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Jim Hanzo
May 23, 2017 - 8:54 am
You may be able to greatly reduce the aging process, but it's going to take some serious sweating. The study from Brigham Young University showed high levels of exercise are linked to years of less aging at the cellular level, meaning the aging process can be slowed down by as much as 9 years...
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Chris Miller
May 23, 2017 - 7:43 am
The Saints begin off-season workouts today. New players are getting together with veterans to start learning the Sean Payton system. Have the Saints improved enough to win a few more games this season, and make it back to the playoffs, or will it be a fourth year of 7-9? "Probably another 7-9,"...
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May 23, 2017 - 6:39 am
A Mississippi lawmaker has apologized for saying Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments, only after his comment sparked broad condemnation in both states. "The destruction of these monuments, erected in the loving memory of our family and fellow Southern Americans,...
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May 23, 2017 - 6:30 am
(WWL.com) Lawmakers in the Louisiana House of Representatives are expected to take up a proposal today that would raise the minimum GPA requirement for TOPS. The measure by Baton Rouge Representative Franklin Foil increases the requirement from a 2.5 to a 2.75 for the Taylor Opportunity Program for...
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May 23, 2017 - 12:00 am
AMBULANCE-CANAL RESCUE Driver, patient rescued after ambulance slides into canal (Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com ) METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Firefighters have rescued two people inside an ambulance that slid into a Louisiana canal. NOLA.com reports East Bank firefighters...
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Chris Miller
May 22, 2017 - 6:48 pm
The New Orleans Police Department says the body found dead in a trash can in Treme was stabbed to death. A garbage collection crew found the man's body stuffed inside a residential trash can and notified police around 9:30 this morning. "Homicide Detective Rob Barrere is in charge of the ongoing...
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May 22, 2017 - 5:26 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Purchases of off-road vehicles and airboats in Louisiana will continue to be tax-free on the first weekend of September. The House tax committee rejected a Senate-approved bill that would have scaled back Louisiana's sales tax holiday for hunting supplies. The proposal by...
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May 22, 2017 - 4:41 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana lawmakers are being asked Monday to add $368 million in federal funding to the health department budget to keep from running out of money for the state's Medicaid expansion, a move that would boost spending on a program Republicans criticize as growing too large...
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May 22, 2017 - 4:17 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- The Latest on comments made by a Mississippi lawmaker over the removal of Confederate monuments (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The mayor of New Orleans says a Mississippi lawmaker's remark about lynching shows the city was right "to tackle the issue of race head-on" by removing...
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May 22, 2017 - 3:22 pm
(AP) _ A Louisiana state utility regulator has been tapped to lead an energy oversight agency for President Donald Trump's administration. Scott Angelle, a member of Louisiana's Public Service Commission, has been named director of the U.S. Interior Department's Bureau of Safety and Environmental...
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