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February 15, 2018 - 7:27 pm
(WWL.com) - A film starring Academy Award winner Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson and directed by John Lee Hancock has started production of the Netflix movie “Highwaymen” in Louisiana. The film centers on two retired officers attempting to catch Bonnie and Clyde. Executive Director of Louisiana...
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February 15, 2018 - 7:44 am
(WWL.com) The Louisiana Department of Health is extending its free flu shot drive after initially planning to end the program Monday. Immunization Director Dr. Frank Welch says they were excited to extend the program after a very successful two week run. “It was so incredibly successful. We had a...
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February 14, 2018 - 6:51 pm
(WWL.com) - Catholics worldwide are cutting back on eating meat for the season of Lent, in most places, that’s a sacrifice, but for spoiled bayou Catholics, it’s not too tough. Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board member Chalin Delaune says this year’s Lenten harvest is looking great,...
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February 14, 2018 - 4:57 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Free flu shots are available to residents who have not received the vaccine. Due to widespread flu activity remaining throughout the state, the Louisiana Department of Health will continue to offer flu vaccines at no cost at Parish Health Units across the state while...
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February 14, 2018 - 4:52 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Free flu shots are available to residents who have not received the vaccine. Due to widespread flu activity remaining throughout the state, the Louisiana Department of Health will continue to offer flu vaccines at no cost at Parish Health Units across the state while...
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February 14, 2018 - 4:39 pm
PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says two boaters found clinging to the hull of their capsized vessel in the Gulf of Mexico have been rescued. The Coast Guard says in a statement that a search for the boaters ended Tuesday after a good Samaritan vessel, Lady Tierny, discovered them...
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February 14, 2018 - 11:42 am
(WWL.com) A survey ranks Louisiana 49th in well-being. The Bayou State only finished ahead of West Virginia in the Gallup-ShareCare Well-Being Index. Researcher Dan Witters says the survey found many in Louisiana are not proud of where they live or believe they're living in a perfect place. “In...
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February 13, 2018 - 10:14 am
(WWL.com) Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser is celebrating Mardi Gras, he’s just not in Louisiana. He’s helping to promote Louisiana’s new travel tourism slogan “Louisiana: Feed Your Soul.” The new brand is being promoted in several states, including the nation’s capital. "I'll be in Washington D.C...
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