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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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Country Roads Magazine
Country Roads Magazine

(225) 343-3714

758 St Charles St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802   Directions

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Place Among the Pines
07/15/2021 11:13am

Ambling around Aberdeen and Starkville

Meandering Around Meridian
07/13/2021 5:56pm

Twenty-four hours in the Central Mississippi city.

'The City That Has It All'
07/13/2021 5:48pm

Spend a day absorbing the artistic legacy of Columbus, Mississippi.

Into the Woods
07/13/2021 5:24pm

The Pines region of Central Mississippi is home to the Choctaw Nation, cool casinos, a college town, and a theatrical legend.

Recipe: Sweet Corn Potato Salad
07/01/2021 12:00am

By Chef Bingo Starr

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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Plaquemine clinic provides vaccines and school supplies for students
07/23/2021 8:58pm

PLAQUEMINE - In an effort to get more kids in Plaquemine vaccinated, Care South Medical Clinic provided shots and school supplies at its annual back to school giveaway bash.Students and parents are preparing for a school year just as the pandemic is seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases. Care South aimed to assist with the planning by giving out 150 book sacks along with masks and hand sanitizer at their back to school giveaway bash.&nbspSchool officials suggested rules may be less restrictive this year compared to last, but the new rising numbers have spawned new questions about precautions at school.&nbspAt the event, 20 people were vaccinated, including 10 students.&nbspPermalink Comments

Deadly shooting reported at Tigerland apartment complex Friday
07/23/2021 10:59am

BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a deadly shooting at a Tigerland apartment complex plagued by frequent crime.&nbspThe Baton Rouge Police Department was called to the Sandpiper apartments on Tigerland Avenue around 10:30 a.m. after the victim was found dead.&nbspThe victim was later identified as 27-year-old Jaques Jones.The apartment building has been the subject of numerous complaints and a WBRZ report last year highlighting the frequent crimes reported there.In August 2020, 2 On Your Side reporter Brittany Weiss discovered that 195 calls had been made to police over incidents at the 14-unit complex since 2016. Those reports ranged from a 2019 double-homicide to a rape reported in May 2020.&nbspAround the time of that story last year, District Attorney Hillar Moore filed a petition seeking an abatement order against the apartment building. Moore said his office previously met with the owner of the apartments about installing new safety measures.Records show no progress has been made with that filing since last year.&nbspPolice have not released any other details related to the shooting Friday.&nbspPermalink Comments

Invading plant makes return to Baton Rouge trees, officials urge locals to get rid of it
07/23/2021 10:05am

