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Baton Rouge Business Report
Baton Rouge Business Report

9029 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70809   Directions

(225) 928-1700

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[Sponsored] Back to school: EBR opens the year with a solid plan and community support
08/13/2020 4:00pm

While some school leaders opted for face-to-face learning, the East Baton Rouge Parish School System opted to place safety and high-quality instruction at the forefront of every decision. Find out how.The post Sponsored Back to school: EBR opens the year with a solid plan and community support appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

‘This is definitely far from over’: Wicker vows to fight on in Baton Rouge mayor’s race 
08/13/2020 3:42pm

Tara Wicker is vowing to fight a First Circuit Court of Appeals decision, issued earlier today, disqualifying her from the crowded field of candidates running for mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish. While Wicker was withholding details of her planned fight for a scheduled 3:30 p.m. news conference, she tells Daily Report, This is definitely The post This is definitely far from over: Wicker vows to fight on in Baton Rouge mayors race appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

Despite challenges, 70% of Louisiana’s child care facilities have reopened
08/13/2020 3:13pm

As some of Baton Rouges private and independent schools fully reopen their campuses, Louisianas child care providers are trying to follow suit, despite a series of setbacks.Back in March, when Louisianas stay-at-home order went into effect, some 70 of the states licensed early learning centers shut down. To date, that number has flipped, with about 70 having reopened.The post Despite challenges, 70 of Louisianas child care facilities have reopened appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

Virus roundup …  
08/13/2020 2:54pm

Louisiana reported 1,135 new COVID-19 cases today for a total of 135,439 since the states first reported case in March. More than 100,000 recoveries have also been reported, according to The News Star. The approaching flu season threatens to overwhelm doctors and hospitals swamped by COVID-19 patients, sparking intense efforts to get people The post Virus roundup appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

Roundup: I-10 BR lane closure / BTR gets $15M / Louisiana Lottery / Lane Nursing Home  
08/13/2020 2:47pm

Traffic: The outside right lane of I-10 westbound at City Park Lake Bridge and the entrance ramp at Perkins Road will be closed from 9 p.m. tonight until 5 a.m. Friday. This emergency lane closure is necessary to allow crews to complete bridge joint repairs, according to an announcement from the Louisiana Department of Transportation The post Roundup: I-10 BR lane closure / BTR gets $15M / Louisiana Lottery / Lane Nursing Home 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

Art & Conversation
08/13/2020 12:00am

Artists for Dialogue on Race Louisiana Auction fosters empathy and awarenesstools toward a better tomorrow

The Goldfish Incident
08/06/2020 2:27pm

Eradicating the golden plague

2020 is for the Birds
07/30/2020 12:00am

Observations from a very amateur birdwatcher

The "Natchez Poppy Guy" Strikes Again
07/23/2020 4:35pm

Armed with twenty pounds of zinnia seeds, floral fanatic runs colorfully amok

Preserving the Past for a Better Future
07/23/2020 4:35pm

The Louisiana Landmarks Society honors seventeen admirable projects in preservation

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

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.

'What more could they do?": LSU bullpen hangs tough for 17 innings in 6-5 loss to Mississippi State
05/23/2019 4:45am

HOOVER, Ala. You could have caught a flight from New York to London in the time it took LSU and Mississippi State to play its 17 innings that started Wednesday night and lasted into Thursday morning, but you wouldve

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

Here's how sleepless nights can trigger weight gain
08/24/2018 8:53am

One sleepless night might tip the bodys metabolism toward storing fat while depleting muscle, new research suggests.

Newborns' immune systems ramp up after birth
08/24/2018 1:53pm

A babys immune system kicks into high gear immediately after birth, a new study finds.

Bills mount for breast cancer survivors
08/24/2018 1:53pm

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.

Read any good books lately? No, teens say, we're too busy texting and online
08/21/2018 6:53pm

One of every three American teens has not read a book just for the fun of it in a year, a new study finds.

Study explores new way to stop cancer's spread
08/22/2018 8:53am

Scientists say theyre researching a way to destroy cancer cells that travel to other parts of the body.

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

Website

Troopers investigate two separate fatal crashes in Pointe Coupee Parish, Iberville Parish Thursday
08/13/2020 5:38pm

Louisiana State Police are investigating two separate fatal crashes that occurred within six hours.The first happened in Oscar shortly after 7 a.m. on LA Hwy 1 north of LA Hwy 78 in Pointe Coupee Parish.The wreck took the life of 58-year-old Brett Sonnier of Fordoche.Troopers report the crash happened as Sonnier and his passenger were traveling northbound on LA Hwy 1 in a 2006 Ford Ranger. For reasons still unknown, Sonnier crossed the centerline into the opposing lane, which resulted in the Ford striking 2018 Freightliner tractor-trailer that was traveling southbound.Sonnier sustained serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries. The passenger of the Ford sustained moderate injuries and was also transported to a local hospital for treatment. The driver of the Freightliner was not injured. Toxicology samples were obtained from both drivers for analysis.This crash remains under investigation.The second happened in Plaquemine just after 1 p.m. on LA Hwy 1 south of LA Hwy 992-3 in Iberville Parish.The crash claimed the life of 35-year-old Sheena Overstreet of White Castle.Troopers report the wreck occurred as Overstreet was traveling northbound on LA Hwy 1 in a 2020 Dodge Challenger. The Dodge struck the rear of a 2008 GMC hauling farm equipment also traveling northbound.Overstreet was unrestrained at the time of the crash and pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the GMC sustained moderate injuries. Impairment is unknown, but toxicology reports were obtained from both drivers for analysis.This crash remains under investigation.Permalink Comments

