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Choppy waters at The Lake - Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

Choppy waters at The Lake  Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

An ousted CEO and an embezzlement scandal have shaken OLOL at a time of increasing health care competition in Baton Rouge.

Published on 24 April 2019 | 4:31 am


Ochsner's aggressive Baton Rouge play - Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

Ochsner's aggressive Baton Rouge play  Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

Ochsner, the New Orleans-based health system, is rapidly expanding its presence in an increasingly competitive Baton Rouge market.

Published on 24 April 2019 | 4:30 am


JR Ball: Yo, state legislators, stay out of Baton Rouge's business - Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

JR Ball: Yo, state legislators, stay out of Baton Rouge's business  Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

Can state Sen. Bodi White and other Louisiana legislators please stay out of the business of Baton Rouge? We can mess things up on our own, thank you.

Published on 24 April 2019 | 4:10 am


Riegel: Managing the managers of MovEBR - Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

Riegel: Managing the managers of MovEBR  Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

Mayor Sharon Weston Broome's decision to have two MovEBR program managers complicates a tax built on voter trust and promises of sound fiscal ...

Published on 24 April 2019 | 4:02 am


Publisher: Baton Rouge plan of government needs change - Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

Publisher: Baton Rouge plan of government needs change  Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

A committee appointed by the Metro Council is considering changes to the Baton Rouge plan of government, let's hope change happens.

Published on 24 April 2019 | 4:00 am


Arts Council announces 2019 Sunday in the Park concert series lineup - WAFB

Arts Council announces 2019 Sunday in the Park concert series lineup  WAFB

The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge has announced the lineup for the spring 2019 Sunday in the Park outdoor concert series.

Published on 24 April 2019 | 1:58 am


Photos: LSU Introduces Scott Woodward as the new Athletic Director - The Advocate

Photos: LSU Introduces Scott Woodward as the new Athletic Director  The Advocate

New LSU athletic director Scott Woodward gave evidence Tuesday that he isn't your average Joe.

Published on 24 April 2019 | 12:56 am


Baton Rouge's Danielle Scott to receive first USA Volleyball Courage Award months after suffering stab wounds - The Advocate

Baton Rouge's Danielle Scott to receive first USA Volleyball Courage Award months after suffering stab wounds  The Advocate

COLORADO SPRINGS — Baton Rouge's Danielle Scott, Team USA's only five-time indoor volleyball Olympian, will receive USA Volleyball's first Courage ...

Published on 24 April 2019 | 12:17 am


Baton Rouge rapper caught filming music video inside fire station without permission - WAFB

Baton Rouge rapper caught filming music video inside fire station without permission  WAFB

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Authorities are investigating after a video surfaced on Instagram of a rapper filming a video inside a Baton Rouge Fire station.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 10:34 pm


Raymond Reggie, politically connected Mandeville businessman, pleads guilty to federal fraud charge - The Advocate

Raymond Reggie, politically connected Mandeville businessman, pleads guilty to federal fraud charge  The Advocate

Once accused in a multicount $1.2 million fraud and money-laundering scheme, politically connected Mandeville businessman Raymond Reggie pleaded guilty ...

Published on 23 April 2019 | 9:00 pm


Construction starting on Baton Rouge Health District hotel, $18M Element by Westin - The Advocate

Construction starting on Baton Rouge Health District hotel, $18M Element by Westin  The Advocate

Construction is getting underway on 124-room Element by Westin hotel on Summa Avenue.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 8:24 pm


APNewsBreak: Police: Louisiana gov’s mansion intruder jailed - Washington Post

APNewsBreak: Police: Louisiana gov’s mansion intruder jailed  Washington Post

Louisiana State police: Man arrested, accused of trespassing last week at Governor's Mansion and damaging property.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 7:43 pm


Lee High student government president sues to reverse expulsion, graduate with senior class - The Advocate

Lee High student government president sues to reverse expulsion, graduate with senior class  The Advocate

The president of student government who was known to his classmates as “Mr. Lee High” filed suit Tuesday seeking to reverse his ejection from the popular ...

