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Photos: Baton Rouge celebrates Fourth of July despite occasional sprinkles

Saturday, 04 July 2015 22:55 Written by
WBRZ presented the annual “Fireworks on the Mississippi!” downtown to celebrate Independence Day Saturday. Photos: Kenilworth Independence Day Parade Louisiana bikers rally at USS Kidd as they escort flag
Governing with a cellphone
Saturday, 04 July 2015 21:57 Written by
Even before officially joining the presidential sweepstakes, Gov. Bobby Jindal spent far less time in Louisiana than his predecessors. Since announcing June 24 that he was seeking the Republican presidential nomination, Jindal has been in Louisiana only one day, according to campaign news releases and the lieutenant governor’s records. And with just six months left in his administration, Jindal is expected to spend more and more time in the early primary states of
A FEW MINUTES WITH ... Skyra Rideaux
Saturday, 04 July 2015 21:57 Written by
OCCUPATION: Executive director of the Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic AGE: 29 HOMETOWN: Carencro Skyra Rideaux is the new executive director of the Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic, a nonprofit clinic that provides health services to the working uninsured in Lafayette Parish. Through partnerships with LSU Health’s School of Dentistry, the clinic also provides dental care and operates a community pharmacy with the support of local partners that provides prescriptions to those
New superintendent setting ambitious goals
Saturday, 04 July 2015 21:07 Written by
In his first week as Pointe Coupee Parish’s new school superintendent, Kevin Lemoine has already toured all five of the district’s campuses, met with principals and key staff and started crunching numbers for the district’s next fiscal year budget. And it looks like things won’t be slowing down any time soon for the 51-year-old educator. His agenda for his first year as superintendent includes reorganizing the district’s central office, shaving expenses to shrink
Sheriff looks at death in Zachary as homicide
Saturday, 04 July 2015 21:01 Written by
Zachary police found a man dead late Saturday in the 3000 block of South Vernon Road and the Sheriff’s Office is investigating it as a homicide, a spokeswoman for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office said. Zachary police contacted the Sheriff’s Office around 7 p.m. about the man’s death, said Casey Rayborn Hicks, the spokeswoman. She said the Sheriff’s Office agreed to take over the investigation, which is ongoing. No other details
EBRPSO investigating death as homicide
Saturday, 04 July 2015 20:58 Written by
Zachary police found a man dead late Saturday in the 3000 block of South Vernon Road and the Sheriff’s Office is investigating it as a homicide, a spokeswoman for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office said. Zachary police contacted the Sheriff’s Office around 7 p.m. about the man’s death, said Casey Rayborn Hicks, the spokeswoman. She said the Sheriff’s Office agreed to take over the investigation, which is ongoing. No other details
Sheriff’s Office investigating man’s death on South Vernon Road in Zachary late Saturday as a homicide
Saturday, 04 July 2015 20:48 Written by
Zachary police found a man dead late Saturday in the 3000 block of South Vernon Road and the Sheriff’s Office is investigating it as a homicide, a spokeswoman for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office said. Zachary police contacted the Sheriff’s Office around 7 p.m. about the man’s death, said Casey Rayborn Hicks, the spokeswoman. She said the Sheriff’s Office agreed to take over the investigation, which is ongoing. No other details
Rain can’t dampen Fourth of July spirits
Saturday, 04 July 2015 20:44 Written by
The inaugural July 4 “Uncle Sam’s Jam” at Parc International in Lafayette got off to a slow start on Saturday after torrential rainfall drove away the crowd for a spell. But by 5 p.m., the clearing skies and anticipation of the approaching fireworks show brought the Independence Day revelers streaming back. “We had to kill everything to wait for that bad rain to pass, but we never thought about canceling the event because
New superintendent sets ambitious goals
Saturday, 04 July 2015 20:37 Written by
In his first week as Pointe Coupee Parish’s new school superintendent, Kevin Lemoine has already toured all five of the district’s campuses, met with principals and key staff and started crunching numbers for the district’s next fiscal year budget. And it looks like things won’t be slowing down any time soon for the 51-year-old educator. His agenda for his first year as superintendent includes reorganizing the district’s central office, shaving expenses to shrink
Downriver move possible for barge facility
Saturday, 04 July 2015 20:27 Written by
While concerns remain about a proposed barge cleaning facility on River Road, some say a proposal to move it about a half mile further downriver from where they live, work and study could ease many of their worries. Opponents argued that a state permit should be denied the facility because it isn’t compatible with the surrounding uses of homes, a university and a public park, but the state Department of Environmental Quality looks
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