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January 17, 2017 - 5:55 am
New research finds there was an 18% decline in the number of abortions in Louisiana between 2011 and 2014. Guttmacher Institute researcher Rachel Jones says nationally, there was a 12% decline over the same period. She credits better use of contraceptives for the decrease in abortions. “More women...
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January 17, 2017 - 3:56 am
Authorities say a child has died after being struck by a float during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Abbeville. Multiple news outlets report that police say the child was hit by the float sometime after the parade started that Monday morning. Officials have not released the child's name or...
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January 17, 2017 - 2:50 am
More and more LSU students are seeking Sugar Daddies to help pay for their education. That’s according to SeekingArangment.com, which saw 35 LSU students enroll in 2016. Spokeswoman Brook Urick says that’s a substantial increase over the previous year. “We had over 30% more signups on...
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January 17, 2017 - 1:16 am
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith is set to announce more details today about a Slidell-area homeowner who fatally shot and killed a man in his yard early Monday morning. The sheriff's office says the homeowner told deputies the man was behaving "erratically." The homeowner was not arrested,...
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January 17, 2017 - 12:31 am
Wanna be on the TV show NCIS: New Orleans? Producers are looking for some extras in Mardi Gras attire. They are shooting the Carnival scene this Friday, Jan. 20. To apply, officials say you should send a picture of yourself in a costume that you would like to wear. The attire should not include any...
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January 17, 2017 - 12:13 am
An overnight crash left one person dead and closed the I-10 east in New Orleans. "The NOPD is investigating a traffic fatality on I-10 East near the Morrison exit," Public information officer Ambria Washington said in an email shortly after 3:30am. The road remained closed until around 5:30am...
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January 16, 2017 - 3:12 pm
New Orleans Police say two children were wounded in a shooting Monday night. "The NOPD is investigating a double shooting," Public Information Officer Ambria Washington said in an email. "Initial reports show two male juveniles." She both the youngsters were wounded in the lower extremities. "One...
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January 16, 2017 - 10:18 am
The LSU AgCenter says some strawberry growers were hit by floods, wind and freezing temperatures, but others are optimistic about the season. AgCenter agent Whitney Wallace in Tangipahoa Parish says that overall, the damage is not too bad. Natalie Jones, farm manager of Faust Farms in Amite says...
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January 16, 2017 - 9:21 am
Former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, has died at age 82. NASA announced that Cernan died Monday surrounded by his family. NASA spokesman Bob Jacobs confirmed the death but had no immediately details. Cernan and Apollo 17 crewmate Harrison Schmitt spent three days on the...
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January 16, 2017 - 8:38 am
With tense race relations continuing to rack the nation, a new study finds 72 percent of police officers are now less willing to stop suspicious persons. A sizable number officers also say their work is harder. Pew Research Center released the findings in a nationwide survey of police. Many...
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