2014 Pet owners dishing out the dough for Fido
Posted on 9/30/2014 8:44:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
According to a study by the American Pet Products Association (or APPA), people are spending more money on their furry friends than ever before. They estimate overall spending on pets for 2014 will reach $58 billion which is up almost 5 percent over last year. 
pet owners, american pet products association, appa, bob vetere, alicia haefele

Abortion doctors still working to get admitting privileges
Posted on 9/30/2014 8:29:00 AM.
A federal judge receives an update today on how much progress abortion providers have made when it comes to obtaining privileges to admit patients at local hospitals. A state law requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges has been put on hold.

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Center for Reproductive Rights, Louisiana abortion law, Janet Crepps

Harris named starting QB for Auburn game
Posted on 9/29/2014 4:36:00 PM.
True freshman Brandon Harris is the new starting QB at LSU. Coach Les Miles says Harris deserves a chance to start this Saturday against fifth ranked Auburn after leading the Tigers on seven consecutive touchdown drives against New Mexico State. 
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Brandon Harris, LSU Tigers, Les Miles, quarterback

LAE challenges funding for certain charter schools
Posted on 9/29/2014 3:53:00 PM.
The Louisiana Association of Educators has filed a lawsuit challenging the legality of using public school budget money to fund certain types of charter schools.  $60 million from the budget, also known as the MFP, has been designated to fund those charter schools.  

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Louisiana Association of Educators, Debbie Meaux, John White, charter schools

CNN poll shows tight US Senate race in Louisiana
Posted on 9/29/2014 11:14:00 AM.
A new poll on Louisiana's US Senate race shows democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu winning the primary, but trailing by three-percentage points in a runoff with republican Bill Cassidy. CNN poll has Landrieu leading Cassidy in the primary, 43-to-40 percent and republican Rob Maness has nine percent.
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Mary Landrieu, Bill Cassidy, US Senate poll, CNN

Lawmakers not happy about hospitals billing rape victims for treatment
Posted on 9/29/2014 11:11:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
There is a group of Louisiana lawmakers and other state leaders expressing outrage about Louisiana hospitals charging rape victims for care. Among them is Slidell Representative Kevin Pearson. He says it's completely wrong that women who have reported sexual assault are getting these massive hospital bills.
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