LSU Health Shreveport employee placed on leave following EEOC complaint against Dr. Ghali

Even as Ghali is on administrative leave as chancellor, he still has access to medical students, residents and other learners through clinical rotations and other hospital duties

  Trial for 3 ex-officers charged in Floyd’s death pushed to March

Pair arrested for allegedly selling fake La. inspection stickers and temporary license plates

  ‘Great day for America’: Vaccinated can largely ditch masks

BRPD asking for help locating man wanted for battery, false imprisonment

Desperate for workers, US restaurants and stores raise pay

Street racing surges across US, with deadly consequences

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  US jobless claims sink to 473K as more GOP governors bar aid

  ‘Click with Caution’: La. AG Jeff Landry issues warning about phishing attacks

Rock legend Alice Cooper to auction off Andy Warhol artwork

  Pipeline hack fuels gas crunch; US suspects Russian origins

DC Police victim of massive data leak by ransomware gang

  Sen. Kennedy calls for congressional hearings on capsizing of SEACOR Power

  Tased Louisiana trooper gets his job back

A fired Louisiana State Police trooper who was tased by a fellow trooper during a DWI traffic stop has gotten his job back.

Company: Ex-Trump lawyer raiding nonprofit for personal use

Former Trump attorney and self-proclaimed “Kraken releaser” Sidney Powell has told prospective donors that her group, Defending the Republic, is a legal defense fund to protect the integrity of U.S. elections.

Weather reporter ‘multiplies’ in hilarious graphics error on live TV

Jennifer McDermed, of KMSP in Minneapolis, got caught in the error that “multiplied” her across the screen.

  Israel begins firing artillery and tank shells into Gaza

The escalating fighting between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers has echoed — and perhaps even exceeded — their devastating 2014 war.

  Chief of teachers union is ‘all in’ on full fall reopening

  Some proms are back, with masks, testing and distancing

  Judge to weigh Arbery’s mental health records under seal

Gas stockpile, SUV go up in smoke

  Just how dirty is your mask? It’s probably filthy

  COVID-19 Vaccine, Testing Locations

  Amazon seeks to hire 75,000; offers $100 to vaccinated hires

Amazon didn’t say if it is having trouble finding workers, but other companies have said they are as Americans start heading out again.

  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.

Gaetz associate expected to plead guilty in federal case

A key figure in the federal investigation of Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz is expected to plead guilty to criminal charges next week.

Inventor of Post-it Notes adhesive dies at age 80

According to 3M, Spencer Silver was working in a company lab in 1968 when he discovered an adhesive formula that allowed notes to be easily attached to surfaces, removed and even re-posted elsewhere without leaving a residue.

EPA revokes Trump-era policy that loosened clean-air rules

The action on the so-called benefit-cost rule follows an executive order Biden signed on his first day in office, directing EPA to review all regulations and policies undertaken by the previous administration.

Maren Morris, Miranda Lambert lead CMT Music Awards noms

CMT on Thursday announced the nominees for their June 9 fan-voted awards show.

Maren Morris, Miranda Lambert lead CMT Music Awards noms

CMT on Thursday announced the nominees for their June 9 fan-voted awards show.

  School nurses, health service corps part of $7.4B virus plan

Biden administration coronavirus testing coordinator Carole Johnson said it’s part of a strategy to respond to immediate needs in the COVID-19 pandemic while investing to break the cycle of ‘boom and bust’ financing that traditionally has hampered the U.S. response to health emergencies.

Man named Millionaire Route wanted in gas station shooting

Deputies believe Millionaire Forever Devine Route fired several rounds at the victim as he pulled into a gas station parking lot.

  GRAPHIC: Newly obtained Capitol riot video shows attack on officer

The footage shows the horrifying moment rioters attacked D.C. Metro Police Officer Michael Fanone on Jan. 6.

  Big 0.6% April wholesale price jump catches many off guard

Wholesale prices rose a higher-than-expected 0.6% in April, driven by escalating food costs.

McDonald’s raising US workers’ pay in company-owned stores

The fast-food giant followed Chipotle, which also announced pay hikes this week.

  Suspect charged with first-degree murder in shooting death of former Southern University employee

Detectives with the Baton Rouge Police Department say they have made an arrest in connection with the shooting death of a man whose home was broken into early Saturday morning.

