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  • School board member looks to jump to Metro Council in election

    June 28, 2016 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An East Baton Rouge Parish School Board member hopes to jump government boards this fall, asking voters to elect her to Metro Council. Via a news release from a publicist, Barbara Freiberg announced she is running for city government. Freiberg will run for the council's district... more »
  • Smokie Bourgeois enters race for EBR mayor

    June 11, 2016 11:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Metro Councilman Smokie Bourgeois entered a crowded race for mayor Saturday morning. “ My parents’ house was right up the street. I rode my bicycle all around and to downtown. That’s why I know it’s uphill all the way to downtown. Today I’m officially doing... more »
  • School board to revisit Lee HS naming issue later Play Video

    June 2, 2016 10:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An East Baton Rouge Parish School Board committee decided not to pursue renaming Lee High School Thursday night. The issue was first reported by WBRZ and WBRZ.com earlier in the week when the school board agenda was released. At a separate meeting Tuesday, a committee... more »
  • City leaders in email spat over chairs at health care meeting

    May 31, 2016 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City leaders became caught in a petty email thread Tuesday over chairs for a meeting that's become a controversial and complicated debate over politics, health care and business. In messages circulated to officials and the media, Metro Council member Chauna Banks accuse d the mayor's office... more »
  • Mayor quits as Nakamoto, WBRZ Investigative Unit report looms

    May 17, 2016 1:32 PM

    GREENSBURG - The mayor of this small town resigned amid a WBRZ Investigative Unit inquiry into where he resides. The story is still being finalized for a television presentation later this week, but Burke Jones wrote in an email Tuesday, he was stepping down. The story is scheduled to... more »
  • 'I did a terrible job,' Matassa says of how he handled employee's firing

    May 17, 2016 1:18 PM

    GONZALES - In a letter emailed to WBRZ Tuesday afternoon, Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa apologized for his handling of an employee's termination recently. The firing of planning director Ricky Compton was the focus of a WBRZ Investigative Unit report last week . In a recording, land owner Dempsey... more »
  • Former St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Captain to run for elected office

    May 11, 2016 2:17 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Former St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office captain and current Lafayette Deputy Marshall Captain Clay Higgins, is announcing that he will be announcing his campaign for either Congress or Senate. Higgins has been dubbed the “Cajun John Wayne" after a video that went viral of Higgins addressing a gang... more »
  • FEMA doesn't think bayou devastation enough for federal disaster

    May 2, 2016 12:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The federal government denied the state's appeal for federal disaster assistance in areas recovering from tornadoes that tore apart bayou communities in February. FEMA said there was not enough wide-spread damage to force a disaster area, which makes federal assistance available for individual, business and government... more »
  • Request to spend more on pump stations not unusual, officials say

    April 27, 2016 4:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Despite asking city leaders to approve a four-percent increase in cost and nearly a year of additional work, engineers of the city's $1.2 billion sewer upgrade say the project is on budget and on time. Wednesday, the SSO asked the Metro Council to approve spending $859,659... more »
  • State to require job training for food stamps

    April 21, 2016 4:32 PM

    HAMMOND - The governor said he plans to require able-bodied adults ages 18-49, who have no dependents, to get workforce training for food stamps Thursday. The new regulation would keep 47,000 people on the food stamp program if they all participate. The individuals faced being kicked off food stamps... more »
  • Mayor Holden nixes north Baton Rouge development idea Play Video

    April 20, 2016 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The mayor vetoed a proposal to create an economic development district in north Baton Rouge. Mayor Kip Holden denied the request Wednesday, citing vague language in how the development district would be organized and concern over the state's budget. Previously, the Metro Council unanimously approved the... more »
  • After hotly contested election, outgoing chief meeting with incoming top cop

    April 20, 2016 12:57 PM

    BAKER - Police Chief Mike Knaps and chief-elect Carl Dunn have started talking about transitioning the department to its new leadership. Dunn was elected chief of police last month. Dunn defeated Daryl Rainwater in a hotly contested runoff election. Knaps reported to the city council recently, he and... more »
  • Denham Springs fires police chief Play Video

