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KTDY Offices Will Be Closed Friday

Saturday is the 4th of July. We'll celebrate our country's independence this weekend. Our bosses here at Townsquare Media have decided to let us take a long weekend. The offices of 99.9 KTDY, and our Lafayette sister stations will be closed Friday, July 3rd

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Louisiana Second Most Lightning Prone State In The Country

Only Florida gets more lightning strikes per year than Louisiana. Do you know how to keep your family and property as safe as possible?

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Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Gay Marriage
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Study Shows Economic Impact Of Same Sex Marriages In Louisiana

What will the economic impact be of same sex marriages in Louisiana? It will be quite sizable.

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Please Don’t Share The Drew Brees Car Wreck Story

The above photo is a screen shot of a story that's been periodically popping up on Facebook since 2012. That was the first time I noticed it, anyway. It's bogus, and could potentially harm your computer. Over the past three years, I've seen the same story shared, using the same photo, but the name of the player is changed.

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Louisiana Millennials Outnumber Baby Boomers According To Census

The winds of change are blowing through the demographic make up of our state.

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Is The Hoverboard A Reality? Lexus Says ‘Yes’ [Videos]

In "Back To the Future Part II" Marty McFly travels forward in time to 2015. There's a chase scene eerily reminiscent of a similar chase that took place in the first installment. This time Marty's getaway vehicle is a hoverboard. I reported last summer that Marty's hoverboard was to be auctioned by a London auction house, along with other movie props. It obviously wasn't functional. It's 2015. Has the hoverboard become a reality?

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Acadiana Open Channel To Air Festival International Highlights

Festival International De Louisiane has won multiple awards in recent years. There are several good reasons for this. It's a great festival featuring art, family friendly activities, music from around the world, and incredible food. You don't have to break the bank to attend. You'll soon have a chance to relive some of your favorite performances from this year's festival, and/or catch performances you might have missed.

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Here We Go Again! Benson Heirs File Appeal

Last week civil court judge Kern Reese ruled New Orleans Saints & Pelicans owner Tom Benson is competent to manage his own affairs. It was the opinion of many, that was the equivalent of a Hail Mary being batted down at the end of the game. Nola.com reports, the fight isn't over

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Got A Toy ‘General Lee’? It May soon Be Valuable [Video]

Amazon has reported a spike in sales of the Stars and Bars. Major retailers are pulling the flag from their shelves. People reports, Warner Brothers has announced it will no longer sell "Dukes of Hazzard" merchandise.

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NAACP Says Louisiana’s Sons Of Confederate Veterans License Plates Should Be Discontinued

The Louisiana NAACP has written a letter to the Governor to have the Sons of Confederate Veterans license plates discontinued.

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Louisiana Residents Pay The Most For Insurance In The Entire Country

If you think you're paying too much for insurance coverage then you probably live in Louisiana and you are correct.

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High School Football Could Be In Jeopardy Over Referee Pay Dispute

A beef over money between officials and the LHSAA could affect high school football across the state this fall.

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