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  • Central Fire Department addresses recent injuries in rivers Play Video

    July 1, 2016 11:23 PM

    CENTRAL - The Central Fire Department is warning residents to practice safety around rivers, after two separate diving injuries during the week. Since the beginning of the year, there have been five reported injuries involving people jumping or diving into the Amite and Comite Rivers. One of those resulted in... more »
  • Central fire looking for information after corrosive material is dumped illegally

    June 1, 2016 12:21 AM

    CENTRAL - The Central Fire Department is seeking information after an unknown, corrosive substance was dumped Tuesday evening. BR Hazmat was also called to the scene near the intersection of Wax Road at Banway Drive after someone illegally dumped two 55-gallon-drums which were leaking a fluid after they were... more »
  • Firefighters from 4 departments battle apartment fire on Plank Road

    May 29, 2016 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters from four different departments battled a fire at an apartment complex on Plank Road. The fire occurred in the 11000 block of Plank Road, which is in the Brownsfield Fire Department's jurisdiction, but crews from Baton Rouge Fire, Central Fire and Baker Fire were all... more »
  • Central schools crack down on residency requirements Play Video

    May 24, 2016 7:53 PM

    CENTRAL - With just a day away until school is out for the summer, the central school board is cracking down on what some call "education freeloaders." "We have a responsibility to the taxpayers ... to ensure that the children we are educating live in Central," Central Superintendent Michael Faulk... more »
  • Deputies identify Watson drowning victim

    May 15, 2016 4:10 PM

    WATSON – Deputies in Livingston Parish say a woman is dead after drowning in the Amite River near the Watson area Sunday afternoon. Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the Upper Amite River area for a possible drowning just before 3 p.m. Sunday. Investigators say initial reports indicate... more »
  • Residents rally to remove junk for Central woman in need Play Video

    May 1, 2016 4:58 PM

    CENTRAL – Help was on the way for an elderly Central woman who needed help to remove piles of junk off her property. The city of Central demanded that she clean it up, and Saturday a group of volunteers took the matter into their own hands. “It’s wonderful.... more »
  • Lost men found in BREC's Blackwater Park Play Video

    April 19, 2016 11:16 PM

    CENTRAL - Crews found two men who spent a couple of hours lost in the woods of BREC's Blackwater Park Tuesday Night. That's off Hooper Road in Central. Rescue crews from the Central Fire Department, along with deputies from the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office were called to... more »
  • Two arrested for arson after Walmart fire in Central

    April 12, 2016 10:58 AM

    CENTRAL- Two juveniles were arrested for arson after a Walmart fire that happened Monday night. Central Fire Department along with the East Side and District Six Fire Departments responded to a box alarm at the Walmart on Sullivan Road Monday night. An aisle in the yarn section of the store... more »
  • Renewed questions emerge over Comite River Diversion Project

    March 14, 2016 5:19 PM

    ZACHARY- After a deluge of rain last week, renewed questions are emerging about the status of the Comite River Diversion Project. The project is supposed to keep tens of thousands of residents dry during high water events in our area. It has been in the works for decades. The... more »
  • Flood map revisions in Central approved by FEMA Play Video

    March 8, 2016 9:53 PM

    CENTRAL - A city-funded project to update and revise FEMA flood elevations along portions of the Beaver Bayou watershed in Central was approved. The project, which began about four years ago, was granted approval by FEMA last week. "We felt like some people were put into floodplains that... more »
  • Amid controversy, planning leaders approve piece of new development

    December 17, 2015 10:46 PM

    CENTRAL - The city planning and zoning commission approved lot sizes and other matters related to the development of a mixed-use community Thursday evening. The group had a concern over lot sizes, but ended up approving the plan. Next, the city council will make the final decision. Project... more »
  • Central to add 2 to council by 2018

    December 8, 2015 11:24 PM

    CENTRAL - The city council approved adding two at-large seats to its elected body Tuesday. In addition to the two, new positions, the council will be divided into five districts instead of all five being at-large. By the 2018 election cycle, the council will have five people elected from... more »
  • Bigger government up for vote in Central Play Video

    December 7, 2015 10:28 PM

    CENTRAL - Tuesday night, the city council in Central is set to discuss and vote on adding two more council members. The ordinance, introduced by council member Wayne Messina, would establish a seven-member council with five elected from districts and two elected at-large. It would also appropriate about $6,000... more »
  • Missing woman on Joor Road found safe and sound Play Video

