• Portion of Springfield under boil water advisory

    Portion of Springfield under boil water advisory
    LIVINGSTON PARISH - A precautionary boil advisory has been issued to a certain ares of Springfield in Livingston Parish.   About 400 customers South of I-12 to the north Corporate limits of the Town of Springfield are affected. This does not affect the Town of Springfield or the Village of French Settlement. Bacteriological samples will be collected on Friday and tested on Saturday.Permalink| Comments
  • Police looking for man who allegedly stole vehicle, fled from authorities

    Police looking for man who allegedly stole vehicle, fled from authorities
    IBERVILLE PARISH- Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect accused of fleeing from a stolen vehicle Tuesday evening in Iberville Parish.The suspect allegedly fled from the stolen vehicle on foot around 7 p.m. on April 7 in the Ramah/Grosse Tete area.If you recognize the man in the picture below, please contact Louisiana State Police Troop A at (225) 754-8500 or 911.Permalink| Comments
  • Trump blasts world health group, defends early virus steps

    Trump blasts world health group, defends early virus steps
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened to freeze U.S. funding to the World Health Organization, saying the international group had “missed the call” on the coronavirus pandemic.Trump also played down the release of January memos from a senior adviser that represented an early warning of a possible coronavirus pandemic, saying he had not seen them at the time. But he turned his anger on the WHO, first declaring that he would cut off U.S. fund
  • NYC virus deaths exceed 4,000, topping toll for 9/11 attacks

    NYC virus deaths exceed 4,000, topping toll for 9/11 attacks
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus rose past 4,000 on Tuesday, eclipsing the number killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11. In Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson lay in intensive care, believed to be the first major world leader hospitalized with the virus.The twin developments came even as the crisis seemed to be easing or at least stabilizing, by some measures, in New York and parts of Europe, though health officials warned people at nearl
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  • Additional assistance for workers affected by COVID-19 arriving soon from feds

    Additional assistance for workers affected by COVID-19 arriving soon from feds
    BATON ROUGE - The month of March saw 155,000 unemployment claims filed in Louisiana. Many of those came as a result of business closures due to COVID-19. Moving into April, that number is only growing."I will tell you, and it should surprise no one, the numbers have gone up over that time period," Gov. John Bel Edwards said.Unemployment insurance isn't the only benefit people are applying for because of coronavirus. SNAP benefit applications have also spiked. Last week, the Department of Childr
  • Seamstresses team up to donate over 25,000 masks to those in need amid the COVID-19 crisis

    Seamstresses team up to donate over 25,000 masks to those in need amid the COVID-19 crisis
    BATON ROUGE- A pair of seamstresses in the Capitol Area are stitching together a plan to protect first responders, the elderly, and the immunocompromised from COVID-19.Christine Guidry Law and Aimee Broussard are local captains of a nationwide movement called 'Sew You Care.'The Baton Rouge chapter has sewn up over 600 within one week."To be in this much demand because you can operate a sewing machine is bittersweet because you're grateful for the opportunity to give back, but at the same time i
  • Chinas virus pandemic epicenter Wuhan ends 76-day lockdown

    Chinas virus pandemic epicenter Wuhan ends 76-day lockdown
    WUHAN, China (AP) — After 11 weeks of lockdown, the first train departed Wednesday morning from a re-opened Wuhan, the origin point for the coronavirus pandemic, as residents once again were allowed to travel in and out of the sprawling central Chinese city.Wuhan’s unprecedented lockdown served as a model for countries battling the coronavirus around the world. With restrictions now lifted, Hubei’s provincial capital embarks on another experiment: resuming business
  • Sony reveals first look at the new PS5 controller

    Sony reveals first look at the new PS5 controller
    NEW YORK - Sony has revealed the first look at the new controller for the next generation of Playstation, the PS5.On Tuesday, the company announced it has sent the controller to gaming developers so they can begin to think of ways to use the new controller.The new DuelSense wireless controller features a more immersive 3D audio, improved tactile sensations via haptic-feedback. This allows users to get a better feel of what's going on within a game. The controller also has a built-in microphone
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  • Sony reveals first look at the new PS% controller