    April 6, 2016 6:51 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The city council approved the mayor's request to fire Police Chief Scott Jones. The firing came during a heavily-attended special council meeting Thursday afternoon. WBRZ reporter Brett Buffington reported from inside the standing-room only council room where Jones was fired shortly after 5 p.m. Jones... more »
  • Public defender's office warns it's too poor to represent the poor

    April 6, 2016 1:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The public defender's office in East Baton Rouge started warning judges of its inability to represent poor defendants in the criminal justice system. The letter, which was obtained by the WBRZ Investigative Unit Wednesday, cites budget issues and warns of layoffs at the office beginning next... more »
  • Cruz, Sanders win Wisconsin

    April 6, 2016 3:32 AM

    NEW YORK- Republican Donald Trump is emerging from Wisconsin as a damaged front-runner following a crushing loss to rival Ted Cruz. It's a significant setback that deepens questions about the businessman's White House qualifications and pushes the GOP contest toward a rare contested convention fight. After months of dominating... more »
  • Town hall security video shows Nakamoto patiently waiting before arrest last week Play Video

    March 31, 2016 6:41 PM

    WHITE CASTLE - Security video obtained by the WBRZ Investigative Unit shows Chief Investigator Chris Nakamoto patiently waiting for town officials before he was arrested last week . The video was obtained through a public records request after Nakamoto was arrested by a White Castle Police officer for refusing... more »
  • Still upset about delegates, Trump says La. primary is 'bad politics'

    March 30, 2016 12:24 PM

    MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin - Presidential hopeful Donald Trump angrily discussed his disdain for the outcome of the Louisiana primary Tuesday night. Trump, along with Ted Cruz and John Kasich, participated in a cable TV political discussion. At one point during the program, Trump called the situation involving Louisiana's delegates bad... more »
  • Senators refuse to change Louisiana's absentee voting rules

    March 30, 2016 5:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Senators have refused to loosen Louisiana's absentee voting rules. Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, a New Orleans Democrat, proposed to allow any people who expect to be away from their home parishes on Election Day to be able to vote absentee by mail. Currently, people can only vote absentee... more »
  • Governor hopes to bring an ER back to North Baton Rouge Play Video

    March 29, 2016 2:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor John Bel Edwards announced he hopes to bring an emergency room back to the North Baton Rouge area. Edwards made the remarks at a health care summit at Pennington Biomedical Research Center Tuesday morning. The governor suggested Medicaid expansion could lead the way in returning... more »
  • Public record at center of Nakamoto arrest released Play Video

    March 24, 2016 2:27 PM

    WHITE CASTLE - The third part of a public records request that was not filled and lead to the arrest of WBRZ Chief Investigator Chris Nakamoto Wednesday was released to the station's news department Thursday morning. Just received part 3 of @ChrisNakamoto 's public records request. The part... more »
  • In live WBRZ interview, congressman calls for progress dealing with I-10 traffic Play Video

    March 21, 2016 7:24 PM

    B ATON ROUGE - Congressman Garret Graves argued there needs to be more solid communication among traffic engineers and state lawmakers about planning construction projects in I-10 through Baton Rouge. Graves, the newly-elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives, appeared on WBRZ's morning news program, 2une-In , Monday... more »
  • State supreme court justice: Public defender system going broke Play Video

    March 15, 2016 7:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The head of the Louisiana Supreme Court told lawmakers the court is concerned about financing for the public defender system for the poor. Chief Justice Bernette Johnson says public defenders in 33 of the state's 42 judicial districts have restricted services, and half of the offices... more »
  • Race, weed and tax evasion topics at Wednesday Metro Council meeting

    March 9, 2016 1:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In what is a relatively short agenda for Wednesday's Metro Council meeting, city leaders started discussing some potentially controversial topics. One item to be discussed is a report from various Baton Rouge government offices about the possibility of providing financial incentives to lure a hospital to... more »
  • Settlement reached over state's multi-million dollar melting ice whistle-blower case Play Video

