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4 new coronavirus testing sites coming to Baton Rouge: See locations, info, more

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L'Auberge Casino to lay off more than 160 in Baton Rouge amid coronavirus, company says

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Patients flock to Baton Rouge General's Mid City ER: 'Where have you guys been?'

The emergency room at Baton Rouge General's Mid City campus has treated roughly 45 patients a day since it reopened on June 15 — nearly dou… Read more

Coronavirus testing in Baton Rouge: See map showing where you can get a test

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Republicans hold Legislature majority. Gov. Edwards holds the veto pen. The result? Compromises

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In slaying of her convicted molester, imprisoned Walker woman tells judge she's rehabilitated

A Walker woman serving a 35-year sentence in the 2015 vigilante-style slaying of her convicted molester has written directly to a Baton Rou… Read more

Conway development in Gonzales checks off a $2.6 million roundabout project

A major milestone has been reached for the Conway mixed-used development in Gonzales, with the completion this summer of a roundabout at th… Read more