• Bruce, the last Jaws shark, docks at the Academy Museum

    Bruce, the last Jaws shark, docks at the Academy Museum
    Bruce, the fiberglass shark made from the “Jaws” mold, is ready for his close-up. The 1,208 pound, 25-foot-long, 45-year-old shark, famous for being difficult to work with on the set of Steven Spielberg’s classic thriller, on Friday was hoisted up in the air above the main escalator of the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles where he will greet guests for the foreseeable future. And this time, he cooperated.It is the culmination of years of plannin
  • Trooper indicted in shooting of unarmed teen to appear in court in January

    Trooper indicted in shooting of unarmed teen to appear in court in January
    BATON ROUGE - A state trooper indicted last month for allegedly shooting an unarmed teenager in the back during a traffic stop will be arraigned in court early next year.Court documents obtained Tuesday show Kasha Domingue's next court appearance is set for Jan. 29, 2021. Domingue was indicted last month on charges of illegal use of a weapon and aggravated second-degree battery.The Advocate cited Domingue's lawyer as saying the trooper plans to plead not guilty. In 2018, Domin
  • OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty in criminal case

    OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty in criminal case
    Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty Tuesday to three criminal charges, formally admitting its role in an opioid epidemic that has contributed to hundreds of thousands of deaths over the past two decades.In a virtual hearing with a federal judge in Newark, New Jersey, the OxyContin maker admitted impeding the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s efforts to combat the addiction crisis. Purdue acknowledged that it had not maintained an effective program to prevent prescription drugs from bein
  • FBI issues warning to suspects amid investigation into widespread La insurance fraud scheme

    FBI issues warning to suspects amid investigation into widespread La insurance fraud scheme
    NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana residents are paying more in car insurance, in part, due to a comprehensive scam that involves people intentionally hitting 18-wheelers and then fraudulently claiming injuries that result in million dollar settlements with insurance companies.According to a WWL-TV investigation, these staged accidents have occurred dozens of times and involve a massive amount of scam artists.But now, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has taken an interest in the case
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  • Police looking for suspect in armed robbery near BREC park

    Police looking for suspect in armed robbery near BREC park
    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for a man who robbed someone using a weapon near a park in East Baton Rouge earlier this month.According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the attack happened Nov. 6 on N Ardenwood near Blueberry Street, about a short distance from Blueberry Street Park. The department released photos of the suspected robber Tuesday.Police said the victim was unharmed.Permalink| Comments
  • Dow crests 30,000 points on vaccine hopes, Biden transition

    Dow crests 30,000 points on vaccine hopes, Biden transition
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded above 30,000 points for the first time Tuesday as investors were encouraged by the latest progress on developing coronavirus vaccines and news that the transition of power in the U.S. to President-elect Joe Biden will finally begin.Traders were also encouraged by news that Biden had selected Janet Yellen, a widely respected former Federal Reserve chair, as treasury secretary. The Dow rose more than 400 points, or 1.4%, to trade just over 30,000 late Tuesd
  • Associated Press: Thanksgiving could make or break US coronavirus response

    Associated Press: Thanksgiving could make or break US coronavirus response
    In Pennsylvania, if you’re having friends over to socialize, you’re supposed to wear a mask — and so are your friends. That’s the rule, but Barb Chestnut has no intention of following it.“No one is going to tell me what I can or not do in my own home,” said Chestnut, 60, of Shippensburg. “They do not pay my bills and they are not going to tell me what to do.”As governors and mayors grapple with an out-of-control pan
  • Pennsylvania certifies Biden as winner of presidential vote

    Pennsylvania certifies Biden as winner of presidential vote
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden has been certified as the winner of the presidential election in Pennsylvania, the governor said Tuesday.Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, tweeted that the Pennsylvania State Department “certified the results of the November 3 election in Pennsylvania for president and vice president of the United States.“As required by federal law, I’ve signed the Certificate of Ascertainment for the slate of electors for Joe Biden and
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  • Odd monolith resembling structure featured in Kubrick's 'Space Odyssey' discovered in Utah

    Odd monolith resembling structure featured in Kubrick's 'Space Odyssey' discovered in Utah
    UTAH - Science Fiction fans who can't help but find themselves fascinated by real-life accounts of mysteriously appearing crop circles or the legends surrounding sites such as England's Stonehenge now have a new puzzle to wrap their imaginations around.According to the BBC, a strange metal monolith has been discovered in a deserted area of a Utah desert. The news outlet says wildlife officers spotted the unusual object while counting sheep during a flyover in a remote south-ea
  • NYC's first African American mayor, David Dinkins, has died

