Local News

Fire destroys vacant house on South 16th Street

The Baton Rouge Fire Department is investigating a fire that destroyed a vacant house in the 300 block of South 16th Street. Fire crews arrived just after 10:30 p.m. on October 28, 2014, to find the house engulfed in flames.

17-year-old shot to death on North 49th Street

A 17-year-old Baton Rouge man is now dead after a fatal shooting in the 1600 block of North 49th Street.

Thieves are stealing fire hose connectors from Hammond businesses

 "We came into work and they had the little silver ring and it was just laying on the ground and that's when we actually noticed it when we picked it up to see what it was."

EBRSO makes sure hunters are prepared for hunting season

It's hunting season and the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is making sure local hunters are getting prepared!

Detectives looking for men who burglarized several cars in Magnolia Garden Apartments

Detectives need your help finding two men who are burglarized several cars at the Magnolia Garden Apartments.

Brother remembers man who died during LSU game 'He died loving the Tigers'

LSU nation is learning more about the football fan who died while watching the Tigers last second victory over Ole Miss.

Southern men's basketball preview

 The Southwestern Athletic Conference preseason basketball voting suggest this will be another good season for Southern University basketball.

Statement from LSU Vice Chancellor and AD Joe Alleva on Ole Miss game

 LSU vice chancellor and director of athletics Joe Alleva issued the following statement today on the Ole Miss game, which the Tigers won 10-7 last Saturday night in Tiger Stadium:

Louisiana files $3B lawsuit against the Army Corps of Engineers

The State Attorney General’s Office confirms that Louisiana has filed a $3 billion lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to repair damage done to the State’s wetlands as a part of the MR-GO project.

Tanker spills 2,000 gallons of gasoline in BR, HazMat cleaning

Hazardous materials crews and Baton Rouge Firefighters are on the scene of a major gasoline spill in North Baton Rouge.

Louisiana staying ahead of the curve with the Ebola virus

"This is very new to the United States, so what we are doing now is telling you if you see somebody with those symptoms and call the dispatcher, then yes, we will have all the proper protocols in place."

EBR Parish employees not satisfied with pay raise proposal

A pay raise plan for city workers was revealed this week but the employees it'll benefit are not impressed with the modest two percent pay hike, especially considering it would curtail other benefits.

GBR Food Bank's supply at 5 year low, in desperate need of donations

There's a huge food shortage at the greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, and they need your help.

LSU's Martin named a Thorpe Award Semifinalist

 LSU safety Ronald Martin is one of 15 players across the country to be selected as a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame announced Monday.

LSU-Alabama set for 7 p.m. kickoff

LSU and Alabama will play in primetime and on CBS again this year as the Southeastern Conference and the network announced the Tigers and Crimson Tide will square off at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8 in Tiger Stadium.