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  • Council approves plan to build sidewalks on deadly road

    January 28, 2015 11:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Council approved two items Wednesday dealing with sidewalk construction . The approvals allow DPW to move forward with accepting federal money to build sidewalks in Gardere and a neighborhood in North Baton Rouge. The city will used surplus money from similar projects to fund its... more »
  • With budget approval, council agrees to more police academies

    December 9, 2014 9:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders approved the mayor's $830 million spending plan for 2015 which will include two police academies to train as many as sixty new police officers. The budget was approved Tuesday evening. The Metro Council made no changes to the plan but did voice some concern about... more »
  • Metro Council approves mall, hospital annexations check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 14, 2014 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Council members chose to approve petitions to annex property including the Mall of Louisiana and Baton Rouge General Hospital into the city limits of Baton Rouge. The vote was 9-3 in favor of annexation; council members Heck, Amoroso, and Loupe voted against. A motion by... more »
  • St. George supporters ask for "no" vote on annexation check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 9, 2014 7:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- St. George organizers ask people to take a stand by asking the Metro Council to vote no to annexation. The Baton Rouge Metro Council is meeting on Wednesday, May 14, to vote on the annexation of the Mall of Louisiana and the Baton Rouge Medical Center. St.... more »
  • Bridge renaming for Trevor Sims approved

    November 13, 2013 6:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Council members approved a measure Wednesday night to rename an East Baton Rouge Parish bridge in honor of Trevor Sims, a terminally-ill boy who fought hunger in the parish before his death. The council voted unanimously to rename the North Boulevard Bridge the Trevor Sims... more »
  • Settlement approved in hair-pulling incident

    June 26, 2013 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders approved a $30,000 settlement after a woman's hair was pulled by a Baton Rouge Police Officer two years ago. Melinda Morris said Sgt. Bobby Schilling used excessive force when he drug her into a ditch while working a traffic crash. Schilling and city police... more »
  • City leaders to decide on $30k settlement in hair-pulling case

    June 24, 2013 10:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders are set to decide Wednesday on a $30,000 settlement for a woman suing the city over an incident involving a police officer. Melinda Morris has said an officer pulled her by her hair and forced her to fall into a ditch in September 2011. Morris... more »
  • City leaders in BR to talk about vehicle take-home policy

    March 26, 2013 10:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders could begin discussing making changes to the take-home vehicle policy Wednesday. Metro Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle is proposing making changes to the policy, including removing the 24 mile exception and limiting personal usage of city-owned vehicles. "We pay for the fuel and I think... more »
  • Council starts discussion on electing BR police chief check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 27, 2013 10:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders tabled discussion about electing the police chief during Wednesday night's Metro Council meeting. But, there was no shortage of opinions from citizens who voiced their concerns. "Let me say that Baton Rouge can no longer accept an appointed police chief. And, we can no... more »
  • Buyout deal reached

    January 23, 2013 11:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders approved a buyout plan for a neighborhood on the northern end of the city near a wastewater treatment plant. People who live in University Heights have been asking for a buyout for years. They complain the treatment plant stinks and has ruined their quality of... more »
  • Metro Council to talk about neighborhood buyout again

    January 8, 2013 10:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders will discuss a possible buyout for people who live near a wastewater plant in the northern part of Baton Rouge Wednesday. People in University Heights, a neighborhood near Scenic Highway, have said the plant stinks and has ruined their quality of life. The Baton... more »
  • Metro Council reviews animal shelter report check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 14, 2012 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Leaders of a non-profit running the animal shelter told Metro Council there's nothing awry at the facility. City leaders asked Companion Animal Alliance to talk about issues others have reported about the shelter. Allegations include neglect and mistreatment of animals and bad management. A report by... more »
  • EMS hopes to build new headquarters

    March 9, 2010 6:07 PM

    EMS is ready to spend more than $7 million they saved in past years on new headquarters. First the agency needs approval from the Metro Council. If approved, the headquarters will move from the current location on Mayflower Street to Harding Boulevard near the Emergency Operations Center. ... more »
  • BRPD set to receive grant money today

    September 23, 2009 1:11 PM

    Update: The Baton Rouge Police Department is set to receive money to help pay for overtime DWI patrols and new equipment. The Baton Rouge Police Department will be given annual grant money today from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice. The $365,395 grant... more »

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