Published on 23 April 2019 | 7:23 pm


Regions Bank names new small business lending specialist for Baton Rouge areas - WAFB

Regions Bank names new small business lending specialist for Baton Rouge areas  WAFB

Regions Bank on Tuesday announced its new Small Business Administration (SBA) Lending Specialist, who will cover Baton Rouge and surrounding areas.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 6:44 pm


Antelope escapes enclosure at Baton Rouge zoo; facility closes to the public briefly - The Advocate

Antelope escapes enclosure at Baton Rouge zoo; facility closes to the public briefly  The Advocate

The Baton Rouge Zoo was forced to close to the public temporarily Tuesday after a small antelope escaped its enclosure, zoo officials said.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 6:30 pm


Uniquely Baton Rouge: Webb's Barber Shop, a Baton Rouge staple for nearly 100 years - www.brproud.com

Uniquely Baton Rouge: Webb's Barber Shop, a Baton Rouge staple for nearly 100 years  www.brproud.com

A cut, a line or a shave. Whatever the demand, Webb's Barber Shop near downtown Baton Rouge has supplied for nearly 100 years. "My step grandfather ...

Published on 23 April 2019 | 3:54 pm


Baton Rouge Health District hotel to break ground Wednesday - Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

Baton Rouge Health District hotel to break ground Wednesday  Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

A local development group will break ground on Louisiana's first Element Hotel in the Baton Rouge Health District Wednesday morning. The 124-room, $18 ...

Published on 23 April 2019 | 3:16 pm


Alford: What's next for John Alario? - Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

Alford: What's next for John Alario?  Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

There are two words that can instantly capture the attention of any of anyone inside the Capitol's marbled walls: John Alario. The Senate president's legend ...

Published on 23 April 2019 | 9:58 am


Baton Rouge area shelters at capacity despite recent report of decrease in homelessness - WAFB

Baton Rouge area shelters at capacity despite recent report of decrease in homelessness  WAFB

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Louisiana reported a decline in homelessness, at 7 percent, according to a survey done in 2018 by the Department of Housing ...

Published on 23 April 2019 | 12:05 am


Convicted killer seeks new Baton Rouge trial, cites flawed East Baton Rouge Parish jury pool - The Advocate

Convicted killer seeks new Baton Rouge trial, cites flawed East Baton Rouge Parish jury pool  The Advocate

The first of what is expected to turn into a flood of requests for new trials in East Baton Rouge Parish was filed by defense lawyers in a 2017 homicide.

Published on 22 April 2019 | 10:47 pm


Baton Rouge council could increase legal fee cap in long-running library battle; a look at why - The Advocate

Baton Rouge council could increase legal fee cap in long-running library battle; a look at why  The Advocate

With the costs of the prolonged construction of the downtown River Center Branch Library continuing to rise, the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council is ...

Published on 22 April 2019 | 10:39 pm


Average Baton Rouge gas prices the lowest in contry as costs surge costs nationwide - The Advocate

Average Baton Rouge gas prices the lowest in contry as costs surge costs nationwide  The Advocate

CAMARILLO, Calif. — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline surged 13 cents a gallon (3.8 liters) over the past two weeks, to $2.91.

Published on 22 April 2019 | 3:18 pm


Average US price of gas spikes 13 cents per gallon, Baton Rouge has lowest average - WDSU New Orleans

Average US price of gas spikes 13 cents per gallon, Baton Rouge has lowest average  WDSU New Orleans

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline surged 13 cents a gallon over the past two weeks, to $2.91.

Published on 21 April 2019 | 7:16 pm


Male victim injured in shooting Easter morning off Scenic Highway, Baton Rouge police say - The Advocate

Male victim injured in shooting Easter morning off Scenic Highway, Baton Rouge police say  The Advocate

One person has been hospitalized after a shooting Easter morning in a neighborhood off Scenic Highway in Baton Rouge, authorities said.

Published on 21 April 2019 | 5:32 pm


Baton Rouge, New Orleans area Business Honors for April 21, 2019 - The Advocate

Baton Rouge, New Orleans area Business Honors for April 21, 2019  The Advocate

Dana Scott, maintenance and technical services director for BASF in Geismar, has been presented a Manufacturing Institute 2019 STEP Ahead Award, which ...

Published on 21 April 2019 | 5:15 am


Baton Rouge, New Orleans area People in Business for April 21, 2019 - The Advocate

Baton Rouge, New Orleans area People in Business for April 21, 2019  The Advocate

Walter Monsour, vice president of government advisory practice at CSRS, has been named to the board of trustees of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady ...