    November 3, 2015 7:33 PM

    Firefighters reunited an 85-year-old with her family late Tuesday night. Inez Smith was missing for about three hours when she was found in woods off Joor Road. She was found sitting down, calling out for help. Good work @CentralFireDept finding Inez Smith & getting her back home... more »
  • Troopers investigating deadly crash near Central

    October 16, 2015 1:42 PM

    CENTRAL - State Police are investigating a single vehicle fatality crash that happened on LA 410 at Gurney Road north of LA 408 in East Baton Rouge. Troopers said the investigation revealed that the crash happened as 29-year-old Yveon Samuel, of Baker, was traveling northbound on LA 410 in... more »
  • Judge grants injunction for teen to attend Central

    October 9, 2015 4:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge granted a temporary injunction Friday ordering Central Schools to allow a young girl to attend classes while a lawsuit over her residency status continues through the court system. Billy and Tonya Burkette sued the school district after administrators said their 14-year-old daughter had to... more »
  • Central High honoring alumni Devon Gales Play Video

    October 2, 2015 11:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Under the Friday night lights, plays honored a former Central Wildcat. Starting with Friday's game against McKinley, the Central football team will wear blue and gold stickers in the shape of ribbons on the backs of helmets for Southern University football player Devon Gales. Gales, a... more »
  • Central's Wicker rocks pink cleats, mean kick Play Video

    October 1, 2015 8:17 PM

    CENTRAL - The game of football played under the Friday night lights is a time-honored tradition. Teams travel near and far to meet their match on fields around the country. For many in Louisiana, it's not just a sport but a way of life. When the Central Wildcats... more »
  • Board votes to demolish gym group fought to save

    September 28, 2015 10:04 PM

    CENTRAL – The school board voted to tear down an old, wood-framed gym some have spent the last year fighting to save. Since last August, the Central Cultural Foundation has been working to raise money and draft plans to rent and restore the old high school gym on Sullivan... more »
  • Tight protocol set for Pope's US visit

    September 19, 2015 1:42 PM

    NEW YORK - Getting tickets was the easy part. Being among the 80,000 New Yorkers who won a lottery for a spot on Pope Francis' motorcade route through Central Park means they will have to endure long lines, tight security and hours of waiting before the pontiff even gets there.... more »
  • Comedy Central to air show despite comedian's 9/11 lies

    September 19, 2015 1:39 PM

    NEW YORK - Comedy Central has decided to go ahead with Steve Rannazzisi's stand-up special after the comic's admission that he lied about being in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. His special, "Breaking Dad," is scheduled to air Saturday. The network said earlier in the day it... more »
  • Dutchtown, Central bands remember 9/11 victims Play Video

    September 11, 2015 11:16 PM

    CENTRAL - Two high school bands took to the field as one Friday night, to celebrate the heroes and honor the victims of 9/11. "I'm Proud To Be An American" was performed live during halftime at the Dutchtown High and Central High school football game. It was one of... more »
  • Sisters tie blue ribbons to mailboxes, honor law enforcement Play Video

    September 10, 2015 4:07 PM

    WALKER - Two sisters have joined an effort to help make a difference in their communities by posting blue ribbons on their mailboxes. Brittany Daigle of Central and Kimberly Dicapo of Walker have been going door to door in their neighborhoods to show support for members of law enforcement. ... more »
  • Noisy Joor Road quieted by new pavement Play Video

    September 9, 2015 6:37 PM

    CENTRAL - A fix to quiet down Joor Road in Central is finished after a paving experiment did not work. People who drive down Joor Road say they could not carry on a conversation in the car and had to turn up the radio to tune out road noise before... more »
  • Kids tag Central neighborhood Play Video

    September 7, 2015 10:10 PM

    CENTRAL - Neighbors said children responsible for spray painting dozens of mailboxes, street signs, bikes, and yard decorations have been going door to door apologizing for their actions. Residents living along Sugar Pine Dr and other nearby streets woke up Monday morning to find their property vandalized. Mailboxes and... more »
  • Shoe Creek work can continue during lawsuit

    August 19, 2015 6:18 PM

    CENTRAL - A judge chose not to issue a preliminary injunction which would halt work on a 700-unit property development in Central which has some residents at odds with city leaders. Three Central residents sued Mayor Junior Shelton and four city council members over the Settlement at Shoe Creek... more »
  • Roundabout open for Central's first day of school Play Video

