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Don Ames
May 18, 2019 - 9:30 am
At least five students at Metairie Park Country Day School in Jefferson Parish have been identified as having the highly contagious pertussis disease, also known as Whooping Cough. As a result, Country Day officials announced the school will close its Early Childhood Center and Lower School...
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Don Ames
May 16, 2019 - 8:57 pm
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards Thursday spoke about the controversy in Alabama concerning the state’s passage of a bill almost completely bannng abortions. Edwards has been an outspoken supporter of pro-life legislation, and a fetal heartbeat abortion ban bill is currently being considered in the...
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Don Ames
May 16, 2019 - 8:04 pm
Louisiana lawyer Wendy Vitter was confirmed by the Senate as a federal judge Thursday. The decision came despite opposition from Democrats who criticized Vitter for her anti-abortion stance and accused her of trying to hide her record on the issue. The only Republican to oppose her nomination was...
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May 11, 2019 - 2:49 pm
If a new Mississippi law survives a court challenge, it will be nearly impossible for most pregnant women to get an abortion there. The Louisiana legislature is halfway toward passing a law — like the ones enacted in Mississippi and Georgia — that will ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is...
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Jim Hanzo
May 09, 2019 - 8:40 am
A popular drug from the 70s is making a return among drug users. Cocaine use is on an uptick according to the Centers for Disease. Although cocaine use has never really gone away. One expert said drugs to tend to go in and out of style and the white powder is being used by a new generation of drug...
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Don Ames
May 04, 2019 - 3:59 pm
Most Uptown residents who have been without water since early Friday morning can now safely drink from their faucets. However, Sewerage and Water Board customers who have not used their water supply during the precautionary boil water advisory was posted are advised to flush their internal and...
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May 04, 2019 - 3:13 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's first batch of medical marijuana won't reach the shelves by the mid-May deadline demanded by pharmacists and patients. But June could be a possibility. Louisiana State University's agricultural center oversees one of two state-sanctioned growers. The center said...
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April 30, 2019 - 6:53 pm
Matt Doyle | WWL.com A Shreveport Senator railed against vaccinations on the floor of the Louisiana Senate during discussion of a bill that would allow adults to opt in to the statewide immunization database. John Milkovich claimed there’s a “very contentious scientific debate” about the safety of...
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Chris Miller
April 30, 2019 - 3:18 pm
A member of the Louisiana State Senate took to the senate floor to launch into a diatribe against vaccines. The Advocate reports Shreveport Democrat John Milkovich made several claims about vaccines that have been proven false. "Many of you may know some of the leading researchers in America say...
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Jim Hanzo
April 30, 2019 - 9:12 am
Research out of St. Louis indicates some troubling trends regarding sitting and health problems. Researchers report we are still sitting way too much despite the warnings we've been given. The research let by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis tracked 50 thousand people across...
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