Swan Drive day care center, closed following arrests last week, had passed only one of seven state inspections since March 2013

The Emmanuel Child Development and Learning Center on Swan Ave. was used as a storefront for cocaine sales, according to a federal indictment.

After almost two years in business, Emmanuel Child Development and Learning Center in Baton Rouge abruptly closed Wednesday. A day later, it became clear why. At a news conference on Thursday, U.S. Attorney Walt Green announced the arrests of 38 people, describing them as part of a wide-ranging and violent drug ring and accusing… Continue reading →

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Community Calendar for July 7, 2015

Photo by AMY GUTIERREZ -- Baton Rouge executive Debra Lockwood, left, receives the American Heart Association's 2015 Gold Heart Award on June 23 in Plano, Texas. With her at the Gold Heart Banquet is husband Bill.

. Heart Association honors BR’s Lockwood Baton Rouge executive Debra Lockwood received the American Heart Association’s 2015 Gold Heart Award on June 23. The award is the highest honor the association gives for continued, distinguished service.

The award was presented at the… Continue reading →

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Smiley: Gator racing

You people are not cooperating! For some time, I’ve been trying to convince residents of the Frozen Nawth that folks down here don’t all live in houses built on stilts over the swamp and have to fight off alligators every day on… Continue reading →

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