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City leaders address concerns about Jones Creek Road construction

City leaders address concerns about Jones Creek Road construction

Posted 7:42 AM 5/29/2015 by Ambria Washington

BATON ROUGE - City leaders say construction crews will be taking over Jones Creek road in about four months as efforts to improve the quality of roadways in the area reach full force.

The project will be expanded from Coursey Blvd all the way to Tiger Bend Road as crews work to widen (More)

Yesterday

Security changes at Pointe Coupee Parish Courthouse

Security changes at Pointe Coupee Parish Courthouse

Posted 8:11 AM 5/28/2015

NEW ROADS- Pointe Coupee Parish officials implemented several changes at the courthouse in New Roads in an effort to improve security. Anyone entering the courthouse, whenever court hearings are taking place, will only be able to do so at the courthouse's front entrance. Visitors will (More)

5/27/2015

Business coalition seeks public opinion on I-10 congestion

Business coalition seeks public opinion on I-10 congestion

Posted 8:05 AM 5/27/2015 by Associated Press

BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge business-led coalition seeking transportation improvements is trying to get more members of the public to take an online survey about traffic on the Interstate 10 corridor. The 21-question survey is designed to gather data on commuting patterns, the use of (More)

5/26/2015

Blakes murder trial begins Tuesday

Blakes murder trial begins Tuesday

Posted 8:03 AM 5/26/2015 by Joe Hagan

BATON ROUGE- A four year old Baton Rouge murder case is expected to begin trial today. Johnny Ray Blakes is accused of killing a mother of three in her home back in 2011.

Police say Blakes forced his way into 25-year-old Rochel Christal's house on Byron Street and shot her. Christal was Blakes' ex-girlfriend.

He's being charged with first degree murder.

 

5/22/2015

Hurricane preparedness sales tax begins next weekend

Hurricane preparedness sales tax begins next weekend

Posted 8:12 AM 5/25/2015 by Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - The annual hurricane preparedness sales tax holiday is right around the corner in Louisiana.

On May 30 and 31 people can buy things like flashlights and portable generators without having to pay the 4 percent state sales tax.

The exemption only applies to the first (More)

5/25/2015

Superfest finale marks the end of Baton Rouge's music weekend

Superfest finale marks the end of Baton Rouge's music weekend

Posted 7:56 AM 5/25/2015 by Joe Hagan

BATON ROUGE- Bayou Country Superfest came to a close last night in dramatic fashion. The festival's final day had performances from Cassadee Pope, David Nail, Miranda Lambert, Kip Moore, and Blake Shelton.

During Lambert's set heavy showers moved in, and she paused her set for a rain (More)

5/22/2015

Taylor Swift, Superfest fans warned about traffic changes

Taylor Swift, Superfest fans warned about traffic changes

Posted 11:43 AM 5/22/2015 by Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - With two concerts this weekend in Baton Rouge, city-parish officials warned drivers and music lovers Thursday to be aware of traffic changes around LSU.

Taylor Swift performs Friday night as part of her 1989 World Tour at Tiger Stadium, while country music stars will hit the (More)

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