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Home health care worker accused of stealing thousands from disabled patient

BATON ROUGE - Authorities say a Baton Rouge woman who was employed as a home health care worker stole thousands of dollars from a handicapped victim. Arrest records from the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office identify 21-year-old Beyoncé Cleshay Thomas as an employee of a home health care provider who was arrested for allegedly stealing a total of $2,496.04 from a patient under her care.
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Early morning fire breaks out on Alliquipa Street, Wednesday

BATON ROUGE - An early morning blaze broke out in a travel trailer parked in a north Baton Rouge residential area, according to officials with the Baton Rouge Fire Department (BRFD). First responders report rushing to the 3500 block of Alliquipa Street shortly after 1 a.m., Wednesday morning where they...
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Gov. Edwards Vetoes Senate Bill 156 from the 2021 Regular Session

BATON ROUGE — Gov. John Bel Edwards has vetoed Senate Bill 156 authored by Sen. Beth Mizell during the 2021 Regular Legislative Session. The bill, known as the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, sought to prevent transgender girls and women from participating on athletic teams or in sporting events designated for girls or women at elementary, secondary and postsecondary schools. Gov. Edwards issued the following statement:
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Brown & Root to rebuild fire-damaged BioLab in Westlake

Brown & Root is the contractor for rebuilding BioLab in Westlake. Based in Baton Rouge, Brown & Root Industrial Services is made up of the legacy Brown & Root Maintenance Organization, joined with engineering, construction, turnarounds, and soft crafts capabilities to form a fully-integrated plant services company offering comprehensive services.
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Baton Rouge COVID-19 update: Open vaccine sites

Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in Baton Rouge: 1. 1718 N Foster Dr SUITE B 225-465-3669; 2. 3600 Florida Blvd 225-387-7610; 3. 2013 Central Rd Ste. B 225-774-1120; 4. 7150 Jefferson Hwy #680 225-364-2847; 5. 2958 Perkins Rd 225-343-4869; 6. 3200 Highland Rd (225) 388-9939;
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Cut the cost of keeping cool this summer

BATON ROUGE — Many people think of an air conditioner as something that circulates cool air through their home, but what it really does is remove heat and moisture from the air. So, an understanding of how heat enters the home is the key to choosing the most cost-effective ways to cut summer utility bills, while staying cool and comfortable, said Claudette Hanks Reichel, LSU AgCenter housing specialist and director of LaHouse.
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LSU athletics loses $81M during COVID-19 pandemic

LSU’s sports programs lost a combined $81 million in revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the school cannot use federal aid funds to reduce that deficit. The athletics department has offset some of the losses through salary reductions and job cuts, according to Manship School News Service. It has received $23 million in relief money from the Southeastern Conference, and it has tapped reserve funds from profitable years to try to close the rest of the gap.
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What’s being done to close Louisiana’s mental health gap?

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates about 715,000 adults in Louisiana have a mental health condition. In February 2021, more than 47% of adults reported symptoms of anxiety or depression. Charlotte Claiborne and her team at Bridge Center for Hope have seen for themselves...