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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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Why sick leave became the sticking point in rail way talks 
12/05/2022 3:09pm

With an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote last week, Congress put itself between railroad freight companies and their unions, averting a national rail strike and potential economic disaster, but workers didnt get the top component they were seeking from the union talks: paid sick leave. The Washington Post explains why the paid time off request threw such

Roundup: All-SEC Team / DCFS survey / SafeSource Direct deal 
12/05/2022 3:06pm

Honors: Three LSU football players earned All-SEC honors from the Associated Press for their performances during the 2022 season. Linebacker Harold Perkins Jr. and defensive end BJ Ojulari were named to the first team while defensive tackle Mekhi Wingo was named to the second team. Read the full story from WAFB-TV. Job satisfaction: Issues with

Employee mental health impacts business productivity, profits
12/05/2022 3:04pm

Nearly one of every five U.S. workers, 19, rate their mental health as fair or poor, and these workers report about four times more unplanned absences due to poor mental health than do their counterparts who report good, very good or excellent mental health, Gallup reports. Projected over a 12-month period, workers with fair or

Activist calls new garbage trucks ‘home run’ for Baton Rouge
12/05/2022 3:02pm

An East Baton Rouge anti-litter activist says the new garbage trucks Republic Services plans under its new city-parish contract are a home run for Baton Rouge.

Manufacturing is weak across US, but services sector thriving 
12/05/2022 3:00pm

The manufacturing sector has fallen into a funk, but services business are in anything but that, according to The Wall Street Journal. The Institute for Supply Management said this morning that its index of service-sector activity rose to 56.5 for November from Octobers 54.4, keeping it comfortably above 50, the break line between expansion and

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: Keeping the Fires Burning
11/21/2022 3:30pm

Cover Image by Boone Clemmons

Light the Levees
11/21/2022 2:00pm

Christmas arrives in the River Parishes with a spectacle like no other

Réveillon (R)evolution
11/21/2022 1:30pm

How a forgotten French Catholic holiday tradition was brought back from oblivion and transformed for modern diners

The Year's Last Visitor
11/21/2022 1:15pm

Across Cajun Country, a cast of magical figures distribute gifts for the New Year

To Infinity, and Beyond
11/21/2022 1:00pm

A magazine publisher tries his hands at Medieval Age physics

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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Law enforcement responding to Angola grounds for near drowning
12/05/2022 8:23pm

ANGOLA - Law enforcement is responding to the Angola community after a near-drowning was reported.&nbspSources say a child is being taken to a hospital around 8 p.m. after nearly drowning in a bathtub on the Angola grounds.&nbspNo more details are immediately available.&nbsp&nbspThis is a developing story.&nbspPermalink Comments

Kirstie Alley, Emmy-winning 'Cheers' star, dies at 71
12/05/2022 7:55pm

TAMPA, Fla. AP &mdash Kirstie Alley, who won an Emmy for her role on &ldquoCheers&rdquo and starred in films including &ldquoLook Who&rsquos Talking,&rdquo died Monday.Alley died of cancer that was only recently discovered, her children True and Lillie Parker said in a post on Twitter. Alley&rsquos manager Donovan Daughtry confirmed the death in an email to The Associated Press.Alley was 71.&ldquoAs iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother,&rdquo her children&rsquos statement said.She starred as Rebecca Howe on the NBC sitcom &ldquoCheers&rdquo from 1987 to 1993, after the departure of original star Shelley Long.She had her own sitcom on the network, &ldquoVeronica&rsquos Closet,&rdquo from 1997 to 2000.Permalink Comments

Plaquemine looking to fill police chief position after former resigned, pleaded guilty to malfeasance
12/05/2022 3:59pm

PLAQUEMINE, La. &ndash Mayor Ed Reeves is set to name an interim police chief next week.Reeves has called a special meeting of the city&rsquos board of selectmen for 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13 to make his announcement.The move comes after former police Chief Kenny Payne resigned after he pleaded no contest to two charges of malfeasance.The WBRZ Investigative unit reported in recent months that Payne sought sexual favors from a woman in exchange for Payne dropping charges against her boyfriend.An Iberville Parish grand jury last month charges Payne with five counts of malfeasance.His three-year prison sentence was suspended, and he was placed on a year of probation.Attempts Monday to contact Reeves were unsuccessful.An election for a new chief will be held in the spring or fall.Permalink Comments

