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Council paves way for new interstate ramps

Posted 5:06 AM 4/24/2014 by Brittany Weiss

BATON ROUGE - The Metro Council has approved hiring a group to survey land for a future Greenlight project involving an interchange at Pecue Lane and I-10.

The proposed project would include multiple through and turn leans on Pecue Lane, an entrance ramp and exit ramp on both sides of the (More)


Baker gets serious about crime, sagging pants and a planned dump

Baker gets serious about crime, sagging pants and a planned dump

Posted 3:55 AM 4/23/2014 by Trey Schmaltz

BAKER- City leaders discussed a series of important issues that have become talking point among people in all parts of the capital region.

Tuesday night, violent crime, sagging pants and an unwanted landfill were discussed at the city council meeting.

Parents were encouraged to talk (More)


In-your-face warning not enough for dangerous drivers

Posted 4:42 AM 4/22/2014 by Brittany Weiss

LIVINGSTON PARISH - Despite the Department of Public Works installing caution signs on South Satsuma in Livingston Parish, residents who live near a dangerous curve say people are still ignoring the dangers and the warning signs.

"Even after they put in the warning signs and the flashing (More)


Neighborhood puzzled after murder

Posted 7:27 AM 4/21/2014 by Troy Gaulden

BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police and neighbors are trying to figure out why a man was gunned down near a neighborhood barbecue.

The shooting happened Saturday shortly after 1 p.m. on the 600 block of East Polk Street.

Police say 63-year-old Eddie Lee Marshall died at the scene. (More)...


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)


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)

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