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Baton Rouge Business Report
Baton Rouge Business Report

9029 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70809   Directions

(225) 928-1700

Website

Roundup: Gulf projects approved / Mortgage rates up / Wholesale prices level  
12/12/2019 10:05am

BP: Federal agencies have approved more than $200 million for 18 projects to restore the open Gulf of Mexico after the 2010 BP oil spill. The largest is about $52 million to study deep-sea habitats. The smallest is about $300,000 to find ways to keep sea turtles from swallowing longline fishing hooks or getting tangled The post Roundup: Gulf projects approved / Mortgage rates up / Wholesale prices level appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

EBR reports 5.5% GDP growth 
12/12/2019 9:57am

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released data on the real GDP for counties in 2018 today. GDP increased in 2,375 counties, decreased in 717, and was unchanged in 21 in 2018, according to estimates released today. East Baton Rouge Parish reported 5.5 growth in GDP compared to 2017, with over $32 billion reported, the The post EBR reports 5.5 GDP growth appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

How to battle procrastination 
12/12/2019 9:53am

New strategies are emerging for the cause of many a blown deadline, late fee and irritated boss: Procrastination. As digital distractions proliferate, psychologists are adapting tactics from cognitive behavioral therapy to target procrastination. They are also developing smartphone apps to reinforce thoughts of industriousness and weaken the allure of procrastination. The efforts come as some The post How to battle procrastination appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

OLOL Foundation names Ann Marie Marmande as new president
12/12/2019 9:00am

This morning, the Our Lady of the Lake Foundation announced Ann Marie Marmande will take the reins as its new president. Most recently, Marmande served as senior vice president of principal gifts with the LSU Foundation. Marmande starts Jan. 15, and she will be taking over for Christel Slaughter, who has served as interim president The post OLOL Foundation names Ann Marie Marmande as new president appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

Bridge Center board finalizing contract with private operator
12/11/2019 3:19pm

The new executive director of the Bridge Center hopes to finalize contract talks by the end of the year with the private firm that will run the behavioral health crisis stabilization facility. Charlotte Claiborne, who was named as the centers first executive director in October, says negotiations with Phoenix-based RI International should be completed in The post Bridge Center board finalizing contract with private operator 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

State of the (Teenage) Union
12/04/2019 9:29am

Baton Rouges youth showcase the concerns of their era in a mural collage exhibition at the Shaw Center

Benny Cenac of Houma’s Link to Cajun Culture: Boudin
12/03/2019 9:21am

The Cajun delicacy that made Scott the Boudin Capital of the World

Live Music in Baton Rouge
12/03/2019 5:45am

Our top picks for December: Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestras Home for the Holidays, Irma Thomas, Opra Louisiane

On Stage in December
12/03/2019 5:45am

Charles Dickens classic ghost story, Langston Hughes Christmas gospel, and Menottis Amahl and the Night Visitors

In the Arts
12/03/2019 5:41am

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

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

Ten former NFL players accused of stealing over $3.4 million in alleged health care benefit fraud
12/12/2019 10:04am

WASHINGTON - Ten former NFL players have been accused of participating in an illegal scheme to drain funds from a health care benefit program for retired NFL players.The alleged fraud targeted the Gene Upshaw NFL Player Health Reimbursement Account Plan, which was created to reimburse retired players and certain immediate family members for out-of-pocket medical care expenses.According to official documents, the ten accused were paid over $3.4 million in false and fraudulent claims between June 2017 and December 2018.Those charged in the indictment are:-Robert McCune, 40, of Riverdale, Georgia- charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and health care fraud, nine counts of wire fraud and nine counts of health care fraud.-John Eubanks, 36, of Cleveland, Mississippi- charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and health care fraud, two counts of wire fraud and two counts of health care fraud.-Tamarick Vanover, 45, of Tallahassee, Florida- charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and health care fraud, two counts of wire fraud and two counts of health care fraud.-Carlos Rogers, 38, of Alpharetta, Georgia- charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and health care fraud, two counts of wire fraud and two counts of health care fraud.-Clinton Portis, 38, of McLean, Virginia- charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and health care fraud, one count of wire fraud and one count of health care fraud.-Ceandris Brown, 36, of Fresno, Texas- charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and health care fraud, one count of wire fraud and one count of health care fraud.-James Butler, 37, of Atlanta, Georgia- charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and health care fraud, one count of wire fraud and one count of health care fraud.-Fredrick Bennett, 35, of Port Wentworth, Georgia- charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and health care fraud, one count of wire fraud and one count of health care fraud.-Correll Buckhalter, 41, of Colleyville, Texas- charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and health care fraud.-Etric Pruitt, 38, of Theodore, Alabama- charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and health care fraud.Assistant Attorney General Benczkowski said the following of the scheme, &ldquoThe defendants are alleged to have developed and executed a fraudulent scheme to undermine a health care benefit plan established by the NFL &ndash one established to help their former teammates and colleagues pay for legitimate medical expenses.&rdquo&ldquoThe defendants allegedly submitted false claims to the plan and obtained money for expensive medical equipment that was never purchased or received, depriving that plan of valuable resources to help others meet their medical needs. We have prioritized the investigation and prosecution of health care fraud in our office, and we appreciate the partnership we share with the Criminal Division and the FBI in pursuing these important matters.&rdquoThe case was investigated by the FBI and is being prosecuted by the Health Care Fraud Unit of the Criminal Division&rsquos Fraud Section and the U.S. Attorney&rsquos Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky. &nbsp&nbspPermalink Comments

