rolls out license plate recognition patrol vehicle

Let’s say someone is riding around Ascension Parish in a car that’s stolen or was part of a crime. With this new, high-tech camera roaming parish roads, chances are the bad guys won’t get too far. Every time a license plate recognition patrol vehicle passes a car, the license plate reader system din

  Gov. Blanco’s fight with ocular melanoma brings attention to rare disease

During Governor Kathleen Blanco’s address to the graduates of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in December of 2017, she said she was praying for a miracle.

  Denham Springs officer praised for stopping wounded man’s bleeding

The Denham Springs Police Department is praising one of its officers to his “quick response, professionalism, compassion, and concern for public safety.”

  Bridge Center moves ahead with service provider

On Monday, Aug. 19, the Bridge Center board of directors selected RI International (Recovery Incorporated) to manage the long-talked-about mental health facility.

Postal worker indicted after mail found dumped in Baton Rouge area

Court documents show Judith Hughes, a city carrier assistant employed by the United State Postal Service (USPS) was indicted on an obstruction of mail charge Friday, Aug. 16.

Date rescheduled for support workers job fair in Ascension Parish

Ascension Public Schools is hiring maintenance workers, bus drivers, child nutrition staff, and custodians during a job fair.

Baton Rouge entrepreneurs still have time to apply for eBay Retail Revival program

City leaders are making a final push to encourage local entrepreneurs to apply for ebay’s retail revival program.

  Third brand of animal treats recalled over Salmonella amid outbreak spanning 33 states

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a third brand of pets treats are being removed from stores because of their potential contamination with Salmonella.

WANTED: Man accused of robbing Family Dollar at gunpoint

The Baton Rouge Police Department is currently looking for a man accused of robbing a Family Dollar on Plank Road at gunpoint.

Horses in La. test positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis, West Nile Virus

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) announced Monday, Aug. 19 that since June 5, sixteen horses have texted positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis and one has tested positive for West Nile Virus.

  More lighting coming to Tigerland area after LSU sophomore hit by car, killed

An area on Nicholson Drive near Tigerland will be getting better lighting after an LSU student was hit by an SUV and killed.

  KIRAN: Baker officer’s employment reinstated after calling firearm law ‘B.S.’

A Baker police officer who was terminated for calling a firearm law "B.S." has won an appeal to get his job back.

Grower: 5,000 in Louisiana medical marijuana program so far

Louisiana became the first Deep South state to dispense medical marijuana.

Target to soon launch new grocery brand Good & Gather

Target is set to make a big move in the grocery market with a new line of grocery products.

Funeral services begin Monday for fallen Zachary firefighter

Family, friends, and first responders will begin celebrating the life of a fallen firefighter Monday.

Woman’s Hospital selects Dr. Barbara Griffith as new CEO

The Woman’s Hospital announced Monday that it selected its new CEO.

  Positive West Nile Virus sample collected in West Baton Rouge

A mosquito sample in West Baton Rouge has tested positive for West Nile Virus.

  Remembering Kathleen Blanco: Tributes pour in after former governor’s death

Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, the first woman to be elected governor of Louisiana, has died at the age of 76.

  Louisiana’s first female governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco dies at 76

Former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco died at the age of 76.

  Remembering Nancy Parker: Devoted journalist, loving wife and mother

Nancy Parker was a storyteller, friend, wife and mother.

  Man arrested after stabbing at Denham Springs apartment complex

Investigators with the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office are asking members of the public for help locating Jonathan ‘Johnny’ Jarreau, 30, after he allegedly stabbed a person in Denham Springs. That person is now in critical condition, according to the sheriff’s office.

  Friends of Sadie Thibodaux hold fundraiser in her honor

A year after Baton Rouge woman Sadie Thibodaux was found dead after she’d gone missing on a boat on Lake Pontchartrain, her loved ones came together to ensure she’ll always remembered.

Coast Guard: 1 dead, 2 hurt after fishing charter seaplane crashes near Chandeleur Sound

A charter fishing plane crashed near Chandelier Sound Sunday afternoon (Aug. 18), killing popular fisherman Captain Theophile Bourgeois and injuring two others, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

  Community gathers to restore vandalized African American museum, teach children the benefits of fellowship

Community members gathered at the Odell S. Williams African American Museum to restore parts of the museum that had been vandalized and teach children the importance of fellowship.

