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Baton Rouge Business Report
Baton Rouge Business Report

(225) 928-1700

9029 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70809   Directions

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Brown Eagle: Helping Louisiana chemical manufacturers soar
04/22/2021 4:59pm

Today, most people think of logistics as sending an envelope from one place to another or having a package that was ordered online delivered to their home or business. To industrial and manufacturing sites, finished products logistics starts at the packaging line and ends with the customer. Plus, whats being sent from one place to

3Tails Wine & Cheese leaves Square 46
04/22/2021 3:22pm

3Tails Wine & Cheese has permanently closed its Square 46 shop after two-and-a-half years of business.

Roundup: Industrial facilities / Mortgage rates / CATS  
04/22/2021 3:05pm

Self-disclosure: A bill that would allow companies to disclose their problems at industrial facilities in exchange for confidentiality and reduced fines took a step closer toward becoming law today, despite opposition from several environmental groups. The bill advanced out of the Louisiana House Natural Resources and Environment Committee without opposition. Louisiana Illuminator has the full

Report ranks I-12 as sixth-deadliest roadway in US 
04/22/2021 2:58pm

Interstate 12, which connects Baton Rouge with Slidell, came in as the sixth most deadly roadway in the U.S., according to a new ranking from mobile fleet management software company Teletrac Navman. Teletrac Navman created the ranking by assessing the number of vehicle-related deaths on American highways over a span of four years 2016, 2017,

Home prices continue climbing, boosted by short supply 
04/22/2021 2:54pm

The relentless climb in U.S. home prices and tightening supply threaten to cool the hottest housing market in 15 years, sending frustrated homebuyers to the sidelines, according to The Wall Street Journal. The median price for existing home sales rose to $329,100 in March, a new high according to the National Association of Realtors. Prices

Country Roads Magazine
Country Roads Magazine

(225) 343-3714

758 St Charles St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802   Directions

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Pastimes: Dr. John WInters
04/22/2021 1:19pm

The Civil War historian who told me not to get a Ph.D.

Preserving the Past
04/22/2021 11:25am

Trace the richroots of rural life, Black history, and the bayou bluesat theWest Baton Rouge Museums six-acre campus

On the River, On the Way
04/22/2021 10:36am

West Baton Rouge is a down-home escape just across the bridge

West Side Bites
04/22/2021 9:39am

From spice-laden seafood toslow smoked BBQ, when Cajuns are in the kitchen its bound to be good

Up in the Air
04/22/2021 9:29am

For the seventeenth year, Kite Fest Louisiane takes flight in West Baton Rouge

KPBN - Pelican Broadcasting Network
KPBN - Pelican Broadcasting Network

(225) 248-0049

5500 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806   Directions

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LSU Now
LSU Now

(225) 578-4811

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

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LSU to disclose COVID-19 cases to public, reports 22 positive cases in four days
08/19/2020 6:34pm

The University announced Wednesday in a tweet that all cases of COVID-19 reported to the school will be posted online for the public to view.

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.

Louisiana Public Broadcasting
Louisiana Public Broadcasting

(225) 767-5660

7733 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810   Directions

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The Advocate
The Advocate

(225) 383-0111

10705 Rieger Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70809   Directions

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WAFB
WAFB

(225) 383-9999

844 Government St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802   Directions

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WBRL
WBRL

(225) 766-3233

10000 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810   Directions

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WBRZ-TV
WBRZ-TV

(225) 387-2222

1650 Highland Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70802   Directions

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Vocabulary, lightning round added to National Spelling Bee
04/23/2021 7:48am

