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BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - The American Red Cross is planning to install smoke alarms in Baton Rouge on April 28 and May 5. The smoke alarm installation events will occur in what the Red Cross called "high risk neighborhoods that have been identified within the 70805 zip code.".
Baton Rouge Physical Therapy-Lake (BPRT-Lake) is celebrating 55 years in business and the grand opening of a new Prairieville clinic. The new facility is a result of BPRT-Lake's rapid growth as more patients seek direct access to physical therapists. That's just now an option thanks to the Louisiana ...

As a Louisiana lawmaker is pushing for an audit of Baton Rouge's parks and recreation department at the Legislature, BREC Superintendent Carolyn McKnight says such a review is unnecessary and would only waste taxpayer dollars. In addition to the $80,000 BREC already pays for a routine external ...
A grand jury indicted a Baton Rouge man last week in the December slaying of a 42-year-old woman found naked and tied with rope in a wooded area off Victoria Drive. Andre Thomas, 57, of 3611 Plank Road, faces a mandatory term of life in prison if found guilty on the second-degree murder charge that ...
From top clockwise, Glen Duncan, Karen Duncan, Victoria Petersen, Hunter Guidry and Josh Wascome separate trash from treasure while looking through the remains of three houses on Brice Street Friday March 24, 2017, in Baton Rouge, La..Turning Blight to Bling; salvage artists are invited to a ...
Editor's note: This article has been updated from its original posting, which stated that Baton Rouge Earth Day would be taking place downtown. Both Earth Day events below will be held at the John M. Parker Coliseum on LSU's campus.

As they agreed to study Baton Rouge Police Department pay and benefits, city-parish officials said Wednesday they hope the review will result in higher pay for police officers, fewer overtime hours worked and more time for police to spend with family. BRPD starting salaries are lower than the cost of the ...
Parishioners at the church said their favorite part of Easter is spending time with family. "Everybody come together, enjoy themselves, have a good time,” said Shamyra Thompson. “All the kids have fun. It's like family time. Everybody get together, you know, and recognize all the important stuff." "My favorite ...
The competition among food delivery services is ramping up in Baton Rouge as the nation's leading online and mobile food ordering company launches in the local market. Chicago-based Grubhub, which is publicly traded under GRUB, announced this morning it has expanded to Baton Rouge and will ...
A work-release inmate escaped Sunday night and could be in the Baton Rouge or New Orleans areas, according to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office. ... Lynndrick Huey, 24, left a work release van Sunday night while other work-release inmates were being picked up and transported in Baton Rouge, ...
BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - A 25-year-old Baton Rouge man died on Sunday afternoon after his vehicle ran a red light. The fatal crash happened around 4 p.m. on April 1 in the 800 block of Eddie Robinson Sr. Dr. Sgt. Don Coppola, Jr., of the BRPD said the crash involved two vehicles, ...
In an effort to follow through on a promise to make it easier for local small, minority-owned and disadvantaged businesses to participate in city-parish contracts, Mayor Sharon Weston Broome's administration has released a forecast of all bids that will be issued for the rest of the year. The bid forecast ...
The food delivery service Grubhub has expanded into Baton Rouge and Shreveport as part of a 19-state expansion into 34 markets, the company announced Monday. The Chicago-based firm already delivers in 80 U.S. markets, and has plans to expand to 100 new markets in 2018. Grubhub was founded ...
BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - The weather is nicer in Baton Rouge lately and with it has come a continued rise in gas prices. Gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. surveyed 361 gas outlets in the capital city and found the average gas price rose 5.6 cents per gallon in the past week.
Beginning April 12, people who want to weigh in on issues that come before the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board will be asked to first fill out a public comment card, a procedure common to many other public bodies in Louisiana. People now simply stand in line to speak at the microphone on any ...
BATON ROUGE, LA (LOCAL33) (FOX44) - The Baton Rouge Area Association of Black Journalists is gearing up for it's 6th Annual Scholarship Luncheon. BRAABJ's annual luncheon is just a few weeks away. On April 26 the organization will honor pioneer journalists and media professionals at it's annual ...
FILE - In this July 5, 2016 image made from video, Alton Sterling is restrained by two Baton Rouge police officers, one holding a gun, outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge, La. Moments later, one of the officers shot and killed Sterling, a black man who had been selling CDs outside the store, while he was on the ...

