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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 $169,000. More Baton Rouge information.

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49 min ago | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Hooper Road widening raises concerns for business owners

The widening of Hooper Road, in the City of Central, has been planned for several years.

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5 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

East Baton Rouge spending up 6 percent in Feb.

Consumer and business spending in East Baton Rouge Parish increased by 6.2 percent in February compared with a year ago.

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9 hrs ago | The Advocate

Letter: Baton Rouge Magnet High should be eligible for Blue Ribbon award

The Baton Rouge High School Foundation, the members of which are largely alumni of the school, wish to express our extreme disappointment in the latest rule change to disallow Louisiana public magnet schools from consideration for the U.S. Department of Education's Blue Ribbon program.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Advocate

Advocate staff photo by Ryan Broussard -- Baton Rouge police...

Advocate staff photo by RYAN BROUSSARD -- Baton Rouge police department crime scene technicians preserve the scene of a shooting late Tuesday on Avis Avenue.

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The Advocate

One dead, four wounded in two different BR shootings late Tuesday

Advocate staff photo by RYAN BROUSSARD -- Baton Rouge police department crime scene technicians preserve the scene of a shooting late Tuesday on Avis Avenue.

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The Advocate

Detectives foil plot to kill witnesses in EBR murder case

A plot to have three witnesses against a Baton Rouge murder suspect killed was thwarted after investigators listening in on jailhouse phone conversations developed information that led to an arrest Monday, court records show.

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The Advocate

Jury awards $1 million in death from power cut

Joey Caillouet misses those standing lunch dates that he, and even some of his co-workers, would enjoy every Tuesday with his mother, Elsie, at her Old Hammond Highway condominium.

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The Town Talk

Bill would restrict drones on Louisiana private property

Unmanned aircraft would be limited on Louisiana private property if lawmakers agree to a bill that won the support of a Senate judiciary committee Tuesday.

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The Advocate

Cameron Ferachi part of Ken Burns' new LPB film airs on Tuesday

At the Greenwood School, Cameron Ferachi found his place to fit in, made academic progress and discovered the courage to stand in front an audience and recite The Gettysburg Address.

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WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Alleged pimp wanted on human trafficking charges

Louisiana State Police reported Emmanuel Bailey, 21, of Fort Smith, AR, is an alleged pimp sought in an investigation into prostitution and online solicitation throughout the state.

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The Advocate

Bad heater sets fire to living room on Seneca Street

A malfunctioning gas floor heater sparked a fire in the living room of a 3121 Seneca Street house Tuesday morning, burning a wall before firefighters were able to get it under control, said Curt Monte, a spokesman for the Baton Rouge Fire Department.

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WBRZ

At the Capitol: Senate backs ban on drones in certain locations

The Louisiana Senate has agreed to prohibit unmanned aircraft from flying over chemical plants, water treatment systems, telecommunications networks and other items considered "critical infrastructure" in Louisiana.

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WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

I-Team: Brusly Police Chief Jamie Whaley announces resignation

"It's the best thing for the town, me stepping down," Whaley said. "Brusly doesn't need to be in the news every day with bad publicity."

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Town Talk

Some La. lawmakers ask Gov. Jindal to shelve Common Core tests

BATON ROUGE. -- Eight lawmakers asked Gov. Bobby Jindal on Monday to scrap plans to use tests associated with the Common Core education standards, a proposal that Jindal called "a viable option" if the Legislature won't vote to jettison the tests.

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Sweet bills in Baton Rouge

Cane syrup and pie are demanding the same respect as similar sweet treats from Louisiana legislators.

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The Advocate

Around Baton Rouge for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

WIDENING PROJECT: 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Central Middle School, 12656 Sullivan Road, Central.

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The Advocate

Advocate staff photo by David J. Mitchell -- Baton Rouge attorney...

Advocate staff photo by DAVID J. MITCHELL -- Baton Rouge attorney Peter John, left, looks down at Bayou Francois in Gonzales late Wednesday afternoon along with neighbors and the family of a man who drowned in the Ascension Parish bayou Tuesday night while fleeing Gonzales police officers.

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WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Police: Man kidnaps school bus driver and barricades himself in home

An incredible photo snapped Saturday at the iconic Pipeline on Oahu's North Shore is going viral.

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The Advocate

Baton Rouge near top of nation's top 20 allergenic cities

Baton Rouge's new title as one of America's sneeziest cities probably won't be seen in tourism ads anytime soon.

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The Advocate

Baton Rouge police and fire briefs for April 14, 2014

A 30-year-old man was arrested Saturday night after Baton Rouge police found evidence of dog-fighting at his Washington Avenue home.

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