Published on 21 April 2019 | 5:15 am


Is fear of deportation dissuading some Hispanics in East Baton Rouge from reporting crimes? - The Advocate

Is fear of deportation dissuading some Hispanics in East Baton Rouge from reporting crimes?  The Advocate

Arthur Muñoz was 6 years old when his family left Mexico and immigrated to the United States. He started first grade in California speaking almost no English.

Published on 21 April 2019 | 12:22 am


What's next for Baton Rouge man who believes the Zodiac Killer is his biological dad? A documentary - The Advocate

What's next for Baton Rouge man who believes the Zodiac Killer is his biological dad? A documentary  The Advocate

It's been nearly five years since Gary Stewart's book was published laying out the evidence that led him to conclude his biological father was the notorious ...

Published on 21 April 2019 | 12:08 am


Ollie’s Bargain Outlet to open three stores in Baton Rouge area - WAFB

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet to open three stores in Baton Rouge area  WAFB

Ollie's Bargain Outlet is entering the Baton Rouge market with three stores.

Published on 19 April 2019 | 8:46 pm


Jurors told not to report Monday morning as East Baton Rouge jury trials have been placed on hold - The Advocate

Jurors told not to report Monday morning as East Baton Rouge jury trials have been placed on hold  The Advocate

Potential jurors in East Baton Rouge Parish have been directed to stay home instead of reporting to the courthouse Monday morning following a recent decision ...

Published on 19 April 2019 | 8:42 pm


Zeagler Music, longstanding Baton Rouge store, sold to new owners; Zeagler family still involved - The Advocate

Zeagler Music, longstanding Baton Rouge store, sold to new owners; Zeagler family still involved  The Advocate

After 42 years in business, Zeagler Music is under new ownership. Fred Zeagler sold his Florida Boulevard store to Music & Arts, a national chain of musical ...

Published on 19 April 2019 | 7:36 pm


August 2016 flood had 'pretty big' affect on East Baton Rouge's migration numbers, census data show - The Advocate

August 2016 flood had 'pretty big' affect on East Baton Rouge's migration numbers, census data show  The Advocate

Census data released this week show that more than 18000 people moved out of East Baton Rouge Parish between 2010 and 2018, with the pace of departures ...

Published on 19 April 2019 | 3:02 pm


Florida man arrested in Baton Rouge for having 51 pounds of cocaine - MyArkLaMiss

Florida man arrested in Baton Rouge for having 51 pounds of cocaine  MyArkLaMiss

Well, Louisiana happened to have their own #FloridaMan challenge near the capital city yesterday. Louisiana State Police arrested a Florida man after he was ...

Published on 19 April 2019 | 1:35 am


What's on the May 4 ballot in the Baton Rouge region - The Advocate

What's on the May 4 ballot in the Baton Rouge region  The Advocate

Early voting for the May 4 ballot starts Saturday and ends April 27. A number of propositions and runoff elections on the ballot in the Baton Rouge region are ...

Published on 18 April 2019 | 11:15 pm


East Baton Rouge mayor-president responds to budget criticism and suggests this new policy - The Advocate

East Baton Rouge mayor-president responds to budget criticism and suggests this new policy  The Advocate

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is pushing back against East Baton Rouge Metro Council members who have criticized how the city-parish handles its ...

Published on 18 April 2019 | 10:29 pm


All jury trials in East Baton Rouge on hold until maybe summer after major 'glitch' found - The Advocate

All jury trials in East Baton Rouge on hold until maybe summer after major 'glitch' found  The Advocate

East Baton Rouge Parish is putting all jury trials on hold — perhaps into June — after the state Supreme Court declared Thursday that the parish's jury pool was ...

Published on 18 April 2019 | 10:00 pm


Report: Kona Grill closes location in Baton Rouge shopping center - WBRZ

Report: Kona Grill closes location in Baton Rouge shopping center  WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Kona Grill has shut down its location in the Perkins Rowe shopping center.

Published on 18 April 2019 | 6:12 pm


Baton Rouge man gunned down in family home was a new father preparing to start a new job - The Advocate

Baton Rouge man gunned down in family home was a new father preparing to start a new job  The Advocate

The young man who died after being shot inside his family's Scotlandville home Wednesday night had become a father just five months earlier and was looking ...

