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2015/04/18 02:39
2015/04/18 02:39
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For almost two decades, people living near the North Baton Rouge Waste Water Treatment Plant fought the city-parish, demanding to be relocated away from the odorous facility. After years of...
2015/04/18 02:39
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2015/04/18 00:42
2015/04/18 00:42
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When Mamie Mitchell bought her house on Avenue M in north Baton Rouge in 1972, her house faced a city park. Mitchell would sit in her front yard keeping an eye on her young boys as they played with...
2015/04/17 22:39
2015/04/17 22:39
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The East Baton Rouge recreation and park system will ask its governing board for a property tax increase at the end of May, one that won’t require the approval of voters. BREC already collects one of...
2015/04/17 22:09
2015/04/17 22:09
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Soundettes helped set attendance records in 1978Soundettes helped set attendance records in 1978 The Nashville Sounds set attendance records in their league from the very first season in 1978, and...
2015/04/17 20:39
2015/04/17 20:39
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Shirking his civic responsibility just isn’t in U.S. Attorney Walt Green’s nature. Last spring the U.S. Marine Corps veteran was walking his dogs when he foiled a would-be burglar from breaking into...
2015/04/17 16:26
2015/04/17 16:26
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – The Kentucky State Fair Board isn't entitled to millions of dollars it lost when the University of Louisville basketball teams moved from Freedom Hall to the KFC Yum! Center,...
2015/04/17 14:05
2015/04/17 14:05
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After Metro Council passed a zoning amendment that blocked a group of developers from opening a sex club near Goodpasture Christian School in Madison, many thought the issue was dead. But developers...
2015/04/17 04:06
2015/04/17 04:06
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Heroin use is sweeping across Kentucky, carrying with it the threat of overdose and deadly diseases. "At my baddest times, if I didn't have a needle and someone else had a...
2015/04/17 02:39
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BREC and the nonprofit Knock Knock board of directors have secured a contractor to build the museum, which was designed to sit on a sloped hill near City-Brooks Community Park on Dalrymple Drive. An...
2015/04/17 01:39
2015/04/17 01:39
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There are three candidates in the running to be the next East Baton Rouge Parish Attorney and they’ve positioned themselves as the following: the one with the experience, the one who’s a proven...
2015/04/17 00:54
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The sometimes-controversial director of the parish bus system, Bob Mirabito, is in line for a 19 percent pay raise, which, if approved, would make him one of the highest-paid public officials working...
2015/04/16 03:39
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Baton Rouge political and religious leaders Wednesday mourned the death of the Rev. Ronald Williams, known for his leadership of Mount Carmel Baptist Church and as one of the founders of Together...
2015/04/16 03:39
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The fine reputation for quality and service of Baton Rouge’s city fire department and that of the St. George Fire District has generally carried with it support for taxes, because of the benefit not...
2015/04/16 00:39
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Beating Donald Trump to the punch, Mayor-President Kip Holden announced Wednesday that the Miss USA pageant will return to Baton Rouge this summer for the second year in a row, guaranteeing another...
2015/04/16 00:39
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East Baton Rouge Parish could cut its law enforcement costs by at least 20 percent by implementing efficiencies and services such as a new mental health facility and a smaller but more-efficient...
2015/04/15 21:06
2015/04/15 21:06
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At a public input meeting set for later this month, a committee formed by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation will present a draft plan for the services to be offered at a proposed city-parish mental...
2015/04/14 22:06
2015/04/14 22:06
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Tax expert: Say no to audit protectionTax expert: Say no to audit protection It's tax time! Some of you have already filed. Others are waiting until the April 15 deadline. If your tax bill isn't...
2015/04/14 13:39
2015/04/14 13:39
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Since Istrouma High School closed 11 months ago, the corner of Winbourne Avenue and North 38th Street hasn’t seen much activity. Ground-floor windows and doors are covered by metal shutters, and the...
2015/04/13 20:33
2015/04/13 20:33
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A Metro Council member is hosting a community meeting to address allegations of crime and other issues at a local motel. The meeting comes nearly three weeks after the health department issued a...
2015/04/11 02:26
2015/04/11 02:26
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro government is taking steps to implement a needle exchange program in Louisville. On Thursday, Metro Council will hold a first reading of new legislation...
2015/04/18 02:39
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