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  • NAACP meeting held to address cop's alleged racist text messages Play Video

    September 9, 2014 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The NAACP met for the first time Tuesday since a WBRZ Investigative Unit report found a police officer had been accused of sending racially charged text messages. At the meeting, residents voiced their concerns with the situation and Mayor-President Kip Holden broke his silence on the... more »
  • Bone marrow registration drive underway in Baton Rouge Play Video

    August 14, 2014 7:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The challenge has been issued and it's time to register to be a bone marrow donor. Earlier this week, Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden, Be the Match and the Mary Bird Perkins Our Lady of the Lake Cancer joined forces to announce the start of the... more »
  • Mayor's office releases healthy eating music video Play Video

    August 5, 2014 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor Kip Holden's healthy eating initiative released a locally-created music video Tuesday intended to help get kids to eat healthy. The Mayor's Youth Advisory Council helped create the video along with John Gray, a musician and instructor at the Dunham School. It cost $15,000 to make... more »
  • Mayor Holden welcomes World Changers volunteers

    July 15, 2014 1:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor "Kip" Holden welcomed nearly 200 student volunteers with the World Changers program to the Baton Rouge area on Tuesday with a press conference and a visit to the site where the volunteers will make their contribution. The faith-based World Changers program gives teens a chance... more »
  • Kids changing the world, helping the elderly visit Baton Rouge Play Video

    July 15, 2014 7:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The World Changers are in Baton Rouge this week to fix up the homes of the needy and elderly. Mayor Kip Holden is holding a press conference this morning at 10:00 a.m. to introduce the student volunteers to the community. World Changers is faith-based group that... more »
  • BRAVE holds discussion with teens Play Video

    June 30, 2014 3:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge teens got a chance to voice their concerns about violence Monday to parish safety leaders in the BRAVE program. Mayor-President "Kip" Holden, District Attorney Hillar Moore, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux III and others spoke to the teens about key issues in... more »
  • Teen Town Hall Meeting to discuss violence Monday Play Video

    June 30, 2014 7:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor Kip Holden, District Attorney Hillar Moore and Sheriff Sid Gautreaux are hosting a Teen Town Hall Meeting Monday as part of the BRAVE (Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination) Initiative. More than 100 students from across the area will submit questions to the panel about efforts... more »
  • Miss USA on the red carpet

    June 8, 2014 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Celebrities and contestants were out on the red carpet Sunday in the hours leading up to the Miss USA pageant. Donald Trump, former NSYNC member Lance Bass, and some of the contestants stood for photo ops and interviews. Mayor Kip Holden says tonight's event puts... 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 »
  • Councilman asks for annexation extension Play Video

    May 13, 2014 6:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Councilman Buddy Amoroso will ask for an additional 30 days to consider the possible annexation of the Mall of Louisiana into the city. The move comes as the council prepares to vote on the annexation petition tomorrow at the Metro Council meeting. "We shouldn't rush... more »
  • Government Street redesign unveiled Play Video

    March 19, 2014 11:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - City-parish officials revealed plans Wednesday to redesign Government Street in Baton Rouge from a four-lane road to a two-lane highway with a dedicated turning lane and bicycle lanes. Mayor Kip Holden said the multi-million dollar project, which stretches from I-110 to Lobdell Avenue, will be covered... more »
  • Holden talks Lt. Gov run to students

    March 14, 2014 12:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor Kip Holden brought up his interest in the lieutenant governor's office again Friday while reading to fourth-grade students in Baton Rouge. Holden was asked by students at The Dunham School about his career plans, and said once he was finished with his term as mayor... more »
  • Suit: cops purposefully looked for affair, embarrassment Play Video

    February 6, 2014 9:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Court documents allege police were on a witch hunt when they used a warrant to obtain the cell phone of a woman reportedly having an affair with former police chief Dewayne White. Kim McCants filed a lawsuit against the department, the city-parish government, and police officers -... more »
  • Mayor 'sick and tired' of black-on-black crime Play Video

