Statewide News

BRPD ID's man hit by suburban on Perkins Road

Baton Rouge Police have identified the man killed in an overnight crash. We're told Jason Stablier, 27, was riding his bike on the 4900 Block of Perkins Road. He was riding from Congress.

Oiled wildlife discovered as pollution assessment teams survey Isaac’s damage

One dead juvenile pelican, 10 oiled dead nurtria and two live oiled pelicans were located in the marshes in the vicinity of Myrtle Grove, Sunday.

New Orleans Saints announce practice squad

 New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced today the team has signed the following players to their eight-man practice squad: DE Braylon Broughton, LB Ezra Butler, G Ricky Henry, G Harland Gunn, TE

Obama praises rescuers in storm-hit Louisiana

President Barack Obama praised rescuers and volunteers helping clean up after Hurricane Isaac on Monday and offered federal help to beef up flood protection in the stricken area.

Isaac's aftermath: Power outages, flood threats plague Louisiana

Nearly a week after Hurricane Isaac slammed into the Gulf Coast, the effects of the storm were still being felt Monday: From the thousands forced into shelters by flooding to the tens of thousands still living without power in sweltering condit

Central home destroyed by fire caused by generator

A generator is to blame for an early morning house fire in Central. The estimated damage is $250,000.

Tips for insurance policyholders for Hurricane Isaac claims

As Louisiana homeowners begin to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Isaac, Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is offering advice and resources for property owners to assist them in filing a claim and working with insurance adjusters and agen

Boil advisories issued across Louisiana due to damage caused by Isaac

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is issuing boil advisories for the following systems in response to Hurricane Isaac:

High school football Week 1 changes due to Isaac

 Due to the impact of Hurricane Isaac, the following schools have announced changes to games scheduled for Friday, Aug. 31. At this time schools in EBR Parish are scheduled to return for class on Friday.

Hotline open for dialysis patients impacted by Hurricane Isaac

As Hurricane Isaac threatens southern Louisiana, dialysis patients are particularly vulnerable because they typically need treatment every two to three days, and any substantial delay can be life threatening.