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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 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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7 hrs ago | 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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7 hrs ago | 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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7 hrs ago | 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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11 hrs ago | 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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15 hrs ago | 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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20 hrs ago | 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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Yesterday | 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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Sun Jul 20, 2014

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Electrical malfunction to blame for deadly fire that killed elderly man

Baton Rouge Fire officials say a deadly fire on Saturday was the result of an electrical malfunction involving a power strip.

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The Advocate

Photos: Bay Street fire

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- A coroners van arrive at the scene of a Bay Street residence where the Baton Rouge Fire Department was working a fire.

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The Advocate

Gonzales man, 22, killed in Ascension Parish crash

A Gonzales man died when the car he was riding in was involved in a crash with another vehicle on La.

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The Advocate

Arson suspected in vacant house fire

Baton Rouge fire investigators say someone set fire to a vacant home on Braddock Street early Sunday, causing $45,000 in damage.

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The Advocate

Shooting victim found in lawn chair dies

A man suffering from gunshot wounds who was found under a Mission Street carport late Saturday has died, Baton Rouge Police said on Sunday.

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The Times

Catching Up: New criminal forensics laboratory rapidly rising

Former medical student housing on Linwood Avenue, opposite Forest Park Cemetery just south of Claiborne Avenue, was demolished several years ago and now is the site for a rising North Louisiana Forensic Science Center.

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WBRZ

Rain causes all-day interstate delay

Traffic has been backed up on Interstate 10 eastbound most of the day due to inclement weather Saturday morning, according to DOTD.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

WBRZ

Jindal orders state help to fix road through SU

Gov. Bobby Jindal has ordered the state transportation department to help fix a main road through the Southern University campus in Baton Rouge.

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The Advocate

Human Condition: Loyal dog shows master more than love

Susie is a 3-year-old black Labrador owned by Curt Dye. Curt and Susie live west of Baton Rouge on U.S. 61. A bachelor, Curt is a well-known gun collector and friend to anyone who ever needed something moved, picked up by a truck, disposed of or covered over.

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The Advocate

Early morning fatal shooting was accidental, BR police say

A Baton Rouge man is in custody after a handgun he was unloading in the predawn hours Saturdays accidentally went off, killing Carl Joseph James Jr., a police spokesman said.

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The Advocate

Fire damages Arzi's Cafe

A fan motor in a Highland Road restaurant caught fire around 10 p.m. Friday, sending smoke into adjacent businesses, the fire department said.

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WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Man killed in Scotland Ave. shooting

Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies have arrested a parish worker accused of stealing more than 2,000 gallons of gas in June.Detectives say 36-year-old Corey Richard used several parish fuel cards to help himself to more than $7,000 worth of fuel.

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