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Spanish Town Airbnb battle heats up as draft ordinance becomes public

Spanish Town Civic Association members are raising concerns over an ordinance draft that would regulate short-term rentals in historic neighborhoods, which they complain favors...

Despite a roaring economy, America is drowning in debt

Contrary to narratives touting a strong U.S. economy, mounting debt and rising credit-card delinquencies are creating what one big bond investor describes as a...

100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge planning greater influence

With an eye towards expanding its influence, the 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge will soon begin the process of developing a new...

By another other name, RDA is now Build Baton Rouge

The East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority Board of Commissioners has approved the authority’s rebranding to Build Baton Rouge, a culmination of a four month...

Capitol Views: Centralized sales tax issue dead for this year

The House Ways and Means Committee essentially defeated legislation Monday afternoon that would have drastically changed the way in which Louisiana’s various governmental bodies...

Roundup: Mississippi River rising / Laine Hardy’s American Idol winnings / Plastic’s trash crisis

Flood record: Never has the mighty Mississippi River been so high for so long in modern history, having reached a record for the number...

Legal battle over Swaggart land headed back to 19th JDC for November trial

The long-running lawsuit between Rev. Jimmy Swaggart’s Family Worship Center Church and a local investor group that has been trying to acquire a 60-acre...

Jay’s Bar-B-Q on Sherwood Forest for sale

The iconic Jay’s Bar-B-Q restaurant on S. Sherwood Forest Boulevard is for sale, the company announced this afternoon. Founded in 1954 by Jay B....

Dentists buy Perkins Road property for $1.1M for new office

Baton Rouge dentists Dr. Dustin Kidder and Dr. Elizabeth Kidder are moving their Perkins Road practice to the new Perkins Point development, at the...

ICYMI: Top stories from ‘Daily Report’ this week

Key stories you might have missed: • Agency regulating Baton Rouge’s water is failing to monitor withdrawals from the aquifer • Louisiana’s potential gas...

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