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Baton Rouge contractor accused of leaving flooded home in 'dilapidated' state after taking $33,000 for work

A Baton Rouge contractor is accused of taking more than $33,000 for work on a woman's home and failing to finish the job, leaving the flooded residence in a "dilapidated" state, according to an arrest report. In an affidavit, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said that La'roy Turnipseed, 45, was

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2017-09-20 13:27:00

Man arrested in fatal Baton Rouge crash rebooked Wednesday in Livingston Parish

A man previously arrested in Baton Rouge after a police chase and fatal crash was rebooked Wednesday in Livingston Parish, where the initial pursuit began. Reginald Weeden, 30, fled from narcotics detective in Livingston Parish around 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 5. Baton Rouge police said the high-speed cha

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2017-09-21 01:00:00

Detectives investigating whether 3 shootings in East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana parishes connected

Authorities said the shooting death of a former Baton Rouge Park and Recreation (BREC) commissioner may be linked to two other shootings. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office reported Carroll Breeden, 66, was pronounced dead on the scene of a shooting in Pride on Tuesday. Officials in East F

WAFB.COM - 2017-09-20 17:41:02

Baton Rouge trying to rescind $10K sale of busy corner lot

Baton Rouge is trying to recoup its losses on the $10,000 sale of a 50,000-square-foot piece of vacant land at the corner of Jefferson Highway and Bluebonnet Boulevard, less than eight months after the sale was finalized. Mayor Sharon Weston Broome has hired outside attorney Mary Olive Pierson to ha

BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT - 2017-09-20 11:24:38

Moratorium on new developments in Baton Rouge floodplains floated

The debate over how strict Baton Rouge should be when it comes to building in floodplains is taking on a new tenor, with a local official proposing a six-month moratorium on new developments in low-lying areas. Councilman Buddy Amoroso filed the measure this morning for an Oct. 11 hearing at the Me

BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT - 2017-09-21 10:28:27

Baton Rouge councilman calls for moratorium on building in high-risk floodplains

An East Baton Rouge metro council member is calling for a six-month moratorium on all new construction in high-risk floodplains until new standards can be considered for building in those areas. Also known as A-zones and the special flood hazard area, it is the land where federally-backed mortgage l

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2017-09-21 14:00:00

Child hit, injured at Baton Rouge bus stop this morning

BATON ROUGE - An elementary student was hit by a car while trying to get on a school bus Thursday morning. The child was slightly injured, but will fully recover, sources said. A car ran the stop arms of a bus in the Woodlawn area. Authorities told WBRZ, the bus was stopped on Antioch near Woodlawn

WBRZ.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

West Baton Rouge Museum presents SugarFest

Come have a sweet ole time at the West Baton Rouge Museum's SugarFest on Sunday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This will be the museum's 22nd annual sweet celebration of the sugar cane harvest. SugarFest has been twice named a Top Twenty Southeastern Tourism Event. What started in 1995 as a celebra

THEWESTSIDEJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-20 23:41:36

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THEADVOCATE.COM - 2017-09-21 02:39:00

Matt Sigur: Noble Wave, KC's Grill and more Baton Rouge restaurant news

A new brewpub with a consciously capitalist business model will join the Electric Depot next fall. Noble Wave will join the redeveloped Entergy site on Government Street and is eyeing a fall 2018 opening. Co-founded, created and led by Riley Vannoy and Karl Schultz, Noble Wave is a craft microbrewer

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2017-09-21 01:00:00

Baton Rouge Concert Band will perform Sept. 24 at First Presbyterian Church

The Baton Rouge Concert Band will perform its fall concert, "European Adventure," at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at First Presbyterian Church, 763 North Blvd., Baton Rouge. The band, conducted by Sheily Bell, will perform a collection of European-themed marches and short suites, providing a musical tou

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2017-09-20 22:00:00

Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre to hold auditions

The Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre will hold open auditions for advanced dancers for its 2017-18 season, as well as children's auditions for "The Nutcracker - A Tale from the Bayou" at Dancers' Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court, Baton Rouge. Company auditions will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23. This

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2017-09-20 19:30:00

Baton Rouge man accused of beating, raping woman

BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested a man Tuesday after he allegedly bound, beat and raped a woman at his home. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, 33-year-old Ryan Glaser was arrested after he allegedly raped a woman at his Baton Rouge residence. The victim told officers that she and G

WBRZ.COM - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Aunt baffled by nephew's arrest in 2 Baton Rouge killings

BATON ROUGE - An aunt of the 23-year-old white man accused of killing two black men in Baton Rouge says his arrest has left her shocked and baffled. Kerrie Highley, a maternal aunt of 23-year-old Kenneth James Gleason, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that her nephew was an Eagle Scout from a

WBRZ.COM - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Baton Rouge contractor accused of fraud once again

BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge contractor, with prior arrests for contractor fraud, is accused of failing to perform agreed upon work after receiving $33,050 from a homeowner. Police say Laroy Turnipseed Sr. received payment to perform repairs on a flood victim's home in November of 2016. Over a three

WBRZ.COM - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Off-duty Slidell PD officer killed in motorcycle accident

SLIDELL- Louisiana State Police are investigating a crash that took the life of an off-duty Slidell Police Department officer. Slidell Police Lieutenant Ray Dupuy was killed in a motorcycle accident late Wednesday afternoon. Slidell Police Chief Randy Fandal described Dupuy as "a dedicated public se

WBRZ.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Deputies search for person who used paintball gun to shoot at Walmart employee

Investigators are asking for the public's help in finding the person who shot at someone using a paintball gun. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported it happened on US 61 (Airline Highway) at Perkins Road near Prairieville on September 13. Deputies said a Walmart employee was shot at with a

WAFB.COM - 2017-09-20 15:37:31

Driver crashes into car dealership, spits on nurse at hospital

A camera captures the image of a car as it hits a utility pole at a car dealership. (Source: WPXI/Traffic cams/CNN) PINE TOWNSHIP, PA (WPXI/CNN) - Surveillance video captured a speeding car crashing into a dealership lot, sending cars and sparks flying. The 26-year-old woman's car flipped, and the

WAFB.COM - 2017-09-21 02:45:56

Donald Smart's twin sister reacts to alleged shooter's arrest

Diane Patterson, Donald Smart's twin sister (Source: Facebook) From the time he was a young boy, equipped with a bicycle and a lawnmower, Dianne Patterson says her twin brother, Donald Smart, worked hard. As a kid, she says he would go door to door cutting grass and share his earnings with his siste

WAFB.COM - 2017-09-20 22:23:38

HAPPENING TODAY: 10 arrested in 'parking lot brawl;' ruling expected in settlement for Alton Sterling protesters

HAPPENING TODAY:Hurricane Maria continues to tear through the Caribbean. Puerto Rico was left with devastation everywhere and now, the Dominican Republic is bracing for the impact. We'll get you caught up. Click here for morePlus, a brawl at a truck stop leads to 10 arrests. We have the video that w

WAFB.COM - 2017-09-21 09:33:28