    Sony reveals first look at the new PS% controller
    NEW YORK - Sony has revealed the first look at the new controller for the next generation of Playstation, the PS5.On Tuesday, the company announced it has sent the controller to gaming developers so they can begin to think of ways to use the new controller.The new DuelSense wireless controller features a more immersive 3D audio, improved tactile sensations via haptic-feedback. This allows users to get a better feel of what's going on within a game. The controller also has a built in microphone
  • TONIGHT: Be sure to capture a glimpse of largest supermoon of the year

    TONIGHT: Be sure to capture a glimpse of largest supermoon of the year
    If you're in need of a little fascination during quarantine, look up into the night sky as tonight will feature the largest supermoon of the year.Supermoons occur several times a year when the moon becomes closest to Earth in orbit. Tonight's will be the largest and is named the "Pink Moon"—although the name won’t actually reflect the color stargazers will see. https://t.co/llrkrxiLIM pic.twitter.com/B2UK8sPJIj— ABC News (@ABC) April 7, 2020A supermoon occurs sever
  • First wave of stimulus checks should reach some Americans next week

    First wave of stimulus checks should reach some Americans next week
    BATON ROUGE - Stimulus checks will start hitting bank accounts as soon as April 16, according to congressman Garret Graves.But even though millions of working-age Americans have lost their jobs, the first recipients will be retirees."What they were trying to do was they were trying to use information from those who are sharing information with the IRS so they were able to share information between Social Security Administration and the IRS. So retirees that are on retirement and those who are o
  • Former LSU Tigers Patrick Peterson and Tyrann Mathieu named to NFL All-Decade team

    Former LSU Tigers Patrick Peterson and Tyrann Mathieu named to NFL All-Decade team
    Former LSU standouts and current NFL stars Patrick Peterson and Tyrann Mathieu have been selected to the NFL 2010 All-Decade team.Superbowl 54 champion, Tyrann Mathieu, took to social media to celebrate the honor along with congratulating his fellow Tiger.This legendary where we from... ICONIC DUO pic.twitter.com/4yjOXeKbY1— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) April 7, 2020  Both Mathieu and Peterson are best remembered for being two of the greatest defensive backs in LSU history,
  • I-12 crash in Tangipahoa Parish leaves woman dead

    I-12 crash in Tangipahoa Parish leaves woman dead
    TANGIPAHOA PARISH- A passenger died in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 12 near LA 445 in Tangipahoa Parish.Shortly after 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, Jason Sullivan, 38-years-old of Springfield, was operating a Ford Explorer on I-12 westbound when the car traveled off the roadway and into a tree. The crash claimed the life of the passenger, 37-year-old Charlene Fontana of Madisonville.  Fontana and Sullivan were transported to a nearby hospital with s
  • France's death toll reaches over 10,000 due to COVID-19

    France's death toll reaches over 10,000 due to COVID-19
    FRANCE - France's total number of COVID-19 related deaths have reach over 10,000 with the country recording the largest daily increase in deaths at 1,417, according to France's Health Ministry.France’s total death toll due to coronavirus has topped 10,000 https://t.co/pu3s265VYb— CNN (@CNN) April 7, 2020The country's death toll as of now stands at 10,328, including just over 7,000 people in hospitals and close to 3,200 in nursing homes.The Director of the Public Health Autho
  • Gov. John Bel Edwards signs emergency unemployment proclamation

    Gov. John Bel Edwards signs emergency unemployment proclamation
    BATON ROUGE- Governor John Bel Edwards signed a proclamation related to unemployment and the Louisiana Workforce Commission, LWC, on Tuesday.The proclamation addresses various issues related to unemployment and workers' compensation and also deems healthcare workers and first responders who work for the state as essential for purposes of the federal 'Family First Coronavirus Response Act.'You can read the full proclamation here.Gov. Edwards held a press conference on Tuesday, April 7, where he
  • OLOL gets sizable donation to help healthcare workers

