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  • At superintendent's request, contract review pulled Play Video

    December 18, 2014 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A member of the East Baton Rouge Parish school board pulled her request Thursday to extend the contract of the district's departing superintendent. Mary Lynch said at Thursday night's board meeting she wanted to withdraw her item at the request of Superintendent Bernard Taylor, whose contract... more »
  • Police: drug trafficking operation busted in college neighborhood Play Video

    December 18, 2014 2:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A house in a quiet neighborhood of mostly college students was a cover for a drug trafficking operation, police said in court documents relating to the arrest of Sittipong Jitarun, 31. Jitarun was arrested Thursday at his house in Nicholson Lakes after a search turned up... more »
  • Board member asks to consider Taylor contract extension

    December 16, 2014 12:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Outgoing school board member Mary Lynch requested an item be added to an upcoming school board agenda which would allow the board to extend Superintendent Bernard Taylor's contract for another year. Lynch sent an email to board president David Tatman and vice president Tarvald Smith shortly... more »
  • Third suspect arrested in front door murder

    December 9, 2014 11:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Deputies arrested a third person related to a shooting last week . Tuesday, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office announced it arrested Trevon Sandolph. Sandolph is charged with murder and illegal use of a weapon in the death of Ivan Molina. Byron Maxson and Troy... more »
  • EBR Mayor to kick off Lt. Governor's run

    December 8, 2014 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A campaign spokesperson for Mayor-President Kip Holden said he will officially announce his candidacy for lieutenant governor later this week. The spokesperson released a schedule for a campaign announcement this Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Drusilla Place ballroom. Holden confirmed his plans to run in... more »
  • Sheriff: 2 men charged with murder

    December 6, 2014 2:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies say two men are in custody after a man was killed Thursday night. Byron Maxson, 26, was arrested Friday evening. Troy Carter Jr., 26, was captured Saturday morning and is being treated for a gunshot wound at a hospital in Hammond.... more »
  • DA: case is one of the most horrendous he's seen Play Video

    December 3, 2014 10:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A grand jury indicted a mother and daughter Wednesday for manslaughter after their elderly family member died of neglect inside their home. "I have viewed photographs of the autopsy and it's some of the more horrendous ones I've seen in my 40-year career," East Baton Rouge... more »
  • Christmas angels disguised as deputies help kids' wishes come true

    December 2, 2014 2:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Twenty kids got a chance at having a happier holiday season Tuesday morning. Tuesday, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputies took the kids shopping during its annual Shop with a Cop event at Target. The children, nominated by school guidance counselors based on need, got $100 to... more »
  • Officer-involved shooting to cost parish $420,000 Play Video

    November 25, 2014 10:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City leaders voted nine to two in favor of settling a nearly half a million dollar wrongful death lawsuit out of court Tuesday. "It was senseless. It was reckless," Metro Council member C. Denise Marcelle said. In March 2011, Baton Rouge Police Officer Christopher Magee... more »
  • Redevelopment Authority chooses interim director

    November 20, 2014 10:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Redevelopment Authority of East Baton Rouge voted to accept the resignation of their former director and select his interim replacement. Walter Monsour announced his resignation on Nov. 3. He said it was necessary for the overall health of the organization, which is in dire financial... more »
  • Simultaneous raids target synthetic pot in EBR Play Video

    November 18, 2014 9:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A cooperative effort among authorities in East Baton Rouge Parish netted nearly a dozen arrests, a large amount of synthetic drugs, prescriptions and marijuana along with cash. The Baton Rouge Police Department, East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, Louisiana State Police, DEA, Baker Police Department and Delta Drug... more »
  • Metro Council wants pay raises in budget

    November 10, 2014 8:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council members have been flipping through the mayor's proposed budget that they will vote on next month. But some say the key missing element is an across-the-board pay raise for city workers. Mayor-President Kip Holden officially unveiled his proposed 2015 budget last... more »
  • EBR School Board incumbents headed to runoff

    November 4, 2014 10:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In East Baton Rouge, two school board incumbents forced to run against one another after the board was cut back will head into a runoff. Republican "Jerry" Arbour and Democrat Evelyn Ware-Jackson received the most votes Tuesday night, but neither broke the 50 percent barrier needed... more »
  • New bingo hall opens in EBR Play Video

    October 31, 2014 6:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Council on Aging is opening up a bingo hall to support local non-profit organizations devoted to helping the elderly. Many seniors play bingo at the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging but next week there will be a new and bigger facility, and the... more »
  • EBRSO K-9 Team wins national championship

