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Baton Rouge Business Report
Baton Rouge Business Report

9029 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70809   Directions

(225) 928-1700

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Franklin Associates renovating Mid City site for new headquarters, conference center
08/11/2020 3:14pm

Construction crews have begun renovating the former church property at 250 S. Foster Drive, adjacent to the A.C. Lewis YMCA branch near Government Street, that will be the new home to consulting firm Franklin Associates. Work got under way earlier this summer and is scheduled to be completed in time for a January 2021 opening The post Franklin Associates renovating Mid City site for new headquarters, conference center appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

Louisiana’s Main Street grant program issuing first round of checks tomorrow
08/11/2020 2:49pm

The state treasury department will send out the first round of checks Wednesday for Louisianas Main Street Recovery Grant program, benefitting the smallest of Louisiana small businesses. The program, which issues grants for up to $15,000 for COVID-19-related expenses, launched late last month and has received 12,000 submitted applications from Louisiana businesses, said Treasurer John The post Louisianas Main Street grant program issuing first round of checks tomorrow appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

Alford: Pandemic has changed business of lobbying, too
08/11/2020 2:40pm

This week marks five months since the World Health Organization designated COVID-19 as a pandemic, a watershed moment that deeply transformed how elected officials do their jobs and how the influence sector of our political economy seeks to shape that process. Business hasnt been feast or famine for Louisianas lobbyists, government relations professionals and association The post Alford: Pandemic has changed business of lobbying, too appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

Virus roundup … 
08/11/2020 2:35pm

Louisiana reported 26 more COVID-19 deaths today, but new cases and hospitalizations continued their recent trajectory downward. Cases appear to have plateaued statewide with 1,164 new cases reported today, The News Star reports. Louisianas education department has set up an email for parents, teachers and others to report violations of the states coronavirus The post Virus roundup appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

BRAC economic indicators show drop in consumer spending 
08/11/2020 2:28pm

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber today released its latest COVID-19 economic indicator dashboard that examines and assesses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the regional economy. While a number of indicators, such as retail vehicle fuel sales, hotel occupancy, and unemployment claims held steady or showed slight improvement, it remains clear that entire sectors The post BRAC economic indicators show drop in consumer spending appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

Country Roads Magazine
Country Roads Magazine

758 St Charles St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802   Directions

(225) 343-3714

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The Goldfish Incident
08/06/2020 2:27pm

Eradicating the golden plague

2020 is for the Birds
07/30/2020 12:00am

Observations from a very amateur birdwatcher

The "Natchez Poppy Guy" Strikes Again
07/23/2020 4:35pm

Armed with twenty pounds of zinnia seeds, floral fanatic runs colorfully amok

Preserving the Past for a Better Future
07/23/2020 4:35pm

The Louisiana Landmarks Society honors seventeen admirable projects in preservation

Julian T. White: First Among Many
07/23/2020 4:35pm

A new LSU mural honors the universitys first Black professor

KPBN - Pelican Broadcasting Network
KPBN - Pelican Broadcasting Network

5500 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806   Directions

(225) 248-0049

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LSU Now
LSU Now

B-26 Hodges Hall LSU
Baton Rouge, LA 70803   Directions

(225) 578-4811

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Sarah Finnegan nominated by LSU for NCAA Woman of the Year
06/23/2019 11:59am

LSU nominated former gymnast and two-time NCAA champion Sarah Finnegan 2016-2019 for the NCAA Woman of the Year, which is based on achievements in academics, athletics, service and leadership.

Family of LSU gymnast Sarah Finnegan asking for donations to help with medical bills
06/20/2019 1:21pm

Former LSU gymnast Sarah Finnegan and her family are in need of support.

Rising river levels cause flooding in School of Veterinary Medicine building
06/19/2019 10:30am

The routine starts the same each rainy day before work: LSU veterinarians drive to work as it rains cats and dogs, they circle their parking lot looking for spots before settling for the visitor lot and they enter the building.

Freshman Sha’Carri Richardson sets NCAA record for 100-meter dash
06/11/2019 2:53pm

ShaCarri Richardson isnt just the best 100 meters sprinter this year. Shes the best to ever do it at the collegiate level.

'What more could they do?": LSU bullpen hangs tough for 17 innings in 6-5 loss to Mississippi State
05/23/2019 4:45am

HOOVER, Ala. You could have caught a flight from New York to London in the time it took LSU and Mississippi State to play its 17 innings that started Wednesday night and lasted into Thursday morning, but you wouldve

Louisiana Public Broadcasting
Louisiana Public Broadcasting

7733 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810   Directions

(225) 767-5660

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The Advocate
The Advocate

10705 Rieger Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70809   Directions

(225) 383-0111

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WAFB
WAFB

844 Government St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802   Directions

(225) 383-9999

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Here's how sleepless nights can trigger weight gain
08/24/2018 8:53am

One sleepless night might tip the bodys metabolism toward storing fat while depleting muscle, new research suggests.