    August 13, 2015 9:45 AM

    CENTRAL- Construction crews worked through the night to complete a roundabout before the first day of school in Central. The new traffic circle replaced the intersection at Joor Road and Gurney Road. The new traffic pattern wasn't expected to be finished in time for the first day of... more »
  • Crews will work overnight to get roundabout ready for school traffic Play Video

    August 12, 2015 11:19 PM

    CENTRAL - Construction crews will work overnight Wednesday as they try to have a roundabout complete before school starts Thursday morning. The roundabout is near the shared campuses of Central Middle and Intermediate schools. Earlier this week, the district alerted parents that the construction was behind schedule and was... more »
  • Hearing date set in Central apartment development spat Play Video

    August 12, 2015 1:42 PM

    CENTRAL - A judge set a hearing date Wednesday to determine if construction of a 700-unit property development in Central can go forward, an issue that has some residents at odds with city leaders. Three Central residents filed a lawsuit against Mayor Junior Shelton and four council members claiming... more »
  • Central mayor, council caught in spat over upscale development Play Video

    August 11, 2015 11:14 PM

    CENTRAL - There is a lawsuit against the mayor and four council members over a 150-acre piece of property in Central. The lawsuit alleges the nearly 700-unit development violates city laws. Three members of the Central community have filed a "Petition for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief." "If our... more »
  • Roundabout construction not finished for school

    August 11, 2015 9:40 PM

    CENTRAL - Parents are being warned of a traffic headache when school resumes here Thursday. The roundabout at the intersection of Joor Road and Gurney Road will not be complete by the start of school. Contractors hoped it would be finished ahead of classes, but the city said Tuesday... more »
  • Woman wanted for stealing TV

    August 11, 2015 4:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies asked for the public's help identifying a woman who walked out of a Walmart with a big-screen TV recently in East Baton Rouge Parish. Detectives said the woman stole the television from the Walmart on Sullivan Road in Central the afternoon of Aug. 7.... more »
  • After first decade Central says business is booming

    July 7, 2015 7:00 PM

    CENTRAL- Central is celebrating its tenth anniversary by announcing more growth opportunities. City officials held a press conference on Tuesday morning announcing new economic development that plans to generate millions to the city. They said the city is booming and many residents and business owners have worked hard to... more »
  • Police ticketing drivers in Central construction zone Play Video

    June 16, 2015 6:35 PM

    CENTRAL - Drivers might want to watch their speed in the Central area. Police are clocking drivers in a construction zone after lanes opened on Sullivan Road between the Central Thruway and Wax Road. So far, dozens of people have gotten tickets for going over the 35 mph speed limit.... more »
  • Central teen returned home safely

    June 14, 2015 12:29 PM

    The Central teen that went missing on June 1 has returned to her home safely. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office reported that Hannah Primeaux left her home on the 1st, and did not contact any family members after June 9. She was listed as a runaway, and... more »
  • Missing for 12 days, teen still hasn't been spotted

    June 12, 2015 9:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Days after issuing its first request for help in finding a missing teen, deputies sent a second request out Friday. Hannah Primeaux, 15, has not been seen since June 1st. Deputies first released details of her disappearance on June 9th after her family went eight days... more »
  • Theft suspect leads deputies on two-parish chase

    June 9, 2015 11:31 PM

    CENTRAL - A suspect in a theft case took East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputies on a five-mile chase Tuesday evening. The suspect, whose name has not been released, was wanted for stealing from the Walmart and hit a deputy's cruiser on their way out of the parking lot.... more »
  • Work begins to quiet Joor Road Play Video

    May 29, 2015 6:51 PM

    CENTRAL - A fix is coming to Joor Road in Central after residents pushed for a fix to the noisy road. In 2009, the state expanded Joor Road from two lanes to five to fix traffic problems, but the expansion also caused new problems. The sound of cars whizzing... more »
  • A neighborhood's sinkhole situation Play Video

    May 26, 2015 11:19 PM

    CENTRAL - A woman reluctantly promised to look over her neighborhood overnight Tuesday after a sinkhole developed in her front yard. "It was not there yesterday at all," Jessica Perault told WBRZ News 2 reporter Brittany Weiss in an interview on WBRZ News 2 at 10:00 Tuesday. Perault said... more »
  • Man's dream home becomes literal power struggle

