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9029 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70809 Directions
More than two weeks after a local consulting firm began its national search to replace retiring BREC Superintendent Carolyn McKnight, between 10 and 20 hopefuls have applied for the position, which will pay anywhere from $150,000 to $217,350. Emergent Method Director of Human Resources Leslie Austin, who is heading the search process, says the position...The post National search to replace BRECs McKnight in full swing with 10-20 applicants so far appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.
Theres no question that tariff-induced spikes in steel prices of more than 25 have industrial owners worried. As Business Report details in a recent feature, while many recognize that a tariff could bring domestic suppliers into economic equilibrium, the resulting cost uncertainty has them wringing their hands. Thats because an estimated one-third of their capital...The post Tariff turmoil in the Capital Region steel industry appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.
As the latest step in the drawn-out process of replacing Louisianas aging voting machines, the company originally awarded a lucrative contract to replace Louisianas voting machines is challenging a state decision to scrap the deal and redo the bid process, saying no reasonable grounds were offered for voiding the contract award. Dominion Voting Systems filed...The post Vendor appeals voiding of Louisiana voting machine contract appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.
VA Venture Business Baton Rouge LLC, whose primary business office is the address for the Baton Rouge VA Outpatient Clinic, sold a property on Essen Park Avenue for $6 million, according to sales documents. The buyer was Easterly Government Properties Inc. through EGP 7968 Baton Rouge LLC. Easterly Government Properties, based out of Washington D.C.,...The post Essen Park property sold for $6M appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.
A new app called NOMAD, co-founded by LSU alumna Ellen Gugenberger and her husband Walter, aims to help food truck fans locate their favorite eateries. As 225 Dine reports in its latest newsletter, NOMAD uses location services from participating food trucks to show their real-time location within a five-minute window. From there, users can view...The post 225 Dine: New app makes finding your favorite food truck easier appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.
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758 St Charles St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802 Directions
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Rapper Waka Flocka Flame will be performing at the LSU Homecoming Concert on the Parade Ground Wednesday night, according to a tweet from LSU Campus Life.
Catholicism is dying within the millennial generation. Many women at the University come from Catholic high schools or practicing Catholic families. The decision to continue their faith as an adult is very challenging for many reasons in particular, the
The Paul M. Hebert Law Center Immigration Law Clinic has helped gain asylum for 23 immigrants facing danger in their home countries.
LSU students were ecstatic and confused by a little bit of snow to help close their finals week.
844 Government St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802 Directions
One sleepless night might tip the bodys metabolism toward storing fat while depleting muscle, new research suggests.
A babys immune system kicks into high gear immediately after birth, a new study finds.
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.
One of every three American teens has not read a book just for the fun of it in a year, a new study finds.
Scientists say theyre researching a way to destroy cancer cells that travel to other parts of the body.
1650 Highland Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70802 Directions
MEXICO BEACH, Fla. AP - Authorities in Florida say Hurricane Michael has killed at least 20 people, bringing the overall death toll to 30.  Michael, which slammed into Floridas Panhandle with 155 mph 250 kph winds on Oct. 10, retained hurricane-force winds as far inland as southern Georgia, and also affected the Carolinas and Virginia. Six deaths were reported in Virginia, mostly from flash flooding. North Carolina had three deaths, and Georgia had one.  Florida Emergency Management Division spokesman Alberto Moscoso says the state toll stood at 17 on Thursday morning. It included an additional death confirmed in Liberty County. Those numbers come from fatalities confirmed as storm-related by district medical examiners, and include 12 deaths from the hardest-hit Bay County.  Additionally, three more deaths have been confirmed as storm-related to bring Bay Countys total to 15 deaths, according to Whit Majors, chief investigator for the district medical examiners office.  Majors says those deaths were reported to state emergency management officials. It wasnt immediately clear why they were not yet added to the statewide tally.Permalink Comments
CLEVELAND AP - Facebook has been dismissed from a lawsuit brought by the family of a Cleveland retiree whose shooting death was recorded and shared on the social media platform.The wrongful death lawsuit over Robert Godwin Sr.s 2017 death accused Facebook of negligence for not catching and reporting the shooters posted threats. Steve Stephens shared a video of him shooting the 74-year-old Godwin along a Cleveland street. Stephens killed himself days later after a police chase in Erie, Pennsylvania. A judge in Cleveland ruled Facebook shouldnt be held legally responsible for the slaying.Facebooks lawyers argued the lawsuit didnt show how Facebook could have interpreted a post from one of billions of users to mean imminent danger and act quickly enough to prevent Godwins death. A message was left Thursday for the familys attorneys.Permalink Comments
A company known for making pop culture collectibles is paying homage to a beloved television show by turning it into a cereal.TV fans can now buy a Golden Girls themed cereal by Funko. According to People, the multigrain loops are sold at Target stores as well as online locations including ToyWiz.com and Mercair.com.The box shows Blanche, Dorthy, Sophia, and Rose in a cartoon fashion. Along with the blue loops, the cereal also comes with a collectible figurine inside.According to the publication, there is a message for fans on the back of the box.The message reads:Hey Kids, remember what it was like to sit in front of the TV on Saturday morning and watch cartoons while eating your favorite cereal Well, Funko does So we&rsquore bringing back Saturday morning to kids of all ages with our new sugar toasted FunkO&rsquos And remember, always have FunReports say the cereal will be sold for a limited time.Permalink Comments
ZACHARY - Police in Zachary have arrested a woman who was found slumped over in a vehicle while waiting to pick up a child from school.The incident was reported outside an elementary school just after 4 p.m. Wednesday. The officer noticed a blue Kia in the pickup line that wasnt moving.Arrest documents say, the officer saw a woman in the driver seat slumped over toward the passenger side. As the officer exited their unit the woman in the vehicle, identified as Angela Belt, sat up.Belt appeared to be animated in her movements and highly excitable, authorities said. Belt told the officer she had fallen asleep due to the heat and exhaustion.While speaking with Belt, the officer noticed she wasnt opening her left hand. Rather, she was speaking with her hand clenched.When the officer asked Belt what was in her hand, she dropped her head and failed to respond.After opening her hand, the officer found a small oval capsule with three little rocks inside. Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Parish arrived to performed a field test and identified the rocks as methamphetamine.Inside the vehicle authorities also found a marijuana pipe and the cap of a syringe.Belt was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, possession of drug paraphernalia, and having drugs in a drug free zone.Permalink Comments
NEW ORLEANS AP - A contractor in Louisiana has pleaded guilty in federal court for his role in a $22 million bank fraud scheme.The U.S. Attorneys office said in a news release that 44-year-old Jeffrey Dunlap of Slidell pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit bank fraud. The scheme involved First NBC Bank of New Orleans. The bank failed in April 2017. Dunlap owns Phoenix Civil Contractors and his plea agreement calls for a sentence of between five years and seven years in prison.Dunlap could also be ordered to pay restitution. Sentencing is scheduled Jan. 16. Dunlap was charged in May in documents that also linked the banks president, as well as someone who co-owned businesses with the bank president, to the scam. Neither was named in court documents.Permalink Comments
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