Louisiana ranks 42nd in tax competitiveness
Posted on 10/18/2017 2:31:00 AM.

According to the Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index, Louisiana ranks 42nd on tax competitiveness. Senior Policy Analyst Jared Walczak says the reason for this low rating is because the Bayou State has one of the nation’s most complex tax structures. He says Louisiana has a number of taxes that most states have foregone.
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Tony the Tiger is euthanized, Owner hopes to get another soon
Posted on 10/17/2017 1:26:00 PM.
A tiger who became a roadside attraction in Grosse Tate was euthanized. Tony the Tiger had lived at an Iberville Parish Tiger Truck Stop since 2001. Due to health issues, he was put to sleep on Monday. Attorney Jennifer Treadway says despite what protesters say, Tony died peacefully and was very loved by his caretakers.
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tony the tiger, tiger truck stop, grosse tete, michael sandlin

Medicare open enrollment runs until Dec. 7th for 2018 plans
Posted on 10/17/2017 1:24:00 PM.

Open enrollment for the Medicare program is now until December 7th for 2018 plans.

 
State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says this is the only time of the year when senior citizens can shop around for their plans and compare prices. 
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Two years from now, Louisiana voters likely getting ready for a gubernatorial runoff
Posted on 10/17/2017 11:24:00 AM.

Two years from now, Louisiana voters will likely be gearing up for a gubernatorial runoff election. GOP Chairman Roger Villere says they plan to go after current Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards in a big away. He says Edwards does not share many of the conservative beliefs of Louisiana voters.
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Police: Father kills his child, found waiting calmly on his front porch
Posted on 10/17/2017 11:13:00 AM.
An 18-month-old is dead following a gruesome murder.  New Orleans Police says the father, 45-year-old Mark Hambrick told police “God made him do it.”  Police Chief Michael Harrison says Hambrick called himself into police several hours after he killed the child. 
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DCFS launches Safe Haven Facility Locator website to prevent newborn abandonment
Posted on 10/17/2017 3:22:00 AM.

The state Department of Children and Family Services has posted an online mapping tool called Safe Haven Facility Locator in an effort to prevent newborn abandonment. Child Protective Services Program Manager Mona Michelli says a mother can visit  louisianasafehaven.com to find a place where they can give up a child less than 60 days old.
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