Funding for school boards, sheriffs’ offices and parish governments are potential targets to pool money for the state’s gaping $1.6 billion budget deficit in the capitol.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and the Providence Engineering Team are conducting two sets of surveys in the coming weeks as part of an Interstate 10 Corridor Improvement Study.
The study will begin to address traffic issues along I-10 through the core of Baton Rouge. The goal of the study is to develop solutions based on input from the broader community and other stakeholders in response to clearly defined traffic problems.
West Baton Rouge Parish shook with booming thunder and strong gusts of wind on Monday as South Louisiana endured a tornado warning throughout the morning and severe thunderstorms in the evening.
Louisiana State Troopers arrested three individuals after discovering 27 pounds of cocaine within two vehicles on the night of April 19 and on the morning of April 20 in in West Baton Rouge Parish.
The arrests came after troopers stopped the two vehicles on I-10 in WBR for traffic violations.
Local leaders and residents met with state Rep. Regina Barrow (D - Baton Rouge) to discuss West Baton Rouge’s needs during the 2015 legislative session in the Capitol, on April 16 in the Port Allen City Hall.