    March 7, 2016 7:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fired state worker will settle his whistle-blower lawsuit. Bruce Ellis believed he was fired from his job at the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness after speaking up about what he thought was waste in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac. Ellis said the... more »
  • More than 600,000 registered Democrats & Republicans voted Saturday

    March 6, 2016 12:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Registered democrats and republicans cast votes for the Louisiana Presidential Primary Saturday. Hillary Clinton ended the night the presidential primary leader for democrats. Donald Trump edged out Ted Cruz as the primary leader for republicans. Fewer than 11,000 votes separated Trump and Cruz. A total... more »
  • Dawn Collins elected to EBR school board Saturday

    March 6, 2016 12:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Voters elected a new representative to the school board Saturday. Dawn Collins, a democrat, was elected to fill the seat left vacant when former school board member Tarvald Smith was elected to the Baton Rouge City Court last year. Collins will serve for two years,... more »
  • Runoff needed in Baker following Saturday elections; new chief elected outright

    March 6, 2016 12:34 AM

    BAKER - Voters here will return to the polls in April since a runoff is needed to decide who will be the next city mayor. Leroy Davis and Darnell "DA1" Waites entered a runoff, slimming the selection down from four. But, no runoff is needed to replace the... more »
  • 2-vote loss, other upsets in Saturday election

    March 6, 2016 12:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The presidential preference primary and numerous municipal elections brought voters to polling locations across the region Saturday. Hillary Clinton ended the night the presidential primary leader for democrats. Donald Trump edged out Ted Cruz as the primary leader for republicans. Fewer than 11,000 votes separated Trump... more »
  • Voters approve tax renewal for Albany fire district

    March 5, 2016 10:41 PM

    ALBANY - Voters in part of Livingston Parish approved a tax renewal to fund the District 1 Fire Department. District 1 covers around 10,000 people in the town of Albany and surrounding area. The tax has been on the books for nearly 20 years. Officials were worried leading... more »
  • Carson suspends presidential campaign

    March 4, 2016 5:49 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ben Carson confirmed what many assumed would happen: he has officially left the race for president. Carson first said earlier this week he saw no "path forward" following primary elections in multiple states Tuesday. Then, he said he would release specific information about his political future... more »
  • Annoyed Edwards hammers lawmakers over budget Friday

    March 4, 2016 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Hopes that the state budget crisis was nearing a resolve were shattered Friday when the legislative body that monitors finance determined a plan to generate $75 million before the end of the budget year wouldn't work out. The plan called for a change to the payment... more »
  • Bill Clinton rallies for Hillary in Baton Rouge ahead of primary Play Video

    March 3, 2016 10:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former president Bill Clinton campaigned for his wife Hillary Clinton in Baton Rouge Thursday evening, just days before voters will go to the polls for Louisiana's presidental preference primary. Hearing @billclinton spent some extra time in Mississippi. Might be about 45 minutes out. #runninglate —... more »
  • Carson: There is no 'path forward,' will discuss campaign this week

    March 2, 2016 2:24 PM

    DETROIT – It appears Ben Carson is leaving the campaign trail. The Washington Post reported Wednesday , Carson told supporters he sees no "path forward" and will not attend a debate in Detroit Thursday. Carson said he will make a statement about his political future at the Conservative Political... more »
  • Tom Benson keeps getting richer

    March 1, 2016 3:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The state's richest man just keeps getting richer. Tom Benson climbed almost 200 places to become the 810th richest person in the world, Forbes reported in its annual "World's Billionaires" listing . Benson is the 288th richest person in the United States. The magazine reported... more »
  • Governor hopes 18-month sales tax increase gets extended Play Video

    February 26, 2016 12:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At a lunchtime news conference Friday, Governor John Bel Edwards praised lawmakers in the House of Representatives for passing a one-cent sales tax increase but said the 18-month expiration on the tax was too short. { LIVE STREAM HAS ENDED } Gov. Edwards updating... more »
  • House raises sales tax by a penny; Senate must approve measure next Play Video