    April 24, 2015 8:14 PM

    CENTRAL - A property owner found himself in a power struggle over his dream home he built on a 7-acre plot of land. Vernon Raiford owns the property located off Blackwater Road in Central. He built his new house next to his daughter's house, on the same plot of... more »
  • 'Scooby-Doo' crew taught lesson about looking for kicks

    April 15, 2015 10:48 PM

    GREENWELL SPRINGS - Central School System leaders said they identified a group of kids who were seen on security video in the abandoned Greenwell Springs Hospital in February. The group illegally went inside the hospital and were seen walking around and exploring . The facility has been closed for... more »
  • Pointe Coupee School Board searching for new superintendent Play Video

    April 13, 2015 5:47 PM

    POINTE COUPEE - The Pointe Coupee School Board is searching for a new leader. Current superintendent, Linda D'Amico, announced she'll be retiring at the end of her term in June, just months before the school board planned to open a new career academy that she pioneered. "That's one... more »
  • Central HS apologizes for bizarre cloak incident Play Video

    March 27, 2015 10:33 PM

    CENTRAL - A high school student at the city's public school was disciplined after appearing in a white cloak and making gun-like gestures during a baseball game. The incident happened Thursday when Central played Scotlandville High. Friday, the school district confirmed there were reports of the antics filed by... more »
  • Girl says her former coach molested her

    March 24, 2015 6:55 PM

    CENTRAL - Sheriff's deputies have booked a Central man with sexual battery after a girl reported that he attacked her during a sleepover at her house when she was 12. She said she fended him off with a baseball bat. Deputies arrested 34-year-old Philip Ziegler on Monday and booked... more »
  • More nail traps found on Central roads

    March 20, 2015 11:04 AM

    CENTRAL - Drivers in Central spotted more spiked traps in their city's roads Friday, waiting for someone to drive over them and lose a tire. People in Central posted pictures on social media of more nails found welded into caltrops and scattered on Arnold Road near Watson. The... more »
  • Homemade spikes causing drivers expensive headaches Play Video

    March 19, 2015 4:26 PM

    CENTRAL - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating at least 17 cases where homemade spikes punctured tires in Central. We first reported on the problem one month ago , as tire shops began seeing the welded nails popping tires. This week, another resurgence of the homemade... more »
  • Small schools worried about PARCC opt-out Play Video

    March 16, 2015 12:41 PM

    CENTRAL - Thousands of children in Louisiana sat down Monday to take a test which stirred controversy among opponents of the multi-state Common Core initiative. It's the students who aren't taking the test, though, which worry administrators in small school districts like Central. Administrators with the community school... more »
  • Central parents asked to reconsider opting kids out of PARCC tests

    March 13, 2015 10:49 PM

    CENTRAL - Parents received an automated phone call from the superintendent of the city's school system, asking them to reconsider opting kids out of controversial PARCC tests. The tests, affiliated with the Common Core teaching methods, begin next week. Parents have removed kids from the tests in protest of... more »
  • Affluent families opting out of PARCC Play Video

    March 12, 2015 6:42 PM

    CENTRAL- The Central Community School System has among the highest level of parents opting their children out of next week's Common Core test. The district said 50 of their 2,000 students eligible to take the PARCC test, 2.5 percent, will instead sit it out. Central Superintendent Michael Faulk... more »
  • Child killed in ATV crash over weekend

    March 1, 2015 1:20 PM

    CENTRAL - A 6-year-old child was killed in an ATV accident Saturday night in Central along Keystone Avenue. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says Kohen Kleinpeter, 6, was riding on back of an ATV known as a "Bad Boy Buggy" with six other people Saturday night. ... more »
  • Baby goats among dozens of animals killed in barn blaze Play Video

    February 9, 2015 9:05 PM

    CENTRAL - A family is turning to the Internet to help rebuild their barn that burned to the ground Saturday with dozens of animals inside. The fire at South Shamrock Stables on Blackwater Road killed 15 rabbits, 25 baby chicks and three goats. Tom and Casey Maloy moved... more »
  • Ninja-like devices puncturing tires on roadways Play Video

