Baton Rouge

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
(WWL.com) - 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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Chris Miller
December 22, 2018 - 4:03 pm
LSU says two of its student-athletes were detained for questioning after a fatal shooting, but have been released without arrest, The Advocate reports. Baton Rouge Police say one person was found shot to death in the back seat of a pickup truck in the Scotlandville neighborhood Saturday afternoon...
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December 13, 2018 - 9:13 am
(WWL.com) - Louisiana has three of the top 30 cities most in need of charity donations this holiday season according to the personal finance website WalletHub.com. New Orleans came in at 10, Shreveport was next highest in the state at 21, and Baton Rouge came in at 26. WalletHub Analyst Jill...
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Kristian Garic
November 02, 2018 - 11:13 am
Finally it’s here! No. 1 Alabama comes to Baton Rouge to face No. 3 LSU. The game every LSU fan circles on the calendar and the game every Alabama fan has counted as a win in seven straight seasons. Everyone expected Alabama to be the top ranked team in the country at this point. Nobody expected...
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October 30, 2018 - 3:45 pm
(WWL.com) A new report shows 14 percent of bridges in Louisiana are structurally deficient, with a need for rehabilitation or possibly even replacement. Spokesperson for the transportation research group TRIP, Rocky Moretti, says precautions are being taken with some of these bridges in order to...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 27, 2018 - 5:57 pm
The premier TV broadcast in college football is bringing its crew to Baton Rouge when LSU hosts Alabama next Saturday. HEY BATON ROUGE -- WE'RE COMING TO YOUR CITY! See you next week for No. 1 @AlabamaFTBL vs No. 4 @LSUfootball pic.twitter.com/0u0IifnpNk — College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) October...
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October 14, 2018 - 6:19 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A district attorney in Louisiana is examining the case of a Baton Rouge police officer who was fired after shooting at a motorist. Police said they found no probable cause to arrest former officer Yuseff Hamadeh, who was with the department for two years. District Attorney...
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David Blake
October 12, 2018 - 2:16 pm
Tiger Stadium is sold out Saturday as LSU and Georgia meet in Death Valley for the first time since 2008. Georgia has sold all of its 6,000-ticket allotment for the game, making Saturday one of the largest game day crowds ever on campus. ''This is a huge game, Georgia has sold it's full 6,000 seat...
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