    October 29, 2014 11:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office announced on Wednesday that the EBRSO K-9 Team took championship honors at the 2014 United States Police Canine Association National Trial. Captain James Broussard and Lt. Steven Whitstine along with K-9 units Indo and Tigo attended 2014 USPCA trials held... more »
  • Hero deputy, construction workers rescue driver from sinking car

    October 23, 2014 11:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy rescued a person from Ward Creek Thursday. The department posted on its Facebook page that some construction workers watched a person drive into the creek from South Mall Drive. The driver was unresponsive and the vehicle was sinking. ... more »
  • Get a Taste of Baton Rouge, help feed seniors Play Video

    October 22, 2014 7:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - You can enjoy some good food and music for a great cause at Taste of Baton Rouge. It's a fundraiser for the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging. The agency delivers 125,000 meals through their "Meals on Wheels" Program and over 85,000 hot meals daily to... more »
  • Deputies honored for Hollywood-style river rescue

    October 16, 2014 11:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Four deputies from three different departments were honored by the East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff Thursday. East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputy John Buie and Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office Sergeant Carl Childers were given the Medal of Valor award. Two deputies from the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's... more »
  • Neighbors worried wanted man is hiding in woods, feet from houses Play Video

    October 12, 2014 11:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sunday night, people kept eyes on the dark woods behind their homes on Riverside Park Drive since a convict is likely lurking in the shadows. Dennis Shampine's run from the law has lasted through the weekend and approaches the one week mark since he bolted from police... more »
  • Still no sign of wanted man after late Friday night search

    October 10, 2014 11:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A convicted felon continued his run from the law late Friday as a slew of authorities trailed him again overnight. Dennis Shampine has been eluding authorities since Tuesday when the first manhunt to find him, this one in Walker, put schools on lockdown after lunch. He was... more »
  • Manhunt ended for wanted sex offender Play Video

    October 10, 2014 9:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State police say the manhunt for a sex offender now wanted for robberies in Livingston Parish was called off around 11 p.m. Thursday. Dennis Shampine remains at large. Shampine was spotted Thursday morning walking near the Amite river bridge by a state trooper, prompting an... more »
  • Deputies outsmart accused, sly casino thief

    September 29, 2014 10:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies arrested a man who is accused of trying to get away with stealing someone's cash slip from an area casino. Jamey Lobell was booked into jail earlier in September. He is charged with felony theft and misdemeanors of disturbing the peace by intoxication and resisting... more »
  • Lawmakers angry over failed progress at Comite Diversion Canal Play Video

    September 29, 2014 9:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A tense meeting unfolded at the State Capitol Monday as lawmakers argued over the stalled-out Comite River Diversion Project. The meeting got heated as the group met with project leaders about the lack of progress recently. If the project is ever finished, it should ease flooding... more »
  • EBR Redevelopment Authority running out of money

    September 29, 2014 6:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish Redevelopment Authority, a public agency responsible for reviving blighted areas in Baton Rouge, is running out of money. The organization, formed in 2007, is responsible for kicking off two high-profile projects in Ardendale - formerly called Smiley Heights - and the redevelopment... more »
  • EBR residents encouraged to 'fight the flu'

    September 24, 2014 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President "Kip" Holden and representatives from Baton Rouge area hospitals held a press conference Wednesday morning in an effort to encourage East Baton Rouge residents to "fight the flu". Speakers from Our Lady of the Lake, Baton Rouge General, Woman's Hospital and Ochsner Baton Rouge were... more »
  • East Baton Rouge Schools target dropouts

    September 24, 2014 6:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish school system is recruiting students who have dropped out or who are in danger of dropping out to take Internet-based coursework as an alternative route to a diploma. The push, which includes letters and phone calls to their homes as well as... more »
  • DHH: One death and 11 new cases of West Nile virus

    September 19, 2014 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials reports one new West Nile virus death out of 11 news cases in the state. Officials say the new cases bring this year's total to 103 cases. According to the report the death in DHH Region 3 which encompasses St. Mary, St. James,... more »
  • Prison guard fired after inmate escapes near courthouse

    September 18, 2014 4:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A prison guard lost his job after after an inmate escaped near the 19th Judicial District Courthouse downtown. Wednesday, Clayton Holland got away from Pine Prairie corrections officers when he was being transported to East Baton Rouge. Holland escaped using a handcuff key he got... more »
  • Metro Council votes to fire parish attorney Play Video