A police officer who fatally shot a black man in Baton Rouge, La., nearly two years ago was fired on Friday, and a fellow officer involved in the episode was suspended for three days. The disciplinary actions were the first serious consequences for the officers after both state and federal officials declined to ...
Roughly 400 pounds of crawfish were stolen from a Baton Rouge restaurant ahead of what is expected to be a busy Easter weekend for boils, WAFB-TV reports. Von Raybon, owner of Pit N Peel, a Government Street seafood place, told WAFB the crawfish sacks were stolen sometime between Wednesday ...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana police chief has fired the white officer who fatally shot a black man during a struggle outside a convenience store nearly two years ago, a killing that set off widespread protests. Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul announced officer Blane Salamoni's firing Friday, ...
One Baton Rouge officer was fired and another was suspended in the 2016 deadly shooting of Alton Sterling at a convenience store, officials said. Sterling's 2016 shooting, which inflamed racial tensions in Louisiana's capital city, ended without state of federal criminal charges against officers Blane ...
FILE - In this May 2, 2017, file photo, people congregate in front of a mural of Alton Sterling outside the Triple S Food Mart, where Sterling was killed in 2016, in Baton Rouge, La. The investigation of the deadly police shooting that inflamed racial tensions in Louisiana's capital city has ended without criminal ...
A suspect was arrested in the Monday fatal shooting that left one person dead at an Airline Highway motel in Baton Rouge, police announced Friday. Story Continued Below. Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. said Dedrick Butler, 22, was arrested Friday morning. Butler, of 527 Martin ...
Sharon Weston Broome is the mayor of Baton Rouge and joins us now. Mayor Broome, thanks so much for being with us. SHARON WESTON BROOME: Thank you for having me this morning. SIMON: I've seen the video several times. I bet you have, too. What is the difference in the actions of two officers ...
FILE - In this July 5, 2016 image made from video, Alton Sterling is restrained by two Baton Rouge police officers, one holding a gun, outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge, La. Moments later, one of the officers shot and killed Sterling, a black man who had been selling CDs outside the store, while he was on the ...
Advocate staff file photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Live crawfish await the pot at a crawfish boil. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. The owner of a Baton Rouge restaurant is scrambling to meet the Easter weekend demand after burglars made off with 12 sacks of crawfish overnight, WBRZ reported.
Our recent cover story was titled “Blight Rouge.” It would be funny if it weren't so sad. Some might say there are bigger issues than trash in our parish, but I would argue, if you can't even clean up your town, what chance do you really have of solving bigger issues? And why are some folks such slobs—and ...
BATON ROUGE — Just in time for one of the busiest crawfish weekends of the year, a Baton Rouge business had 400 pounds of crawfish stolen from their restaurant overnight. According to WBRZ, burglars stole 12 sacks, or about $1,200 worth, from the Pit-N-Peel at the corner of Government Street and ...
Weeks after the Metro Council approved expending $40,000 to hire an executive search firm to help find a new airport director for the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, the city-parish and consulting firm ADK have yet to finalize their contract. Though a deal is close, it's been one month since the Metro ...
The owner of Pit N Peel, Von Raybon, says 12 sacks of crawfish were stolen from his store sometime overnight. The sacks were stolen from a refrigerated truck outside the store, which is located on Government Street. Raybon says the sacks were worth about $1,200 to $1,500. This theft comes at a rather inopportune time ...
Ichiban, Tsunami and Hello Sushi were just splashing into Baton Rouge, pushing this unique dish into the mainstream. It marked a new era in Baton Rouge's international cuisine. For years, we grew up on steakhouses and seafood joints, American and Cajun cuisines interrupted by the occasional Chinese ...
Our rich culture, sports, and people draw visitors to Baton Rouge and those visitors leave behind a robust economic impact on our city. We spoke with Karron Alford, Director of Marketing and Technology for Visit Baton Rouge to learn more about just how big of an impact these tourists can make.
If you're looking for something to do this weekend in Baton Rouge, we've got you covered! View the photos below for some ideas. ... Wayne Toups leads off the spring Live After Five free concert series at City Hall Plaza in downtown Baton Rouge. The music runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. ADVOCATE ...