WASHINGTON AP &mdash The Scripps National Spelling Bee is undergoing a major overhaul to ensure it can identify a single champion, adding vocabulary questions and a lightning-round tiebreaker to this year&rsquos pandemic-altered competition.The 96-year-old bee has in the past included vocabulary on written tests but never in the high-stakes oral competition rounds, where one mistake eliminates a speller. The only previous tiebreaker to determine a single champion was a short-lived extra written test that never turned out to be needed.The changes, announced this week, amount to a new direction for the bee under executive director J. Michael Durnil,&nbspwho started in the job&nbspearlier this year.Both new elements, however, also signal a departure from what for many observers is the core appeal of the bee: watching schoolchildren who have such mastery of roots and language patterns that they can figure out how to spell the trickiest words in the dictionary, even if they&rsquove never heard them before.The 2020 bee was canceled&nbspbecause of the pandemic, the first time since World War II that the bee wasn&rsquot on the calendar. This year&rsquos event&nbspwill be mostly virtual, and the in-person finals on July 8 have been moved from the bee&rsquos longtime home in the Washington area to an ESPN campus in Florida.The bee had co-champions from 2014-16, and&nbspthe 2019 bee ended in an eight-way tie&nbspafter organizers ran out of words difficult enough to challenge the top spellers, whose preparation with personal coaches and comprehensive study guides was no match for&nbspthe vaunted Scripps word list.Durnil did not directly criticize the previous bee but said ending with one winner was a priority.&ldquoI think the spellers don&rsquot enter into our competition thinking that they&rsquore going to have to share the ultimate distinction of the spelling champion with anybody else,&rdquo Durnil told The Associated Press. &ldquoFrom a competitive standpoint, we owe it to the spellers to identify the champion of the spelling bee.&rdquoIn the lightning round, spellers would have 90 seconds to spell as many words as they can correctly. The rapid-fire tiebreaker would only be used if the bee gets toward the end of its allotted time and can&rsquot get to a single winner in the traditional way, by eliminating spellers for getting a word wrong. The remaining spellers would get the same words in the lightning round and be isolated from one another.Adding vocabulary, Durnil said, brings more academic rigor to the bee in keeping with its educational mission.Siyona Mishra, a finalist in the bee in 2015 and 2017 who now coaches younger spellers &mdash kids can&rsquot compete after eighth grade &mdash said there was a contradiction in Scripps&rsquo justification for the changes.&ldquoSimultaneously saying that vocab questions on the live stage are being added to encourage understanding of words doesn&rsquot really match up with their addition of a lightning round of spelling,&rdquo Mishra wrote in an email. &ldquoAdding a lightning round will only emphasize to spellers that memorizing and immediately recognizing a word is what is more important than really learning the words.&rdquoMemorizing definitions is not a core element of spellers&rsquo training, said Zaila Avant-Garde, a 14-year-old from Hardey, Louisiana, who will be competing in this year&rsquos bee.&ldquoI just kind of pick up the definition. It seeps into me from looking at them. It&rsquos not like I specifically dedicate time to studying vocabulary,&rdquo Zaila said. &ldquoWill I now study it I&rsquom not really sure.&rdquoZaila stressed that she didn&rsquot mind the addition of vocabulary or the lightning round, which she said &ldquowill be really entertaining to watch or even to compete in.&rdquoScripps said live vocabulary rounds &mdash in which spellers are given multiple-choice questions about word definitions &mdash are being used in some regional bees this year, but some spellers were caught off guard by the change.&ldquoI think it&rsquos unfortunate that these changes were rolled out so late in the process,&rdquo Scott Remer, a former speller and spelling coach who wrote a book about how to train for the bee, said in an email. &ldquoMany students including my tutees have been studying hard for nationals for many months without any certainty about the format of the bee.&rdquoAmber Born, who competed in the bee from 2010-13, said the lightning round &ldquoemphasizes speed over skill in a contest where that shouldn&rsquot be the deciding factor.&rdquo&ldquoI would prefer they just asked harder words,&rdquo Born added, &ldquobut it probably wouldn&rsquot be as interesting on TV.&rdquoPermalink Comments

Wife of missing Seacor Power crewman sues company for more than $25M
04/23/2021 7:34am

Seven of the 19 crew members who were aboard the capsized Seacor Power vessel remain unaccounted for as of Friday morning, and the wife of one has filed a lawsuit against the company, according to The Advocate.Hannah Daspit, the wife of missing crewman Dylan Daspit, filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Houston, alleging that the ships owners are responsible for gross negligence and violations of federal maritime law.Daspit is seeking damages in excess of $25 million.Seacor Power capsized April 13 near Port Fourchon, and while six of the men who were aboard the vessel were rescued, another six were found dead as members of the Coast Guard and others searched the waters of the Gulf. Daspit is among the still-missing seven crewmen who are now presumed dead. His wifes lawsuit, according to The Advocate, alleges violations of the Federal Jones Act, which governs maritime law and negligence, gross negligence and unseaworthiness.The Coast Guard called off its search on Monday, but other divers continued to search the overturned vessel. On Tuesday these divers discovered a sixth body, later identified as Quinon Odell Pitre of Arnaudville.Permalink Comments

Authorities respond to shooting on Plank Road, one person injured
04/23/2021 6:49am

BATON ROUGE - Authorities responded to a shooting on Plank Road, early Friday morning.According to a representative with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriffs Office, one person was injured during the incident and taken to a local hospital for treatment.The incident occurred shortly before 6 a.m., in the 12700 block of Plank Road.This is a developing situation, please check back for updates.Permalink Comments