Published on 18 April 2019 | 3:59 pm


Rainy day dishes perfect for this stormy weather in Baton Rouge - 225 Baton Rouge

Rainy day dishes perfect for this stormy weather in Baton Rouge  225 Baton Rouge

With schools and some offices closed today due to severe weather, we hope you're staying safe. But there's something about cloudy skies and the sound of a ...

Published on 18 April 2019 | 2:50 pm


Baton Rouge-made treats to include in your Easter baskets - 225 Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge-made treats to include in your Easter baskets  225 Baton Rouge

Families all around Baton Rouge will be stuffing baskets with sweet treats, salty snacks and bunny-themed trinkets to exchange this Easter Sunday, April 21.

Published on 18 April 2019 | 2:27 pm


Baton Rouge native Scott Woodward officially named new LSU AD: 'Humbling and exciting' to be home - The Advocate

Baton Rouge native Scott Woodward officially named new LSU AD: 'Humbling and exciting' to be home  The Advocate

A day after the whirlwind news of a shakeup in the LSU athletics department, the school has officially announced former Texas A&M Athletic Director Scott ...

Published on 18 April 2019 | 2:08 pm


20-year-old man gunned down at his Baton Rouge home, police say; suspect on loose - The Advocate

20-year-old man gunned down at his Baton Rouge home, police say; suspect on loose  The Advocate

A 20-year-old man was shot and killed at his Scotlandville home late Wednesday night after an argument, according to Baton Rouge police.

Published on 18 April 2019 | 12:02 pm


Men accused of stealing from Home Depot stores in multiple states arrested in Baton Rouge - WBRZ

Men accused of stealing from Home Depot stores in multiple states arrested in Baton Rouge  WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Authorities have arrested three suspects accused of stealing from home improvement stores in several states. Deputies with the East Baton ...

Published on 18 April 2019 | 11:31 am


Census: Baton Rouge region's population still down from 2016; Ascension, a few others see gains - The Advocate

Census: Baton Rouge region's population still down from 2016; Ascension, a few others see gains  The Advocate

Two years removed from the 2016 flood, the three worst-affected parishes in the Baton Rouge area have had mixed population changes, with East Baton Rouge ...

Published on 18 April 2019 | 5:01 am


Baton Rouge man sentenced for threats made against President Trump - The Advocate

Baton Rouge man sentenced for threats made against President Trump  The Advocate

A Baton Rouge man was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison Wednesday following his conviction for threats against President Donald Trump, said ...

Published on 17 April 2019 | 10:19 pm


East Baton Rouge Sheriff promises raise, announces new pay scale from salary study - The Advocate

East Baton Rouge Sheriff promises raise, announces new pay scale from salary study  The Advocate

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux has promised his full-time employees a 3% raise come July, a mark he expects will further rise for many deputies ...

Published on 17 April 2019 | 9:31 pm


At Baton Rouge restaurateur's arson trial, prosecutors want jury to hear of prior fire in Ascension - The Advocate

At Baton Rouge restaurateur's arson trial, prosecutors want jury to hear of prior fire in Ascension  The Advocate

When a Baton Rouge man stands trial for allegedly burning down his Jones Creek Road restaurant in 2017 to collect insurance money, prosecutors want jurors ...

Published on 17 April 2019 | 8:30 pm


Baton Rouge man with Mexican drug cartel ties sentenced to 25 years in federal prison - The Advocate

Baton Rouge man with Mexican drug cartel ties sentenced to 25 years in federal prison  The Advocate

A Baton Rouge man with ties to a Mexican drug cartel has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for trafficking heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana ...

Published on 17 April 2019 | 6:05 pm


East Baton Rouge and other area schools closing for severe storms Thursday; See full list - The Advocate

East Baton Rouge and other area schools closing for severe storms Thursday; See full list  The Advocate

East Baton Rouge Parish is closing school Thursday, following the lead of several Baton Rouge area school districts, as severe weather once again headed ...

Published on 17 April 2019 | 5:12 pm


Baton Rouge walk to raise money for Huntington’s Disease victims - WAFB

Baton Rouge walk to raise money for Huntington’s Disease victims  WAFB

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Huntington's Disease Society of America is organizing a fundraising walk to support HDSA's fight to improve the lives of ...

