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9/17/2021

LSU: 27 students unenrolled after failing to meet extended deadline for COVID reporting requirements

LSU: 27 students unenrolled after failing to meet extended deadline for COVID reporting requirements

Posted 6:50 PM 9/18/2021 by Jeremy Krail

BATON ROUGE - Just over two dozen students were kicked out of LSU after the university gave them an additional week to comply with its entry protocols, which included new COVID requirements that mandated students report their vaccination status and submit proof of a recent coronavirus test.

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9/14/2021

Across the U.S., COVID-19 cases climb, wiping out months of progress

Across the U.S., COVID-19 cases climb, wiping out months of progress

Posted 12:12 PM 9/14/2021 by Associated Press

COVID-19 deaths and cases in the U.S. have climbed back to levels not seen since last winter, wiping out months of progress and potentially bolstering President Joe Biden’s argument for his sweeping new vaccination requirements.

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9/13/2021

New York hospital to stop delivering babies due to resignations over vaccine mandate

New York hospital to stop delivering babies due to resignations over vaccine mandate

Posted 8:19 AM 9/13/2021 by WBRZ Staff

LOWVILLE, New York - As President Joe Biden takes steps to intensify vaccine requirements to millions of American workers, the nation's attention has been turned to a group of workers in a small northeastern community. 

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9/10/2021

DEMCO: Crews will need to close I-12 in Tangipahoa Parish to finish line repairs

DEMCO: Crews will need to close I-12 in Tangipahoa Parish to finish line repairs

Posted 5:08 PM 9/10/2021 by WBRZ Staff

A portion of I-12 will have to temporarily close in Tangipahoa Parish before DEMCO can repair "catastrophic" damage keeping the company from supplying power to customers in the area. 

On Friday, the company said a line that crosses over I-12 and provides power to Pumpkin Center was (More)

9/9/2021

Fines to double for travelers not wearing masks

Fines to double for travelers not wearing masks

Posted 2:18 AM 9/10/2021 by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration is increasing the penalty for people who violate the mandate to wear masks on planes, trains and other forms of transportation to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

First time offenders would face a potential fine of $500 to (More)

9/8/2021

LSU: Students who don't report vaccination status by Friday will be unenrolled

LSU: Students who don't report vaccination status by Friday will be unenrolled

Posted 4:09 PM 9/9/2021 by Logan Cullop

BATON ROUGE - LSU students who are unvaccinated have two more days to either comply with the University's vaccine mandate or lose their spot at the school.

In an email sent Wednesday, LSU said students who do not report proof of a COVID-19 vaccine or results from a COVID-19 test by Sept. (More)...

9/7/2021

More than 4 million COVID cases in the U.S. in the last 4 weeks, statistics reveal

More than 4 million COVID cases in the U.S. in the last 4 weeks, statistics reveal

Posted 8:49 AM 9/7/2021 by WBRZ Staff

With Labor Day come and gone, U.S. health experts have tallied the nation's number of COVID cases and, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, more than 4 million virus cases have been reported in the last four weeks alone.

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9/1/2021

Louisiana reports 2 more children dead from COVID

Louisiana reports 2 more children dead from COVID

Posted 2:54 PM 9/1/2021 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - State officials reported Wednesday that two more children died from the coronavirus.

The Louisiana Department of Health reported two more juveniles died. One of the children was younger than 4 years old, and the other was between 12 and 17 years of age. 

The state (More)

8/27/2021

Federal Reserve indicates it's on track to slow aid for economy later this year

Federal Reserve indicates it's on track to slow aid for economy later this year

Posted 8:51 AM 8/27/2021 by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve will start dialing back its ultra-low-rate policies this year as long as hiring continues to improve, Chair Jerome Powell said Friday, signaling the beginning of the end of the Fed’s extraordinary (More)

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