• Livingston Parish deputies making changes to avoid catching COVID-19

    Livingston Parish deputies making changes to avoid catching COVID-19
    LIVINGSTON PARISH- Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish are doing all that they can to avoid the coronavirus as they patrol the streets.Sheriff Jason Ard sat down for an interview Monday afternoon with WBRZ, but through a screen. Deputies are avoiding any unnecessary contact during the COVID-19 outbreak."I'm not accepting anyone to come into my office that wants to meet with me. I will call them, I will talk with them, but I'm doing everything I can to stay away from the general public," Ard
  • Entergy establishes relief fund for customers amid COVID-19 outbreak

    Entergy establishes relief fund for customers amid COVID-19 outbreak
    The Entergy Charitable Foundation has established the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund to help customers who are being financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.According to the company, Entergy shareholders are committing $700,000 to the Relief Fund to help qualifying customers with basic needs such as food, rent or mortgage assistance, and other critical necessities. Grants from the fund will be provided to United Way organizations and other nonprofit partners across Entergy's s
  • More businesses close as 'stay-at-home' order goes into effect

    More businesses close as 'stay-at-home' order goes into effect
    BATON ROUGE - Just about all Matt Brocato can do these days is clean his salon on Perkins Road. There will be no clipping, cutting or coloring for the next three weeks.Hair salons and barbershops are some of the latest businesses ordered to close as a part of  Gov. John Bel Edwards' 'Stay-at-Home' order to prevent any additional spread of COVID-19. The order went into effect at 5 p.m. Monday. For Brocato, it was just a matter of time.Over the next three weeks, Brocato will only be tend
  • Shelter asks public to foster animals during 'stay at home' order; receives overwhelming response

    Shelter asks public to foster animals during 'stay at home' order; receives overwhelming response
    BATON ROUGE- Starting Monday, animal shelters like the Companion Animal Alliance will be closed to the public due to the governor's stay at home order.As most are stuck at home, the animals awaiting adoption are ready to be brought into one.The Companion Animal Alliance put out an SOS asking for locals to open their homes to animals in need as shelters will be closed for at least three weeks.Monday morning, the public answered that call for help. After being open for just one hour, the CAA comp
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  • New study suggests how long coronavirus can linger on surfaces

    New study suggests how long coronavirus can linger on surfaces
    The COVID-19 virus can persist in the air and on surfaces for hours, if not days, according to a new study performed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), CDC, UCLA and Princeton University.Scientists and researchers found the coronavirus was detectable and stable on contaminated objects, suggesting that people could become infected in numerous ways.Researchers examined just how long the virus survives in the air as well as on copper, cardboard, plastic and stainless steel. Then, they com
  • Louisiana income tax deadline extended due to public health emergency

    Louisiana income tax deadline extended due to public health emergency
    BATON ROUGE – Due to the public health emergency created by the coronavirus pandemic, the Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) is extending the deadline for state income taxes to July 15, 2020. The extension applies to Louisiana individual, corporation, fiduciary and partnership income tax returns and payments.“We recognize that the coronavirus pandemic has caused significant disruptions in the lives of Louisiana citizens,” Secretary of Revenue Kimberly L
  • Zachary resident speaks out after positive coronavirus test

    Zachary resident speaks out after positive coronavirus test
    ZACHARY- Just two weeks ago, Zachary native Tito Malik Jones and his family were enjoying life in Hawaii with no unusual concerns.Jones and his wife Chanika were out of town celebrating their 5th wedding anniversary and recently hosted their family who had come into town.A couple of days later, Jones began to feel symptoms. "I got really bad chills and it was 80 degrees," said Jones. "I told my wife I feel real real bad."Jones also felt symptoms of severe body pains, fever and more.&am
  • South Africa to go into nationwide lockdown from Thursday

    South Africa to go into nationwide lockdown from Thursday
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa, Africa’s most industrialized economy and a nation of 57 million people, will to go into a nationwide lockdown for 21 days starting Thursday to try to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, the president said Monday.South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the measures in response to the increase of COVID-19 cases to 402. South Africa will be the third country in Africa to close down all but essential economic activity, after Rwa
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  • BREC employee tests positive for coronavirus

