Roundup: Beloved UL coach dies / Facebook down / Rural economic summit  

    Rest in peace: Tony Robichaux, head baseball coach of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, has died at the age of 57, according to UL officials. Robichaux suffered a heart attack on June 23 and underwent open-heart surgery the next day. He was listed in critical condition after another procedure a few days later. He died on July 3 with “with his family and loved ones at his side” at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans. 

    Technical difficulties: If you’re having issues with Facebook and Instagram on your smartphone, you’re not alone. People around the globe began reporting app issues this morning, USA Today reports. Instagram and Facebook both tweeted Wednesday afternoon that the companies are “working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.” Read the full story. 

    Gathering: The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana is partnering with the Southern University Law Center college of business to co-host the first Louisiana Rural and Economic Development Summit in Marksville this Sunday through Tuesday, July 7-9. Two of the state’s three gubernatorial candidates—Rep. Ralph Abraham and Gov. John Bel Edwards—will speak at the event. The goal of the summit is to connect rural communities with local, state and national leaders as well as the Native American community. 

    Editor’s note: The offices of Business Report will be closed on Thursday, July 4, in observance of the holiday. Daily Report will not be published and will return on Friday, July 5. Have a safe and happy holiday.

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