    February 6, 2015 10:33 PM

    CENTRAL - City officials published a warning on Facebook Friday about Ninja-looking nail contraptions that are being thrown on roadways and putting holes in vehicle tires. "Two nails welded together to look like spikes; it's not something that you can buy in a store. It is defenitely something that... more »
  • Growth leads to new housing development in Central Play Video

    February 4, 2015 6:42 AM

    CENTRAL - New housing is catching-up with the growth in Central. 700 new homes are coming to area in the Settlement on Shoe Creek. Mayor J.R. Shelton describes it as a "city within a city". There are plans for homes, retail space and restaurants. The neighborhood will be right... more »
  • Sheriff: 3 arrested for stealing cell phones from Wal Mart

    January 17, 2015 10:57 AM

    CENTRAL - East Baton Rouge deputies say two people broke into the electronics case at Wal Mart and stole more than $14,000 of cell phones. They were stolen from the Wal Mart on Sullivan Road and Wax Road in Central on January 4th. Officials say the phones were... more »
  • Stolen smoker secured Play Video

    January 6, 2015 11:20 PM

    CENTRAL - A well known BBQ pit stolen 3 days after Christmas has returned home. According to store owners, David's Tiger Express's smoker was found abandoned in a Baton Rouge apartment complex. David's Tiger Express and the grill are known for its Friday night steak dinners. "It... more »
  • Changes coming to accident hot zone Play Video

    October 23, 2014 5:09 PM

    CENTRAL - Changes are coming to an intersection notorious for wrecks in Central. The state has come up with a solution they believe will stop the repetitive problem at Greenwell Springs and Sullivan Road, by changing the eastbound left turn signal on Greenwell Springs Road. Currently, the light allows... more »
  • Pickin' pumpkins at Blackwater United Methodist Church Play Video

    October 9, 2014 1:50 PM

    CENTRAL - You can get into the fall spirit and help a great cause by visiting the annual Pumpkin Patch at Blackwater United Methodist Church in Central. The patch raises money for church activities and mission trips. During the month-long event, area kids and invited out for fun, games... more »
  • Scotlandville gets first district win, takes down Central 22-10

    October 3, 2014 11:49 PM

    SCOTLANDVILLE - The Scotlandville Hornets picked up their first district win of the 2014 season with a 22-10 win over Central on Friday night. The Hornets and Wildcats traded turnovers in the early going, with Delmas Holmes getting the only touchdown of the first half on a 6 yard... more »
  • Minister in trouble for making house calls Play Video

    September 24, 2014 10:40 PM

    CENTRAL -A lien was placed on a minister's house after the city put a stop to her performing wedding ceremonies in her backyard. "I don't think it's right, I don't think it's right," said Rhonda Anders. Anders, an ordained minister, had been using her backyard to perform wedding... more »
  • Preservationists get chance to save old gym

    September 8, 2014 11:21 PM

    CENTRAL- The public school board for this city has agreed to give activists time to try and raise money to keep an historic gym from being demolished. The gym , built in 1927, is part of the old Central High School complex on Sullivan Road, near Hooper. It is... more »
  • Central parents frustrated, kids not in school Play Video

    August 26, 2014 6:25 PM

    CENTRAL - Some parents in Central are outraged, saying their children are being denied a public education. "It's not fair to her that she has to miss school because of paperwork," said Yvone Samuel, a frustrated mother of two. "I just don't understand that, it's not fair." Samuel... more »
  • The Future: Central's Dynamic Duo Play Video

    August 21, 2014 7:05 PM

    CENTRAL - The Central Wildcats have plenty of talent on their 2014 team - indicated by two of their standouts who have their eyes on college football next year. Terrell Chatman, committed to the University of Miami, and Kevin Henry, committed to LSU, are not only competitors pushing each... more »
  • Funeral to be held Friday for key Central leader

    August 20, 2014 11:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Citizens of Central will say their goodbyes Friday to a man who was a devoted community leader. Celebration of life services for former pro tem mayor and City Councilman Ralph Washington will be held on Friday, Aug. 22 at Living Faith Cathedral at 6375 Winbourne Ave.... more »
  • Central historic gym on the chopping block Play Video

    August 13, 2014 10:29 PM

    CENTRAL - A group aimed at preserving history and the art of Central are trying to put a stop to the pending demolition of an old high school gym. It's the oldest, non-residential building in town and the Central Cultural Foundation doesn't want to see it go. "People... more »
  • Sports 2-A-Days: Central Wildcats Play Video