  1 killed, another injured in Baker shooting; suspect in custody

Police are actively investigating a deadly shooting Sunday morning after a man was killed and another person was injured in Baker.

  Leaders unveil master plan for BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo and the Greenwood Community Park

The Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC) held the celebration as its an opportunity for community members to view the newly unveiled master plan for both the park and the Baton Rouge Zoo.

Florida man jailed, accused of threatening mass shooting

Authorities say a 25-year-old Florida man has been arrested and charged with making written threats to kill, accused of threatening a mass shooting in text messages

One person dead after head-on collision in Walker involving motorcycle

Troopers with Louisiana State Police (LSP) are responding to a head-on collision involving a motorcycle near Bill Williams Road in Walker Saturday afternoon.

  Former WAFB anchor Nancy Parker dies in plane crash

Former WAFB news anchor, Nancy Parker, was killed in a small plane crash in New Orleans East Friday, Aug. 16.

Vinyl covers for motorized awnings sold from 1999 to 2019 linked to 1 death, 14 incidents

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of vinyl covers attached to SunSetter brand motorized awnings that have been linked to 14 reports of incidents, including one report of a death and six reports of injuries.

NOPD: Missng Hollygrove father and son found safe

New Orleans Police are asking for the public’s help locating a father and son reported missing from a home in Hollygrove Saturday morning.

New riverboat to soon make stops in Baton Rouge

A new river boat has set sail on the Mississippi River, and will soon make routine stops in Baton Rouge.

Remembering Hurricane Camille: 50 Years Later

It was exactly 50 years ago when Hurricane Camille swept through the Gulf Coast in 1969. That day forever changed the the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Gray CEO Hilton Howell: Nancy had ‘unwavering passion for New Orleans’

Gray Chairman and CEO Hilton Howell, Jr. released a statement Friday on the tragic death of WVUE News Anchor Nancy Parker

  A MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE: 5-year-old with autism taken for bus ride to wrong school

It’s a parent’s worst nightmare. Imagine dropping your child off at the bus stop, see them physically get on the bus, yet they don’t make it to school. That was was the case for one Baton Rouge mother, who says school officials lost track of her 5-year-old son.

REPORT: Plane crash claims the life of iconic New Orleans stunt pilot Franklin Augustus, beloved journalist Nancy Parker

A report from identified the pilot of a plane involved in a fatal crash Friday as Franklin J.P. Augustus, self-identified nearly 30 years ago as the “world’s only black civilian air-show acrobatic pilot.” The crash also claimed the life of celebrated and beloved journalist Nancy Parker.

  Dodgeball tournament being held to help Baton Rouge area non-profits

The Boo Milton & Friends All Star Dodgeball Tournament offers 12 teams the chance to compete for $2,000 that will go to the non-profit they’re representing. There’s also a second place prize of $1,000.

FOX 8 journalist Nancy Parker killed in New Orleans East plane crash

Nancy Parker, a journalist at FOX 8 for 23 years, was killed in a small plane crash in New Orleans East on Friday afternoon.

  Computer Heaven employee stops thief by jumping in man’s escape vehicle

Jordan Francis took a wild ride Thursday, Aug. 16 after a man attempted to steal a laptop from Computer Heaven on Florida Boulevard.

The Chimes restaurant sued by former employees alleging management pressured them to work off the clock

The Chimes restaurant, in addition to several of its management-level employees, is named in a lawsuit sparked by three former servers who allege they were, at times, pressured to work unpaid in a cost-cutting scheme.

  Ziggy’s legacy continues through toy drive; mother fulfills promise

There’s a spirit that’s been lingering around the Landry household since the day after Christmas. It’s Ziggy’s spirit. The teen died December 26, 2018 after fighting an aggressive form of leukemia. But this isn’t a story about a young boy whose legacy started after he passed away.

Scammers targeting voice search users on iPhones, smart devices

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) says cellphone and smart device users should think before they speak into smart devices.

  LPSO warns residents of latest phone scam involving gift cards

The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about the latest scam going around.