Baton Rouge

Two black men have been shot and killed in the past two days by police officers. Both shootings were captured on video.

Jason Saul / WWNO

Protests continued in Baton Rouge last night over the police killing of 37-year-old Alton Sterling. WWNO’s Ryan Kailath was there.

Cellphone video appears to show two white police officers holding down and fatally shooting 37-year-old Alton Sterling, a black man who had been selling CDs outside of a convenience store just after midnight on Tuesday.

Chef Murdock's Smokehouse, grilling across the street from the Triple S. "I just came by because I knew they (Baton Rouge protestors) was going to be hungry."
Jason Saul / WWNO

The aftermath of the police shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge is a developing, fluid story. In breaking news situations, some information passed along to our reporters may later turn out to be wrong. Our editors and reporters make every effort to ensure information comes from reputable sources, and this post will be constantly updated as we receive new information.

Cookie Coleman, Poppy Tooker and Chef Hardette Harris in Shreveport
Chris Jay

From community gardens in North Louisiana to village farms in Sub-Saharan Africa, local leaders are cultivating a passion for regional cuisine and sustainable agriculture. On this week's Louisiana Eats!, we learn about the push for community-driven food policy and meet some advocates who are inspiring people to think differently about how they eat.

Right after Hurricane Katrina, tens of thousands of people rushed from New Orleans and elsewhere along the Gulf Coast to Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The influx of evacuees and recovery crews was a recipe for road congestion. Traffic volumes hit 25-year projected growth overnight. There was gridlock in Louisiana’s capital city.

Gardere, a neighborhood synonymous with poverty, blight and crime, is changing for the better. Overall crime has declined in the last four years. A group of residents are working to make the area safer, smarter and friendlier.

Driving down Capitol Heights in Mid-City a few weeks back, I saw a sign in front of a house. It was...a colorful sign, to say the least, and what it said intrigued me: "Live Music - Friday - 6:30 to 8:30." I decided to check it out, and what I found was not what I expected.

“It’s a neighborhood event,"  said David Henson, leader of the Adult Music Club of Baton Rouge. "It’s not really like a music venue, like a club show or anything like that where there’s going to be a crowd of rowdy people, or anything like that; but I do like (it) – this is a pretty good little house.”