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 2021-03-01 10:00 

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Our Views: An All-Star nod, and a hint of big things to come...

For the young New Orleans Pelicans, this pandemic-altered NBA season has seen its share of ups and downs; in any given game, the team might stage a stirring fourth-quarter comeback, or squander a comfortable lead....

 2021-03-01 10:00 

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Alzheimers Q&A: What are some meaningful activities for those with Alzheimer's?...

Unless activities are tailored to the affected person's needs and abilities, he or she is unlikely to participate. So, the more you know about that person, the better a personalized activity plan can be formed and implemented....

 2021-03-01 10:00 

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Opelousas museum of rural, Black history gets $5,000 donation to keep doors open...

Wilken Jones nearly closed the Rural African American Museum forever last summer due to financial troubles tied to the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-03-01 10:00 

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Our Views: Bill Cassidy draws on his background to tackle health disparities...

Long before he became a politician, U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy was a practicing physician, a gastroenterologist based at the old Earl K. Long Hospital in Baton Rouge, which served the uninsured. So health disparities between patients of different races, which...

 2021-03-01 10:00 

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Home delivery of meals to Ascension Parish students is latest step in food program during pandemic...

More than 2,000 families with children in the Ascension Parish public schools received a week's worth of free, frozen meals for their student delivered to their homes during the weekend....

 2021-03-01 10:00 

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Man files class action lawsuit alleging Department of Corrections detains inmates past release dates...

A formerly incarcerated man has filed a lawsuit arguing that the Louisiana Department of Corrections regularly and knowingly imprisons people past their release dates — a practice the department has been aware of for the better part of a decade....

 2021-03-01 04:02 

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Southern can't get timely hits or pitch out of trouble, is swept by Louisiana Tech...

RUSTON — For the third consecutive game, the Southern baseball team had chances to drive in runs, but timely hits continued to elude the Jaguars....

 2021-03-01 03:41 

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LSU women's basketball draws rematch with Mississippi State in SEC tournament...

Turns out, the LSU women's basketball team won't have to wait long for a shot at redemption against Mississippi State, which beat the Tigers 68-59 on Thursday in their regular-season finale....

 2021-03-01 03:33 

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Trump calls Bill Cassidy, others 'grandstanders;' senator cautions GOP not to 'idolize one person'...

Making his first public appearance since leaving office not six weeks ago, former President Trump lashed out Sunday at his successor — and some fellow Republicans — during a fact-challenged and grievance-laden speech in which he teased another...

 2021-03-01 02:57 

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Body of man with multiple gunshot wounds found near Mid-City area...

The body of a man with multiple gunshot wounds was found on a Baton Rouge road Sunday night, Baton Rouge Police said....

 2021-03-01 02:42 

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Former LSU tight end Arik Gilbert announces de-commitment from Florida, will reenter transfer portal...

Former LSU tight end Arik Gilbert announced Sunday that he will reenter the NCAA transfer portal after de-committing from Florida....

 2021-03-01 02:18 

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Defending 2A champion Doyle focused on semifinal challenge as LHSAA girls tourney begins...

As her team ended its Sunday night practice, Doyle coach Samantha White embedded one final remainder in her players' minds....

 2021-03-01 01:15 

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Body found in trash can near Baton Rouge apartments...

A body was found Sunday morning in a trash can near Baton Rouge apartments, a Baton Rouge Police spokesperson said....

 2021-03-01 00:33 

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Parkview Baptist's Ariel Pedigo wins high jump with season's top mark at adidas Indoor Nationals...

VIRGINIA BEACH — Parkview Baptist's Ariel Pedigo is officially No. 1 nationally in the girls high jump. Two other local competitors claimed top five finishes at the adidas Indoor Nationals held over the weekend....

 2021-03-01 00:30 

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Winter storm may slightly delay strawberry season but farms avoid major damage from cold...

Recent freezing temperatures may delay the peak of strawberry season, but fans of the red, juicy berry grown in the region can still rejoice because production isn't expected to be badly affected by the cold....

 2021-03-01 00:00 

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Letters: Ready to jettison oil and gas? Not so fast; here's what we'll lose...

As a follow-up to Allen Porter's letter of Feb. 9, I agree and would like to add points of my own about doing away with oil and gas....