    August 10, 2014 9:26 PM

    CENTRAL - The Wildcats hope to live up to their program tradition and last year's record(11-2) in 2014. Central has won at least a share of their district crown in each of the past six years, but head coach Sid Edwards warns they only won it last year by... more »
  • Central students finally allowed to have backpacks Play Video

    July 31, 2014 6:01 PM

    CENTRAL - After a two year moratorium on backpacks in lieu of bulky binders, students at Central Middle School will finally be allowed to pack a bag on their back, albeit one that isn't too stylish. Every student at the middle school will be issued a matching black mesh... more »
  • Central subdivision bracing for big rain weekend Play Video

    July 18, 2014 10:18 PM

    CENTRAL - People blame clogged drains and blocked culverts for flooding in Bridlewood subdivision Friday. The week ended like many others do when there is a significant rain event: flooded streets, sometimes feet deep. The water flooded yards, covered some lawn furniture and brought fish to the front... more »
  • Central considering police department expansion Play Video

    July 18, 2014 3:20 PM

    CENTRAL - Central city leaders will consider adding around $57,000 to the city's police department budget Tuesday. The ordinance would give the department enough money to hire an assistant police chief and fund the move to a larger suite in the same building. These are more potential changes for... more »
  • Central WR gives verbal commitment to Miami

    July 5, 2014 4:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Central High School wideout Terell Chatman pledged his verbal commitment to the University of Miami this weekend. The six-foot-four prospect told WBRZ Sports 2 he is being recruited by offensive coordinator James Coley and wide receivers coach Brennan Carroll as an "outside receiver" for the Hurricanes.... more »
  • Central swears in newly elected officials

    July 1, 2014 1:03 PM

    CENTRAL - From council members to a new police chief, a number of newly elected officials took their oaths of office at Central High School Tuesday. The five Central council members include Jason Ellis, Shane Evans, Kim Fralick, Wayne Messina and John Vance. James Salsbury was sworn in as... more »
  • New Central police chief wants just $99/month

    June 24, 2014 9:56 PM

    CENTRAL - The next top cop in Central asked the city council to cut his pay since collecting a full time salary risks his retirement. Tuesday night, the council granted Chief-elect James Salsbury's odd request with no opposition. Salsbury retired from the Baton Rouge Police Department in 2005... more »
  • Central Freshman Academy construction to begin soon Play Video

    May 20, 2014 5:46 PM

    CENTRAL- A battle between two contractors to build the Central Freshman Academy will end quietly this week as the two companies agreed to binding arbitration. Buquet & Leblanc won the initial low bid for the estimated $5.2 million dollar construction, but Cangelosi Ward argued their slightly higher bid should... more »
  • Help Central authorities track down stolen sign

    May 8, 2014 4:20 PM

    CENTRAL - City government officials are seeking information regarding a traffic sign stolen from Hooper Rd. near Greenwell Springs Rd. The custom-made, DOTD-approved sign is 4 feet wide by 6 feet tall and reads "Unmuffled Compression Brakes Prohibited" to conform with the local ordinance. The sign was removed with... more »
  • Saturday is election day in Louisiana

    May 1, 2014 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Saturday is election day across Louisiana with polls opening at 7:00 a.m. and closing at 8:00 p.m. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says 35 parishes are holding elections May 3. In East Baton Rouge, Central voters will choose between Jason Ellis and Ralph Washington in... more »
  • Central worries more speeders are coming Play Video

    April 25, 2014 10:23 PM

    CENTRAL - Residents are worried a state highway that already attracts a lot of speeders will expldoe with even more problems soon. Many drivers on Blackwater Road in Central either live along the highway, or use it as easy access to and from Zachary. The 50 mph speed limit... more »
  • Early voting begins Saturday

    April 18, 2014 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Early voting begins Saturday for the May 3rd elections in Louisiana, continuing through April 26. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says 35 parishes are holding elections May 3. In East Baton Rouge, Central voters will choose between Jason Ellis and Ralph Washington in a runoff... more »
  • New mayor, chief elected in Central

    April 5, 2014 10:46 PM

    CENTRAL- Voters elected a new mayor and police chief and began to fill their town council during an election Saturday. "Jr." Shelton was elected mayor with 59% of the vote and James Salsbury was elected chief with 52% of the vote. About 7600 people cast a ballot. "Shane"... more »

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