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March 07, 2017 - 12:12 pm
The American Cancer Society has set a goal of 80% of Americans to be screened for colorectal cancer by 2018. That means 417,000 people in Louisiana need to be screened to reach that number. Tulane Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine Dr. Jordan Karlitz says colorectal cancer is a major health...
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March 07, 2017 - 9:41 am
A man's who objects to Missisisippi's flag had his lawyer arguing his case in court Tuesday before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, that the Confederate-themed banner sends a message of "white supremacy.'' The man's contends it sends a message that black residents are second-class citizens...
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March 07, 2017 - 8:56 am
Louisiana's public schools appear on track to receive largely standstill financing for the next school year. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education on Tuesday backed a recommendation for a $3.7 billion financing formula for the 2017-18 school year that would freeze the amount of money...
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March 07, 2017 - 7:43 am
The first oil lease sale covering the entire Gulf of Mexico since 1983 would offer 73 million acres under a proposal from U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Zinke said in a news release Monday, "Opening more federal lands and waters to oil and gas drilling is a pillar of President Trump's plan to...
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March 07, 2017 - 6:58 am
With a green light from a federal appeals court for the city of New Orleans to move ahead with the removal of three statues of Confederate leaders, does this really put an end to the fight to keep them standing? Absolutely not, according to the Monumental Task Committee. Vice President Gary Mason...
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March 07, 2017 - 6:26 am
A Louisiana Department of Corrections cadet has been arrested for trying to smuggle drugs and cellphones into a state prison. St. Gabriel Police arrested 29-year-old Jomar Jackson, of Baton Rouge, for felony introduction of contraband Tuesday and transported him to the Iberville Parish Jail. Bond...
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March 07, 2017 - 4:53 am
The Coast Guard says all fuel has been safely removed from a tugboat that partly sank in the Mississippi River near Vidalia. A news release Monday says the "Sonny J'' had 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel in its tanks when it took on water early Feb. 26. The Coast Guard says the boat's fuel tank vents...
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March 07, 2017 - 3:15 am
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Department is asking the public's assistance in identifying the person involved in a shooting that left a man injured on Sunday. The incident happened around 8:30 p.m., in the 400 block of Oaklawn Drive. The victim, a 29-year-old white male, received multiple gun shot...
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March 07, 2017 - 2:50 am
Audubon Zoo officials are investigating an incident at the zoo where a gorilla reportedly launched a block of wood into a crowd of spectators, hitting and injuring a pregnant woman. The woman was taken to the hospital. The freak incident happened over the weekend. Officials say there are 3 gorillas...
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March 07, 2017 - 2:38 am
The U.S. Coast Guard says a missing hunter has been found after a search that also involved local sheriff's offices and state wildlife employees. Authorities said local search parties located the man around 7 p.m. Monday in the area of the Atchafalaya River Basin. St. Mary's Parish sheriff's...
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