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Posted 8:05 AM 7/7/2015 by Melinda Deslatte
BATON ROUGE- A new radio ad launching from an anti-tax organization is targeting state lawmakers who supported tax hikes and lessened tax breaks to balance this year's budget. The Louisiana chapter of Americans for Prosperity is spending $60,000 for the advertising that begins (More)
Posted 7:52 AM 7/6/2015 by Associated Press
BATON ROUGE- Officials are considering a $110 million upgrade at Baton Rouge Zoo that could include moving it to a different location. East Baton Rouge Parish Recreation and Park Commission officials say no decisions have been made yet. Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo (More)
Posted 11:54 AM 7/3/2015 by Trey Schmaltz
BATON ROUGE- The most recent sampling of water off Louisiana's coast has found enough bacteria to post advisories at almost every beach along the shoreline.
Only eight had no advisory Thursday. Almost twenty were (More)
Posted 8:19 AM 7/2/2015 by Associated Press
BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's littering fines are doubling. Gov. Bobby Jindal's office announced Wednesday that the governor had signed the fine increase bill by Gonzales Rep. Johnny Berthelot, a Republican. Fines for simple littering, which are $75 for a first offense and $500 (More)
Posted 2:39 PM 7/2/2015 by Trey Schmaltz
BATON ROUGE - Wednesday morning, contestants for the Miss USA pageant will wake up in their hotel rooms in the city and prepare to make their first public appearances.
Just before sunset, the group will participate in what the organization calls an "Extreme Sports Outing." The contestants (More)
Posted 7:44 AM 6/30/2015 by Troy Gaulden
WALKER - The city of Walker plans to pave the way for future industrial growth in the Livingston Parish Industrial Park by rehabilitating the only road through the area.
The Walker City Council will give the roadwork plans a green light at its meeting Monday. The city will redo the (More)