Man robs two people at gunpoint, gets run over as the victims drive away
Posted on 11/30/2017 10:25:00 AM.
Police say two people who were robbed at gunpoint outside the Radio Bar in Baton Rouge last night, ended up killing the suspect with their vehicle. BRPD Sgt. L’Jean McKneely says after one of the robbery victims gave 33-year-old Corey Montgomery their wallet, they got into a vehicle and tried to get away.
 
 
 
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Louisiana is tops in murder rate again, even with declines over the past 20 years
Posted on 10/17/2017 2:47:00 AM.

Louisiana is once again tops for murders in the country. The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program says the states murder rate was 11.8 per 100,000 persons, with 554 homicides in 2016. New Orleans based Crime analyst Jeff Asher says this trend has gone on for some time.

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Construction jobs keep growing in Louisiana
Posted on 9/3/2017 4:57:00 PM.
By Jeff Palermo
Based on data from the Louisiana Workforce Commission, 1.9 million people have a jobs in this state. That's an increase of 12,000 from a year ago. LSU economist Dr. Loren Scott says because of an industrial boom in Lake Charles and Baton Rouge, the construction sector is doing well.
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New Orleans, Baton Rouge among most segregated cities in country
Posted on 7/25/2017 4:04:00 AM.

New Orleans and Baton Rouge are among the most segregated cities in the nation, according to a report from 24/7 Wall Street. New Orleans came in at number six on the list, and Baton Rouge ranked thirteenth. Editor-In-Chief Doug McIntyre says that’s because of population concentration in the cities.
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Three Louisiana cities top list of most stressed
Posted on 7/19/2017 4:14:00 AM.

Three Louisiana cities are among the most stressed in the country, according to a new study from the personal finance website WalletHub. Shreveport came in at number ten on the list. Jill Gonzales with WalletHub says Shreveport did particularly badly in the health category.
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Deputy Nick Tullier continues to defy the odds one year after police ambush
Posted on 7/17/2017 11:33:00 AM.

One year later, East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Deputy Nick Tullier continues to defy the odds. Nick has made tremendous strides in his recovery after being shot three times by a gunman who ambushed Baton Rouge police officers. Nick’s father, James Tullier, says his son underwent major abdominal surgery last week because he’s been struggling with infection since the shooting.
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Cyclists ride from Dallas to BR to honor fallen police officers
Posted on 7/14/2017 4:57:00 AM.

About 40 cyclists will ride into Baton Rouge today to honor fallen law enforcement officers. The ride from Dallas to the Capitol City comes ahead of the one year anniversary of the ambush attack on Baton Rouge police, just 10 days after officers were attacked in Dallas. Texas Brotherhood Ride president Tim Dunn says this is about honoring those fallen officers.
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Moore: Long had a disdain for officers who killed civilians
Posted on 6/30/2017 12:49:00 PM.
East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore gave an extensive review of what happened last July when a gunman ambushed Baton Rouge Police officers, killing three and wounding three. Moore provided the public with the shooter's suicide note. He says its clear Gavin Long came to Baton Rouge to inflict pain on police officers.
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US Rep Graves on what to expect from VP Pence's visit to BR
Posted on 5/24/2017 4:38:00 AM.

Vice President Mike Pence will be in Baton Rouge today to meet with business leaders. Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves says the frustration business owners have experienced over the last few years has peaked. He says in the first year of opening a small business, owners spend more than $80,000 just complying with federal regulations.
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Vice President Mike Pence to meet with Louisiana business leaders
Posted on 5/23/2017 2:10:00 PM.

Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Louisiana tomorrow to discuss health care, jobs and the economy.  The White House says the Vice President will participate in a listening session with local business leaders in the Baton Rouge area and he’ll make remarks afterwards at Cajun Industries in Port Allen. LSU Political Science Professor Robert Hogan on the visit.

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