19 Zachary teachers quarantined over COVID-19 concerns; start date of school year pushed back

Nineteen teachers in the Zachary Community School District are currently quarantined due to COVID-19, the school system confirmed Thursday, Aug. 6.

Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered an unspecified ban on “transactions” with the Chinese owners of the consumer apps TikTok and WeChat.

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  Well-known bars reclassifying as restaurants to keep doors open

Cash reward being offered for info on alleged murderer who may be involved with gang

Sentencing upheld for crash that killed bicyclist after COVID-19 delay

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

  Judge denies injunction to halt Gov. Edwards’ mandates forcing bar closures

Jefferson Parish bar owners and their attorneys began making their case Wednesday, Aug. 5 that Gov. John Bel Edwards overstepped his legal boundaries by ordering bars to close and banning gatherings that involve more than 50 people.
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  Macron promises help, Beirut residents vent fury at leaders

Lebanese officials targeted in the investigation of the massive blast that tore through Beirut sought to shift blame for the presence of explosives at the city’s port, and the visiting French president warned Thursday that without serious reforms the country would “continue to sink.”

  EBR Parish School System getting parents, students ‘tech ready’ for upcoming school year

  Baton Rouge animal shelter saves more lives than ever during pandemic thanks to foster program

  CRIME STOPPERS: Fugitive wanted on sexual battery charges

  Gov. Edwards provides update on COVID-19 situation in La.

  Back-to-school anxiety in kids is normal, especially during a pandemic

Man convicted after Burbank Walmart scissor debacle back in Aug. of 2019

Saints LB Kaden Elliss & LS Zach Wood put on Covid 19/reserve list

More federal medical help headed to BRG in Baton Rouge

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  Bride in Beirut wedding photo shoot speaks about explosion

Video captured the special moment turning into chaos, as the bride can later be seen being whisked away into a building.

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  Former Southern baseball star hosts exhibition game to help players stay sharp

Pels fall to 1-3 in NBA bubble with loss to Kings

The Pelicans were no match for the Kings in a midday contest on Thursday, August 6. Both teams are now 2.5 games behind Memphis with four games remaining.

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Judge rules alleged Baton Rouge serial killer is sane; trial set for 2021

Motorcyclist killed in crash near I-10 ramp at Picardy

Department of Education providing strong start resources for students with disabilities

La. man and pet bloodhound find man reported missing in wooded area

  VIDEO: Half-naked man caught on camera punching Walmart employees in Breaux Bridge

The man is seen striking two employees before pulling his shorts down and fleeing the store. He was apprehended a short while later.
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1.2 million seek jobless aid after $600 federal check ends

Nearly 1.2 million laid-off Americans applied for state unemployment benefits last week, evidence that the coronavirus keeps forcing companies to slash jobs just as a critical $600 weekly federal jobless payment has expired.

LSU sends letter out to students ahead of fall campus reopening

  Ascension Public Schools releases guidelines, procedures for safely reopening in the fall

Central Community School System releases reopening plan for 2020-2021 school year

28-year-old shot, killed inside home on Sherwood Street