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February 11, 2019 - 3:47 pm
(WWL.com) The Department of Environmental Quality has an online, interactive map on it’s website that lets anglers see the fish consumption and swimming advisories for rivers, lakes, and bayous in Louisiana. DEQ Scientist Al Hindrichs says it’s an intuitive tool, and gives a comprehensive look at...
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February 07, 2019 - 4:31 pm
(WWL.com) Music’s biggest night takes place this weekend as the 61st Grammy Awards takes place in Los Angeles. Many Louisiana artists have been nominated throughout the years and this year is no different. Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser said Louisiana has teamed up with Memphis and Mississippi to...
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February 06, 2019 - 8:59 am
(WWL.com) The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is warning residents of south Louisiana to be aware of a rabies-like disease spotted in animals such as raccoons, foxes, coyotes, and skunks. It’s called canine distemper and it is contagious to unvaccinated dogs. People who have seen animals...
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February 05, 2019 - 9:44 am
(WWL.com) The US Supreme Court is expected this week to consider whether Louisiana can enforce a state law requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. Loyola University Law Professor Dane Ciolino says a ruling in favor could signal a major shift in the court’s views...
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February 03, 2019 - 12:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) _ The outcome of a fight over a Louisiana law regulating abortion providers could signal whether a fortified conservative majority on the Supreme Court is willing to cut back on abortion rights. The high court is expected to decide in the next few days whether the state can begin...
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February 01, 2019 - 3:56 pm
(WWL.com) It’s been a long road for medical marijuana in Louisiana but LSU AgCenter Dean of Agriculture Dr. Bill Richardson says the first batch of medical marijuana grown by GB Sciences and the AgCenter has passed testing. Advocates have voiced displeasure with a series of delays to the release...
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January 31, 2019 - 3:21 pm
(WWL.com) The Diocese of Baton Rouge released the names today of 37 clergy members who have been credibly accused of abuse involving children. Bishop Michael Duca says hopes this will help the abuse victims whose lives were violated and a chance for the diocese to re-establish trust. “My prayer is...
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January 31, 2019 - 9:43 am
Tulane researchers say current models estimating the level of sea level rise in low lying coastal areas are underestimating how quickly we’re sliding into the sea. Wetland scientist and grad student Molly Keogh says at the moment they believe we’re losing about a half inch of relative sea level...
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January 30, 2019 - 8:39 pm
Louisiana receives a failing grade on the American Lung Association’s Tobacco Control Report Card. One of the biggest reasons, Louisiana’s below average cigarette tax that sits at 1.08 cents a pack. Director of Advocacy Ashley Lyerly says if Louisiana were to double that per pack tax, the state...
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January 30, 2019 - 9:42 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The Roman Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge says it will publicly identify all of its clergy credibly accused of child abuse. Bishop Michael Gerard Duca says on the diocese website that releasing the list of names on Thursday will be helpful to victims and help to re-establish...
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