Sen. Cassidy introduces bill to repeal and replace Obamacare
Posted on 9/13/2017 1:03:00 PM.
Louisiana’s Senior U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy is a co-author of the last ditch effort by Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Cassidy says this proposal takes Washington out of the decision making and instead each state receives an annual block grant to determine how to help individuals pay for health care.
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St. Tammany Coroner rules the July death of fire chief's wife a homicide
Posted on 9/13/2017 12:59:00 PM.
The St. Tammany Parish Coroner has ruled the death of the fire chief’s wife in July, as a homicide. The body of Nanette Krentel, wife of Fire District 12 Chief Stephen Krentel, was discovered in the rubble of the couple’s home which had burned to the ground on July 14th. Coroner Charles Preston said it was determined from the start Mrs. Krentel died from a gunshot wound.
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Shreveport City Council votes no on proposed $30 million sports complex
Posted on 9/13/2017 10:51:00 AM.

The entire Shreveport City Council voted no to a multi-million dollar project to build a sports complex and arena downtown. Councilman Oliver Jenkins says he voted against the Cross Bayou Project because there was not a lot of visible public support. He hopes they can go back to the drawing board because partnering with a Tom Benson company is a great opportunity.
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Senator Hewitt pushing to grow STEM programs in schools
Posted on 9/13/2017 6:09:00 AM.

A 29-member panel meets today in Baton Rouge to discuss ways to get more students interested and improve achievement in the areas of science technology, engineering and math also known as STEM. Slidell Senator Sharon Hewitt is behind this effort to grow STEM programs in schools.
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Northwestern State's fall enrollment at highest in school's 133-year history
Posted on 9/13/2017 3:49:00 AM.

Northwestern State University’s fall enrollment has reached its highest ever in the school’s 133-year history, with 10,572 students. NSU President Dr. Chris Maggio says this is one of the most meaningful milestones in the school’s long history. He credits this achievement to the university’s academics.
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Congressman Johnson fighting to return Shreveport man home from Guatemalan jail
Posted on 9/13/2017 2:48:00 AM.

Louisiana lawmakers are working to free a Shreveport man from a Guatemalan jail after he was arrested in March for bringing hunting ammunition in his luggage. U.S. Representative Mike Johnson and U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy met with the country’s ambassador to discuss the case of Zachary Wilson. Johnson says Wilson suffers from ulcerative colitis.
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