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  • Krewes get ready for Southdowns, Spanish Town Play Video

    February 28, 2014 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - It's Carnival time in Baton Rouge. The Krewe of Southdowns parade rolls through Baton Rouge tonight at 7 p.m., while Spanish Town's parade rolls Saturday at noon. Southdowns members began setting up their party supplies early Friday, putting the finish touches on floats and firing... more »
  • Southdowns neighbors crack down on crime Play Video

    September 17, 2013 3:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Residents in one Baton Rouge neighborhood are putting a stop to crime before it gets out of hand. Recent burglaries and robberies have prompted the Southdowns neighborhood to come together and take a stance against crime. Just recently a runner was robbed and according to people... more »
  • Stanford road work could be complete next week Play Video

    August 16, 2013 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Relief is on the way for drivers who use Stanford Avenue in Baton Rouge. Construction could wrap up by the middle of next week. Stanford Avenue from S. Lakeshore Drive to Perkins Road is under construction as the city works to smooth out the rough and... more »
  • More restrictions for area door-to-door salespeople

    June 20, 2013 10:31 PM

    GONZALES- Door-to-door sales are restricted after Thursday's council meeting in Ascension Parish. A special permit will be needed, sale items will need prior approval and so would locations of where salespeople want to knock on doors. "It will make me feel safer," Terrance Pierre said. Pierre said he... more »
  • Talk of new library tabled Thursday night

    February 21, 2013 11:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A decision about building a library in the Rouzan development in the Southdowns community was tabled Thursday night at the Library Board meeting. A city attorney was not satisfied with how the deal was written. A library has been planned as part of the project. ... more »
  • Baton Rouge Mardi Gras makes its own mark Play Video

    February 7, 2013 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mardi Gras in the capital city marches to the beat of a different drummer than its cousin in New Orleans. "Whatever Rex is, we try to do the opposite," said Nelson Maddox, a 30-year veteran of Spanish Town's Mardi Gras celebrations. "The king and queen are... more »
  • Southdowns parade to close parts of Stanford Avenue, Perkins Road Friday

    February 7, 2013 2:43 PM

    Baton Rouge- Portions of Stanford Avenue and Perkins Road in Baton Rouge will be closed due to the Southdowns Mardi Gras Parade Friday evening. This is in addition to residential streets in the Southdowns neighborhood. Stanford from Hyacinth Avenue to Perkins Road will be closed from 8 p.m.... more »
  • Southdowns Parade changes route Play Video

    February 4, 2013 10:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Construction forced a route change for a popular Mardi Gras parade in Baton Rouge. Southdowns won't roll on its usual parade route Friday. Instead, it'll go around sewer work and avoid Cloverdale, which is a popular street for the parade. Cloverdale has been a part... more »
  • Controversial Southdowns issue pulled from consideration Play Video

    November 20, 2012 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A controversial plan to rezone a property at the corner of Perkins Road and Stuart Avenue is dead. Opponents say it was part of a purchase agreement which would have allowed two psychiatrists to open an office on the site. Homeowners in the Southdowns neighborhood say... more »
  • New ordinance requires people to get door-to-door permit Play Video

    August 23, 2012 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new ordinance will require solicitors to carry an identification badge issued by the East Baton Rouge city-parish. The ID will cost $5, and identify them as legitimate salespeople. Solicitors will need to apply by submitting their address, description of their products and make and model... more »
  • Sinkhole causing problems in Southdowns

    March 3, 2011 3:04 PM

    A sinkhole is causing a few headaches in one Baton Rouge neighborhood. Department of Public Works crews say they are fixing the hole right now on Hyacinth, that's in the Southdowns area. DPW will be laying the final bit of asphalt on Friday, but do not anticipate the... more »
  • Man improving after being shot entering wrong house

    November 23, 2010 3:13 PM

    Friends and family say a man shot early Monday morning after mistaking a neighbor's house for his own is awake and talking. 26-year-old Chris Spinosa, son of real estate developer Tommy Spinosa, was shot in the stomach just before 3 a.m. Monday after trying to get into a house on... more »

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