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In each region, this translates to 71,250 workers in New Orleans; 32,335 in Lafayette; 30,711 on the north shore; 29,854 in Baton Rouge; 28,803 in Shreveport; 21,694 in Alexandria; 16,129 in Monroe; 12,844 in Lake Charles; and 10,489 in Houma-Thibodaux. The report said the overall economic impact of ...

Singleton, of 5958 Cadillac St., died from multiple gunshot wounds, said Sgt. L'Jean McKneely Jr., a spokesman for Baton Rouge police. There is no suspect or motive at this time, McKneely said in a news release about the shooting. The body was found by a picnic table at the BREC park in the Zion City ...
The latest plans for school construction over the next decade aren't sitting well with East Baton Rouge Parish School Board members who represent south Baton Rouge. Those members pressed school leaders to accelerate the building of new schools in that fast growing but school-scarce part of the parish ...
A Baton Rouge man was arrested Saturday for allegedly attacking his girlfriend with a sword while high on drugs. A probable cause affidavit says said 20-year-old Troy Seals was charged with aggravated second-degree batter of a domestic partner and battery of a police officer and booked into East Baton ...
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office deputies were searching an area along Jefferson Highway near Airline Highway for a burglary suspect Friday afternoon. Units were attempting to stop a person suspected of being in possession of stolen property when that person took off running, said sheriff's office ...

Baton Rouge - In 2016, BREC announced it wanted to move the Baton Rouge Zoo. The suggested locations were off Nicholson at the state fairgrounds. When August rolled around and the fairgrounds received ten feet of water, BREC took it off its list. But just last week, BREC announced that the location ...
Southern University fired former professor and Elder Law Clinic Director Dorothy Jackson on Friday following multiple investigations and hearings related to Jackson's actions when she wrote a will for a former client of the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging. Jackson wrote the will in July 2016 for the ...
A fire at a 16-unit apartment building on Jefferson Highway overnight has displaced 35 residents and left two with minor injuries, according to a release. Story Continued Below. The two people with injuries were treated on scene and were not hospitalized. A firefighter on scene was also treated for ...
Emergency crews work the scene of an accident involving off duty Baton Rouge police Officer Christopher Manuel on Airline Highway at Florida ... A Baton Rouge police officer was arrested Friday on a count of negligent homicide, accused of going 94 mph in a Corvette when he caused an off-duty crash on ...
Fremin, a Baton Rouge native, most recently has served as director of the criminal division for Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry's office. ... as an investigator and prosecutor for the East Baton Rouge Parish district attorney's office and as a Federal PRosecutor in the Baton Rouge-based Middle District.
The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board is holding an all-day retreat Saturday at Southern University to talk about how it plans to improve 32 of its lowest performing schools. The school system has a deadline of March 1 to submit "strong evidence-based plans" for improving its "persistently struggling ...
A 36-year-old Baton Rouge man has been charged in the August rape of a drunken woman in her home. An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury indicted Jeremy Jones, of 14405 Jamestown Blvd., on a third-degree rape charge Wednesday. Story Continued Below. Baton Rouge police say Jones was ...
Editor's Note: This story has been updated from an earlier version to include comments from East Baton Rouge Council on Aging Board Member and State Rep. C. Denise Marcelle. The East Baton Rouge Parish Council on Aging is thanking voters in the parish for passing a controversial dedicated millage ...
Baton Rouge drivers wasted 32 hours on average in 2017 sitting in traffic jams at peak congestion hours, according to the latest scorecard from transportation analytics firm INRIX. The INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard ranks cities nationally and internationally. It also ranks countries according to whose ...
Chelsea Haley was teaching at a Baton Rouge elementary school in 2015 when, she says, God told her in a dream she was destined to adopt one of her most difficult students. She laughed, she told CNN in a story posted this week on the news network's website. But that moment was the first in a chain of ...
As state government slowly but surely drifts toward Washington-style partisanship, Scalise and Richmond's successors in the Louisiana Legislature should be paying attention too. Central to the story of this particular friendship is that it took root in Baton Rouge, in a legislative body in which party mattered, ...

