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Baton Rouge Business Report
Baton Rouge Business Report

(225) 928-1700

9029 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70809   Directions

Website

What’s next for the Varsity Theatre? 
11/29/2021 3:18pm

The Varsity Theatre was forced to close in April 2020 because of COVID-19 restrictions and since then the iconic Baton Rouge venue has had a hard time reopening fully, mostly due to staffing shortages.

Jos. A Bank in Mall of Louisiana closes
11/29/2021 2:51pm

The Jos. A Bank mens clothing store formerly located at the Mall of Louisiana in Baton Rouge has closed.

Pandemic inspires burst in entrepreneurship across US 
11/29/2021 2:47pm

The pandemic has unleashed a historic burst in entrepreneurship and self-employment, The Wall Street Journal reports. Hundreds of thousands of Americans are striking out on their own as consultants, retailers and small business owners. The move helps explain the major shifts happening in the world of work, with more people looking for flexibility, anxious about

What’s the deal with the omicron variant, and will it impact Louisiana?
11/29/2021 2:39pm

Louisianas top public health officer says the omicron variant of COVID-19 is cause for concern depending on how contagious it is, while the World Health Organization warned today that the latest variation of the virus is likely to spread quickly with possible severe consequences. Omicron was discovered in South Africa last week. As The News

Roundup: Cyber Monday sales / Sports betting / Oil field tank batteries  
11/29/2021 2:32pm

Spending projections: Consumers are expected to spend between $10.2 billion and $11.3 billion today, making it once again the biggest online shopping day of the year, according to Adobe Digital Economy Index. Still, spending on whats known as Cyber Monday could drop from last years level of $10.8 billion as Americans are spreading out their

Country Roads Magazine
Country Roads Magazine

(225) 343-3714

758 St Charles St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802   Directions

Website

Crocheting for a Cause
11/23/2021 2:06pm

For more than fifty years, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center has provided compassionate cancer care and support for patients and their families before, during, and after treatment. From cancer patients turned survivors looking to give back, Sondra Well

On the Cover: "Challah with Child"
11/22/2021 3:30pm

Cover image by Lucie Monk Carter

Two Hundred Years at the Academy
11/22/2021 3:00pm

Grand Coteaus storied school considers its past as it looks to the future.

A Home for a Time
11/22/2021 2:30pm

Reveling in the Red Sticks open arms

Nurtured into a Natural State
11/22/2021 2:00pm

Matt Conn has spent the past ten years restoring a once-destroyed wetland

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

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

(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

Website

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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Escaped inmate captured in Bossier City
11/29/2021 4:13pm

BOSSIER CITY - An escaped inmate is back in custody after a four-days long manhunt across Louisiana and neighboring states.&nbspShwilliam Cheevis, 23, was captured at 2:15 p.m. Monday by U.S. Marshals and Bossier City Police Department. Officers said Williams was with his girlfriend at the Home Wood Apartments in Bossier City when he was taken into custody.The manhunt was concentrated in the Baton Rouge area. On Saturday, the DOC decided Cheevis was likely not in the capital area and expanded the search to the southern region.Cheevis escaped from Dixon Correctional Institute on Thanksgiving morning. He was booked into jail on simple escape charges and will be taken back to Dixon Correctional Institute.&nbspDOC sent a press release detailing Cheevis prior convictions:Cheevis is currently serving time for September 18, 2019, sentences out of Caddo Parish including Aggravated 2nd Degree Battery - 5 years, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon - 10 years. Both sentences are being served consecutively. He was transferred to Dixon Correctional Institute from Claiborne Detention Center on March 22, 2021, and was a trustee. He was previously on two years probation with the Department of Public Safety and Corrections in 2018 for an Illegal use of a Weapon conviction out of Caddo Parish.The DOC have provided no information on how Cheevis escaped.&nbspPermalink Comments

Grass fire near Greystone Country Club early Monday afternoon
11/29/2021 3:44pm

DENHAM SPRINGS - The area around a golf course caught fire Monday afternoon, and fire officials have not determined what started the flames.&nbspAccording to Livingston Parish Fire District 5 spokesperson Joe Koczrowski, the fire became dangerously close to some houses, in the neighborhood surrounding Greystone Country Club. No injuries were reported and the golf course was not damaged.Koczrowski said this was their second fire of the day, and warned residents to be mindful of dry grass through the winter season.People dont realize that it doesnt take much when the wind is blowing for these things to get out of control, Koczrowski said.It was unclear if the fire was started as a controlled burn.Permalink Comments