    September 10, 2014 3:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Metro Council voted to remove Mary Roper as their parish attorney after a contentious hearing Wednesday afternoon. The vote was 8-3 to fire Roper. Council memebers Tara Wicker, Ronnie Edwards and Chauna Banks-Daniel voted against removing Roper. Joel Boe was absent. ... more »
  • DHH: 2 new West Nile deaths in the state

    September 5, 2014 10:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials report two new West Nile virus deaths in the Capital Area Region and in Northwest Louisiana. Officials also reported nineteen new cases, bringing this year's total to 80 cases. The Department of Health and Hospitals' weekly report shows six new neuroinvasive disease cases... more »
  • DHH: 5 of 9 new West Nile cases in Baton Rouge

    August 29, 2014 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials added another 9 confirmed cases of West Nile virus this week, including five new cases of the neuroinvasive disease type all reported in East Baton Rouge. The new numbers bring the total number of Louisiana cases this year to 61 with the other... more »
  • EBR Head Start looking for teachers, aides and more Play Video

    August 27, 2014 9:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge is searching for Head Start teachers, aides, social workers and others who want to make a difference in the lives of children. They could fill as many as twenty positions Friday at a special job fair. City-Parish Division of Human Development and Services... more »
  • Woman accused of burning child in bath

    August 22, 2014 3:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a woman after they said she badly scalded a child in her care. Investigators charges Ebony Allen, 28, with cruelty to juveniles after her arrest Thursday. Police said Allen was caring for the child and called 911 to report they'd been burned or... more »
  • EBR Head Start program to hold Aug. 29 job fair

    August 22, 2014 11:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Head Start Program and EmployBR will host a job fair to fill immediate openings for a number of positions the program urgently needs. The job fair will be held on Friday, Aug. 29 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the EmployBR... more »
  • Exchange guns for gas, no questions asked Play Video

    August 22, 2014 9:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - You can help East Baton Rouge Parish empty guns from the street while filling up your gas tank. At "Gas for Guns", you can exchange your firearms for gas credits with no questions asked. It's part of the BRAVE Program's efforts to make the city safer.... more »
  • Sheriff looking for vehicle in 7-year-old's murder Play Video

    August 20, 2014 4:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The sheriff's office released an image of a car described as a "vehicle of interest" in the drive-by murder of a seven-year-old boy. Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said at a Wednesday evening news conference, the car is a light-colored, four-door sedan. He released a grainy picture of the... more »
  • Residents hope to block EBR school redistricting

    August 19, 2014 3:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A group of East Baton Rouge Parish residents is back in court, hoping to block a new nine-member redistricting plan that shrank the size of the parish School Board by two seats. The residents filed court papers late Monday seeking an immediate review of a lower court... more »
  • DHH confirms 13 new cases of West Nile in Louisiana

    August 15, 2014 3:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Health officials confirmed 13 new case of West Nile in the state Friday. The Department of Health and Hospitals reported multiple cases in East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Caddo, Calcasieu and Livingston. Officials say the 13 new cases were reported in the state's latest surveillance report, bringing... more »
  • Tire thieves sought in EBR

    August 15, 2014 3:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released photos of several people investigators said were involved in a trio of tire thefts at a truck rental business in East Baton Rouge. Deputies said the first theft happened in May, and the last two happened in August. They're not sure if the... more »
  • Several rushed to hospital after afternoon wreck

    August 1, 2014 4:54 PM

    CENTRAL- Sheriff's deputies spent the evening working a crash that closed Denham Road and sent several people to the hospital, sources said. The wreck happened at El Ranchito and involved as many as three vehicles, according to people at the scene. Children were among the injured. There was... more »
  • City puts 'weed lien' on unmaintained properties Play Video

    July 31, 2014 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People in one Baton Rouge neighborhood finally get help after living with what they call an "eyesore". The city's public works went to empty lots on Dan Drive in East Baton Rouge Parish Thursday to chop, hack and rip away years worth of unhealthy growth and... more »
  • Together BR to discuss "grocery gap"

    July 28, 2014 8:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Together Baton Rouge will hold a public meeting Monday night to discuss the "grocery gap" in East Baton Rouge Parish. The EBR Food Access Policy Commission was started by Together BR and the Mayor's Health City Initiative to address the lack of grocery stores in some... more »
  • Sheriff Sid Gautreaux to be honored today Play Video

    July 25, 2014 8:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux and seven others will be inducted into the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame today. "I am humbled by the honor of being recognized by my colleagues and the community," Sheriff Gautreaux says. "I entered a career in law enforcement... more »
  • Lawsuit likely after school board votes to drop two members