    January 20, 2014 9:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor Kip Holden had choice words for the African American community during his Martin Luther King Jr. speech Monday. "They go out and they shoot each other," Holden said in front of a crowd at Mt. Zion Church in Baton Rouge. "We have mothers pimping children.... more »
  • Holden takes shots at St. George in address

    January 8, 2014 1:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Kip Holden used his State of the Parish speech Wednesday to take his first shot at an attempt to form a new city in East Baton Rouge Parish. Holden touted the city-parish's progress in 2013 and then called efforts to create the city of St. George... more »
  • 5 things you'll notice in the proposed EBR budget

    November 5, 2013 10:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Tuesday, the mayor unveiled a $804,000,000 spending plan for the city that the metro council will spend the next month discussing. Public safety receives more than half of the monies allocated by Mayor Kip Holden in 2014. "Always, public service will be a top priority," Holden... more »
  • Parish workers still lowest-paid in new EBR budget

    November 5, 2013 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The mayor's $804 million spending plan for 2014 includes additional firefighters and police officers, but does not adjust the pay scale of workers, despite him being asked to recently. Instead, some workers will get a 3 percent merit and longevity raise. However, the mayor wrote in his... more »
  • 2014 budget up for discussion

    November 5, 2013 8:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Kip Holden will present Tuesday his proposed 2014 budget to council members. City employees have called on leaders to raise their wages, claiming they are underpaid compared to others in the region. Last year, the city spent about $800 million. We'll have more... more »
  • St. George incorporation petitions hit East Baton Rouge Parish Play Video

    September 18, 2013 9:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People who want an all new town instead of just a break-away school district kicked their plan into motion. Monday, St. George Incorporation Effort volunteers started collecting signatures for its petition campaign. "The movement was called for by the people, and it's going to be... more »
  • Community reacts to mayor's police chief pick Play Video

    July 31, 2013 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People we spoke with today in Baton Rouge say Mayor-President Kip Holden's choice for top cop is the right one, but the NAACP says the jury is still out on Chief Carl Dabadie. "A lot of tough decisions lie ahead. It's easy to choose somebody now... more »
  • Mayor: BRPD Chief announcement Wednesday

    July 30, 2013 12:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor Kip Holden's office said he will announce his selection for the next chief of the Baton Rouge Police Department at a press conference tomorrow morning. Holden confirmed last week that the three finalists for the position were interim chief Carl Dabadie, Capt. Noel Salamoni, and... more »
  • At tense meeting, board puts brakes on CATS changes

    July 16, 2013 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Feisty members of the CATS board vowed not to resign and urged people to stop harassing them about the controversial selection of an outside management firm that might be hired to run the bus system. Tuesday, the board was set to decide on selecting one from a... more »
  • City leaders plan CATS coup

    July 16, 2013 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders, including the mayor, believe mismanagement at CATS is cause to have the entire board tossed to the curb. Councilman Chandler Loupe has submitted an agenda item for an upcoming Metro Council meeting to begin removing Isaiah Marshall from the CATS board. Loupe said in his... more »
  • Community wants new chief not to repeat history Play Video

    April 9, 2013 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The deadline to apply for the Baton Rouge Police chief ended Tuesday, and city leaders hope whoever gets the job was taking notes from former Chief Dewayne White. "The main thing with any chief is to first of all fight crime," Baton Rouge Pastor Dale Flowers... more »
  • Council quits discussion about electing police chief

    March 13, 2013 10:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders decided not to discuss electing the police chief Wednesday. During the Metro Council meeting, an agenda item to talk about changing how the chief is selected was deleted. The mayor appoints the chief, but after Mayor Kip Holden's controversial decision to fire former Chief... more »
  • Dabadie set to lead BRPD as department head

