Hey people of Baton Rouge! Kayla Harrison here with a brand-new Baton Rouge Daily.
First, today’s weather:
Plenty of sunshine. High: 70 Low: 40.
Here are the top three stories in Baton Rouge today:
- A new Disney+ series featuring Catherine Zeta-Jones will begin filming this month in Baton Rouge. The “National Treasure” TV show stars Lisette Alexis as a young puzzle solver trying to solve the mystery of a lost Pan-American treasure. According to the office of Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, the production is expected to bring millions of dollars and several jobs to the Baton Rouge area. (WBRZ)
- An overheated electrical cord caused a fire in a Baton Rouge residence Wednesday. Fire crews found the carport on fire and were able to control the blaze in about 45 minutes. The homeowner safely escaped the fire without injuries and was reunited with their small dog who had been found outside at the time of the blaze. (WAFB)
- The Capital Region Planning Commission has developed a new infrastructure plan, designed to reduce traffic woes for Baton Rouge drivers. The goal of the Move 2046 plan is to improve roads and cut 1.5 million hours of traffic delays, according to executive director Jamie Setze. Move 2046 includes several projects running $5 billion; only $2 billion has been secured thus far, with funding set aside for the College Drive flyover ramp and the widening of Lee Drive.(WBRZ)
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Today in Baton Rouge:
- Dream Discovery – The Red Shoes (10:30 AM)
- Crafting for a Cause – East Baton Rouge Parish Library (1:00 PM)
- Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint – East Baton Rouge Parish Library (3:00 PM)
- ‘Fraid Knot Crochet Club – East Baton Rouge Parish Library (6:30 PM)
From my notebook:
- An update on Stephen Privat, the LSU junior who recently featured on College Jeopardy: Privat won the first round and will advance to the semi-finals. Best of luck! (WBRZ)
- Enjoy this week’s beautiful weather and head downtown! Check out the Downtown Business Association of Baton Rouge’s reel for this week’s full schedule of events. (Facebook)
- If you’ve ever wanted to buy a pothole patcher or a steamrollernow’s your chance: Baton Rouge is auctioning some off to the public through Feb. 16. (The Advocate)
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— kayla harrison
About me: Kayla Harrison is a Writing Arts professor, as well as a freelance writer for content creation agency Lightning Media Partners. In her free time, you can find her listening to podcasts, writing poetry, and visiting local coffee shops.