Donnie Jarreau and Troy Archer are converting their Fit 365 health club in the Drusilla Village Shopping Center to a new boutique fitness studio called Regymen that will be the first of several planned for the Baton Rouge market and, possibly, beyond. Regymen will offer group exercise classes that ...
People in Baton Rouge will now be able to get a closer look at the work of a paramedic... without having an emergency themselves. Film crews with the A&E reality series “Nightwatch” are coming to Baton Rouge. The show is similar to the hit series “Cops." Cameras follow medics as they respond to ...
A Baton Rouge state judge has decided not to revoke Louisiana rap artist Kentrell Gaulden's probation in the wake of his recent arrest in Florida, opting instead to add a host of conditions to his three-year probationary period. Gaulden, 18, a well-known Baton Rouge rapper who now lives in New Orleans, ...
From left, Mayor Darnell Waites, City of Baker, Mayor Junior Shelton, City of Central, and EBR chief administrative officer Darryl Gissel listen as Becky Bond, Keep the Zoo at Greenwood Park, makes a presentation during a media tour regarding Greenwood Park and Baton Rouge Zoo Tuesday March 20, ...
The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs hosted the welcome home ceremony at the American Legion Post 38. Governor John Bel Edwards was the keynote speaker. He received a 82nd Airborne Division hat. Veterans were honored as wreaths were laid. One vet in attendance says this ceremony ...
State and local agencies have launched a new effort to develop a master plan for a cohesive network of pedestrian and bike paths stretching across East Baton Rouge Parish. The Pedestrian and Bike Master Plan is in its beginning stage. The plan will function as a roadmap for developing a connected ...
Amia Tyrae, a black transgender woman, was reportedly found dead in a motel room in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, early Monday. Tyrae's body was found with multiple gunshot wounds at the Shades Motel around 1:15 a.m. Monday, according to local news outlet WBRZ, which misgendered Tyrae and used ...
BATON ROUGE -- Gunfire erupted in downtown Baton Rouge Wednesday, but it was all for a Tom Hanks movie that's in the works. According to WBRZ, producers of the film "Greyhound" were aboard the U.S.S. Kidd on the Mississippi River to test Springfield service rifles before cameras were rolling.
A Baton Rouge woman who allegedly had cocaine and crack cocaine in her system during a fatal May crash on Florida Boulevard was indicted Wednesday on vehicular homicide and other charges. Linda Chase, 62, of 8280 Cypress Springs Road, drove over a cement median, knocked over a light pole ...
Much of southeast Louisiana, including Baton Rouge and New Orleans, is under a slight risk of severe weather late Wednesday and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Scattered severe storms will be possible beginning late Wednesday night, with the primary threat being damaging wind ...
Baton Rouge paramedics are getting a second shot at stardom. The city has signed off on a contract with producers of a reality television show with the working title of "Nightwatch" to be aired on the A&E channel. The Metro Council unanimously approved the deal at their Wednesday night meeting.
A pair of white police officers in Baton Rouge, La., will not be prosecuted by the state authorities in a fatal shooting of a black man there almost two years ago, the latest example of how rarely law enforcement officers are prosecuted for violence against suspects. The Louisiana attorney general, Jeff Landry, ...
Friends of the Animals Baton Rouge has a variety of rescued dogs available for adoption. Visit online at fotabr.petfinder.com or meet them at the Dog Adoption House, a home-like facility at 8476 Highland Road. The Dog Adoption House is open weekdays from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays and ...
Among the arguments the BREC administration has repeatedly used over the past 18 months in its push to relocate the Baton Rouge Zoo is that the city's “philanthropic community” would be far more willing to donate big money to fund a zoo if it's moved from economically depressed north Baton Rouge to a ...
Few sandwiches have surged in popularity across the country in recent years like the banh mi, the punchy Vietnamese po-boy with French Colonial roots. What makes this sandwich so hard to resist is its alluring medley of savory, tangy and fresh flavors. Crusty French bread, brought to Vietnam by 19th ...
Santa Maria homeowners unleashed a final hour effort Wednesday to galvanize opposition to moving the Baton Rouge Zoo, while Baton Rouge recreation and parks officials also tried to counter the intense criticism for their plans ahead of the vote this Thursday on the relocation. Highlands at Santa Maria ...
Joe Picou and Wes Hedges—engineers by day, amateur beer brewers by night—entered their first National Homebrew Competition in 2011. And their Red Stick Rye, named for their Baton Rouge hometown, took second place in San Diego that year among some 7,000 entries. Picou and Hedges saw that ...


 

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