    OLOL gets sizable donation to help healthcare workers
    BATON ROUGE - Thousands of surgical masks, boxes of gloves, and suits were donated by company WR Grace to Our Lady of the Lake this week.The company employs about 4,000 people worldwide and has sites in Baton Rouge, Norco and Lake Charles in Louisiana. Locally, the work they are doing helps refineries make gasoline. "Our CEO, Hudson La Force out of Columbia, Maryland reached out to us," said Mark Deel, Health and Safety Manager for WR Grace. "We are trying to manage this situation thro
  • OLOL gets sizable donation to help doctors and nurses

    OLOL gets sizable donation to help doctors and nurses
    BATON ROUGE - Thousands of surgical masks, boxes of gloves, and suits were donated by company WR Grace to Our Lady of the Lake this week.The company employs about 4,000 people worldwide and has sites in Baton Rouge, Norco and Lake Charles in Louisiana. Locally, the work they are doing helps refineries make gasoline. "Our CEO, Hudson La Force out of Columbia, Maryland reached out to us," said Mark Deel, Health and Safety Manager for WR Grace. "We are trying to manage this situation thro
  • FranU nursing students graduating early to help combat COVID-19

    FranU nursing students graduating early to help combat COVID-19
    BATON ROUGE – Classes are ending early for just under 40 senior nursing students at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University. The private university is pushing graduation up to allow students to join the workforce sooner and help combat COVID-19.“It is scary, but it’s also exciting,” senior Madelyn Stuntz said. “There's always going to be a concern whether we're in the middle of a pandemic or not. We're still new nurses. There's going to b
  • Trump removes watchdog tapped for $2T virus rescue oversight

    Trump removes watchdog tapped for $2T virus rescue oversight
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has removed the inspector general tapped to chair a special oversight board for the $2.2 trillion economic relief package on the coronavirus, the latest in a series of steps Trump has taken to confront government watchdogs tasked with oversight of the executive branch.In the past four days, Trump has fired one inspector general tied to his impeachment, castigated another he felt was overly critical of the coronavirus response and sidel
  • LA Wallet now offering license renewal through the app

    LA Wallet now offering license renewal through the app
    BATON ROUGE- LA Wallet is now offering free driver's license renewal on the app while all Louisiana Motor Vehicle offices are closed due to COVID-19.The LA Wallet app is currently free of charge to Louisiana residents, however, prior to the coronavirus pandemic, the app was $5.99 and available on Apple and Android devices.Users looking to renew their license will need to update their app to the latest version first.The in-app renewals operate are similar to current online renewals, however, in
  • Mike the Tiger now practicing social distancing after tiger tests positive with COVID-19 in NYC

    Mike the Tiger now practicing social distancing after tiger tests positive with COVID-19 in NYC
    BATON ROUGE- Mike the Tiger is now one of many Louisianians practicing social distancing after news of a tiger testing positive with COVID-19 surfaced Sunday.Mike's habitat is now surrounded by barricades that provide 6-feet of space between him and visitors.Prior to the barricades, he had his fair share of visitors, some even played with him on rollerskates while practicing social distancing from friends and family. The Twitter account for Mike VII announced the changes Tuesday aftern
  • Purchasing local seafood is as important, easy as ever Gov. Edwards says

    Purchasing local seafood is as important, easy as ever Gov. Edwards says
    BATON ROUGE- Governor John Bel Edwards recommended Louisiana residents use an online source to find local seafood to support fishermen in the state during the coronavirus crisis.During the Tuesday afternoon COVID-19 conference, Gov. Edwards said local businesses need your support now more than ever."I encourage everyone who is going to go out and buy seafood, purchase seafood that was caught in Louisiana by Louisiana fishermen, or packaged here, or produced here," Gov. Edwards said Tuesday afte
  • One fortunate 90-year-old survived COVID-19, offers hope