Newborns' immune systems ramp up after birth
08/24/2018 1:53pm

A babys immune system kicks into high gear immediately after birth, a new study finds.

Bills mount for breast cancer survivors
08/24/2018 1:53pm

Surviving breast cancer is certainly its own reward, but a new study finds that many who do are saddled with thousands in out-of-pocket expenses for years.

Read any good books lately? No, teens say, we're too busy texting and online
08/21/2018 6:53pm

One of every three American teens has not read a book just for the fun of it in a year, a new study finds.

Study explores new way to stop cancer's spread
08/22/2018 8:53am

Scientists say theyre researching a way to destroy cancer cells that travel to other parts of the body.

WBRL
WBRL

10000 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810   Directions

(225) 766-3233

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WBRZ-TV
WBRZ-TV

1650 Highland Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70802   Directions

(225) 387-2222

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08/11/2020 2:13pm

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BIG 10 presidents officially vote to postpone college football season, hope to return in spring
08/11/2020 2:01pm

Reports say leaders in the Big Ten conference have officially voted to axe the fall college football season.&nbspThe conference confirmed the decision Tuesday afternoon, saying its presidents made the decision with the hope to play the season in the spring.BREAKING: The Big Ten presidents have voted to postpone the 2020 college football season with hopes of playing in the spring, per sources.&mdash Bruce Feldman BruceFeldmanCFB August 11, 2020The news comes a day after reports surfaced saying the conference intended to cancel its season out of fear of the coronavirus.&nbspNo other conferences have announced plans to cancel the fall slate as of Tuesday. The SEC is currently set to kick off the season Sept. 26 with 10 games against only conference opponents.You can read the full statement from the Big Ten here.Permalink Comments

Good Samaritan chased down impaired driver who fled Livingston crash
08/11/2020 1:41pm

LIVINGSTON - A passerby who witnessed a violent crash in Livingston Parish is being hailed a hero by the local sheriffs office after he helped chase down the driver responsible.&nbspAccording to Sheriff Jason Ard, the crash happened over the weekend on LA 42. Authorities said the driver flipped his truck several times and nearly hit another vehicle.&nbspThe good Samaritan, identified as Aren Johnson, and an off-duty deputy from another parish witnessed the crash. When the driver got out of the vehicle and started fleeing the scene, the two gave chase.The department said Johnson was able to pursue the suspect for half-a-mile despite having a lung condition and apprehended him. Johnson and the off-duty deputy held the driver until law enforcement arrived on the scene.&nbspThe sheriffs office publicly thanked Johnson for his help Tuesday.&nbspThe unidentified driver was later taken into custody by state police and charged with operating while intoxicated.Permalink Comments

Baton Rouge-based health clinic donating $1.4M to Southern University
08/11/2020 12:38pm

BATON ROUGE - CareSouth Medical and Dental announced Tuesday it is donating more than a million dollars to Southern University over the next several years.The clinic presented the $1.4 million donation to university officials Tuesday morning. CareSouth says the money will go toward funding the CareSouth/SU Employee Wellness Clinic, the SU College of Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship Fund, SU Athletics, the SU Human Jukebox and the Valdry Center for Philanthrophy.We are extremely grateful for this gift from our community partner CareSouth, Southern President-Chancellor Ray L. Belton said in a statement. This funding will impact not only our students in these programs, but also our faculty and staff who have a major role in student success. We look forward to continuing to bring to fruition projects and scholarships made possible by CareSouth.The money will be distributed to the university over the next five years.CareSouth has locations in Donaldsonville, Plaquemine, and Zachary, with its main location in Baton Rouge.Permalink Comments

Owner warns of large lizard on the loose in Livingston; wildlife officials now investigating exotic pet
08/11/2020 12:01pm

WALKER - Theres a large reptile on the loose in Livingston Parish.Michael Lauraine says his Nile monitor lizard was last seen near Alysha Drive and Joe May Road in Walker on Saturday. Lauraine posted on his Facebook page and a missing pets Facebook page Monday about the lizard, asking people to help find him.The more time that passes by, the bigger he will get and the more dangerous he will become, he said.The two and a half foot-long Nile monitor is native to Sub-Saharan Africa and classified as an invasive species. Lauraine says the lizard will attack and urges whoever finds the lizard to not touch him.Please do not try to pick him up he doesnt know you and will react out of fear, said Lauraine.Nile monitors can grow up to seven feet long and are opportunistic predators. They eat eggs of birds, large rodents, alligators, crocodiles, and turtles. They live to be 10-15 years old. Monitor lizards have established populations in some Florida counties.Lauraine says he originally purchased the animal off Facebook about three and a half months ago.The Livingston Parish Sheriffs Office says its aware of the missing lizard and is working with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries on the case.LDWF released the following statement Tuesday afternoon.The LDWF Enforcement Division is currently looking into whether or not any regulations were violated in relation to the liberating of this lizard into the wild. We cannot comment any further on it at this time.If you spot the lizard, call LDWF at 225 765-2800.Permalink Comments

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WLFT-TV

Baton Rouge, LA

(225) 774-7780

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