Baton Rouge

June 05, 2019 - 9:56 pm
As the Louisiana legislature reaches the final hours of the session, disputes continue regarding sports betting and minor budget skirmishes needing a resolution, but with debates settled over new abortion restrictions and the bills passed to implement them. The 60-day session is over at 6 p.m...
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April 23, 2019 - 7:11 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Women seeking an abortion in Louisiana would have to get lengthy background information about the doctor performing the procedure, under a proposal that won unanimous support from state senators. The measure by Republican Sen. Beth Mizell, of Franklinton, would require the...
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April 22, 2019 - 6:11 pm
A House committee has approved a bill to let Louisiana residents buy Team Gleason Foundation license plates which would help support the former Saints player in his fight against ALS. It was the memorable punt that Gleason blocked against the Atlanta Falcons, which helped lead the Saints to victory...
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Kristian Garic
April 19, 2019 - 2:58 pm
This was supposed to be the softer part of the LSU baseball schedule starting with Missouri last weekend and heading into the series against Florida. For the LSU baseball Tigers it’s been anything but soft, in fact it’s been down right harsh for Paul Mainieri’s squad. LSU lost three straight SEC...
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Jim Hanzo
April 08, 2019 - 9:20 am
When the Louisiana Legislature convenes today, there are sure to be some issues that matter to people. Topics that are sure to get people talking include, the gas tax for roads and bridges, the abortion issue which would make it illegal as soon as there is a fetal heartbeat, legalized sports...
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Chris Miller
April 03, 2019 - 11:52 am
A single engine private plane pilot ditched his aircraft off I-10 near Baton Rouge this morning, Louisiana State Police say. It happened near the Highland Road exit. Authorities say the pilot was the only one on board, and he suffered minor injuries. The Advocate reports the pilot, James Ritter,...
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Don Ames
February 17, 2019 - 9:30 am
Another unseasonably warm and muggy Sunday, today, with highs climbing to the upper 70s, and just a 30 percent rain chance later in the day. But, a cold front will pass through the area Sunday night, dropping overnight lows to the mid 50s, possibly the 40s, by Monday morning. That'll bring less...
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January 26, 2019 - 11:30 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana ranks among the most dangerous areas for pedestrians in a new national report. The state is listed as fourth in the nation for pedestrian fatalities in the report released by Smart Growth America. In Louisiana, 1,047 walkers were hit and killed by drivers from 2008...
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January 19, 2019 - 12:16 pm
( - Louisiana now has 15 straight months of employment gains, and added 21,900 jobs from December of 2017 to December of 2018, putting the state’s unemployment at 4.9 percent. Workforce Commission chief economist Ali Bustamante says more than half of those gains came from one market. “Much...
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Don Ames
December 27, 2018 - 8:45 pm
***Flash Flood Watch Until 6 AM Friday*** The risk for severe weather in our area appears to be diminishing as a line of storms drifts farther north. However, a cold front and its line of storms is slowing to a crawl from Washington Parish to Baton Rouge and just west of Morgan City. WWL-TV...
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