|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.
|Louisiana Workforce Commission, Loren Scott, Lafayette, Houma, Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, construction|
|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.
|Doug McIntyre, 24/7 Wall Street, New Orleans, Baton Rouge|
|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.
|Jill Gonzales, WalletHub, stress, Shreveport, New Orleans, Baton Rouge|
|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.
|Nick Tullier, James Tullier, police ambush, Baton Rouge|
|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.
|Tim Dunn, Texas Brotherhood Ride, Dallas, Baton Rouge, fallen police officers|
|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.
|Hillar Moore, Gavin Long, Brad Garafola, Matthew Gerald, Baton Rouge, Montrell Jackson|
|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.
|Garret Graves, Mike Pence, Baton Rouge, business|
|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.
|Mike Pence, Baton Rouge, listening session|
|Posted on 3/21/2017 11:39:00 AM.|
Two suspects are in critical condition in the case of an apparent robbery in which a Breaux Bridge homeowner shot the men as they were trying to enter the residence armed with a gun. Major Ginny Higgins, with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office, says one of the suspects rang the doorbell of the resident's home around 3am this morning.
|Ginny Higgins, St. Martinville, St. Martin Parish, armed robbery, baton rouge|
|Posted on 2/16/2017 1:15:00 PM.|
Baton Rouge Representative Steve Carter says letting the public decide whether to increase the gas tax to raise funds for traffic relief projects would be one option. He says a 23 cent tax is a possible solution in coming up with the $700 million; and leaders in the Capitol City are looking at what that money could go to.
|gas tax, steve carter, baton rouge, traffic|
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