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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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43 min ago | 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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4 hrs ago | 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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4 hrs ago | 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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4 hrs ago | 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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6 hrs ago | 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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7 hrs ago | 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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9 hrs ago | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Police arrest man accused of beating, burning children

Police were called to a Baton Rouge elementary school Friday to investigate a child abuse complaint. When officers arrived, they learned a 9-year-old female had been punched in the chest the day before.

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9 hrs ago | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

All lanes open on S. Acadian at Capital Heights after fatal crash

Baton Rouge Police are investigating a crash that happened Monday just before 11 a.m. in the 700 block of S. Acadian, near Capital Heights. Police say two vehicles collided.

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13 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

'The Maze Runner': 5 cool things to know about the Baton Rouge-shot thriller

The Louisiana-shot adventure film "The Maze Runner" opens in wide release Friday , based on the best-selling first book in the YA series by James Dashner. Here are five cool things to know about director Wes Ball's film before heading to theaters: Described as a cross between "Lord of the Flies" and "Lost," "The Maze Runner" tells the story of a teenage boy who wakes up with his memory wiped to find himself in "The Glade," a primitive colony populated entirely by teen boys trying to figure out how to escape the giant, shape-shifting maze built around them.

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13 hrs ago | The Advocate

Baton Rouge siblings honored for helping marine animals affected by BP oil spill

Advocate staff file photo by LIZ CONDO -- Rory McCracken, 11, works with his friends in June 2010 to fulfill t-shirt orders at his home in Baton Rouge. Rory and his sister Maeve have been recognized as winners of the 2014 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes.

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14 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

New Orleans should let millennials take the lead on innovations like Uber: Seth Guidry

In recent years, New Orleans has become a hotbed for young people wanting to start businesses and innovate, but city officials are still behind the times. Disruptive technologies that have been popping up in most states across the country are having a hard time taking off in Louisiana -- and New Orleans specifically -- because of outdated regulations and a reluctance to change.

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18 hrs ago | The News-Star

Miss La. returns home Monday

Miss La. returns home Monday Lacey Sanchez returns to Monroe Regional Airport after the Miss America competition in Atlantic City.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

West Nile Virus still very active in South Louisiana

At a time when reports West Nile Virus infections usually begin to drop, the latest numbers from state health officials show the virus is still very active. The state has 92 total cases in 13 parishes; 41 of those cases are neuroinvasive, and most of those neuroinvasive cases are in East Baton Rouge Parish.

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The Advocate

Ask The Advocate: Tourism, no matter how you slice it

"Convention and Visitors Bureaus: These are local tourism bureaus, usually governed by a board but sometimes part of municipal governments or chambers of commerce. They are usually funded by lodging taxes.

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The Advocate

Tigerland shooting early Sunday leaves two injured

Baton Rouge police are investigating a shooting in Tigerland early Sunday that left two men injured with non-life threatening injuries, a police spokesman said. The shooting occurred at about 3 a.m. in the 4400 block of Alvin Dark Avenue, behind Reggie's, a popular bar among college students, spokesman Cpl.

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The Miami Herald

Work to start on Baton Rouge development

The Advocate reports the 28-unit complex at Third and Convention streets will include one- and two-bedroom apartments and commercial space. The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.

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The Times-Picayune

Southeast Louisiana flood authority still needs Paul Kemp: Editorial

Baton Rouge-based biologist G. Paul Kemp is an expert in coastal wetlands restoration and river management. Among other accomplishments in his four-decade career, he served on Team Louisiana -- the group of scientists who did the forensic research on the levee failures in Hurricane Katrina.

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The Advocate

Stanford receiver pursuing $210 million in investor profits

A court officer will seek more than $210 million for victims of convicted Houston swindler Robert Allen Stanford's multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme by forcing other Stanford investors to return profits. In some cases, those court-approved claims could have a devastating impact on retirees, a Baton Rouge lawyer said Friday.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Advocate

Bridge work, new jobs snarl traffic

Headlights on and the sun setting to the west, cars, pickups and 18-wheelers inched along La. 70, still wet from a passed rainstorm on a dreary Thursday night.

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The Advocate

Woman accused of setting neighbora s apartment on fire and other Baton Rouge area police news

Sheriff's deputies have arrested a woman accused of setting fires outside her next-door neighbor's apartment two times in the same night, on August 31, causing damage to the side of the victim's unit. The incident began when an apartment resident awoke on his living room couch to find fire coming through his front window, according to the arrest warrant.

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