Accused serial killer's bizarre confession played in court Wednesday
12/11/2019 2:17pm

CLINTON - Audio from an interview between accused killer Ryan Sharpe and investigators was played during his trial Wednesday, more than two years after his initial arrest.The interview features Sharpe admitting to killing two men&nbsp in East Feliciana&nbspParish in 2017. Sharpe said he shot Thomas Bass and Brad DeFrancheschi outside their own homes in a cross-parish shooting spree that unraveled over multiple months.&nbspThe recording also includes Sharpe admitting to shooting Buck Hornsby, the sole survivor in the string of rural shootings.&nbspWhile talking with law enforcement, Sharpe is heard claiming he was told who to kill by state police and the richest man in the world. Sharpe claims he was specifically targeting white men to fill hunting tags so he could earn his way back into the military.&nbspHe additionally claims to have filled tags in the past, before the shootings.&nbspWhen Sharpe was asked if he had ever filled any tags with a handgun before, he remarked that the last time he used a handgun he shot his pecker off and police had to come pick it up.&nbspSharpe is currently on trial in East Feliciana. He is also facing a murder charge in East Baton Rouge for allegedly killing former BREC Commissioner Carroll Breeden.Permalink Comments

OLOL Foundation selects new President, Ann Marie Marmande
12/12/2019 9:40am

BATON ROUGE &ndash Thursday morning, Our Lady of the Lake Foundation announced that Ann Marie Marmand has been selected as its President.This announcement follows an intensive, months-long search led by Tom Adamek, a Foundation board member and chairperson of the Foundation Search Committee.Marmande was the Senior Vice President of Principal Gifts with the LSU Foundation and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive with a Master of Social Work from LSU and Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Services from the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.Her new role with OLOL is effective, Jan. 15, 2020.Maramand is taking over for Christel Slaughter, who served as interim president since November of 2018. At that time, the Foundation fired its former head, John Paul Funes, who has since been found guilty of wire fraud and money laundering.&nbsp&nbspPermalink Comments

Delta planning to offer larger plane to fly LSU fans from Baton Rouge to Peach Bowl
12/11/2019 1:18pm

BATON ROUGE &ndash Delta plans to add a special, larger aircraft to its fleet to fly LSU fans from Baton Rouge to Atlanta for the Peach Bowl at the end of the month.An MD 88, a 148-foot, near 148-passenger plane, will be added to Friday outbound service from the Baton Rouge airport. Delta is scheduled to operate the airplane with a return flight from Atlanta to Baton Rouge Sunday.The departing flight to Georgia was scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday. A 1 hour, 36-minute flight would land passengers in Atlanta at about 1:06 Friday afternoon. The flight is scheduled to return to Baton Rouge Sunday, departing Hartsfield-Jackson airport at about 12:30 eastern time, landing in Baton Rouge at 1:14.Atlanta to Baton Rouge seating availability and fares were not set as of this post, but outbound trips from Baton Rouge to Atlanta advertised a roundtrip estimate of about $800-$900.An MD 88 is roughly the size of the popular Boeing 737. On its scheduled departure and arrival to Baton Rouge, the Delta flight would be the largest passenger plane operating from BTR on those two days.The Baton Rouge airport is capitalizing on LSU&rsquos perfect football season and so are the airlines. United offered a direct-to-Austin flight when the Tigers visited the Longhorns in September. United added its 737 airliner to the schedule for the special roundtrip service.Follow the publisher of this post on Twitter: treyschmaltzPermalink Comments

Wanted man surrenders to Ascension Parish deputies, another suspect remains at large
12/12/2019 9:16am

ASCENSION PARISH &ndash Officials with the Ascension Parish Sheriff&rsquos Office say one of two wanted suspects has surrendered to police.Mark Johnson Jr., 21, turned himself into deputies and was subsequently booked into the Ascension Parish Jail.Deputies say they&rsquore still searching for Jiesary Price.The two men were wanted in connection with an incident that occurred on Dec 3 in Donaldsonville.Johnson had been wanted for illegal use of weapons, while Price was wanted for illegal use of weapons and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.Anyone with information related to the whereabouts of Jiesary Price is urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriffs Office at 225-621-4636, or by texting 847411 to their anonymous tip line from any cellular device. &nbspPermalink Comments

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WLFT-TV

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(225) 774-7780

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