    NYC's first African American mayor, David Dinkins, has died
    NEW YORK (AP) — David Dinkins, who broke barriers as New York City’s first African American mayor, but was doomed to a single term by a soaring murder rate, stubborn unemployment and his mishandling of a riot in Brooklyn, has died. He was 93.Dinkins died Monday, the New York City Police Department confirmed. The department said officers were called to the former mayor’s home in the evening. Initial indications were that he died of natural causes.Dinkins’
  • State leaders detail plans for initial phase of I-10 widening project in Baton Rouge

    State leaders detail plans for initial phase of I-10 widening project in Baton Rouge
    BATON ROUGE - Plans for extensive road work meant to improve traffic conditions along Louisiana's often-congested I-10 between La. Hwy. 415 in West Baton Rouge (WBR) Parish and the East Baton Rouge (EBR) Parish I0/12 split have been finalized and are expected to begin in 2021.According to The Advocate, the six-year project will be helmed by a company called Kiewit/Boh, which is actually a partnership between two firms.Federal bonds will support the lengthy project's completion, and the
  • Officials approve pay raise for City of Gonzales staff

    Officials approve pay raise for City of Gonzales staff
    GONZALES - On Monday night, leaders in the city of Gonzales converged for an in-person council meeting with Mayor Barney Arceneaux.During the meeting, three ordinances passed unanimously; officials approved a 'cost of living' pay raise for Mayor Arceneaux, for Police Chief Sherman Jackson, and for the City of Gonzales Staff.Council meetings are typically held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month around 5:30 p.m. at Gonzales City Hall. Click here for more information about the
  • DNA, undisclosed payments cited as verdict reversal sought

    DNA, undisclosed payments cited as verdict reversal sought
    NEW ORLEANS  — Criminal justice advocates are asking a New Orleans court to throw out a man’s 2010 murder conviction, saying DNA evidence indicates someone else committed the crime and prosecutors withheld information about financial help provided to witnesses.The Monday filing by Innocence Project New Orleans comes in the case of Kaleigh Smith, convicted of second-degree murder in an October 2007 fatal shooting. The conviction carries a mandatory life sentence.The
  • City-Parish leaders say Hurricane Delta debris removal is nearing completion

    City-Parish leaders say Hurricane Delta debris removal is nearing completion
    BATON ROUGE – Officials with East Baton Rouge Parish (EBR) announced Monday that city-Parish debris removal crews are in the final phases of collecting storm debris generated by Hurricane Delta, with more than 50,000 cubic yards of debris collected to-date.According to a news update from the EBR Mayor's Office, City-Parish officials estimate debris removal crews will complete debris removal activities in most EBR neighborhoods before Thanksgiving Day. Officials say immediately after t
  • Shooting on Hammond Street injures one person

    Shooting on Hammond Street injures one person
    BATON ROUGE - Early Tuesday (Nov. 24) morning, a reported shooting that left one person injured occurred in a Baton Rouge neighborhood just north of Evangeline Street.Authorities responded to the 5000 block of Hammond Street shortly after 4 a.m.According to officials, they found an injured person suffering from gunshot wounds. Officials have confirmed that the person is expected to survive.At this time, the circumstances surrounding the shooting have not been disclosed.This is a developing situ
  • Prosecutors: 31 charged in Coast Guard test-fixing scheme

    Prosecutors: 31 charged in Coast Guard test-fixing scheme
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than 30 people were charged for their participation in a test score-fixing scheme that happened over seven years at a United States Coast Guard exam center in Louisiana, federal prosecutors announced.The indictment centers around Dorothy Smith, a former employee at an exam center in Mandeville, who was required to enter scores for exams merchant mariners were required to pass to get licenses for positions on ships, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the E
  • Vehicle fire causes slowdown along I-10 West at Lobdell

