As a state panel mulls the ideal location for a new Mississippi River bridge in the capital region, a recent study revealed that 80% of daily drivers using the existing Interstate 10 bridge are local motorists.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council approved a redistricting proposal Wednesday expected to preserve the racial and partisan makeup of the Council despite recent census data showing that changing demographics in the parish warranted a new configuration.
A state panel has narrowed the list of possible locations for a new bridge over the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge down to ten spots, hoping to appeal to state lawmakers as they consider Gov. John Bel Edwards’ proposal to put a $500 million “down payment” on the project.
Last November, Baton Rouge resident Julia Hawkins made headlines when she set the world record for fastest 100-meter dash in her age group. On February 10, she turned 106, with her eyes set on her next race.
There are a handful of street and neighborhood names in New Orleans and Baton Rouge that memorialize historic figures from the Confederacy. Today on Louisiana Considered, we’ll hear how the two cities are addressing this issue and beginning the renaming process.
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Center plans to break ground on a $100 million stand-alone, multi-disciplinary cancer facility next year, according to state and health officials at a Monday press conference.
A new river crossing to alleviate traffic in Baton Rouge area has long been a wish of Baton Rouge politicians and residents alike. The most recently built bridge, which connects La. Highway 1 to La. Highway 30, carries more than 100,000 vehicles every day, many of which become snarled in congestion from West Baton Rouge Parish to the I-10/I-12 split.
Entergy Louisiana expects to complete its assessment of the damage to its infrastructure caused by Hurricane Ida Thursday, making it easier for the utility to start giving predictions for when the lights will come back on around the state.