SpaceX launches 3rd crew in under year, fly on reused rocket
04/23/2021 6:22am

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. AP &mdash SpaceX launched four astronauts into orbit Friday using a recycled rocket and capsule, the third crew flight in less than a year for Elon Musk&rsquos rapidly expanding company.The astronauts from the U.S., Japan and France should reach the International Space Station early Saturday morning, following a 23-hour ride in the same Dragon capsule used by SpaceX&rsquos debut crew last May. They&rsquoll spend six months at the orbiting lab.It was the first time SpaceX reused a capsule and rocket to launch astronauts for NASA, after years of proving the capability on station supply runs. The rocket was used last November on the company&rsquos second astronaut flight.Embracing the trend, spacecraft commander Shane Kimbrough and his crew weeks ago wrote their initials in the rocket&rsquos soot, hoping to start a tradition.&ldquoGlad to be back in space,&rdquo Kimbrough radioed once the capsule was safely in orbit.For NASA astronaut Megan McArthur, it was a bit of deja vu. She launched in the same seat in the same capsule as her husband, Bob Behnken, did during SpaceX&rsquos first crew flight. This time it was Behnken and their 7-year-old son waving goodbye. McArthur blew kisses and offered virtual hugs.Also flying SpaceX on Friday: Japan&rsquos Akihiko Hoshide and France&rsquos Thomas Pesquet, the first European to launch in a commercial crew capsule.It was a stunning scene: The launch plume glowed against the dark sky, reflecting the sunlight at high altitude. &ldquoJust spectacular,&rdquo said NASA&rsquos acting administrator Steve Jurczyk.A masked Musk met briefly with the astronauts at NASA&rsquos Kennedy Space Center before they boarded white gull-winged Teslas from his electric car company. The astronauts&rsquo spouses and children huddled around the cars for one last &ldquolove you&rdquo before the caravan pulled away and headed to the pad in the predawn darkness.&ldquoFrom now on, I&rsquoll see you on a screen&rdquo tweeted Pesquet&rsquos partner, Anne Mottet.Despite the early hour, spectators lined surrounding roads to watch the Falcon take flight an hour before sunrise. Liftoff was delayed a day to take advantage of better weather along the East Coast in case of a launch abort and emergency splashdown.NASA limited the number of launch guests because of COVID-19, but SpaceX&rsquos next private passengers made the cut. Tech billionaire Jared Isaacman, who&rsquos bought a three-day flight, watched the Falcon soar with the three people who will accompany him. Their capsule is still at the space station and due back on Earth with four astronauts next Wednesday. It will be refurbished in time for a September liftoff.For Friday&rsquos automated flight, SpaceX replaced some valves and thermal shielding, and installed new parachutes on the capsule, named Endeavour after NASA&rsquos retired space shuttle. Otherwise, the spacecraft is the same vehicle that flew before.&ldquoWe&rsquore thrilled to have a crew on board Endeavour once again,&rdquo SpaceX Launch Control radioed just before liftoff.All four astronauts clasped hands as Kimbrough noted it was the first time in more than 20 years that U.S., European and Japanese astronauts had launched together.The first-stage booster touched down on an ocean platform nine minutes after liftoff.Rapid reusability is critical to Musk&rsquos effort to open space to everyone, land NASA&rsquos next moonwalkers and, his loftiest goal by far, build a city on Mars.Musk will go a long way toward achieving that first objective with the private flight in September. It will be followed in October by SpaceX&rsquos fourth crew launch for NASA.SpaceX picked up the station slack for NASA after the space agency&rsquos shuttles retired in 2011, starting with supply runs the following year. The big draw was last year&rsquos return of astronaut launches to Florida, after years of relying on Russia for rides.&ldquoIt&rsquos awesome to have this regular cadence again,&rdquo said Kennedy&rsquos director Robert Cabana, a former shuttle commander.Boeing, NASA&rsquos other contracted crew transporter, isn&rsquot expected to start launching NASA astronauts until early next year. First, it needs to repeat a test flight of an empty Starliner capsule, possibly in late summer, to make up for its software-plagued debut in December 2019.Last week, SpaceX beat out two other companies, including Jeff Bezos&rsquo Blue Origin, to land astronauts on the moon for NASA in three or more years. They&rsquoll descend to the lunar surface in Starship, the shiny, bullet-shaped rocketship that Musk is testing in the skies over Texas, with fiery, explosive results.&ldquoIt&rsquos a great time to be here, and we&rsquore very excited,&rdquo the European Space Agency&rsquos Frank De Winne, an astronaut turned manager, said shortly before liftoff. The space station eventually will come to an end, he noted, but the partnership will continue amid hopes of &ldquoEuropean astronauts one day walking on the surface of the moon.&rdquoPermalink Comments

One injured as cement truck overturns on Scenic Highway
04/23/2021 6:11am

BATON ROUGE - One person was injured in a Friday morning traffic incident when a cement truck overturned on Scenic Highway.Officials with the Zachary Fire Department were able to cut one man out of the cement truck.According to a representative with Zachary Fire, the man was taken to an area hospital to be treated for a broken leg.&nbspThe incident occurred shortly before 6 a.m. on Scenic Highway at Highway 964/Old Scenic Highway.A host of local agencies responded to the crash, including the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriffs Office, Louisiana State Police, and the Zachary Fire Department.Louisiana State Police led the response effort.&nbsp&nbspPermalink Comments

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WLFT-TV

(225) 774-7780

Baton Rouge, LA

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