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Cemetery and businesses may be removed for street

Posted 4:35 AM 4/18/2014 by Ryan Naquin

BATON ROUGE - A cemetery and two businesses may be removed for a Department of Works plan to build a connector between Highland Road and Burbank Drive.

The city wants to extend Kenilworth Parkway to Burbank to ease congestion.

But gravesites, an Ace Hardware Store and Country Day (More)

4/16/2014

Parents, students, and faculty respond to school's abrupt closure

Posted 5:11 AM 4/17/2014 by Brittany Weiss

BATON ROUGE - The Career Academy Public Charter High School in Baton Rouge is closing because there is no building to accommodate the students.

The building is rented out by East Baton Rouge Parish Schools and it is asking for the building back for a new magnet middle school set to open in (More)

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Police exchange gunfire with group, officer injured

Police exchange gunfire with group, officer injured

Posted 4:40 AM 4/17/2014 by Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE- A narcotics search warrant ended with an exchange of gunfire where a Baton Rouge Police officer was injured.

The incident happened on 36th at Cain Street, near the intersection of North Acadian and Gus Young.

Police said they only could release preliminary information (More)

4/16/2014

Lee takes reigns of Port Allen

Lee takes reigns of Port Allen

Posted 4:37 AM 4/16/2014 by Trey Schmaltz

PORT ALLEN- The city's newest mayor was sworn in Tuesday evening.

Richard Lee was elected in a special election earlier this month to fill Deedy Slaughter's term after she was recalled at the end of 2013. Slaughter ran for the seat and lost to Lee.

Lee took the oath in front of a (More)

4/15/2014

Hearing highlights details of triple murder

Hearing highlights details of triple murder

Posted 4:59 AM 4/15/2014 by Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE- Investigators took the stand during a day-long hearing to discuss moving a 16-year-old accused killer from juvenile detention to parish prison and have the case against him heard in district court where he'll face adult charges.

Eventually, a juvenile court judge decided to (More)

4/14/2014

Baton Rouge officials object to landfill approval

Baton Rouge officials object to landfill approval

Posted 5:04 AM 4/14/2014 by Hunter Robinson

BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge official wants to consider suing to block an industrial waste landfill in north Baton Rouge. City-parish Councilman Trae Welch says that the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality should appear before the council to explain its approval of the (More)

4/11/2014

Turns out, there never was a problem with Eden Church Road

Posted 4:50 AM 4/11/2014 by Brittany Weiss

DENHAM SPRINGS - Thursday night the Livingston Parish Council talked about the real problem on Eden Church Road: clogged drains and not bad design.

For years, residents along Eden Church have complained about flooding, no matter how little or how much it rained.

"That's all I can (More)

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