Published on 17 April 2019 | 3:31 pm


Former Baton Rouge teacher arrested for allegedly molesting students - KLFY

Former Baton Rouge teacher arrested for allegedly molesting students  KLFY

A warrant issued las week says two students both 16 years of age informed authorities of several instances where Seals allegedly touched, 'bear hugged from ...

Published on 17 April 2019 | 2:26 pm


Baton Rouge No. 2 for underfunded pension liabilities - Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

Baton Rouge No. 2 for underfunded pension liabilities  Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

As of 2016, over 50% of Baton Rouge's revenues were obligated to pay for pensions, but the city-parish only paid roughly half of what was due, The Wall Street ...

Published on 17 April 2019 | 10:22 am


Baton Rouge teen reunites with paramedics who saved his life - WBRZ

Baton Rouge teen reunites with paramedics who saved his life  WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - It was a Spring day in 2017 when paramedics David Rogers and William Coles Jr. got the call on their radios. "It came in as a cardiac arrest for ...

Published on 16 April 2019 | 11:22 pm


Baton Rouge Alzheimer’s services center receives big award - WAFB

Baton Rouge Alzheimer’s services center receives big award  WAFB

Charlie's Place, a Baton Rouge area Alzheimer's disease services center, received a big honor Tuesday, April 16 from the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.

Published on 16 April 2019 | 10:58 pm


Baton Rouge nurse who died after patient attack was 'kind, compassionate;' police investigating - The Advocate

Baton Rouge nurse who died after patient attack was 'kind, compassionate;' police investigating  The Advocate

The death of a Baton Rouge General nurse will be investigated as a homicide after the coroner ruled on Tuesday that she died of injuries from a physical ...

Published on 16 April 2019 | 9:42 pm


PosiGen in Baton Rouge to install over 500 solar systems after solar energy company receives $20M - WAFB

PosiGen in Baton Rouge to install over 500 solar systems after solar energy company receives $20M  WAFB

A New Orleans based solar energy company that recently opened a Baton Rouge office received $20 million in funding to install solar systems in Louisiana.

Published on 16 April 2019 | 8:11 pm


Baton Rouge private school teacher arrested, accused of molesting and choking two female students - The Advocate

Baton Rouge private school teacher arrested, accused of molesting and choking two female students  The Advocate

A teacher at a private high school in Baton Rouge was arrested Tuesday after officials issued a warrant detailing accusations he had molested and choked two ...

Published on 16 April 2019 | 7:56 pm


Preservationists trying to keep this historic Baton Rouge home from being demolished - The Advocate

Preservationists trying to keep this historic Baton Rouge home from being demolished  The Advocate

Local preservationists are fighting to keep a Baton Rouge home from being demolished, saying the midcentury property on Country Club Drive is historically ...

Published on 16 April 2019 | 7:06 pm


Bill exempting municipalities from East Baton Rouge taxes pulled - Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

Bill exempting municipalities from East Baton Rouge taxes pulled  Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

Saying it wasn't worth the fight, a Baton Rouge-area lawmaker is no longer pursuing a prefiled bill that, if approved, would have essentially exempted ...

Published on 16 April 2019 | 3:31 pm


Springtime dishes and drinks around Baton Rouge - 225 Baton Rouge

Springtime dishes and drinks around Baton Rouge  225 Baton Rouge

Maybe it's the bright skies and cool breezes or the fact that summer fun is right around the corner, but the mood in Baton Rouge has felt so good lately. Of course ...

Published on 16 April 2019 | 2:42 pm


Civilian injured in deputy shooting on Jones Creek Road in Baton Rouge Monday - The Advocate

Civilian injured in deputy shooting on Jones Creek Road in Baton Rouge Monday  The Advocate

Details about the deputy-involved shooting injury Monday night on Jones Creek Road remained sparse on Tuesday.

Published on 16 April 2019 | 2:00 pm


EBRPSS, architects break ground on new Jefferson Terrace Academy in Baton Rouge - WAFB

EBRPSS, architects break ground on new Jefferson Terrace Academy in Baton Rouge  WAFB

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System (EBRPSS) and architects, CSRS | Tillage and GraceHebert Architects, held a groundbreaking ceremony for the ...

Published on 15 April 2019 | 10:36 pm


Baton Rouge casinos' gambling winnings drop in March in continued year-over-year decline - The Advocate

Baton Rouge casinos' gambling winnings drop in March in continued year-over-year decline  The Advocate

Baton Rouge's three riverboat casinos continued to report year-to-year declines in revenue, bringing in 13.8% less in March than the year before.

