LSU run rules Florida gets ready to play Arkansas this afternoon
Posted on 5/26/2018 10:20:00 AM.
It didn't take long for LSU to finish off Florida on Saturday after resuming play following Friday night's fog delay. Zach Watson started the morning with an RBI infield single and then right-handed pitcher Devin Fontenot struck out the side in the 7th inning to finish off a mercy rule 11-0 win over top-seeded Florida. 
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CDC warns of pool linked illnesses
Posted on 5/26/2018 5:58:00 AM.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants to remind folks who are gearing up for some summer pool time that if you’re not careful, you can pick up a pretty nasty bug from a pool that hasn’t been treated properly. Chief of the CDC Health Swimming Program Michele Hlavsa.

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Sales tax proposal fails in the House by seven votes, but proposal not dead
Posted on 5/25/2018 8:38:00 PM.

A temporary sales tax bill went down in defeat on the House floor, as it fell seven votes short of passage. Governor John Bel Edwards in a statement expressed disappointment, but encouraged by the large number of Republicans and Democrats, who voted for the proposal to give state government an additional 360-million dollars next fiscal year.

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Click it or Ticket will ramp up over memorial day weekend
Posted on 5/25/2018 3:18:00 PM.

Law enforcement will be ramping up their Click it Or Ticket seatbelt awareness and ticketing campaign over the Memorial Day weekend, to remind drivers about road safety. Louisiana Highway Safety Commission spokesperson Mark Lambert says while they do anticipate an increase in tickets, that’s not necessarily the goal of the campaign.

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Jena man loses life in Procter and Gamble manufacturing plant explosion
Posted on 5/25/2018 11:37:00 AM.

The State Fire Marshal's office continues to investigate a small blast at the Procter and Gamble plant in Pineville, which claimed the life of a Jena man. The incident occurred early Thursday morning. Spokesperson Ashley Rodrigue says the explosion was contained to the area.

Ashley Rodrigue, Procter and Gamble, Allen Kendrick, State Fire Marshall

New I-55 highway safety initiative begins this Memorial Day weekend
Posted on 5/25/2018 5:20:00 AM.

Amidst increased Memorial Day weekend travel, Louisiana Troopers are partnering with Mississippi Highway Patrol in a new highway safety initiative called “Line to Line.” Trooper Dustin Dwight says the program is designed as a high-visibility.  

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