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Stalled Rouzan development in Baton Rouge back on track after new team acquires it

The controversial Rouzan development has been acquired by the team behind the Americana traditional neighborhood development in Zachary, who plan to …

East Baton Rouge school enrollment declines slow, but fails to make up ground lost after flood

The East Baton Rouge Parish school system, while still one of the largest public school districts in Louisiana, is experiencing a drop in student …

Baton Rouge

California Drivers Are Officially The Worst In The Country, According To Insurance Institute Study

Every driver thinks their state and city have the worst drivers; after all, when a jerk cuts you off in traffic, scrapes you up in a fender-bender, …

Hurricane Harvey: Yet another harbinger of climate change

If you watched the images of Hurricane Harvey from afar and thanked goodness it wasn't happening to you, scientists say you might be feeling a little too relaxed.<p>Powerful storms are hitting the U.S. more often — and not just in hurricane alley.<p>Rising global temperatures, caused mostly by the …

Extreme Weather

To defend LSU, it's Ed Orgeron vs. the world

Never betray the family.<p>That's the message LSU coach Ed Orgeron sent to his in-state counterparts this summer.<p>Coach O, playing a Cajun version of …

College Football

Tremors of Controversy Rock Southern University

Administration and alumni officials at Louisiana’s Southern University have gone into a major damage control mode in the wake of a series of …

Higher Education

Doctors in Baton Rouge, New Orleans to get controversial new weapon in fight against cancer

Doctors in New Orleans and Baton Rouge are about to get a new weapon for fighting cancer, a technology that is one of the most cutting-edge, …

Conservative business groups help carry criminal justice reforms to victory in Louisiana legislature

Traditionally, it's been Louisiana's Democrats and liberal social justice advocates who have pushed for reforms in the state's criminal justice …

Loyola University

Interested in TOPS? Pivotal vote might crank up academic requirements

Leading up to a key vote, a proposal to toughen academic requirements for TOPS students has triggered controversy among state officials, parents and …

At LSU, 3 teams turn profit last year, and 1 sport the financial king, audit shows

LSU’s disappointing 2015 football season and three-game losing skid didn’t hurt the program’s bottom line.<p>Tigers football made $85 million in the …

Woman Rescues Officer From Attack By Jumping On Assailant's Back, Police Say

A Louisiana woman is being hailed a hero after she helped fight off an attack on a police officer by jumping on the assailant’s back, authorities say.<p>Vickie Williams-Tillman, 56, was in her car early Sunday morning when she saw a man violently beating an officer during a traffic stop, according to …

Law Enforcement

A year later, scientists keep listening to gravitational waves, the soundtrack of the cosmos

LIVINGSTON, La. — The speed limit on the LIGO access road is 10 mph, which is preposterously slow, particularly after you’ve spent the last hour hurtling across the bayou country on elevated freeways. You have to creep toward the guard booth. The scientists and engineers don’t actually care how …

LIGO

Researcher maps hidden graveyards of slaves who once tilled Louisiana sugar cane fields

Debbie Martin has spent the past six months slogging through overgrown wooded areas near sugar cane fields in West Baton Rouge Parish — something her …

'500-year' flood and perhaps stronger: New evidence shows massive scope of Louisiana's August disaster

The flood that rocked Louisiana last summer was likely stronger than a so-called 500-year event in some places, new research suggests.<p>However, …

Baton Rouge to New Orleans in 10 minutes? Hear about LSU students' hyperloop technology | NOLA.com

Can you imagine being in a pod that shoots through a tube at 500 miles per hour, making the trip between New Orleans and Baton Rouge in just 10 …

Entergy Louisiana breaks ground on St. Charles Parish power plant

Amid the state's burgeoning industrial revival, Entergy Louisiana moved forward Tuesday with plans to build an $869 million natural gas-burning power …

BASIS Baton Rouge Information Session

Black, Asian and Hispanic caucuses oppose Sessions for AG

The heads of the congressional black, Asian and Hispanic caucuses are urging senators to vote down the nomination of Jeff Sessions as attorney general, warning that the veteran Alabama senator is “unfit” to lead the Justice Department and that his agenda will cause “great harm” to minority …

New Mexico

Three possibilities for distributing Louisiana flood aid to homeowners; see how each would work

Louisiana leaders are weighing three options for how the state will distribute funds to help homeowners affected by catastrophic floods that swept …

In the Battle of New Orleans, a city was saved, a hero born and a country validated | NOLA.com

The battle is remembered as the most lopsided skirmish in the War of 1812, and the numbers back it up. When the dust cleared, the total number of …

Breakthough study for leukemia treatment conducted in Baton Rouge

There's a new discovery in the treatment of the most common type of leukemia.<p>Ochsner Medical Center in Baton Rouge recently wrapped up a nationwide …

Here's what Louisiana might have looked like in 2016 without congressional gerrymandering

<i>We're taking a look at the impact of Republican gerrymanders on the 2016 congressional elections. Read why in our introductory post, and click here</i> …

What I learned from getting kicked out of a police gathering in Baton Rouge

<i>Editor's note: As 2016 draws to a close, we asked our reporters to reflect on some of the most interesting stories they covered this year.</i><p>"Are you a …

Law Enforcement

Being governor of Louisiana is never easy, but John Bel Edwards' first year was particularly hard | NOLA.com

Louisiana's previous governors faced their fair share of crises. Buddy Roemer, for example, entered office in 1988 to find a budget hole so large …

Americas Rum – Welcome to Bayou Rum Distillery

Americas Rum – Welcome to the Bayou Rum DistilleryAll pictures taken by MLHobby PhotoWant to try some of the finest quality spirits made right here …

Rum

Retired NFL player owns a grocery store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, food desert

Tyrone Legette’s mission as an entrepreneur is to meet a community’s needs<p>A little more than an hour and 20 minutes away from the Mercedes-Benz …

New Orleans Saints

Airbnb and the city of New Orleans just reached a landmark agreement

After butting heads with leaders in major metropolitan areas across the U.S., Airbnb came to an unusual compromise with the city of New Orleans this …

Hospitality

When Smiley Anders covered the Sex Pistols, 'a glorified hyped-up garage band'

Perhaps you think that a bonfire of punk rock memorabilia on a barge on the River Thames is of no moment in Baton Rouge.<p>If so, you must have …