Judge asked to reconsider 50 year sentence on heroin charge

28 April 2016, 2:24 am

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 32-year-old Baker man is asking a Baton Rouge state judge to reconsider the 50-year prison term he dealt him last month for attempting to sell heroin. The Advocate reports Kedric J. Williams must serve the maximum term for ...... Read More »

Scholarship answer leads to another question

27 April 2016, 5:19 am

The Informer on Sunday answered a question about the one-year scholarships to Tulane University that Louisiana ... Baker of Alexandria. Armes — Sheldon Hitchens of DeRidder. Hill — Wyatt Nesom of Elizabeth. Danahay — Joseph Hagmann of Baton Rouge.... Read More »

Line of thunderstorms expected in south Louisiana around midday today; see the radar

27 April 2016, 5:05 am

A line of thunderstorms working its way from the west will move across south Louisiana around midday today. There’s a risk of severe weather associated with the system. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until noon for the Baton Rouge area.... Read More »

Chronicling Vernon Butler's attempt to make history at NFL Draft

27 April 2016, 4:22 am

On this day — a week before the NFL Draft — it’s because Butler — all 323 pounds of him — is testing out his latest dance routine in Louisiana Tech’s weight ... drills earlier this year down in Baton Rouge in preparation for the NFL Draft.... Read More »

Smiley: Hokie’s mighty swing

26 April 2016, 8:52 am

Dave wrote me about Craig Baker, who died at 66 ... He can also be reached by fax at (225) 388-0351 or mail at P.O. Box 588, Baton Rouge, LA 70821.... Read More »

Oregon placed in Baton Rouge for NCAA women's golf regionals

26 April 2016, 2:40 am

The Oregon women's golf team's road back to Eugene Country Club will go through Baton Rouge, Louisiana. That's where the Ducks will ... Duke, coached by Baker native Dan Brooks, is the No. 1 seed for the regional. Washington, coached by Grant High School ...... Read More »

Sorority wellness event a success

24 April 2016, 6:22 pm

Founded and facilitated by Tamiko Garrison, a member of the Ascension Alumnae Chapter, event sponsors were Louisiana Healthcare Connections ... Miss Black East Baton Rouge Parish, Plexus Slim - Alana Jackson, Park Lane Jewelry - Brenda Harper, Pretty ...... Read More »

Man's journey to confront ex-wife in South Florida ends in his death at hands of cops

22 April 2016, 5:03 pm

Somewhere around Baker, La,. a small town on the outskirts of Baton Rouge, Francis Scot Dufore stole a car, then headed for Miami. It was a decision that would cost him his life. Dufore, 41, was looking for a woman — the 38-year-old mother of his four ...... Read More »

Louisiana man who stole car and abducted ex in Homestead is shot dead by cop

21 April 2016, 10:16 am

Somewhere around Baker, La,. a small town on the outskirts of Baton Rouge, Francis Scot Dufore stole a car, then headed for Miami. It was a decision that would cost him his life. Dufore, 41, was looking for a woman — the 38-year-old mother of his four ...... Read More »

Louisiana bucks the independent school district national trend in K-12 education

21 April 2016, 5:38 am

... in East Baton Rouge — Baker — serves 1,673 students, according to Governing. The three others have at least 4,300 students, including the East Baton Rouge District with 40,489. This, if you can believe it, makes Louisiana the envy of public school ...... Read More »

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