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January 30, 2019 - 6:28 am
A report shows Louisianans are leaving 8.9 million vacation days a year on the table, 27th most in the nation. Of the 17 days a year Louisianans do take, only eight of them were for travel. So, Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says now’s a great time to start planning your “Staycations” for the year...
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January 26, 2019 - 10:17 am
(WWL.com) - The Office of Alcohol and Tobacco has certified the LA Wallet app, a digital version of your driver’s license, for booze and tobacco purchases. ATC Commissioner Juana Marine Lombard says it’s up to restaurants whether or not they want to accept digital IDs, but business that are...
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January 25, 2019 - 3:56 pm
(WWL.com) 150 dogs were seized in an animal cruelty bust, and now the St. John the Baptist Animal Shelter is seeking volunteers and donations to help with the influx of abused dogs. Shelter Manager Rachael Sance says the dogs are at a healthy weight, and have been fed, but arrived with a number of...
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Chris Miller
January 25, 2019 - 8:56 am
The LSU Board of Supervisors today is set to vote on preliminary approval for the long-awaited redevelopment of a massive downtown building -- the old Charity Hospital. A search committee formed by the LSU Real Estate and Facilities Foundation chose a developer last fall: 1532 Tulane Partners plans...
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January 24, 2019 - 7:21 pm
(WWL.com) - Two competing Senate bills to re-open the government both failed to obtain the 60 votes needed to pass, and now we’re into day 33 of the historically long shutdown. Federal workers are nearing a full month without pay, and with rent coming due, many of their lives are getting precarious...
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Jim Hanzo
January 24, 2019 - 8:31 am
Research posted in the BMJ journal suggests that leaving a 2 hour gap between the last meal of the day and bedtime doesn't seem to be associated with any discernible difference in our health. But the problem is snacking after you eat and before going to bed, according to Dr. Henry Nuss, LSU Health...
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January 23, 2019 - 9:42 pm
(WWL.com) Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety say Louisiana is in the top seven for best highway safety traffic regulations. The Bayou State was lauded for having nine of the organizations recommended safety laws. President Kathy Chase says Louisiana really excels when it comes to laws that...
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USA TODAY
January 23, 2019 - 8:33 pm
(WWL.com) Saints fans continue to reflect on Sunday’s heart breaking loss in the NFC Championship game, but General Manager Mickey Loomis says the franchise is moving forward. Loomis spoke with reporters at the Senior Bowl in Mobile and says the pain is still fresh, but promises the team will...
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January 23, 2019 - 6:40 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Gov. John Bel Edwards says $300 million Louisiana is expected to receive over three years from offshore oil and gas drilling income will pay for long-sought coastal protection projects. The Democratic governor announced the spending plans Wednesday, saying he also intends to...
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January 23, 2019 - 3:37 pm
(WWL.com) -- Beginning Monday, Louisiana abortion doctors will be required to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. This comes after a ruling Friday from the New Orleans-based U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry says his office has been proud to defend...
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