Cost of Thanksgiving dinner up slightly
Posted on 11/23/2014 3:07:00 PM.
It looks like your Thanksgiving meal will cost a little more this year, according to an informal survey by the American Farm Bureau Association. The average price for a Thanksgiving dinner for 10 will cost $49.41, 37 cents more than last year.  
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Cajuns and Bulldogs lose their first conference games of the year
Posted on 11/22/2014 8:57:00 PM.
The Ragin Cajuns fell out of a tie for first place in the Sun Belt Conference as they lost to Appalachian State 35-16 on Saturday at Cajun Field. The Mountaineers dominated at the line of scrimmage, rushing for 232 yards. Appalachian State running back Marcus Cox rushed for 151 yards and two touchdowns.
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Homelessness in Louisiana has fallen 63 percent over the past four years
Posted on 11/22/2014 4:48:00 AM.
According to a report from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, homelessness in Louisiana has declined nearly 12 percent since last year and roughly 63 percent since 2010. 
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State Farm surveys drivers about cell phone habits behind the wheel
Posted on 11/22/2014 1:02:00 AM.
A recent State Farm survey found drivers are still texting and driving, even though they know its dangerous. 52 percent of those polled admit they have talked on a cell phone while driving and 34 percent say they have texted while driving.  State Farm Spokesperson Gary Stephenson says there has been an increase in the use of hands free cell phones.
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Jindal plugs deficit by reducing spending; higher ed spared
Posted on 11/21/2014 3:02:00 PM.
Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols announced the state plans to use amnesty money, eliminate 167 unused positions and reduce spending as part of the plan to fill the state’s current $171 million dollar budget shortfall.
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Teen given citation in fatal Ouachita Parish crash
Posted on 11/21/2014 12:01:00 PM.
The teenager who was driving the vehicle that crashed in Ouachita Parish and killed 5 of the 8 family members on board was issued a citation for careless operation.  The family was on their way from Texas to Disney World for a vacation.  

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