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Stories with place: Baton Rouge
  • Democrat Edwards trying to break party slump in Louisiana 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 3:05 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Democratic candidate for governor John Bel Edwards has surged in recent polls, raising hopes among Democrats that they might reclaim a top position in a state where Republicans hold every statewide elected job.

  • PACs pump $1.3M so far into Louisiana governor's race TV ads 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 12:09 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Outside political groups have poured $1.3 million into TV advertising for the Louisiana governor's race, meaning the conversation about candidates is being at least partially shaped by a small number of donors with hefty bank accounts.

  • Filmmaker sentenced for defrauding Louisiana film program 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 10:58 am

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A Mandeville moviemaker who cheated Louisiana's film tax credit program has been sentenced to six months in federal prison and the same stretch of time in a halfway house.

  • Man who pointed laser at police helicopter fined 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 7:08 am

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A 27-year-old man who repeatedly pointed a green laser at a police helicopter as it patrolled the city last year has been fined, put on probation and ordered to pay restitution to the Baton Rouge Police Department.

  • Magellan Health to lay off 80 in Baton Rouge 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 4:43 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Magellan Health says it will lay off 80 workers at its care management center in Baton Rouge beginning Nov. 30 because it' losing a contract with the state to manage mental health and addictive disorder services for Medicaid patients.

  • Southern creates fund for injured football player 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 4:06 am

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Southern athletics and the Southern University System Foundation have created a fund to help injured Jaguars football player Devon Gales and his family with medical expenses.

  • Home sales continue to rise in Baton Rouge area 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 11:14 am

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The number of houses sold in metro Baton Rouge rose 5.7 percent in August from a year ago despite a drop in activity in Livingston Parish.

  • 9 siblings found in Baton Rouge home with little food 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 7:45 am

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Baton Rouge police have arrested the mother of 9 children found in a home with little food.

  • Zachary man sentenced to running prostitution ring 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 7:20 am

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A 34-year-old Zachary man who led a Baton Rouge-based sex-trafficking ring involving multiple prostitutes, including a 16-year-old girl, has been sentenced to more than 9 1/2 years in federal prison.

  • 1960 civil rights sit-in participant's funeral Thursday 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 6:48 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - Funeral services will be held Thursday in Shreveport for one of 16 black demonstrators expelled from historically black Southern University after civil rights sit-ins in Baton Rouge.

  • State: 50th arrest in statewide tax fraud crackdown 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 12:55 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Louisiana Department of Revenue says a Gretna tax preparer is the 50th person arrested in statewide tax fraud crackdown.

  • Baton Rouge Downtown Development District expands 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 7:10 am

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Baton Rouge Downtown Development District is twice as large as it used to be before the Legislature changed its boundaries in 2012. But it's been operating off of the same tax base that it had since before the changes.

  • Baton Rouge deputy kills man who was stabbing woman 
    Updated: Sep-27-15 12:24 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - An East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputy has shot and killed a man who was stabbing a woman, just a day after bonding out of jail in an earlier domestic incident.

  • Southern names former Alcorn president as new provost 
    Updated: Sep-25-15 12:46 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Southern University has named former Alcorn State University President M. Christopher Brown as its new provost and vice president for academic affairs.

  • Bayou Corne sinkhole becomes attack point in governor's race 
    Updated: Sep-25-15 7:35 am

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A three-year-old sinkhole that forced 350 rural Louisiana residents from their homes has become a flashpoint in the governor's race, with Republican candidate David Vitter accusing GOP rival Scott Angelle of running away from the catastrophe.

  • 2 Baton Rouge men arrested in online child pornography case 
    Updated: Sep-25-15 7:02 am

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Two Baton Rouge men have been arrested in two separate online child pornography investigations.

  • Chinese dairy professionals visit LSU AgCenter for training 
    Updated: Sep-25-15 6:43 am

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Six Chinese dairy professionals are winding up a two-week training program at the LSU AgCenter in Baton Rouge.

  • Baton Rouge company building new data center in Jackson 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 1:55 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A business data company in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has begun turning a former department store in Jackson, Mississippi, into a data center.

  • New Orleans area tax preparers arrested for fraud 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 1:32 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Two employees of a Gretna tax preparation business face multiple felony charges for a scheme resulting in more than a quarter-million dollars in fraudulent state income tax refunds.

  • State committee to consider Baton Rouge loop 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 11:24 am

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Whether an $800 million "inner loop" toll road proposal around Baton Rouge is feasible enough to keep pursuing will be up for discussion on Oct. 20 by a key state committee.

  • Baton Rouge mom pleads not guilty to child cruelty 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 10:28 am

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A Baton Rouge woman whose 3-year-old child tested positive for high levels of cocaine after police found the pair in an apartment covered in dog feces and dirty diapers has pleaded not guilty to second-degree cruelty to a juvenile.

  • Board refuses to give operational license to cemetery owner 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 7:40 am

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Louisiana Cemetery Board has refused to issue an operational license to the owner of a financially troubled graveyard in Prairieville after a hearing this week.

  • Car dealer pleads not guilty in contract killing of wife 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 7:28 am

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The owner of a Baton Rouge automobile dealership has pleaded not guilty in the alleged murder-for-hire of his former wife, to whom he owed more than $1 million as part of a divorce settlement.

  • Fake Social Security cards issued in repair credit scam 
    Updated: Sep-23-15 10:24 am

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - State authorities say an elaborate $5 million scheme involving fake Social Security cards and more than 300 stolen identities circulating through a bogus "credit repair" company led to a Baton Rouge man's arrest.

  • Spending up 2.8 percent in East Baton Rouge Parish in July 
    Updated: Sep-23-15 6:56 am

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Consumer and business spending in East Baton Rouge Parish rose by 2.8 percent in July, the second month in a row where economic activity was higher than the year before.