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  1. Grace Notes: Washington Mardi Gras crowd weighs in casting "Coach"...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2017 | The Advocate

    Warren Beatty, left, and Annette Bening attend the 16th Annual AARP Movies for Grownups Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. April 2004 file photo.

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  2. If oysters are polluted, what about the fish?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2017 | NOLA.com

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has sent out a number of releases over the past year about oyster harvesters getting busted pulling up the mollusks from polluted waters. That's a disturbing trend for consumers who like to like to get a fix on Friday nights from their favorite oyster bars.

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  3. Black History Moment: Kim TolliverRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2017 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    Kim L. Tolliver was promoted Jan. 29, 2016, to chief of communications at Shreveport Fire Department, making her the first African-American and second female in the department's history to hold that position. That puts here in command of and responsible for all aspects of a division that is comprised of three sections - administration, operations and information technology.

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  4. Behind the scenes at Washington Mardi Gras: Most popular party, Steve Scalise's swanky digs, moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2017 | The Advocate

    In the nation's buttoned-down, conservative-colored capital, the Louisianans who descend on the Washington Hilton for the annual Washington Mardi Gras celebration are an exception to the rule. Attendees wear an awful lot of purple, green and gold.

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  5. Life saving traffic signal changes coming to AcadianaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2017 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    LAFAYETTE, La. Over 50 traffic signals across Acadiana will be getting an upgrade.

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  6. Grace Notes: The road to the treasurer's office runs through Washington Mardi GrasRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2017 | The Advocate

    Advocate Photo by MARK BALLARD -- Reps Julie Stokes, R-Kenner, attempts to amend House Bill 11 by Rep. Rob Shadoin, R-Ruston, which would limit an income tax break that mostly benefits people who earn at least $100,000 per year. The House Ways and Means Committee voted down the legislation with Committee Chairman Neil Abramson, D-New Orleans, casting the deciding vote.

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  7. State: tornadoes hit at least 770 buildingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2017 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness has released the latest information on the tornadoes and severe weather that hit Louisiana on Tuesday. Preliminary Damage Assessment teams are on the ground surveying damaged areas.

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  8. Don't Strengthen a Disastrous RealignmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2017 | The Washington Monthly

    Personally, I think Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney is on the wrong track . He may do an excellent job of figuring out what House Democrats did wrong in 2016, but by all indications he's making a miscalculation about how to approach the future.

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  9. FBI, DOJ open investigation into alleged beating at Hunt Correctional CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2017 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    The FBI has confirmed that it has opened an investigation into the alleged beating of an inmate at the Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel. In January, the state Department of Corrections announced that six correctional officers had been placed on leave while an investigation into excessive force allegations was conducted.

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  10. DOTD to begin traffic shift on I-49 South project in Jeanerette over weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2017 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced today that beginning Saturday, February 11, crews will begin the process to shift traffic on its I-49 South project in Jeanerette. On Saturday, February 11, the left lane of U.S. 90 near its intersection with La.

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  11. LDWF to close oyster harvest in Calcasieu LakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2017 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will close all oyster harvest in the Calcasieu Lake Public Oyster Area in Cameron Parish at one half-hour after sunset on Monday February 13, 2017. The oyster population in Calcasieu Lake has been in decline for several years and continued commercial harvest may threaten the long-term sustainability of remaining oyster resources in this public oyster area.

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  12. Defending the right to choose in Trumpa s AmericaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2017 | Spiked

    Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson has signed it and it will, pending any legal challenges, become law later this year . The act uses graphic language to describe what happens in an abortion.

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  13. New Orleans Mayor: Half-mile wide tornado damaged 940 homesRead the original story

    Feb 9, 2017 | Commercial Dispatch

    Dwight Powell lost his Lexus to the massive tornado that injured 33 people and destroyed or seriously damaged 940 properties on a half-mile wide rampage through two miles of east New Orleans. He had just parked it inside his garage to avoid hail damage when the twister struck.

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  14. Louisiana Residents Pick Up the Pieces After Tornadoes: a Everything Is GoneaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2017 | KUIC-FM Vacaville

    New Orleans resident Johnny Lenoir was pulling into his driveway Tuesday when a tornado reached his home. All of a sudden, he said, the car was slammed by flying debris and the windows shattered.

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  15. U.S. Sen. John Kennedy: Problems must be fixed quicklyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2017 | Concordia Sentinel

    I am writing in reference to a recent report by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor's Office about the inexcusable waste of taxpayer funds within Medicaid and other health care programs . The report outlines a number of problems.

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  16. Emergency room at Louisiana Heart Hospital to close SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2017 | NOLA.com

    The emergency department at Louisiana Heart Hospital near Lacombe plans to close Sunday at 7 a.m. , pending approval from the state Department of Health and Hospitals. Anyone requiring emergency medical services should seek care at elsewhere, the hospital advised.

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  17. Coutesy MGN OnlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2017 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development's Secretary, Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D., announced today that oversize and overweight vehicle movement on all State highways will be prohibited in selected areas on Saturday, February 25, 2017 through Tuesday, February 28, 2017 in observance of the Mardi Gras season. The selected areas are: The prohibition does not apply to the Secretary's December 8 waiver order for housing units and mobile classrooms.

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  18. Robeline-Marthaville Water System president resigns following public meetingRead the original story

    Jan 31, 2017 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    The president of the Robeline-Marthaville Water System confirmed to KSLA that he submitted his resignation from the system Tuesday morning. Tommy O'Con's resignation comes after a water system board public meeting Monday night to address a permanent fix to their 40-year-old water system after their 481 customers went without water the week before Christmas last year. 6 comments

  19. Congressman offers to chair Drew Brees' potential political campaignRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2017 | YardBarker.com

    If Drew Brees ever does follow through with his stated desire to potentially get into politics after his NFL career is finished, he has a prominent supporter ready to spring into action on his behalf. U.S. House of Representatives member Dr. Ralph Abraham has been serving the 5th District of Louisiana since 2015, and he expressed an intense desire to support Brees.

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  20. Congressman to Drew Brees -- 'I'll Chair Your Political Campaign ... Seriously'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2017 | TMZ.com

    Drew Brees is getting some HUGE support for his possible political career -- with one of Louisiana's most powerful politicians offering to chair Drew's campaign in the state. We spoke with U.S. House of Representatives member Dr. Ralph Abraham -- who's been serving the 5th district of Louisiana since 2015 -- and he LOVES that Drew is considering a career in Washington after his playing days are over.

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