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BREC alcohol plan approved by EBR Metro Council

The East Baton Rouge Metro Council made another change to parish alcohol laws Wednesday, expanding access to alcohol at BREC facilities.

DOTD wants to expand Essen to six lanes

A plan to expand Essen Lane is one closer to a reality tonight. A public meeting was held last night to talk about the possibility of expanding Essen from Perkins to I-10.

Police educate public about railroad crossing safety by giving out tickets

Did you know you need to stop at least 15 feet from the nearest rail at crossings when warning signals say a train is approaching?

Baton Rouge soon to have hurricane preparedness app

There's an app for almost everything. Soon, there will be one to help you prepare for hurricanes.

IBM bringing hundreds of jobs to Baton Rouge

IBM has annouced the company will set up shop in Baton Rouge. 1,300 people will be hired as part of the new IBM Services Center.

East Baton Rouge residents react to news of gangs

30 street gangs live in East Baton Rouge Parish. That's according to a study released by District Attorney Hillar Moore. Moore says 50 percent of murders during past 2 years were gang related.

Domestic violence services see second budget cuts crisis in two months

Domestic violence shelters across the state are cutting back. That's after the state department of children and family services says it's cutting $1.4 million of funding for shelters.

Board of Supervisors approves F. King Alexander to lead LSU

The LSU Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the appointment of F.

Change would remove obstacles to serving alcohol in BREC parks

A change in policy would make it easier for people to serve alcohol at events in BREC facilities.

Earl K. Long to close in April

Earl K. Long will close in three weeks after three years of planning by LSU. Most of the hospital's services will be transferred to Our Lady of the Lake.