    BREC employee tests positive for coronavirus
    BATON ROUGE - A BREC worker has tested positive for coronavirus, the department confirmed Monday.  BREC says the staff member, who works at the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, tested positive for the virus this week. The department says the worker was last at the facility March 12. That individual has not been in contact with other BREC employees since that date and was advised to self-quarantine for 14 days.The department recently announced it was closing areas like its playg
  • Trump weighs economic impact of shutdown as backlash grows

    Trump weighs economic impact of shutdown as backlash grows
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump put it bluntly: “WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF.”Trump, who tweeted his declaration overnight, is caught in the middle as tensions are rising between those who argue the country needs to get back up and running to prevent a deep depression, and medical experts who warn that, unless more extreme action is taken, the human cost will be catastrophic.Health experts have made clear that unless Americans c
  • Walmart hiring 3,500 associates in La.; offering benefits, competitive pay, bonuses

    Walmart hiring 3,500 associates in La.; offering benefits, competitive pay, bonuses
    Walmart is hiring 150,000 associates in distribution centers and fulfillment centers, including 3,500 in Louisiana.With many out of a job due to the coronavirus pandemic, Walmart has "expedited hiring to get people working quickly," they released in a statement. Those interested in a position can apply online, get hired and begin working in a distribution center or fulfillment center in as little as 24 hours.The company is offering benefits such as "advanced training through Walmart Ac
  • Walmart hiring 150,000 associates; offering benefits, competitive pay, bonuses

    Walmart hiring 150,000 associates; offering benefits, competitive pay, bonuses
    Walmart is hiring 150,000 associates in distribution centers and fulfillment centers with competitive pay, benefits, and bonuses, the company announced Monday.With many out of a job due to the coronavirus pandemic, Walmart has "expedited hiring to get people working quickly," they released in a statement. Those interested in a position can apply online, get hired and begin working in a distribution center or fulfillment center in as little as 24 hours.The company is offering benefits s
  • Retired NASA astronaut shares isolation tips after spending a year in space

    Retired NASA astronaut shares isolation tips after spending a year in space
    A retired NASA Astronaut and Expedition 44 flight engineer, Scott Kelly, spent 340 days on the International Space Station (ISS) where he experienced what most Americans are taking part in now: isolation.Several states in the U.S. have implemented or announced statewide closures of all non-essential businesses in an attempt to stop the spread of coronavirus. Local governments are trying to encourage and even enforce stay-at-home measures. While Americans of all ages are told to stay ho
  • Ascension schools reinstating meal program at limited locations

    Ascension schools reinstating meal program at limited locations
    DONALDSONVILLE - The Ascension Parish School System is reinstating its student meals program for the rest of the week but in a more limited capacity.  Breakfast and a hot lunch can be picked up at either Donaldsonville High School or East Ascension High School from Tuesday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. until noon. The school system says it will have a limited number of meals and serve them on a first-come, first-serve basis. School officials say the locations have been narrowed d
  • Elderly nursing home resident dead from coronavirus in West Baton Rouge

    Elderly nursing home resident dead from coronavirus in West Baton Rouge
    PORT ALLEN - A person at a retirement home in West Baton Rouge Parish is among the latest deaths linked to the coronavirus outbreak in Louisiana.Parish officials said Monday that an elderly person died at a retirement home. No other details about the victim or the facility have been released at this time.Four cases of the virus have been reported in West Baton Rouge Parish as of Monday afternoon. The parish says all of its government offices, parks and community services are closed unt
  • Coronavirus cluster identified at Ascension Parish nursing home

    Coronavirus cluster identified at Ascension Parish nursing home
    DONALDSONVILLE - State health leaders revealed that a second coronavirus cluster was identified at Chateau D’Ville nursing home. As of Monday March 23, five people there have confirmed cases.The state said it reached out to the Centers for Disease Control for additional assistance in hopes of stopping the spread. The cluster is the second known one outside of the Lambeth House in New Orleans where multiple people have died and dozens have the virus. “He been there t
  • Two Slidell men arrested in Mississippi man's murder

