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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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3 hrs ago | The Advocate

Baton Rouge police and fire briefs for July 23, 2014

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

Southeast Middle vice principal booked in exchange of nude photos with 15-year-old

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.

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8 hrs ago | The Advocate

La. leads nation in industrial construction value

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.

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9 hrs ago | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Caught on Camera: Man jumps out of 3rd story window to escape fire

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)

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9 hrs ago | ProSoundWeb

JBL VTX Line Arrays Deployed In "X Mode" For 2014 Miss Usa Interviews

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.

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9 hrs ago | The Advocate

Five of six Baton Rouge Lakes must be dredged, study shows

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.

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11 hrs ago | The Advocate

Baton Rouge men admit to federal drug charges Tuesday

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.

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11 hrs ago | NOLA.com

Baton Rouge attorney John deGravelles wins Senate confirmation as federal judge

The Senate Tuesday unanimously confirmed John deGravelles as a federal District Judge in Baton Rouge.

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13 hrs ago | WBRZ

St. George petition short of Nov. ballot goal

Organizers of the St. George movement said they did not get enough signatures to ask voters in November to incorporate the proposed city.

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18 hrs ago | WYLD-FM

The Push Is On For Smoke-Free Bars In New Orleans

Bars in New Orleans that allow smoking are being encouraged to prohibit it this week as part of an effort to measure support for the idea of banning smoking.

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22 hrs ago | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Police expect man shot multiple times on St. Gerard Ave. to survive

The Baton Rouge Police Department said the shooting happened on St. Gerard Avenue at McClelland Drive.

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Yesterday | The Times-Picayune

Movie job training workshops offered in Baton Rouge in early August

As movie productions around Baton Rouge wrap and others begin, a number of workshops geared toward locals looking to get into the industry are scheduled for the coming summer weeks.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Advocate

Baton Rouge police and fire briefs for July 22, 2014

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.

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The Town Talk

Lawsuit filed to stop Common Core use in Louisiana

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.

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WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Central city council will vote on expanding police department

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.

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The Advocate

Around Baton Rouge for July 22,2014

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.

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The Advocate

Advocate staff photo by Patrick Dennis -- School Board vice president ...

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)

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Christian Newswire

Injured Colorado Theater Shooting Victim Gives Life to Monument

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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The Town Talk

Meet the staff: Richard Sharkey, reporter

I've worked at The Town Talk for more than a third of a century, and sometimes it seems I've "been there, done that" with any newsworthy issue that surfaces.

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Thenew995fm.com

Rapper Gets Positive Probation Review From Judge

A state judge in Louisiana is praising rapper Torence "Lil Boosie" Hatch for making progress while on probation for a 2009 drug conviction.

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