    July 24, 2014 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Parish School Board members refused to leave Thursday's meeting before making a decision on whether or not to eliminate the number of seats on the board. About six hours after the meeting began, the board voted to eliminate two seats and move forward with... more »
  • Democrats come out against school redistricting

    July 24, 2014 6:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The executive committee for the East Baton Rouge Parish Democratic Party has come out against proposals up for debate to reduce the size of the parish School Board. The Democratic Party's opposition to the school board redistricting follows on the heels of opposition by the local Republican... more »
  • School vice principal arrested, accused of sexting student

    July 22, 2014 10:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A vice principal was placed on paid suspension after being booked into jail on charges of computer aided solicitation of a minor Tuesday. Edwin Chastang, one of the top educators at Southeast Middle School, admitted to police that he exchanged nude photographs with a 15-year-old student. The... more »
  • GOP against shrinking Baton Rouge school board

    July 22, 2014 6:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish's chapter of the Republican Party has come out against a proposal to reduce the number of members serving on the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board from 11 to a smaller number. The local GOP's executive committee voted 13-1 to urge the school... more »
  • Search warrant issued in bank robbery case

    July 21, 2014 9:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Deputies are still investigating the robbery of a bank on O'Neal recently . There is a search warrant related to the case involving a woman named Terri Larrieu. Larrieu's DNA was found on the note used in the heist, court documents revealed Monday. The bank robbery... more »
  • Drainage problems years away from solution

    July 18, 2014 8:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A parish-wide fix for drainage issues is still years away, although half of the sewer projects are complete. The sewer rehabilitation project in East Baton Rouge is a part of the parish's master plan and comes with $1.2 billion price tag. According to the Department of... more »
  • NAACP wants more, not fewer school board members

    July 17, 2014 11:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The NAACP protested with signs outside Thursday's East Baton Rouge Parish School Board meeting. The group believes talks about redistricting the board and possibly reducing the number of seats will lead to segregation and discrimination among the board. Plans are being considered to move from eleven members... more »
  • Buses are stuffed, time to unpack Play Video

    July 17, 2014 7:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - We raised $67,000 worth of school supplies yesterday for students in Ascension and Baton Rouge Parishes during our annual Stuff the Bus drive. Now it's time for the hard part: unpacking all those buses. Volunteers will Unstuff the Bus today. 2une In's Rebecca Buchanan visited... more »
  • Volunteers help WBRZ 'Stuff the Bus' Play Video

    July 16, 2014 6:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Volunteers helped WBRZ stuff school buses with more than $67,000 in donated school supplies Wednesday. The buses in Baton Rouge and Gonzales were filled to nearly overflowing with paper, crayons, pencils, and more to help kids in need this coming school year. Schools supplies were... more »
  • EBRSO: Wigged man tried to rob pharmacy

    July 10, 2014 11:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said they've looking for a man in a red wig who tried to rob a pharmacy in East Baton Rouge Thursday morning. Witnesses told deputies that the wig-wearing man went into the CVS on George O'Neil Road around 9 a.m. and gave a note... more »
  • Search for bank robber continues in Baton Rouge

    July 7, 2014 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said a bank on O'Neal Lane was robbed around noon Monday in East Baton Rouge Parish. A sheriff's department spokesperson said a man went into the Chase Bank on O'Neal and passed the teller a note, which demanded money and claimed he had a... more »
  • Man wanted in connection with school rape arrested

    July 4, 2014 12:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities arrested an East Baton Rouge man nearly a year after they said he was a lookout for another teen who raped a girl while they were at school. Deputies booked Dwayne Reed, 19, Thursday on charges of being principal to forcible rape. Reed also had... more »
  • Two Fla. men arrested after high-speed chase Play Video

    July 2, 2014 7:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police identified two men arrested after a high-speed chase Wednesday morning as a pair of Floridians, one of whom was wanted for cocaine charges in that state. Authorities arrested Alexander Madison, 24, and Alvin Carter, 25, of Pensacola after the chase which started in West... more »
  • West Nile Mosquito pools test positive

    June 23, 2014 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge officials have reported two mosquitoes pools found positive for West Nile, and West Baton Rouge reported only one positive test. Todd Walker, Director of Mosquito and Rodent Control, said they received the results on Friday and determined that two mosquito pools with West... more »
  • EBR School Board considers Taylor's contract

    June 16, 2014 6:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board plans to determine Superintendent Bernard Taylor's future with the district during its Thursday meeting. Taylor, who started in 2012, has almost completed two years of a three-year contract, which expires in June 2015. The board is considering whether to: extend... more »
  • Police: teen playing with gun arrested for killing 14-year-old

