LIVE: Biden takes the helm, appeals for unity to take on crises

Biden’s inauguration came at a time of national tumult and uncertainty, a ceremony of resilience as the hallowed American democratic rite unfurled at a U.S. Capitol battered by an insurrectionist siege just two weeks ago.
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  Biden marks nation’s COVID grief before inauguration pomp

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Longtime Amite Fire Chief Bruce Cutrer dies of complications from COVID-19

Millennial Park item deferred until February at metro council zoning committee

  Thousands use stimulus checks to buy cars during pandemic

  WATCH: Southern University’s Human Jukebox Marching Band ‘We Are One’ video

ONE-STOP-SHOP: Stats, links related to COVID-19

This is your one-stop-shop guide to everything you need to know about the impact of COVID-19.
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  On Day One, Biden to undo Trump policies on climate, coronavirus

Biden on Wednesday planned to halt construction on Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall, end the ban on travel from some Muslim-majority countries, rejoin the Paris Climate Accord and the World Health Organization and revoke the approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, aides said.

BRPD investigating deadly shooting on N. 23rd Street

Energizing Louisiana’s economy with clean fuels for a healthy future

  City of Baker forms Task Force to address recent crime in the city

  THE INVESTIGATORS: State worker slams continued delays with pending unemployment claims

Listeria concerns prompt squash recall across multiple states

  First state budget draft likely to include cuts to higher education, health care

Nearly 15,000 nursing home patients, employees have received first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

  LDH calling upon retired medical personnel to volunteer to help state administer COVID-19 vaccine

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  Trump bids farewell to Washington, hints of comeback

His presidency over, Donald Trump said farewell to Washington on Wednesday.

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COVID-19 forces LSU to adjust 2021 baseball schedule

  BOYS’ HS SOCCER: East Ascension vs St. Amant

East Ascension took the short trip to “The Pit” to take on arch-rival St. Amant in boys’ soccer on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

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LSU prepares to host SEC-leader Alabama

LSU baseball announces 2021 schedule

Top AG official disciplined, loses $20K in pay

New Orleans honors the lives of nearly 700 residents lost due to COVID-19

Northeast High School band members participating in Presidential Inauguration celebration

Two Northeast High School band members and one former member are participating in the 2021 Biden-Harris Presidential Inauguration “We Are One” celebration Tuesday night.
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  Trump pardons ex-strategist Steve Bannon, dozens of others

President Donald Trump pardoned former chief strategist Steve Bannon in the final hours of his White House term as part of a flurry of clemency action that benefited more than 140 people.

Louisiana State Capitol closed to the public Wednesday

Central Private holding volleyball tournament Jan. 20 to raise money for bulletproof vests for officers

Favoritism some vaccine providers give to their customers must end, La. health officials warn

Tulane grad poised to become first transgender federal official confirmed by Senate

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