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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 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 - 6:26 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A website that maintains a massive database of information about U.S. charities said Friday that it will remove warning labels flagging dozens of nonprofits as hate groups after threats directed at its staff. GuideStar said in a statement that its decision to remove the...
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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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June 23, 2017 - 6:28 pm
NEW ORLEANS – Rep. Steve Scalise is no longer in the intensive care unit of a Washington, D.C., hospital. His office issued a statement Friday afternoon saying the congressman was moved from the ICU at MedStar Washington Hospital Center on Thursday.. "He remains in fair condition as he continues an...
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June 23, 2017 - 4:10 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Both of Louisiana's Republican U.S. senators say they're studying the Senate GOP health plan. But advocacy groups seeking to keep the current federal law intact have their focus squarely on one of them, physician Bill Cassidy. Cassidy has indicated he has problems with the...
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June 23, 2017 - 1:52 pm
WWL.com Reporting More Louisiana students are graduating high school than ever before. That’s according to state Education Superintendent John White, who says this year’s graduating class maintained record gains made by the class of 2015. “Nearly 39,000 young people graduated from high school last...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, the statue of George Washington on the steps of Federal Hall faces the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stock indexes dipped modestly in early trading Friday, June 23, 2017, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index was on pace to end the week almost exactly where it started. Crude oil, whose tumble earlier in the week was the market’s dominant story, held relatively steady. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 23, 2017 - 10:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes ticked higher Friday as energy companies clawed back some of their sharp losses from earlier in the week. After flipping from modest losses to gains, the Standard & Poor's 500 index is on track to end the week roughly where it started. KEEPING SCORE: The S...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, the statue of George Washington on the steps of Federal Hall faces the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stock indexes dipped modestly in early trading Friday, June 23, 2017, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index was on pace to end the week almost exactly where it started. Crude oil, whose tumble earlier in the week was the market’s dominant story, held relatively steady. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 23, 2017 - 10:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes ticked higher Friday as energy companies clawed back some of their sharp losses from earlier in the week. After flipping from modest losses to gains, the Standard & Poor's 500 index is on track to end the week roughly where it started. KEEPING SCORE: The S...
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