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Baton Rouge Business Report
Baton Rouge Business Report

9029 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70809   Directions

(225) 928-1700

Website

Ruffin Rodrigue helped form backbone of Baton Rouge’s restaurant industry
11/25/2020 2:55pm

Those in Baton Rouges business community remember the late Ruffin Rodrigue as a larger-than-life figure who loved to celebrate and advocated tirelessly for Louisiana restaurants.The post Ruffin Rodrigue helped form backbone of Baton Rouges restaurant industry appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

LABI President: Shopping small is critical this holiday season
11/25/2020 2:45pm

In a new opinion piece, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry President Stephen Waguespack encourages area residents to support local businesses as the holiday season approaches. The Saturday after Thanksgiving has been known as Small Business Saturday for years now, and serves as a day designated for shoppers to go out and support the mom The post LABI President: Shopping small is critical this holiday season appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

Virus roundup …
11/25/2020 2:41pm

The Louisiana Department of Health today reported 1,234 new COVID-19 cases. There were 27 additional deaths reported and hospitalizations from the virus have risen to 1,077, with 116 patients needing ventilators. Daily U.S. deaths from COVID-19 surpassed 2,000 for the first time since May and hospitalizations reached a record 87,000 on Tuesday as The post Virus roundup appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

Biden trying to nudge stalled stimulus talks
11/25/2020 2:39pm

After six months of congressional deadlock over a stimulus aid bill, the mood in Washington has changed, likely due, in part, to the presidential election. President-elect Joe Biden is breaking rank, pushing Democratic leaders in Congress to drop their insistence on a $2 trillion bill, Fast Company reports. Senate Republicans have long aimed for a The post Biden trying to nudge stalled stimulus talks appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

BRAC economic indicators show strong consumer spending
11/25/2020 2:38pm

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber has released the latest update to its COVID-19 economic indicator report, which examines and assesses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the regional economy. Aside from the higher initial weekly unemployment claims, all other indicators continue to point to a gradual recovery that will be complete once consumer behavior The post BRAC economic indicators show strong 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

Website

Local Spots to Shop This Black Friday
11/24/2020 4:28pm

Some of our favorite Louisiana makers and shops worth stopping by on Americas biggest shopping weekend of the year

On the Cover: Take Me Home, Country Roads
11/23/2020 5:00pm

Photo by Arts & Entertainment Editor, Alexandra Kennon

A Most Indoor Year
11/23/2020 4:00pm

Through a pandemic, three hurricanes, and a new babythe new house has held up

St. Francisville Food & Wine Festival 2020
11/23/2020 3:48pm

A day-long distillation of everything we love about our region: culture, cuisine, history, and the flavor of celebration

The Praline Ladies
11/23/2020 3:30pm

The 18th century free women of color behind New Orleans signature sweet

KPBN - Pelican Broadcasting Network
KPBN - Pelican Broadcasting Network

5500 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806   Directions

(225) 248-0049

Website

LSU Now
LSU Now

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

(225) 578-4811

Website

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

7733 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810   Directions

(225) 767-5660

Website

The Advocate
The Advocate

10705 Rieger Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70809   Directions

(225) 383-0111

Website

WAFB
WAFB

844 Government St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802   Directions

(225) 383-9999

Website

WBRL
WBRL

10000 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810   Directions

(225) 766-3233

Website

WBRZ-TV
WBRZ-TV

1650 Highland Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70802   Directions

(225) 387-2222

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Schools face harsh penalties if new COVID-19 restrictions aren't followed
11/27/2020 11:36pm

CENTRAL - Fans who attended the Central High Playoff game, faced new strict&nbspCOVID-19&nbspregulations Friday night.They are trying to keep people safe, but at the same time I think its nonsense, Robert&nbspBurnette&nbspsaid.The father of a Central Wildcats player is&nbspfollowing the&nbspguidelines, even though he doesnt agree with them.Im here, I support my team and I wear my mask because thats what they&nbsprequire,&nbspBurnette&nbspsaid.During the playoffs, the Louisiana High School Athletic Association said that all fans must wear a mask and stay 6 feet apart or the school could be fined $500 for each person violating the&nbsprequirement.The school could also lose its right to host any more home games during this years playoffs.Its too strict and ridiculous, Don Dawson said.Dawson whose grandson&nbspplays for the Wildcats is a&nbspCOVID-19&nbspsurvivor.My wife and I both had it, my grandkids and were fine, Dawson said.The capacity&nbspis set&nbspat 25, and Fridays rain during the came kept the attendance below that&nbsprequirement.Permalink Comments

Supreme Court wont get involved in Central pastor, Tony Spell's case
11/27/2020 9:38pm

WASHINGTON AP &mdash The Supreme Court is for now staying out of a dispute involving the state of Louisiana and a Baton Rouge-area pastor charged with violating state coronavirus restrictions&nbspby repeatedly holding large church services.Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on Friday evening turned away a request from Life Tabernacle Church pastor Tony Spell to get involved in the dispute. Alito denied the request himself, without asking Louisiana officials to respond and without referring the matter to the full court as often happens when a case is particularly significant or contentious.Spell&nbspsued state and local officials&nbspin May after being charged with violating state restrictions. Lower courts ruled against him.Permalink Comments