    February 26, 2013 7:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lt. Carl Dabadie, Jr., will be sworn in this morning as interim police chief of the Baton Rouge Police Department, three weeks after city leaders fired former chief Dewayne White. Dabadie will lead the department until Mayor Kip Holden names a new chief. White claims... more »
  • Council to talk with Department of Justice about BRPD

    February 21, 2013 12:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Some members of the city's Metro Council have asked for a meeting with the Department of Justice to discuss the police department. The effort, led by C. Denise Marcelle, comes after Mayor Kip Holden fired Dewayne White as chief of police. In a hearing about his... more »
  • White finishes statement, Holden to render decision Play Video

    February 18, 2013 9:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Police Chief Dwayne White has finished his testimony at a special hearing into his future. Mayor-President Kip Holden said he would have a decision in the matter in about ten minutes. White testified for more than an hour telling Holden he and the police department had... more »
  • Police association stands behind BRPD chief Play Video

    February 14, 2013 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Magnolia State Peace Officers Association of Louisiana released a statement today supporting Dewayne White, who was recently removed from his position as Baton Rouge Police chief. The MSPOA said White had made "obvious efforts" to address concerns with crime, and they support him on a... more »
  • Mayor's office gives White letter explaining firing Play Video

    February 13, 2013 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor Kip Holden's office sent former Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White a letter today listing more than a dozen reasons they want him fired. The letter's 14 points include accusations of nepotism, destroying potentially-sensitive documents, and leaking confidential information or making inflammatory statements to the... more »
  • Spanish Town Mardi Gras parade rolls through Baton Rouge Play Video

    February 10, 2013 10:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - For Spanish Town Mardi Gras parade-goers, it's a time to let loose, have fun and enjoy carnival season. News Two's own Whitney Vann lead the way as queen of Spanish Town this year. "Today I've met people from Atlanta, Mississippi, Tennessee and Virginia just for... more »
  • Mayor Holden signs disaster declaration for EBR

    January 11, 2013 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Kip Holden officially declared a local disaster for East Baton Rouge Parish after two days of rainfall and localized flooding. The declaration activates parish emergency response plans and other activities. Holden's office noted that while the rain has stopped, the Amite and Comite rivers... more »
  • Holden: Still work to do in third term Play Video

    January 4, 2013 6:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Choirs, former LSU Basketball coach Dale Brown and others helped kick off Mayor Kip Holden's third term today. Holden vowed to work with the new Metro Council members to keep things like economic growth strong, while preserving older parts of the city. Some agree with putting... more »
  • Appeals court to hear Baton Rouge mayor's case

    December 27, 2012 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A state appeals court will hear a dispute over allegations that Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden violated campaign spending laws in 2010. The Advocate reports that the 1st Circuit Court of Appeal scheduled a Jan. 11 hearing to review a district judge's ruling that Holden didn't violate the... more »
  • Holden: "Big plans" for third term as EBR Mayor-Pres. Play Video

    November 6, 2012 11:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden will serve a third term in office. He sailed to an easy victory tonight, beating challenger Mike Walker after getting 60 percent of the vote with nearly all precincts reporting. Holden said he has big plans for his third... more »
  • Mayor Kip Holden fires back against political ad Play Video

    October 24, 2012 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor President held a news conference this afternoon refuting claims that began airing on television from his campaign opponent, Mike Walker. The ad paid for by the Mike Walker campaign, shows Louis Farrakahn speaking at Southern University. In the ad, Farrakahn thanks Mayor... more »
  • Holden: Walker's actions "childish" in BRAVE announcement Play Video

    September 5, 2012 6:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With just two months until East Baton Rouge Parish voters head to the polls to decide who will be mayor-president for the next four years, the race to be the parish's top leader is heating up. Tuesday afternoon at 3:25, Mayor-President Kip Holden's office sent out... more »
  • Holden to give update on Isaac preps in EBR

