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Home sales in metro Baton Rouge increased by 3.3 percent in June, despite a sales drop in East Baton Rouge Parish, the largest local market. The Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors reports Thursday there were 880 home sales that closed in
Smiley Jr. says he plans to proceed with hiring a firm to audit the parish's salt dome caverns, although the Parish Council will not reconsider participating in paying for the effort. Smiley and his staff have found that caverns in Ascension Parish's
Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez says industrial development coming to the parish could lead to "a mess" on key state highway corridors, including Louisiana Highway 70 and Louisiana Highway 30, if those roads aren't widened soon. Shell
Ascension Parish officials will auction materials and equipment from the defunct East Ascension Hospital on Sunday in advance of plans to demolish the old building. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/14Gq4QS ) the auction will be at 10 a.m. Brown's
More News Company officials said on Thursday construction is expected to start in June...Highway 30 since 2009, boosting the company's capital investments in Louisiana to more than $350 million over the past four years.
State highway officials have pushed back the completion date of a $15.5 million project to widen La. Ascension Parish to June, making it about eight months later than the original target date given when construction began in the fall of 2011.
The Ascension Parish Council is expected to levy a 1-mill property tax on Thursday that will be dedicated toward housing the parish's juvenile offenders and potentially building a juvenile detention center in the parish. Assumption Parish Juvenile
A bike-rental program at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is expanding following its launch last year and riders are awaiting the start of a bike-sharing program for the city and the school's campus. Sioux Falls police are exchanging power for
Mert Smiley campaigned for the Ascension Parish Assessor's Office on allegations that his predecessor wasn't fulfilling the duties of the office and on promises to voters that he would do more if elected. Smiley said there were numerous properties in
La. (AP) Ascension Parish school officials are trying to figure out how to solve their school capacity issues. Heading into the new school year, which starts on Aug. 7, The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1aKz3ET ) the parish will utilize 119