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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

Around Baton Rouge for July 28, 2014

NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS PROJECT: 10 a.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway, Scotlandville.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Advocate

BRPD chiefa s leadership lauded

Since officially taking the helm of a divided and downtrodden department one year ago, Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie Jr. has spent his time at the top mollifying the troops, gradually lifting what many described as a once-widespread mood of frustration among the rank and file.

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The Advocate

BR man booked on rape after Tinder app date

Sheriff's deputies on Saturday evening arrested a Baton Rouge man accused of raping a woman after having just met her through a popular social media dating application called Tinder.

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The Advocate

Fire burns through roof of Ontario Street home

An electrical short ignited a fire in a home early Sunday that eventually burned through the roof of the house, the fire department said.

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WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Electrical short causes early morning house fire

A man was found dead in the front yard of a home after he was allegedly shot by his girlfriend.

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The Advocate

James Gill: Metro Council shows its lack of guts

Time ran out Wednesday before the Baton Rouge Metro Council could tell gay people to go to hell, but that is clearly what is going to happen at the next meeting in a couple of weeks.

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The Times-Picayune

Woman arrested on charges of drunk driving, vehicular negligent after striking man on I-10

A man who was out of gas on Interstate 10 at Perkins Road in Baton Rouge was struck early Saturday morning is dead, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

WBRZ

Ridership rises on revamped bus system

Three months after Baton Rouge's bus system expanded service and added routes, ridership is up though the agency continues to adjust service.

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The Advocate

Lee Berg, Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry

Gulf Coast Bank has been named to the Independent Community Bankers of America's list of Top 50 Community Bank Leaders in Social Media.

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The Advocate

Smiley: Frozen gator blues

Back home, I put them in a No. 10 tub in my den, but they were in the way all the time.

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The Advocate

Three accused of defrauding Medicaid program

A Zachary woman is under indictment on state charges that accuse her of defrauding Louisiana's Medicaid program out of thousands of dollars and laundering more than $100,000 through her Baton Rouge personal care company.

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The Advocate

Investar earnings rise

Baton Rouge-based Investar Holding Corp., the holding company for Investar Bank, reported second-quarter earnings dipped to $1.1 million, or 26 cents per share, compared to $1.7 million, or 44 cents per share, a year ago.

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The Advocate

Baton Rouge police and fire Briefs for July 26, 2014

An arrest has been made in the June 19 fracas outside a Baton Rouge home in which a man was shot in the face while trying to wrest a stick from another man who smashed his car window, causing glass to spray over three infants sitting inside, one of whom was hit with the stick.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

More parking spots in the works for downtown Baton Rouge

Police planned Friday to present their case to prosecutors on whether charges should be filed against an 80-year-old man who fatally shot of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.

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WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Man shot in the face trying to protect child

One suspect has been arrested for his alleged connection to an incident where a man was shot in the face while attempting to protect a child.

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WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

2 fires, 2 shopping centers, same cause

Two shopping centers experienced fires caused by blown transformers. Both occurred at within an hour of each other.

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WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Move over Hollywood! Louisiana is top for film production

The shady Southern pine trees on the outskirts of Shreveport, La., serve as a year-round "New England" set for the television series Salem, one of many shows and movies being filmed in the state.

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WBRZ

LSU enrolling patients in new kind of drug test

LSU Health Sciences Center says people with a common, hard-to-treat kind of lung cancer can join a new national trial to test drugs faster.

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The Advocate

Advocate staff photo by Heather McClelland -- East Baton Rouge Parish ...

Facing threats of litigation, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board on Thursday evening was still debating a new set of maps that would reduce from 11 to nine the number of representatives serving on the School Board starting Jan. 1 The board was voting on new maps, two of which were prepared at the request of board member Craig Freeman.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Advocate

Advocate staff photo by Patrick Dennis --Proponents and opponents of...

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --Proponents and opponents of a fairness ordinance crowd into the East Baton Rouge Metro Council chambers hoping to speak during the regularly-scheduled Metro Council meeting Wednesday night.

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