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  • Mayor Kip Holden out of country, in Taiwan

    September 8, 2016 8:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Mayor Kip Holden is in Taiwan, the WBRZ investigate Unit has learned from multiple sources. Questions about Holden's attention to recent disasters and tragedies has been discussed among people close to city government since July. Just this week, Metro Council members expressed frustrations with him being absent from... more »
  • BRPD presence to be increased in North Baton Rouge after looting

    August 16, 2016 3:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor Kip Holden announced Tuesday that Baton Rouge Police will maintain a strong presence in areas of the city where looting has occurred after six were arrested overnight. Baton Rouge Police confirmed that a total of six arrests were made in the early morning hours of... more »
  • Series of public meetings to determine direction for Green Light Plan

    July 29, 2016 4:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President “Kip” Holden has scheduled a slew of 12 public meetings next month to gather public input ahead of the beginning of the next phase of the city’s Green Light Plan. The Green Light Plan program is made up of a range of roadway infrastructure and... more »
  • Mayor Holden makes first public appearance at prayer service since Alton Sterling shooting Play Video

    July 12, 2016 8:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Mayor Kip Holden made his first public appearance at a prayer service at St. Aloysius Church one week after the shooting death of Alton Sterling on July 5. Holden described the service as “very emotional” and explained his standpoint on Sterling’s death as well as the... more »
  • Protesters call for Mayor Holden's resignation at BR City Hall Play Video

    July 11, 2016 3:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Protests are continuing at BR City Hall on Monday afternoon with many of the protesters calling for Mayor-President “Kip” Holden’s resignation in the wake of an officer-involved killing that has rocked the city to its core. Just before 2 p.m., a group of demonstrators was gathered... more »
  • Mayor Holden announces candidacy for congress

    May 16, 2016 6:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden held a press conference on Wednesday to announce his candidacy for Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives race this week. Holden said back in March that he was “90 percent” sure he was running. Currently democrat Cedric Richmond holds the... more »
  • 2016 to be active year for film-making in BR

    April 8, 2016 1:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- This year will be another active year for the city’s film-making industry, according to Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden. Holden said that the Baton Rouge Film Commission is working with 12 projects that are “very interested” in filming in Baton Rouge later this year. The projects come along with... more »
  • Mayor Holden '90 percent' he's running for congress

    March 17, 2016 4:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor Kip Holden said that he is 90 percent sure that he will be running for Louisiana’s 2nd congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. Holden says that he will decide officially whether or not to run by mid-April. Currently democrat Cedric Richmond holds the position... more »
  • Mayor Holden, federal housing officials discuss ending veteran homelessness

    December 18, 2015 12:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the City of Baton Rouge co-hosted a meeting on Dec. 4 to discuss efforts aimed at eliminating veteran homelessness in the Capital City. Officials from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Louisiana Housing Authority, and Volunteers... more »
  • Metro Council message: no new taxes Play Video

    January 14, 2015 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Council members voted Wednesday night not to bring East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden's proposal for a 1/4 cent sales tax increase to a public vote. The tax bump would have funded public safety and capital improvement projects. council members in favor of the plan... more »
  • Fired police chief: race issue in dept. Play Video

    February 18, 2013 10:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Allegations of racial misconduct hit a nerve here Monday when the fired police chief suggested there is a racial discrimination problem inside the police force, and not much is being done to fight it. Dewayne White sited an example during a hearing with Mayor Kip Holden. White... 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 »
  • People talking about chief's firing

    February 8, 2013 9:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People have lots of questions, two days after the police chief was fired. "It's our money. We deserve to know," said Joe Fougerousse. Fougerousse was enjoying the Krewe of Southdowns parade Friday night, but still thinking about the events that happened earlier in the week. Mayor... more »

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