    Vehicle fire causes slowdown along I-10 West at Lobdell
    BATON ROUGE - Early Tuesday (Nov. 24) morning, a vehicle fire caused a slowdown near I-10 W at the LA-415/Lobdell exit.As of 6:30 a.m., the right lane remains blocked, though the fire appears to have been extinguished. The incident occurred shortly after 6 a.m., and at this time it is unknown if it resulted in any injuries. WBRZ will continue to monitor the situation.VEHICLE FIRE: I-10 W just before LA 415 in WBR. Right lane blocked, delays starting to build. pic.twitter.com/v
  • Co-founder of viral ALS Ice Bucket Challenge dies at 37

    Co-founder of viral ALS Ice Bucket Challenge dies at 37
    YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A co-founder of the social media ALS ice bucket challenge, which has raised more than $200 million worldwide for Lou Gehrig’s disease research, died Sunday at the age of 37, according to the ALS Association.Pat Quinn was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, in 2013, a month after his 30th birthday, the organization said in a statement announcing his death.“Pat fought ALS w
  • Court: Texas, Louisiana can end Planned Parenthood funding

    Court: Texas, Louisiana can end Planned Parenthood funding
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Texas and Louisiana can cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood clinics — a move supported by opponents of legal abortion, but opposed by advocates who said it affects a variety of non-abortion health services for low-income women.The ruling was handed down by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. While it expressly reversed decisions in Texas and Louisiana, it also affects Mississippi, which
  • Heavy law enforcement presence in neighborhood off Florida Boulevard on Monday night

    Heavy law enforcement presence in neighborhood off Florida Boulevard on Monday night
    BATON ROUGE - On Monday (Nov. 23) night a number of law enforcement officers converged on a home in a typically quiet residential area just south of Florida Boulevard and north of Old Hammond Highway.Witnesses say a number of East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office (EBRSO) representatives were seen on Fountainebleau and South Chalfont Drive shortly after 10 p.m.The deputies sectioned off an area along the street with crime scene tape as they responded to an undisclosed incident.A source told W
  • Pandemic has taken a bite out of seafood trade, consumption

    Pandemic has taken a bite out of seafood trade, consumption
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has hurt the U.S. seafood industry due to a precipitous fall in imports and exports and a drop in catch of some species.Those are the findings of a group of scientists who sought to quantify the damage of the pandemic on America’s seafood business, which has also suffered in part because of its reliance on restaurant sales. Consumer demand for seafood at restaurants dropped by more than 70% during the early months of the pandem
  • New subdivision expected to be built on recently sold 13-acres off Old Jefferson Highway

    New subdivision expected to be built on recently sold 13-acres off Old Jefferson Highway
    BATON ROUGE - Experts agree that this year, real estate markets across the country have experienced a dynamic shift due to the COVID health crisis.Interestingly, though the economy as a whole is struggling, more Americans appear to be moving. In a recent 2020 Forbes report, Peter Lane Taylor highlighted this by saying, "By every metric, Americans are moving faster now than they were before the pandemic.""Page-per-property views on real estate platforms like R
  • In pandemic eras isolation, meaning of self-care evolves

    In pandemic eras isolation, meaning of self-care evolves
    NEW YORK (AP) — These days, with a pandemic raging, this is what life can look like:Staring at your face on Zoom for hours instead of occasionally glimpsing it in the mirror. Living out the days in loungewear. Wearing minimal makeup because no one sees much of you. Considering an investment in home exercise equipment because gyms are closed or restricted.The pandemic has forced people to spend more time with themselves than ever. Along the way, it has reshaped and broadened the way ma
  • No decision yet in case involving former student suing LSU

    No decision yet in case involving former student suing LSU
    BATON ROUGE – There was no ruling Monday in a case involving a former LSU student who sued the University. Samantha Brennan recently requested the police report she filed back in 2016 that claimed former LSU football star Derrius Guice shared a nude photo of her without her consent. Brennan got the report, but it was redacted.Brennan’s, Guice’s and a witness's name were all blacked out. All three were LSU students at the time.“Remember the other people in
  • US agency ascertains Biden as winner, lets transition begin

    US agency ascertains Biden as winner, lets transition begin
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The General Services Administration ascertained Monday that President-elect Joe Biden is the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election, clearing the way for the start of the transition from President Donald Trump’s administration and allowing Biden to coordinate with federal agencies on plans for taking over on Jan. 20.Trump, who had refused to concede the election, said in a tweet that he is directing his team to cooperate on the transit
  • More than 500 turkeys given away to local families in need