    August 27, 2012 1:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Kip Holden is scheduled to give an update on preparations in East Baton Rouge Parish for tropical storm Isaac this afternoon. Holden scheduled a 2 p.m. press conference for the update. The parish public school system announced earlier this afternoon they could cancel classes... more »
  • Mayor announces changes to office

    July 27, 2012 4:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Leadership at the mayor-president's office is changing. Chief Administrative Officer John Carpenter has resigned. Public Works Director William Daniel has been appointed to the position. According to a news release from Mayor Kip Holden's office, Carpenter left to "pursue other interests." Daniel is no stranger... more »
  • EBR Mayor-President announces re-election bid

    June 12, 2012 10:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden announced his intention to seek re-election this November. Holden scheduled a press conference for 10:30 a.m. to make the announcement. Metro Council member Mike Walker has already announced his plans to run for mayor-president. News 2's Mike Steele... more »
  • Holden and Walker at odds over state of the city-parish Play Video

    February 15, 2012 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As Mayor Kip Holden announced to the Rotary Club, "the state of the city and parish is strong," Mayor Pro Tem and mayoral candidate Mike Walker looked on as he waited to spell out the problems he said he'll fix as the next mayor. Walker officially... more »
  • Mayor Holden to hold "State of the City Address"

    February 15, 2012 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor Kip Holden will address the Rotary Club Wednesday afternoon in his annual "State of the City Address." We'll have updates throughout the day on WBRZ.com and tonight on News 2 at 5pm and 6pm. more »
  • EBR Mayor Pro Tem running for mayor-president Play Video

    February 14, 2012 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor Pro Tem Mike Walker tells News 2 he is running for Mayor-President in November. Walker has been on the council for 12 years. Current Mayor-President Kip Holden is seeking his third term in office. At least two Baton Rouge businessmen also say... more »
  • Mayor Holden rings bell for Salvation Army

    December 22, 2011 10:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge's mayor picked up a Salvation Army bell Thursday to help raise money for the charity . Mayor Kip Holden appeared at the Walmart on College to collect contributions for the nearly 150-year-old charitable organization. "It's a great time in Baton Rouge to see people... more »
  • Fallout continues over grant money in EBR

    November 3, 2011 6:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's more fallout over control of federal grant money for East Baton Rouge Parish. Mayor-President Kip Holden and Metro Council members are at odds over a familiar topic: communication between their offices. The council members claim they're not being given the information they need concerning... more »
  • EBR taxpayers may cover cost of dispute

    November 2, 2011 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Your tax dollars may be used to help solve an ongoing dispute between the mayor and the sheriff. East Baton Rouge Parish-President Kip Holden says the current system to handle federal, emergency grant money saves lives. Homeland security money was under the control of the... more »
  • GOHSEP grant deadline comes and goes, money still in limbo

    October 26, 2011 10:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Stacks of documents arrived on the door steps of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Office Wednesday to close out a four-month long battle between EBR Mayor-President Kip Holden and EBR Sheriff Sid Gautreaux. But GOHSEP says the grant applications for $4 million to... more »
  • Mayor's tax plan goes back to Metro Council

    August 9, 2011 5:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People in East Baton Rouge Parish may never get the chance to vote on Mayor-President Kip Holden's $748 million tax plan. Tomorrow night Metro Council could vote to keep it off the ballot in November. The Metro Council voted 9-3 to keep the proposal off the agenda... more »
  • Tax package back on EBR Metro Council agenda

    August 3, 2011 3:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Kip Holden's package of tax increases are back on the East Baton Rouge Metro Council's agenda, after it was flatly rejected at their last meeting. Scott Dyer, the mayor's spokesperson, told News 2 the plan would be "basically the same", raising $748 million to pay... more »
  • Mayor Holden: Tax plan moving forward

    July 28, 2011 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One day after the East Baton Rouge Metro Council killed his nearly $800 million bond proposal, Mayor-President Kip Holden said the plan is moving forward but wouldn't elaborate how. Nine of the 12 Council members voted to kill the proposal before it was to be discussed... more »
  • Tax plan latest victim in Mayor-Metro Council spat

