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Louisiana’s Number One Killer Targeted During Heart Month

Heart disease is the leading killer of Louisiana citizens. It is a killer that can be stopped but you and I are going to have to make some changes in order for that to happen.

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Edwards Says Campaign Promises Not Broken

Critics of Governor John Bel Edwards say his plan to balance the state's budget is in direct conflict with what he promised voters during the election.

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DUI Checkpoints During Holiday Season
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Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over To Run Through Mardi Gras

It's time to celebrate Mardi Gras. If you're going to be drinking you shouldn't be driving. Extra law enforcement officers will be patrolling our state's roadways looking for impaired drivers.

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Bernie Sanders Campaign Opens Louisiana Headquarters

The Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders' Louisiana headquarters opened today in the midst of Mardi Gras.

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Escaped Inmate Byron Hardy (Courtesy of Shreveport Police Department)
Escaped Inmate Byron Hardy (Courtesy of Shreveport Police Department)
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UPDATE: Inmate Captured After Escaping Custody At Shreveport Hospital

The inmate took advantage of a hospital visit and escaped, though he was reportedly being guarded.

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Corps To Finally Close Spillway On Monday

The process may be gradual, but the Corps will begin closing the Spillway this week.

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Child Care Center Licenses Revoked In Bossier, Church Point

The Louisiana Department of Education says it has terminated public funding for two early learning centers.

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Powerball Lottery Reaches Third Highest Jackpot
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Louisiana Man Claims $1M Powerball Prize Just In The Nick Of Time

The ticket that matched five winning numbers was set to expire on February 1.

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Inmate Mistakenly Released Back In Custody

The released inmate was returned to prison by his probation officer Friday.

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Portraits Of Mardi Gras
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The Year New Orleans Canceled Mardi Gras

Fat Tuesday was cancelled during World War 2, World War 1 and even the Civil War. All of those, completely understandable reasons. But, in 1979 Mardi Gras was cancelled in New Orleans for a very different reason, and people were not happy.

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Amnesty Recreates Guantanamo On Sixth Anniversary
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Court Clears Way For Felons To Run For Office In Louisiana

A convicted felon with political aspirations can now fun for public office in Louisiana. It's another legislative faux pas that somehow slipped through the cracks.

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Tulane Research Hopes To Create Non-Addictive Painkiller

Prescription pain medication is fast becoming one of our nation's leading drug problems. Researchers at Tulane University are looking to create a new medicine that quells the pain with out the addictive properties.

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