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  • Scalise: Republicans have the cure to spur the economy October 20, 2017
    Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise is hopeful that President Trump’s tax reform package will be passed, giving relief to millions of American’s pocketbooks. The House Majority Whip says the Republican's proposal will simplify the tax code bringing a couple of benefits."Over 90 percent of Americans would actually be able to do their taxes on a post […]
  • Traveling Tigers on their way to Oxford to watch Tigers take on the Rebels October 20, 2017
    Coming off of two wins, LSU fans are excited to travel to Oxford, Mississippi to watch the Tigers take on the Rebels. LSU Alumni Association Senior Director of Alumni Engagement Sally Stiel says they have a sold out trip and are already on the road where they will stay at a casino hotel in Tunica, […]
  • LDH: Tips to prevent Salmonella poisoning October 20, 2017
    The Salmonella outbreak in Caldwell Parish has state health officials urging Louisiana residents to be careful of cross contamination when preparing food. Dr. David Holcombe with the state Office of Public Health says poultry is the most common cause of Salmonella. "If you're cutting up poultry and you're using a cutting board and then you're […]
  • LSU Health Sciences Center releases report on veterans reductions in suicides through HBOT treatment October 20, 2017
    An LSU Health Sciences Center researcher says military veterans with brain injuries and disorders showed a reduction in suicidal thoughts after undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Dr. Paul Harch has studied the therapy's effects on 30 veterans since 2008. He knew some symptoms would be reduced, but was surprised at the final results."Nearly all of them […]
  • State health officials believe jambalaya contaminated with salmonella caused Caldwell Parish outbreak October 19, 2017
    State health officials suspect jambalaya is the cause of an outbreak of Salmonella poisoning in Caldwell Parish. Dr. David Holcombe with the State Office of Public Health says there are 49 confirmed cases of a gastrointestinal illness with 31 people hospitalized. He says salmonella is usually associated with chicken and eggs. “It’s usually problems associated […]
  • Warmer and drier weather expected in Louisiana this winter October 19, 2017
    NOAA released their winter outlook saying La Nina will dictate a warmer and drier winter in Louisiana for a second year in a row, moving winter weather away from the southeastern U.S. State Climatologist Barry Keim says the weather could be setting up for a repeat of 2011."The Midwest was exceptionally wet, we were exceptionally […]
  • Pineville police solve murder of female within 24 hours October 19, 2017
    Pineville Police have made an arrest in the stabbing death of 42-year-old Latish White. A passerby found her body near the Pineville Expressway early Wednesday morning. Pineville Deputy Police Chief Darrell Basco says they learned 29-year-old Matthew Sonnier of Pineville was responsible for her death and arrested him in Alexandria."We had a short pursuit in […]
  • Caddo Parish Commission expected to vote yes to removing Confederate monument outside courthouse October 19, 2017
    The Caddo Parish Commission will likely vote today to remove the statue of a Confederate soldier outside of the parish courthouse in Shreveport. LSU Shreveport Associate Professor of Political Science Jeffery Sadow says last month the council preliminarily voted to support the removal of the monument. “The vote kind of indicated that when the formal […]
  • Gov. Edwards met with Sheriff Prator to discuss misinformation about criminal justice reform October 19, 2017
    In a couple of few weeks, hundreds of inmates will be released in Louisiana as a result of a criminal justice reform package signed into law by Governor John Bel Edwards. Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator voiced concern that violent criminals will be released early without proper rehabilitation. But Edwards says Prator didn’t have the […]
  • North Louisiana paper mill announces plans to enhance facility, saving 400 jobs October 18, 2017
    A Jackson Parish paper mill will continue to play a vital role in north Louisiana's economy. WestRock will perform a 200-million-dollar expansion, saving about 400 jobs at the mill in Hodge and another 3,700 indirect jobs. State Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson says it's a big economic development win."To really understand the impact you got […]
  • Voter turnout continues to decrease in Louisiana October 18, 2017
    LSU political communication professor Mike Henderson finds that voter turnout for statewide elections has been on a decline for the last 30 years. In 1983, 54-percent of the eligible voters voted for governor and in 2015 the voter turnout was down to 33-percent. Last weekend’s special election saw only a 13-percent turnout. Henderson says the […]
  • Iberville Parish leaders make flag burning illegal, ACLU says it's unconstitutional October 18, 2017
    The Iberville Parish Council has made it illegal to burn a flag. Council Chairman Matt Jewell says the move is in response to an Ohio incident when a flag was burned causing consternation among war veterans there. Though there has not been any incidents in Iberville Parish, he and others want to make sure it […]
  • Louisiana ranks 42nd in tax competitiveness October 18, 2017
    According to the Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index, Louisiana ranks 42nd on tax competitiveness. Senior Policy Analyst Jared Walczak says the reason for this low rating is because the Bayou State has one of the nation’s most complex tax structures. He says Louisiana has a number of taxes that most states have foregone. […]
  • Tony the Tiger is euthanized, Owner hopes to get another soon October 17, 2017
    A tiger who became a roadside attraction in Grosse Tate was euthanized. Tony the Tiger had lived at an Iberville Parish Tiger Truck Stop since 2001. Due to health issues, he was put to sleep on Monday. Attorney Jennifer Treadway says despite what protesters say, Tony died peacefully and was very loved by his caretakers."Every […]
  • Medicare open enrollment runs until Dec. 7th for 2018 plans October 17, 2017
    Open enrollment for the Medicare program is now until December 7th for 2018 plans.  State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says this is the only time of the year when senior citizens can shop around for their plans and compare prices.  He says it’s important to find a plan that goes along with your current doctors.  “You […]
  • Two years from now, Louisiana voters likely getting ready for a gubernatorial runoff October 17, 2017
    Two years from now, Louisiana voters will likely be gearing up for a gubernatorial runoff election. GOP Chairman Roger Villere says they plan to go after current Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards in a big away. He says Edwards does not share many of the conservative beliefs of Louisiana voters. “I think he’s moderate to […]
  • Police: Father kills his child, found waiting calmly on his front porch October 17, 2017
    An 18-month-old is dead following a gruesome murder.  New Orleans Police says the father, 45-year-old Mark Hambrick told police “God made him do it.”  Police Chief Michael Harrison says Hambrick called himself into police several hours after he killed the child.   "The call came from the resident who actually lives at that location, who told […]
  • DCFS launches Safe Haven Facility Locator website to prevent newborn abandonment October 17, 2017
    The state Department of Children and Family Services has posted an online mapping tool called Safe Haven Facility Locator in an effort to prevent newborn abandonment. Child Protective Services Program Manager Mona Michelli says a mother can visit  louisianasafehaven.com to find a place where they can give up a child less than 60 days old. […]
  • Veterans encouraged to enroll in boot camp to learn business skills October 17, 2017
    The first class of the Louisiana Veteran Entrepreneurship Program has started training military vets to run their own business. State Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson says the class helps veterans wanting to go into business, by taking online classes and boot camp training on the LSU campus."They execute about 30 hours of online instruction then […]
  • Louisiana is tops in murder rate again, even with declines over the past 20 years October 17, 2017
    Louisiana is once again tops for murders in the country. The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program says the states murder rate was 11.8 per 100,000 persons, with 554 homicides in 2016. New Orleans based Crime analyst Jeff Asher says this trend has gone on for some time."Louisiana has the highest murder rate in the country […]
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