    July 27, 2011 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Metro Council refused Wednesday to put Mayor Kip Holden's tax plan in motion toward a ballot in the fall. It was Holden's third attempt to fund projects across the parish. It would have increased sales and property taxes to raise $740 million. ... more »
  • Metro Council nixes Mayor's tax increases

    July 27, 2011 5:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Metro Council has voted not to introduce Mayor-President Kip Holden's proposed tax increases, ending the measure before it reached the voters. Council members voted 9 to 3 not to introduce the measure at tonight's meeting, which means it will not be on the Nov. 19... more »
  • Holden: More money found to keep CATS rolling

    July 25, 2011 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Capital Area Transit System will keep rolling in East Baton Rouge, thanks to a combination of grants and federal dollars. EBR Mayor-President Kip Holden announced today that $500,000 in Disaster Recovery grants will be given to CATS from the state Office of Community Development. ... more »
  • Mayor presents Future EBR plan

    June 22, 2011 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Mayor Kip Holden and planning consultant John Fregonese presented the draft for the Future EBR plan today at the Old State Capitol. Community members helped mold the plan for development in East Baton Rouge Parish over the next 20 to 30 years. For most people, the number... more »
  • Donald Dewayne White announced as next BRPD chief

    May 27, 2011 10:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Kip Holden announced today that he has chosen State Police Major Donald Dewayne White to be the city's next police chief. White, 51, is the commander of the emergency services unit at Louisiana State Police. He's been with the agency almost 20 years, but is... more »
  • Next BRPD chief to be named Friday

    May 26, 2011 3:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Kip Holden will announce the next Baton Rouge Police Chief tomorrow morning, according to his office. Mayoral aide Scott Dyer said Holden would announce his choice at 10 a.m. from the Mayor's Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness. That person would replace Charles Mondrick,... more »
  • New BRPD chief won't be named today

    May 25, 2011 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Kip Holden will not decide who the city's next police chief is today, according to the East Baton Rouge Mayor-President's office. Holden had said last week he would make his pick for the city's next top cop no later than Wednesday, but today mayoral aide Scott... more »
  • Mayor to pick police chief next week

    May 20, 2011 6:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden says he will name the city's next police chief no later than Wednesday, and he will be making the choice from the five candidates recommended by an advisory committee he assembled last month. The Advocate reports Holden interviewed the three local candidates on... more »
  • Finalists for BRPD chief selected by committee

    May 11, 2011 5:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The final five candidates for the position of Baton Rouge Police Chief were selected by Mayor-President Kip Holden's advisory committee today. The committee chose the five after two days of talking to the ten candidates they'd voted to move on to the face-to-face interviews. The list... more »
  • Sheriff and Mayor fight over GOHSEP

    April 27, 2011 11:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- There's still no agreement between Mayor Kip Holden and Sheriff Sid Gautreaux over money from the Governor's Office of Homeland Security. Wednesday morning on WJBO, the sheriff said the process couldn't be easier. He believes the mayor should let him see the GOHSEP grant, check the law enforcement... more »
  • Holden planning for another bond proposal

    April 14, 2011 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden says he will support putting another bond proposal on the October or November ballot. The mayor says details are being ironed out. Voters rejected other recent tax increases that included everything from money for a downtown tourist attraction to roads and crime... more »
  • Mayor Holden paints with George Rodrigue

    February 24, 2011 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Students at Dufrocq Elementary got a special treat Thursday morning as George Rodrigue donated a year's worth of art supplies to the school. Rodrigue also gave a demonstration of how to paint a blue dog. Students then went to the canvas to paint their own. ... more »
  • Future plans for EBR unveiled

    February 16, 2011 6:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As East Baton Rouge becomes the largest parish in the state, Mayor Kip Holden is optimistic that the new parish-wide "vision" of the future will become a reality if the public gets behind it. The plan identifies six key areas where growth and development will enhance... more »
  • Mayor, Council members at odds over bridges

