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  • Lafayette attorney claims record $191.1 million Powerball jackpot on behalf of winning family December 12, 2017
    Michelle Southern reporting. An attorney from Lafayette has claimed the $191.1 million dollar Powerball prize on behalf of a three-member family partnership from the winning ticket in the October 25th drawing sold in Eunice. Louisiana Lottery spokeswoman Kimberly Chopin says the group opted for the cash prize."Which was $119.4 million dollars," said Chopin.Chopin says the winning […]
  • Congressman Ralph Abraham says he's looking at the option of running for governor in 2019 December 12, 2017
    Michelle Southern reporting. There's been some buzz of late about the possibility of Congressman Ralph Abraham of Richland Parish running for governor in 2019. He would join other potential GOP candidates going up against Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards such as US Senator John Kennedy, AG Jeff Landry and Congressman Garret Graves."We've had several people across […]
  • Geaux Talk gives parents resources to urge schools to improve sex education classes December 12, 2017
    Since Louisiana has some of the highest rates for teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections in the county, the Louisiana Public Health Institute has started a new campaign called “Geaux Talk”. Associate Director Kristie Bardell says parents can go to geauxtalk.org to receive tips on how to discuss with their children the harsh realities about […]
  • Renew LSU pushing to change the names of two prominent buildings on campus December 12, 2017
    A coalition of student groups called Renew LSU is pushing for university leaders to rename two prominent buildings on campus, Murphy J. Foster Hall and the John M. Parker Agriculture Coliseum. Spokesperson Savanah Dickinson says former Governor Foster created voter registration requirements that disenfranchised a majority of the Bayou State in the 1890s. “Most all […]
  • Tom Hanks to star in World War II film to be filmed in Baton Rouge December 12, 2017
    Two time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks is coming to Baton Rouge early next year to star in a World War Two era film entitled “Greyhound”. Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson says it will employ over 250 persons in Baton Rouge. "It's going to do every bit of that and their forecast is to […]
  • Teacher and ULM alum donates $1M anonymously for educating students to become teachers December 12, 2017
    An anonymous donor gave one-million-dollars to the University of Louisiana at Monroe. It was given as part of the SOAR Capital Campaign to support the School of Education at ULM. Development Officer of the fund raising effort Morgan Patrick says the donation gets them closer to their 54-million-dollar goal.     "I'm proud to say […]
  • Openly gay Democrat Justin Dewitt plans to run against Congressman Garret Graves December 11, 2017
    Democrat Justin Dewitt of Baton Rouge has announced he plans to run against Republican Congressman Garret Graves next year. Dewitt was born in Sulphur and moved to Zachary, where he graduated from Zachary High School. He says he’s running because Graves does not represent the interests of the 6th Congressional District. “Well he typically votes […]
  • La. man facing five years in prison for trying to use Trump's SSN to get tax info December 11, 2017
    A 32-year-old Lafayette man faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to using President Donald Trump’s social security number to try and obtain a copy of the president’s federal tax information. Legal Analyst Tim Meche says Jordan Hamlett will likely get probation or very little time. He says no harm was done […]
  • Kentwood saw the most snow in the state with 6.5 inches December 11, 2017
    Totals are in for last week’s historic snow event and Kentwood saw the most with 6 and a half inches. That’s according to Shawn O’Neil with the National Weather Service in Slidell, who says parts of the Baton Rouge area saw three to five inches. “And into the Donaldsonville area all the way over there […]
  • Gas prices finally begin winter skid December 11, 2017
    Gas prices in Louisiana are on a steady downward trend, as the current statewide average of $2.26 is 4 cents lower on the week. AAA Fuel Analyst Don Redman says they expect gasoline demand to weaken throughout the winter, which translates to better prices at the pump."We're anticipating prices about $2.10 a gallon as we […]
  • Body of Shreveport woman discovered in St. Landry Parish December 11, 2017
    Authorities in St. Landry Parish are investigating the finding of a 21-year-old woman’s body in Lake Dubisson. The body was found this morning, but a search was started Sunday after a fisherman reeled in an unusual item from the lake according to Sheriff Bobby Guidroz.  "He was out casting with his rod and reel and […]
  • LSU Dr. says former Gov. Blanco's diagnosis dire, but not hopeless December 11, 2017
    Former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco has announced she is fighting an incurable form of liver cancer. It traveled from her eye after she was diagnosed in 2011 with ocular melanoma, a dangerous and rare cancer. Chief of Surgical Oncology at LSU Health New Orleans Dr. Adam Riker says the key to get Blanco’s immune system […]
  • Is Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham looking at the 2019 governor's race? December 11, 2017
    LaPolitics Weekly reports Congressman Ralph Abraham is considering a run for governor in 2019. Abraham says he hasn’t made any decisions, but a number of people are asking him about it. ULM Political Science Professor Joshua Stockley says the Richland Parish physician will need to boost his name recognition. "He hasn't done a lot of […]
  • Former Gov. Blanco in the fight for her life after being diagnosed with liver cancer December 10, 2017
    Former Governor Kathleen Blanco has disclosed that her previously diagnosed eye cancer has spread to her liver and she says there's no cure. Blanco says she has a difficult battle ahead of her. "I have begun a treatment program that hopefully, over time, will quell these cancer demons," Blanco said in a letter to Louisiana residents. […]
  • LSU AgCenter has developed a meal replacement shake aimed for weight loss December 10, 2017
    The LSU AgCenter has developed a milk-based meal replacement powder to help consumers lose weight. Studies show drinking meal replacement shakes for 12 weeks instead of meals is a safe way to drop pounds.Director of the AgCenter Food Incubator Gaye Sandoz says they’ve developed the powder and now Pennington Biomedical Research Center will test it.“Our […]
  • Local ad agent gives her thoughts on the decline in NFL viewership December 10, 2017
    Multiple reports indicate fewer people are watching as much pro football than they used too. Baton Rouge-based Todd Agency owner Deborah Todd says it's not all about national anthem protests, she says viewer fatigue has also set in because of over saturation. "The NFL has put games on Thursday, Sunday night instead of Sunday afternoon, […]
  • How rare is a snow event in Louisiana? December 8, 2017
    South Louisiana saw some snow Friday morning to the delight of residents. So how rare of an event is this? State Climatologist Barry Keim says, believe it or not, we actually see white flakes more often than hurricanes. But for it to span nearly the entire bottom half of the state is very rare."When they […]
  • Let it snow, let it snow December 8, 2017
    A cold Canadian air blast is lowering temperatures to below freezing throughout Louisiana tonight. National Weather Service forecaster Michael Hill says the areas where snow is on the ground, temperatures will get very cold and remain that way for a few evenings.         "It might tend to make things a little bit […]
  • Saints drop tough contest to the Falcons in a game filled with injuries and penalties December 8, 2017
    The Saints were in position to all but lock up the NFC South crown on Thursday night, but Quarterback Drew Brees' pass into the end zone was intercepted by former LSU Tiger Deion Jones to preserve a 20-17 win over Atlanta. The loss drops the Saints record 9-4. The Black and Gold are still in first […]
  • Holiday shoppers are expected to spend $967 a person on gifts this season December 8, 2017
    The National Retail Federation predicts holiday shoppers will spend about $967 a person on gifts this year, up 3.4% from in 2016. Mark Rosa, Professor with the UNO School of Business, says everybody gets excited during the season and wants to be generous but we have to resist the urge to overspend. He says it’s […]
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