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  • Coroner calls for tougher laws against heroin Play Video

    September 17, 2013 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Twice as many people have overdosed on heroin this year compared to last according to East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Dr. Beau Clark. He recently met with legislators to discuss increasing the prison sentence for offenders caught selling heroin. "What the legislature would consider is... more »
  • Baton Rouge getting bike friendly

    December 31, 2012 10:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Bike lanes, paths and shared-use roads have almost tripled in East Baton Rouge Parish since 2009. In 2009, Amanda LaGrange, a grants coordinator in the Mayor's Office overseeing the bike program, tells The Advocate there were only 23 miles of bike routes, and now there are 68... more »
  • One injured in WBR plant fire, authorities evacuate nearby homes Play Video

    May 21, 2012 10:52 AM

    PORT ALLEN - State Police shut down a section of highway in West Baton Rouge Parish after a chemical fire injured one at the facility Monday morning and began releaseing chemicals. Authorities say the plant Air Liquide at 7425 Hwy 190 West is on fire and releasing Acetylene. They... more »
  • Stargazing airs tonight at 10

    May 7, 2012 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - From Twighlight to Treme, to Will Ferrell and Nicholas Cage, the possibilities of seeing a big name star in your backyard is becoming more and more likely thanks to Louisiana's newfound reputation as a Hollywood hotspot. Join Kristy Davis tonight at 10 as she shows you... more »
  • New EBR school district proposed

    February 9, 2012 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- State Sen. Bodi White, R-Central, proposed legislation that could lead to the creation of a new school district in East Baton Rouge Parish. It could lead to the neighborhoods south of Interstate 12 and east of Interstate 10 to withdrawing from the East Baton Rouge Parish school... more »
  • WBR deputies investigating trailer theft

    September 17, 2009 3:45 PM

    A retired couple from Tennessee says someone broke into their RV early this morning while they slept in the back of the camper. The West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating. The crime happened at a campground off Highway 76 near Port Allen. The couple claims someone... more »

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