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Baton Rouge Business Report
Baton Rouge Business Report

(225) 928-1700

9029 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70809   Directions

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SBA makes it rain for strippers, not ballerinas
08/02/2021 3:19pm

How did a strip club qualify for a federal Shuttered Venue Operators Grant when the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre didnt The ballet companys leadership is asking the same question of the Small Business Administration grant program, after learning its application was denied. Its so hard to get in touch with the SBA and even if

Edwards reinstates indoor mask mandate amid COVID surge
08/02/2021 3:16pm

Gov. John Bel Edwards today reinstated a statewide mask mandate for indoor locations, including schools and colleges, as the state struggles with a fast-growing fourth surge of COVID-19 driven by the delta variant and one of the nations lowest vaccination rates. Edwards announced the mandate, which goes into effect Wednesday, less than three months after

LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute offers boot camp for entrepreneurs
08/02/2021 3:07pm

The LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute is helping local entrepreneurs launch and grow their small businesses with its second annual Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs.

Roundup: Lakes project / US manufacturing / Zoom settlement  
08/02/2021 2:48pm

User feedback: University Lakes is seeking input from area residents as it unveils plans to improve and restore the lakes near the LSU campus. On Sunday, Aug. 8, noon to 6 p.m., University Lakes will host Our Lakes Fest, a free event with activities for children and an opportunity for attendees to share their opinions

LSU researchers studying what causes bridges to weaken over time 
08/02/2021 2:45pm

A group of LSU engineering researchers is working to quantify the number of load-posted bridges in Louisiana to better allocate resources for maintenance. Of Louisianas 13,000 bridges, roughly 12 of them are load-posted, meaning they cannot safely carry all legal loads, forcing trucks to take detours and potentially detering industries considering investing in the state.

Country Roads Magazine
Country Roads Magazine

(225) 343-3714

758 St Charles St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802   Directions

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On the Cover: Deep South Design
07/26/2021 3:00pm

Main image by James Osborne IV, building GATORhouse by emerymcclure architecture

Reflections: The Little Outboard that (Hasn’t So Far, but …) Could
07/26/2021 9:58am

On proving rural residency with defunct machinery

A South Forty
07/26/2021 7:00am

Showcasing the work of contemporary Southern American architects at the 2021 Venice Biennale

On Shotgun Houses
07/25/2021 6:00am

The history and future of the signature Southern structure

Waistless Wonders
07/25/2021 5:00am

With her grandmothers fabrics, Gretta Garments channels lazy girl chic.

KPBN - Pelican Broadcasting Network
KPBN - Pelican Broadcasting Network

(225) 248-0049

5500 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806   Directions

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LSU Now
LSU Now

(225) 578-4811

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

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LSU to disclose COVID-19 cases to public, reports 22 positive cases in four days
08/19/2020 6:34pm

The University announced Wednesday in a tweet that all cases of COVID-19 reported to the school will be posted online for the public to view.

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.

Louisiana Public Broadcasting
Louisiana Public Broadcasting

(225) 767-5660

7733 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810   Directions

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The Advocate
The Advocate

(225) 383-0111

10705 Rieger Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70809   Directions

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WAFB
WAFB

(225) 383-9999

844 Government St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802   Directions

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WBRL
WBRL

(225) 766-3233

10000 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810   Directions

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WBRZ-TV
WBRZ-TV

(225) 387-2222

1650 Highland Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70802   Directions

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Survivor of capsized Seacor Power lift boat details escape during hearing
08/03/2021 3:22am

