Sweet success: LSU is putting up billboards across Baton Rouge to celebrate the men’s basketball team’s last-second victory over Maryland on Saturday, WAFB-TV reports. The billboards feature Tremont Waters, whose layup with 1.6 seconds remaining put the third-seeded Tigers in the Sweet 16 with a 69-67 victory over six-seed Maryland. Read the full story.
Price hike: The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline shot up 16 cents a gallon over the past two weeks, to $2.66, The Associated Press reports. Baton Rouge has the lowest average nationwide, at $2.29. Read the full report.
Congratulations: Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center and St. Elizabeth Hospital, now Our Lady of the Lake Ascension, have each been named Hospital of the Year in the large and small hospital categories, respectively, by the Louisiana State Nurses Association and the Louisiana Nurses Foundation. This is the ninth time Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge has been named Hospital of Year, and the seventh time in Gonzales.