Study: Are Baton Rouge police ‘melting’ in their body armor?

Wearing a body armor vest, a bicycle helmet and other police gear, Baton Rouge Police Cpl. Todd Webb stood straight-faced Thursday afternoon as he swallowed a fat, white pill. He then took a few steps and hopped on his bicycle while the pill — a tiny thermometer encapsulated in a silicon shell — worked its way… Continue reading →

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Garden News: Mesa gaillardia named La. Super Plant

Photo by ALLEN OWINGS -- Plant Mesa gaillardias, a Louisiana Super Plant, in your yard this fall and get ready for a colorful show.

With fall coming, LSU AgCenter horticulturists are encouraging planting Mesa series gaillardias in September or October. If they’re planted early enough, gaillardias will begin flowering before Christmas. Also called blanket flowers, gaillardias are native Louisiana perennials. Although traditionally planted… Continue reading →

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Crime blotter: Baton Rouge man wanted in shooting

Jerome Verret

A 23-year-old Baton Rouge man is wanted in the shooting injuries of two men Sunday on Bob Pettit Boulevard, Baton Rouge police said. Jerome Lamar Verret, of 3026 Monroe Ave., is wanted on two counts of attempted first-degree murder in the… Continue reading →