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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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Ex-Webster tourism director fired for nude live stream files wrongful termination suit

The former Webster Parish tourism director who was fired for live-streaming herself nude on the company's Instagram account is suing to get her job back. 61-year-old Lynn Dorsey filed the suit April 10 against Jerry Madden, the Board of Directors Chairman for the Webster Parish Convention, Visitors Commission , and the commission itself.

Baton Rouge cigarette bandit told deputies 'he needed love'

A Baton Rouge man was arrested Sunday after authorities say he robbed two Circle K gas stations, stuffing cigarette cartons worth more than $1,500 into a black garbage bag. Marcus Green, 36, is accused of entering two Circle K gas stations less than a mile apart on Perkins Road and acting like he was armed while he robbed the stores, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office.

Baton Rouge court begins hearing testimony about whether 70-year-old...

A 70-year-old man, convicted of killing an East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputy in 1963, began making his case for an opportunity at parole in a re-sentencing hearing Monday morning. Henry Montgomery, whose case wound up before the U.S. Supreme Court almost two years ago, was 17 years old when he fatally shot Deputy Charles Hurt.

The Rundown: House committee expecting to hear budget May 1, toy gun bill is pulled and more

The Advocate editorial board speaks with Gov. John Bel Edwards in his 4th floor office during opening day at the Louisiana legislature Monday April 10, 2017, in Baton Rouge, La. Today in The Rundown: The 2017 session is underway; Temporary budget patches get noticed; House Republicans set May 1 target for hearing budget; Toy gun bill gets pulled; and everything else you need to know today about Louisiana politics.

Thirteen candidates seek Senate District 2 seat

Thirteen candidates from seven parishes are vying for the Senate District 2 seat left vacant after second-term state Sen. Troy Brown resigned in February just before the Senate was planning to start expulsion proceedings following his arrests in two separate battery cases against women. Voters will go to the polls Saturday to decide who should serve the remainder of Brown's term, which expires Jan. 13, 2020.

Ask The Advocate: 6th Street blues; confused about intersection turns

Road Closed signs at the intersection of North 6th Street and Convention Street on Monday April 17, 2017, in Baton Rouge, La., for construction of condos. This closure is approved for 12 months.

Man hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after shooting on Wayne Drive

A shooting on Wayne Drive Saturday left one man in critical condition at a local hospital, Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola said.

Library event offers Baton Rouge area flood victims chance to restore precious photographs

Operation Photo Rescue president Margie Hayes and East Baton Rouge Public Library archivist Melissa Eastin set a damaged photograph in place. Operation Photo Rescue president Margie Hayes and East Baton Rouge Public Library archivist Melissa Eastin set a damaged photograph in place.

Chanting 'defiance for science,' Baton Rouge marchers join others...

Men in colorful suits participate in a contest before the March for Science in downtown Baton Rouge on Saturday, April 22. Rain Araneda, left, one of the march's organizers, rallies protesters on the steps of the State Capitol during the March for Science in downtown Baton Rouge on Saturday, April 22. Men in colorful suits participate in a contest before the March for Science in downtown Baton Rouge on Saturday, April 22. Chants of "defiance for science" and "2, 4, 6, 8 everybody vaccinate" filled the streets of downtown Baton Rouge Saturday as several hundred people marched on the capitol to advocate for science. Marchers in other other cities around the country did the same.

Baton Rouge, New Orleans area Business Honors for April 26, 2017

James Ottea , a professor of entomology with the LSU College of Agriculture and a research scientist in the LSU AgCenter , received the distinguished achievement in teaching award from the southeastern branch of the Entomological Society of America . Blake Wilson , a former doctoral student recently hired as a field crop entomologist with the LSU AgCenter , received the Henry Comstock Award for an outstanding Ph.D. student.

St. Lawrence String Quartet to perform in Baton Rouge Symphony's Lamar Chamber Series

The St. Lawrence String Quartet will be the guest performers in the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra's Lamar Chamber Series concert, "Perspectives," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27. The quartet will be joined by the orchestra's principle clarinet, Robert DiLutis, in a program featuring works by Mozart and Beethoven paired with contemporary composer John Adams. The St. Lawrence String Quartet is considered one of Canada's premier chamber ensembles.

Faces of flood recovery: A look around Baton Rouge areas still struggling to rebuild

Someone painted this sign, "Can't Catch A Break," on Michelle Green's home after the Great Flood of 2016 in Central. Green is in a holding pattern who attorneys work out details of succession after her husband's death one year before the 2016 flood.

Photos: Images of flood recovery from three areas in the Greater Baton Rouge

Flood victims in the Central, Howell Park and Old Jefferson sub-divisions strive to re-cooperate after August 2016 flooding. Near his shelter-at-home-outfitted kitchen in his flood-damaged Linden Street home in Baton Rouge's Howell Park area, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, Will Smith said his experience with FEMA after Louisiana's 2016 flood was better than his experience with them when he was a Hurricane Katrina victim in New Orleans East in 2005.

Baton Rouge DA, Innocence Project tangle over missing evidence in rape case

Forensic scientist Caitlin Traylor uses a swab with a solution while screening evidence during DNA testing in the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab Thursday April 13, 2017, in Baton Rouge, La.. Forensic scientist Morgan Sandifer conducts DNA testing of a sexual assault kit in the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab on Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Baton Rouge.

La. lawmaker wants to do away with inspection stickers for most vehicles

Rep. Larry Bagley, R-Stonewall, is sponsoring HB 597 this spring at the capitol. The bill eliminates inspection requirements for most personal cars and trucks.

Bill Moyers will appear in Baton Rouge, screen new Rikers Island documentary on May 2

Bill Moyers, left, reflects on his long and esteemed career with retired Minneapolis journalist and news anchor Don Shelby for an upcoming 'A Conversation with Bill Moyers' on PBS. Bill Moyers, left, reflects on his long and esteemed career with retired Minneapolis journalist and news anchor Don Shelby for an upcoming 'A Conversation with Bill Moyers' on PBS.

New Baton Rouge Chief Administrative Officer Troy Bell resigns

"I have accepted the resignation of Troy Bell," Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome said in a statement. "I am disappointed that he chose to withhold information about his background while interviewing for and subsequently accepting the positon of chief administrative officer.

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