    February 25, 2016 3:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers in the state house have approved a one-cent tax increase to help fill budget holes in two budgets: the current budget and next year's spending plan. The tax proposal was passed 76-27, WBRZ political correspondent Mark Armstrong first reported on Twitter Thursday afternoon. The senate... more »
  • Promoting economic development for La., group seeks to end Cuban embargo

    February 25, 2016 2:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A grassroots effort to lift the trade embargo with Cuba took off in Louisiana Thursday. Engage Cuba revealed it has established a Louisiana coalition. More than 30 business and government leaders are part of the group, including Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain... more »
  • Baton Rouge lawmaker Ronnie Edwards has died Play Video

    February 24, 2016 7:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Newly-elected State Rep. Ronnie Edwards has died, sources confirmed to WBRZ Wednesday. Edwards, who won the election to state government last year, had been a member of the Metro Council. "We lost a member of our body this afternoon," House Speaker Taylor Barras announced to... more »
  • Nevada provides new test of Trump's unorthodox campaign

    February 23, 2016 6:13 AM

    LAS VEGAS- Donald Trump's efforts to build a get-out-the-vote effort in Nevada don't appear to match those put together by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who won Iowa's lead-off caucuses on the strength of his ground game. Nevada's caucus model demands more of a time commitment... more »
  • Audit sounds the alarm on serious code violations at Southern

    February 22, 2016 12:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Infrastructure issues abound in a state audit that highlights a growing problem at Southern University. Among the most serious problems found in the audit made public Monday morning, are a lack of fire alarm systems at two buildings on campus: John B. Cade Library and laboratory... more »
  • Library book club to go back in time this weekend

    February 19, 2016 7:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Saturday, the Baton Rouge library will start its One Book, One Community reading event that features Kingfish: The Reign of Huey P. Long . The book by Richard D. White, Jr., was selected as the novel for 2016. The One Book, One Community program was started... more »
  • Conversation about racial divide in Baton Rouge continues tonight Play Video

    February 17, 2016 6:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A discussion about plans to develop a medical corridor along Perkins Road near Bluebonnet ballooned into a discussion about race and inequality Wednesday afternoon. The zoning commission of the metro council was set to talk about the proposal when an emotional - and often loud -... more »
  • La. foster care caseworker facing charges; says she had to get things done 'no matter what'

    February 15, 2016 1:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A state foster care caseworker alludes to being told to lie about visiting children in the state's care to meet outrageous goals set by the Department of Children and Family Services. In an arrest warrant, Kimberly Lee said she created false reports about home visits to... more »
  • Expert: TOPS situation shows need for other scholarships; tips for students here

    February 12, 2016 6:14 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Educators advise high school students to take a serious look at how they will pay for college outside of state assistance since TOPS funding could be suspended or decreased. In a 24-hour window this week, TOPS officials caused panic among students and parents of college-aged children when... more »
  • Denham City councilman arrested on domestic abuse/battery charges

    February 11, 2016 8:21 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A city councilman was booked into jail on domestic abuse/battery charges Thursday. Chris Davis was charged with a misdemeanor. Davis, who is described as a conservative Republican on the city's website , was elected in 2011. He is a corporate environmental health and safety manager,... more »
  • The governor's evening address: read it here Play Video

    February 11, 2016 7:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In a 2,023 word address Thursday night, Governor John Bel Edwards attempted to sell Louisianans on higher taxes to fill the state's growing budget hole. The state is looking at a near $1 billion hole in the current fiscal year which will end this summer. The... more »
  • Baton Rouge is a political hotbed Thursday; three events to be streamed on WBRZ.com

    February 11, 2016 6:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - For the second time this year, the capitol city will be buzzing with political activity Thursday evening. First, Governor John Bel Edwards is set to discuss the state's budget crisis and sell his plan on fixing it in a rare state-wide address. The governor will appear... more »
  • Donald Trump campaigns in Baton Rouge Play Video