  Gov. Edwards testifies before U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources on Louisiana’s oil & gas industries

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards appeared before Congress Thursday, May 13 to discuss how any abrupt changes to federal offshore oil and gas policies will have a negative impact on the state’s economy.

  ‘So embarrassed’: Student says she was forced to cut braids at softball game

The North Carolina high school sophomore says the umpires enforced a rule that she calls discriminatory.

Southern, Xavier University to receive $4.4M in support of Centers of Excellence

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture is awarding Southern University a $1,680,000 grant to establish the Center of Excellence for Nutrition, Health, Wellness, and Quality of Life to address diet related health disparities in African Americans.

77-year-old killed in fatal hit and run crash in Jefferson Parish; LSP searching for suspect

State Police confirmed the crash claimed the life of Wayne Greiner, 77, of River Ridge.

  LDH: 12 to 15-year-olds now eligible to get Pfizer’s COVID vaccine

Children ages 12 to 15-years-old in Louisiana are now eligible to receive the Pfizer-manufactured COVID-19 vaccine beginning Thursday, May 13, Gov. John Bel Edwards and officials with the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) announced Thursday, May 13.

  Promoting nutrition, physical activity and more during Mental Health Month

Many of us are continuing to try and make time for our mental health around the world and in our capital region.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cloudy and dry with highs in the 70s

Both Friday and Saturday will see a good deal of sunshine, with comfortably cool morning starts in the upper 50s, and pleasant afternoons in the low 80s.

  Salvation Army annual Shield of Hope Gala features award in honor of Donna Britt

The Salvation Army - Greater Baton Rouge will host its 7th annual Shield of Hope Gala virtually and the ceremony will feature the first Donna Britt Award in honor of the former WAFB anchor.

Saints 2021 regular season schedule features five games in primetime, see full list here

The Saints will host the Buffalo Bills on Thanksgiving

  Rising commodities costs hit Americans at home and on road

Many factors are playing into the price hikes: strong demand, understaffed manufacturers and higher shipping costs.

Gov. Edwards heads to nation’s capital to testify on offshore oil and gas exploration, climate change

The governor addressed the adverse impact that a protracted moratorium on mineral leases in the Gulf of Mexico will have on Louisiana’s economy

  Baton Rouge resident among rare group of people who get COVID-19 after being fully vaccinated

There are some people in Louisiana who have gotten fully vaccinated, yet they have still contracted COVID-19.

  Stroke care accessibility in EBR is limited

Every minute matters when someone is having a stroke. According to CDC, someone has a stroke in the United States every 40 seconds, and someone dies every four minutes.

Boy, 2, takes gun off nightstand, accidentally shoots parents

The incident remains under investigation.

  ‘Hero’ boy, 6, saves baby brother from drowning in fish tank

Investigators say the 9-month-old boy somehow managed to climb into the filled fish tank, despite safety measures to try to keep him out.

  Mother punches, chases would-be car thief down sidewalk

The would-be thief climbed out the passenger’s side door then fled after the mother continued to chase him.

Saints fans looking forward to a new season as 2021 schedule is released

“The Saints have some of the best fans you know in the world you know so I am looking forward to it,” said fan Sargon James.

  La. teachers react to newly proposed pay raises

The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) approved revisions to the Minimum Foundation Program (MFP) formula to increase proposed teacher and support personnel pay raises but is it enough?

Ellen DeGeneres to end long-running TV talk show next year

The daytime host, who has seen a ratings hit after allegations of running a toxic workplace, has decided that her upcoming season will be the last, ending in 2022. It coincides with the end of her contract.

  Israel steps up Gaza offensive, kills senior Hamas figures

Dozens have died in the most severe outbreak of violence since a 2014 war, with no resolution in sight.

Engineering expert explains I-40 bridge crack

A civil engineer and professor says based on his research, motorists might have been driving over this crack for days or maybe even weeks.

  EXPLAINER: How COVID-19 vaccines will work for kids in US

A government advisory committee recommended Pfizer’s vaccine for children 12 and older on Wednesday, after the Food and Drug Administration expanded authorization of the shots to the age group earlier in the week.

  SHOWCASING LOUISIANA: Fighting erosion with floating islands and plastic bottles

The floating islands project consists of conservationists, corporations, and school children work together to rebuild Louisiana's eroding marsh.

