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Baton Rouge Business Report

Baton Rouge Business Report

9029 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70809   Directions

(225) 928-1700

BREC Commission to select new superintendent next Friday
12/14/2018 3:14pm

Public interviews have been scheduled next week for the four finalists selected to lead BREC. The BREC Commission will vote on its next superintendent at its meeting Friday, Dec. 21. The interviews will take place on Wednesday and Thursday. On Wednesday, Dec. 19, schedule is as follows: 1:30 p.m.Chris Nunes, director of parks and recreation, The post BREC Commission to select new superintendent next Friday appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

Broome releases Open Data report
12/14/2018 3:07pm

Mayor Sharon Weston Broome released a report this afternoon outlined this years progress with the citys Open Data Policy and listed planned efforts for next year. Among the highlights: The Open Data BR website had 3.8 million page views as of Dec. 3 31 datasets are now hosted on the site, with 10 datasets expanded The post Broome releases Open Data report appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

Green Light Plan has 11 roads to finish
12/14/2018 3:04pm

While the vast majority73of the road projects in the Green Light Plan have been completed since 2005, there are 11 roads on the list, with some including multiple project phases, that are still unfinished. All told, those 11 roads and their various phases of work add up to 16 unfinished projects under the Green Light The post Green Light Plan has 11 roads to finish appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

Roundup: Industry output is up / Spirit wins in punctuality / GM pumping brakes on some layoffs
12/14/2018 2:32pm

Brrr Industrial output in America rose starkly last month, driven largely by cold weather-induced utility usage, but this masked underlying weakness in factory production, The Wall Street Journal reports. Industrial production, a measure of factory, mining and utility output, rose a seasonally adjusted 0.6 in November from the prior month, the Federal Reserve announced today. The post Roundup: Industry output is up / Spirit wins in punctuality / GM pumping brakes on some layoffs appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

Louisiana gets deals for holiday rides home
12/14/2018 2:30pm

Louisianans who have too much to drink during the holidays can get discounted rides home from Lyft in a partnership with the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. According to The News Star, The $5 discounts will be available in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe, New Orleans and Shreveport for those who use the code RIDESMARTLA The post Louisiana gets deals for holiday rides 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

Sweet Baton Rouge Local Pop Up Shop
12/04/2018 6:00pm

Shop Small, Shop Here, Shop Local

Charming Cleveland
11/30/2018 9:11am

A mix of hip and historic charms in the Delta

And the GRAMMY Goes To...
11/30/2018 9:00am

A new exhibit offers a peek behind Hollywood glitz and glamour

The GRAMMY Museum® in Cleveland, Mississippi
11/30/2018 8:55am

Celebrating music as a dynamic force throughout history

Music and the Mississippi Delta
11/30/2018 8:50am

Exploring the regions extraordinary influence on American music

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

LSU kicker Cole Tracy accepts invite to Reese’s Senior Bowl
12/05/2018 6:23pm

Cole Tracy accepted an invitation to play in the Reeses Senior Bowl, the senior kicker announced Wednesday evening.

Opinion: Teachers unappreciated, deserve better compensation
11/28/2018 10:15am

In 2016, the average salary for a high school teacher was $58,030. This may seem perfectly reasonable for someone who stands in front of a board and instructs students in a monotone from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.. But, its

LSU alumna makes dreams come true as VP of Epcot
11/27/2018 3:40pm

LSU alumna Melissa Valiquette is bringing the LSU spirit to the happiest place on Earth as the Vice President of Epcot in Walt Disney World.

