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$15M sewer upgrade planned for City of Gonzales

 On Thursday, February 12, the City of Gonzales received a check for $15,170,000 to be used for a three phase sewer program throughout the city.

Helpful traffic information for Mardi Gras weekend

By lunch time Friday, Baton Rouge was already seeing major traffic problems - especially in the East bound lanes of Interstate 10.  Interstate traffic delays in the EB lanes stretched from the Mississippi River Bridge to Lobdell. 

I-10 East traffic jam near Mississippi River Bridge

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development says, Mardi Gras travelers are already backing up our interstate system. 

'Coach D' and 'Dancing Dolls' will be at Maringouin's Mardi Gras Parade

If you've seen the Lifetime reality show 'Bring It,' then you already know about feisty Coach D and her Dancing Dolls.

I-10 west at Mississippi River Bridge back open after accident

UPDATE (6:58 AM): All lanes on I-10 west at the new Mississippi River Bridge are now back OPEN. The bridge was closed for more than two hours due to accident just before 5 am.

One dead, one critical after New Orleans parade shooting

One person is dead, and another is critically injured after a shooting during the Krewe of Muses parade last night in New Orleans.

Redemptorist alumni running out of time, hope, in quest to keep school open

Alumni of Redemptorist High School are running out of time and options to save the school from closing down. And they are losing faith that the bishop and the Diocese are listening to their pleas.

LSU baseball opens 2015 season vs. Kansas this weekend

 – Second-ranked LSU opens the 2015 season at 7 p.m. CT Friday when the Tigers meet Kansas in Game 1 of a three-game series in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

UL professor will present cutting edge research to FDA

It beats. It pumps. It keeps you alive, but what if your heart stopped working? That is where artificial ones come in.

Harlem Globetrotters player spreads anti-bullying message to young fans

The Harlem Globetrotters make a lot of young children happy with their play on the court, but they also make a lot of them better people through their work off the court.

Councilwoman, employees, riders call for CATS CEO's resignation

Last week, CATS union employees led a silent protest claiming CEO Bob Mirobito had violated the terms of their union contract. Today, councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle is calling for Mirabito's resignation.

Triumph Kitchen partners with Modern Meals to serve healthy, on the go food

Triumph Kitchen has a new home in Baton Rouge! The nonprofit organization has partnered with Modern Meals, a brand new restaurant located in Mid-City.

Baton Rouge tourism saw 'historic' gains in 2014

Fueled by several major attractions that brought world-class entertainers and personalities to town, Baton Rouge tourism posted historic gains in 2014.

Goose shot with arrow nursed back to health, returned home today

Today, the African goose who was shot with an arrow a few weeks ago was released back into his natural habitat at City Park.

Inmate indicted for third time in 1972 murder of Angola prison guard

A West Feliciana Parish grand jury today returned a murder indictment against inmate Albert Woodfox for the 1972 brutal murder of Angola Corrections Officer Brent Miller, announced Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.