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September 24, 2017 - 9:21 am
Jeff Palermo Reporting Sunday marks the 12-year anniversary of Hurricane Rita making landfall near the Texas-Louisiana boarder. State Climatologist Barry Keim says nationwide it’s a forgotten storm, because of the destruction left behind by Hurricane Katrina, but Rita had higher maximum sustained...
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September 23, 2017 - 5:29 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Southern University has selected a vendor to run its medical marijuana program. The university's Board of Supervisors on Friday chose Lafayette-based Advanced Biomedics, LLC, to grow the marijuana for Southern, which will receive more than $6 million over five years...
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September 23, 2017 - 7:14 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's eight metropolitan areas included two of the nation's fastest growing economies and two of its fastest shrinking in 2016. Lake Charles' economy grew 8.1 percent, fastest in the nation according to numbers released Wednesday by the U.S. Commerce Department. That growth...
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September 23, 2017 - 6:37 am
A new report from the USDA finds there are over 41 million Americans, including 13 million children, who lived at risk of hunger in 2016. Bread for the World, a movement in the US to end hunger, broke the numbers down by state, and found that Louisiana is the second hungriest in the nation...
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September 23, 2017 - 6:33 am
HOUSTON (AP) _ The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell by one this week to 935. That's still up from the 511 rigs that were active a year ago. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes said Friday that 744 rigs sought oil and 190 explored for natural gas this week...
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September 22, 2017 - 3:33 pm
Louisiana State Police arrested 29-year-old Craig David of the Breaux Bridge Police Department on charges of carnal knowledge of a juvenile , computer-aided solicitation of a minor and malfeasance in office. Louisiana law defines carnal knowledge as consensual sex with a teen under age 17 and at...
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September 22, 2017 - 2:43 pm
(AP) _ Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will participate in the first cleanup of the Pearl River to help quell a growing litter problem on the waterway that runs along the Louisiana-Mississippi border. Pearl River Clean Sweep 2017 will be held from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and cover...
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September 22, 2017 - 2:17 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has asked leaders of the state's higher-education system to review their campus policies on hazing, alcohol and drugs following the death of a Louisiana State University student. In a letter dated Thursday, Edwards asked system presidents to...
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