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  • Habitat For Humanity: Pink Tool Belt Bash

    August 11, 2015 8:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Habitat For Humanity's 10 th annual Pink Tool Belt Bash is coming back to Baton Rouge. “The Pink Tool Belt Bash is all about women helping other women rise above poverty housing to a more stable environment for themselves and their families,” said Habitat For Humanity... more »
  • Braves to build stadium that opens in 2017

    November 11, 2013 9:03 AM

    ATLANTA- The Atlanta Braves are leaving Turner Field and moving into a new 42,000-seat, $672 million stadium complex in Cobb County in 2017. Braves executives John Schuerholz, Mike Plant and Derek Schiller said Monday that the team decided not to seek another 20-year lease at Turner Field and began talks... more »
  • $1M federal grant to build on BRAVE

    September 23, 2013 2:28 PM

    Baton Rouge- A one million dollar federal grant has been awarded to East Baton Rouge Parish to build on the BRAVE effort. Mayor-President Kip Holden made the announcement Monday morning. The grant will help the efforts of BRAVE by creating a plan to address crime issues in the... more »
  • Shell to build natural gas plant in Geismar

    March 5, 2013 3:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Shell and its affiliates plan to build a small-scale, natural gas-liquefaction plant in Geismar and one in Canada that will provide fuel for commercial customers. The company said Tuesday it will install the Louisiana unit, which will supply LNG along the Mississippi River and the Gulf Intracoastal... more »
  • City leaders approve projects for Costco in BR

    January 23, 2013 12:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders approved some project specs for wholesaler Costco. The store is set to be built on the site of the old Coca Cola bottling plant near Airline and I-12. City leaders heard concerns from people about the plan. Some are worried about traffic in the... more »
  • Planned Costco store causes traffic concerns

    December 19, 2012 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Wholesale chain Costco filed an application with East Baton Rouge Parish to build a warehouse store at the old Coca Cola Bottling Plant near I-12. Costco said if approved, they intended to build a more than 144,000 square foot store and gas station at the site,... more »
  • Levee renovation in store for Baton Rouge

    June 1, 2011 9:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Engineers are planning to permanently beef up protection along the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge. A part of River Road has been closed near Brightside Lane for two weeks while they tested high river pressure at seepage points in the levee, measured water flow from that seepage... more »
  • Federal grant will help La. build labor database

    November 9, 2010 6:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana will share $12 million with 13 other states to build or expand databases of workforce data. The Louisiana Workforce Commission will receive more than $999,000 from the U.S. Department of Labor. States are to use the databases to conduct research to determine the effectiveness of employment... more »
  • Livingston seeks fee increase for new courthouse

    September 15, 2010 6:10 AM

    Livingston Parish officials say they will seek legislative approval to raise court fees to build a new courthouse. The officials have complained for more than a decade about a lack of security, need for more space and general deteriorating condition of the current courthouse, built in 1941. Until now, they... more »
  • New construction planned at La. Tech

    July 12, 2010 6:26 AM

    Louisiana Tech University will break ground by December on a new College of Business after receiving $12.4 million in capital outlay funding from the state. The project will be funded with a combination of the capital outlay funds and private donations from College of Business alumni. The new 42,000 square... more »
  • 2 La. firms win Navy contract for Oman vessel

    June 30, 2010 6:15 AM

    A Lockport shipbuilder and a New Orleans design firm won a $7.3 million U.S. Navy contract to build a 90-foot survey vessel for the government of Oman. Thoma-Sea Shipbuilders LLC and Technology Associates Inc. bid under a Navy program that sells military supplies and assets to foreign countries. Thoma-Sea says... more »
  • New Playground for YMCA

    May 1, 2010 1:08 PM

    Hundreds of volunteers came out to the baranco Clark YMCA to help build a playground. The playground was designed by kids and funded by kaboom and foresters. The 3,120 sq foot playground includes a climbing wall, swings, slides and picnic areas. Watch News 2 at 6 for more details. more »

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