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Gov. John Bel Edwards announced last week that Louisiana has been awarded a $1.5 million grant by the United States Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime that will be used to improve outcomes for child and youth victims of human trafficking.  Read more

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Seattle writer Nathan Harris’ debut novel, The Sweetness of Water, has won the 2021 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, presented annually by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation to an emerging African American fiction writer. The winner receives $15,000 to support continuing his craft.  Read more

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 Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser, Louisiana State Parks, and elected officials today officially re-opened the cabins at Jimmie Davis State Park in Jackson Parish. The cabins closed following a tornado that struck Jimmie Davis State Park in May 2019, causing severe structural damage from … Read more

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Capital Area United Way is asking for your support during this region-wide Giving Day event, which takes place on Tuesday, November 30th, also known as Giving Tuesday. Donations to Capital Area United Way can be made at www.225gives.org/cauw. Read more

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At the November 18 meeting of the West Side Women’s Club held at the Port Allen Community Center are, from left, hostesses Theresa Altazan, Crystal Ewing, guest speaker Colonel David Couvillion, USMCR Retired, President Edana Robnett, hostesses Ann Dugas, Debbie Schexnaildre and Beckey LeBla… Read more

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The right to earn a living is the cornerstone of the American Dream, but occupational licensure is an often-overlooked form of regulation that stifles job opportunities for low to moderate income Louisianans and hinders their chances of finding work. A report released by the Pelican Institut… Read more

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The task of sorting through a late historian’s vast photo collection at first seemed cumbersome for Burke and Janet Devillier, but it led to a far more rewarding project. Read more

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BATON ROUGE – On November 11,  U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) gave brief remarks at the annual luncheon of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana. He spoke about his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which has been approved by Congress and will be signed into law by t… Read more

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Civil Axe Throwing located at 3001 Government Street in Unit 2b, offers patrons a unique experience within Baton Rouge. The company is a franchise based out of Alabama and began four years ago, while the location in Baton Rouge celebrates three years of business in December. Read more

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BATON ROUGE – Military-related spending in Louisiana creates $9.64 billion in annual economic impact across all regions of the state, according to a study commissioned by the State of Louisiana. Economic activity associated with that spending results in more than 77,000 jobs and pays $348.7 … Read more

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An amendment that will lower the maximum allowed rate of income taxes and allow the provision of a deduction for federal income taxes was the only of four proposals voters statewide approved Saturday, while West Baton Rouge Parish nixed all four amid a meager voter turnout. Read more

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On Nov. 12, an intimate group of community members gathered at Alexander Park in Brusly to remember lost ones of violent crimes and unsolved crimes in West Baton Rouge. LED candles brightened faces hung heavy with loss. The event was solemn and peaceful.  Read more

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The Southern University Ag Center will hold its Fall Garden Workshop from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at the Southern University Maurice A. Edmond Livestock Arena, Multipurpose Building – 14600 Scenic Hwy. - in Baker, Louisiana. This year’s theme is: Fall Back into the Joy… Read more

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District Attorney Tony Clayton. reports that on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, the following persons were convicted on the charges listed below and were sentenced accordingly: Read more

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A groundbreaking ceremony was held Nov. 10 for the new student services building for West Baton Rouge Parish Schools. The new building will be 15,000 square foot and will be home for student services and the technology department. The building will be located directly behind the school board… Read more

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 Residential and business customers who receive their power through Pointe Coupee Electric (PCE) may not see a spike in their bills, but changes are expected over the next several years. Read more

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BATON ROUGE – Girl Scouts Louisiana East will hold the 10th annual Women of Distinction Award Luncheon on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Baton Rouge Renaissance Hotel. This event recognizes women in the community who serve as role models for girls, embodying strength in charact… Read more

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BATON ROUGE – Louisiana children ages 5-11 can now receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  This announcement was made following formal recommendations from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Louisiana Department of Health (LDH).  Read more

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Within the city limits of Baton Rouge, there is a site with a tradition of sky gazing and a few professional grade telescopes to observe the night sky. The Highland Road Park Observatory at 13800 Highland Road hosts daytime and evening events throughout the year. The Observatory is a collabo… Read more

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BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has announced that the state is slated to receive nearly $6 billion from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) after the United States House of Representatives passed the bipartisan bill, which was passed by… Read more

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Lobdell – Shortly before 4:00 a.m. on Nov. 6, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a fatal crash involving 19-year-old Gunner Thornton of Lake Charles. on Interstate 10 east of LA Hwy 415 in West Baton Rouge Parish.  Read more

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District Attorney Tony Clayton reports that Sean Wilkinson was found guilty of 11 counts of First-Degree Rape and one count of Indecent Behavior of a Juvenile on November 4, 2021. A 12-person jury deliberated for approximately 3 hours before finding him guilty.  Wilkinson, who lived in Plaqu… Read more

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Friday at 6 p.m. there will be a Vigil for Justice held at Alexander Park at 250 Elaine St in Brusly. The gathering is for families, friends, and community members wishing to lend support, join in grief and remembrance of loved ones who have been the victims of violent and unsolved crimes.  Read more

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BATON ROUGE— 2020-2021 Inductees to the Hall of Honor for LSU Distinguished Military Alumni will be honored during the annual LSU Salutes the week of Nov. 8-13. The induction ceremony will take place during the Annual Assembly at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13, at the LSU War Memorial on the Pa… Read more

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It’s more important than ever, for people to be aware of phishing scams. These can come in the form of prize offers, threatened punishments, or even an e-mail or text message. The sender usually relies on a victim’s curiosity, try and get them to click, or download something dangerous. Other… Read more

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November isn’t just for Thanksgiving and all things pumpkin spice to be celebrated. It’s also Adopt a Senior Pet Month, highlighting all the amazing dogs and cats “of a certain age” awaiting new homes at a shelter near you.   Read more

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BATON ROUGE  – Today, LABI President and CEO Stephen Waguespack released the following statement on the Biden Administration’s updated vaccine mandate for private companies with more than 100 employees. The ruling will require private companies to mandate vaccinations for all of their employ… Read more

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BATON ROUGE  – Today, LABI President and CEO Stephen Waguespack released the following statement on the Biden Administration’s updated vaccine mandate for private companies with more than 100 employees. The ruling will require private companies to mandate vaccinations for all of their employ… Read more

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FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will remain open on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, with one exception. The disaster recovery center at the Alario Center (Hall C) in Westwego will close for Veterans Day and reopen Friday, Nov. 12. All other centers will observe regular hours on Veterans Day … Read more