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  • Eight fire trucks needed to battle fire on Jones Creek Rd.

    February 4, 2016 9:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Saint George and East Side Fire Departments faced some challenges battling a fire in a vacant storage building Thursday afternoon. The building in the 4500 block of Jones Creek Rd. near Coursey Blvd. was about 1500 feet off the road, making it difficult for crews... more »
  • Man pulling down building dies when roof collapses

    October 4, 2015 6:47 PM

    FRANKLIN, La. - Franklin Fire Department officials say a man pulling down a building on his property was killed when the 10-by-20-foot roof fell onto him. Charles Boudreaux, 68, died Saturday morning. It took 20 minutes for a heavy rescue crew, two engine company crews and several support units to... more »
  • BRFD: Arson the cause of early morning fire

    September 21, 2015 9:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities have determined arson to be the cause of a fire that destroyed a building in Baton Rouge early Monday morning. The Baton Rouge Fire Department received a call about a building on fire on Scenic Highway at Rosenwald Road around 4:15 a.m. It took fire crews about... more »
  • Rooftop pool hoisted onto downtown building Play Video

    August 13, 2015 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A more than 10,000 pound pool was installed on top of the Commerce Building in downtown Baton Rouge Thursday. Work first began on the more than 60-year-old building in November of 2014. The structure is being renovated to be a 93-unit apartment building with a fitness... more »
  • Governor's next address won't be 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

    August 13, 2015 3:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's not Washington, D.C. but the Jindals will have a new home in 2016 - in the upscale University Club neighborhood. "U Club", as some call it, is an 18-hole golf course community. Homes are built around the course and a neighborhood version of Camp David:... more »
  • Baton Rouge library applies for permit for new branch

    July 8, 2015 7:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish Library has applied for a building permit to replace its downtown River Center branch. The new 50,000-square-foot branch is budgeted at $19 million. Mary Stein, assistant library director, says construction documents for the new branch are currently being reviewed by the library system... more »
  • Capitol employees fear traffic nightmare Play Video

    April 9, 2015 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Some state employees are concerned that new security measures at the state capitol will cause a traffic nightmare when they're implemented Monday, the first day of the legislative session. However, officials assured them that the details have been worked out, and traffic will move smoothly. Starting... more »
  • NYC police to determine if 6 missing are connected to blast

    March 27, 2015 12:00 PM

    NEW YORK - New York City police say they are trying to determine whether six other people reported missing are connected to the apparent gas explosion in the East Village. The six do not include the two people that police have already said remain unaccounted for after Thursday's blast. Police... more »
  • French Quarter home collapses

    October 22, 2014 1:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A building in the French Quarter that suffered a partial collapse late Tuesday afternoon, entirely gave way Wednesday shortly before 1 p.m., according to WWL-TV in New Orleans. No one was injured in the collapse, but a reporter on the scene said the collapse and ensuing... more »
  • Part of building falls in French Quarter street

    October 21, 2014 5:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Part of a building in the French Quarter near Royal St. and St. Ann drew a crowd of onlookers on Tuesday afternoon as it collapsed into the street below. WWL-TV reported that debris from the building closed up to two blocks of Royal Street while Quarter... more »
  • Ascension breaks ground on new government complex Play Video

    August 27, 2014 7:52 AM

    GONZALES - Leaders in Ascension Parish broke ground on a new governmental complex Wednesday morning. The goal is to have more offices under the same roof. Prep work began about two weeks ago, but the official ribbon cutting began at 9:00 a.m. The new complex is being constructed... more »
  • Smoking ban at state office buildings wins passage

    May 22, 2014 3:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - After years of trying, a West Monroe lawmaker has successfully persuaded the full Legislature to ban smoking within 25 feet of a public entrance to a state-owned office building. The Senate gave final passage to Republican Rep. Frank Hoffmann's bill with a 31-6 vote Wednesday. Hoffmann has... more »
  • After public dispute, council narrowly approves rezoning Play Video

