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  1. Here is the latest Louisiana news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. CDTRead the original story

    50 min ago | KATC-TV Lafayette

    ... Prosecutors say evidence shows he is using the name of a man imprisoned in Puerto Rico on narcotics charges. BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana officials are worried Mississippi's plans for a new reservoir on the Pearl River could harm Louisiana's ...

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    2 hrs ago | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Louisiana State Police identified a hazardous material leaking from one of the big rig vehicles as Ethylene dichloride, a highly toxic and flammable chemical. LSP reported I-10 West was closed at LA 415 in West Baton Rouge Parish and vehicles are being forced onto US 190 West.

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  3. Baton Rouge students juggle summer time managementRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Baton Rouge Business Report

    Whether it's because they don't have the time or don't see the need, fewer teens today have jobs nationally, but the trend doesn't hold true in Baton Rouge, Instead of taking a summer job, local 17-year-old Amir Smith found himself back in the classroom for an ACT prep program at Southern University. He's hoping to attend LSU next fall, and his mother and her friend convinced him the program would pay off in time more than any temporary job could.

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  4. Commercial Properties lands first commercial tenant at Water CampusRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Baton Rouge Business Report

    Commercial Properties Realty Trust, the arm of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation that is developing the downtown Water Campus, announced it has finalized a deal with its first commercial tenant at the campus. , will move into 14,000-square-feet of fourth-floor office space in a 94,000-square-foot building currently under construction on the campus.

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  5. Greedy Williams set to play in LSU scrimmage Saturday; depth chart spots still up for grabsRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Advocate

    LSU cornerback Greey Williams and LSU linebacker Patrick Queen in a drill during fall practice, Thursday, August 16, 2018, at LSU's indoor practice facility in Baton Rouge, La. LSU cornerback Greey Williams and LSU linebacker Patrick Queen in a drill during fall practice, Thursday, August 16, 2018, at LSU's indoor practice facility in Baton Rouge, La.

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  6. With slimmed down Lsu QB depth chart, here's what to expect from 2nd camp scrimmageRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Advocate

    LSU head coach Ed Orgeron leads a drill with members of the defensive line during fall practice, Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at LSU's practice facility in Baton Rouge, La. LSU head coach Ed Orgeron leads a drill with members of the defensive line during fall practice, Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at LSU's practice facility in Baton Rouge, La.

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  7. Lanny Keller: John A. Alario says don't block banks from $600 million ...Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Advocate

    House Speaker Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia, left, and Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, applaud after Gov. John Bel Edwards addressed the joint session during the opening of this year's third Special Legislative Session to address the state budget Monday June 18, 2018, in Baton Rouge, La. With the fire-breathing Republican advocates of the Second Amendment in full cry at the State Bond Commission, did anyone notice who gave them a lecture about what being a conservative means? The guy that 30 years ago would not have been an obvious choice for the William F. Buckley of Louisiana Award: John A. Alario.

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  8. Still waiting on equipment, students, scheduling, a new career high school opens in Baton RougeRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Advocate

    Hospital beds serve as a backdrop as instructor Sharon Fontenot, standing right, talks with students Jonsyra Johnson, 17, left, and Zephaniah Dangerfield, 17, right, in their medical terminology class at East Baton Rouge School's Career and Technical Education Center , Friday, August 17, 2018. Classes started last Friday in a 'soft open,' but enrollment and scheduling are still ongoing, and manufacturing and other equipment the school will need is on order or en route.

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  9. Baton Rouge's mayor sent recommendations following dialogue on race and policingRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Advocate

    Washington, DC's Myesha K. Braden, far left, Criminal Justice Project Director for the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, addresses participants at the conclusion of the fourth and final session of the Dialogue on Race and Policing in Baton Rouge, Friday, July 20, 2018 at the LSU Law Center. Law enforcement, academics, clergy, community activists and students have been working together to develop action plans for programs and policies that promote police-community trust and accountability, and enhance public safety.

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  10. Report: Baton Rouge rapper killed by police after performance at back to school concert in AustinRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Advocate

    Baton Rouge rapper Aquantis Givens was shot and killed by Austin police while he ran toward them with a gun early Friday after a performance at a back to school rap concert, according to The Austin Statesman. Police said they were called around 1 a.m. to an alleyway behind a bar for reports of shots being fire.

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  11. Judge won't reduce Baton Rouge woman's 40-year prison term in bedsore-related death of motherRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Baton Rouge Police Det. Cpl. Logan Collins, left, and Det.

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  12. Judge greenlights walking/bike trail on levee in West Baton Rouge some landowners have foughtRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Advocate

    A judge on Friday cleared the way for West Baton Rouge Parish to complete its 5-mile walking/bike trail on the Mississippi River levee, a project that some landowners have tried to stop from going forward. "The levees are open for business," attorney Tony Clayton said shortly after walking out the courtroom Friday with a permanent restraining order to keep the adjacent property owners from blocking access to the levee.

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  13. Louisiana casino revenues down over 5 percent from calendar quirkRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Advocate

    Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge opened a 352-square-foot covered designated area for smokers, with 15 slot machines, fans and lighting, to comply with an East Baton Rouge Parish ban on smoking inside casinos. The smoking ban went into effect June 1. Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge opened a 352-square-foot covered designated area for smokers, with 15 slot machines, fans and lighting, to comply with an East Baton Rouge Parish ban on smoking inside casinos.

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  14. Congressman's chief of staff to Ascension: Get your list of projects ready for HUD moneyRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Advocate

    ... Parish leaders to start getting their wish lists together. Paul Sawyer, chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Graves, R-Baton Rouge, gave the Parish Council on Thursday the rundown on more than $3 billion in flood and hazard mitigation projects about to be ...

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  15. Ascension Parish officials question whether old mitigation plans are enough after 2016 floodsRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Advocate

    Two years after the 2016 flood that devastated thousands of homes in the Baton Rouge area, public officials are finally taking a hard look at development rules, especially in the most flood-prone areas. The key question is whether old mitigation methods like retention ponds that have traditionally been used in Ascension Parish and elsewhere are enough to account for new growth in the flood plain and, if not, what should be done? One way to think about managing growth in the floodplain is to imagine it as a bowl.

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  16. Smiley: Naked killer strikes againRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Advocate

    ... cheer somebody else up! Write Smiley at Smiley@theadvocate.com . He can also be reached by mail at P.O. Box 588, Baton Rouge, LA 70821. Follow Smiley Anders on Twitter, @SmileyAndersAdv.

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  17. Medical marijuana growth starts next week, with months to go until drugs are availableRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Advocate

    ... on Friday from state agriculture regulators to begin production in a former Pepsi distribution center in south Baton Rouge using a small temporary pod designed to get product on the shelves quickly. The company will begin growing plants from tissue ...

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  18. Free dodgeball tournament featuring Boo Milton & FriendsRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    ... captain of one of the eight teams, each representing a local charity such as the Big Buddy Program, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, No Glass Slippers, Front Yard Bikes, It Takes a Village, Butterfly Society. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. The Boo Milton ...

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  19. Move with a Doc event planned for SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston-Broome is kicking off a new program Saturday, August 18 in partnership with the YMCA called Move with a Doc. The goal of the program is to get the community moving.

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  20. Our Lady of the Lake awarded advanced certification for Primary Stroke CentersRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center has once again earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers . "Each year, Our Lady of the Lake sees more than 1,800 stroke patients and administers more than 500 stroke screenings in the Baton Rouge community," said Glenn Kidder, MD, neurologist and physician lead for the Stroke Program at Our Lady of the Lake.

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