Published on 15 April 2019 | 7:52 pm


Popular ‘Get Ready to Sweat’ fitness program to work with Baton Rouge school children - WAFB

Popular ‘Get Ready to Sweat’ fitness program to work with Baton Rouge school children  WAFB

A Plaquemine fitness team, whose popular “jiggerrcise” has spread like wildfire, is now sharing the fun, workout class to Baton Rouge school children.

Published on 15 April 2019 | 5:28 pm


Baton Rouge EMS kicks off 'National 911 Dispatchers Week' - WAFB

Baton Rouge EMS kicks off 'National 911 Dispatchers Week'  WAFB

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week is April 14 through April 20.

Published on 15 April 2019 | 5:00 pm


How to keep your plants alive and thriving in Baton Rouge - [225] - 225 Baton Rouge

How to keep your plants alive and thriving in Baton Rouge - [225]  225 Baton Rouge

Rozlan Fransen treats her plants like people. She feeds them, monitors their behaviors and gives them plenty of sun and water. She's been a “plant mom” for ...

Published on 15 April 2019 | 10:00 am


Paramount shooting new TV series in Baton Rouge - Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

Paramount shooting new TV series in Baton Rouge  Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

Paramount Television, a division of the major Hollywood film studio Paramount Pictures, has selected Baton Rouge as the location for a new TV series that will ...

Published on 15 April 2019 | 9:46 am


3 arrested in fatal shooting of Baton Rouge nightclub guard - KALB News

3 arrested in fatal shooting of Baton Rouge nightclub guard  KALB News

Three men have been arrested after a security guard was killed and another was injured early Saturday morning at a Baton Rouge nightclub.

Published on 15 April 2019 | 7:00 am


Baton Rouge nurse dies days after attack by patient - KALB News

Baton Rouge nurse dies days after attack by patient  KALB News

The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating the death of a nurse who died days after being physically attacked by a mental health patient at Baton ...

Published on 15 April 2019 | 7:00 am


Piece of Baton Rouge history in danger of being demolished - WBRZ

Piece of Baton Rouge history in danger of being demolished  WBRZ

A home on Country Club Dr in the Westdale neighborhood may not look like much to the average person, but it's actually a piece of Baton Rouge history.

Published on 15 April 2019 | 3:42 am


Vehicle crashes into power pole, starts house fire in Baton Rouge - WAFB

Vehicle crashes into power pole, starts house fire in Baton Rouge  WAFB

A vehicle that crashed into a power pole late Saturday was the cause of a house fire.

Published on 14 April 2019 | 2:31 pm


Baton Rouge, New Orleans area People in Business for April 14, 2019 - The Advocate

Baton Rouge, New Orleans area People in Business for April 14, 2019  The Advocate

The Carpenter Health Network has named Wendy Knight as vice president of payor strategy and contracting for the Louisiana-based post-acute health care ...

Published on 14 April 2019 | 5:15 am


Accused of shooting teen several times on Gardere Lane, Baton Rouge man arrested - The Advocate

Accused of shooting teen several times on Gardere Lane, Baton Rouge man arrested  The Advocate

A Baton Rouge man accused of shooting of a 16-year-old boy on Gardere Lane was arrested Friday.

Published on 14 April 2019 | 12:58 am


Local organization holds event to promote peace throughout Baton Rouge - WBRZ

Local organization holds event to promote peace throughout Baton Rouge  WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Some folks are trying to fix what many say is a problem throughout the area: racial tension. Months after a city council meeting got out of hand ...

Published on 12 April 2019 | 11:44 pm


37 residents displaced after apartment complex fire in Baton Rouge - WAFB

37 residents displaced after apartment complex fire in Baton Rouge  WAFB

At least 18 apartment units were damaged in a fire near Belaire High School Thursday.

Published on 12 April 2019 | 7:00 am


$3.1M federal grant to improve barge service between Baton Rouge, New Orleans - The Advocate

$3.1M federal grant to improve barge service between Baton Rouge, New Orleans  The Advocate

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $3.1 million grant for new barges that will improve a *service* aimed at reducing truck traffic between Baton ...