LSU students gain firsthand knowledge of hunting and wildlife ecology
11/27/2018 3:33pm

Kevin Ringelman, a renewable natural resources assistant professor, has a hands-on approach to teaching wildlife ecology. During an optional field trip last fall, Ringelman and wildlife ecology and conservation biology students went to the Pine Island Hunting Club for a

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

Christmas traditions, decorations and spirit throughout Baton Rouge
12/16/2018 8:55pm

BATON ROUGE- Rene Firesheets loves beautiful flocked Christmas trees with silver and gold trimmings and at the center of it all, the reason for the season Sunday night the display that showcases her spirit of Christmas.Monday night, at 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sylvia Weatherspoon will take you along to meet another family right here in our community to see how they celebrate the spirit of Christmas.Permalink Comments

Coast Guardsman kills wife, son, self at Florida home
12/16/2018 8:37pm

HOMESTEAD, Fla. AP - Officials say a Coast Guardsman killed his wife and their 7-year-old son and then critically wounded their 8-year-old daughter before killing himself.&nbsp&nbspMiami-Dade police and Coast Guard officials say 44-year-old Petty Officer First Class John Presnar fatally shot his 39-year-old wife Gretchen and shot their children early Sunday at their home south of Miami. He then shot himself. The childrens names were not released.&nbsp&nbspPolice say an argument between Presnar and his wife escalated and her mother ran from the home. When officers arrived, they found the bodies and the wounded girl inside.&nbsp&nbspThe Coast Guard says Presnar had served since 2001 as an electronics technician.&nbsp&nbspIn a statement, the Coast Guard said it is deeply saddened by this tragedy and our hearts go out to the family members.Permalink Comments

Community teams up to help people battling trauma
12/16/2018 8:27pm

BATON ROUGE - A special program in Baton Rouge took the time to give back to the community and help those in need this Sunday.The program is called, Recast, a federal grant funded the group after the traumatic sequence of events in Baton Rouge in 2016, including the police ambush and devastating flood.They were funded for five years with 5-million dollars. Recast manager, Daryl Blacher, says its important to help those in need.Baton Rouge has been traumatizing in so many ways, and the homeless is another population facing stress and trauma, said Daryl Blacher.The emotional health program teamed up with the Baton Rouge Police Department, AmeriHealth, and barbers for the event that was held at Saint Vincent De Paul.Give back to the community to help out with haircuts. Do what we can do to help with the people in need, Barber Joey Fefee said,Police officers handed out free personal hygiene items. They not only want to help keep their community safe but they want to help build it up by giving back.To let them know that were not here just to arrest them and ship them off. We want them to become productive citizens, just like everyone else, Baton Rouge Police Sgt. Elvin Howard said.The program plans to hold at least four community outreach events a yearPermalink Comments

Bridge opens just in time for Wedgewood Christmas parade
12/16/2018 8:07pm

BATON ROUGE- The annual Wedgewood Christmas parade isnt about free stuff or even Santa.Its just us getting together just to get our neighborhood together and have each one of our neighbors come out and meet each other and actually talk amongst each other and enjoys the parade, said Kisha Hayes.But all of that almost didnt happen.Well weve been doing this parade for a few years now and this year was in jeopardy, said Hayes.Wedgwood is a neighborhood off of I12 that is connected by the main thoroughfare, Firewood Drive. For most of this year, the Firewood bridge has been closed.What was supposed to be a project to replace the old bridge over the summer, quickly devolved into a game of hurry up and wait.Its taking a little longer than expected. It took 6 months, Hayes said.Weather delayed the project and the neighborhood was effectively cut in half Hayes almost had to cancel the parade.We would have had to go all the way around on ONeal lane, Harrels Ferry, Millerville, and thats just a little too dangerous so it was important that this road was open for us, Hayes said.Luckily for the neighborhood, the new bridge opened on December 4th.Were just so grateful that it was complete so that we could have our Christmas parade today, Hayes said.Permalink Comments

Offset interruption of Cardi B at Rolling Loud spurs outrage
12/16/2018 7:40pm

LOS ANGELES AP - Cardi B is asking the public to not bash Offset, who became the target of internet outrage after he interrupted her set at the Rolling Loud Festival in Los Angeles Saturday night and asked her to get back together with him.&nbsp&nbspCardi B on Sunday said in an Instagram video that she wishes people wouldnt bash the father of her daughter.&nbsp&nbspThe festivals co-founder Tariq Cherif said in a statement Sunday that the festival had nothing to do with Offsets appearance and that headliners and their teams have full control of the stage and who is allowed on it.&nbsp&nbspThe couple broke up in early December after little more than a year of marriage. They got married in September 2017 and welcomed a baby girl in July.Permalink Comments



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