    Two Slidell men arrested in Mississippi man's murder
    SLIDELL, La.- Two men were booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on murder charges after law enforcement connected them to a fatal shooting in early March.Lamar Henry, a 30-year-old man of Bay St. Louis, was pronounced dead March 1 after being brought to a Mississippi hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.28-year-old Lamar Hergett transported Henry to the hospital, telling authorities the wounds occurred during "an incident" in Gulfport, according to authorities.Detectives with the Gulfport P
  • New Orleans Archbishop tests positive for coronavirus

    New Orleans Archbishop tests positive for coronavirus
    NEW ORLEANS - The leader of the New Orleans Archdiocese says he has tested positive for coronavirus.In a note sent to his fellow clergy Monday, Archbishop Gregory Aymond revealed that he tested positive for the virus after he began feeling ill. "Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, I have been feeling fine," he said in the notice. "Recently, I had very mild symptoms, which included fever only. Out of an abundance of caution, I took the Coronavirus test which came back positive. I have
  • Healing Place Church provides meals to those without

    Healing Place Church provides meals to those without
    BATON ROUGE – With many out of work and school during the coronavirus crisis, some will be in need of a meal. Healing Place Church is doing its part to help, making sure hunger is not on anyone's plate.“We’re really just trying to bless the community at a time when we’re all being stretched tremendously,” said Susan Rogers.From 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, Rogers spent the day welcoming drivers to quickly stop by the Healing Place Church
  • Charged man says he regrets defacing Mandeville synagogue

    Charged man says he regrets defacing Mandeville synagogue
    MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) — A man charged with spraying anti-Semitic graffiti on a Louisiana synagogue said he regrets his actions and wants to apologize to the congregation.Authorities arrested Caine Zander Brown about two weeks ago in connection with the September 2018 defacing of the Northside Jewish Congregation in the New Orleans suburb of Mandeville. He has been charged with felony hate counts of hate crimes and criminal damage to property.Brown told The Times-Picayune&n
  • Nearly 14,000 Americans stranded overseas

    Nearly 14,000 Americans stranded overseas
    WASHINGTON — A senior State Department official says roughly 13,500 American citizens stranded abroad because of the coronavirus pandemic are seeking help in returning to the United States.The official said Monday that thousands more Americans are expected to return on department arranged flights in the coming weeks, about 1,500 of whom are booked on flights over the next several days. The official said the repatriations are being done with a combination of military flights, chartered
  • State prosecutors will not charge WBR deputy for fatally shooting man during raid

    State prosecutors will not charge WBR deputy for fatally shooting man during raid
    PORT ALLEN - A sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a man during a drug bust at West Baton Rouge motel will not face criminal charges, according to the Advocate.Last summer, Deputy Vance Matranga Jr. worked with members of the River West Narcotics Division to execute a raid on a room at a Budget 7 Motel that resulted in the shooting death of 38-year-old Josef Richardson.Matranga, a nine-year veteran of the WBR Parish Sheriff's Office, fired his gun once, fatally striking Richardson in the back
  • State prosecutors not to charge WBR deputy for fatally shooting man during raid

    State prosecutors not to charge WBR deputy for fatally shooting man during raid
    PORT ALLEN - Last summer, Deputy Vance Matranga Jr. worked with members of the River West Narcotics Division to execute a raid on a room at a Budget 7 Motel that resulted in the shooting death of 38-year-old Josef Richardson.Matranga, a nine-year veteran of the WBR Parish Sheriff's Office, fired his gun once, fatally striking Richardson in the lower part of the head.State Police opened an investigation into the shooting and as of Monday morning, state prosecutors decided not to criminally charg
  • BRPD will respond to complaints of large gatherings, issue stern warnings

    BRPD will respond to complaints of large gatherings, issue stern warnings
    BATON ROUGE – Local police are setting up a quasi task force to address complaints of people gathering in large groups once a statewide order to stay at home begins Monday evening.The governor has ordered non-essential workers to stay at home and those businesses closed. People can leave home to exercise while maintaining safe distance from others outside, for groceries, food and other similar activities. Click HERE for more on the order, restrictions and clearances.Click HERE for the
  • Baton Rouge Police Chief, Murphy Paul to address media regarding COVID-19, Monday

