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Baton Rouge Business Report
Baton Rouge Business Report

(225) 928-1700

9029 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70809   Directions

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Baton Rouge-area home prices predicted to rise 7.1% in 2023
11/30/2022 3:04pm

Home prices in the Baton Rouge area are predicted to rise 7.1 next year due to an expected 5.1 decline in the number of closed sales, according to a recent report from Realtor.com.

Baton Rouge’s new CAO says military experience will inform new role
11/30/2022 3:00pm

Maj. Gen. Glenn Curtis, who retired from the U.S. Army after 37 years, will be Mayor Sharon Weston Broomes chief administrator starting Monday.

Roundup: Fed rate hikes / Patient Plus / Dec. 10 election 
11/30/2022 2:54pm

Smaller increase: The Federal Reserve will push rates higher than previously expected and keep them there for an extended period, Chair Jerome Powell said today, in remarks likely intended to underscore the Feds single-minded focus on combating stubborn inflation. Powell also signaled in a written speech to be delivered to the Brookings Institution that the

Louisiana unemployment rate again sets record low 
11/30/2022 2:46pm

Louisianas unemployment rate is again at a record low, sitting at 3.1, according to the Louisiana Workforce Commissions latest not seasonally adjusted employment report. The October rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than Septembers 3.5, which was the previous record. Baton Rouges not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is lower still, at 2.7, down from 3.2

City-parish officials unveil plan to reduce gun violence in Baton Rouge  
11/30/2022 2:44pm

A coalition of law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and community workers today announced the launch of the East Baton Rouge Public Safety Partnership, an action plan with the Department of Justice to reduce gun violence throughout the parish. The plan is a collaboration between all federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in EBR, the U.S.

Country Roads Magazine
Country Roads Magazine

(225) 343-3714

758 St Charles St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802   Directions

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On the Cover: Keeping the Fires Burning
11/21/2022 3:30pm

Cover Image by Boone Clemmons

Light the Levees
11/21/2022 2:00pm

Christmas arrives in the River Parishes with a spectacle like no other

Réveillon (R)evolution
11/21/2022 1:30pm

How a forgotten French Catholic holiday tradition was brought back from oblivion and transformed for modern diners

The Year's Last Visitor
11/21/2022 1:15pm

Across Cajun Country, a cast of magical figures distribute gifts for the New Year

To Infinity, and Beyond
11/21/2022 1:00pm

A magazine publisher tries his hands at Medieval Age physics


(225) 578-4811

B-26 Hodges Hall LSU
Baton Rouge, LA 70803   Directions

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LSU to disclose COVID-19 cases to public, reports 22 positive cases in four days
08/19/2020 6:34pm

The University announced Wednesday in a tweet that all cases of COVID-19 reported to the school will be posted online for the public to view.

Sarah Finnegan nominated by LSU for NCAA Woman of the Year
06/23/2019 11:59am

LSU nominated former gymnast and two-time NCAA champion Sarah Finnegan 2016-2019 for the NCAA Woman of the Year, which is based on achievements in academics, athletics, service and leadership.

Family of LSU gymnast Sarah Finnegan asking for donations to help with medical bills
06/20/2019 1:21pm

Former LSU gymnast Sarah Finnegan and her family are in need of support.

Rising river levels cause flooding in School of Veterinary Medicine building
06/19/2019 10:30am

The routine starts the same each rainy day before work: LSU veterinarians drive to work as it rains cats and dogs, they circle their parking lot looking for spots before settling for the visitor lot and they enter the building.

Freshman Sha’Carri Richardson sets NCAA record for 100-meter dash
06/11/2019 2:53pm

ShaCarri Richardson isnt just the best 100 meters sprinter this year. Shes the best to ever do it at the collegiate level.

Louisiana Public Broadcasting
Louisiana Public Broadcasting

(225) 767-5660

7733 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810   Directions

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The Advocate
The Advocate

(225) 383-0111

10705 Rieger Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70809   Directions

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(225) 383-9999

844 Government St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802   Directions

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(225) 766-3233

10000 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810   Directions

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(225) 387-2222

1650 Highland Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70802   Directions

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DOTD: Some road projects may be pushed back due to rising cost of materials, labor
11/30/2022 9:39pm

BATON ROUGE- Traffic is a problem in Baton Rouge, and to fix that, DOTD has proposed many projects to keep drivers moving&mdashbut inflation may slow an already lengthy process.&nbspAt the Capitol Wednesday, DOTD told Lawmakers construction costs have increased around 88 percent from inflation.&nbspConcrete, steel, labor, fuel costs. Contractors use a lot of fuel in their equipment so thats all having an impact, a spokesman with DOTD said.&nbspState Representative Richard Nelson said there is no real way to know if these steep prices will go down at some point, or if they will stay the same.&nbspIts a question DOTD doesnt have the answer to either.&nbspWe have had a lot of internal discussion about that, and we simply can not predict what is going to happen, a spokesman said.&nbspBecause of that unknown costs, DOTD says some of the projects that would hopefully ease the gridlock on the roads may have to be pushed back.&nbspI think we are going to start simply deferring some projects and waiting if the bids come in too high. We are going to put that project on hold and move on to some other projects.&nbspWBRZ asked Wednesday if these costs could delay the I-10 widening project.&nbspDOTD replied in this statement below.Inflation, supply chain and workforce are all real issues with the I-10 project and other important infrastructure projects as well.&nbsp DOTD is committed to making these much-needed improvements to the Baton Rouge community. As weve seen over that last couple of decades, if the issue is not addressed the problem gets worse and the cost increases. Waiting a other 10-20 years would be a costly delay.Permalink Comments

