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Thomas Perumean
August 20, 2019 - 2:55 pm
The unified command consisting of the Coast Guard, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office and Time Energy has decided the best way to clean up the spill at Cox Bay in southern Plaquemines Parish is burn off the oil. If the weather conditions are favorable, the first of two scheduled burns will...
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Thomas Perumean
August 20, 2019 - 11:54 am
The LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center is getting an overall injection of $16.4-million dollars for studies on the nutritional health of military personnel. $3.5-million dollars will go to conduct a three year clinical research trial with the U.S. Army Research Insititute of Environmental...
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Thomas Perumean
August 20, 2019 - 11:05 am
Louisiana's first female governor will lie in state at the Louisiana Capitol, Thursday. Thursday morning an interfaith service for Blanco will be held in Baton Rouge at St. Joseph's Cathedral. Thursday afternoon, Blanco will be placed in the Capitol rotunda with visitation open to the public from...
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August 20, 2019 - 10:38 am
(AP) -- Louisiana pharmacies aren't reporting marijuana shortages or other problems two weeks after patients began receiving the drug for medical use. Those were the reports Monday from state regulatory officials at a meeting to update therapeutic cannabis supporters about the progress of Louisiana...
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Thomas Perumean
August 20, 2019 - 9:03 am
Louisiana has the third highest combined sales tax rate in the nation at an average of 9.45%. California's is 8.66%. Why? We asked Robert Travis Scott, President of the Public Affairs Research Council. "Sales tax is a big burden in Louisiana," he says. "We don't have bragging rights going from...
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Jim Hanzo
August 20, 2019 - 8:46 am
Do older adults with hearing loss have a higher likelihood of experiencing memory loss, like dementia? A report published in the Geriatrics and Gerontology International Journal suggests that hearing loss and memory loss are linked. Dr. Annette Hurley-Larmieu, LSU Health Audiology says the theory...
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Chris Miller
August 19, 2019 - 2:53 pm
Former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, who died over the weekend after battling cancer, will lie in state in the State Capitol Rotunda Thursday. It's the first of three days of events culminating in her funeral. Governor John Bel Edwards has ordered flags flown at half-staff through...
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David Blake
August 19, 2019 - 1:31 pm
The jobless rate for Louisiana in July held steady at 4.3 percent, that's the same figure as last month. Louisiana Workforce Commission Secretary Ava Dejoie says it's exciting to see such a healthy job market. ''There are jobs out there for even for those who may not be working now, there are more...
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Don Ames
August 19, 2019 - 11:09 am
A national divorce trend is also keeping lawyers busy here in New Orleans. 'Till death do us part' seems to have less meaning now for those who are currently closer to that endpoint in their lives. Whether you call them 'silver splitters' or 'diamond divorcees,' more and more baby boomer couples...
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Jim Hanzo
August 19, 2019 - 9:55 am
What is your favorite alcohol to drink? Wine, beer or liquor. Gallup's latest Consumption Habits survey reports that liquor has caught up with wine and is now in a virtual tie as adults 2nd favorite choice. Beer still remains at number one. We checked in with some adult drinkers in New Orleans to...
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