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Shakespeare's Ophelia and friends fight off zombies, witches and fairy foes at the Louisiana Tech University production of "Living Dead in Denmark," which runs January 30 through February 4 at the Arthur W. Stone Theatre.

Living Dead in Denmark is a modern-day, post-apocalyptic tale of Ophelia searching for her lost love in Qui Nguyen's sequel to "Hamlet." The show takes Ophelia, Lady Macbeth, Juliet, and Horatio, some of Shakespeare's greatest characters, and puts them together to survive while fighting zombies, witches, and evil fairies.

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New Orleans' premier performing arts high school is extending its application deadline.

Prospective students now have until Monday at 5 p.m. to get their applications in to attend the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts.

The school - often referred to as NOCCA - offers classes in a range of subjects including filmmaking, music, theatre arts, culinary arts and creative writing.

Police: Man Shot 3 Times, Rides On Bike

Jan 22, 2018
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New Orleans police say a man who was shot three times is believed to have ridden a bike several blocks. 

Police spokesman Gary Scheets tells Nola.com/The Times-Picayune that the man was found injured by two passersby who waited with him until an ambulance arrived. 

Authorities say the man was aware and talking when authorities arrived. Scheets says the man's wounds were not believed to be life-threatening.  

Trial Begins Monday In 2015 Bombing Case

Jan 22, 2018
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The Bossier Parish horse farm handyman accused of trying to kill his boss by planting a homemade bomb under the intended victim's bed is scheduled to go on trial Monday.

KTBS-TV reports 56-year-old Douglas Holley is accused of detonating a pipe bomb underneath the bedroom floor of veterinarian Bobby Hewlett's home outside Benton on Dec. 19, 2015.

Edwards To Unveil Worst-Case Scenario Louisiana Budget

Jan 22, 2018
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Gov. John Bel Edwards is readying to unveil his worst-case scenario budget, which assumes lawmakers will refuse to replace $1 billion in expiring sales taxes and force widespread slashing across state government.

The Democrat warned the proposal would be devastating to Louisiana residents. He presents it to the Legislature's joint budget committee Monday.

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Emerge Louisiana chooses 25 Democratic women that will train on how to run for political office.  They come from across the state and will get 70 hours of in depth education over six months. Executive Director Melanie Oubre says these women are looking at several different offices.

 

Districts will be redrawn following the 2020 census.  Oubre says it will be a great time to have newly graduated women starting to create their new active roles in government, increasing the amount of female Democrats in office.

 

New Year's Resolutions Wavering

Jan 22, 2018
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New Year’s resolutions are starting to fall by the wayside for many as day to day realities clash with their bold plans. LSU Ag Center nutritional specialist Elizabeth Gollub has a suggestion for those who are having a hard time maintaining their healthy habits.

 

Many who start new diets plans can get frustrated with the changes and fall back on old habits with a binge. Gollub says one day of mistakes doesn’t mean you should abandon long-term healthy choices.

 

Kelby Ouchley, wildlife biologist, author and radio host, will speak on American alligators Thursday, Feb. 1 at 4:30 p.m. in the Union Museum of History and Art in Farmerville. Ouchley wrote a book on the subject in 2013 titled, American Alligator: Ancient Predator in the Modern World. The talk is the first of several events in conjunction with the museum's exhibit of art by nine regional wildlife artists.

 

Wind Advisory Until 6PM

Jan 22, 2018

The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a Lake Wind
Advisory, which is in effect from 9 AM this morning to 6 PM CST
this evening. 

A tight pressure gradient associated with surface high
pressure building into the region and a departing surface low
pressure system moving across the Plains and Middle Mississippi
Valley will produce Westerly winds of 15-25 MPH with higher
gusts to 25-35 MPH

Empty Bowls Fill Plates

Jan 19, 2018
Courtesy of Sarah Hoffman, Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana

Your empty bowl could fill another's plate Saturday, January 27 at Empty Bowls: A Serving of Food, Art, and Music! The fundraiser is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ouachita Candy Company Warehouse.

Empty Bowls is a fundraising event which benefits the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana. It presents local food, art, and live music. After a wildly successful first year in 2017, the Food Bank has decided to make this fundraiser an annual event in the community.

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