students, faculty and staff, alongside volunteers from logistics One, will spend one final morning packing and cleaning the temporary campus. A caravan of busses, vans and moving trucks, escorted by Baton Rouge police Department will depart approximately 10am and make its way to the N. BR campus.
A doctor at Baton Rouge General has become one of the first doctors in the area to use sonic pressure waves to treat blocked arteries in the legs, according to a news release from the hospital. A technology that historically been used to dissolve kidney stones, called Lithotripsy, can now be used to help ...
A 21-year-old Marine from Baton Rouge was stabbed to death Monday in Twentynine Palms, Calif., according to a report by KESQ News in California. Dominique Clement was attacked and killed at a residence, the report says. he was stationed at the nearby Twentynine Palms U.S. Marine base.
Derrick Shelbia, 40, pleaded guilty to the gun charge in July 2017 after he was arrested in what Amundson described in a news release as a "spree of violent crimes" in Ascension and East Baton Rouge parishes between October and November of 2016. Shelbia was caught in a stolen car that he took in ...
On the heels of the #metoo movement that sparked a national conversation about sexual assault and harassment, a Baton Rouge-based nonprofit has announced plans to host a therapy group specifically for teen survivors of sexual trauma. The effort launched by Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response ...
The Baton Rouge area received 4.48 inches of rainfall Saturday, according to the NWS' measurements taken near the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport. The service predicts that the Comite River is expected to rise 4 feet above flood stage and possibly affect areas between La. 64 and the Amite River ...
Baton Rouge police Chief Murphy Paul speaks with Advocate reporters, Thursday, January 11, 2018, at police Headquarters in Baton Rouge, LA. .... This time he was in Baton Rouge on the last day to apply to become the Baton Rouge police Department chief, a position that he later beat out 11 people to ...
The Greater Baton Rouge Association of realtors has named Ginger Maulden, of Coldwell banker One, Realtor of the Year for 2017; Suzanne Ruch, of Franklin American mortgage, the Ben R. Downing Jr. Affiliate of the Year; Sara Ketchings, of CJ Brown Realtors, Rising Star of the Year; Karen Moore, ...
A 36-year-old man died and a second person was injured in a shooting early Sunday on Scenic Highway, Baton Rouge police said. Around 3 a.m., officers responded to a shooting in the 800 block of Scenic Highway. Byron Jenkins, 36, was found in a parking lot suffering from apparent gunshot injuries, ...
26, 2018, in Baton Rouge, LA. BRPD PIO Sgt. L'Jean McKneely said the pursuit began around 9:30 a.m. at the intersection of Claycut Road and Foster Drive. The pursuit ended when the car crashed into the Greater St. Michael Baptist Church at the intersection of Gus Young Avenue and N 37th Street.
Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG --Smith Street railroad crossing slated to be closed. Nine railroad crossings along a six-mile stretch of track in Baton Rouge will receive crossing gates and other safety upgrades under a $1.1 million federal grant announced Wednesday morning. About six crossings are ...
Baton Rouge police Chief Murphy Paul and provisional Deputy Chief Robert McGarner at the scene where a woman was shot in the 800 block of South Boulevard, near Iberville Boulevard, Friday night. Some neighbors came out after seeing the lights. Paul shook all of their hands before ducking under the ...
Legendary hip-hop artist Grandmaster Flash and Grammy-nominated percussionist Sheila E are headlining this year's Ebb and Flow Festival, which will take place on April 7-8 in downtown Baton Rouge, the arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge announced this morning. The free festival, which takes place ...
PechaKucha Night Baton Rouge returns for its seventh edition at 6 p.m. Friday at 10000 Perkins Rowe, Suite F-160. The event features locals discussing their passions and various topics. The catch? They have 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide to discuss that topic; so they must be quick. $10 at the door.
Amazon today released a list of 20 cities in the running for its second headquarters and said it will make its final decision later this year. The Seattle-based tech company plans to invest $5 billion in the new location and create as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs in and around the city it picks. No Louisiana ...
Baton Rouge-area home sales dropped by 16 percent in November from the year before, the result of continued tough comparisons with the sales gains resulting from the August 2016 flood. There were 780 homes sold in metro Baton Rouge during November, according to figures released Thursday by the ...
Brew Ha-Ha!, the popular Mid City coffee shop, is opening a second Baton Rouge location at the Settlement at Willow Grove later this year. Owner Gabby Loubiere says she's signed a lease for a 1,550-square-foot space with outdoor seating on the first floor of a new commercial building planned for the ...