  GOP dumps defiant Trump critic Cheney from top House post

House Republicans ousted Rep. Liz Cheney from her post as the chamber’s No. 3 GOP leader on Wednesday, punishing her after she repeatedly rebuked former President Donald Trump for his false claims of election fraud and his role in fomenting the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

Documents: Firefighters could be fired for Bryant photos

An internal investigation found that two firefighters had taken photos of the bodies in the helicopter wreckage that “served no business necessity."

House passes 3 bills to limit access to abortion

The House passed three bills Wednesday to limit access to abortion. Two of the bills would make it mandatory to report more information regarding abortions to LDH than is currently required.

Pair of controversial bills on civics teachings in La. pass in House Education Committee

Two bills that were met with backlashes in the House Education Committee still advanced on Wednesday to the House floor.

  Colonial Pipeline restarts operations days after major hack

The nation’s largest fuel pipeline restarted operations, days after it was forced to shut down by a gang of hackers.

Bill to expedite bail procedure passes out of House committee

Two bills dealing with the release of incarcerated individuals were heard in a House committee Wednesday, with one passing and the other being deferred in the face of opposition.

FCC begins taking applications for Emergency Broadband Benefit

The Federal Communications Commission began taking applications Wednesday for the Emergency Broadband Benefit, a program to help American families and individuals struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

EF0 tornado touched down in New Orleans, crossed river into Algiers, NWS confirms

A possible tornado within a severe storm passed through the New Orleans Uptown area and Algiers.

  Experts say don’t panic at the pump, Baton Rouge is not running out of gas anytime soon

While people are literally fighting and waiting in long lines for gas in parts of the country, the pumps in Baton Rouge tell another story.

EXCLUSIVE: LSU head men’s basketball coach Will Wade talks about new recruits, Kim Mulkey’s hiring, and more

LSU head men’s basketball coach Will Wade spoke exclusively with 9Sport less than 24 hours after landing a five-star, seven-footer who figures to take the Tigers to the next level.

  Boy with prosthetic leg gets a puppy born without a paw

A similar medical condition has created a special bond between a Minnesota boy and his golden retriever puppy.

  TDOT working to get answers on I-40 bridge reopening timeline

Around 41,000 drivers cross the bridge on a daily basis, 30 percent of those driving commercial vehicles.

Biden signs order to beef up federal cyber defenses

The order will require all federal agencies to use basic cybersecurity defenses.

  BESE directs supt. of education to ask gov. to lift mask mandate for students in summer programs

The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) has directed Louisiana Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley to meet with Gov. John Bel Edwards about the mask mandate for students.

  Pennington Biomedical Research Center study shows mothers of preschoolers suffered high stress rates during pandemic

New Pennington Biomedical Research Center study shows that mothers with preschoolers suffered high rates of stress during the pandemic.

Firing squad bill headed to South Carolina governor’s desk

South Carolina can’t put anyone to death now because its supply of lethal-injection drugs expired, and it has not been able to buy any more.

No. 14 LSU advances to second round of SEC tournament with 7-3 win over S. Carolina

No. 14 ranked and fifth seeded LSU Tigers are advancing to the second round of the Southeastern Conference tournament with a 7-3 win over South Carolina.

  Bill to make kindergarten mandatory in La. easily passes in Senate

A bill to make it mandatory for all five-year-olds in Louisiana to attend kindergarten had little trouble gaining approval by the full Senate on Wednesday, May 12.

  Hearing on Jan. 6 Capitol violence exposes stark partisan divisions

The colliding lines of questioning, and a failure to settle on a universally agreed-upon set of facts, underscored the challenges Congress faces as it investigates what law enforcement officials have described as a deadly act of domestic terrorism carried out by Trump loyalists.

  Biden courts Hill leaders, but GOP won’t budge on big deal

This first formal Oval Office meeting for the group — and for Biden and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky — brought together those two deal-makers at a dramatically different political and economic time than in their past talks.

Hammond Police raise autism awareness

The department said that officers took autism awareness training provided by Infinity Therapeutic Services.

  Two planes collide mid-air in Colorado, officials say

Two airplanes collided mid-air over Cherry Creek State Park in Colorado, officials said.