BATON ROUGE - A plant that crept into the Capital area years ago and began taking over trees that were once covered in Spanish moss has once again emerged in Baton Rouge.&nbspIn 2018, WBRZs Sydney Kern spoke with local officials regarding the invading species, called Ball moss.&nbsp&nbsp&gtClick here to view Sydneys original story&lt&ldquoIt was first introduced about 50 some years ago, but now it&rsquos colonizing everywhere,&rdquo said Director of the LSU Plant Diagnostics Center, Dr. Raj Singh. &ldquoIt&rsquos displacing the Spanish moss.&rdquoBall moss is native to Texas and Florida, and Singh said it made its Baton Rouge debut with appearances on LSU campus.&ldquoWe dont know if it was accidentally or intentionally brought to LSU campus,&rdquo said Singh.Singh explained that Ball moss can attach to magnolias, crape myrtles and live oaks even on the outside of buildings.&ldquoIt can prepare it&rsquos own food. It&rsquos using the pseudo roots to attach to a surface,&rdquo said Singh.The problem is it&rsquos causing some trees to lose their limbs.&ldquoWhen it rains it gets heavy. The ball moss soaks up all the water, and all the branches that were colonized by it, they will break off and fall on the ground,&rdquo said Singh.Singh says ball moss is not a parasite, nor pathogen. But its easy to see how it takes over a tree. Branches without ball moss on it have a ton of leaves. Branches with ball moss on it dont have any new leaves.&ldquoWhen there is no new growth that area is kind of dying back or declining, and it is not able to support the roots,&rdquo said Singh.Singh says there are some ways to maintain the plant.&ldquoStart picking it,&rdquo suggested Singh. &ldquoIts labor intensive but, if you see new plants on a tree, start picking it.The Plant Diagnostics Center has also learned a mixture of baking powder and water will kill ball moss.More recently, billboards around Baton Rouge are warning that steps should be taken to remove Ball moss from ones property.Apparently, there are four ways this can be accomplished.According to Baton Rouge Green, the following methods are effective:1. Physical removal by hand.In minor infestations, hand removal a.k.a. mechanical removal is best. A focused stream spray, from a standard garden hose, may also assist with this. Caution: The use of a pressure washer will damage the bark and cause significant injury if used incorrectly.There are two crucial things to remember in the case of attempting hand removal.One: SAFETY FIRST. Using ladders near trees is VERY DANGEROUS. We recommend using a tree service pro, rather than attempting this. But if you must, have a partner with you. Do not climb a ladder without a partner nearby to assist.Two: BAG THE BALL MOSS before discarding it. Because it is spread through the air, removing it without bagging it and tying up the bag carefully can lead to further spreading, either from your property on en route to trash facilities.Removal of dead tree limbs after the ball moss has been discarded is also recommended.&nbsp&nbsp2. Baking Soda Solution treatment.A solution of baking soda and water can be applied that can desiccate the ball moss and ultimately kill it.A homeowner can make their own baking soda solution in a smaller spray bottle, but the tank must be constantly shaken to maintain the solution. Also keep in mind that the baking soda solution when sprayed can leave behind a white residue on cars and nearby surfaces.The suggested mixture for the solution is one half pound of baking soda per one gallon of water, or for larger treatments, five pounds of baking soda to 10 gallons of water. The best time to treat ball moss with baking soda is late winter to early spring before spring rains start, when the trees are mostly bare.When treating more than one or two small trees, the difficulty with this method is the volume of solution needed, and that the liquid requires a mechanical agitator to keep the baking soda dissolved into the water solution. This cannot be done by a typical spray rig or pesticide applicator and can cause damaged equipment when the baking soda settles and clogs or damages sprayers. We recommend calling a professional, licensed and certified arborist if you would like to treat several/large trees.It can take some time for weather and wind to knock dead epiphytes off the tree. Homeowners may help this process along by spraying off the dead remnants with a garden hose spray nozzle.The baking soda is non-toxic and typically not harmful to plants, animals or the environment. Spraying this solution can also be used in conjunction with manual removal.3. Tree removal by a licensed, certified and insured arborist see below to search for arborists.In some extreme cases, an arborist may recommend removal of a very infested tree. This is a worst-case scenario for very sickly, declining trees.&nbsp4. Copper Fungicide applied by a licensed, certified and insured arborist or professional chemical applicator.Some people have found this method to be effective, but excessive use of a copper-containing product can damage the host plant tree. This is why a trained arborist should be consulted in the application of this method.&nbsp&nbspPermalink Comments

LSU health committee says university should require masks in classrooms this fall
07/23/2021 4:23pm

BATON ROUGE - An internal committee of health experts is recommending that LSU require students and faculty to wear masks while indoors this coming semester.&nbspThe LSU Health and Medical Advisory Committee shared its recommendation through the university Friday, advising that the school should mandate face coverings indoors, including in all classrooms and on campus transportation.Read the full announcement hereThe committee also says all on-campus residents should be tested for COVID before arriving at the campus.&nbspRead the committees full list of recommendations below.-Masks and face coverings should be universally required indoors, including in all classrooms, as well as on campus transportation.-All on-campus residents should be required to get entry tested for COVID-19 prior to arriving on campus. Testing will also be required in residence halls when wastewater shows a high detection of the virus.-Physical distancing is strongly encouraged where masks are not currently required. This includes continuation of signage at entries and exits of classroom and buildings to discourage congregating in these spaces.-Because LSU is not able to mandate vaccinations due to state law, we must continue to strongly encourage all students to get vaccinated prior to arriving on campus. Those who have been vaccinated should self-report through the vaccination survey.-Appropriate quarantine and isolation protocols should be in place.-All classes should be recorded and available for students who may miss class due to COVID-19 related issues. This is to discourage ill individuals from coming to class.-All classrooms should have additional HEPA filtration installed prior to commencement of the semester in process.-Continue to utilize the Daily Symptom Checker as a way of flagging potentially symptomatic individuals and providing testing direction.Permalink Comments

Minnesota Vikings assistant coach Rick Dennison out after refusing COVID vaccine
07/23/2021 3:16pm

EAGAN, Minn.-Minnesota Vikings assistant coach Rick Dennison parted ways with the team after he refused to get the COVID vaccine.Dennison is believed to be the first NFL position coach to leave his team over his refusal to get the vaccine. Assistant offensive line coach, Phil Rauscher, will fill Dennisons position.The NFL requires all Tier 1 staff, including coaches, front-office executives, equipment managers and scouts to receive the vaccine. Players who are not vaccinated will face strict protocols during training camp and the regular season, whereas vaccinated players will not.The league released a memo stating unvaccinated Tier 1 staff members must provide a valid religious or medical reason for not taking the vaccine.The Vikings will hold their first training camp practice Wednesday.Permalink Comments

WLFT-TV
WLFT-TV

(225) 774-7780

Baton Rouge, LA

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