• NOPD creating special team to shutdown illegal gatherings following stay-at-home order

    NOPD creating special team to shutdown illegal gatherings following stay-at-home order
    NEW ORLEANS - Hours after the governor announced the stay-at-home Saturday afternoon NOPD is taking extra precautions to make sure everyone is safe.New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell posted to Twitter how a special team of officers will start to investigate illegal gatherings. To ensure the safety of the community, @NOPDnews has put together a special team of officers to investigate illegal gatherings reported to 3-1-1. The team is working with the city’s Safety and Permits. B
  • NOPD creates special team to shut down illegal gatherings following stay-at-home order

    NOPD creates special team to shut down illegal gatherings following stay-at-home order
    NEW ORLEANS - Hours after the governor announced the stay-at-home Saturday afternoon NOPD is taking extra precautions to make sure everyone is safe.New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell posted to Twitter how a special team of officers will start to investigate illegal gatherings. To ensure the safety of the community, @NOPDnews has put together a special team of officers to investigate illegal gatherings reported to 3-1-1. The team is working with the city’s Safety and Permits. B
  • Police arrest two suspects in connection to Southern Ave. shooting

    Police arrest two suspects in connection to Southern Ave. shooting
    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested two suspects in connection to the Southern Avenue shooting that occurred Saturday afternoon.Around 2 p.m. the Baton Rouge Police Department responded to the Rosenwald Grocery located on the corner of Rosenwald Rd. and Southern Ave. When authorities arrived at the crime scene they reviewed video surveillance of the shooting. Police saw Jarvez Matthews, 21, and the unknown victim get into an argument at the counter of the store. When the victim flaunted his
  • LSU closing campus due to governor's stay-at-home order

    LSU closing campus due to governor's stay-at-home order
    BATON ROUGE - With the governor's stay-at-home order being announced Sunday afternoon LSU has taken extra precautions.LSU Interim President, Tom Galligan, sent out an email stating that campus will be closed except for an "extremely limited number of essential personnel."Students can stay on campus if they received permission from Residential Life.In accordance with the Governor's Executive Order, we will close campus except for an extremely limited number of essential personnel and those stude
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  • Ascension Public Schools responds to governor's stay-at-home order

    Ascension Public Schools responds to governor's stay-at-home order
    ASCENSION - The Ascension Parish Public School Board will comply with Governor John Bel Edwards stay-at-home order.Superintendent David Alexander states the guideline following stay-at-home order:All Ascension Parish School Board meetings for the month of March have been canceled. On Mar. 17, the School Board passed an emergency declaration authorizing the superintendent to make decisions on behalf of the board to appropriately meet the needs of the students, staff, and famili
  • Livingston Schools shut down all operations due to stay-at-home order

    Livingston Schools shut down all operations due to stay-at-home order
    LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish Public Schools Superintendent, Joe Murphy, announced Sunday afternoon that he is shutting down all operations for the school district, effective immediately.The cause of action is in response to the governor’s call for a statewide stay-at-home order that will be effective until April 12. No employees are to report to work unless told otherwise by the superintendent. The district will also suspend free meal services to parish children. &
  • New York quiets as it becomes next virus hot spot

    New York quiets as it becomes next virus hot spot
    NEW YORK (AP) — An order requiring most New Yorkers to stay home from work and not gather in groups outside their families was set to go into effect Sunday in an attempt to slow a pandemic that has swept across the globe and threatened to make the state one of the world’s biggest coronavirus hot spots. Officials worldwide warned of a critical shortage of medical supplies.The order to close all nonessential businesses in the state and require nonessential workers to stay home
  • During time of uncertainty restaurant provides free meals to service industry workers

    During time of uncertainty restaurant provides free meals to service industry workers
    BATON ROUGE – Covid-19 precautions continues to put a strain on the restaurant industry. State guidelines requiring only take out services to be offered has left many without a paycheck. But on Sunday those workers got some relief.“We couldn’t provide another job for them so we figured at least we can make them food,” said General Manager at Solera, David Jimenez.From noon to 2 p.m. Jimenez and other volunteer workers at the restaurant off of Perkins Rd.
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  • Disagreements on need for change in tax incentive program

    Disagreements on need for change in tax incentive program
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s Legislative Auditor’s Office is suggesting changes to a popular tax break aimed at encouraging businesses to locate or expand in the state. But the state’s economic development department disagrees with the findings.The Advocate reports that the auditor’s office recommends caps on rebates of sales and use taxes and certain expenses under the Louisiana Quality Jobs incentive program.The Louisiana Economic D
  • Analysis: Coronavirus creates strange politics in Louisiana

    Analysis: Coronavirus creates strange politics in Louisiana
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Disasters often make strange bedfellows, but the new coronavirus has thawed some of the frostiest relationships in Louisiana politics — or at least quieted much of the public feuding.Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry have sparred and traded barbs across the four years they have been in their statewide jobs, fighting over everything from LGBTQ rights and finances to the scope of their legal authority.But with
  • VIDEO: Sunday Catholic mass

    VIDEO: Sunday Catholic mass
    You can watch Catholic mass from St. Albert Chapel in Hammond below.  You can watch the video without leaving WBRZ.com or the news app.Permalink| Comments
  • Churches in EBR Parish still hold their service amid the COVID-19 outbreak

    Churches in EBR Parish still hold their service amid the COVID-19 outbreak
    EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH - St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Baton Rouge is offered a drive-thru service on Sunday morning for communion.Judy Fry took advantage of the churches first time drive up service."'You weren't concerned about the coronavirus?' No, I just got in my car and drove here and I'm driving back home," Fry said.Reverend Tommy Dillon is the pastor of St. Margaret's Episcopal. He says the drive-thru is way to offer communion and blessings without parishioners leaving their cars,
  • Churches in EBR Parish still hold services amid the COVID-19 outbreak

    Churches in EBR Parish still hold services amid the COVID-19 outbreak
    EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH - St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Baton Rouge offered a drive-thru service on Sunday morning for communion.Judy Fry took advantage of the churches innovative service.When asked if he was concerned about contracting novel coronavirus, Fry responded, "No, I just got in my car and drove here and I'm driving back home." Reverend Tommy Dillon is the pastor of St. Margaret's Episcopal. He says the drive-thru is way to offer communion and blessings without parishioners leavi
  • WATCH: Mayor-President Broome talks about stay-at-home order

    WATCH: Mayor-President Broome talks about stay-at-home order
    BATON ROUGE - If you didn't see Mayor-President Broome's live interview on WBRZ at 5:30 p.m. you can view it here. Permalink| Comments
  • 17 people displaced after St. George Fire Crews battle apartment fire on Jade Avenue

    17 people displaced after St. George Fire Crews battle apartment fire on Jade Avenue
    ST. GEORGE - St. George Fire Officials, with the help of BRFD, responded to an apartment fire shortly after midnight Sunday morning on the 1300 block of Jade Avenue.According to officials, crews arrived to find heavy fire coming from the front balcony of a two story building within the complex. Firefighters were able to contain the fire around shortly after one o'clock. The fire did extensive damage to one unit and minor damage to another. All units suffered smoke and water damage.A teenage gir

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