    December 15, 2010 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden is at odds with some members of the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council over ways to improve infrastructure. Holden said at least 34 bridges in the parish received a dangerous rating from parish engineers. According to Holden, some of the... more »
  • Debate over money shifted for juvenile services

    December 10, 2010 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden is accusing some metro council members of grandstanding. He says the council voted to shift $150,000 to the city parish juvenile detention center and juvenile services. He calls that, "chump change." He says more than $20 million dollars is needed for a... more »
  • Baton Rouge Area Chamber announces job project

    November 18, 2010 9:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Area Chamber announced today that a new galvanized steel plant was being built in Zachary, bringing new jobs to the area. The plant, owned by Great Southern Galvanizing, Inc., will employ 60 workers when construction is finished and will increase to 100 workers when... more »
  • Baton Rouge mayor announces city cleanup target

    September 9, 2010 12:34 PM

    Mayor Kip Holden announced today that a Mid City neighborhood would be the kick-off location for Baton Rouge's city-wide cleanup starting Monday. The mayor said at a press conference today that Operation Restore Pride would start Monday in the Valley Park neighborhood, which is bounded by Perkins Road, Delta... more »
  • Gustav: two years later

    September 1, 2010 5:28 PM

    Labor Day is meant for relaxation; instead, on Sept. 1, 2008, it was a day ravaged by nearly hundred mile an hour winds. Light poles hit the ground, nearly every road in Baton Rouge was littered with trees and debris created unparalleled destruction in a city most recently used... more »
  • Students work to make EBR 'greener'

    August 31, 2010 5:08 PM

    Students at LSU and Southern University are working together to make East Baton Rouge a little greener. Thanks to Mayor Kip Holden and the Green Light Beautification Program, the universities have each received $50,000 to spruce up different areas around town. Urban forestry students at Southern are working on... more »
  • EBR declares "state of emergency"

    July 23, 2010 11:31 AM

    Mayor-President Kip Holden has declared a "state of emergency" for East Baton Rouge Parish, in preparation of Tropical Storm Bonnie. The declaration allows the city and parish to take quicker action in response to the storm, like paying overtime, arranging for debris cleanup, and stocking supplies. President Pro-Tem... more »
  • Mayors come together for oil spill recovery efforts

    June 21, 2010 6:26 PM

    A group of about 20 mayors from the United States Conference of Mayors toured the coast near Lafitte Monday morning and promised to come together to help their fellow mayors in the Gulf. "This is an American crisis," said Santa Barbara, California Mayor Helene Schneider. "We want to make... more »
  • Mayor Holden, other mayors take oil spill boat tour

    June 21, 2010 10:27 AM

    East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Kip Holden boarded a boat to tour the oil spill this morning, along with mayors from the other Gulf states. They boarded in the Lafitte area this morning after a briefing with BP and Coast Guard officials. Later, they will head to New Orleans... more »
  • Mayor Kip Holden's sister released from custody

    June 10, 2010 10:26 AM

    The sister of East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Kip Holden has been released from custody while she waits for sentencing with seven other defendants on Aug. 19. Last year Evelyn Holden, 53, pleaded guilty to taking part in a conspiracy to fix criminal and traffic cases in Baton Rouge City... more »
  • Leaders push for final Census push

    June 3, 2010 1:32 PM

    Baton Rouge leaders joined forces this morning at the CATS terminal on Florida Blvd. to urge any residents who have not been counted in the 2010 census to cooperate with census takers as the final count takes place. Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden said $400 billion dollars in federal... more »
  • Mayors unite to back SE La. rail link

    May 26, 2010 6:38 AM

    Mayors Kip Holden and Mitch Landrieu say they are committed to finding a way to get a high-speed passenger rail service established between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Holden and Landrieu signed an agreement to work together to promote economic development and cultural activities in their communities. Last fall, Gov.... more »

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