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Nationally syndicated by Premiere Networks, America Now features discussion on the news and information that matters most to the daily lives of Americans. From business and politics, to entertainment and technology, America Now welcomes a variety of guests and experts, and features a fresh take on the local, national and global headlines that impact our lives.

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Vitter Introduces Bipartisan Steve Gleason Act Of 2015 To Help ALS Patients

U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) today introduced the bipartisan Steve Gleason Act of 2015 in the U.S. Senate to help patients diagnosed with diseases such as Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) like Steve Gleason, former professional football player with the New Orleans Saints, live more independent lives.

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Money, Facebook
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Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program Underway

Once again this year, the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program will award scholarships providing assistance to worthy St. Martin Parish students in furthering their education and training with resources made available through the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Honorary Membership Program.

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Category: Acadiana News
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Gerald Boudreaux, FB
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Gerald Boudreaux To Run For La. State Senate District 24 Seat

This La. Senate seat is currently being held by Opelousas lawmaker Elbert Guillory, who's already announced he will run for La. Lieutenant Governor.

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David Vitter, youtube
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Vitter Introduces Pro-Life Bills In Honor Of “March For Life”

U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) today announced pro-life legislation he has introduced in honor of the 42nd Annual “March for Life” in Washington, D.C. tomorrow. Vitter, his wife Wendy and three of their children will participate in the March tomorrow as well as several other March for Life events.

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Category: News, Political
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U.S. Sen. David Vitter, youtube
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Vitter, Cassidy Introduce OCS Revenue Sharing Increase Amendment to Keystone

Today, Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), Chairman of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, pushed for a vote on his amendment to the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, which would increase federal offshore revenue sharing for energy producing states.

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Category: News, Political
Senator David Vitter photo by KPEL
Senator David Vitter photo by KPEL
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Vitter Selected To Be T&I Subcommittee Chairman

Today, Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) was elected to be the Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure and made the following statement about getting to work on the federal highway bill.

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garbage cans (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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Recycling And Garbage Service For MLK Day Unchanged

There will be no changes to the waste collection schedule for Lafayette Parish residents.

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U.S. Sen. David Vitter, youtube
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Vitter Introduces Bills To Repeal Obamacare

U.S. Sen. David Vitter says his reforms would make healthcare more affordable and accessible, and include legislation to repeal President Obama’s 2010 healthcare law.

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handcuffs photo by KPEL
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Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office Daily Arrest Report

Multiple arrests were recorded.

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Lane Closures Planned For U.S. 90 Railroad Overpass In Broussard

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces the northbound left lane of the U.S. 90 railroad overpass in Broussard will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 13 and Wednesday, Jan. 14, from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m.

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Category: Acadiana News
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fire truck front KPEL photo
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Heating Safety Tips From The Lafayette Fire Department

Recent heating related fires raises concern for fire officials.

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Category: Lafayette News
Congressman Charles Boustany KPEL staff photo
Congressman Charles Boustany KPEL staff photo
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Charles Boustany Signs Amicus Brief To Fight Amnesty

Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana) signed an amicus brief filed by Greg Abbott, the former Attorney General of Texas, and 23 other states including Louisiana, contesting the President’s Executive Order on immigration.

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