Bouquets booming on Mother’s Day at local flower shop

11 months ago WBRZ 0
BATON ROUGE – As people celebrate the mother figures in their lives, businesses are cashing in on the love. For last-minute shoppers, many had just one place to go for something special. It was a busy Mother’s Day at the Original Heroman’s Flower Shop, not just inside the store, on the road as well. The Read More

Louisiana National Guard memorial honors 4 soldiers killed

11 months ago WBRZ 0
Image: geauxguard.la.gov NEW ROADS – The Louisiana National Guard has unveiled a memorial at one of its armories to honor four soldiers killed in Iraq. The memorial, at the armory in New Roads, is dedicated to Sgt. Christopher Ramsey, Sgt. Michael Evans, Sgt. David Murray and Staff Sgt. Jonathan Reed. They were part of a Read More

Central shuts out Sulphur 4-0 for second straight 5A state championship

11 months ago WBRZ 0
Sulphur, LA – For a second straight year eighth-seeded Central high school is on top of class 5A claiming their programs seventh-ever state title after shutting out sixth-seeded Sulphur 4-0 on Saturday night. The Golden Tor’s of Sulphur were playing on their home turf at McMurry Park in Sulphur in-front of raucous environment, but the Wildcats never flinched. Both Read More

Short film created by SU alumnus to premiere at Cannes Film Festival

11 months ago WBRZ 0
BATON ROUGE – A Southern University alumnus is headed to one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world, thanks to his acclaimed new short film. “I feel like there’s always a story that’s missed,” Langston Williams, the writer and director of “Stay Woke” said. Williams earned his bachelor’s degree from Southern Univesrity, and Read More

Chef, foundation to launch historic preservation project

11 months ago WBRZ 0
Image: seafoodrevolution.com DONALDSONVILLE – A Louisiana chef and a local foundation are working to preserve a building that was erected in the 1800s and was a grocery store from 1944 to 1991. Chef John Folse and the Donaldsonville Area Foundation will launch the Historic Donaldsonville General Store & Museum project Wednesday. A news release says Read More

Beau Jordan’s grand slam leads LSU over Alabama 7-5

11 months ago WBRZ 0
BATON ROUGE – Bases loaded, two balls and two strikes with Beau Jordan at the plate and one swing brought the fans of Alex Box Stadium to their feet. A grandslam in the bottom of the eighth inning for Beau turned him into the hero of the night – and maybe the season – to give Read More

Fire at Popeyes on Burbank Drive caused by ‘smoking materials’

11 months ago WBRZ 0
BATON ROUGE – First responders were called to a reported fire at the Popeyes restaurant on Burbank Drive Friday night. The fire was first reported at 9:55 p.m. in the 10600 block of Burbank Drive at the location near Bluebonnet Blvd. Only employees were present when the fire was discovered, according to the St. George Fire Department. Everyone evacuated the Read More

Brand new type of restaurant opens in Mid City

11 months ago WBRZ 0
BATON ROUGE – Friday night Mid City was bustling with people checking out Hot Art Cool Nights, a showcase of artwork from local artists. The 15th-annual event coincided with the opening of a brand new type of restaurant in the city. “It’s almost like the new generation of food trucks,” explained Chef Jay Ducote. The Read More

Jazz Fest, food fests, and now BugFest

11 months ago WBRZ 0
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – New Orleans has festivals dedicated to music, food, art and culture. Now it’s got one dedicated to bugs. The first NOLA BugFest is happening Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A city news release says BugFest is hosted by the city’s mosquito, termite and rodent control board, along with the Audubon Butterfly Read More

Officials announce initiative for cancer treatment statewide

11 months ago WBRZ 0
BATON ROUGE – Tonja Mcmillan has been a hairstylist for nearly 20 years. But it was only eight months ago that a phone call changed her life. “I was on my way to work, got a phone call. They just said ‘your biopsy came back and it is cancer,’” said McMillan. “It took all I Read More