    June 10, 2014 9:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a 14-year-old was shot and killed when a revolver accidentally fired as a 16-year-old was playing with the gun in the backseat of a car Tuesday. Brandon Bindon died. Bindon was sitting in the front seat of a car, parked on North 48th Street,... more »
  • 14-year-old shot, killed in East Baton Rouge Play Video

    June 10, 2014 3:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Coroner's office confirmed a teen shot in the parish earlier Tuesday has died. Family members said 14-year-old Brandon Bindon was shot in the side on N. 48th near Gus Young. Relatives said Bindon was unresponsive when EMS took him to the hospital.... more »
  • EBRSO look for help IDing man accused of battery

    June 6, 2014 1:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives asked for the public's help Friday identifying a man who investigators said attacked and beat up an East Baton Rouge Parish store's employee recently. Sheriff's deputies said it happened on May 30 at a business in the southern part of the parish. Deputies said... more »
  • Program reunites kids and inmate mothers

    June 3, 2014 5:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Today, the sheriff's office reunited female inmates and their children at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison in an effort to strenghten family bonds. The "One Day with Kids" event started as a way for inmates who are also mothers to develop a more positive relationship with... more »
  • Local issues remain intact after session Play Video

    June 3, 2014 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers are now back home after concluding a busy, but relatively quiet, legislative session that may be best remembered for what failed as opposed to what passed. Three months ago lawmakers on both sides of the aisle had East Baton Rouge issues in their crosshairs, from... more »
  • Plans to reduce EBR school board members gets delayed Play Video

    May 29, 2014 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A special meeting for East Baton Rouge Parish School Board is cancelled because members did not show up. EBR School Board only had five members present for a special meeting to introduce plans for reapportionment of the districts. This is after a committee gave them the green... more »
  • Baton Rouge school board to consider downsize

    May 29, 2014 6:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board will consider new maps that could shrink its membership from 11 members to nine, or perhaps fewer. On May 1, a deeply divided board voted 6-5 to hire Redistricting LLC to redraw school board maps 18 months after the board... more »
  • Legislators set to discuss school board changes

    May 28, 2014 6:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A heated debate is expected at the capitol today, as lawmakers discuss changes to how the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board operates. A bill on the table would take power away from the superintendent and give it to the principals. They would be given authority... more »
  • Victim of Bayou Manchac crash identified

    May 23, 2014 4:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Memorial Day weekend is off to a deadly start on the roadway in Baton Rouge. A car drove off the interstate and into Bayou Manchac near the East Baton Rouge-Ascension Parish line just after midnight Friday. It happened off of I-10 East just past the... more »
  • Plenty of options with library summer reading programs Play Video

    May 20, 2014 7:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - School is out for summer, but learning and reading never stop. You and your kids can continue to explore new books through the East Baton Rouge Parish Library's Summer Reading Program. Pabby Arnold joined us on 2une In Tuesday to tell us all about it. ... more »
  • EBRSO searching for escaped trustee

    May 19, 2014 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said an East Baton Rouge Parish trustee walked away from their job Monday afternoon. Deputies said Joseph Pomares, 42, was last seen around 1 p.m. at the Central Substation. He's 5'9" and weighs around 130 pounds. Records showed Pomares was arrested April 5... more »
  • Board, BRAC at odds over legislation dealing with principal powers

    May 15, 2014 9:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Public school system leaders denounced a legislative plan to give more power to principals and slash the power of school boards. The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board approved a resolution opposing Senate Bill 636. Two board members, David Tatman and Barbara Freiberg, abstained. Essentially, the bill... more »
  • Holden: parents are the problem with education Play Video

    May 14, 2014 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Kip Holden believes the problem with education in Baton Rouge isn't the schools or the teachers, but the parents. Throughout the St. George effort, schools and education have been the driving force behind the move to form a new city. In a speech to the... more »
  • WBRZ poll: Undecided votes could carry annexation decision today Play Video

    May 13, 2014 9:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some council members are changing their minds when it comes to the annexation of the Mall of Louisiana and Baton Rouge General. "I'm asking the city to stand down," councilman Buddy Amoroso said. Amoroso has stood strong against the annexation and believes at Wednesday's meeting,... more »
  • Summer lunch program for EBRP

    May 13, 2014 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Children 18 years old and younger in East Baton Rouge will be eligible for free meals this summer. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Summer Food Service Program provides the meals, regardless of household income. There will be more than 80 dining centers in East Baton... more »

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