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Former Gov. Kathleen Blanco jokes about Internet report of her untimely demise

Former Gov. Kathleen Blanco reprised an old Mark Twain line following a Facebook post with untimely news. Read more

After thousands of missed trash pick-up complaints, Baton Rouge council wants an explanation

The East Baton Rouge Metro Council is calling the city-parish's trash and recycling company to account for itself at Wednesday afternoon's … Read more

St. Vincent de Paul creating new space to aid Baton Rouge's homeless, particularly in emergencies

The St. Vincent de Paul Society broke ground Wednesday on an expansion to a downtown-area shelter that will provide more beds to those in n… Read more


East Baton Rouge Metro Council continues squabble over contract for bond counsel

The city-parish remains without a legal representative for municipal bond measures after the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council, followi… Read more

Cheers! New brunch ordinance moves Sunday morning liquor sales up an hour in East Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge brunch fans can start ordering mimosas and bloody Marys at 10 a.m. on Sundays. Read more

Water rates to rise in Donaldsonville; rates take effect June 1 for some, Jan. 1 for others

GONZALES — More than 3,300 residential and business water customers in and around the city of Donaldsonville will see their rates go up Jun… Read more


How 2 former LSU DKE fraternity members' graduation might impact the school's punishments

Two members of LSU's now-closed Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity who were arrested earlier this year on hazing counts graduated this month fr… Read more

This major thoroughfare in Ascension will be closed 6-8 weeks, officials say

GONZALES — A portion of La. 621, a heavily traveled two-lane state highway in Ascension Parish, will be closed for six to eight weeks, begi… Read more

Sorrento officials press drainage board to clear overgrown ditches, clogged culverts

SORRENTO — Town officials say they want the East Ascension drainage board to clear more than 19 miles of roadside ditches and culverts, cre… Read more