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Baker, Louisiana is located in East Baton Rouge Parish. Zip codes in Baker, LA include 70704, and 70714. The median home price in Baker is $109,900. More Baker information.

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Yesterday | The Advocate

Officials warn of insurance rate hikes if Baker budget keeps deep cuts to fire, police

Deep cuts to public safety, such as police and fire, are possible under a proposed $15.2 million Baker city budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

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Tuesday | The Advocate

Police ID motorcyclist killed in north BR accident Monday

A 34-year-old Baker man died Monday night after his motorcycle ran into a SUV that moved into his lane, Baton Rouge Police announced.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

NOLA.com

LSU lands 8 recipients of NSF graduate research fellowships

The National Science Foundation has recognized eight LSU students as 2014 Graduate Research Fellows, marking the largest number of students ever awarded the fellowship from LSU in a single year.

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WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Police: Man leads police on chase with child in the vehicle

A man believe to be on drugs is locked up on a slew of charges after leading police on a dangerous chase with his 9-year-old son in the vehicle Saturday night, according to investigators.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

The Advocate

EBR homicide midyear rate: Holding steady with 2013 downturn; BRAVE gets credit

East Baton Rouge Parish logged its first homicide this year when Michael Taylor Sr. was beaten with a tire iron during a family brawl New Years Day and died a week later.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

The Advocate

Lawsuits filed over triple slayings at Baker Civic Club

Advocate staff file photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Caution tape used at the crime scene spills from an overturned garbage can in the parking lot of the Baker Civic Club in the aftermath of the March shooting.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

WBRZ

300 busted in illegal booze, tobacco sales

State Alcohol and Tobacco Control say the summer months are prime for underage drinking.

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The Advocate

Baker SB settles lawsuit in librarian incident

The School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to settle a suit filed against the board by a parent who alleged a Baker Heights Elementary School librarian choked her son in 2011.

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Sun Jun 29, 2014

The Advocate

Piccadilly, a Mid City landmark, closes its doors

Hundreds of people packed the parking lot at the Westmoreland Village Shopping Center on Sunday to pass through the buffet at the Piccadilly Cafeteria one last time.

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Fri Jun 27, 2014

The Advocate

Apostle Thomasa questioning shows flesh, blood of Jesus

Apostles pictured in Leonardo da Vincis Last Supper are, from left, Bartholomew, James Minor, Andrew, Peter , Judas Iscariot, John, Jesus, Thomas, James Major, Philip, Matthew, Thaddeus, Simon the Canaanite .

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Thu Jun 26, 2014

WBRZ

Apartment flooding traps residents inside complex

For a group of people who live in Baker, rain is proving to be much more than an inconvenience.

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Wed Jun 25, 2014

The Advocate

Continue reading a '

Come Thursday evening, the site of the former Jetson Center for Youth will be ready to absorb the incarcerated population of Bridge City Center for Youth in New Orleans - 132 juveniles - in the event of a hurricane evacuation.

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WBRZ

Power outages and traffic follow evening storms

LADOTD reported all lanes are blocked by a downed tree at the 12300 block of Old Hammond Hwy between Sherwood and Flannery, and said drivers should take an alternate route.

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Tue Jun 24, 2014

The Advocate

With a tight budget, Baker faces possible reduction in force

"A lot of hard decisions were made and all I can say is we've done the best we can," Mayor Harold Rideau said of the proposed $15.2 million budget.

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Mon Jun 23, 2014

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

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Baton Rouge was a target city in a multi-state sting operation for prostitution.

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Fri Jun 20, 2014

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

18 arrested for prostitution during multi-state sting operation

Baton Rouge was a target city in a multi-state sting operation for prostitution.

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Thu Jun 19, 2014

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Convicted felon arrested for firing gun during argument with woman

A man was arrested after a woman told deputies he threatened her life, grabbed her gun and then fired two times.

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Thu Jun 12, 2014

The Advocate

Smiley: The wrongest place

"Defending the need to increase utility fees, to balance the budget, to an angry citizen, Baker's Mayor Harold Rideau explained he had already attempted to find the money elsewhere: "He said, 'There is no other way to keep the city afloat.

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Tue Jun 10, 2014

WBRZ

Chief says mayor's plan makes Baker more dangerous

Baker City leaders are pitted against each other in a faceoff over a budget that is $800,000 short.

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WBRZ

Power out, roads closed after morning storms

According to Entergy, more than 2,000 homes are in the dark in East Baton Rouge Parish alone.

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