Roundup: Ebb and Flow fest / Bead donation / Health care fraud

    Getting artsy: The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge has announced the lineup for the 2019 Ebb & Flow Festival, with School of Rock, Flamenco Rouge, 3rd Street Songwriters and the Heritage Choir among the local musicians, dancers and poets who will be performing at the downtown festival the weekend of April 6 and 7.

    Recycling: Mid City Redevelopment Alliance and Mid City Gras are asking parade-goers to donate their Mardi Gras beads so they can be reused again next year, WAFB-TV reports. The groups will store any Mardi Gras beads that get donated so they can be reused next year. Read the full story.

    Scandal: One of the biggest health care fraud conspiracies in the country was traced back to a Louisiana business, The Daily Advertiser reports. Joseph L. Wiley II, 51, the owner of a medical administration company in Monroe, confessed last week to creating sham records for pharmacies in Mississippi so they could use bogus prescriptions to defraud the federal government out of more than $400 million dollars. Read the full story.

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