Baton Rouge

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Bat·on Rouge

 (băt′n ro͞ozh′)
The capital of Louisiana, in the southeast-central part of the state on a bluff above the Mississippi River. Founded in 1719 as a French fort, it became the state capital in 1849 and was captured (May 1862) by Union admiral David Farragut during the Civil War. It is a major port of entry and oil-refining center.

Baton Rouge

(ˈbætən ˈruːʒ)
(Placename) the capital of Louisiana, in the SE part on the Mississippi River. Pop: 225 090 (2003 est)

Bat•on Rouge

(ˈbæt n ˈruʒ)
the capital of Louisiana, in the SE part: a river port on the Mississippi. 215,882.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Baton Rouge - capital of LouisianaBaton Rouge - capital of Louisiana      
Baton Rouge Bridge - a cantilever bridge across the Mississippi at Baton Rouge
Louisiana, Pelican State, LA - a state in southern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
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It was evening before the three comrades came into Aiguillon, There they found Sir Nigel Loring and Ford safely lodged at the sign of the "Baton Rouge," where they supped on good fare and slept between lavender-scented sheets.
"This Sir Gaston is a very worthy man," said he to his squires as they rode from the "Baton Rouge." "He hath a very strong desire to advance himself, and would have entered upon some small knightly debate with me, had he not chanced to have his arm-bone broken by the kick of a horse.
Your uncle Silas knowed a family in Baton Rouge that knowed his people very well.
The new FBO will be approximately 5,000 square feet, and the hangars are projected to include 45,000 square feet of hangar space with high doors to accommodate larger jets than can currently be housed in Baton Rouge. BTR Jet will acquire EA through an asset purchase.
Baton Rouge Jet Center (BTR Jet) is an FBO that provides aviation gallons sold to general aviation customers.
In 2015, Baton Rouge ranked 2nd in the nation for HIV diagnoses rates among large metro areas.
An Exxon spokesman declined to discuss operations on specific units at the Baton Rouge refinery.
At least 14 people have been arrested in connection to looting reports in the Baton Rouge Parish. In Livingston, at least eight people were reported to have been arrested in connection to looting. ( The Advocate reported that local residents said home invasions took place during the floods.
Casey Rayborn Hicks, a spokeswoman for the East Baton Rouge sheriff's office, said in a statement that the public should call 911 immediately if they see anything suspicious.
The officers in Baton Rouge were responding to a call of shots fired when they were ambushed by at least one gunman, Mayor Kip Holden said.
A wave of protests against police violence in Baton Rouge and other cities erupted after Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old African-American father of five, was shot and killed at close quarters by law enforcement officers on July 5.