    More than 500 turkeys given away to local families in need
    BATON ROUGE - Thanksgiving staples, free flu shots and much more were given away Monday at the Martin Luther King Community Center. The giveaway, organized annually by councilman LaMont Cole, benefits families in district 7 who are in need of food for the holidays. Fresh vegetables and non-perishable items were included in the haul to ensure those in the community had all they need for the holiday.“We recognize that this is a food desert. There aren’t many grocery s
  • 'Jeopardy!' resumes filming next week with interim hosts

    'Jeopardy!' resumes filming next week with interim hosts
    'Jeopardy!' will start filming the first of its new episodes without beloved host Alex Trebek next week.The game show says filming begins Nov. 30. for its new slate of episodes without the late Trebek. The episodes will feature a series of interim guest hosts until it ultimately lands on a full-time replacement. We will resume production on 11/30 with a series of interim guest hosts from the Jeopardy! family – starting with Ken Jennings. Additional guest hosts to be announced
  • Upswing in COVID testing as holidays approach

    Upswing in COVID testing as holidays approach
    BATON ROUGE - With COVID cases surging and the holidays fast approaching, Ochsner is offering free community testing around the capital area this week.At Blackwater United Methodist in Baker, workers said tested 20 people within the first 45 minutes of opening their doors Monday. And it’s a trend they’ve seen elsewhere recently.“The turnout recently has doubled and in some areas tripled,” testing supervisor Annette Martijn said.Martijn says the demand for
  • LIVE TRAFFIC UPDATES: I-10 West remains closed at LA 415 for recovery efforts

    LIVE TRAFFIC UPDATES: I-10 West remains closed at LA 415 for recovery efforts
    BATON ROUGE - I-10 West remains closed Monday afternoon as crews work to remove an overturned tractor trailer from the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge.The truck was partially hanging off the side of the bridge at Whiskey Bay early Monday morning, resulting in the closure of I-10 West at 8 a.m.Traffic is being diverted North at Lobdell (LA 415) to US Hwy 190 West.Tweets by wbrztrafficPermalink| Comments
  • Report: Joe Burrow's leg injury appears worse than first thought

    Report: Joe Burrow's leg injury appears worse than first thought
    CINCINNATI - It was learned Monday that an apparent season-ending injury which took former LSU star Joe Burrow out of Sunday's game against the Washington Football Team may be even worse than initially thought.According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, an MRI revealed Monday that Burrow suffered a torn ACL and MCL, as well as other structural damage to his knee. A tweet from Burrow Sunday suggested he would be out for the rest of the Bengals' season, but his recovery could now  extend into nex
  • Millions stick to Thanksgiving travel plans despite warnings

    Millions stick to Thanksgiving travel plans despite warnings
    About 1 million Americans a day packed airports and planes over the weekend even as coronavirus deaths surged across the U.S. and public health experts begged people to stay home and avoid big Thanksgiving gatherings.And the crowds are only expected to grow. Next Sunday is likely to be the busiest day of the holiday period.To be sure, the number of people flying for Thanksgiving is down by more than half from last year because of the rapidly worsening outbreak. However, the 3 million who went t
  • Louisiana superintendents ask for looser quarantine rules

    Louisiana superintendents ask for looser quarantine rules
    BATON ROUGE (AP) — Leaders of several Louisiana public school systems called on state officials Monday to relax coronavirus quarantine rules that have sent thousands of students home from school because they have been in close proximity to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.School superintendents from Ascension, West Baton Rouge, Rapides and Livingston parishes said too many students are missing in-person classroom instruction because they have been sent home for 14 days to quar
  • Browns star Garrett to miss second game with COVID-19 virus

    Browns star Garrett to miss second game with COVID-19 virus
    CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns defensive standout Myles Garett will miss his second consecutive game as he recovers from the COVID-19 virus.Garrett sat out Sunday’s win over Philadelphia, and he’ll also be kept out of this week’s game at Jacksonville. Coach Kevin Stefanski did not provide any detail on Garrett’s condition other than saying he will not be back in time to face the Jaguars.Garrett has 9 1/2 sacks and has been among the NFL’s bes
  • Gov. Edwards: $234.6 million in Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill NRDA funds to be used for coastal restoration projects

