Oldest female Marine in Calif. celebrates 104th birthday with drive-by party due to coronavirus

Sexism didn’t stop her from joining the Marines in the 1940s, and coronavirus didn't stop her from celebrating her 104th birthday.

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  Americans brace for ‘hardest, saddest’ week of their lives; Europe hopes crisis peaking

  Trump tempers officials’ grave assessments with optimism

AP FACT CHECK: Trump pitches unapproved drug for coronavirus

  UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized with virus

  Transportation head Wilson now ’100 percent’ recovered from COVID-19

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  Lake Urgent Care/Lake After Hours set to offer new rapid COVID-19 test

  U.S. ‘wasted’ months before preparing for coronavirus pandemic

  States lack key data on virus cases among medical workers

Mayor Broome offers words of encouragement entering ‘hardest week’ of coronavirus pandemic

LSP: Morial Convention Center official booked for stealing 80 N95 masks from center

  Calif. dog daycare remains open for first responders’ pets

History-making Saints kicker Tom Dempsey dies from coronavirus crisis

Legendary New Orleans Saints place kicker Tom Dempsey died Saturday night after a battle with COVID-19. He was 73.

Checkpoints go up at Texas-La. state line; expect heavy delays

The Texas Department of Public Safety has started checkpoints and vehicle screenings on all roads going into the state from Louisiana.

Diocese of Baton Rouge to donate $10,000 of gas cards to health care workers

On Saturday, April 4 Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge started their “Catholic Charities Care Cards” initiative.

Queen: History will remember your actions in coronavirus crisis

In a rare address to the nation, Queen Elizabeth II plans to exhort Britons to rise to the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic, drawing on wisdom from her decades as Britain’s head of state to urge discipline and resolve in a time of crisis.

Palm Sunday services held without public; some on rooftops

THE LATEST: Confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in La.

EBRSO deputy dies from COVID-19 complications, according to sheriff

  Biden says Democratic convention may need to be held virtually

  One ton of food, originally meant for 2020 Olympics, donated to Colo. food banks

Only passenger on flight, woman going to see dying mother upgraded to first class for free

  Good Samaritans spend more than $1,000 on gas for Detroit nurses treating coronavirus

A Michigan man used his savings to buy gas for at least 50 nurses fighting COVID-19 and inspired others to help his cause.

Trump says ‘toughest’ weeks ahead; New York gets ventilators from China

President Donald Trump warned Saturday that the county could be headed into its “toughest” weeks yet as the coronavirus death toll mounts, but at the same time he expressed growing impatience with social distancing guidelines and said he’s eager to get the country reopened and its stalled economy ba

COVID-19 survivors, including CPSO deputy, donate plasma in effort to save lives

After recovering from the coronavirus — a Caddo Parish deputy and another survivor is doing their part to save lives.

Actress-author Patricia Bosworth dies from coronavirus at 86

Patricia Bosworth, an actress who once starred alongside Audrey Hepburn and later wrote biographies on several stars including Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift, has died due to the coronavirus. She was 86.

Trump, Dems clash on boosting mail-in voting during pandemic

Trump opposes voting by mail, arguing that it would encourage fraud and lead to so many people voting that his party could not win.

Small business owners can apply for payroll protection through CARES Act

Is your business closed due to the stay-at-home order?

  ‘Don’t take chances:’ Wash. nursing home patient back home after defeating coronavirus

"I'm corona-free and I had been given the all clear,” Geneva Woods said. “Do what you're supposed to do and don't take chances and keep, keep fighting."

Mayor issues statement after EBR sees spike in COVID-19 cases

East Baton Rouge Parish saw a nearly 60% increase in COVID-19 from Friday, April 3 to Saturday, April 4.

Louisiana to receive more ventilators from federal stockpile, Gov. Edwards says

In addition to the ventilators, Louisiana is getting several hundred thousand surgical gowns

  Surgeon general releases video demonstrating how to make face masks

Health officials stress they don't want people rushing to get medical or surgical masks. Instead, one option is to make your own.

Critical care nurse shares poem about coronavirus

A critical care nurse in the Baton Rouge area shared a poem she recently wrote about the coronavirus.

Medics at Egypt’s main cancer center test positive for virus

The institute will be partly closed for three days to be sterilized, with only the emergency ward remaining open.

