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Easter Egg Hunt Turns Violent When Adults Spoil It For The Kids

This is what happens when grown-up problems intersect with an event that was planned for children.

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Category: Crime, State News Tags: ,
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playdodgeball via YouTube
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New Physical Education Standards Adopted For Louisiana Schools

By hoping to make our students stronger will these new standards actually make our students softer in other aspects of life?

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Europe Fears Cuts In Natural Gas From Russia
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Manufacturing Complex To Be Built In Louisiana

This new facility is projected to bring over one thousand jobs directly and indirectly to our state.

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Category: State News
Gas Prices Surging At Record Pace
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Gas Prices, Oil Prices Rising – This Puts Louisiana In A Unique Situation

Higher prices for gas and higher prices for oil create the ultimate good news, bad news scenario for Louisiana.

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Category: State News
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TOPS, Criminal Justice Reform, Gas Tax Among Major Topics For The Session

The 2017 regular legislative session kicks off today. Lawmakers will face tough questions about state finances.

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Category: Political, State News Tags: , ,
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Louisiana Teen Stood Up By 18 “Friends” at Restaurant Before Prom

It is prom season and if you have been out on a Saturday evening, you have probably run across several groups of teenagers dining out. It's the customary thing to do and often times you will see a large group gathering for the occasion.

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EB detour no workzone without LA 415, photo courtesy of the Louisiana Department of Transporation and Development
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Heavy Delays Are Expected For I-10 Closures

The work is being done between mile markers 135 and 142.

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I-10 Lane Closures In Baton Rouge This Week

Starting today, there will be alternating lane closures happening on I-10 Westbound above College Drive.

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US Gulf Coast Copes With Aftermath Of Hurricane Isaac
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Flood Victims Can Expedite Federal Relief By Filling Out This Online Survey

Many Louisiana residents are entitled affected by the flooding of March and August are entitled to federal benefits. An online survey will help determine how much and how quickly you will receive for your particular situation.

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Feminine Hygiene Aisle (wikimedia image)
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Bill To Eliminate Sales Tax On Feminine Hygiene Products Filed

Upon passage, the bill would eliminate the state sales tax when purchasing feminine products.

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Louisiana Residents Could Start Paying Taxes On Services Like Netflix And Hulu [Video]

It's no secret that the Louisiana budget is in the toilet. Gov. John Bel Edwards is looking everywhere he can to find money and get the state back into shape. WWL is reporting Edwards is looking to pass a new tax that will make streaming services like Netflix and Hulu more expensive for Louisianians. But, is it even legal?

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Governor Edwards Wants To Tax Your Netflix & Hulu

About 20% of Americans, myself among them, parted ways with cable TV last year. The cost of my subscriptions to Netflix, Commercial free Hulu, and Sling cost a combined total of about half what I was paying for cable. If governor Edwards has his way, we'll soon be paying a lot more for those streaming services...

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