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  • BR to expand BRAVE project with $1M federal grant

    September 20, 2013 4:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden says the city has been awarded a $1 million federal grant to expand the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination project, an anti-gang initiative credited with reducing the city's murder rate over the past year. Holden spokesman Scott Dyer said Thursday... more »
  • Students returning to renovated BR school

    October 16, 2012 7:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge middle school where building and safety problems were reported is about to begin classes again. Students from Crestworth Learning Academy this year have been attending classes at Glen Oaks Middle School after reports of problems at Crestworth such as plumbing pulled form... more »
  • 3 Dead in 12 Hours in BR

    July 11, 2012 10:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Three Baton Rouge residents were killed in two unrelated shootings within a 12-hour period Monday and Tuesday. The Advocate reports ( ) that the mother of one of the shooting victims found her son and his girlfriend dead inside their apartment just after 8... more »
  • BR man booked with 100 counts of child porn

    May 11, 2012 6:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge man has been arrested on 100 counts of pornography involving juveniles. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says 60-year-old David Burke was booked Thursday into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison as part of a joint investigation involving his office's High Technology Crime Unit,... more »
  • BR woman wins $10K in Mega Millions lottery

    April 20, 2012 9:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - For 59-year-old Susan Costonis, choosing birth dates and anniversary dates of loved ones paid off big when those numbers won her a $10,000 Mega Millions prize from the March 23 drawing. Costonis' ticket matched four of the numbers and the Mega Ball number to win... more »
  • Man accused in deadly BR holdup extradited

    April 11, 2012 9:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police say a 40-year-old man has been extradited from California to face charges in a botched drug deal-turned-armed robbery that left one of his relatives dead. Police Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Tuesday that Marcus Heard of Baton Rouge would be booked with second-degree... more »
  • Contractor finds human remains at BR work site

    February 7, 2011 9:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police say a contractor excavating a site found human remains that are possibly from the 1800s. Police spokesman LJean McKneely says there were only a few bones recovered Monday at the site near the corner of Main and Fourth streets at about 11... more »
  • Feds clear BR police of post-Katrina misconduct

    January 4, 2011 9:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department has cleared Baton Rouge police officers who were accused of harassing African-Americans, using unnecessary violence and conducting illegal searches after Hurricane Katrina. The move, reported by WAFB-TV on Tuesday, was confirmed by the current and former Baton Rouge police chiefs. "After... more »
  • Former BR student arrested for Facebook threat

    December 1, 2010 9:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 20-year-old former Woodlawn High School student has been arrested for making a threat on Facebook. East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies arrested William David Moulder on Wednesday, acting on reports that Moulder made threats on Facebook on Nov. 23. According to a news release... more »
  • Man indicted in Baton Rouge hospital shootings

    October 15, 2010 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 36-year-old man accused of shooting and wounding his estranged wife and her boyfriend at Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Mid City last month was indicted Thursday on attempted murder charges. An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury charged Darrell F. Garner with two counts of... more »
  • BR tech chief resigns amid kickback probe

    October 11, 2010 9:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge's city-parish technology director has resigned after his name surfaced in a federal probe involving an alleged kickback scheme linked to a crime-camera company. The Advocate said Mayor-president Kip Holden last week accepted Don Evans' resignation, which is effective Oct. 31. In the meantime,... more »
  • Public Awareness Campaign in BR-"Low pants, no chance"

    September 6, 2010 1:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge Metro Council member wants the parish to boost a public awareness campaign against men who wear their pants so low that their boxer shorts show. Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle has a slogan for the campaign: "Low pants, no chance." The Advocate reports... more »
  • BR center to continue supplement study

    August 31, 2010 9:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An LSU campus gets a second, five-year federal grant to study whether plant extracts can keep people from getting fat and developing other conditions which often lead to diabetes. The Pennington Biomedical Research Center is one of five centers getting the $7.5 million awards announced... more »

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