Local News

Don Ames
June 26, 2017 - 7:54 am
In the New Orleans area, air conditioning is a necessity, not a luxury. But, if your unit has a leak, an Environmental Protection Agency regulation could have you really losing your cool this summer Since 1995, the EPA has been phasing out the refrigerant R-22, known by the brand name Freon. The...
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@SmartestMoran with TigerRag
June 26, 2017 - 7:13 am
Apparently TD Ameritrade Park isn’t where fly balls go to die anymore. Balls are leaving the cavernous yard so far this College World Series at a rate that hasn’t been seen since the event moved from Rosenblatt Stadium in 2011. There’s been 22 home runs through 14 games here in Omaha, a seismic...
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June 25, 2017 - 8:43 pm
Vaping may not be the best way to kick your cigarette habit, according to experts at Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge. Physician assistant with the hospital’s smoking cessation program, Josselin Carter, says vaping can end up being a substitution for the same habit because many juices contain...
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June 25, 2017 - 10:14 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Two Louisiana State University researchers are getting nearly $1 million for a two-year study of how stress affects honeybee health. The LSU AgCenter says in a news release that Kristen Healy and Daniel Swale are working with U.S. Department of Agriculture honeybee...
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June 25, 2017 - 7:11 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A Louisiana man has been sentenced to one year and a day in prison for diverting money solicited from property investors to his personal use. Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans' office says 56-year-old John F. Kelly III, of Metairie, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Kurt D...
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June 24, 2017 - 1:21 pm
One person is in the hospital and a man is dead after a shooting Friday night in St. Rose. The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office says it happened around 7 p.m. in the 200 block of East Club Drive. Deputies said two men were shot, and one died at the scene. There is no word on the other man's...
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