Statewide News

West Nile virus on the rise in the U.S., health officials say

The United States is experiencing its biggest spike in West Nile virus since 2004, with 241 cases of the disease reported nationwide this year so far, including four deaths, health officials said.

Tropical Storm Ernesto Inches Toward Gulf Of Mexico

As Tropical Storm Ernesto inches toward the Gulf Of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center is keeping their eye on two new distubances. One storm is off the Coast Of Florida in the Atlantic.

Mayor Holden urges EBR to get Red Stick Ready

Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden is urging East Baton Rouge residents to monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Ernesto as it approaches the Gulf of Mexico this weekend, and to review preliminary precautions.

Police Search for Family of Deceased Woman

 A female who was found dead near a canal July 3 has been identified as 50-year-old Freda Charlene Truelove. Investigators said there were no signs of foul play in her death, but have not been able to locate Truelove's next-of-kin.

Tropical Storm Ernesto forms in Atlantic

Tropical Storm Ernesto has formed just east of the Windward Islands. Current sustained winds are 52 mph with gusts up to 63 mph. The projected path is west at 22 mph entering the Caribbean Sea as a tropical storm by tomorrow.

Burglars foiled by homeowner; Police seeking suspects

The Baton Rouge Police Department is currently seeking two suspects for an attempted burglary that happened a short time ago.

GOHSEP holds hurricane preparedness meeting

In advance of a predicted, near-normal season, state officials came together today for a midseason review of their hurricane preparedness plans and coordination with other agencies.

‘We Are Cajun’ hopes to show a broader reality of Cajun culture

 Who are the Cajun's of today? That's the question Louisiana documentary maker Allen Clements set out to answer in his latest film.

Arrest warrant issued for Cuba Gooding Jr. for alleged Big Easy brawl

The New Orleans Police Department told CNN: "Mr. Gooding and his attorney met with police officials this morning. At the meeting's conclusion, Mr. Gooding was given a summons to appear in municipal court.

LSU football reports to campus on Wednesday

The LSU football team reports to campus on Wednesday with its first practice scheduled for the following day as the Tigers begin their eighth season under head coach Les Miles.