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Man accused of raping woman he met on Tinder

Man accused of raping woman he met on Tinder

Posted 9:31 AM 7/28/2014 by Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested an East Baton Rouge man accused of raping a woman he met through a social dating app.

Deputies charged Jacob Witz, 22, with forcible rape after his arrest Saturday.

Investigators said the victim contacted them and told them she met Witz (More)


Auditors unable to give financial status for USS KIDD

Posted 9:40 PM 7/27/2014 by Ambria Washington

BATON ROUGE - The U.S.S Kidd is trying to stay afloat after the state audit was unable to do a proper audit report by giving an opinion on financial shape of the Kidd because of the lack of expense records.

Amy Torres and her family made the trip from Dallas to get on board (More)


Police: Man killed in crash overnight on I-10

Police: Man killed in crash overnight on I-10

Posted 8:17 AM 7/27/2014 by Greg Renoud

BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say one man is dead after a crash on I-10 involving two suspected intoxicated drivers.

Officials say Jason Smith's, 39, car stalled because it was running out of gas. He was hit by Sarah Raimondi, 37, while pushing his car. He is in the hospital with (More)


Ridership rises on revamped bus system

Ridership rises on revamped bus system

Posted 4:50 PM 7/26/2014

BATON ROUGE - Three months after Baton Rouge's bus system expanded service and added routes, ridership is up though the agency continues to adjust service. A challenge remaining is locating a transfer hub to replace one at the Mall of Louisiana. Mall owners have told (More)


Ascension, Iberville could put up money for new bridge study

Posted 8:54 PM 7/25/2014 by Brittany Weiss

GONZALES - The Baton Rouge area is a step closer to getting a little traffic relief.

Thursday, the Ascension Parish Council approved a resolution to enter into a cooperative endeavor agreement with Iberville Parish to share some of the cost of a traffic study.

Based on what (More)

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