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Strong performances in East Baton Rouge, Livingston help drive rise in area home sales

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 11:29 Written by
Home sales in metro Baton Rouge increased by 4.8 percent in February, thanks to strong performances in East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes. There were 636 home sales that closed in February in the nine-parish area, according to figures released Tuesday by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service. That compares with 607 closed sales in February 2014. In East Baton Rouge, which accounts for the biggest share of the
Baton Rouge-area home sales on the rise thanks to strong sales in 2 key parishes
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 11:27 Written by
Home sales in metro Baton Rouge increased by 4.8 percent in February, thanks to strong performances in East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes. There were 636 home sales that closed in February in the nine-parish area, according to figures released Tuesday by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service. That compares with 607 closed sales in February 2014. In East Baton Rouge, which accounts for the biggest share of the
Armed suspect holds hostages inside Pennsylvania firehouse
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 11:24 Written by
(Reuters) - An armed suspect was holding an unknown number of hostages inside an eastern Pennsylvania volunteer firehouse on Tuesday, officials said. Reports of an armed suspect at the LaMott Fire Company in Cheltenham Township, about 13 miles north of Philadelphia, came in to authorities at about 10:40 a.m., said John Corcoran, spokesman for the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety. (Reporting by Barbara Goldberg; Editing by Ellen Wulfhorst)
Prominent gay rights advocate to argue landmark U.S. marriage case
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 11:13 Written by
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawyers advocating for a right to gay marriage at the U.S. Supreme Court announced on Tuesday they had chosen Mary Bonauto, a longtime champion of gay legal rights, to argue the landmark case on April 28. The choice of Bonauto, a litigator with the Boston-based Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders and an architect of legal strategy for gay unions since the early 1990s, was made after weeks of jockeying by lawyers…
Baton Rouge-area home sales on the rose thanks to strong sales in 2 key parishes
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 11:08 Written by
Home sales in metro Baton Rouge increased by 4.8 percent in February, thanks to strong performances in East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes. There were 636 home sales that closed in February in the nine-parish area, according to figures released Tuesday by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service. That compares with 607 closed sales in February 2014. In East Baton Rouge, which accounts for the biggest share of the
UL-Lafayette’s Paula Carson
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 11:04 Written by
Paula CarsonUniversity of Louisiana at Lafayette administrator Paula Carson has been named provost and vice president of academic affairs at Missouri Southern State University. Carson, who serves as interim chief executive officer of the LITE Center, will move into her new position at the Missouri university this summer and oversee academic programming and faculty. She replaces Pat Lipira, who is retiring after serving as vice president for academic affairs since 2012. “I
Baton Rouge-area home sales increase 4.8 percent in February
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 11:03 Written by
Home sales in metro Baton Rouge increased by 4.8 percent in February, thanks to strong performances in East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes. There were 636 home sales that closed in February in the nine-parish area, according to figures released Tuesday by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service. That compares with 607 closed sales in February 2014. In East Baton Rouge, which accounts for the biggest share of the
BR metro area home sales increase 4.8 percent
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 11:02 Written by
Home sales in metro Baton Rouge increased by 4.8 percent in February, thanks to strong performances in East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes. There were 636 home sales that closed in February in the nine-parish area, according to figures released Tuesday by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service. That compares with 607 closed sales in February 2014. In East Baton Rouge, which accounts for the biggest share of the
Report: LSU student senator wants deceased Mike the Tiger mascots entombed in place of honor on campus
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 10:59 Written by
History graduate student Tim Landry, 57, passes Mike the Tiger and his habitat every day, reports LSU student newspaper The Reveille. His daily admiration of the mascot has led him to question what happens to Mike after he passes away. The answer: It varies. Past mascots have been mounted, buried, cremated or their whereabouts are unknown. Landry, a student government senator, would like to change that. He has authored a bill urging that
Arguments in key Common Core lawsuit set for April 28
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 10:52 Written by
While one key Common Core ruling was issued on Monday, oral arguments are set for April 28 on a separate case that could help decide the future of the academic standards in Louisiana. That case is the appeal of a ruling by 19th District Court Judge Todd Hernandez, who in August issued an injunction to lift the suspension of two key test contracts that had been issued by Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration. The

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