    Gov. Edwards: $234.6 million in Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill NRDA funds to be used for coastal restoration projects
    BATON ROUGE – Gov. John Bel Edwards Monday that the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (LA TIG) has approved $234.6 million in funds resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement for restoration projects that will create and restore wetlands in Plaquemines and Terrebonne Parishes. The funding will be used for the engineering, design, and construction of five coastal restoration projects.“We thank the LA TIG for helping to advance these critically imp
  • State Auditor's report on Livingston Assessor's Office reveals significant procedural flaws

    State Auditor's report on Livingston Assessor's Office reveals significant procedural flaws
    BATON ROUGE - A recent report from the state auditor's office reveals possible issues within the Livingston Parish Assessor's Office.According to a thorough analysis crafted by Louisiana Legislative Auditor, Daryl G. Purpera, officials within the Livingston Parish Assessor's Office may have improperly deleted emails that were considered "public records," and as such should have been preserved and maintained for at least three years since the date of their creation.In addition to this, Purpera's
  • State auditor's report highlights potential problems at Livingston Assessor's Office

    State auditor's report highlights potential problems at Livingston Assessor's Office
    BATON ROUGE - A recent report from the state auditor's office reveals possible issues within the Livingston Parish Assessor's Office.According to a thorough analysis crafted by Louisiana Legislative Auditor Daryl G. Purpera officials within the Livingston Parish Assessor's Office had "no policy regarding email retention and no way of demonstrating that you retained all business emails received during the audit period."In addition to this, Purpera's report says the organization issues vehicles t
  • Woman in her 70s finds cancer early, emphasizes importance of annual screenings

    Woman in her 70s finds cancer early, emphasizes importance of annual screenings
    BATON ROUGE - A former smoker in her 70s is advocating for those at high-risk to be proactive when it comes to their health. Cindy Landry considers herself the "most blessed person on Earth." A smoker of 35 years, she quit after watching her son pass away of cancer. "He said, 'Mama, I can't bear to think that you would have to go thorough what I'm going through.' So I laid down my pack of cigarettes and my lighter and never touched them again," Landry said. From that
  • NFL expands mask mandate, threatens to discipline violators

    NFL expands mask mandate, threatens to discipline violators
    The NFL has expanded its mandate for mask usage on the sideline and is threatening discipline for those who violate the league’s updated COVID-19 protocols.The league told teams in a memo on Monday that players who are not substituting or preparing to enter the field of play and are not wearing their helmets will be required to wear a mask or a double-layered gaiter on the sideline, starting this week.Play-callers now must wear a mask even if they have a face shield. Post game interac
  • GM to recall 7M vehicles globally to replace Takata air bags

    GM to recall 7M vehicles globally to replace Takata air bags
    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors will recall about 7 million big pickup trucks and SUVs worldwide to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators.The move came Monday after the U.S. government told the automaker it had to recall 6 million of the vehicles in the U.S.The recall will cost the Detroit automaker an estimated $1.2 billion, about one third of its net income so far this year.GM says it will not fight the recall, even though it believes the vehicles are safe.The automak
  • NBA players make overnight trip to Vatican for discussion with Pope on social justice issues

    NBA players make overnight trip to Vatican for discussion with Pope on social justice issues
    Some of the sports industry's most prominent figures have made their way to the heart of Rome for a Monday morning discussion with Pope Francis.According to ESPN, six representatives from the National Basketball Players Association (NBA) are meeting with the 83-year-old head of the Roman Catholic Church to discuss issues related to equal rights.ESPN reports that one of the pope's assistants contacted the NBA last week, requesting information on how players were working to bring awareness to pro
  • VIDEO: Man set fire to Circle K gas pump early Monday morning

    VIDEO: Man set fire to Circle K gas pump early Monday morning
    BATON ROUGE - Early Monday morning, a gas pump at a Circle K on Airline Highway was intentionally set ablaze, investigators say.Officials with the Baton Rouge Fire Department (BRFD) have confirmed that the incident occurred shortly before 1 a.m. at a Circle K gas station within the 5500 block of Airline Highway.According to a BRFD representative, first responders rushed to the Circle K where they found a small fire around one of the station's gas pumps. They quickly extinguished the blaze befor
  • Arsonist sets Circle K gas pump on fire early Monday morning

