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7/29/2021

Gator stops traffic on highway, drivers stop to help it get to safety

Posted 9:42 AM 7/30/2021 by Brittany Weiss

ALEXANDRIA - A Livingston Parish family has a big alligator tale. The gator stopped traffic as it sat in the middle of I-49 Wednesday.

It was that big toothy grin or maybe that long tail that Amanda Carter says was something to see.

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7/28/2021

State-wide job fair next week, Workforce Commission hopes to put people back to work

Posted 7:30 PM 7/28/2021 by Brittany Weiss

BATON ROUGE - The supplemental federal pandemic unemployment benefit is days away from running out and the Louisiana Workforce Commission is trying to get people back to work by hosting job fairs around the state.

The $300 weekly (More)

8/3/2021

Summer sizzle felt in the form of utility bills, DEMCO explains

Posted 2:55 PM 8/3/2021 by Brittany Weiss

BATON ROUGE - Some people are fired up after their utility bills doubled compared to last month. DEMCO customers sounded off on Facebook about what's happening and called 2 On Your Side for help.

This month, DEMCO (More)

7/22/2021

Roofing program experiencing delays, hope to have projects completed in 2022

Posted 6:04 PM 7/22/2021 by Brittany Weiss

BATON ROUGE - Rainy days are bringing even more stress to people who are having trouble getting damaged roofs repaired. Hundreds are part of a replacement program that's hitting snags.

The grant-funded Roof Reset Program is completing projects, but delays caused by COVID-19 and staffing (More)

7/20/2021

New cemetery faces one last hurdle, neighborhood fears flooding if passed

Posted 6:33 PM 7/20/2021 by Brittany Weiss

BATON ROUGE - A new cemetery on Florida Boulevard is one step closer to being dug. The eight and a half acres for sale in the 14000 block of Florida Boulevard could be the future home of the new Resting Place Funeral Home and Cemetery.

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7/19/2021

Development expansion has neighbors worried about flooding, traffic

Posted 6:12 PM 7/19/2021 by Brittany Weiss

BATON ROUGE - There's growing opposition to new developments as projects go before Planning and Zoning boards this week in Baton Rouge. 

The @Highland development at the corner of Highland Road and Bluebonnet Boulevard is looking to expand. But people who live around there say (More)

7/15/2021

Proposed cemetery worries nearby neighborhood plagued with flooding

Posted 5:08 PM 7/15/2021 by Brittany Weiss

BATON ROUGE - A proposed development next to a neighborhood with flooding issues has one man taking the lead to put a stop to it.

Ty Turner reached out to 2 On Your Side when he learned that a funeral home and cemetery were looking to occupy the land behind his house. He's concerned that (More)

7/14/2021

Garden District working to save Live Oak trees, needs help raising money

Posted 5:57 PM 7/14/2021 by Brittany Weiss

BATON ROUGE - There's work being done in the Garden District to help restore the Live Oak trees, but there's still a lot more work to do.

If you have driven through Baton Rouge's Garden District you have probably noticed the gorgeous tree-lined streets. Even though the trees are on (More)

7/13/2021

Out-of-control weeds at pharmacy chain trimmed after 2 On Your Side story

Posted 5:48 PM 7/13/2021 by Brittany Weiss

BATON ROUGE - A pharmacy chain is cleaning up its act after neighbors called in a problem to 2 On Your Side. The grounds were growing out of control at several CVS locations in the Baton Rouge area.

Friday, 2 On Your Side ran a story regarding the lack of upkeep at several CVS stores in (More)

7/9/2021

Weeds at pharmacy chain growing out of control, residents tired of the mess

Posted 6:16 PM 7/9/2021 by Brittany Weiss

BATON ROUGE - Some people are fed up with the lawns and flowerbeds at some area locations of a pharmacy chain. They say the weeds have been growing for years.

Kelly Elkins is a business owner near the CVS location at Sherwood Forest and Coursey Blvd. in Baton Rouge. For the last three (More)

7/8/2021

About 100 new patients hospitalized with COVID-19: delta variant increasing case numbers

Posted 7:00 PM 7/8/2021 by Brittany Weiss

BATON ROUGE - A new warning came from state health officials as a stubborn strain of the coronavirus causes a spike in hospitalizations.

The state is ramping up its vaccination efforts as the Delta Variant sweeps through Louisiana. It's putting more people in the hospital since the state (More)

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