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3 hrs ago | The Advocate
A Monday night shooting in the 5500 block of St. Gerard Street left a 23-year-old man with gunshot wounds to his upper and lower torso, but his injuries are not considered life threatening.
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7 hrs ago | The Advocate
A vice principal at Southeast Middle School was arrested Tuesday after admitting to investigators he sent nude pictures of himself via Facebook to a 15-year-old one night while he was drunk.
8 hrs ago | The Advocate
Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Louisiana led all U.S. states in the value of industrial construction projects during 2013 and was ranked second overall for all commercial construction, Projects like the Methanex methanol plant in Geismar are driving activity.
9 hrs ago | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge
Officials with the Baton Rouge Fire Department say an adult jumped from a window of an apartment complex to escape a fire that started just after 1:30 p.m. Firefighters rescued 13 people from the fire that evacuated a building at Savoy Plaza Apartments, located at 520 Wooddale Boulevard, near Florida Blvd. Three of the 13 who were rescued were ... (more)
9 hrs ago | ProSoundWeb
Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based Premier Sound Services recently provided the sound reinforcement for the Miss USA Pageant, one of the country's most widely viewed beauty contests.
9 hrs ago | The Advocate
An environmental study commissioned by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation found that five out of six of the Baton Rouge Lakes are too shallow, confirming the need to dredge the lakes to prevent them from reverting to swampland.
11 hrs ago | The Advocate
Two Baton Rouge men pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal drug charges stemming from an extensive probe - dubbed Operation I Spy - into an alleged cocaine trafficking network operating in the Baton Rouge region.
11 hrs ago | NOLA.com
The Senate Tuesday unanimously confirmed John deGravelles as a federal District Judge in Baton Rouge.
13 hrs ago | WBRZ
Organizers of the St. George movement said they did not get enough signatures to ask voters in November to incorporate the proposed city.
18 hrs ago | WYLD-FM
22 hrs ago | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge
The Baton Rouge Police Department said the shooting happened on St. Gerard Avenue at McClelland Drive.
Police arrested a Baton Rouge man on his 53rd birthday Sunday night following a dispute between two Evangeline Street households during which he reportedly shot at, but missed, two people, struck another man in the head with his gun and struck a recently pregnant woman in the stomach with the gun.
Seventeen state lawmakers asked a judge on Monday to end Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards in public schools, saying education leaders didn't properly enact the multistate benchmarks.
The Board of Directors of Margaritaville Casino said they have been unable to put together a deal to build a hotel, and that means Margaritaville can't compete in the Biloxi market.
PARENTING SEMINAR: Noon, East Baton Rouge Parish Library Main Branch, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Dr. Chirine Turk, a pediatrician, will lead three seminars on parenting, covering insect bites, sunscreen use, fever, allergies and asthma.
Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- School Board vice president Tarvald Smith, speaks during discussion of a motion to authorize the Superintendent to contract for professional services to complete a separate audit by the Board to address the findings in the Louisiana Department of Education's EBR schools audit during a meeting of the East ... (more)
What does a monument erected to an insect in Alabama in 1919 have to do with a young lady from Louisiana who was injured in the Colorado theater shootings in 2012? As strange as it seems the two became entwined when a soon to be author, Rhett Barbaree had a providential encounter with Bonnie Kate Pourciau of Baton Rouge, La three months prior to ... (more)
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Updated: Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:09 pm
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