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Central residents gain chance to weigh in on community park improvement project

A community park has the potential to revitalize a community by providing a safe environment to foster community engagement and promote public health.

State Library celebrates Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, the Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana will host Jinx Coleman Broussard for a discussion of her forthcoming book from LSU Press, "African American Foreign Correspondents:

Ascension-Livingston parkway '8-10 years out'

Ascension Parish leaders and engineers hosted an open house Wednesday to speak with residents about their study of a proposed parkway linking Ascension and Livingston Parishes.

BRAC president excited for future of BR business

The future of Baton Rouge is looking good, especially for businesses – both large and small. Baton Rouge Area Chamber President Adam Knapp spoke at the Rotary Club today about the current economic status of the city.

Leaders weigh the pros and cons of marijuana legalization in Louisiana

Marijuana isn't a laughing matter, but it is big business.

Marshall named new CATS Chairman of the Board

At a very important time in the company's history, the Capitol Area Transit System has a new leader.

CFO goes back on the job with judge's ruling

Port Allen's chief financial officer Audrey McCain is back at work Wednesday thanks to a 18th Judicial District judge.

RECALL: Special K Red Berries cereal could have glass inside packaging

Kellogg's is recalling some of its Special K cereal due to possible glass inside the packaging. On Tuesday, Feb. 20, the Ohio-based company announced a recall of three different size boxes of its Special K Red Berries cereal.

Cold case arrest: Fingerprints link Baton Rouge man to 1992 murder

An arrest has been made in a 21-year-old murder case investigation, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Are we happy or sad? New study has opposite results for Louisiana’s ranking

Depending on the data source, the results for a particular research topic can prove vastly different. For instance, a new study has ranked Louisiana as the saddest state, whereas a past study had the opposite result.