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See James Gandolfini in 'The Drop'

The late actor stars in a crime thriller based on a short story from Dennis Lehane. The Drop features James Gandolfini's final performance—The Sopranos star died unexpectedly last summer of a heart attack. In The Drop,...

DATE: September 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: (Weekender) Movies

States taking divergent paths on film tax credits; La. benefits

States taking divergent paths on film tax credits; La. benefits

Even before North Carolina officially pulls the plug on its film tax incentive program, Louisiana may be the beneficiary of that state's decision to stop offering a 25% refundable tax credit on film-related expenditures. According to online news...

DATE: August 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Red Jacket Firearms cuts ties with 'Sons of Guns' star accused of raping child

A Baton Rouge firearms company at the center of the reality show Sons of Guns is distancing itself from the program's star this week after he was arrested on charges of repeatedly raping a child. Will Hayden was arrested Tuesday. Today, Red...

DATE: August 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Settlement reached in lawsuit involving Nick Saban, BR Mercedes-Benz dealer

A trial involving Nick Saban and Mercedes-Benz of Baton Rouge owner Joe Agresti that had been set to begin on Nov. 3—the week prior to the LSU-Alabama game in Tiger Stadium—will not go on as planned. The Birmingham News reports...

DATE: August 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

'Daily Report' Week in Review: New planning director tackling BR zoning code, survey bodes well for BRAVE and much, much more

At its regular weekly meeting, the Planning Commission gave Planning Director Frank Duke—who has been on the job since mid-June—the green light

DATE: August 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Majority in BR say BRAVE has had positive impact on crime reduction

Of the 58.5% of Baton Rouge residents who have heard of the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination (BRAVE) Project, 79% feel as if the initiative has had a "somewhat positive" or "very positive" impact on crime reduction. Those are some of the...

DATE: August 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

News roundup: Refiners adapt as oil supply tips away from imports … Gannett to spin off publishing business … Lighter sentences sought for some business crimes

Adapting: In a sign of the nation's decreasing dependence on foreign crude oil, refiners on the Gulf Coast are getting more of their raw material by pipeline from U.S. fields and less by tanker from overseas. As reports,...

DATE: August 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

News roundup: La. nets $951K in Aug. mineral lease sale … La. auto thefts down 48% over five-year period through 2012 … Applications open for Early Childhood Care and Education Advisory Council

Sold! The Louisiana Mineral and Energy Board reports today that it collected $951,605.65 in revenue for the state via its monthly lease sale in August. The board says that brings its fiscal-year-to-date collections to $2.4 million.

DATE: August 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

See the new comedy 'Let's Be Cops'

Fake cops get into real trouble in a new comedy in theaters now. Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson star in Let's Be Cops. Directed by Luke Greenfield (The Girl Next Door, The Animal), the late summer film focuses on two...

DATE: August 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: (Weekender) Movies

Lawsuit against BR annexations gets first day in court

Businessman and conservative activist Woody Jenkins heads to court this afternoon to defend his lawsuit challenging the city's recent annexation of portions of the Mall of Louisiana, properties owned by two hospitals and a small subdivision.

DATE: August 04, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

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