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EBR school board rolls millage, generating millions

With property reassessments coming in about three-percent higher in East Baton Rouge, the school board was faced with a decision; keep the millage rate the same -- which would bring millions of dollars more to the system -- or roll the millage

Area homeless shelters to receive FEMA grant

Homeless shelters across the state are getting a financial boost from the FEMA, including shelters in EBR Parish. The money comes with the goal to help deal with homelessness in Louisiana and the entire country.

Assistance for Bayou Corne area residents to be available on Friday

Residents affected by the August 4 evacuation order resulting from the discovery of a sinkhole in northern Assumption Parish will begin receiving financial assistance beginning Friday, August 17.

Capital City residents discuss concerns over recent shootings cases

Four deputies shot in St. John Parish Thursday is the latest in a string of mass shootings that have happened across the country in just the past month.

Community holds blood drive, takes donations for St. John tragedy

In support of the St.

North American Salt’s Cote Blanche Mine in Louisiana receives over 400 safety violations in 3.5 year period

In recent weeks, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) inspectors have issued at least 21 citations to North American Salt for its health and safety conditions at its Cote Blanche, La., mine.

Governor Jindal issues statement on shooting of St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Deputies

Governor Bobby Jindal issued the following statement on the shooting of St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s deputies this morning:

Governor Jindal issues statement on shooting of St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Deputies

Governor Bobby Jindal issued the following statement on the shooting of St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s deputies this morning:

UPDATE: Two cleanup workers rescued from sinkhole

UPDATE: During cleanup activities this morning, an additional 50’ feet of property on the SW side of the site fell into the sinkhole.

LSU professor says new school district could overly strain existing system

A study by LSU economics professor James Richardson sheds some new light on the strain an independent school district could cause on the existing East Baton Rouge School system.