    February 11, 2016 6:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Presidential candidate Donald Trump addressed crowd of what was estimated to be 10,000 people at the Baton Rouge River Center Thursday. Trump, a republican, took the stage around 7:45 pm Thursday. Trump supporters with signs in hand getting ready for Baton Rouge rally. @WBRZ... more »
  • Kennedy suggests Gov. Edwards scaring people into supporting tax increase

    February 11, 2016 1:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Treasurer John Kennedy likened Governor John Bel Edwards' address on the budget to scare tactics to sell a tax proposal to fill a growing state budget deficit. "Governor Edwards is planning to implement the largest tax increase in Louisiana history," Kennedy said. "It will wreck... more »
  • Baton Rouge gets ready to welcome Donald Trump Play Video

    February 11, 2016 9:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Presidential candidate Donald Trump is in town today for a campaign event at the Baton Rouge River Center. The event will open to the public at 5 p.m., with Trump expected to take the stage at 7 p.m. Admission to the event is free, but guests... more »
  • State economist: La. entering recession Play Video

    February 10, 2016 11:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The economic outlook of the state took a dramatic, somber turn Wednesday morning when revenue estimators met at the capitol. The deficit for the current fiscal year grew to almost $1 billion. It had hovered around $750 million until Wednesday. The fiscal year ends at the... more »
  • Trump, Sanders look to emerge from New Hampshire with wins

    February 9, 2016 4:08 AM

    MANCHESTER, N.H.- Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders hope to emerge from New Hampshire's primary Tuesday with their first wins of the 2016 presidential election, victories that would lend needed credibility to the unexpected contenders' pursuit of their parties' nomination. Trump leads a Republican field that has been in flux in... more »
  • Plans for reopening Istrouma to be released Wednesday

    February 8, 2016 4:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Future plans for Istrouma High School will be discussed at a community meeting Wednesday. The East Baton Rouge Parish School System is working to re-open the shuttered high school. After being taken over by the state, it was closed and the campus was recently given back... more »
  • Ahead of special session, governor's site solicits budget ideas from voters

    February 8, 2016 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor John Bel Edwards' administration is seeking the advice of a different kind of expert in how to deal with the state's looming budget crisis. Monday, the state posted a special web page soliciting comments from Louisiana citizens. The site provides information on the governor's plan... more »
  • Say it ain't so: Study finds I-10 should be widened, new bridge needed

    February 2, 2016 4:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A gaggle of business executives issued a report on the region's road issues Tuesday, blaming a backlog of projects in part for a lack consensus over its highest priority projects. The analysis by CRISIS - Capital Region Industry for Sustainable Infrastructure Solutions - identified four key... more »
  • Metro councilman shocked many people still go to the library Play Video

    January 27, 2016 11:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A simple item on Wednesday's Metro Council agenda about leasing space for a temporary downtown library turned into a bizarre discussion about how many people visit libraries and the economic differences between people on either side of town. The library board wants to spend $14,583.33 a... more »
  • Edwards passes the abortion buck to Landry

    January 26, 2016 8:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lucrative contracts for outside lawyers handling the state's defense of a law requiring abortion doctors to have certain admitting privileges at area hospitals will be supervised by the State Attorney General. The AG will take responsibility from the Department of Health and Hospitals, which had been... more »
  • Orleans government official wants to rework marijuana laws

    January 25, 2016 10:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - City councilwoman Susan Guidry will try to change how police deal with marijuana possession cases, WWL TV reported Monday. Guidry will ask police be able to issue court summons for subsequent offenses instead of just first-offense. Currently, a summons can be issued for first-time possession offenses.... more »
  • Southern releases midyear budget cut details

    January 25, 2016 10:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In a plan released Monday night, Southern said worst-case-scenario budget cuts could effectively close the institution. Because of the dire budget situation in Louisiana, Governor John Bel Edwards has asked state colleges and universities to submit proposals on cutting spending. The state currently faces a $750... more »
  • Ted Cruz says Donald Trump becoming 'rattled' by his gains