    Baton Rouge Police Chief, Murphy Paul to address media regarding COVID-19, Monday
    BATON ROUGE - Capital city authorities are working with the mayor and other officials to ensure resident safety as the community fights the spread of COVID-19.Monday, at noon, Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul is scheduled to join EBR Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome in addressing the public with the latest in regards to novel coronavirus. As soon as the press conference is available to view it will be added to this article. Permalink| Comments
  • EBR Coroner livestreams COVID-19 update, addresses most recent virus-related deaths

    EBR Coroner livestreams COVID-19 update, addresses most recent virus-related deaths
    EAST BATON ROUGE - The EBR Coroner addressed the public regarding the most recent coronavirus-related deaths via a livestream on Facebook.Click below to watch the video. A man who was a resident of Mississippi was being treated in Louisiana for COVID-19 when he passed away on Saturday, March 21.The EBR Coroner issued a statement regarding the death of the 90-year-old gentleman, stating, "This morning (March 23, 2020) we were able to confirm through lab results that his death was due to
  • EBR coroner addresses most recent virus-related deaths

    EBR coroner addresses most recent virus-related deaths
    EAST BATON ROUGE - The EBR Coroner addressed the public regarding the most recent coronavirus-related deaths via a livestream on Facebook.Click below to watch the video. A man who was a resident of Mississippi was being treated in Louisiana for COVID-19 when he passed away on Saturday, March 21.The EBR Coroner issued a statement regarding the death of the 90-year-old gentleman, stating, "This morning (March 23, 2020) we were able to confirm through lab results that his death was due to
  • Walk-On's rolls with restrictions, rolls out food truck

    Walk-On's rolls with restrictions, rolls out food truck
    Walk-On's is trying to find a way to find their customers, especially if that means going to where they live. The "sports bar and bistreaux" is taking advantage of their food truck and taking it to local neighborhoods to help deliver "to-go" food for people who don't want to get out of their driveway. Starting last Friday the restaurant's food truck started stopping by area neighborhoods offering a limited menu of freshly cooked favorites. The food truck was used primarily for charity
  • Louisiana opens child care program for essential personnel working through outbreak

    Louisiana opens child care program for essential personnel working through outbreak
    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Education has opened its Child Care Assistance Program to help critical personnel who have to continue working amid the coronavirus outbreak.According to a news release from the Department of Education Monday, those families can access subsidized care for children ages 12 and younger at licensed child care centers or through registered in-home providers. Upon approval, initial certification will be valid for 30 days. If the public health crisis
  • Over 1.5 billion globally asked to stay home to escape virus

    Over 1.5 billion globally asked to stay home to escape virus
    PARIS (AP) — The hunt for masks, ventilators and other medical supplies consumed the U.S. and Europe, as more than 1.5 billion people — one-fifth of the world’s population — were asked or ordered to stay home on Monday to try to blunt the spread of the coronavirus.Political paralysis stalled efforts for a quick aid package from Congress, and U.S. stocks fell at the opening bell even after the Federal Reserve said it will buy as much government debt as nec
  • Meghan McCain announces pregnancy

    Meghan McCain announces pregnancy
    Meghan McCain has announced that she and her husband, Ben Domenech, are expecting their first child and that from now on she'll be working remotely.As one of the hosts on ABC's daytime talk show, The View, this means McCain's appearance on the show will be televised from home via satellite.   The 35-year-old author and television personality released a statement detailing her exciting news and her plans to work remotely.In the statement, she went on to say, "My husband Ben and
  • BRPD now using tele-policing for certain non-emergency, non-violent calls

    BRPD now using tele-policing for certain non-emergency, non-violent calls
    BATON ROUGE- BRPD Chief Murphy Paul announced on Monday the launch of the new telephone reporting unit amid Governor John Bel Edwards’ stay at home order. “We are going to forward phone calls, calls for service that typically a police officer would respond to,” Chief Paul said.Here’s how it works: if you call 911, or Baton Rouge Police (225-389-2000), for something like a minor car accident with no injuries, a dispatcher may forward your call to
  • Experts agree that 'physical distancing' may be more beneficial than 'social distancing'

