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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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24 min ago | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Police arrest tech accused of stealing thousands of pills from pharmacy

Louisiana State Police said at least one person is dead after a crash on LA 67 early Wednesday morning. A section of LA 67 is closed because of the wreck.

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24 min ago | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

VIDEO: Dancing Dad surprises daughter with wedding party flash mob

Bride-to-be Lyndsey LeBlanc is shocked when she realizes her entire wedding party is performing a dance just for her. Signs could be spotted all over the deck echoing the song's lyrics, and the groom's message: "I'm All Yours!" The entire dance was choreographed by the bride's dad, Scott LeBlanc, seen here in the American flag swim trunks.

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4 hrs ago | The Town Talk

La. public school teacher retirements remain upLa. public school...

Newly released statistics find the spike in public school retirements eased somewhat, but the numbers are still higher than prior to passage of Gov. Bobby Jindal's education revamp. La. public school teacher retirements remain up BATON ROUGE - Newly released statistics find the spike in public school retirements eased somewhat, but the numbers are still higher than prior to passage of Gov. Bobby Jindal's education revamp.

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8 hrs ago | The Advocate

Theatre Baton Rouge finds its voice under new direction with a Mary Poppinsa

Photo provided by Theatre Baton Rouge -- Melanie Couvillon has the starring role and Zachary Denham plays her friend, Bert, in 'Mary Poppins' at Theatre Baton Rouge. When the cast list came out for "Mary Poppins," Theatre Baton Rouge seemed to send a not-very-subtle message: Management may have changed, but the standards haven't.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

WBRZ

Cool School: kindergarteners learn Mandarin

Kindergarteners at Polk Elementary in Baton Rouge are not just learning how to count. Lessons go a step further, learning the numbers in mandarin.

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WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Convenience store owner tells armed man 'Don't shoot me'

Baton Rouge Police are investigating the armed robbery of a popular convenience store in Baton Rouge. Tu Le has owned the store for 16 years.

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WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

2 confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68 in Baton Rouge area

Baton Rouge health officials say two children have been treated at Our Lady of the Lake for Enterovirus D68. Officials add that there have been no deaths reported at this point in the state.

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NOLA.com

Flash flood warnings issued southwest of Baton Rouge

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, for Ascension, Assumption, Iberville and St. James parishes.

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WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Leaders announce candlelight vigil for 7-yr-old killed in drive-by shooting

Investigators believe this is the vehicle involved in the deadly shooting of Terrez Coleman Investigators have released a still image of a car possibly connected to the weekend shooting of a 7-year-old in Baton Rouge. The image was captured from surveillance video.

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The Times-Picayune

Parking spots around Baton Rouge to transform into mini-parks, outdoor cafes Friday

Sixteen parking spaces around Baton Rouge will be transformed into a green space or patio of some kind Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, as a number of planning groups and business participate in PARK Day.

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Big East Coast Bias

4* 2015 Shooting Guard Brandon Sampson setting up visit with St. John's

According to SNY's Adam Zagoria, the Baton Rouge, Louisiana native is talking with head coach Steve Lavin about scheduling a visit to the campus.

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The Times

Child care providers concerned about funding

Child care providers concerned about funding The state's new plans have child care providers worried Check out this story on shreveporttimes.com: http://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/education/k-12/2014/09/15/child-care-providers-concerned-funding/15677501/ Superintendent of Education John white answers questions from childcare providers during an update on the state's plans to implement Act 3 of 2012. BATON ROUGE - While most child care providers in the state support efforts to upgrade care and unify the application process for parents, they're concerned about funding cuts and what it will cost to implement the state's new plans.

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WBRZ

Immigrant influx strains EBR teaching staff

An influx of immigrant children is putting a strain on resources for the East Baton Rouge Parish School District. More than a thousand unaccompanied alien children are now in schools across the state.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

WBRZ

BR couple rescued from storm by Dr. Phil's son

About 30,000 tourists have been put up in temporary shelters after Hurricane Odile moved ashore and leveled much of what was in its path. A number of families from the Baton Rouge-area where vacation along the popular Mexican coastline as the storm approached.

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WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

DHH announces 35 WellSpots across Louisiana

Business owners and officials joined the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Monday at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital to announce 35 total WellSpots across the state. WellSpots are places and spaces that have made sustainable changes to make it easier for Louisiana residents aimed at improving health outcomes.

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The Advocate

Former Baton Rouge murder defendant gets extra time on gun charge

Freedom proved short-lived for a 25-year-old Baton Rouge man with drug and gun convictions who once was accused in a horrific 2007 beating and burning death in which several witnesses were later fatally shot. Less than a month after his release from federal prison on a firearm conviction, Dearius Duheart was taken into custody by sheriff deputies Monday shortly after pleading guilty in Baton Rouge state court to the same crime of illegally possessing a gun.

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WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

East Baton Rouge library celebrating 75 years, offers new technology

The library system this year is celebrating its 75 anniversary, even as the landscaping and outer buildings of the new parish main library are still being completed. As construction crews continue to work on an Internet Cafe, and outdoor theater, and giant chessboard; a spacious parking lot is going down right on the spot where the former parish main library stood.

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WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Officials: 'Louisiana's 10 most dangerous cities' study needs to be re-examined

A study out in September, done by a home security company, has ranked the City of Denham Springs as the third most dangerous place in the state of Louisiana. It claims people have a one in 11 chance of becoming a victim in the city.

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WBRZ

Man accused in EBR gun battle

Sheriff's deputies arrested a Baton Rouge man who investigators said was involved in a gunfight in the northeast part of the parish. Deputies charged Justin Stoute, 19, with attempted second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon after his arrest Monday.

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The Advocate

Brother of 1984 murder victim stares down accused killer in court Monday

Ted Kergan accomplished what he set out to do Monday in a Baton Rouge courtroom - make eye contact with the Bossier City man recently charged in the killing of Kergan's brother, Gary, three decades ago. Moments after Ronald Dalton Dunnagan pleaded not guilty to a second-degree murder charge and was given a court-appointed attorney, Kergan stood up in the front row of state District Judge Mike Erwin's courtroom and glared at a shackled Dunnagan.

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