Published on 11 April 2019 | 3:31 pm


Our guide to all the eats at this weekend's Baton Rouge Blues Festival - 225 Baton Rouge

Our guide to all the eats at this weekend's Baton Rouge Blues Festival  225 Baton Rouge

Rhythm and blues fans will take over downtown this weekend, April 13-14, for the Baton Rouge Blues Festival. It's sure to be a jam-packed weekend between ...

Published on 11 April 2019 | 2:46 pm


Give back at Empty Bowls Baton Rouge this weekend - 225 Baton Rouge

Give back at Empty Bowls Baton Rouge this weekend  225 Baton Rouge

Combining art, community, philanthropy and a good meal, Empty Bowls Baton Rouge is returning this weekend. In its fifth year, the event brings together people ...

Published on 11 April 2019 | 2:45 pm


After 55 years in prison, Baton Rouge man key to Supreme Court ruling again denied freedom - The Advocate

After 55 years in prison, Baton Rouge man key to Supreme Court ruling again denied freedom  The Advocate

Henry Montgomery's victory at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2016 created a way for hundreds of prisoners like him — those convicted of horrific crimes while ...

Published on 11 April 2019 | 7:00 am


What's going on at this weekend's Baton Rouge Blues Festival? Mavis Staples, William Bell to headline - The Advocate

What's going on at this weekend's Baton Rouge Blues Festival? Mavis Staples, William Bell to headline  The Advocate

The Baton Rouge Blues Festival will celebrate its 25th edition on Saturday, April 13, and Sunday, April 14, with 46 performances and nine interview sessions in ...

Published on 10 April 2019 | 7:00 am


To get better, Baton Rouge must get beyond 'the white noise,' use unbiased data - Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

To get better, Baton Rouge must get beyond 'the white noise,' use unbiased data  Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

If Baton Rouge is to ever get serious about becoming a better place, residents must “get beyond the white noise, reject the echo chambers on either side of the ...

Published on 10 April 2019 | 7:00 am


Accused of killing boy in chase, Baton Rouge man gets 32 years -- with more time possible - The Advocate

Accused of killing boy in chase, Baton Rouge man gets 32 years -- with more time possible  The Advocate

A Baton Rouge man accused of hitting and killing a 12-year-old boy in 2017 during a high-speed police chase was sentenced Tuesday to 32 years in federal ...

Published on 9 April 2019 | 7:00 am


Baton Rouge, New Orleans area Business Briefs for April 7, 2019 - The Advocate

Baton Rouge, New Orleans area Business Briefs for April 7, 2019  The Advocate

A Diversity in Energy event is being held at 11:30 a.m. April 15 in the State Capitol Rotunda at 900 North Third St. in Baton Rouge. The purpose of this inclusive ...

Published on 7 April 2019 | 7:00 am


Baton Rouge Diocese holds reparation service for sex abuse scandal - WBRZ

Baton Rouge Diocese holds reparation service for sex abuse scandal  WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A few dozen faithful filled St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown to pray for forgiveness in the aftermath of the Catholic priest sex abuse scandal.

Published on 6 April 2019 | 3:19 am


Busy weekend coming up in Baton Rouge; avoid traffic with these tips - WAFB

Busy weekend coming up in Baton Rouge; avoid traffic with these tips  WAFB

The busy weekend in Baton Rouge kicks off with Live After Five at the Raising Cane's River Center Friday evening and on Saturday and Sunday, the Ebb and ...

Published on 5 April 2019 | 7:00 am


Baton Rouge police investigating body found in ditch on Greenwell Springs Road Friday afternoon - The Advocate

Baton Rouge police investigating body found in ditch on Greenwell Springs Road Friday afternoon  The Advocate

Authorities are investigating reports of a body found in a ditch Friday afternoon on Greenwell Springs Road.

Published on 5 April 2019 | 7:00 am


Man wanted for trying to steal from 61-year-old in Baton Rouge - WAFB

Man wanted for trying to steal from 61-year-old in Baton Rouge  WAFB

Detectives with the Baton Rouge Police Department are looking for a man accused of trying to steal thousands of dollars from a 61-year-old man.

Published on 4 April 2019 | 7:00 am


Baton Rouge man dies after weekend crash on Basin Bridge - WBRZ

Baton Rouge man dies after weekend crash on Basin Bridge  WBRZ

IBERVILLE PARISH - A Baton Rouge man has died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident that happened over the weekend.

