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Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Capital of Louisiana
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana. Located on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River, it is the parish seat of East Baton Rouge Parish, the most populous parish in Louisiana. It is the 99th most populous city in the United States, and second-largest city in Louisiana after New Orleans. It is also the 16th most populous state capital. As of the U.S. Census Bureau's July 2018 estimate, Baton Rouge had a population of 221,599, down from 229,493 at the 2010 census. Baton Rouge is the center of Greater Baton Rouge, the second-largest metropolitan area in Louisiana, with a population of 834,159 as of 2017, up from 802,484 in 2010 and 829,719 in 2015.


Gas prices keep falling. Could the Louisiana refinery fire change that?

A fire erupted at Baton Rouge's ExxonMobil refinery in Louisiana late Tuesday night. Experts say the fire is unlikely to affect gas prices.
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Louisiana voters head to the polls for governor's election

It's election day in Louisiana and voters across the state are making their way to the polls to participate in the tight runoff race for governor. Associate producer for the CBS News political unit..
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Suburbanites in Louisiana Vote to Create a New City of Their Own

The referendum to establish a largely white city called St. George on the edge of Baton Rouge, which is racially diverse, grew out of frustration over schools and local control.
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Louisiana eighth grader creates closet for students in need

A 13-year-old in Port Allen, Louisiana, created a closet in his middle school filled with clothes and school supplies for students to take. Austin Kemker from CBS Baton Rouge affiliate WAFB reports on..
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Louisiana university gun scare linked to apparent mistaken identity

A gun scare that jolted Louisiana State University's Baton Rouge campus on Tuesday apparently stemmed from an off-duty policeman in plain clothes seen walking around with a pistol on his belt being..
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Louisiana State University police give all-clear in gun scare

Police searched the flagship Baton Rouge campus of Louisiana State University on Tuesday in a security scare inadvertently sparked by a plainclothes police officer who, it turned out, was mistaken for..
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Louisiana State University police investigate report of armed intruder

Louisiana State University police in Baton Rouge were dispatched on Tuesday to the scene of an unconfirmed report of an "armed intruder" on campus, LSU's police department posted on Twitter.
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Cancer risk in Louisiana town nearly 50 times higher than national average

More than 100 petrochemical plants and refineries are between New Orleans and Baton Rouge and is often referred to as a cancer alley. Residents at Reserve, Lousinana are at the center. The EPA says the..
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Suspect arrested in civil rights activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph's death

Police in Louisiana have arrested a suspect in the death of civil rights activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph. CBS News correspondent Errol Barnett joined CBSN AM from Baton Rouge to talk about the..
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Grim details emerge about man accused of killing Baton Rouge civil rights activist

Police in Louisiana are releasing new details about the man accused of killing a popular Baton Rouge civil rights activist. Ron Bell, 38, was arrested yesterday after the murder of 75-year-old Sadie..
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Police: Suspect in Sadie Roberts-Joseph Killing Was Renting a Residence From Her

The authorities said the suspect, Ronn Jermaine Bell, 38, was behind on rent he owed Ms. Roberts-Joseph, a respected community leader in Baton Rouge, La.
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Former tenant charged in killing of Louisiana civil rights activist

A former tenant of Baton Rouge civil rights activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph has been arrested and charged with her murder, police in Louisiana said on Tuesday.
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Suspect arrested in murder of Baton Rouge activist

Police in Louisiana have arrested a suspect in the death of local activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph. She was found dead in the trunk of her car last week. Errol Barnett joins CBSN from Baton Rouge.
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Louisiana police arrest suspect in murder of civil rights activist

Police in Louisiana on Tuesday said they arrested a suspect in the murder of a Baton Rouge civil rights activist whose body was found in the trunk of her car on Friday.
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Police hold news conference on the death of Baton Rouge activist

The local coroner's office ruled Sadie Roberts-Joseph's death a homicide on Monday
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Sadie Roberts-Joseph, 75, Baton Rouge Community Leader, Is Found Dead in Homicide

She founded the city’s African-American history museum. The police called her death “a heinous act.”
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Baton Rouge mourns after beloved activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph found dead in trunk of a car

Beloved activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph, 75, was found dead in the trunk of a car Friday about three miles from her Baton-Rouge home.  
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Body of beloved civil rights leader found in trunk of car

Louisiana police are investigating the mysterious death of a beloved civil rights activist in Baton Rouge's African American community. The body of 75-year-old Sadie Roberts-Joseph was found in the..
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Dramatic rescue of driver stuck in car during flash flood

Two firefighters helped rescue a driver that got stuck in a flash flood in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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Firefighters swim through flash flood, save driver

Severe weather in Louisiana caused a flash flood in Baton Rouge that swept away a woman's car, forcing rescuers to swim alongside it as they attempted to save the woman.
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Severe storms and flooding hammer parts of the Gulf Coast

Cities along the Gulf Coast have been getting hammered by rain - up to a month’s worth in some places over the past 24 hours. In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a man drowned in his car after it stalled and..
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Catholic school principal resigns after being arrested at D.C. strip club while on field trip

A Diocese of Baton Rouge spokesman confirmed that Michael Comeau has resigned.
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