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LSU baseball utility player Drew Bianco reportedly enters transfer portal

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Drew Bianco is the 10th LSU player to enter the NCAA transfer portal this summer. Bianco has one year of eligibility left as a result of the COVID-19 extension every player received during the 2020 season. He played in 34 games this year as he battled hamstring and shoulder injuries.See the Story
Baton Rouge · Baton Rouge

La. Medicaid expands dental coverage for adults with disabilities

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More than 12,000 people will have access to the new dental coverage starting July 1. The new coverage includes: diagnostic servicespreventive servicesrestorative servicesendodonticsperiodonticsoral and maxillofacial surgeryorthodonticsemergency care. Governor John Bel Edwards signed the Act 450 bill into law that made the new coverage possible.See the Story
Baton Rouge · Baton Rouge

WBRSO confirms arrest of female suspect nicknamed, ‘Big Poppa’

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WEST BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) –  Tiffany Lynn Howard, 37, AKA, ‘Big Poppa,’ was arrested earlier this month. Howard was captured almost 70 days after the West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office asked for the public's help locating the suspect. The 37-year-old is charged with one count of Felony Theft and one count of Theft of a Motor Vehicle.Bail for 'Big Poppa' was set at $10,500.See the Story
Baton Rouge · Baton Rouge

LDH finds massive uptick in West Nile Virus samples

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Reports of mosquitoes with West Nile virus are increasing across the country and several people have been confirmed to be infected by the potentially dangerous disease. The Contra Costa County Mosquito and Vector Control District is testing mosquito larvae found in standing water throughout the county and is using mosquito fish and BVA Larvacide oils to eradicate the pest.See the Story
Baton Rouge · Baton Rouge

Thursday Morning: Rain continues into the weekend with rising flood concerns

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Today-Sunday: Enhanced moisture to our south over the Gulf of Mexico  will lead to continued daily showers and thunderstorms. The farther north you are, the less you will see. Despite this, everyone has decent chances of rain each day. Grab those umbrellas! With all the rain we’ve already seen, a small risk of flooding will linger on Thursday, Friday and Saturday due to more widespread coverage of the rain expected.See the Story
Fish · Baton Rouge

Artificial reef deployed in Grand Bayou Reservoir

The reef is composed of nine different structures made of concrete, recycled gas pipe, and sweet gum trees. The trees, LDWF says, will attract fish and promote algae growth, while the plastic will maintain the structure for a long time. LDWF hopes the artificial reef will help promote habitat growth and offer new fishing opportunities for anglers.See the Story
Baton Rouge · Baton Rouge

Four facing charges, including federal charges, for involvement in deaths of 53 migrants

SAN ANTONIO - Four people are facing charges and two face the possibility of the death penalty for responsibility in what is the "deadliest human smuggling incident in history," one Homeland Security agent told CNN.Homero Zamorano Jr., 45, is the alleged driver of the trailer that carried over 60 people, 53 of whom died from heat exhaustion and dehydration.See the Story
Baton Rouge · Baton Rouge

LSU book excerpt: Emile Fournet highlighted family football legacy with role on 1958 team

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Sid Fournet was an All-American for the Tigers in 1954 and went on to play seven seasons in the NFL. Younger brother Emile was a member of the Chinese Bandits, probably the most celebrated third string in college football history. He was a right tackle on defense and left guard on offense.See the Story

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