WBR zoning debate continues

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The West Baton Rouge Parish Council navigated its way from another controversial residential-to-agricultural request for rezoning during its meeting on Thursday, Sept. 24.


Pope Francis arrives in U.S.

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Pope Francis marked the beginning of a five-day visit in the U.S. after touching down at Joint Base Andrews in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, Sept. 22.

During his visit, the pope will travel back and forth between Washington D.C., New York and Philadelphia from Tuesday until Sunday, Sept. 27.


Addis, Brusly fire mergers ‘moving forward’

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The combination of the Brusly and Addis fire departments has been a success so far, according to West Baton Rouge Parish Fire Chief Kenny Hunts.

The two departments merged in July and have taken over fire control in the south end of the parish with relative ease, Hunts said. The merger of the fire departments is part of a parish-wide consolidation meant to consolidate costs and maximize the fire district’s funding.

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