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New Mississippi River bridge in Baton Rouge narrowed down to 10 possible locations

BY: - March 28, 2022

Louisiana residents will have a chance to review 10 proposed locations for a new bridge over the Mississippi River in the Baton Rouge area. The consultant group the state has hired for the project told a local committee Monday afternoon they will use public feedback to narrow that list to three by the end of […]

Gary Chambers to challenge John Kennedy for U.S. Senate

BY: - January 11, 2022

Baton Rouge activist Gary Chambers announced Tuesday through social media that he will challenge incumbent John Kennedy for a seat representing Louisiana in the U.S. Senate. Chambers, a Democrat, narrowly missed a runoff in last year’s race for the 2nd Congressional District. He endorsed second-place finisher Karen Carter Peterson, who lost the general election to […]

Aerial view of I-10 Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge

17 Baton Rouge area sites considered for proposed Mississippi River bridge

BY: - September 27, 2021

Officials and consultants with the Louisiana Department of Transportation have identified 17 potential sites for a new Mississippi River Bridge in the Greater Baton Rouge Area. A new river crossing to alleviate traffic in Baton Rouge area has long been a wish of Baton Rouge politicians and residents alike. The most recently built bridge, which […]

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La. Capitol security chief says D.C. counterparts should’ve had ‘much better response’

BY: - January 8, 2021

As sergeant-at-arms for the Louisiana House of Representatives, Clarence Russ is the chief of security at the Louisiana Capitol whose duty it is to protect not only state property but any person — elected official or not — who’s inside.  After witnessing a complete implosion of security at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday as a right-wing […]

Vice President Mike Pence to visit Baton Rouge Tuesday to discuss Louisiana’s COVID-19 response

BY: - July 10, 2020

Louisiana, especially the Baton Rouge area, has seen a disturbing spike in COVID-19 cases, which has caused the federal government to make the capital city one of three cities nationwide where it’s adding 5,000 COVID-19 tests a day.  Vice President Mike Pence, who leads the federal government’s coronavirus task force, will travel to Baton Rouge […]

Louisiana Key Academy welcomes students back to in-person instruction

BY: - July 9, 2020

While many Louisiana schools and school districts are still figuring out if they’ll have in-person instruction, online instruction or a mix of the two in August, Louisiana Key Academy, a Baton Rouge charter school, is scheduled to start in-person instruction for its students today, July 9.  Created as a campus to focus on the needs […]

Baton Rouge the latest Louisiana jurisdiction to require face masks

BY: - July 1, 2020

Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced on Twitter Wednesday afternoon her plan to sign an executive order mandating face coverings for people inside businesses. Broome follows New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell and Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng who have already issued mask mandates for their jurisdictions, . “COVID-19 presents a clear and present […]