Oxford Dictionaries names 'goblin mode' its word of the year
12/05/2022 3:48pm

LONDON - Asked to sum up 2022 in a word, the public has chosen a phrase.Oxford Dictionaries said Monday that &ldquogoblin mode&rdquo has been selected by online vote as its word of the year.It defines the term as &ldquoa type of behavior which is unapologetically self-indulgent, lazy, slovenly, or greedy, typically in a way that rejects social norms or expectations.&rdquoFirst seen on Twitter in 2009, &ldquogoblin mode&rdquo gained popularity in 2022 as people around the world emerged uncertainly from pandemic lockdowns.&ldquoGiven the year we&rsquove just experienced, &lsquogoblin mode&rsquo resonates with all of us who are feeling a little overwhelmed at this point,&rdquo said Oxford Languages President Casper Grathwohl.The word of the year is intended to reflect &ldquothe ethos, mood, or preoccupations of the past twelve months.&rdquo For the first time this year&rsquos winning phrase was chosen by public vote, from among three finalists selected by Oxford Languages lexicographers: goblin mode, metaverse and the hashtag IStandWith.Despite being relatively unknown offline, goblin mode was the overwhelming favorite, winning 93 of the more than 340,000 votes cast.The choice is more evidence of a world unsettled after years of pandemic turmoil, and by the huge changes in behavior and politics brought by social media.Last week Merriam-Webster announced that its word of the year is &ldquogaslighting&rdquo &mdash psychological manipulation intended to make a person question the validity of their own thoughts.In 2021 the Oxford word of the year was &ldquovax&rdquo and Merriam-Webster&rsquos was &ldquovaccine.Permalink Comments

Parish asking people to move fences again, more DSLD residents affected
12/05/2022 3:29pm

DENHAM SPRINGS - At least 17 homeowners were mailed letters in October letting them know that their fence is not in compliance with the parish. Those homeowners would have to move their fences to accommodate the servitude and allow the parish to maintain the drainage.Tamara Beard received one of those letters and isnt happy. She was one of the first three people to move into Hunters Ridge in 2019.Im so angry you have no idea.Prior to moving it, she petitioned both DSLD and her HOA Community Management to sign off on her fence plans. She received confirmation from Community Management via email that says her request is approved, honoring the servitude, and to call if she had any questions.So I did, I called them and I said, honoring the servitude means youll never tear down my fence, they said yes, maam, Beard recalled.The reason Beard needs a fence is because she has large dogs. Her 11-year-old huskie Appolo loves to be outside but cannot have an open backyard. She fears that if the dogs get out theyll get lost or killed.A letter was mailed to at least 17 homeowners in either Hunters Ridge first and second filing, and Arbor Walk seventh filing regarding their fences. The letter was sent from the HOA to the homeowners that did not abide by the servitudes when their fences were erected. Community Management is the management company for the HOA in both Hunters Ridge and Arbor Walk.DSLD says it walked the property with the Livingston Parish Department of Public Works in October with a surveyor identifying encroachments and put out markers.In Beards case, a marker was placed eight feet away from her rear fence line, which means if her fence is torn down shell lose about eight feet of her backyard.Im scared to walk out with no kind of fencing where the enclosure is secure, coyotes can get in, raccoons, rats, you name it.Appolo isnt safe either, hell no longer have a fenced-in yard.The parish says it needs about 15 feet to get through the servitude with a tractor. We didnt have a tape measure, but while at Beards house on Monday our crew noted the space between fences already surpasses 15 feet.Bears says if the new marker really shows were her new fence should be, then someone made a mistake a few years ago and she doesnt think it was her.What you approved is what you approved and if it was an error then they should pay for any changes, she said.If her fence is torn down by the parish she wont be able to put it back up. The funds are not in her budget.There isnt much time, according to the letter homeowners have until December 10th to make changes or the parish will step in. DSLD and the parish both say they plan to investigate Beards case further.A very similar situation happened in Arbor Walk in 2019. At least 33 homeowners were mailed letters about their fences encroaching the servitude. In 2020 the parish removed 29 fences. Now, the process is happening again.Permalink Comments

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Baton Rouge, LA

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