    Experts agree that 'physical distancing' may be more beneficial than 'social distancing'
    In recent weeks, social butterflies across the globe feel like they've had their wings clipped as they attempt to curb extroverted tendencies and become homebodies.When CNN producer Ryan Prior delved into the subject of extroverts adapting to stay-at-home directives and social distancing practices, he found that quite a few were having a difficult time acclimating to the social shift.  "We are social beings," Jaime Blandino, a clinical psychologist in Decatur, Georgia, told CN
  • Donald Glover releases new album and Woody Allen's memoir becomes available to readers

    Donald Glover releases new album and Woody Allen's memoir becomes available to readers
    A new week brings new music and new books from famous faces.Actor/rapper Donald Glover released an album Sunday. He named it after last Sunday, "3.15.20."And controversial director/producer Woody Allen has published a memoir, which was released Monday.The 400-page book is called "Apropos of Nothing," and found a home with Arcade Publishing.“The book is a candid and comprehensive personal account by Woody Allen of his life,” Arcade announced, “ranging from his child
  • BREC to close playgrounds, dog parks, and restrooms throughout stay-at-home directive

    BREC to close playgrounds, dog parks, and restrooms throughout stay-at-home directive
    EAST BATON ROUGE - BREC has announced that it will close all playgrounds, dog parks, and restrooms throughout the duration of the statewide stay-at-home directive.BREC's six golf courses will assess developments related to the spread of the virus and its own management procedures to determine if options are available to continue to offer golfers opportunities to play outdoors while complying with the social distancing and all other state mandates. Parks, trails and conservation areas w
  • Federal prison in Allen Parish confirms two coronavirus cases, Monday

    Federal prison in Allen Parish confirms two coronavirus cases, Monday
    ALLEN PARISH - According to The Bureau of Prisons (BOP), two positive cases of novel coronavirus have been discovered within Oakdale correctional facilities, which are comprised of two low-security federal correctional institutes in Allen Parish.The BOP says the two inmates who tested positive are in isolation.FCI Oakdale I houses 990 inmates and FCI Oakdale II houses 906.  Permalink| Comments
  • Dollar General, Papa John's, other businesses announce plans to hire thousands of workers

    Dollar General, Papa John's, other businesses announce plans to hire thousands of workers
    While businesses across the nation are temporarily suspending services in accord with local directives and advice from the CDC, a few companies are seeing an uptick in customer demand. Businesses that are benefiting from certain repercussions associated with the pandemic include restaurants that specialize in take-out and delivery services and certain grocery stores.For example, on Monday Papa John's announced plans to hire 20,000 new employees. And last week, Dominio's announ
  • Baton Rouge Army recruiting offices to remain open via internet and phone

    Baton Rouge Army recruiting offices to remain open via internet and phone
    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Army recruiting office is closing its doors in accord with the governor's statewide stay-at-home directive due to the virus pandemic, but the office will continue to offer services via the internet and telephone in the coming weeks. "We are open for business," Capt. Travis Kelly, Baton Rouge Army Recruiting Company commander, said. "The Army has the technical capabilities to work and recruit anywhere. Our recruiters are virtually available to help you find
  • U.S. futures indicate yet another rough week for stocks

    U.S. futures indicate yet another rough week for stocks
    Disagreements regarding the extensive stimulus package, which is expected to navigate American through the coarse waters of the coronavirus pandemic, now seems to be the reason U.S. stock futures fell on Monday. As Democratic and Republican leaders continued to feud regarding the package, Dow (INDU) futures fell more than 900 points on Sunday evening, hitting a 5% decline that triggered a maximum allowable limit, or "limit down." This halted futures from falling further.CNN reports tha
  • Walker OMV to temporarily close after 5 p.m. Monday

    Walker OMV to temporarily close after 5 p.m. Monday
    WALKER - The Walker Office of Motor Vehicle Express on Burgess Avenue will be open Monday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but says it will temporarily shutter operations after 5 p.m. that evening. On Monday, though the office will be open, residents are asked to only stop by if it is absolutely necessary.In a Facebook post, the OMV said, "Please do not risk your safety or our staff for something that can wait." Residents who have an essential need and should stop by the office are tho
  • As Hollywood reels from losses, cinemas in China begin to reopen

