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Recent Articles by Danae
Man charged in 2019 shooting death of Anferenee Holden
Investigators charged Richard Jiles Jr., 22, with principal to second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Anferenee James Holden, 22, in January of 2019.
Mykal Vincent and
Published February 10, 2020 at 2:39 PM
Man charged with vehicular homicide, drag-racing after two killed in crash on Lobdell Boulevard
A man is facing multiple charges, including vehicular homicide, after two vehicles crashed while drag-racing on Lobdell Boulevard Saturday, Jan. 25.
Kevin Foster and
Published January 26, 2020 at 10:33 AM
Police: 7-year-old brings unloaded gun on school bus heading to Baker Heights Elementary
Baker police say a 7-year-old who was found with an unloaded gun on a school bus Friday morning.
Published January 24, 2020 at 4:56 PM
Army Corps mat sinking work along levee likely the source of ‘explosion’-like booms in St. Gabriel
The Army Corps of Engineers working along the river could be the source of loud boom-like noises in St. Gabriel.
Published January 21, 2020 at 3:56 PM
Former Capital One branch on Government Street sells for $1.1M
The former Capital One branch in the Mid City neighborhood sold for $1.1 million and plans are to redevelop the property for retail use.
Published January 20, 2020 at 10:27 AM
Baton Rouge civil rights activist Betty Claiborne laid to rest
Betty Claiborne, and four others, were arrested in 1963 for trying to integrate a public swimming pool in Baton Rouge.
Published January 15, 2020 at 9:25 PM
First CBD shop in Denham Springs opens for business
Denham Springs now has its first CBD business.
Published January 13, 2020 at 12:47 PM
Landry: LSU fans should be wary of ticket scammers
As the LSU Tigers prepare to take on Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship, Tiger fans should be wary of ticket scams.
Danae Leake and
Published January 6, 2020 at 9:53 PM
Dr. Rebekah Gee resigns as secretary of Louisiana’s health department
Dr. Rebekah Gee announced her resignation as secretary of the state’s health department effective January 31.
Published January 6, 2020 at 5:55 PM
Gotcha launches new app to better experience for riders
Gotcha has launched a new version of its app to improve rider experience.
Published January 6, 2020 at 10:40 AM
Top 2019 business headlines in the Red Stick
Take a look at what happened in the Baton Rouge business world in 2019.
Published December 30, 2019 at 2:43 PM
La. sports reporter among 5 killed in Lafayette plane crash
The passengers were heading to Atlanta to attend the LSU vs. Oklahoma Peach Bowl game.
Published December 30, 2019 at 3:48 AM
High-ranking ex-deputy and his wife indicted on 150 counts, including sexual abuse of children, animal
A grand jury has indicted a former high-ranking deputy and his wife, who accused of sex crimes against children on Tuesday, Dec. 17.
Published December 17, 2019 at 5:47 PM
Knock Knock Children’s Museum Learning Zones now adapted for children with disabilities
More children can now enjoy the Knock Knock Children’s Museum after the museum announced it has adapted some of its learning zones for children with disabilities.
Published December 16, 2019 at 9:41 AM
3rd suspect arrested in 2013 fatal shooting involving former Tulane, NFL player
A third man was arrested in connection with a 2013 murder investigation in Baton Rouge that involved former Tulane and NFL player Devin Holland.
Samantha Morgan and
Published December 14, 2019 at 11:10 AM
Plant studio opens in downtown Baton Rouge
If you’re wanting to add a touch of green to your home, a new business in Baton Rouge is trying to take care of your indoor-plant needs.
Published December 14, 2019 at 9:45 AM
RECALL: Retail stores recall MR. STEAK gas grills sold nationwide because of fire hazard
Several models of gas grills sold nationwide are being recalled after reports of grill fires.
Published December 11, 2019 at 6:53 AM
Louisiana health department announces free hepatitis C screenings at Walmart stores
The screenings will be available at the pharmacies of 10 Walmart stores.
Published December 10, 2019 at 11:46 AM
Community holds candlelight vigil a year after teen killed by drunk driver in Gonzales
A candlelight vigil was held a year after Caleb Loots, 18, was struck and killed by a drunk driver in Gonzales.
Published December 9, 2019 at 10:53 AM
Ascension Parish council agrees to pay criminal defense fees of departing president Kenny Matassa
The Ascension Parish council motioned to pay the legal defense fees from departing president Kenny Matassa on Thursday, Dec. 6.
Published December 6, 2019 at 11:47 AM
Former employee claims VooDoo BBQ management fell behind on mortgage, forcing closure weeks before Christmas
Another Baton Rouge business has appeared to shut its doors for good on Sunday morning.
Danae Leake and
Published December 3, 2019 at 2:30 AM
Denham Springs student leads fundraiser for track coach battling rare cancer
A Denham Springs student is organizing a fundraiser in hopes of helping her former track coach who is battling cancer.
Published November 30, 2019 at 11:30 PM
Technicians to work over the weekend to resolve issues after statewide cyber-attack
Technicians will be working over the weekend to continue resolving issues after a cyber-attack on the state’s network system.
Published November 29, 2019 at 3:10 PM
LWCC purchases, plans to demolish LaQuinta near I-10 in Baton Rouge
The Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corp. bought LaQuinta on S. Acadian Thruway for $4.4M a few weeks ago.
Published November 25, 2019 at 4:46 PM
HOLIDAY HELPING HANDS: Community asked to donate bikes, toys ahead of Kid’s Christmas event
The 18th annual Kid’s Christmas event is scheduled for Saturday, December 15, and located at the West Feliciana Middle School gym, according to a Monday media release from the West Feliciana Parish. The event starts at 10 a.m.
Danae Leake and
Published November 25, 2019 at 11:19 AM
Tony Chachere’s gumbo beer has hit the shelves
Tony Chachere’s and Bayou Teche Brewing are introducing their Gumbo Stout, made with Creole spices for a limited time.
Published November 19, 2019 at 1:22 PM
Torchy’s Tacos to open Baton Rouge restaurant on LSU campus
A Torchy’s Tacos will open in the university’s Nicholson Gateway Development in early 2020 after the company announced in September it would bring restaurants to Louisiana.
Published November 13, 2019 at 11:14 AM
Free flu shot clinics across Louisiana scheduled during November
Have you had your flu shot yet?
Published November 11, 2019 at 10:01 AM
Emerge Center students help create new mural in time for arts festival
Students attending the Emerge Center in Baton Rouge will get creative with a colorful new art piece.
Published November 8, 2019 at 10:43 AM
Mississippi man wanted for sexual assault arrested on I-12, briefly causing traffic delays
A Mississippi man wanted for sexual assault was arrested on I-12 on Sunday, causing traffic delays.
Published November 3, 2019 at 12:45 PM
Baton Rouge, LA
Bait and tackle store struggling to keep up with demand as more people fishing during pandemic
Vice President Mike Pence to visit Baton Rouge Tuesday for discussion on fight against COVID-19
COVID-19 CLOSURES: Here’s what’s temporarily closing as a precaution to COVID-19 cases linked to area venues
Texas A&M police say student who reported racist notes placed them there himself
Owners of Juban’s Creole Restaurant & Caterer announce temporary shut down