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Denham Springs residents weigh in on better bike paths, reimagined city

DENHAM SPRINGS — After the flood of August 2016, city officials asked residents what they'd like to see as the city recovered and rebuilt.  Read more

EBR Metro Council candidates adopt different political postcard strategies

A pair of politicians seeking a Metro Council seat in southeastern Baton Rouge have turned to the humblest of campaign materials to push th… Read more

As work continues on La. Highway 1 South, Intracoastal Bridge, here's what's happening with repairs

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development will shift the lane configuration on La. 1 southbound as early as Monday as repa… Read more

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West Baton Rouge Museum hopes cultural district status amplifies area's arts, festivals

The West Baton Rouge Museum staff has visions of Port Allen as a sprawling cultural hub where artists sell their wares from renovated histo… Read more

Ask The Advocate: Azrok school site fence; South Harrell's Ferry traffic

Why is a fence blocking the sidewalk around the new school construction off Azrok Avenue in Jefferson Terrace/Inniswold Estates? Read more

South Eugene Street house fire caused by nearby vehicle arson, investigators say

Authorities say an early-morning Baton Rouge house fire started when someone set a truck parked nearby on fire. Read more

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Don't call it a comeback ... just yet

Assumption Parish businessman and former two-term state senator Troy Brown says he is giving "strong thought" to seeking his old River Pari… Read more

Number of Livingston Parish children in foster care soars as addiction, neglect take toll

State and local officials are sounding the alarm about a disturbing trend in Livingston Parish: The number of children entering foster care… Read more

Gibbon escapes Baton Rouge Zoo exhibit -- but not for too long

A 15-pound gibbon escaped its exhibit at the Baton Rouge Zoo on Friday, zoo spokesperson Robyn Lott has confirmed. Read more

Eastbound lanes on Sunshine Bridge now open; emergency repairs finish ahead of schedule

The eastbound lanes of the Sunshine Bridge are now open with repairs finishing ahead of schedule. Read more

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