    As Hollywood reels from losses, cinemas in China begin to reopen
    Novel coronavirus continues to weave its way into communities across the country and at this point there are a total of 35,070 confirmed cases in the United States. As an increasing number of familiar faces, from Hollywood stars to members of the political arena, report that they've tested positive, it becomes increasingly evident that no one is immune.  Over the weekend, U.S. Senator Rand Paul reportedly contracted the virus as did disgraced Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinste
  • Tokyo Olympics seem sure to happen -- but in 2021, not 2020

    Tokyo Olympics seem sure to happen -- but in 2021, not 2020
    TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics are going to happen — but almost surely in 2021 rather than in four months as planned.This became clear after the IOC on Sunday announced it was considering a postponement and would make a final decision within four weeks. Major Olympic nations like Canada and Australia have added pressure by saying they will not send teams if the games are staged this year.International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach sent a letter to athletes explain
  • State Auditor: Southeastern University erroneously handed out $589,770 in financial aid

    State Auditor: Southeastern University erroneously handed out $589,770 in financial aid
    HAMMOND - The state auditor's office reports that a recent analysis of Southeastern Louisiana University's records revealed serious flaws in the school's financial aid department; the issues led to students receiving a total of $589,770 in error.Auditors found that the university lacked a process to determine if students were eligible to receive financial assistance and as a result of this discrepancy, 94 students borrowed $552,647 more than what is allowed in Federal Direct Student Loans.&
  • State Auditor: SLU erroneously handed out $589,770 in financial aid

    State Auditor: SLU erroneously handed out $589,770 in financial aid
    HAMMOND - The state auditor's office reports that a recent analysis of Southeastern Louisiana University's records revealed serious flaws in the school's financial aid department; the issues led to students receiving a total of $589,770 in error.Auditors found that the university lacked a process to determine if students were eligible to receive financial assistance and as a result of this discrepancy, 94 students borrowed $552,647 more than what is allowed in Federal Direct Student Loans.&
  • U.S. Secret Service employee tests positive for COVID-19

    U.S. Secret Service employee tests positive for COVID-19
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Secret Service says an employee has tested positive for the coronavirus.The agency said in a statement early Monday that it will continue to monitor the employee’s condition. The employee is in quarantine.The agency says it determined after an assessment that the employee has had no contact with other employees or anyone the agency is responsible for protecting for nearly three weeks.The Secret Service provides security protection for President Donald T
  • I-10 West closed near Highland due to overturned garbage truck

    I-10 West closed near Highland due to overturned garbage truck
    ASCENSION PARISH - Early Monday morning, shortly after 4 a.m. a garbage truck traveling along I-10 West overturned, just before the Highland Road exit.Officials have temporarily closed this section of the interstate to respond to the accident. Drivers headed out of Ascension Parish and into Baton Rouge should be aware that traffic is being diverted at LA 73 (Prairieville).Due to the early hour of the day, area congestion remains minimal.Follow @WBRZTraffic to keep an eye on this situation and o
  • I-10 W reopens after temporarily closing due to overturned garbage truck near Highland

    I-10 W reopens after temporarily closing due to overturned garbage truck near Highland
    ASCENSION PARISH - Early Monday morning, shortly after 4 a.m. a garbage truck traveling along I-10 West overturned, just before the Highland Road exit.Officials temporarily closed this section of the interstate to respond to the accident. The accident was cleared and this part of the interstate reopened shortly after 7 a.m.At this time it is unknown if the accident resulted in any injuries. Follow @WBRZTraffic to keep an eye on traffic incidents in the capital area. 
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  • Coronavirus rekindles oil spill memories along Gulf Coast

    Coronavirus rekindles oil spill memories along Gulf Coast
    The spring of the coronavirus feels a lot like the summer of oil to residents along the Gulf Coast.Bars and restaurants are empty in Florida because of an invisible threat nearly a decade after the BP oil spill ravaged the region from the ocean floor up, and condominium reservations have taken a nosedive in Alabama. There’s no crude on the sand, just fear and uncertainty over COVID-19, the disease caused by the new threat. Some beaches are closed to limit crowds.No o

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