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Fighting the Baton Rouge traffic

It has been a rouge week for commuters. On top of battling our usual traffic problems, the Mississippi River bridge was shut down twice due to accidents. Here in Baton Rouge we may have a bit of a traffic problem.

Crawfish prices rising as cold weather affects supply

Louisianans love a good crawfish boil. But if you've been out shopping lately, you've probably noticed the price of a pound of crawfish has skyrocketed!

BRPD beef up patrols Mardi Gras weekend

Baton Rouge Police are gearing up for the biggest parade in the Capital City.

'I'm a survivor': Stroke survivor shares her story

For the women at the Go Red for Women Luncheon, red is a color of determination, strength and survival. "I had a stroke, and I'm a survivor," said Christiana Chaisson, a two-time stroke survivor.

New rule changes for high school football

 In its ongoing effort to minimize the risk of injury in high school football, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Football Rules Committee expanded the provisions of unnecessary roughness to include contact wi

LPSO looking for men accused of stealing $800 of cigarettes

Livingston Parish Sheriff's Deputies are working to ID two men accused of stealing $800 worth of cigarettes from the Big River Shell station on Highway 43 in Albany, LA. 

$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.