    One fortunate 90-year-old survived COVID-19, offers hope
    Anna Fortunato, a 90-year-old survivor of COVID-19, has a message for the rest of us: Do not be afraid. Do not despair.“Keep on fighting, have that positive attitude, and pray,” she says. “And get out of bed. Don’t stay in bed all the time. ... And I want to say to them, ‘If I did it, you can do it.’”That she is here to advise others is something of a surprise to Fortunato herself.“In the hospital, they said I was a
  • Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis patients experience issues finding hydroxychloroquine refills

    Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis patients experience issues finding hydroxychloroquine refills
    BATON ROUGE - This week, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced the state has secured more pharmaceutical drugs like Hydroxychloroquine needed in the fight against the coronavirus. Plaquenil is the brand name for Hydroxychloroquine and some people who have been taking the drug for years say they're having trouble refilling prescriptions.Becky Gremillion lives in Ferriday, Louisiana and has been taking Plaquenil since 2013 for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. She says she wouldn't want
  • Pharma Bro wants out of prison to research coronavirus

    Pharma Bro wants out of prison to research coronavirus
    NEW YORK (AP) — Convicted former drug company CEO Martin Shkreli, known as “Pharma Bro,” wants to get out of prison so he can help research a treatment for the coronavirus, his lawyer said Tuesday.Defense attorney Ben Brafman said that he will file court papers asking federal authorities to release Shkreli for three months so he can do laboratory work “under strict supervision.”His client — best known before his arrest for drug price-g
  • Man arrested for allegedly driving stolen car straight through gates of chemical refinery

    Man arrested for allegedly driving stolen car straight through gates of chemical refinery
    BATON ROUGE - Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office say a man was arrested for crashing a stolen vehicle through the gates of a chemical refinery.According to an official document the incident occurred on Monday, April 6 when 23-year-old Walter Williams got behind the wheel of a stolen vehicle while under the influence and used it to crash through the gates of the refinery before hopping out of the wrecked vehicle and getting into another unoccupied vehicle.After allegedly
  • EBR coroner confirms 5 more coronavirus deaths Tuesday

    EBR coroner confirms 5 more coronavirus deaths Tuesday
    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Coroner's Office confirmed five more coronavirus-related deaths in the parish Tuesday.Coroner Beau Clark said the latest EBR residents killed bring the parish's total death count to 34. Two of those deaths involved victims from Mississippi.More details on the five most recent victims can be found below.-A 56 year old female, who was admitted to an area hospital on 3/27/2020. She died on 4/6/2020. -A 63 year old male, who was admitted to an ar
  • Mayor Broome to announce availability of financial literacy tools to EBR residents

    Mayor Broome to announce availability of financial literacy tools to EBR residents
    BATON ROUGE - On Tuesday morning, EBR Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome will address the media with an announcement regarding educational resources and online workshops to assist residents in the way of financial planning and literacy during the COVID-19 pandemic.This article will contain a video of her conference as it begins at 11 a.m.Permalink| Comments
  • Mayor Broome announces availability of financial literacy tools to EBR residents

    Mayor Broome announces availability of financial literacy tools to EBR residents
    BATON ROUGE - On Tuesday morning, EBR Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome addressed the media with an announcement regarding educational resources and online workshops to assist residents in the way of financial planning and literacy during the COVID-19 pandemic.Please click on the Facebook video below to view her address in its entirety.Permalink| Comments
  • NY records 731 new coronavirus deaths in its worst day yet

    NY records 731 new coronavirus deaths in its worst day yet
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York state recorded 731 new coronavirus deaths Tuesday, marking the biggest one-day jump in the outbreak. The state’s death toll since the beginning of the outbreak is now 5,489, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.More people have now died from the coronavirus in New York City than perished in the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center.At least 3,202 people have been killed in the city by the virus, according to a new count released by city health official

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