🌱 Truck Hits St. George Fire District Headquarters + EBR Health News News
Welcome back, Baton Rouge! Let’s kick off this Thursday with everything you need to know about what’s happening today in Baton Rouge.
First, today’s weather forecast:
Rather sunny and pleasant. High: 73 Low: 47.
Here are the top three stories from today in Baton Rouge:
- Early Wednesday morning, an An 18-wheeler truck crashed into St. George’s Fire Protection District Headquarters. At around 4 a.m., the truck rolled over bushes into the building. No one was seriously injured in the accident and the building did not suffer major damage. As of now, there is no known cause for the crash; the case is being investigated by the Louisiana State Police. (WAFB)
- President-Mayor Sharon Weston Broome plans to announce new public health resources for East Baton Rouge Parish today, March 31. The relaunch of HealthyBR.com, a resource center for EBR residents, is expected to be announced. Mayor Broome makes his announcement at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center at 10:00 a.m. (BRProud.com)
- Around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday evening, a person was shot dead on Denham St. The victim survived and his gunshot wounds were deemed not to be life-threatening. Baton Rouge police are still investigating the shooting. (BRProud.com)
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- The new swamp boardwalk and outdoor classroom at Cypremort Point State Park is nearing completion. The area will be used to teach about the plants and animals that inhabit the swamp. (Instagram)
- The Baton Rouge Police Department will hold its weekly Community Walk and Talk Thursday, today, March 31, in the Capitol High School neighborhood known locally as “Easy Town.” Participants meet in the 1000 block of North 23rd St. at 3:00 p.m. (Facebook)
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— Nicole Fallon Peek
About me: Nicole Fallon-Peek is a journalist and editor with a degree in media, culture and communication from New York University. She has been a freelance journalist, editor, managing editor and editorial director for various B2B news outlets. She currently co-owns and manages content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.