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  • Central voters agree to extend school tax

    November 18, 2013 7:52 AM

    CENTRAL - Voters in Central approved a school proposition to allow the district to borrow $13.1 million and repay the bonds by extending an existing property tax for five years. The measure passed with 59 percent of the vote. The funds will be used to build a ninth-grade... more »
  • Plan in the works to widen parks of Perkins Rd Play Video

    October 2, 2013 6:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A congested stretch of road in Baton Rouge could get a much-needed upgrade. One section of Perkins Road from Siegen Lane is currently two lanes. Neighbors say that causes congestion and a traffic nightmare. There's a plan in the works to widen Perkins Road from... more »
  • CATS to deal with neglected problem Wednesday Play Video

    September 17, 2013 10:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - CATS leaders are addressing an issue that has been neglected for years. For five years when a rider puts a newer $5 bill in the farebox, it often did not get collected. The software is not compatible with the redesigned money. "Typically what would happen... more »
  • Busy highway gets major upgrades Play Video

    February 4, 2013 4:06 PM

    STEPHENSVILLE- A six-mile section of busy Highway 70 is getting a major overhaul in St. Martin Parish. It serves as an evacuation route and thousands of people use the road each day to travel between Morgan City and Baton Rouge. Melvin Verrett has lived in the community for... more »
  • Baker High School needs $4M in repairs

    January 9, 2013 7:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baker High School needs more than $4 million in repairs and upgrades. That's according to a new report by Baton Rouge engineering consulting firm Volkert Inc. The Baker School Board agreed in August to pay the company $10,000 to assess facilities at the 62-year-old school and... more »
  • Pointe Coupee slated for millions in road improvements Play Video

    August 9, 2012 5:05 PM

    NEW ROADS - More than a thousand miles of roads in rural areas will get a facelift, including many in Pointe Coupee Parish. The project will cost an estimated $425 million over the next three years, and will be used for upgrades to roads that don't get federal money.... more »
  • Heavy rains test sewer upgrades in BR

    June 7, 2012 10:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The recent forecast has been testing work on the sewer system in East Baton Rouge Parish. Continuous rain has always gotten into the sewage system underground, clogging up pipes and sending sewage back up. But city leaders say their work is improving that situation slowly but surely.... more »
  • Tweaking Twitter

    December 8, 2011 7:20 PM

    Twitter made some tweaks to its short messaging system to make it simpler, faster and more personal. Visitors to Twitter's website should see the new look during the next few weeks. Twitter says it made the updates because many people don't understand how to use the service and various tools.... more »
  • More-efficient food bank means more meals for needy

    January 18, 2011 12:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Walmart is helping the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank go green by donating close to $160,000 to help the organization increase its energy efficiency. The food bank will use the money to retrofit old, inefficient lighting with newer technology that is estimated to save them more than... more »
  • Lawmakers approve plan to upgrade security at Capitol

    October 1, 2010 5:37 PM

    Lawmakers approved a $540,000 plan to upgrade security at the State Capitol. They said it should not have an impact on the public's access to the building or rallies on the steps. The upgrades involve surveillance cameras and manned security shacks near driveways leading to the back of the... more »
  • Magnolia Mound temporarily closing for upgrades

    May 22, 2010 1:07 PM

    The historic Magnolia Mound Plantation is getting ready to partially close for several months for repairs and upgrades to the 219-year-old home's foundation, floor, roof and air conditioning system. The main house will close next week so museum volunteers can pack up the smaller, more fragile parts of the collection... more »
  • Final push to get school tax approved

    October 15, 2009 4:59 PM

    Ascension parish school leaders are in the final days of their push to gain support for a multi-million dollar tax proposition. Voters head to the polls Saturday to decide whether or not to extend a tax already on the books. The proposition would extend the current 20 year tax... more »

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