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Baton Rouge Business Report
Baton Rouge Business Report

9029 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70809   Directions

(225) 928-1700


Proposed short-term rental regulations slogging its way toward completion
08/16/2019 3:33pm

Metro Councilwoman Tara Wicker says the parish attorneys office is working out some final issues with her proposed parishwide short-term rental regulations, and once finished shell hold a last stakeholders meeting to ensure the proposal is heading in the right direction. Tweaks to the drafted ordinance, which the parish attorneys office has been working on The post Proposed short-term rental regulations slogging its way toward completion appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

Louisiana only state to see year-over employment drop in July
08/16/2019 3:21pm

Although the states unemployment rate remained at 4.3 in July, the lowest since 2008, Louisiana was the only state in the U.S. to post a year-over decline in employment numbers last month. Non-farm employment in Louisiana dropped a slight 0.1 in July, compared to the same month last year, according to data released today by The post Louisiana only state to see year-over employment drop in July appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

ICYMI: Top stories from ‘Daily Report’ this week 
08/16/2019 3:20pm

Key stories you might have missed: Waitr rate hike prompts some Baton Rouge restaurants to drop service Highland lands Northwestern Mutual as its second tenant Former hospital fundraiser John Paul Funes is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 17 DOTD secretary says I-10 widening project is on track despite report The post ICYMI: Top stories from Daily Report this week appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

Roundup: Federal aid request / Liberty Lagoon closed / Oil spill spotted  
08/16/2019 3:14pm

Letter writing: Gov. John Bel Edwards is asking the Trump administration to issue a federal disaster declaration for Louisiana because of Mississippi River flooding, just a day after asking for greater assistance following Hurricane Barry. His office announced today it sent a letter to FEMA seeking the designation that would give state and local agencies The post Roundup: Federal aid request / Liberty Lagoon closed / Oil spill spotted appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

Study: A record 768M US vacation days went unused in 2018
08/16/2019 3:13pm

American workers left a record number of vacation days on the table last year768 million days, up 9 from 2017according to new research from the U.S. Travel Association, Oxford Economics and Ipsos. Of the unused days, 236 million were forfeited completely, equating to $65.5 billion in lost benefits. More than half 55 of workers reported The post Study: A record 768M US vacation days went unused in 2018 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


The Louisiana Maneuvers
08/12/2019 5:52am

When Chief of Staff General George C. Marshall sought a way to combat Germanys blitzkrieg tactics in World War II, he sought the roughest terrain possible for trainingthe Louisiana-Texas border.

Support the Louisiana Art & Science Museum
08/12/2019 5:51am

The community-driven museum devotes itself to bettering Baton Rougeone curious mind at a time

Heart of the Home
08/02/2019 8:24am

In spite of its shortcomings, our kitchen had one wonderful, redeeming feature

In the Arts
08/02/2019 7:42am

A guide to the best art exhibitions in Baton Rouge in August, featuring shows at the LSU Museum of Art, LASM, Baton Rouge Gallery, and more.

Live Music in Baton Rouge
08/02/2019 7:39am

Our top picks for August: Molly Taylor & Denton Hatcher, Wayne Toups, the Rodney Crowell Band, and Robert Earl Keen

KPBN - Pelican Broadcasting Network
KPBN - Pelican Broadcasting Network

5500 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806   Directions

(225) 248-0049



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

(225) 578-4811


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


The Advocate
The Advocate

10705 Rieger Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70809   Directions

(225) 383-0111



844 Government St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802   Directions

(225) 383-9999


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.


