LFEA plans to study economic impact of film industry in Louisiana
Posted on 9/18/2014 4:22:00 AM.
The Louisiana Film Entertainment Association announces a plan to commission a study on the economic impact of Louisiana's film tax credit incentive program.  The study is estimated to cost $150,000.  

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LFEA, Will French, film tax credits, film industry economic impact

LSU instructor urges parents to "room share" instead of co-sleeping
Posted on 9/18/2014 4:05:00 AM.
It's a question many new parents deal with, should your children sleep in your bed? Jennifer Kelley, who is a pediatrics  instructor at the LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, says an estimated 45-percent of families co-sleep. Kelley says proponents say it encourages breastfeeding and babies seem to sleep better, but she says it's also dangerous.

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Jennifer Kelley. LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, co-sleep

US House approves training for Syrian rebels against ISIL
Posted on 9/17/2014 6:44:00 PM.
The US House voted to give President Obama authority to train and arm Syrian rebels in the effort to defeat ISIL forces in the Middle East.  The authorization passed on a 273-156 vote that crossed party lines.  Republican Minden Congressman John Fleming is the only member of the Louisiana delegation to vote against the authorization.  

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ISIL, John Fleming, Charles Boustany, US House

Brees defends the reputation of the NFL
Posted on 9/17/2014 5:43:00 PM.
The NFL's image is suffering because of the Ray Rice domestic abuse case and now Vikings star Adrian Peterson is facing child abuse charges. Saints Quarterback Drew Brees says unfortunately the perception is NFL players beat their wives and children but that's only a handful of cases in a league that has 17-hundred players.

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Drew Brees, Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, domestic violence, child abuse

Louisiana's prison population on the decline, but still the highest in the US
Posted on 9/17/2014 11:59:00 AM.
A federal report says Louisiana's prison population fell two-percent last year, but the state still has the highest incarceration rate in the US, well ahead of Mississippi who is second.
 
Dr. Peter Scharf, with the Justice and Public health institute at the LSU Health Sciences Center, says there's an effort to lower the prison population, but it will take time. 

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Prison population, Peter Scharf

Boustany: Bills limiting IRS power pass House
Posted on 9/17/2014 10:34:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
The US-House has passed three bills by Louisiana Congressman Charles Boustany that spotlight recent IRS controversies and would ultimately limit the power of the federal agency. Boustany says House Republicans learned a woman was forwarding emails from her official IRS email account to a personal account to conduct business.
internal revenue service, charles boustany

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