    February 24, 2014 9:39 PM

    GONZALES - The city council voted 2-1 to award a rezoning request so Crawford Electric can build a warehouse on five acres of PriceCo land. Crawford Electrical Supply Co. wants to build its multi-million dollar, 54,000 square-foot facility on Highway 44 east of I-10. The plot is zoned as... more »
  • Driver ticketed for causing car to plow into bar Play Video

    January 22, 2014 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A downtown bar closed Wednesday night after a car plowed into it, creating a gaping hole. Police say a car ran a red light and hit another car, sending the second vehicle into the side of George's Place. There were seven people in the bar... more »
  • State office building evacuated due to false alarm

    October 31, 2013 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities evacuated the Claiborne building in downtown Baton Rouge after an alarm Thursday morning. Police say the alarm was set off accidentally by someone cleaning in the building. Fire trucks and police responded after the alarm prompted state workers to evacuate the building, which houses... more »
  • Baton Rouge building set for conversion

    October 5, 2013 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Onyx building at the corner of Third and Convention streets downtown Baton Rouge will be redeveloped into a mixed-use property including apartments and commercial space. The Advocate reports ( http://bit.ly/19USmsy ) that conversion work could begin this coming week. The first steps will be removing exterior... more »
  • IBM hires SU grads for downtown facility

    September 20, 2013 11:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE- IBM has hired a number of Southern University graduates for the new development in downtown, college officials announced this week. IBM is planning to hire about 800 people. The facility is planned where The Advocate newspaper once was near the river. IBM hired about two-dozen SU... more »
  • New security measures at City Hall Play Video

    July 18, 2013 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Four security doors were recently installed on the third floor of City Hall. Metro Councilman John Delgado requested them after reports of people walking freely into personal council offices during meetings. "This is a public building. We want to make it accessible to people, but... more »
  • Judge dismisses lawsuit over Dixie Brewery building

    June 18, 2013 11:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Dixie Brewing Co. in an effort to stop any demolition of a brewery as part of the new VA hospital under construction in New Orleans. The Advocate reports the VA plans to demolish some parts of the... more »
  • Levee district moving ahead with Morganza work

    June 18, 2013 11:32 AM

    HOUMA - The Terrebonne Levee District is gearing up for its busiest year of levee-building yet as its board plans to move ahead with millions of dollars in construction paid for with a new 1/2-cent sales tax. The Courier reports the board will review its upcoming budget at a meeting... more »
  • Building destroyed, RVs flipped during strong storms

    May 22, 2013 3:02 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Police in Morgan City said strong storms and a possible tornado damaged businesses and RVs this afternoon. Police said they received several reports of strong winds and hail starting around noon, along with tornado reports. They responded to several complaints of downed trees and power lines,... more »
  • Home being renovated catches fire

    April 2, 2013 2:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters rushed to a Baton Rouge home which caught fire while its owner was working on it this afternoon. Curt Monte with Baton Rouge Fire said they stopped the fire from destroying the building, and are investigating exactly what caused it. A man who claimed... more »
  • Body off building

    April 1, 2013 7:35 PM

    SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA- A man appeared to have accidentally died when he lowered himself off an 18-story office building building with a rope. The Sacramento Fire Department says its a mystery why the man harnessed himself and went down the side of the high-rise. The man did not work there. It... more »
  • IBM building office, residential tower downtown Play Video

    March 27, 2013 12:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - IBM is coming to Baton Rouge and bringing with it more than 800 technology jobs. The tech company will occupy an office building on the former site of The Advocate downtown. The IBM complex will be built and managed by Commercial Properties Realty Trust and owned... more »
  • IBM to build office building in Baton Rouge

    March 27, 2013 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - IBM is coming to Baton Rouge, sources tell News 2. The tech company will build an office building on the former site of The Advocate downtown. The IBM complex is expected to employ hundreds of people. IBM is a Fortune 500 company with thousands of... more »
  • Needed repairs at Baker High Play Video

    January 24, 2013 5:46 PM

    BAKER - Some tough decisions need to made about the safety of Baker High School. The building is falling apart and parents are worried about their kids. "The condition of the school needs to be repaired," said Estelle Jarvis. About 500 students attend the 63- year-old school.... more »

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