Maxwell, Epstein were 'partners in crime,' prosecutor says
11/29/2021 3:08pm

NEW YORK AP &mdash Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein were &ldquopartners in crime&rdquo in the sexual abuse of teenage girls, a prosecutor said Monday in opening statements, with the defense countering that like so many women before her, Maxwell was being made a scapegoat for a man&rsquos bad behavior.Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Pomerantz said at the start of Maxwell&rsquos sex trafficking trial that the British socialite and Epstein enticed girls as young as 14 to engage in &ldquoso-called massages&rdquo in which sex abuse came to be seen as &ldquocasual and normal&rdquo after they were showered with money and gifts.The prosecutor sought to make clear to a jury of 12 that there was no confusion about whether Maxwell, Epstein&rsquos longtime companion, was his&nbsppuppet or accomplice.She described Maxwell, 59, as central to Epstein&rsquos sex abuse scheme, which prosecutors say lasted over a decade.&ldquoShe was in on it from the start. The defendant and Epstein lured their victims with a promise of a bright future, only to sexually exploit them,&rdquo Pomerantz said.Maxwell &ldquowas involved in every detail of Epstein&rsquos life,&rdquo the prosecutor said. &ldquoThe defendant was the lady of the house.&rdquoEven after Maxwell and Epstein stopped being romantically involved, the pair &ldquoremained the best of friends,&rdquo Pomerantz said.She said Maxwell &ldquohelped normalize abusive sexual conduct&rdquo by making the teenagers feel safe and by taking them on shopping trips and asking them about their lives, their schools and their families.The prosecutor spoke from an enclosed plastic see-through box that allowed her to take off her mask as Maxwell, in a cream-colored sweater and black pants, at times wrote and passed notes to her lawyers.When she finished, attorney Bobbi Sternheim said her client was a &ldquoscapegoat for a man who behaved badly.&rdquo Maxwell, she said, was being blamed for a man&rsquos bad behavior just as so many women have before, all the way back to Adam and Eve.&ldquoShe&rsquos not Jeffrey Epstein. She&rsquos not like Jeffrey Epstein&rdquo or any of the powerful men, moguls and media giants who abuse women, Sternheim said.&ldquoHe&rsquos the proverbial elephant in the room. He is not visible, but he is consuming this entire courtroom and overflow courtrooms where other members of the public are viewing,&rdquo she said.Sternheim said the four women who would testify that Maxwell recruited them to be sexually abused were suffering from quarter-century-old memories and the influence of lawyers who guided them to get money from a fund set up by Epstein&rsquos estate after his August 2019 suicide in a Manhattan federal jail as he awaited a sex trafficking trial.The lawyer said &ldquoaccusers have shaken the money tree, and millions of dollars have fallen their way.&rdquoThe openings came in the afternoon, after hours in the morning were lost to questions about whether two prospective jurors could work throughout the six weeks the trial is projected to last.During the morning, Maxwell gazed frequently at her sister, who was seated in the front row of a spectator section diminished in space by coronavirus restrictions.One prospective juror was dismissed after he acknowledged he&rsquod had to listen to someone he knew who was &ldquopassionate&rdquo about the case. Another juror&rsquos employment was in jeopardy until the judge contacted the employer to speed the process of approval for the juror&rsquos service.Maxwell &mdash who once dated the financier &mdash is&nbspaccused of acting as Epstein&rsquos chief enabler,&nbsprecruiting and grooming young girls for him to abuse. The charges against her stem from the allegations of four women who say she and Epstein victimized them as teens from 1994 to 2004.Pomerantz said the abuse occurred at Epstein&rsquos homes, including his estate in Palm Beach, Florida his posh Manhattan townhouse a Santa Fe, New Mexico, ranch a Paris apartment and a luxury estate in the Virgin Islands.Authorities charged Maxwell in July 2020, arresting her after tracking her to a $1 million New Hampshire estate where she had been holed up during the coronavirus pandemic.Maxwell has pleaded not guilty and vehemently denies wrongdoing. She has been jailed in Brooklyn since her arrest, calling the claims against her &ldquoabsolute rubbish.&rdquo Maxwell&rsquos lawyers&nbspand family say she was Epstein&rsquos pawn, now paying &ldquoa blood price&rdquo&nbspto satisfy public desire to see someone held accountable for his crimes.The wealthy, Oxford-educated Maxwell is the daughter of British newspaper magnate Robert Maxwell, who died in 1991 after falling off his yacht &mdash named the Lady Ghislaine &mdash near the Canary Islands. Robert Maxwell, whose holdings at the time included the New York Daily News, was facing allegations that he had illegally looted his businesses&rsquo pension funds.Ghislaine Maxwell holds U.S., British and French citizenship and was repeatedly denied bail in the run-up to her trial.Permalink Comments

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11/29/2021 2:42pm

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Man last seen a month ago found dead in home
11/29/2021 1:47pm

NEW ORLEANS - A man reportedly seen nearly a month ago was found in a severe stage of decomposition in his home, according to the New Orleans Police Department.WDSU said officers found the man Sunday afternoon in his home on Saint Charles Avenue. Coroners are working to ID the body and determine the cause of death.No more information was released.Permalink Comments

WLFT-TV
WLFT-TV

(225) 774-7780

Baton Rouge, LA

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