Baker gets serious about crime, sagging pants and a planned dump
City leaders discussed a series of important issues that have become talking point among people in all parts of the capital region.
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Baker parents, youth meeting to discuss community concerns
A Parent and Youth Summit will be held Saturday, April 26 in Baker to discuss crime, parental concerns, and other issues affecting the community.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
Strong thunderstorm threatening Baton Rouge area Friday afternoon
A strong thunderstorm is threatening the Baton Rouge metropolitan area on Friday afternoon, according to a special weather statement from the Slidell office of the National Weather Service.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Southern celebrates 100 years in Baton Rouge
The people that make up the Southern University community will never forget the institution's history.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Land acquired for Comite River canal project
A 66-acre tract along U.S. 61 has been acquired for the long-awaited Comite River Diversion Canal project.
WAFB-TV Baton Rouge
Teen accused of killing 3 people in Baker now in adult jail
Nakeydran Williams, 16, of Baton Rouge, was transported from juvenile detention to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison just before 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Family settles over inmate death at Angola
A $24,000 settlement was reached Wednesday in a lawsuit that accused two now-former Louisiana State Penitentiary guards of trying to cover up an inmate's 2007 strangulation death.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Don Lemon: White Supremacy Is Alive In Light Of The Jewish Community Center Shooting
Tom, as I sat there on CNN on Sunday reporting on the breaking news I felt as though I had been suddenly transported back in time and was reporting from the 1950's or 60's.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Baker shooter, 16, to be tried in adult court
An East Baton Rouge Juvenile Court judge on Monday transferred the first-degree murder case of Nakeydran Williams, the 16-year-old Baton Rouge boy accused in the fatal March 28 Baker Civic Club shooting, to state District Court after finding that prosecutors established probable cause to try him as an adult.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Students seek peace after Baker shooting
Inside the same room where three teens were fatally shot two weeks ago, a handful of Baton Rouge-area high school students preached to a few dozen of their peers and parents that tighter-knit communities must be forged to prevent violence.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Teen accused in Baker shooting had been in counseling
Advocate file photo by BILL FEIG -- A status hearing at EBR Juvenile Court involving the 16-year-old boy accused of fatally shooting three teenagers in Baker Friday night.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Knaps, Baker Civic Club president have heated exchange at Baker Council meeting
Baker Police Chief Mike Knaps and Baker Civic Club president Hazel Mitchell traded heated accusations Tuesday regarding the March 28 shooting at the club.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Fight over a cell phone leads to shooting in Baker
A dispute over a cell phone led to the shooting injury of a woman Sunday and the arrest of a Baton Rouge woman.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
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Troy Guerin now gets to spend more time with his family, thanks to the new bus routes implemented last week.
Sat Apr 05, 2014
Advocate staff photo by Bill Feig -- Aerial of the Comite Diversion Canal. Looking north.
In March 2003, then-U.S. Rep. Richard Baker was watching the ceremonial start of a public works project he'd been doggedly pushing for years - the Comite Diversion Canal.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Edward Pratt: Two decades ago, warnings were there
If Baton Rouge's black community thinks violence is crippling its young adults, just wait until the next generation grows up.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Second arrest made in Baker Civic Club teen shooting
Baker police Thursday arrested a man accused of firing a weapon outside a birthday party where four teenagers were shot last week.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
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Grand Jury decides not to indict Baker teen for murder
Kenard Maurice Gaines, 17, was charged with the murder of 19-year-old Kortlon Johnson of Baton Rouge.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
Questions of security at Baker party shooting being investigated
Tyisha Andrews thought it was odd that security guards were stationed at the front door of the Baker Civic Club for a birthday party.
Inside Report: Trial delays grieve families
It's often said the wheels of justice turn slowly, but that's of little comfort to Michele Carson, whose 20-year-old daughter was killed in a January 2010 hit-and-run in Baton Rouge, and to Derek and Amy Hopper, whose 2-month-old son died in October 2010 at a now-defunct Baker day care center.