Singer Pink says she had COVID-19, gives $1M to relief funds

In a pair of tweets, she said she and her three-year-old son were displaying symptoms two weeks ago, and she tested positive after accessing tests through a primary care physician.

  Nightly curfew now in effect in Iberville Parish. Could other parishes be next?

Iberville Parish residents now have a nightly curfew, as officials are trying to stop the spread of the coronavirus. It’s the first parish in the Baton Rouge viewing area to resort to a curfew.

  BRG rededicates hospital as it prepares for possible surge in coronavirus patients

Baton Rouge General (BRG) held a re-dedication ceremony Friday morning for its Mid City acute care hospital as staff members there prepare for a possible surge in coronavirus patients.

Trump, 3M clash over order to produce more face masks for US

President Donald Trump said Friday his administration will try to stop “profiteers” from exporting medical protective gear, shortly after picking a fight with manufacturing giant 3M, a major producer and exporter of face masks used to protect health care workers from the coronavirus.

  Feds recommend Americans wear face masks; NY governor says he’ll seize ventilators

"If they want to sue me for borrowing their excess ventilators to save lives, let them sue me," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

  Independent contractors, gig workers not qualifying for state unemployment benefits

Chad Percle says life was pretty good before the coronavirus outbreak.

McConnell, Pelosi signal more virus aid likely from Congress

In a shift, the top leaders in Congress made it clear Friday there will be another coronavirus rescue package amid the stark need for federal resources to fight the pandemic and economic crisis.

  Bishop Duca issues guidance on how to celebrate Easter amid coronavirus pandemic

Bishop Michael Duca of the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge has now issued guidance to priests and deacons about how to celebrate Holy Week, the Triduum, and Easter amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Camp J at Angola to be used for COVID-19 positive inmates who can’t be isolated at their current facility

Louisiana prison officials report a judge has ruled Camp J at Angola is now designated as a site to house offenders from local facilities if they cannot be isolated at the jail or prison where they are currently being held.

  KIRAN: Why the discrepancy between LDH, parish coroners on number of coronavirus deaths?

What caught the eye of the 9News Investigators is why there appears to be a discrepancy between what the state is reporting compared to the parish coroners when it comes to COVID-19 deaths.

FOOD: Where to get free meals for kids amid coronavirus pandemic

With schools, businesses, and restaurants shutting down or modifying their hours as COVID-19 spreads, here’s a list of places where families can get meals for their children.

Winn-Dixie expands safety measures due to COVID-19

The parent company to local Winn-Dixie stores, Southeastern Grocers Inc. announced they will close for business on Easter Sunday, April 12 to provide their associates with a day of rest to spend with their family and loved ones.

  Face masks recommended, but Trump says he won’t wear one

The latest guidance suggests that Americans use makeshift coverings, such as T-shirts, scarves or bandanas to cover their noses and mouths.

COMMENTARY: What a time to celebrate National Love Our Children Day

It seems redundant to have a day titled “National Love Our Children Day” each year. However during the coronavirus pandemic, it’s probably important to take a moment and reflect on how and why we show love for our kids.

  Owner of Greek restaurant that just reopened post-2016 flood trying to make ends meet amid coronavirus

Since the governor ordered that all restaurants close their dining rooms, Qasim sighed, it’s a matter of waiting for the phone to ring.

  Hobby Lobby closes all store locations

Employees are being encouraged to file unemployment claims with their state unemployment commissions.

  EBR launches text alert system

Mayor Sharon Weston Broome announced, Friday April their own text message alert system for East Baton Rouge Parish for COVID-19 updates.

  Cyber security experts warn of phishing attacks; offer tips on how to protect data at home

With more people at home and online due to the quarantine, a couple of south Louisiana cyber security experts are warning them online safety is more important now than ever.

  Walmart to limit customers in stores to reduce risk of spreading coronavirus

Retail giant Walmart is the latest to announce new restrictions inside its stores to help promote social distancing and limit the spread of the coronavirus.

ONE-STOP-SHOP: Everything you need to know related to Baton Rouge area impact of COVID-19

This is your one-stop-shop guide to all of the stories related to what you need to know about the impact of COVID-19, commonly referred to as coronavirus.

EBR, Ascension sheriff’s offices report positive COVID-19 cases

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office and Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office have confirmed positive cases of COVID-19.