 2021-03-01 00:00 

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Letter: Cassidy should turn attention to COVID-19, make sure it doesn't recur...

U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, stated in your newspaper with regards to the riot at the nation's Capitol, "There should be a complete investigation of what happened, what was known, who knew it and when they knew it."...

 2021-03-01 00:00 

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Letters: Too many senators align with power backed by wealth, Cassidy lauded...

Among truisms of the past year of remarkable events is that the murder of George Floyd finally exposed the racism that permeates American culture, stripping African Americans of many of the basic rights and opportunities that we have assumed were......

 2021-03-01 00:00 

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Louisiana Spotlight: The search for new voting machines becomes political minefield...

If Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin needed another indication about the politically dicey nature of his work to replace Louisiana's voting machines, he received a bracing and loud reminder during his luncheon speech to a group of Republican women....

 2021-02-28 23:53 

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Illinois wins LSU Invitational as Tiger golfers struggle in tough conditions at U-Club...

The LSU men's golf team's hopes of extending their winning streak to 10 in tournaments they have hosted were quickly gone with the wind this week....

 2021-02-28 23:17 

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Fire set by arson threatens neighboring house...

Flames from an unoccupied house set on fire Sunday had spread to a neighboring home before the blaze was stopped by firefighters, the Baton Rouge Fire Department said....

 2021-02-28 23:09 

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Foote: Garry Brodhead's admirable journey to the top of the Sun Belt Conference began with his stubborn dream...

One can only imagine the many emotions and thoughts that went through the mind of UL women's basketball coach Garry Brodhead as his team celebrated the program's first Sun Belt Conference championship Saturday at the Cajundome....

 2021-02-28 23:01 

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Tyler Robertson, more strong pitching provide another winning formula for Cajuns...

The formula is beginning to look familiar and UL coach Matt Deggs wholeheartedly approves....

 2021-02-28 22:00 

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With over 800 entries in Walt Handelsman's latest Cartoon Caption Contest, check out this hilarious winning punchline and all these funny finalists!!!...

Soaking it all in....

 2021-02-28 21:42 

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Opera singer who brought his talent to Opra Louisiana dies of coronvirus at age 38...

An opera singer who sang with opera companies across the country, including the Metropolitan Opera, and who treasured a role he performed in Baton Rouge with Opra Louisiana, most recently in 2019, died at the age of 38 of COVID-19......

 2021-02-28 21:32 

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Division II wrestling dynasty Teurlings Catholic finds new ways to add to legacy...

BATON ROUGE When you've won nine state championships in an 11-year stretch, a fair question is, "What exactly can you do for an encore?"...

 2021-02-28 21:30 

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Smiley: He's itching for warm weather...

From our Pessimists' Corner comes this discouraging word from Earl Newman:...

 2021-02-28 21:20 

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Defensive miscues, lack of clutch hitting produce another heartbreaking loss for UL softball...

Some more sloppy defense and wasted opportunities proved fatal again for the No. 9-ranked UL Ragin' Cajuns softball in a 5-3 loss in nine innings to No. 10-ranked Oklahoma State on Sunday at Lamson Park....

 2021-02-28 20:13 

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Despite bad week, LSU is still in good shape for double-bye in SEC tournament; here's how it can do it...

Minutes after tipoff of its game at Arkansas on Saturday afternoon, LSU got some good news that Will Wade's team would really need later in the day....

 2021-02-28 19:03 

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Blacklisted Bingo to provide incentive for people to support Acadiana's Black businesses...

Although Black History Month has come and gone, an Acadiana group is hoping to keep Black-owned businesses top of mind this spring with a game of bingo....

 2021-02-28 18:15 

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12-year-old animal lover Audrey Dupuie raises funds for Safe Haven Animal Rescue...

Editor's NoteThis article is brought to you by Our Lady of Lourdes Women's and Children's Hospital....

 2021-02-28 18:00 

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Relationships and communication help Mayfair Lab math teacher bond with students and families...

Editor's NoteThis article is brought to you by The Baton Rouge Clinic....

 2021-02-28 10:00 

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Bourre Restaurant owner vows to reopen after business struck by Friday fire: 'This is my livelihood'...