    Arsonist sets Circle K gas pump on fire early Monday morning
    BATON ROUGE - Early Monday morning, a gas pump at a Circle K on Airline Highway was intentionally set ablaze, investigators say.Officials with the Baton Rouge Fire Department (BRFD) have confirmed that the incident occurred shortly before 1 a.m. at a Circle K gas station within the 5500 block of Airline Highway.According to a BRFD representative, first responders rushed to the Circle K where they found a small fire around one of the station's gas pumps.Jumping into action, they quickly extingui
  • Global stocks rise on more good news on vaccines

    Global stocks rise on more good news on vaccines
    BEIJING (AP) — World stocks and Wall Street futures rose Monday after more good news on potential vaccines but unease about anti-coronavirus restrictions on businesses.AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed its coronavirus vaccine was up to 90% effective. The U.K.-Swedish company is the third major drug maker to report late-stage results for a potential COVID-19 vaccine.That helped ease some investor concerns about decisions to reimpose anti-virus controls in the United
  • Secretary of State's statistics reveal over 32,000 Louisianans have already shown up for early voting

    Secretary of State's statistics reveal over 32,000 Louisianans have already shown up for early voting
    BATON ROUGE - Early voting for the Dec. 5 runoff election continues as a new week begins, and the Secretary of State's office has revealed that as of Monday (Nov. 23), as many as 32,464 Louisiana residents have already cast their ballots.Detailed statistics, by parish, are listed below: ASCENSION 421ASSUMPTION106EAST BATON ROUGE9,142EAST FELICIANA239IBERVILLE191LIVINGSTON176POINTE COUPEE22ST. HELENA54TANGIPAHOA711WEST BATON ROUGE220WEST FELICIANA161Early voting locations open
  • Joe Biden expected to nominate Antony Blinken as secretary of state

    Joe Biden expected to nominate Antony Blinken as secretary of state
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate Antony Blinken as secretary of state, according to multiple people familiar with the Biden team’s planning.Blinken, 58, served as deputy secretary of state and deputy national security adviser during the Obama administration and has close ties with Biden. If nominated and confirmed, he would be a leading force in the incoming administration’s bid to reframe the U.S. relationship w
  • Investigators: Intentionally set fire damages apartment home on Main Street

    Investigators: Intentionally set fire damages apartment home on Main Street
    BATON ROUGE - On Sunday (Nov. 22) evening, a fire that was intentionally set damaged at a two-story garage apartment complex on in a residential area between North 22nd Street and North Acadian Thruway, authorities say.According to a representative with the Baton Rouge Fire Department, firefighters rushed to a residence within the 2900 block of Main Street around 7:42 p.m. to find flames coming from the rear of the apartment home.Officials say no one was living in the apartment at the time of t
  • Authorities looking for person who set fire to Main Street apartment home

    Authorities looking for person who set fire to Main Street apartment home
    BATON ROUGE - On Sunday (Nov. 22) evening, a fire that was intentionally set damaged at a two-story garage apartment complex on in a residential area between North 22nd Street and North Acadian Thruway, authorities say.According to a representative with the Baton Rouge Fire Department, firefighters rushed to a residence within the 2900 block of Main Street around 7:42 p.m. to find flames coming from the rear of the apartment home.Officials say no one was living in the apartment at the time of t
  • Audit reveals list of problems found within management of Louisiana Tourism Dept

    Audit reveals list of problems found within management of Louisiana Tourism Dept
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s state tourism department isn’t properly collecting admission fees for some of its parks and appears to be violating agreements governing the use of an historic apartment in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, according to a state audit.Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera’s office released a list of problems it found within the management of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Touris
  • Report: Baker native to join Biden Administration as U.N. Ambassador

    Report: Baker native to join Biden Administration as U.N. Ambassador
    WASHINGTON — According to sources with ABC News, a native of Baker, Louisiana has been chosen to fill a key role in the Biden Administration.Ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield, a member of the Career Foreign Service, has served as the Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs since 2013 and President-elect Joe Biden will soon announce her as the new US Ambassador to the United Nations.During her long-time career as a diplomat, Thomas Greenfield led the bureau in the Depart
  • Native of Baker, Louisiana expected to join Biden Administration

    Native of Baker, Louisiana expected to join Biden Administration
    WASHINGTON — A native of Baker, Louisiana has reportedly been chosen to fill a key role in the Biden Administration.
    Ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield, a member of the Career Foreign Service, has served as the Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs since 2013 and President-elect Joe Biden is expected to announce her as US Ambassador to the United Nations. During her long-time career as a diplomat, Thomas Greenfield led the bureau in the Department of State focused on t

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