SEC gives LSU employees $100K in flood relief

24 February 2017, 9:13 am

"Though the flood is several months behind us, it remains very real to the thousands of Louisiana residents who ... the case against MacArthur Johnson of Baton Rouge in the murder of Richard Phillips, 19, of Baker. The case against one of three suspects ...... Read More »

We are fortunate to have heroes watching over us

24 February 2017, 4:46 am

My first exposure to firefighters came in the late 70s in Baker, La., a small town of then about 12,000 people north of Baton Rouge with a paid/volunteer department. I was working for a small weekly newspaper and went to a house fire, where I met the chief ...... Read More »

Showmanship winners named at LSU AgCenter Livestock Show

24 February 2017, 3:17 am

The awards are supported by an endowment from PotashCorp through the production facility in Geismar, Louisiana. “Showmanship not only ... Alexandria Miller, East Baton Rouge Parish 4-H. Broilers – senior, Cutter Tonn, Lacassine FFA; intermediate ...... Read More »

Softball Report: De La Salle whips Ursuline

23 February 2017, 1:06 pm

De La Salle will most certainly be a team to contend with in Division II in softball. The Cavaliers (2-0) are off to a roaring start, having crushed Thomas Jefferson 16-0 before handling Ursuline 11-1 Wednesday at The Fly. Haley Maher drove in four runs to ...... Read More »

Don't miss these events in the Baton Rouge area (Feb. 24-March 2)

23 February 2017, 10:37 am

AT BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive, Featuring the latest works from Brian Kelly and Jessica Sharpe. AT LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Fifth floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Featuring "Art in Louisiana — Views ...... Read More »

Latest Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi sports

20 February 2017, 8:09 pm

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Chris Thomas had 19 points ... Juan Davis Jr., Wesley Person and Kevin Baker each hit a 3-pointer during the run and Varnado converted a 3-point play. The Mountaineers pulled to 52-50 with 11:40 to go but Troy quickly built ...... Read More »

Woman, 56, jumps on back of man attacking Baton Rouge police officer

20 February 2017, 4:40 am

When you think of the word "hero" you don't always think of a 56 year old woman listening to gospel music but that is exactly what a hero looked like Sunday morning in Baton Rouge (LA). She jumped ... later determined that Baker had been armed with a ...... Read More »

Shelly Baker, Ryan Jeansonne to wed

18 February 2017, 4:52 pm

Michelle Mckee Baker of Columbia and Osborne Earl Baker Jr. of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Patricia Michelle “Shelly” Baker, to Ryan Edward Jeansonne, son of Julie Pizani of Gretna, Louisiana ...... Read More »

BRFD investigated 24 arson cases so far in 2017

17 February 2017, 10:13 am

BATON ROUGE, LA (WVLA/WGMB) - Jerry Baker is a contractor and the owner of this vacant home on Evangeline Street, which is now covered in soot and filled with some burned furniture and appliances after a fire ripped through Thursday afternoon. "The fact ...... Read More »

Floodwaters rush into Baton Rouge-area homes, sending thousands to shelters

14 August 2016, 9:39 am

This time, she settled in Baker, a small city over 90 miles north ... New Orleans and other parts of the Louisiana Gulf Coast are used to extreme weather, but Baton Rouge and Lafayette are generally thought to be more insulated from hurricanes and flooding.... Read More »

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