Rachael Thomas, WAFB

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Recent articles by Rachael:

Emergency crews respond to reported double shooting near off Perkins Road

Emergency crews responded to a reported double shooting just off Perkins Road Friday afternoon. → Read More

Superior Grill closed for Memorial Day weekend after employees show signs of COVID-19

Superior Grill is closed for Memorial Day weekend after employees showed signs of COVID-19. → Read More

Murder, arson suspect already jailed facing new charges for two other fires

The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal (LAOSFM) has charged a Clinton man already in jail for a recent murder and arson case in connection with two other recent fires. → Read More

Shooting reported on Siegen Lane; victim found blocks away

Emergency crews responded to a shooting in Baton Rouge Tuesday night. → Read More

USDA offering direct payments to farmers through Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Mike Strain, DVM, announced Tuesday, May 19 details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) for farmers. → Read More

BRG says 4.5% of people tested show COVID-19 antibodies

Baton Rouge General (BRG) says it has performed more than 1,500 antibody tests over the past four weeks and as of Tuesday, May 19, 4.5% of those tests came back positive. → Read More

EBR announces tentative schedule for modified in-person high school graduation ceremonies

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System (EBRPSS) announced it will hold modified in-person ceremonies for 2020 graduating seniors. → Read More

La. families who receive free/reduced lunch can now apply for financial assistance to feed kids

Louisiana has received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help feed as many as 611,430 students during the coronavirus pandemic, Governor John Bel Edwards announced today (Friday, May 15). → Read More

Organizations come together to provide free books for families in north Baton Rouge

Two organizations have teamed up to distribute nearly 1,000 books to families in north Baton Rouge neighborhoods. → Read More

4 arrested after allegedly trying to smuggle drugs into Ascension jail

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that four men have been arrested after allegedly trying to smuggle drugs into the Ascension Parish Jail. → Read More

Energy bill assistance now available for low-income households in EBR

The Division of Human Development & Services and the Office of Social Services announced Wednesday, May 13 that Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) funds are now available to help low-income families with their energy bills. → Read More

Central High seniors to take cap and gown photos, participate in drive-thru celebration

Graduating seniors at Central High School will be able to take cap and gown photos and participate in a drive-thru commencement ceremony in the coming days. → Read More

Metairie-based Fat Boy’s Pizza coming to Baton Rouge

Fat Boy’s Pizza is coming to Baton Rouge, specifically, to Tigerland. → Read More

1 arrested, 2 wanted in connection with car burglaries, shooting incident in Ponchatoula

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for two males accused of burglarizing cars in Ponchatoula and shooting at a homeowner; one suspect is already in custody. → Read More

1 critical after fire Tuesday night

Emergency crews responded to a fire in Baton Rouge Tuesday night in which one person was hurt. → Read More

#OnlyHangWithDonors drive scheduled to increase BR blood supply during pandemic

Multiple organizations are coming together to host a blood drive in Mid City Wednesday. → Read More

BREC announces Phase 1 reopening plans for parks, athletic facilities, etc.

On Tuesday, May 12, BREC released information about its plans for Phase 1 of reopening. → Read More

FranU to hold second drive-thru graduation celebration for students Saturday

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University (FranU) is holding a second drive-thru graduation ceremony for its students Saturday, May 16. → Read More

UL System plans to resume in-person classes at its 9 schools this fall

The nine schools that are part of the University of Louisiana System say they’re planning to resume in-person classes this fall, the school system announced Monday, May 11. → Read More

Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge to resume worship services

The Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge announced Monday, May 11 that churches can resume worship as early as the weekend, starting with Vigil Masses Saturday afternoon (May 16). → Read More