Smokers Covid-19 vaccine controversy

Louisiana Department of Health released a list of medical conditions that allows those who are 55 to get a COVID-19, smoking is on that list.

  Biden hails House passage of $1.9T virus bill, now to Senate

The overall relief bill would provide $1,400 payments to individuals, extend emergency unemployment benefits through August and increase tax credits for children and federal subsidies for health insurance.
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  Tiger Woods transferred to LA hospital after surgery

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Human trafficking suspect faces more charges, authorities searching for victims in St. Tammany Parish

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  House passes $1.9T pandemic relief bill, sends it to Senate

  Southern edges Alabama St., 24-21, to open spring football season

BRPD Officer arrested

Baton Rouge Police Corporal Jason Acree, 34, was arrested today by Baton Rouge Police Detectives for Possession with the Intent to Distribute Schedule I and Malfeasance in Office.
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Mo. girl finds parents dead in bed reportedly from COVID-19

St. Louis County police say the 11-year-old made the discovery on Thursday.

Gov. Edwards requests major disaster declaration for severe winter weather from Pres. Biden

  Governor John Bel Edwards proposes hopeful budget with no spending cuts

4 shot on Paige Street in Baton Rouge

  Louisiana Department of Health opens up another mass vaccination site

  EBRPSS announces suspension of assessment requirement for magnet placement due to COVID-19

Former LSU star gymnast named Associate AD for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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

New Orleans easing COVID restrictions following decrease in new cases

  • COVID-19

  US advisers endorse single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from J&J

The Food and Drug Administration is expected to quickly follow the recommendation and make J&J’s shot the third vaccine authorized for emergency use in the U.S.

SPORTS

Jags get past Alcorn St., 88-71

  Lady Jags crush Alcorn St., 72-46

Second half meltdown dooms LSU at No. 20 Arkansas

Baton Rouge native, Damian Jones signs with Los Angeles Lakers

The 25-year-old center is a 5-year veteran in the NBA and has played a total of 118 career games.

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  Southern Jaguars prepare for SWAC season opener against Alabama State

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Governor John Bel Edwards, Mayor Broome, LDH mark start of North Baton Rouge vaccine clinic

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501 vaccine providers in all 64 parishes will receive COVID-19 vaccine this week

This week, 501 vaccine providers across the state will receive very limited doses of COVID vaccine.
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Nose piercing leads to liver transplant for woman in New York

What started as a beauty statement ended up in a serious infection, And an organ transplant was needed to save her life.

  LDH has its eyes on new COVID-19 vaccine

  LSP arrest 5 for operating an illegal poker room in Baton Rouge

LSU moves to No. 2 in 2022 football recruiting rankings

  Beware of scammers asking for winter storm donations

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Better Business Bureau offers tips to avoid Valentine’s Day scams

  BBB Scam Alert: Out-of-the-blue unemployment claim? It’s probably fraud

  Entergy being investigated after rise in utility bills