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Located along the Mississippi River, it owes its historical importance to its site upon Istrouma Bluff, which protects the city's residents from flooding and other natural disasters. It is the capital and second-largest city of Louisiana, and is a major industrial and petrochemical center of the American South. The Port of Baton Rouge is the ninth largest in the U.S. in terms of tonnage shipped.

Population: 227818
Local Newspapers: The Advocate
Local Sports Teams: LSU (Tigers) Southern University (Jaguars)
Local Colleges: Louisiana State University

Zip Codes associated with baton rouge, louisiana: 70714 70739 70767 70802 70805 70806 70807 70808 70809 70810 70811 70812 70814 70815 70816 70817 70818 70819 70820
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Baton Rouge legal community abuzz over possible names for next U.S. Attorney

The next U.S. Attorney in Baton Rouge could come from one of the city's high-powered law firms or perhaps the Louisiana Attorney General's Office, according to several well-placed members of the local legal community. Possible candidates whose names are floating around include C. Frank Holthaus, a partner in the firm of deGravelles, Palmintier, Holthaus & Fruge'; Taylor Porter partner Michael S. Walsh; former federal prosecutor Michael Reese Davis, a partner in the firm of Hymel, Davis & Petersen LLC; Kean Miller partner Bradley C. Myers, also a former federal prosecutor; and ex-federal prosecutor Brandon Fremin, director of the state Attorney General's Office's criminal division.

Lafayette developer starts demolition of restaurant building for Baton Rouge hotel

A crew demolishes the former Derek Chang's Koto at 2562 Citiplace Court to make way for a 119-room Tru by Hilton hotel planned by Lafayette hotel develop Jay Patel. A crew demolishes the former Derek Chang's Koto at 2562 Citiplace Court to make way for a 119-room Tru by Hilton hotel planned by Lafayette hotel develop Jay Patel.

Baton Rouge goes 'Rogue' with new production studio

The Rogue Initiative, a Los Angeles-based production studio, will launch a satellite studio in Baton Rouge to develop interactive entertainment projects. Founders Pete Blumel and Cathy Twigg said the satellite location will employ 20 people with an average salary of $55,000, plus benefits.

Rapper Zoe Realla dies week after shooting on Winbourne Avenue, Baton Rouge police say

Baton Rouge police detectives and officers investigate the scene of a shooting Saturday afternoon at the intersection of Wayne Drive and Winbourne Avenue. Baton Rouge police detectives and officers investigate the scene of a shooting Saturday afternoon at the intersection of Wayne Drive and Winbourne Avenue.

Baton Rouge, New Orleans grow but statewide job losses continue in...

Five of the state's metro areas added nonfarm jobs for the 12 months ending March 31, but those gains were not enough to offset job losses in the oilpatch. Louisiana's total nonfarm employment was estimated at 1,969,800 for March, down 3,800 jobs, or 0.2 percent, from a year ago, according to the latest report from the Louisiana Workforce Commission.

State says downtown Baton Rouge parking garage rate hike to help replenish maintenance fund

In a move Louisiana officials say is long overdue, the state is increasing the monthly lease rate on roughly 300 spaces available to the public at a pair of downtown Baton Rouge parking garages. The increases-to $125 and $150 per month, up from $100-will go into effect on July 1 at the LaSalle and Galvez garages.

Don't miss these events in Baton Rouge

Rockabilly band The Conrads perform Friday at 7 p.m. to kick off the new season of the Bee Nice concert series at 4205 Capital Heights. The performance is free.

BR man indicted in 2015 killing of two Texas women

A Baton Rouge man has been indicted in the 2015 killing of two 23-year-old Texas women found fatally shot in a parked car on Boone Avenue. Jonathan Robertson, 26, 1849 Southpointe Drive, was charged Wednesday by an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury with two counts of second-degree murder in the slaying of Brandi Gilbert, of Plano, and Corrine Rayford, of Grapevine.

Baton Rouge police seeking man wanted in rape near Spanish Town Road in November

Baton Rouge Police are looking for 41-year-old Alvin Weeks, who officers say raped a 25-year-old woman in November after driving her to a dead end street. Weeks, of 6812 Ozark St., is wanted on second-degree rape.

Alton Sterling shooting prompts new look at police training

Nearly a year after Baton Rouge police fatally shot a black man outside a convenience store, sparking widespread protests, Louisiana lawmakers are considering an increase in training requirements for officers. The unanimous passage of Rep. Ted James' bill by a House judiciary committee Thursday came after the Baton Rouge Democrat agreed to strip language from a separate proposal that would have officers under investigation for shooting deaths go unpaid after 60 days.

Third man indicted in 2014 double slaying on Gardere Lane

A third man is under indictment in a May 2014 robbery and shooting in the Gardere area of Baton Rouge that left two men dead. Plug Lanaute, 21, 8511 Rush Ave. in Baton Rouge, was charged by an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury Wednesday with two counts of second-degree murder in the slaying of Orok Ironbar Jr., 32, and Russell Celestine, 31. Lanaute's cousin, Charles Lanaute, 21, and another man, Darrius Montel Miller, 24, both of St. Gabriel, were indicted in 2015 on two counts each of second-degree murder and have a May 22 trial date.

Rental rates hit all-time high in Baton Rouge after floods; here's what to expect in next year

Rental rates topped $1 per square foot for the first time in the region's history, said Craig Davenport, with Cook, Moore & Associates, who was discussing the local multifamily housing market at the Trends in Real Estate Seminar at L'Auberge Baton Rouge Thursday . "People moved into whatever was not flooded," Davenport said.

Rocca Pizzeria to open in the summer in former Go ter spot in Baton Rouge

A rendering of the upcoming Rocca Pizzeria, a new restaurant set to open this summer in the former location of Gouter. A rendering of the upcoming Rocca Pizzeria, a new restaurant set to open this summer in the former location of Gouter.

Advocates headed to Baton Rouge to talk HIV issues with lawmakers

Members of the LBGT community and other advocates are heading to Baton Rouge on Thursday to sit down with lawmakers about the recent rise in HIV in the state. Chip Eakins is the advocacy coordinator at the Philadelphia Center in Shreveport and says HIV has become treatable over the years although there is still no cure.

Report: Baton Rouge rapper Kevin Gates sentenced to 30 months on gun charge

Baton Rouge rapper Kevin Gates, who canceled a New Orleans performance in October due to "unforeseen incarceration," knows where he'll be spending the next 30 months: In prison. That's the sentence Gates received Wednesday on a felony gun possession charge in a 2013 Illinois case, according to a report by TMZ .

Cat, dog rescued from house fire on Parkoaks

No one was home during a house fire Wednesday evening on Parkoaks Dr., but a cat and a dog were rescued from the home by neighbors and firefighters. The Baton Rouge Fire Department and the St. George Fire Department responded to the call Wednesday around 6 p.m. Firefighters arrived to find the rear porch of the house on fire.

Woman accidentally set Tennessee Street home on fire while smoking on the couch, fire department says

A woman accidentally set fire to her Tennessee Street home on Wednesday after improperly disposing of smoking materials, according to Baton Rouge Fire Department spokesman Curt Monte. Monte said the woman was smoking on her couch when she noticed a fire on the couch that quickly engulfed the front of her home in flames.

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