10000 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810   Directions

(225) 766-3233



1650 Highland Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70802   Directions

(225) 387-2222


Construction on South Sherwood Forest Boulevard restarting
08/17/2019 10:27pm

BATON ROUGE - Residents that live near South Sherwood Forest Boulevard are happy to hear that construction on the street is restarting.Homeowner Steve Jordan has lived at Lake Sherwood Acres for 25 years, hes seen several construction projects on Sherwood Forest but not many that take this long.They usually get it done right away, but this has been like a year, Jordan said.Hes been taking alternate routes since the construction began.I avoid it at all cost. I go back down Coursey, or Millerville to I-12, Jordan said.This construction is not just effecting residents, business are struggling too. South Philly Cheese Steaks on South Sherwood Forest went out of business during the construction work that had been delayed for months while waiting on materials.Oh my gosh its closed, former customer Bax Kegans said.A sign on the window reads, The Construction Won referring to the restaurant closing after 6-years, because of the work on the street&nbspbeing done.Ive been coming here for 4 or 5 years, hate to see it shut down, Kegans said.The work on Sherwood Forest is expected to be completed next month.Permalink Comments

Driver in Friday police chase booked into jail after hospital stay
08/16/2019 10:16am

BATON ROUGE &ndash The driver accused in a nasty police chase that ended with a dangerous crash Friday has been booked into jail.Dominic Powell was charged with flight from an officer, negligent injuring and theft of a motor vehicle.Authorities said Powell stole an SUV from a gas station near the airport. The person driving the vehicle found a deputy nearby who gave chase.Powell, deputies said, sped off &ndash leading the sheriff&rsquos office in a pursuit on I-110, Hwy. 19, Blount Road and onto Plank. Once on Plank, Powell crashed in the intersection of Hollywood Street, deputies said.Powell wrecked the stolen vehicle in a dramatic crash &ndash flipping the SUV, authorities said. He was apprehended while trying to crawl out of the wreckage.He was booked into jail after being treated for injuries at the hospital.Follow the publisher of this post on Twitter: treyschmaltzPermalink Comments

Florida man jailed, accused of threatening mass shooting
08/17/2019 7:31pm

DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. AP - Authorities say a Florida man has been arrested and accused of threatening a mass shooting in text messages.&nbsp The Volusia County Sheriffs Office says 25-year-old Tristan Scott Wix of Daytona Beach sent several text messages stating he wanted to break a world record for longest confirmed kill ever. The office says that in another message, Wix texted he wanted to reach 100 victims and had decided on a location. It was unclear who Wix was texting or how deputies obtained the information.&nbsp Authorities say Wix was arrested Friday at a supermarket in Daytona Beach Shores on a charge of making written threats to kill. The sheriffs news release says Wix told detectives he didnt own firearms but was fascinated with mass shootings.&nbsp Jail records didnt list an attorney for Wix.Permalink Comments

Man charged with attempted murder of Illinois state trooper
08/17/2019 6:21pm

WHEELING, Ill. AP - A 43-year-old suburban Chicago man has been charged with attempted murder for shooting and wounding an Illinois state trooper who was serving a warrant at the mans home.&nbsp Authorities say Volodymyr Dragan of Wheeling shot the 32-year-old trooper about 6:30 p.m. Thursday.&nbsp The trooper was among a group of officers serving a warrant for aggravated assault on a police officer and other allegations stemming from a state police traffic stop on Interstate 294 early Thursday. The troopers injuries were not life-threatening.&nbsp Dragan was scheduled for a bond hearing Saturday. He also is charged with aggravated battery with a firearm to a police officer, aggravated unlawful restraint and aggravated assault of a police officer.&nbsp It was unclear Saturday whether Dragan has a lawyer to comment on his behalf.Permalink Comments

Judge disqualifies Norton from seeking election to Senate
08/17/2019 3:31pm

SHREVEPORT, La. AP - A Louisiana judge has disqualified state Rep. Barbara Norton from seeking election to the state Senate.&nbsp News outlets report District Judge Craig Marcotte ruled Friday that there was clear and convincing evidence Norton does not live in the house she claims as her residence.&nbsp The ruling ended a more than 12-hour day of testimony where state Sen. Greg Tarver challenged Nortons eligibility to run in District 39. Tarver said Norton actually lives in adjoining Senate District 38.&nbsp Marcotte ruled that Tarver proved his case. The judge questioned why Norton would live in a small house with two other people - one of whom is a registered sex offender - instead of alone in a larger home.&nbsp Norton says she will appeal Fridays ruling.Permalink Comments


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