Former Amite police chief, city councilmember sentenced to 1 year in prison for 2016 vote buying scheme
11/30/2022 9:09pm

AMITE - A former police chief and city councilmember were both sentenced to one year in prison Tuesday for a vote-buying scheme where they arranged transportation and payments for votes in the 2016 primary and general election.&nbspFormer Amite police chief Jerry Trabona, 73, and former Amite city councilmember Kris Hart, 50, hired people to identify eligible voters in the parish, take them to the polls and pay them for their votes.&nbspThe U.S. Department of Justice said co-conspirator Sidney Smith, 69, paid voters with money provided by the pair. Smith was sentenced to four months in prison.&nbspAlong with his sentence, Trabona is ordered to pay a $10,000 fine.Permalink Comments

Food trucks return to Baker after mayor vetos ban; city council planning to override decision
11/30/2022 7:22pm

BAKER - The city of Baker will allow food trucks once again after Mayor Darnell Waites vetoed an ordinance from the city council that would have banned them.For more than two years, Nancy Thomas, who owns a food truck called SuggaShacc&nbspsays she has been fighting with the city council to keep her small business open.&ldquoThe council members actually took my license away and said I could not work in Baker because of their ordinance, Thomas said.Thomas was forced to move her business out of Bakers city limits because of the rule. Last week, the Baker City Council approved an ordinance that would seemingly solidify that ban.&ldquoThis is my business and I&rsquom putting my own money, my time and my energy into it to make it what it is, and to have people telling you no about something that they&rsquore really just so unclear of.Many of her customers have followed along wherever the food truck ends up. While picking up her food on Wednesday, customer Angel Williams said she thinks the city of Baker isnt doing itself any favors by prohibiting citizens from operating food trucks.&ldquoA food truck opens up the door for customers and patrons to potentially patronize other businesses where the food trucks are located, so I don&rsquot understand why they wouldn&rsquot want to bring that type of notoriety to the city of Baker, Williams said.On Tuesday, Thomas plight took a turn for the better when Mayor Waites vetoed the ban. In a letter, he called the ban unjustified and over reaching.&ldquoI&rsquom glad that Baker has had a change of heart, no matter who it was. I&rsquom glad they had a change of heart, I&rsquom glad to be getting the opportunity to serve the residents in Baker, Thomas said.Thomas plans to return SuggaShacc to Baker next week. While she is hopeful for a positive change, the future is uncertain.&nbspCouncilwoman Glenda Bryant told WBRZ on Tuesday evening that she is planning to team up with Dr. Charles Vincent and Brenda G. Jackson to override the veto. The three councilmembers previously voted to approve the ban on food trucks in a meeting on November 22.&nbspPermalink Comments

BRPD says tipster calls are up, but nearly 150 murders remain unsolved since last year
11/30/2022 7:05pm

BATON ROUGE - On Monday, Ryan Priests family celebrated his birthday, nearly eight months since his murder.Brandy Pascley says she knows who killed her brother in a triple shooting back in April.&nbspBecause the family says they havent heard much from Baton Rouge Police, she says shes had to do her own research online, thousands of miles away in Ohio.Ive never seen anything like that. Where we live thats not heard of. Its not. And then to know who did it and know you have somebody thats saying that they did it and still theres nothing being done she said.Jonathan Thomas and his mother Wanda Jackson are in a similar situation with their loved one, but they have no idea who killed Justin Henry more than a year ago.&nbspTheyre still waiting on DNA. They say the state crime lab is backed up. They are still waiting on DNA off my sons body for over a year, Jackson said.With the crime lab backup not unclogging anytime soon, both cases need a solid witness to come forward for prosecution.According to Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul, in general, people have been speaking up more.Yes, we are seeing more calls coming in. Yes, we are seeing more cooperating. Yes, the people in Baton Rouge are starting not to believe the lie called stop snitching, Paul said.However, the key issue is most of those callers arent willing to testify in court, making convictions nearly impossible.I just know that with the amount of homicides that Baton Rouge has and the amount of people afraid to talk and speak, its really going to be up to us to try and keep his name out there and hopefully somebody says something, Thomas said.Thomas plans on offering a reward from his own pocket to help get information on his brothers murder soon. Both families know BRPD wont be able to do it themselves.Permalink Comments

Mom denied bond after brawl at Ascension gas station led to shooting
11/30/2022 5:06pm

PRAIRIEVILLE - A mom accused of shooting someone after she went with her adult daughter &mdash and her two small grandchildren &mdash to confront another group of women in a gas station parking lot claims she only fired the gun in self defense.&nbspDespite the claims relayed by her attorney in court Tuesday, The Advocate reports a judge ordered that Rhesa Pointer, 41, stay jailed without bond.&nbspThe Ascension Parish Sheriffs Office announced the arrests of Pointer and her 21-year-old daughter, Raneshia Pointer, days after the Nov. 15 shooting along Old Jefferson Highway near I-10. Deputies said the pair had gone to the gas station looking to fight the other women, with Raneshias two small children &mdash a 2-year-old and a 2-month-old &mdash in tow.Arrest documents said at least two people fired guns during the encounter, though it wasnt clear who shot first. During the exchange, Rhesa allegedly shot one of the other women.Everyone involved in the brawl had fled the area before sheriffs deputies arrived, but investigators later tracked the woman who was shot to a Baton Rouge hospital, helping them tie the Pointers to the shooting.The Advocate cited a deputy who testified that Rhesa had a gun pointed at her and that her 21-year-old daughter was being beaten by several people when she started shooting. Despite that, a judge denied Rhesas request to have bond set, saying her actions showed blatant disregard for public safety.Permalink Comments


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