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Virus roundup … 

• Officials with the Louisiana Department of Health say the 6,754 new cases of COVID-19 reported today is the highest single-day total that did...

Roundup: Gasoline prices / EBR schools superintendent / Amazon acquires Wondery 

Peak: U.S. gasoline prices hit a nine-month peak as drivers took to the roads on holiday travel, crude oil prices kept climbing and refiners...

March 20 election will determine who fills seat following Luke Letlow’s death

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards will call a special election on March 20 to fill the 5th Congressional District seat won by Luke Letlow,...

Chase Towers to be rebranded as River Mark Center as part of redevelopment

The Chase Towers in downtown Baton Rouge will get a new name in the new year, says developer Mike Wampold, who is planning to rebrand his iconic high rises as I & II River Mark Center

Year-in-review: Baton Rouge vehicle sales rise, bucking national trend

While experts expect vehicle sales to be down for the year across the country, local dealers and sales tax figures indicate it was a...

Larry Bankston representing Bernhard group in challenge over LSU deal

The complaint filed Monday by Louisiana Energy Partners challenging competitor Enwave Energy’s eligibility to bid on a lucrative energy services contract at LSU because the Canadian company does not have a Louisiana contractor’s license recalls a similar procurement challenge over licensing issues that temporarily derailed the state’s flood recovery program in 2017.

Kidz Karousel owners partner with 11-year-old entrepreneur on hand sanitizer

The owners of Port Allen-based Kidz Karousel early childhood development centers have partnered with a Prairieville-based children’s skin care company on a new hand sanitizer line. 

Virus roundup … 

• The Louisiana Department of Health today reported 3,946 new COVID-19 cases and 61 deaths from the virus. In East Baton Rouge Parish, the...

Roundup: Spanish Town parade / LSU football No. 1 / College debt  

Nixed: Amid ongoing COVID-19 concerns, the 2021 Spanish Town Mardi Gras parade won't roll through downtown Feb. 13, after the city-parish did not approve...

Employers struggle with policies regarding unused vacation days 

In a typical year, employees of the magazine publisher Condé Nast must use their vacation days before late December or lose them—a common policy...

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