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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 $169,000. More Baton Rouge information.

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28 min ago | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Investigators: Man kills wife and son

Authorities said a man broke into the home of his estranged wife, killing her and their 12-year-old son, early Thursday morning.

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4 hrs ago | The Advocate

Joel Porter

Joel Porter, a defense lawyer who previously ran for City Court judge, was arrested Wednesday after a 25-year-old woman reported Porter violated a temporary restraining order she had against him.

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7 hrs ago | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Industry group helping to meet petrochemical jobs' demand

Workforce development forecasters report tens of thousands of jobs in the petrochemical industry will open up in less than two years.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Ghost bikes serve reminder for bike safety on roads

As the temperature continues to get warmer, look for more people riding bicycles.

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WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Teen accused of killing 3 people in Baker now in adult jail

Nakeydran Williams, 16, of Baton Rouge, was transported from juvenile detention to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison just before 5 p.m. Wednesday.

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WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

City Court Judge holds special hearing following attorney's arrest

A well-known Baton Rouge attorney was arrested for allegedly violating a temporary protective order that was placed against him.

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The Advocate

Board: Career Academy will close at end of school year

After months of fruitless efforts to find a place to have school in the future, the board of directors of Career Academy agreed unanimously early Wednesday afternoon that the career-oriented high school will close its doors next month when the current school year ends.

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The Advocate

Around Baton Rouge for Thursday, April 17, 2014

RED STICK MOBILE FARMERS MARKET: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Delmont Service Center, 3525 Riley St. The mobile farmers market provides a source of food in areas without direct access to grocery stores.

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The Advocate

St. George election window narrows

Advocate Photo by MICHELLE MILLHOLLON -- State Sen. Ben Nevers, D-Bogalusa, meets with constituents after a hearing on legislation to study the way Louisiana incorporates new cities.

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WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Hooper Road widening raises concerns for business owners

The widening of Hooper Road, in the City of Central, has been planned for several years.

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The Miami Herald

East Baton Rouge spending up 6 percent in Feb.

Consumer and business spending in East Baton Rouge Parish increased by 6.2 percent in February compared with a year ago.

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The Advocate

Letter: Baton Rouge Magnet High should be eligible for Blue Ribbon award

The Baton Rouge High School Foundation, the members of which are largely alumni of the school, wish to express our extreme disappointment in the latest rule change to disallow Louisiana public magnet schools from consideration for the U.S. Department of Education's Blue Ribbon program.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Advocate

Advocate staff photo by Ryan Broussard -- Baton Rouge police...

Advocate staff photo by RYAN BROUSSARD -- Baton Rouge police department crime scene technicians preserve the scene of a shooting late Tuesday on Avis Avenue.

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The Advocate

One dead, four wounded in two different BR shootings late Tuesday

Advocate staff photo by RYAN BROUSSARD -- Baton Rouge police department crime scene technicians preserve the scene of a shooting late Tuesday on Avis Avenue.

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The Advocate

Detectives foil plot to kill witnesses in EBR murder case

A plot to have three witnesses against a Baton Rouge murder suspect killed was thwarted after investigators listening in on jailhouse phone conversations developed information that led to an arrest Monday, court records show.

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The Advocate

Jury awards $1 million in death from power cut

Joey Caillouet misses those standing lunch dates that he, and even some of his co-workers, would enjoy every Tuesday with his mother, Elsie, at her Old Hammond Highway condominium.

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The Town Talk

Bill would restrict drones on Louisiana private property

Unmanned aircraft would be limited on Louisiana private property if lawmakers agree to a bill that won the support of a Senate judiciary committee Tuesday.

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The Advocate

Cameron Ferachi part of Ken Burns' new LPB film airs on Tuesday

At the Greenwood School, Cameron Ferachi found his place to fit in, made academic progress and discovered the courage to stand in front an audience and recite The Gettysburg Address.

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WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Alleged pimp wanted on human trafficking charges

Louisiana State Police reported Emmanuel Bailey, 21, of Fort Smith, AR, is an alleged pimp sought in an investigation into prostitution and online solicitation throughout the state.

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The Advocate

Bad heater sets fire to living room on Seneca Street

A malfunctioning gas floor heater sparked a fire in the living room of a 3121 Seneca Street house Tuesday morning, burning a wall before firefighters were able to get it under control, said Curt Monte, a spokesman for the Baton Rouge Fire Department.

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