3 men from 3 states accused in womans death, burned body
11/27/2020 8:36pm

DEQUINCY, La. AP &mdash Hurricane recovery workers from Alabama, Louisiana and Florida are accused in the death of a woman whose body was found after Louisiana firefighters put out a vehicle fire.Morgan Douglas, 23, of Andalusia, Alabama, was arrested on a charge of second-degree murder, and the other two on a charge of accessory after the fact to murder, the Louisiana State Fire Marshal&rsquos Office said in a news release Wednesday.Douglas, Dixon Fife, 24, of Lake Charles, and Michael Dean Roberts, 43, of Jacksonville, Florida, also face charges of arson, conspiracy and obstructing justice.All three remained in the Calcasieu Parish jail on Friday, online records indicated. It was not immediately clear whether they had attorneys who could speak for them.The Beauregard Parish Coroner&rsquos Office said Friday that the continuing investigation keeps it from releasing the woman&rsquos name.Her body was found in a vehicle reported burning the morning of Nov. 20 in a wooded area of DeQuincy, the fire marshal&rsquos office said.The fire marshal&rsquos office said she is believed to have been a 27-year-old from Lake Charles, which is about 20 miles 32 kilometers southeast of DeQuincy.The men were roommates doing hurricane recovery work in the Lake Charles area, and Fife had known the woman for several years, the news release said.It did not specify what sort of relationship they had or a possible motive for the killing.The Beauregard Parish Sheriff&rsquos Office, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff&rsquos Office and Louisiana State Police participated in the investigation, it said.The news release said two of the three men admitted their involvement in the victim&rsquos death and disposal of her body.Permalink Comments

Less active on Saturday, strong storms again Sunday
11/27/2020 5:51pm

Quick Local Forecast:Rest of Tonight: Widespread showers and thunderstorms early, a few strong. Overnight, mostly cloudy with scattered showers likely with lows around 64.Tomorrow: Not as active as Friday, but there will still be rain around for much of the day Saturday. Expect cloudy skies with periods of rain. Tomorrow Night:&nbspThe clouds will stick around with showers and storms increasing overnight into Sunday. Lows will be around 60.Sunday:&nbspExpect numerous showers and thunderstorms, especially in the morning and afternoon hours. A few may be strong, containing gusty winds and heavy rainfall. Highs will be near 71.&nbspThrough the weekend:A complex weather pattern will continue a soggy, wet pattern through the end of the weekend. Well likely see an additional 2 to 3 inches of rainfall through Sunday. Saturday, a weak frontal boundary will move through the area in the morning, then stall along the coast. This will keep moisture feeding into the region, allowing for periods of rain through the day. Severe weather is not expected. Sunday, the same front will move back to the north as a warm front, setting the stage for more active weather. Widespread showers and thunderstorms will occur in the morning and afternoon hours of Sunday, with the chance for a few storms to be on the strong to severe side. Gusty winds and heavy rainfall would be the primary concerns. Finally, a cold front will finally approach the area late Sunday, which will push out the rain. Behind the front, very chilly air will move in, providing parts of the area with our first freeze of the season on Tuesday morning.Seven Day Forecast:-- Meteorologist Jake DaltonThe WBRZ Weather Team is here for you, on every platform. Your weather updates can be found on News 2, and the WBRZ WX App. on Apple and Android devices. Follow WBRZ Weather on Facebook and Twitter for even more weather updates while you are on the go.Permalink Comments

Champion Ken Jennings will be first interim Jeopardy! host
11/27/2020 5:58pm

NEW YORK AP &mdash &ldquoJeopardy&rdquo record-holder Ken Jennings will be the first in a series of interim hosts replacing Alex Trebek when the show resumes production next Monday.Producers announced Monday that Jennings, who won 74 games in a row and&nbspclaimed the show&rsquos &ldquoGreatest of All Time&rdquo title in a competition last year, will host episodes that air in January.A long-term host to replace Trebek,&nbspwho died of cancer on Nov. 8, will be named later.&ldquoBy bringing in familiar guest hosts for the foreseeable future, our goal is to create a sense of community and continuity for our viewers,&rdquo the show&rsquos executive producer, Mike Richards, said.The show is in its 37th year of syndication, and Trebek was its only host. It is still airing shows that Trebek filmed before his death.Art Fleming hosted earlier editions of the game show, including the original &ldquoJeopardy&rdquo that debuted in 1964 on NBC and aired for a decade.Richards said &ldquoJeopardy&rdquo will air repeat episodes for the holiday weeks beginning Dec. 21 and 28, meaning Trebek&rsquos final week of shows will air starting Monday, Jan. 4.&mdashIn an earlier verisons of this story, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Alex Trebek was the show&rsquos only host. Art Fleming was the first host.Jennings&rsquo episodes begin on Jan. 11.Permalink Comments

WLFT-TV
WLFT-TV

Baton Rouge, LA

(225) 774-7780

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