Former LSU President F. King Alexander says SEC blind to 'reality' for pursuing football season
08/13/2020 5:35pm

BATON ROUGE - LSUs former president and chancellor F. King Alexander took a shot at the SEC as the conference holds firm in its effort to play college football in the fall despite coronavirus fears.King, now the president of Oregon State University, questioned the Southeastern Conferences logic in proceeding with football in the fall during an interview with oregonlive.com. OSU resides in the Pac-12, which became the second Power Five conference to cancel fall sports earlier this week.When asked what the Pac-12 saw to make it pull the plug that the SEC didnt, Alexander responded, I think, probably, reality.Alexander also acknowledged that no football this year means a huge hit to OSUs athletics budget. He posed the possibility of borrowing money from the Pac-12s $1 billion loan fund.&ldquoThere are serious financial ramifications,&rdquo Alexander said. &ldquoWe can stretch this pandemic loss over a lot of years, even a couple decades, and pay it back as we go. Interest rates are very, very low. They&rsquore as low as they&rsquore going to be. Which works to our advantage in terms of having options on the table.&rdquoYou can read the full report here.Permalink Comments

Mayor: Still unclear if fans will be in Tiger Stadium this season
08/13/2020 4:42pm

BATON ROUGE- College football fans are in still in the dark as plans for the upcoming season are changing by the day. Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome addressed the matter in a news conference on Thursday, Aug. 13.The Southeastern Conference plans to move forward with the season as of Thursday, however this is not the case with some other conferences.&nbspEven with the SEC moving forward and scheduling games, LSU fans are eager to find out if they will be able to watch from inside Tiger Stadium.Broome says there is still a lot to discuss, but the first step is for the community to navigate the pandemic safely.It certainly would be exciting here in the capital city to resume football, but that is all contingent upon our numbers in addressing and mitigating COVID-19, Broome said.Broome says football isnt the only thing to consider. The economy is also at risk.I understand the impact of not only the revenues of LSU football, but the revenues of having people come into our city to visit for conferences or major events.With both the health of the community and the economy in mind, she says theres still a lot to piece together.LSU football is just one piece of the puzzle. There are a lot of other pieces of the puzzle that impact our budget as a city-parish government.The cliffhanger leaves Tiger fans in limbo.Mayor Broome says she will be having conversations with Governor John Bel Edwards and leaders at LSU to reach a final decision.Permalink Comments

Suspect ran inside store after vehicles exchanged gunfire on Airline Highway
08/13/2020 4:05pm

GONZALES - An alleged gunman involved in a shootout on Airline Highway was taken into custody after he tried to evade police inside an office supply store.The Ascension Parish Sheriffs Office said the situation unfolded on Airline Highway where two parties began shooting at one another from two different vehicles. Two additional subjects were in the vehicle with the alleged gunman and fled on foot. They were apprehended shortly after.Police are currently working the investigation to locate the second suspect who fled the scene in what is assumed to be a silver Camaro.This is a developing story.Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriffs Office at 225-621-4636 or by texting 847411 to an anonymous tip line from any cellular device, or&nbspGreater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers&nbspat 225-344-STOP7868.Permalink Comments

Governor: Louisiana's unemployed could get additional $300 in federal benefits
08/13/2020 3:49pm

BATON ROUGE - Governor John Bel Edwards announced that Louisiana is pursuing an option for residents eligible for unemployment to get an additional $300 each week in federal support.Edwards said during his coronavirus briefing Thursday that unemployed will be eligible for an additional $300 under an executive order from President Donald Trump. The benefits will be in addition to the benefits recipients are already receiving from the state.&ldquoLast night, we received helpful guidance from the federal government that we believe allows us to use the total amount of money the state is paying in unemployment funds as cost share to draw down the additional $300 per qualified applicant. While all of the details are not yet available, we are cautiously optimistic that we will be able to provide an additional $1,200 a month to qualified people on unemployment,&rdquo Gov. Edwards said in a statement. &ldquoThis is a temporary solution, as funds are limited, and I am still calling on Congress to act. However, as soon as these funds are available to us, we will move quickly to pay them out.&rdquoThough Trumps order mandates that states receiving the federal disaster relief payments must also match with an additional $100 payment. Louisiana will opt to count existing unemployment benefits toward that amount, an option provided by the federal government.The governor said once the state gets the federal assistance, the benefits will be applied retroactively back to Aug. 1. Its still unclear exactly when the payments will be made available.Permalink Comments

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Baton Rouge, LA

(225) 774-7780

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