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Baton Rouge, Louisiana is located in East Baton Rouge Parish. Zip codes in Baton Rouge, LA include 70894, 70807, and 70814. The median home price in Baton Rouge is $179,900. More Baton Rouge information.

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Recommendations proposed to combat food deserts

For some people, finding a fresh head of lettuce or an orange is not easy since parts of East Baton Rouge Parish lack grocery stores and have been labeled "food deserts."

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Advocate

Baton Rouge police and fire briefs for July 29, 2014

Police say a Baton Rouge woman drove her car into a 6-year-old girl riding a bicycle Monday afternoon on Washington Avenue near Plank Road, critically injuring the girl before fleeing without stopping to help the child.

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WBRZ

Teen accused in rape, robbery and shooting

Victims from a Sunday morning of terror in Baton Rouge are recalling what happened to them when they came face to face with Andre Young.

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The News-Star

Ag commissioner: Farmers must adjust with times to survive

If Louisiana farmers and those around the country are going to continue producing crops to feed the growing state and national populations and continue exporting to the rest of the world, they have to keep up with technological changes and be smart about how they manage their land, says Commissioner of Agriculture Mike Strain.

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The Town Talk

Baton Rouge woman arrested after reckless driving complaints

A Baton Rouge woman was arrested after she was stopped Saturday by Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's deputies, who had been searching for her after several reports about an erratic driver on Interstate 49, according to a release.

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WBRZ

18-wheeler wreck closes Florida Boulevard

A wreck involving an 18-wheeler closed Florida Boulevard North in Baton Rouge during noon traffic, according to state traffic officials.

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WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Police: Woman raped by man she met on Tinder app

It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers.

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The Advocate

BR man booked in crime spree of rapes, robberies, kidnappings, shooting

A 19-year-old man early Sunday went on a crime spree, committing a string of armed robberies, rapes, kidnappings and an attempted murder before being arrested at 8 a.m. Sunday, Baton Rouge police say.

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The Advocate

Around Baton Rouge for July 28, 2014

NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS PROJECT: 10 a.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway, Scotlandville.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Advocate

BRPD chiefa s leadership lauded

Since officially taking the helm of a divided and downtrodden department one year ago, Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie Jr. has spent his time at the top mollifying the troops, gradually lifting what many described as a once-widespread mood of frustration among the rank and file.

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The Advocate

BR man booked on rape after Tinder app date

Sheriff's deputies on Saturday evening arrested a Baton Rouge man accused of raping a woman after having just met her through a popular social media dating application called Tinder.

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The Advocate

Fire burns through roof of Ontario Street home

An electrical short ignited a fire in a home early Sunday that eventually burned through the roof of the house, the fire department said.

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WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Electrical short causes early morning house fire

A man was found dead in the front yard of a home after he was allegedly shot by his girlfriend.

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The Advocate

James Gill: Metro Council shows its lack of guts

Time ran out Wednesday before the Baton Rouge Metro Council could tell gay people to go to hell, but that is clearly what is going to happen at the next meeting in a couple of weeks.

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The Times-Picayune

Woman arrested on charges of drunk driving, vehicular negligent after striking man on I-10

A man who was out of gas on Interstate 10 at Perkins Road in Baton Rouge was struck early Saturday morning is dead, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

WBRZ

Ridership rises on revamped bus system

Three months after Baton Rouge's bus system expanded service and added routes, ridership is up though the agency continues to adjust service.

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The Advocate

Lee Berg, Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry

Gulf Coast Bank has been named to the Independent Community Bankers of America's list of Top 50 Community Bank Leaders in Social Media.

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The Advocate

Smiley: Frozen gator blues

Back home, I put them in a No. 10 tub in my den, but they were in the way all the time.

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The Advocate

Three accused of defrauding Medicaid program

A Zachary woman is under indictment on state charges that accuse her of defrauding Louisiana's Medicaid program out of thousands of dollars and laundering more than $100,000 through her Baton Rouge personal care company.

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The Advocate

Investar earnings rise

Baton Rouge-based Investar Holding Corp., the holding company for Investar Bank, reported second-quarter earnings dipped to $1.1 million, or 26 cents per share, compared to $1.7 million, or 44 cents per share, a year ago.

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