Published on 4 April 2019 | 2:00 am


Baker man accused of pimping women out of Baton Rouge hotels - WBRZ

Baker man accused of pimping women out of Baton Rouge hotels  WBRZ

BATON ROUGE- A Baker man has been arrested after a woman allegedly escaped from a hotel and sought help. But that woman went back to him before he ...

Published on 3 April 2019 | 10:15 pm


East Baton Rouge Metro Council allows mosquito control director to resign instead of voting to fire him - The Advocate

East Baton Rouge Metro Council allows mosquito control director to resign instead of voting to fire him  The Advocate

The Metro Council has ordered the parish's mosquito control director to resign. Following a closed-door meeting Wednesday, council members put Todd Walker ...

Published on 3 April 2019 | 7:00 am


State high court to hear arguments May 7 in 2011 Baton Rouge road rage crash that killed five - The Advocate

State high court to hear arguments May 7 in 2011 Baton Rouge road rage crash that killed five  The Advocate

The Louisiana Supreme Court will hear arguments May 7 in the case of a St. Landry Parish man whose convictions were reduced in a 2011 alcohol-related road ...

Published on 2 April 2019 | 7:00 am


Dat Dog no longer planning to open Baton Rouge location - WAFB

Dat Dog no longer planning to open Baton Rouge location  WAFB

According to the Baton Rouge Business Report, Dat Dog is no longer planning to open a location in Baton Rouge.

Published on 2 April 2019 | 7:00 am


Bridge repairs on Mississippi River spell trouble across Baton Rouge area: 'It's a real mess' - The Advocate

Bridge repairs on Mississippi River spell trouble across Baton Rouge area: 'It's a real mess'  The Advocate

While bridge repairs continued Thursday on the west side of the Mississippi River, motorists scrambled through another day of traffic gridlock that has spilled ...

Published on 28 March 2019 | 7:00 am


A guide to all things strawberry in Baton Rouge - 225 Baton Rouge

A guide to all things strawberry in Baton Rouge  225 Baton Rouge

With spring sunshine comes strawberry season, and there's no shortage of strawberry flavors, treats and sips in the Capital City. Whether you're anxious to mix ...

Published on 28 March 2019 | 7:00 am


KIRAN: What’s the hold up with getting another bridge for Baton Rouge? - WAFB

KIRAN: What’s the hold up with getting another bridge for Baton Rouge?  WAFB

Before the sun ever rises, cars braking light up the dawn sky. No matter the time or location, traffic never really lets up.

Published on 27 March 2019 | 7:00 am


Baton Rouge garbage problems? Blame Intracoastal Bridge traffic - Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

Baton Rouge garbage problems? Blame Intracoastal Bridge traffic  Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

Chalk up another casualty to the nightmare that is westside traffic stemming from repairs to the Intracoastal Bridge … Baton Rouge garbage collection. Anyone ...

Published on 27 March 2019 | 7:00 am


Baton Rouge man accused of killing ex-girlfriend's current boyfriend the day after Christmas - The Advocate

Baton Rouge man accused of killing ex-girlfriend's current boyfriend the day after Christmas  The Advocate

A Baton Rouge man was arrested Wednesday and accused of shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend's current boyfriend after the two got into an argument the day ...

Published on 27 March 2019 | 7:00 am


Star Trek summit coming to Baton Rouge - WAFB

Star Trek summit coming to Baton Rouge  WAFB

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Texas and Louisiana members of Starfleet, the International Star Treak Fan Association, will convene in Baton Rouge on June 7-9 ...

Published on 26 March 2019 | 7:00 am


15-year-old pleads not guilty in Baton Rouge gospel singer's slaying - The Advocate

15-year-old pleads not guilty in Baton Rouge gospel singer's slaying  The Advocate

A 15-year-old boy pleaded not guilty Tuesday in the Feb. 17 shooting death of a beloved Baton Rouge gospel singer.

Published on 26 March 2019 | 7:00 am


Stanford Group: Baton Rouge was 'prime hunting ground' - Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

Stanford Group: Baton Rouge was 'prime hunting ground'  Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

Exploring why Baton Rouge was so ripe for victims in the Stanford Group scam. A hint: ExxonMobil, megachurches and friendly, trusting residents.

Published on 26 March 2019 | 7:00 am








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