  La. governor warns models show thousands of new hospitalizations daily without social distancing

The Louisiana Governor’s Office is issuing a sobering warning to people: without effective social distancing measures, the state is on track to have around 2,500 new hospitalizations per day in the New Orleans area by mid-May.

Small biz rescue off to slow start; some banks not ready

The federal government's relief program for small businesses is off to a slow start Friday, with only some businesses able to apply and several banks either not accepting applications or seeing long waits to do approvals.

  Robocalls advertising fake coronavirus-related products and bogus deals

Robocalls have turned from the usual social security fraud scams to coronavirus-related messages. The FTC says some are peddling fake products, and others are looking to cash in on stimulus checks.

How to send cards to patients at Baton Rouge General

Looking for a simple and meaningful way to help during the coronavirus pandemic? Here’s a good one.

  How to apply for unemployment in La. during COVID-19 pandemic

Louisianans whose workplace has temporarily closed and those who have been told to take unpaid time off may be eligible for unemployment benefits.

  Many college students not eligible for stimulus checks

High school and college students between ages 17 and 24 will not receive money if they are claimed as a dependent on someone’s tax returns, even if they normally work and file taxes themselves.

Gov. Edwards proclamation changes some TOPS eligibility requirements

Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed a proclamation to make changes to the eligibility requirements for TOPS.

  Corona stops beer production

The Mexican government has shuttered non-essential businesses, including the makers of Corona Beer.

COVID-19 ‘clusters’ at La. nursing homes

Officials with the Louisiana Department of Health announced they have identified COVID-19 clusters in 47 nursing homes in the state.

  HBO free programming offers more incentive for people to stay home

The network is offering 500 hours of its programming free for a limited time.

  Florida finally takes passengers of coronavirus-stricken cruise ship, some on stretchers

The exodus from the Zaandaam and its sister ship the Rotterdam could extend into Saturday, officials said.

  Target to limit customers in stores, give employees face masks and gloves

Target is implementing new safety measures starting Saturday, and it may impact your shopping experience at the retailer.

La. Supreme Court chief justice offers prison reduction guidance amid COVID-19 pandemic

Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Johnson sent a letter Thursday, April 2 to Louisiana district judges to conduct a review to release inmates under certain circumstances to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

  Mayor Broome: ‘We will get through this together’

During a press conference held Friday, April 3, EBR Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome shared a message of hope to the community.

CareSouth offering curbside for WIC services

To ensure that families can still receive nutritious foods, CareSouth Medical and Dental is now offering curbside services for their WIC program.

  Hobby Lobby stores in Dallas forced to close after resisting coronavirus executive order

Deputies delivered a warning directly to Hobby Lobby stores in Dallas, causing business at one Hobby Lobby to halt abruptly.

  US flu activity drops sharply; death toll holds at 24K

While the U.S. flu season is ebbing, it’s still not over.

Curfews issued in La. during COVID-19 pandemic

Some parish leaders in Louisiana are issuing curfews amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Hospitals cancel surgeries, ration care as influx of coronavirus patients continues

With so many medical resources being diverted to the coronavirus, doctors are having to make choices about who gets care and who does not.

  US sheds most jobs in a decade, ending record hiring streak

The U.S. shed 701,000 jobs in March in face of the new coronavirus, ending a record hiring streak after nearly 10 years.

Number of COVID-19 cases, deaths in Baton Rouge area

WAFB 9News is constantly monitoring and updating the number of COVID-19 cases in the Baton Rouge area and Louisiana.

Oprah, DiCaprio, others launch $12M coronavirus relief food fund

America's Food Fund said Thursday that the monies will be aimed to help low-income families, the elderly, individuals facing job disruptions and children who rely on school lunch programs.

Terri Clark, Lauren Alaina, Ashley McBryde to perform Saturday at Grand Ole Opry. Here’s how you can watch.

It will be an all-female lineup as the Grand Ole Opry continues to broadcast live performances during the coronavirus pandemic at its empty venue.

Volunteers needed for foster kids during COVID-19 pandemic

Community volunteers are needed for abused and neglected children as this health crisis unfolds.

  Coronavirus survivor: ‘In my blood, there may be answers’

Doctors want to use blood plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients to treat the sick, giving them a dose of the immune system antibodies that fight the virus.