Coffee and community tend to go hand in hand. Just peek inside any of the city's coffee shops, where people are collaborating, producing and reuniting. Baton Rouge's newest organization, the Barista Guild of Baton Rouge, is all about the coffee-makers themselves, and they've got some serious goals for ...
A malfunctioning water heater started a fire in the attic of a Chaney Drive home on Wednesday evening, according to Baton Rouge Fire Department spokesman Curt Monte. Story Continued Below. firefighters arrived at a home at 2525 Chaney Drive at 5:08 p.m. and found flames in the attic, Monte said.
Baton Rouge's Allen Davis wears a winter coat with a fur-lined hood as he walks down down Florida Blvd. near N. Eugene, on his way to buy his breakfast-- 'Honeybun and a Coke'-- as temperatures start to drop Tuesday morning, Jan. 17, 2018. It was projected to get below freezing later Tuesday, with a ...
They also worked with Padma Vatsavai and her Baton Rouge tech company Vinformatix to create the app, called BIPSignal. Soon enough, they saw greater potential for their tracking system. Castle, a friend and colleague, asked Mullenix about using Signal for the Tiger 10k in December, which would ...
Lee said troopers in Baton Rouge responded to significantly more vehicle crashes than normal Tuesday night and Wednesday because of weather -- more than double their usual amount. The department brought in extra troopers to help handle the load and put more on standby. The agency will continue ...
Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Lab technician John Good, left, of Baton Rouge and Dr. Mike Maginnis of Baton Rouge work on dentures for patients Saturday on the second day of the the Mission of Mercy 'LaMOM' free dental clinic, held at the armed forces Reserve Center on Innovation ...
Major roads, interstates and bridges in the Baton Rouge area were shut down Wednesday morning after conditions worsened overnight due to freezing temperatures, and officials aren't sure when those closures could end. Authorities are urging people to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary.
Both are predicted to happen during the day Thursday. Opening Interstates 10, 12 and 110 -- as well as numerous closed surface roads -- would go a long way toward getting life back to normal after days of wintry weather that closed schools and government offices and put Baton Rouge daily life in a deep ...
Trenisha Jackson, widow of Baton Rouge police Cpl. Montrell Jackson, holds their child Mason Jackson, as she arrives to view his casket at the Living Faith Christian Center in Baton Rouge, LA., on July 25, 2016. Jackson and two other law enforcement officers were killed and three others wounded July 17, ...
He said before July 2016 -- when 37-year-old Alton Sterling was fatally shot by police, followed by an ambush one week later that left two Baton Rouge police Department officers dead -- ties between police and civilians had long run high. After a decade of heavy turnovers at the top of the department, Paul ...
This year, the Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival will highlight Jewish issues, traditions, challenges, and characters. With over 3,700 years of history, the Jewish people have many inspiring stories to offer. The BRJFF will present filmmakers and speakers who will bring an added dimension to the dramas, ...
Red River Bank is set to begin an expansion that will add more than 9,000 square feet of space to its Essen Lane branch, turning it into the bank's Baton Rouge main office. Plans are to start work on the expansion in the next month, said David Thompson, Baton Rouge market president for the ...
Mathieu Forgues, 31, is accused of standing outside a woman's window on Dec. 7 and staring at her while she dressed. The woman told East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office deputies that she was getting dressed for a party when she saw a man standing on her patio with "his hands cupped around his eyes," ...
Baton Rouge police on Tuesday released photos of man who they believe was the getaway driver in a September homicide that killed a 21-year-old man, said police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola. Investigators believe the man in the photos drove a black Ford Fusion that was been connected to the killing ...
Though the Sheriff's Office received some federal reimbursements to replace patrol units and other equipment lost when floods inundated Baton Rouge in 2016, Gautreaux said, there was no reimbursement to recoup lost property tax revenue. The Sheriff's Office is almost entirely dependent upon property ...
Surrounded by friends and family, Murphy Paul, center, hugs Chief Federal Judge Brian Jackson, Middle District of Louisiana, back to camera, after being officially sworn in as Chief of the Baton Rouge police Department by Monday Jan. 8, 2018, in Baton Rouge, LA. The ceremony was held in the Metro ...


 

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