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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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June 24, 2017 - 12:53 pm
A man is dead after a shooting in New Orleans East late Friday night. According to the NOPD, say it happened around 11:30 p.m. in the 12100 block of the North I-10 Service Road. Police say they found a man who had been shot multiple times, lying face-down in the street. He was brought to the...
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June 24, 2017 - 10:30 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Cities and towns that use cameras to catch speeders will soon have to post signs notifying drivers about the monitoring. Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed into law a bill requiring the signs to be posted between 250 feet and 500 feet of the location of a speed camera. If the...
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June 24, 2017 - 8:47 am
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- With the Trump administration's withdrawal from the Paris climate accords, national policy on climate change will emerge from U.S. cities working to reduce emissions and become more resilient to rising sea levels, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said at the annual U.S...
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June 23, 2017 - 9:49 pm
(AP) -- Students will be paying more out of pocket to attend seven of the University of Louisiana System's colleges in the next school year, under $19 million in fee hikes approved Friday. An increase of $212.36 per semester for students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is the biggest...
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