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  • Home burglary reports spike in Southdowns neighborhood Play Video

    March 30, 2016 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Residents in Southdowns off Perkins Road says their part of town is usually quiet, but there's been a spike in home burglaries since the end of last year. Some of the crimes have similarities. Amy Fine was at work when someone broke into her home in... more »
  • Some CATS bus stops canceled for weekend parades

    February 5, 2016 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mardi Gras festivities in Baton Rouge may affect some CATS riders this weekend. On Friday, the Krewe of Southdowns Parade will roll, affecting riders on sections of the Garden District and LSU Cortana Mall bus lines. Multiple bus stops on Lee Drive as well as stops... more »
  • Great weather, big crowds expected at this weekend's Baton Rouge parades

    February 5, 2016 8:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE- People across the capital area are continuing the countdown to Fat Tuesday. The Krewe of Southdowns will kick off the second weekend of Mardi Gras parades in Baton Rouge. The Southdowns parade will roll at 7 p.m. Friday night through its neighborhood namesake. The floats will start at... more »
  • Residents successfully fight new bar

    August 18, 2014 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The planning commission denied a rezoning request for a bar in the Southdowns area Monday. Owners of Time Out Lounge wanted to open a location on Valley Street between the railroad and Perkins Road. The lounge was destroyed by a fire last year. People who live... more »
  • Yard signs campaign against bars Play Video

    August 12, 2014 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A rezoning fight has one neighborhood going public with yard signs. Right now, people like their quiet Southdowns neighborhood, and fear even one more bar will create a big problem. "It's a question of balance," said Southside Civic Association member Peter Ricca. "We think that... more »
  • 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 »

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