Former KKK leader David Duke, while praising Trump, announces U.S. Senate campaign in Louisiana

22 July 2016, 1:31 pm

BATON ROUGE, La. — Declaring "the climate of this country has moved ... calling Duke a "hate-filled fraud who does not embody the values of the Republican Party." Ward Baker, with the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said Duke will not have ...... Read More »

Former Ku Klux Klan leader Duke runs for U.S. Senate in Louisiana

22 July 2016, 9:13 am

Duke, a Republican, is a former Louisiana state legislator and unsuccessful candidate ... At a news conference in Baton Rouge after officially filing as a candidate to succeed outgoing Republican Senator David Vitter, Duke, 66, said he watched Trump's ...... Read More »

Baton Rouge Police Officer Matthew Gerald laid to rest

22 July 2016, 8:53 am

The burial is to follow at the Louisiana National Cemetery at 303 ... final destination of our fallen brother," Hunt says. Baker and Zachary firefighters will be joined by others from the Baton Rouge Fire Department and St. George Fire Department.... Read More »

Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden's bye-bye tax hike bid to address traffic and mental health issues

22 July 2016, 1:01 am

Now that Louisiana state government is done ... higher hotel taxes — though not for those staying in Baker, Central or Zachary hotels — to 1) fund operations for a newly created Baton Rouge North Economic Development District, 2) pay for Baton ...... Read More »

Battle of Baton Rouge commemoration set for Aug. 6

20 July 2016, 8:52 am

The event includes Baton Rouge historian ... Brianne Baker singing “The Star-Spangled Banner,” John Wilbert Jr. playing taps and closing remarks from Fairleigh Jackson, executive director of the Foundation for Historical Louisiana, a news release ...... Read More »

Baton Rouge mayor: Gunman was ‘methodical’ in planning attack on officers

18 July 2016, 11:45 pm

“It’s hard to know what his motivations were”, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards told MSNBC ... Kristi Vick Godal, Jackson’s next door neighbor and the daughter of a retired Baton Rouge police officer, said Jackson was pained by the events ...... Read More »

Lynch Speaks About Louisiana Shooting Deaths of Police

18 July 2016, 4:40 am

Those shootings followed the killing of two black men by police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota. The president urged the nation to meet the challenge of this difficult moment. We are joined by Peter Baker, the former Chief White House Correspondent of ...... Read More »

Baton Rouge shooting stirs nearby churches

17 July 2016, 9:00 pm

Legislation and education cannot remove the brokenness, but only Christ.” Pastor Jay Avance of Baton Rouge-area First Baptist Church in Baker, La., posted on his Facebook page Sunday morning, “This is such a tragedy that has befallen our city.... Read More »

Police patrolling with two-officer units following Baton Rouge shooting

17 July 2016, 6:16 pm

"Our prayers are with the victims and their families in Louisiana, as well as for ... Commonwealth's residents remain our utmost priority," Baker said. State police also extend thoughts and prayers to the Baton Rouge police force. Cambridge police ...... Read More »

San Bernardino County law enforcement agencies saddened by Baton Rouge officer shooting

17 July 2016, 5:09 pm

“We are saddened about what happened in Louisiana,” said Sgt ... The Redlands Police Department declined to comment on Baton Rouge or any possible policy changes, spokesman Carl Baker said. Jim Steinberg covers environment and healthcare issues ...... Read More »

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