Bourre Restaurant owner Tony Robinson said it may take months for the popular Youngsville brunch and lunch spot to bounce back from a Friday fire that ravaged the business....

 2021-02-28 10:00 

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Our Views: On tax reform, the blueprint is done, but can the House (and Senate) build on it?...

Key legislators and number-crunching staffers are working hard on a yet undisclosed general revamp of Louisiana's troublingly bad tax code....

 2021-02-28 10:00 

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Another Mississippi River bridge? It faces hurdles, but here's why this time might be different...

Talks around building a new Mississippi River bridge are still in a holding pattern as preliminary engineering work on its location and practicality continues — work necessary to get federal funding needed to help pay for the estimated $1 billion......

 2021-02-28 10:00 

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As LSU prepares to release sexual misconduct review, survivors want 'serious consequences'...

After months of questions of how LSU has handled allegations of sexual misconduct — in cases that now stretch all the way up to former head football coach Les Miles — some key answers could finally be coming soon....

 2021-02-28 10:00 

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Louisiana GOP activists remain in lockstep with Trump, but Bill Cassidy's vote exposes party divide...

In the wake of Donald Trump's loss at the polls and his supporters' storming of the U.S. Capitol two months later, Republicans across the country have grappled with whether to continue embracing the controversial former president....

 2021-02-28 10:00 

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Coronavirus cases, deaths declined sharply in Louisiana nursing homes after vaccinations...

Nearly a year after the coronavirus tore through Louisiana nursing homes and left thousands of residents dead, new infections reached their lowest point this past week, a sign that the threat the nearly year-long pandemic has had on the elderly......

 2021-02-28 09:00 

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On the area arts and cultural scene...

Tickets are on sale for the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra's "Hollywood Hits!" concert at 7:30 p.m. March 18 at Istrouma Baptist Church, 10500 Sam Rushing Drive. David Torns will conduct music from favorite films. Tickets are $19 to $65. Ticke...

 2021-02-28 09:00 

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Community: Krewe of Southdowns royalty honors health care workers...

With no Mardi Gras balls or parades this year, the Krewe of Southdowns found a new way to celebrate....

 2021-02-28 09:00 

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Human Condition: Sometimes we miss that phone that hung on the wall — at least we could find it...

When I was young, telephones hung on kitchen walls or sat on small tables or desks, easily accessible to everyone in the house. We didn't expect privacy in our phone conversations, but we could certainly find the phone when it......

 2021-02-28 06:15 

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Baton Rouge, New Orleans area People in Business for Feb. 28, 2021...

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 2021-02-28 06:15 

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Acadiana Inbox for Feb. 28, 2021...

Safety Management Systems, a division of Acadian Cos., has named Brett Gummer as accounting and finance coordinator....

 2021-02-28 06:00 

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Acadiana Briefs for Feb. 28...

Johnston Street Scholtzsky's closing...

 2021-02-28 05:48 

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LSU beach volleyball team sweeps opening weekend in Houston...

The No. 1 LSU beach volleyball team started its season by racking up four wins at the Houston Baptist Tournament over the weekend....

 2021-02-28 05:05 

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LSU softball tops UL, Buffalo in tournament...

Louisiana currently has two of the top-15 teams of collegiate softball, LSU and UL....

 2021-02-28 05:05 

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LSU softball tops UL, Buffalo in tournament...

Louisiana currently has two of the top-15 teams of collegiate softball, LSU and UL....

 2021-02-28 04:25 

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LSU second baseman Cade Doughty injures shoulder during home run celebration...

Sophomore Cade Doughty injured one of his shoulders during a home run celebration Saturday night, and the extent of the injury will be diagnosed Monday, coach Paul Mainieri said....

 2021-02-28 04:18 

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Louisiana Tech's strong pitching keeps Southern at bay...

RUSTON — Louisiana Tech starting pitcher Ryan Jennings threw five scoreless innings and reliever Casey Ouellette earned first save of the season as the Bulldogs notched their second win of the weekend against Southern, prevailing 5-1....

 2021-02-28 04:15 

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Cade Doughty hurt, 'Gorilla Ball' and dominant pitching: What we learned after LSU sweeps weekend...

LSU hit nine home runs, the weekend rotation sparkled and Cade Doughty left injured....

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