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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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1 hr ago | The Advocate

Jury convicts Leger of vehicular homicide

Jurors deliberated for less than 90 minutes Friday evening before convicting a St. Landry Parish man on five counts of vehicular homicide in the fiery Interestate 10 crash that killed five Ascension Parish people in March 2010.

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5 hrs ago | WBRZ

Weekend of railroad work to close Essen Lane

Drivers who frequent Essen Lane will need to consider taking another route later this month as railroad construction will close the road for a weekend.

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10 hrs ago | The Advocate

Around Baton Rouge for July 12, 2014

FARMER'S MARKET: 8 a.m., Main Street Market, corner of 5th and Main streets. This week's market will include a cooking demonstration by Chef Don Bergeron.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Advocate

Baton Rouge police and fire briefs for July 12, 2014

Sheriff's deputies arrested a 43-year-old Baker man for forcing a 7-year-old girl to perform oral sex on him on July 1. The 7-year-old's family thought they were dropping off their child at 4212 Rue Splendeur, Baker, where a 14-year-old girl was supposed to could baby-sit the child for a few hours, according to the arrest warrant.

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WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff warns of IRS scheme

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office reports 65 percent of people who are contacted by alleged schemers over the telephone fall prey.

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WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Police: Driver identified in deadly hit-and-run crash that killed LSU student

Two men suspected of raping children were arrested in East Feliciana Parish on Thursday, and police say two more men are wanted in connection to the case.

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NOLA.com

Uber in Baton Rouge: People are seriously excited

A December 2013 image from the web site of Uber, a mobile application-based, car-for-hire service that is now operational in Baton Rouge.

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NOLA.com

New Louisiana products include a Baton Rouge barbecue sauce and Tony's mixer

Looking at you, Louisiana products. These are happening now. Also: I expect to see and report on more new products from our state next month, when there are usually debuts at the Louisiana Restaurant Show.

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The Advocate

BRPD Id's man shot to death on South 17th St.

Travis Jones, 22 of 1860 Blvd De Province, was the Baton Rouge man shot to death Thursday night in the 200 block of South 17th Street, police announced at 9:05 a.m. Friday.

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The Town Talk

Louisiana ruling on confession rankles Catholics

A Louisiana Supreme Court decision reaffirmed in May 2014 has revived a sex abuse lawsuit in which parents are suing a priest and a Baton Rouge Catholic diocese for not reporting the alleged abuse when the teenager confessed to the priest about it.

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WBRZ

George Rodrigue's legacy lives on in scholarship program

The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts awarded $50,000 in scholarships to 21 finalists from around Louisiana in the 5th Annual Art Contest themed, "Louisiana's Natural Beauty."

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Collins, Alexander names to Outland Trophy Watch List

Information provided by LSU Sports BATON ROUGE - LSU senior left tackle La'el Collins and junior left guard Vadal Alexander were named to the 2014 Outland Trophy Watch List, the Football Writers Association of America announced Thursday.

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The Advocate

Around Baton Rouge for July 11, 2014

NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS PROJECT: 10 a.m., Leo S. Butler Community Center, 950 E. Washington St. Come make art for free with the Neighborhood Arts Project.

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The Advocate

Advocate staff photo by Patrick Dennis -- Baton Rouge Sheriff's...

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office has released an image of the man deputies say attempted to rob a CVS store at 15255 George O'Neal Road around 9:10 a.m. Thursday.

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The Advocate

Study: Energy industry powers La. economy

East Baton Rouge Parish is one of four parishes that will enjoy a taxable-property bonanza over the five years ending 2017, thanks to expiring tax exemptions on refineries, according to economist Loren Scott.

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WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Some drivers question changes at Burbank/E. Boyd intersection

Drivers on Burbank Dr. are allowed to continue through the intersection at E. Boyd Dr. without stopping.

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WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Prosecution presents case against second driver in deadly 'road rage' crash that killed 5

The prosecution presented and rested its case Wednesday in the trial for the second driver charged in a "road rage" crash that killed five people, including three children.

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WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Officials give tips on keeping safe during lightning strikes

Two homes were set on fire after lightning hit them during Tuesday's storm. One home was on Kenmore Avenue.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

More businesses petitioning to be annexed into Baton Rouge

Another move in the Baton Rouge versus proposed City of St. George saga played out late Wednesday.

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The Advocate

Kendall Washington named Baton Rouge paramedic of 2014

When Kendall Washington and about 70 other paramedics with East Baton Rouge Emergency Medical Services gathered for a training in-service recently, Washington was unaware he was about to receive his department's highest honor.

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