Baton Rouge General has begun construction on its neighborhood hospital in Prairieville.
Lanes on Interstate 10 in the Baton Rouge area will be closed at various times over a seven-day span starting Thursday, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced.
Ascension and Livingston parishes and an area levee district appear close to working out a deal to allow initial work to proceed on the controversial $24 million Laurel Ridge Levee extension.
A female victim was pronounced dead after a reported shooting Tuesday evening in a quiet Sherwood Forest neighborhood.
Zachary Community School Board members started their new terms of office Tuesday under a cloud that has been hanging over the city for the past week: uncertainty about the effects of massive layoffs at the Georgia-Pacific mill in nearby Port Hudson.
The U.S. Army Corps new study of the Amite River basin is still in its nascent stages, but already engineers are considering tackling mega projects like the Darlington Reservoir and expanding their footprint farther into Livingston Parish and the …
Pointe Coupee’s inaugural council met for the first time Tuesday night, boasting an optimistic outlook with the approval of its first two department heads and the promising progress ahead for the parish.
DONALDSONVILLE — The Ascension Parish School Board's first meeting of the year Tuesday began with the swearing in of three new members beginning their first term in office.
Gabby Wicks and her two sons walked into their new, fully-furnished home on Tuesday afternoon — completely built and outfitted through support and funds from local charities and volunteers.
GONZALES — Promising to have the best-trained and best-equipped deputies who foster trust from the community, Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre took the oath of office before a packed crowd last week.
East Baton Rouge Parish School Board member Jill Dyason, who represents much of what could become the city of St. George, passed on the first petition but has signed the latest petition floated by supporters seeking to create the new city in the s…
While public school teachers may get their first substantive pay hike in six years, low salaries are not a glaring issue for new teachers.
Stephenson Technologies Corp., LSU's applied research center, is entering a partnership with Israel-based Check Point Software Technologies to pursue cybersecurity endeavors together.
GONZALES — Ascension Wastewater Treatment and state environmental regulators have reached tentative settlement of longstanding compliance orders that required over $10 million in upgrades to more than 150 community sewer systems in Ascension, Livi…
Becky Eldredge, author of "Busy Lives & Restless Souls," will lead a parish mission with the theme "Making Room for God in the Busyness" at 7 p.m. Jan. 21-23 at St. George Catholic Church, 7808 St. George Drive, Baton Rouge.
DONALDSONVILLE — The Sunshine Bridge in St. James Parish will be closed for two days starting 6 a.m. Saturday for repairs related to a nighttime barge crash last fall, state highway officials said Tuesday.
A Baker man accused of accidentally shooting his girlfriend to death last February while firing at his brother's dog was a no-show Tuesday for his arraignment on negligent homicide.
GEISMAR — Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a 20-year-old man and say more arrests may be coming in a shooting that injured four last week.
After two terms marked by residential and business growth as well as major infrastructure upgrades, Zachary Mayor David Amrhein is looking to keep his city on a path of improvement for another four years.
Jasmine Tunson’s got a lot going for her: She adores her 10-month-old daughter, Jream, and enjoys her work as a housekeeper, though it’s only a couple days each week. The 20-year-old Baton Rouge area resident still takes the bus but recently got h…
German chemical giant BASF will shut down its Zachary manufacturing plant in April, a move that will affect 54 workers, the company said.
Baton Rouge-based Mike Falgoust and Associates, a longtime commercial real estate firm, has partnered with New Orleans-based Max J. Derbes Inc.
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ST. FRANCISVILLE — The West Feliciana Parish Council voted Monday to seek a $5.825 million U.S. Department of Agriculture water improvements loan and raised residential and commercial water rates to repay the loan.
GONZALES — Beginning in June and for the next 10 years, Gonzales residents will see a new $5.25 fee on their water bill that will go toward the installation of new water meters and other improvements to the city's water system.
In a first look at college freshmen admitted without meeting minimum standards, the Board of Regents found Monday that students enrolled by “exception” had lower grades, were more likely to leave early and didn’t graduate at the same rate as those…
Even now, Baton Rouge businessman Melvin Hardnett stands in awe of the history that's been placed in his care: the hearse that carried the body of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
One person was accidentally shot Sunday night when he and two other men gathered outside a Denham Springs Walmart to discuss the sale and purchase of a handgun, which accidentally went off, according to the Denham Springs Police Department.
A report by the usually noncontroversial League of Women Voters of Louisiana that says charter schools need more oversight is sparking arguments.
A Kentwood man was arrested Sunday months after authorities said he caused a crash on Interstate 12 and then ran away.
Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser said Monday the number of international tourists who visited Louisiana is up 37 percent, the second biggest increase in the nation.
A former LSU student and fraternity member accused of pushing another student down two flights of stairs during an August 2017 fraternity preview event pleaded not guilty Monday.
Amid a push to send the East Baton Rouge parish attorney packing, Metro Council members are already lining up who they'd like to see as a replacement.
First came the hometown shout-outs from President Donald Trump — to the “exciting” New Orleans Saints, to Drew Brees, who “is one hell of a quarterback,” and to Louisiana’s Republican senators and congressmen.
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A Clinton resident troubled by his town's financial and water problems claims to have collected nearly 65 percent of the signatures necessary to force a vote on Lori Ann Bell's future.
Authorities arrested as least two people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into parish prison between noon Saturday and noon Sunday, booking records show.
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Before he helped guide a spacecraft to an object farther than any previously observed, Marc Buie was a child who watched the first moon landing from his family's home in Baton Rouge.
Two parents are accused of confronting a man who owed them money while their two babies sat in the car, an exchange that ended in gunfire aimed at the car with the kids, shattered windows and an attempt to run down the shooter, police say.
AMITE — A decade after the long-standing school desegregation case in Tangipahoa Parish was reopened, people on both sides say they believe they are on the right path to finally resolve a lawsuit that dates back to President Lyndon Johnson’s admin…
A man convicted in 2015 in the killing of two CarQuest Auto Parts workers eight years ago in Baton Rouge is arguing he's entitled to a new trial because, he claims, a detective used improper interrogation tactics to coerce him into confessing.