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Exxon Baton Rouge, Louisiana, refinery shutting small crude unit -sources

HOUSTON- Exxon Mobil Corp is shutting the small crude distillation unit (CDU) at its 502,500 barrel-per-day (bpd) Baton Rouge, Louisiana, refinery because of low demand, sources familiar with plant operations said on Monday. To balance the shutdown of the 90,000 bpd CDU, Exxon plans to boost production on the 210,000 bpd CDU, the largest at […]

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Life-saving equipment La. needs selling faster than can be acquired

BATON ROUGE – A businessman in Baton Rouge said he reached out to the state over the weekend offering access to masks and ventilators. This morning, he told WBRZ the state reached out saying they were interested, but the items had already been sold.  Buddy Berry said he has connections to a man in Florida […]

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DPS turns to increased patrols, not checkpoints, to enforce new travel restrictions from Louisiana

HARRISON COUNTY, Texas — The Texas Department of Public Safety will not be setting up checkpoints along the Texas/Louisiana state line to enforce new travel restrictions that went into effect Monday for travelers coming from the Pelican State.  Governor Greg Abbott announced that starting Monday, travelers entering into Texas from Louisiana by car would need […]

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Is red tape standing in the way of getting life-saving equipment to Louisiana?

BATON ROUGE – A businessman in Baton Rouge said he reached out to the state over the weekend offering access to masks and ventilators. This morning, he told WBRZ the state reached out saying they were interested, but the items had already been sold.  Buddy Berry said he has connections to a man in Florida […]

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Baton Rouge bars, restaurants will not have alcohol permits revoked due to non-payment of local taxes, mayor says

“We are taking action to give those businesses whose primary revenue source is from the sale of alcohol, and that are closed during this time, the ability and time to recover without the risk of having their license revoked,” Mayor Broome said in a statement. “Protecting our economy is a primary concern as we evaluate […]

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Supplemental SNAP benefits in response to COVID-19 will be issued to many Louisiana households

© Provided by Waco-Temple-Bryan KWTX-TV Pxhere/MGN The following information is from the Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services: BATON ROUGE, La. – Many Louisiana households who received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in March will see an extra boost on their SNAP cards Tuesday, following a waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

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SNAP benefits in response to COVID-19 will be issued to many Louisiana households on Tuesday

Posted: Mar 30, 2020 / 03:31 PM CDT/ Updated: Mar 30, 2020 / 06:48 PM CDT BATON ROUGE (Press release)- Many Louisiana households who received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in March will see an extra boost on their SNAP cards Tuesday, following a waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) authorizing supplemental SNAP […]

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Statement from Gov. Edwards on the commitment of ventilators to Louisiana by the Federal Government

BATON ROUGE – Gov. Edwards issued the following statement about President Trump’s commitment of 150 ventilators to Louisiana as it fights COVID-19 and works to surge its medical capacity so it can care for residents who are sick. Louisiana estimates the New Orleans area will run out of ventilator capacity on April 5, though this number […]

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11 East Baton Rouge residents have now died from coronavirus, coroner says

The number of coronavirus cases in the Baton Rouge area surged Monday and the East Baton Rouge Parish coroner cautioned that, three weeks into Louisiana’s crisis, “we probably all know someone” impacted by the growing pandemic. Coroner Dr. Beau Clark announced three additional deaths, pushing the total to 11. All of the most-recent victims had […]

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