Authorities respond to a fatal crash killing two on Airline Hwy

1 day ago WBRZ 0
BATON ROUGE – Authorities are responding to a overturned vehicle accident that has killed two people off Airline Highway, near Pecue and Highland. The accident happened around 8 p.m. on the 13900th block of Airline Hwy. State Police confirmed the crash claimed the life of two people. The coroners were called to the scene.  This Read More

Group to hold free HIV testing during AIDS awareness event in Port Allen

1 day ago The Advocate 0
A nonprofit is offering free HIV testing during an event Monday in Port Allen that organizers hope spurs a greater conversation on preventing the spread of HIV. The event, hosted by the Louisiana Tri-Parish Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, starts at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the West Baton Rouge Community Center in Port Allen. Read More

Follow live: SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey talks LSU-Georgia title game

1 day ago The Advocate 0
We’re one day away from Saturday’s SEC Championship Game between LSU and Georgia. In a joint press conference, head coaches Ed Orgeron and Kirby Smart preview the top 5 match up. The 2019 SEC Championship won’t go down in the record books as a true LSU road game — but don’t be surprised by a Read More

Classic SEC match-up: LSU’s offense vs. Georgia’s defense

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ATLANTA (AP) — LSU is perfectly comfortable in an offensive shootout, both teams racing up and down the field, throwing caution to the wind and lighting up the scoreboard with big play after big play. Georgia would prefer a defensive quagmire, where every yard in a struggle, the sort of knock-’em-back stalemate that puts a Read More

Officials list pot vape brands reported in US outbreak

2 days ago WBRZ 0
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials investigating a nationwide outbreak of vaping illnesses have listed, for the first time, the vape brands most commonly linked to hospitalizations. Most of the nearly 2,300 people who suffered lung damage had vaped liquids that contain THC, the high-inducing part of marijuana. In a report released Friday, the U.S. Read More

Baton Rouge Police increasing DWI checkpoints for the holidays

2 days ago WBRZ 0
BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Police Department says you can expect to see more cops checking drivers’ sobriety in the coming weeks. Starting Friday, BRPD says drivers can expect to see more checkpoints throughout the area at numerous undisclosed locations. The department says a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission and National Highway Read More

Baton Rouge lawyer arrested, allegedly forged documents to get client out of jail

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BATON ROUGE – A local attorney was booked on fraud charges after he allegedly admitted to forging a signature on court documents. The Advocate reports Chris Alexander was booked into the Livingston Parish Jail Friday after he admitted to filing the fraudulent documents. Alexander’s client, James Henley, was reportedly arrested in Caddo Parish for his Read More