NEW ORLEANS AP &mdash A man who was on a liftboat that capsized off the coast of Louisiana in April, killing 13 people on board, on Monday recalled how he hammered on a window with a fire extinguisher, was sucked into the sea by a wave and then prayed to God to calm the seas as he floated in the choppy waters before being rescued.Dwayne Lewis spoke Monday during the first day of what is slated to be a two-week hearing by the Coast Guard into the events of April 13 when a ship called the Seacor Power capsized about seven miles 11 kilometers off the Louisiana coast. Only six people on board survived. including Lewis. He is one of two survivors slated to speak during the hearing.&ldquoYou&rsquore just begging God to please calm the seas,&rdquo said Lewis, who cannot swim, of his time in the water. &ldquoYou talk to your dead momma, and you tell her you&rsquore not ready to see her.&rdquo Lewis was a contractor who was on the Seacor Power as a representative of Talos Energy, owner of the oil platform where the Seacor Power was heading.Lewis said he had gone to his room to take a nap when the ship capsized. It had started to rain but there was no other indication that the weather was about to get frighteningly bad. Visibility was &ldquogreat&rdquo and the waves were only about 2 to 3 feet 0.61 to 0.91 meters high, he said. He awoke to the boat rolling and a roiling ocean.&ldquoI felt one big roll and when I jumped up it continued until it crashed. It was a thumping stop,&rdquo Lewis said. Eventually he and another person on board smashed out the window in Lewis&rsquo room and escaped. Lewis was picked up by a boat a few hours later.Both Lewis and the other person who testified Monday, Captain Ted Duthu, said there was little indication that the weather was going to degrade so quickly. Duthu was captaining the nearby Rockfish &mdash a liftboat similar to the Seacor Power. Liftboats have three or four legs that can extend to the sea floor and lift the boat above the water and then retract when the ship needs to move. The boats are often used in the offshore oil and gas industry to ferry supplies and service platforms.Duthu told the Coast Guard panel that his boat had just lowered his ship&rsquos legs to the sea floor and raised his ship when the skies got dark. At that time he could see the Seacor Power in the distance. Rain started to fall.&ldquoThat&rsquos when all hell broke loose. It started raining,&rdquo Duthu said. As it began raining harder, he lost sight of the Seacor Power in the distance. Waves were slamming the bottom of the Rockfish, and it felt as if his ship was dancing because it was moving around so much, said Duthu. His wind gauge read 95 miles 153 kilometers per hour, Duthu said.When visibility returned, he could sea the Seacor Power on its side and immediately called for assistance, but Duthu said he never heard the Seacor Power call for help.He said none of his weather reports or radio traffic indicated a squall of this size coming through. If the squall had come any sooner, when his ship&rsquos legs were still up, it could have been even worse, said Duthu: &ldquoFifteen minutes later, the Rockfish would have been laying on its side next to the Seacor Power.&rdquoA preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board said the Seacor Power had begun to lower its legs and was trying to turn to face heavy winds when it flipped.Lewis also fielded questions about the stability of the load the Seacor Power was carrying, saying that the captain was making sure the equipment was centered on the deck. However, he said it wasn&rsquot strapped down &mdash something he said was normal for liftboats that he&rsquod worked on previously. He said the ship was riding level and not listing to one side or the other when they set sail.The hearing was held in Houma, La. and livestreamed as well. After the hearing ends, the Coast Guard will release a report with its conclusions but it could be months before that happens.Permalink Comments

Multiple agencies chase down robbery suspects; two arrested Monday night
08/02/2021 10:15pm

LIVINGSTON, La. - Two people are in custody after robbing a Dollar General store and battering an innocent customer in the process.Deputies say they were dispatched to a Dollar General on Highway 22 around 7 p.m. Monday evening about a robbery.&nbspSheriff Jason Ard says, While this remains under investigation, at this time we can tell you that two males entered the store. &nbspA customer was inside the store while the two stole items.&nbsp&nbspThe customer - a victim - was battered in the process & the victim&rsquos cell phone was taken.The two suspects fled the scene and were pursued by multiple law enforcement agencies including the French Settlement PD, Port Vincent PD, Louisiana State Police, APSO, EBRSO, and BRPD.&nbspTheir vehicle was confiscated by authorities and all stolen items were recovered.&nbspThe case remains under investigation. Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call LPSO at 225-686-2241 x1 or Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers at 225 344-STOP.Permalink Comments

Child reportedly injured in Monday night shooting on Glenetta Ct.
08/02/2021 8:52pm

BATON ROUGE - A child is in critical condition after reportedly being shot Monday night.&nbspThe shooting happened around 8:15 p.m. on Glenetta Court near Glen Oaks Magnet High School.&nbspAccording to authorities, the child is being transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.&nbspThis is a developing story.&nbspPermalink Comments

TRAFFIC ALERT: I-10 East back open after shutdown due to vehicle fire
08/02/2021 8:48pm

UPDATE: All lanes are now open as of 9:20 p.m.&nbspRead the original story below.&nbsp-----------------------------------------------------------------------WEST BATON ROUGE - Authorities had to shut down I-10 East before Lobdell due to a vehicle fire Monday evening.&nbspAs of 8:47 p.m., the interstate is still closed. Congestion is approximately 2 miles in length.&nbspDrivers are advised to use an alternate route if possible.&nbspClick here for live traffic updates.&nbspPermalink Comments

EBR teachers hesitant to attend in-person training; some calling it a 'superspreader event'
08/02/2021 8:34pm

BATON ROUGE - With a new school year around the corner and COVID cases at an all time high in the state, teachers in East Baton Rouge are weary to attend a mandatory in-person training event that will consist of more than 1,000 people.&nbspThe teachers took to a private Facebook group Monday to vent their concerns, calling the development week a superspreader event. Many say they wont attend out of an abundance of caution, but those who dont go will face negative consequences, such as having their pay docked or being required to make up training without pay.&nbspEBR teacher Storm Matthews says this violates labor laws.&nbspKeeping our children safe should be our first priority and in order to do that you must first keep the teachers safe, said Storm Matthews.&nbspThe teachers also say the school board is ignoring safety guidelines by not offering a virtual option, and recommending that they carpool.&nbspOn Monday, Governor John Bel Edwards reissued a statewide mandatory mask mandate for all indoor public spaces including schools. With ever-changing guidelines, teachers worry how it may affect the upcoming semester.&nbspPermalink Comments

WLFT-TV
WLFT-TV

(225) 774-7780

Baton Rouge, LA

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