    January 18, 2016 2:46 PM

    WASHINGTON, New Hampshire - Ted Cruz is accusing his Republican rival Donald Trump of exhibiting inconsistent conservativism, suggesting he is not prepared to be president. Cruz accused the billionaire investor of becoming "rattled" and "dismayed" by the Texas senator's gains. The war of words between Cruz and Trump intensified in... more »
  • Democratic candidates speak at King Day rally

    January 18, 2016 2:03 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - All three Democratic presidential candidates are in South Carolina speaking at the state NAACP's rally on the holiday to commemorate civil rights leader Martin Luther King. Hillary Clinton was the only candidate Monday to discuss at length the Confederate flag that was removed from the capitol grounds... more »
  • President Obama left the 747 in Washington for his trip to Baton Rouge

    January 13, 2016 10:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - President Obama landed at Baton Rouge Metro Airport ahead of his estimated time of arrival Wednesday evening. Air Force One touched down about 7:42. He flew in a smaller airplane than the typical Boeing 747 famously associated with the Air Force One tag. Instead, he... more »
  • President arrives in Baton Rouge Play Video

    January 13, 2016 8:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor John Bel Edwards and Mayor Kip Holden welcomed the President to Louisiana shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday. President Obama will stay the night in Baton Rouge. Thursday, he is scheduled to speak at McKinley High School. The president arrived in a modified 757, not... more »
  • Inauguration, Ted Cruz and President Obama put spotlight on Baton Rouge Play Video

    January 11, 2016 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's rare for Louisiana to get such political spotlight that is not involving scandal but this week, three major events put the state and the city of Baton Rouge at the center of politics. Monday, democrats and republicans were cross-town rivals. First, Governor John Bel Edwards,... more »
  • City council appoints replacement for Matassa's seat

    January 11, 2016 9:35 PM

    GONZALES - The city council here appointed David Guitreau to fill the rest of former councilman Kenny Matassa's term. Matassa was elected parish president in December. He had to resign from the council to run the parish. The vote Monday night is the second time Guitreau, a contractor,... more »
  • On Muslims, Democrats find an unlikely ally: George W Bush

    December 25, 2015 12:23 PM

    WASHINGTON - In their fight against Republicans who call for a war on "radical Islamic terrorism," Democrats are turning to an unlikely ally: George W. Bush. President Barack Obama is citing his predecessor's refusal to demonize Muslims or play into the notion of a clash between Islam and the West.... more »
  • Outside groups try to sway lawmakers on House speaker's race

    December 21, 2015 1:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Outside groups are trying to influence the decision of who will be Louisiana's next House speaker. It's an unusual public dispute with conservative organizations trying to keep a Democrat from getting the job. The Republican Party of Louisiana, anti-abortion group Louisiana Right to Life and the Christian... more »
  • Culprit destroying signs of Baker police chief candidate Play Video

    December 18, 2015 5:50 PM

    BAKER - More than $2000 in political funding is down the drain for Darryl Rainwater, who's running for the chief of police in Baker. An unknown culprit, or culprits has started damaging campaign signs at the beginning of this month and Rainwater told News 2 it's costing him money. The... more »
  • Lawsuit filed to block removal of Confederate monuments

    December 17, 2015 10:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Four hours after the mayor signed a city ordinance into law that removes Confederate monuments, a lawsuit was filed to block the removal. The Louisiana Landmarks Society, Foundation for Historical Louisiana, Monumental Task Committee and Beauregard Camp No. 130 challenged the city council's vote to remove... 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 »
  • Bobby Jindal speaking at Press Club Monday

    December 14, 2015 9:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Governor Bobby Jindal is making a few public appearances during his last few weeks in office. On Monday he'll speak at the Baton Rouge Press Club. Jindal is expected to talk about his time in office over the past eight years and how he believes the state is... more »
  • Former city leader experienced heart attack at fire station

    December 11, 2015 3:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former metro councilman and mayoral candidate Mike Walker is recovering from heart surgery, a spokesperson said in a statement. Walker attributed his recovery to the quick response of first responders at the East Side Fire Department on Old Hammond Highway. In November, Walker was driving near... more »

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