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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
Towns/Cities near baton rouge, louisiana : Zachary Brusly Addis Brownfields Old Jefferson Shenandoah St Gabriel Denham Springs Gonzales

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Ask The Advocate: Do I have to use the biking, walking path? Any plans to clearing out Ward's Creek?

Joggers, walkers and cyclists use the curvy path around University Lake on a beautiful Spring day in Baton Rouge on May 1, 2017. Baton Rouge's Fredi Leiva takes a bike ride on July 26, 2017, cruising down a sidewalk as late afternoon sun lights up the green grass on terraced rows behind him, near a fountain on the Mississippi River levee and the Pennington Planetarium.

Rain, storms moving through Baton Rouge area today; flooding reported in several parishes

Flooding was reported in East and West Feliciana parishes and in Pointe Coupee Parish on Sunday morning. According to Louisiana State Police, U.S. Highway 61 was closed at Thompson Creek south of St. Francisville due to high water.

On the area arts and cultural scene

Tickets are on sale for Louisiana's Old State Capitol's Spirits of Louisiana on Thursday, Oct. 26. Tickets are $75 and may be purchased at eventbrite.com/e/spirits-of-louisiana-2017-tickets-36072690388 . Tickets are on sale for Opra Louisiane's Young People's Opera Program production of "The Magic Flute," at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, in the Raising Cane's River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Southern University, Tulane law schools offer entrepreneurs free patent, trademark legal help

Will Barrios, right, owner of Theatremaker Co., meets with Southern University law students Robert Ordogne, left, and Ricky Robinson, center, under the supervision of faculty member Mark Thurmon in a program that provides free legal advice on patent and trademark applications to qualifying small businesses. Tulane plans to begin working with entrepreneurs in January.

Baker man arrested eight times on DWI faces possible third and fourth convictions for latest

A Baker man arrested eight times in as many years on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, faces possible convictions in the coming months on third and fourth offenses for his two most recent arrests, which were logged this year, according to arrest records and court documents. Although arrested eight times on suspicion of DWI since 2010, Ronald Sims, 55, has just two convictions during that same time period, records show.

Feds move to block 'white hat' defense by Baton Rouge man in Trump tax return hacking case

A local private investigator accused of trying to illegally obtain then-presidential candidate Donald Trump's unreleased tax returns should be barred from arguing to a jury that he did so for ethical reasons, federal prosecutors contend. Jordan Hamlett, 32, of Baton Rouge, is scheduled to stand trial Dec. 4 on a federal charge of misrepresenting his Social Security number in a failed attempt to access Trump's tax returns before last year's presidential election.

Hundreds of Baton Rouge families seek legal help in pursuing insurance claims year after flood

Porch waiting to be rebuilt at at home on Nottoway Street in Denham Springs, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.

Food Mart Z destroyed in electrical fire, officials say

A fire reported Saturday morning destroyed Food Mart Z at 1634 N. Sherwood Forest Blvd., according to the Baton Rouge Fire Department. Reported around 5 a.m., the fire is believed to have started at the front of the store.

Pay raises possibly on deck for East Baton Rouge Council on Aging employees

The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging is mulling whether to give pay raises to its employees before the agency adds 40 positions over the next four years as it expands services and grows into a budget more than twice the size of the one it currently operates on. The Council on Aging board on Friday reviewed its employees' salaries and areas in which the COA needs to grow to keep good on director Tasha Clark-Amar's campaign promise last year to eliminate waiting lists for Meals on Wheels and other services for seniors.

Former principal accused of locking two students in closet, according to arrest warrants

A former Baton Rouge area principal who was accused of locking a student in a closet as punishment at Laurel Oaks Charter school is again accused of punishing two other students in the same way, according to arrest warrants filed on Thursday. Shafeeq Syid Shamsid Deen, 31, was arrested on cruelty to a juvenile and false imprisonment in September.

White nationalist undeterred by boos on latest college stop

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. - White nationalist Richard Spencer was once an obscure figure in a fringe movement.

Decomposed body found near Baton Rouge street in August identified, ruled a homicide

Officials identified a body found decomposed along a tree line in August on 14th Street and ruled the death a homicide, said Baton Rouge Police spokesman Sgt. L'Jean McKneely.

No decision on Louisiana Medicaid managed-care contracts

Rep. Jack McFarland, R-Winnfield, asks questions of state health officials about a proposed Medicaid managed-care contract extension during a meeting of the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget, on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Baton Rouge, La.

Baton Rouge man arrested in alleged ambush shooting of Walker cousins during cell phone sale

A Baton Rouge man was arrested Thursday in the ambush shooting that left one man dead and another hurt in August. Brandon Bernard Davis, 28, is accused in the Aug. 10 shooting, which police said occurred after two cousins went to the 1900 block of North Ardenwood Drive to sell a cell phone, according to his arrest report.

Long retired Baton Rouge airport director's contracts with BTR raise questions

A former director for the Baton Rouge Metro Airport, who retired more than 20 years ago, has been under contract with the airport for the past four years to do a variety of consulting and historical research projects. Iray Ledoux, 85, who served as airport director from 1977-1995, has been awarded annual contracts since 2014, all below the $17,500 threshold that requires Metro Council approval.

Need weekend plans? 10 things to do in Baton Rouge Oct. 20-22

If you're looking for something to do this weekend in Baton Rouge, we've got you covered! View the photos below for some ideas. A Louisiana blues legend takes the stage for Friday's free Live After Five concert.

East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority opens negotiations with Chris Tyson

The East Baton Rouge Parish Redevelopment Authority voted Thursday to offer the job as chief executive officer to LSU Law Center teacher Chris Tyson and begin negotiating for him to take over the position in January. Tyson, 42, has taught at the law center since 2010 , focusing on the areas of property, real estate development, local government law, and urban land use and development.

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