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Why is the retail business suddenly booming in BR?

If you've lived in Baton Rouge for more than a few years, you've noticed more retails stores and restaurants popping up across the Capitol City. Local real estate experts tell Rachael Penton that trend is going to continue.

BRPD searching for 2 men who robbed Super Stop on N. Foster Drive

Right now, detectives are looking for two black males who robbed the Super Stop on N. Foster Drive at gunpoint, earlier today.

Majority of EBR residents feel safe, support medical marijuana, report says

East Baton Rouge Parish residents are less worried about crime than they were a year ago. They would ride a train to New Orleans and its airport.

Electrical short causes house fire on McGrath Street

A Baton Rouge home is heavily damaged after an electrical short started a fire inside. The fire started near an air conditioner in the front of the house, located in the 2500 block of McGrath Street.

Bail set at $1.17M for man who went on crime spree in north BR

A man is now in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and police are looking for his accomplices, after they went on an almost four-hour crime spree, on July 27.

School board president prepared to defend against lawsuits after redistricting vote

The East Baton Rouge School Board made a big decision to go smaller.

Thieves responsible for almost 30 car burglaries arrested in Prairieville

Five young men are now in the Ascension Parish in connection with a string of car burglaries.

Tiger Athletic Foundation announces changes in leadership structure

The Tiger Athletic Foundation announced on Friday changes in its leadership structure.

SU Fall Fan Fest, UL ticket sale set for August 16

Southern athletic encourages Jaguar fans to celebrate the start of the 2014 football season and secure tickets for the team’s Aug. 30 opener at UL Lafayette at the third annual SU Fall Fan Fest refreshed by Coca-Cola on Aug.

Together BR will hold meeting to address 'grocery gap'

On Monday, July 28th, at 6:30pm, Together Baton Rouge is holding a public meeting to share the policy recommendations arising from the work of the EBR Food Access Policy Commission, a joint project of Together Baton Rouge and the Mayor's He