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Possible Impaired Driving Leads To Fatal Tensas Parish Car Crash

Two Tensas Parish residents dead after the vehicle they were in traveled off the road and struck a ditch embankment. Last Saturday night, Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a single-vehicle crash on LA Hwy 128 near St. Joseph. The preliminary investigation revealed a 2004 Mazda Tribute, driven by 60-year-old Charles Barnes of St. Joseph, was traveling west on LA Hwy 128 when the vehicle traveled off the right side of the road and struck a ditch embankment. After striking the...

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Biedenharn Bible Collection Brings History to Monroe

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Louisiana Congressman Wants Bounty Program For Asian Carp

Crawfish: Higher Price, Lower Size

Feb 16, 2018
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Some crawfish crazies are heating up over the higher prices and smaller size of the crop this year. LSU Ag Center Professor Greg Lutz says suppliers aren’t trying to rip you off, farmers are just having a hard time finding enough crop after the historic winter to justify pulling their traps.

 

Lutz says the crawfish survived the winter just fine, but the little fellas are just taking some extra time to develop.

 

Lutz says if you don’t want to pay the inflated prices, give it a few weeks, the cost of a boil should be returning to normal.

 

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The Young Leadership Council partnered with ArcGNO this carnival season to collect beads and recyclables on the parade routes through uptown New Orleans. After a Nola.com story revealed that the city removed more than 64 tons of beads from a five block stretch of St. Charles, YLC Recycles Project Leader Hannah Kincannon says it’s a public safety issue.

 

YLC works to make New Orleans events greener and more sustainable. Kincannon says they worked with ArcGNO to find a home for the tons beads collected.

 

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Richland Parish Congressman Ralph Abraham has introduced a bill to allow rural communities direct access to more than two-billion-dollars in FAST ACT grant funding.  The money can be used to build better highways, bridges and utilities including broadband internet.  Abraham says the money is available for these projects but current FAST ACT dollars are not making it to rural Louisiana.

 

Terry Jones

Louisiana State University Press has released a new Civil War book by Dr. Terry L. Jones, professor emeritus of history at the University of Louisiana Monroe.

Lake Wind Advisory Until 6 p.m. Thursday

Feb 15, 2018
NOAA / NWS Shreveport

A Lake Wind Advisory has been issued across a four-state area. A tight pressure gradient between surface low pressure to the North and surface high pressure to the Southeast will produce strong and gusty Southwest winds of 15-25 MPH gusts to 25-30 MPH today.

Via: National Weather Service Shreveport, LA

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How much money do you need to save?

The answer: enough.

What other answer makes sense?

OK. But “enough” to do what?

Enough to make you financially free during your working years and enough to make going to work optional as soon as possible.

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In celebration of Women's History Month, the University of Louisiana at Monroe is set to host their third annual Women's Symposium in the new event center.

The symposium was created in an effort to empower girls and women to strive for their professional goals, pursue their passions and seek all leadership roles. Although the women's symposium emphasizes women empowerment, men are strongly encouraged to attend the event. The symposium will feature discussions about issues women face everyday in a panelist/moderator format as well as a keynote speaker.

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Strauss Theatre presents "Smoke on the Mountain," a story about a gospel singing family traveling to a North Carolina church, February 15-24.

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House Republicans are looking at renewing at least some or all of the temporary one cent sales tax as a way to address a looming one billion dollar shortfall. Houma Representative Tanner Mcgee.

 

But Governor John Bel Edwards says he will not support any plan that maintains the current sales tax rate which is currently five percent, one of the highest in the country. And Baton Rouge Representative Ted James says legislators promised to let the temporary sales tax penny expire when they voted for it in 2016.

 

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The Humane Society of Louisiana is working to help in the adoption of 19 horses that will participate in Mardi Gras parades this week.  HSL Director Jeff Dorson says the program started last year to ensure that none of the horses used in the parade would be sold for slaughter.  Dorson is pleased at the success they have had working with Cascade Stables in helping find forever homes for these horses.

 

Dorson says with the response they received from not only Louisiana, they are hoping to make this a regular adoption event.

 

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Goodbye, Mr. Okra: New Orleans Remembers Its Singing Vegetable Vendor

Remember how happy you were as a kid to hear the distant music of the ice cream truck get louder as it drove closer to your block? Residents of New Orleans would get that feeling when they heard the song of local produce vendor Mr. Okra, who drove up and down the streets of the city, hawking his wares. "I have the mango, I have spinach, I have yellow squash, corn on the cob," he'd chant in rhythm from a PA system attached to the roof of his bright red pick-up truck. "I have eggplant, I have...

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