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 2021-04-18 14:09 

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Louisiana unemployment at lowest since start of pandemic...

The Louisiana Workforce Commission released information this week suggesting more people are going back to work....

 2021-04-18 14:05 

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Two more victims identified, death toll on the Seacor Power now at 4...

On Saturday, the Lafourche Parish coroner, Dr. John King, identified two more victims....

 2021-04-18 14:02 

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Can you travel with kids if you're fully vaccinated?...

With summer travel plans heating up as the country continues to see vaccination numbers rise, many are eager to hit the road....

 2021-04-18 13:57 

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Peloton treadmill could kill small children and pets, consumer agency warns...

NEW YORK -- A popular Peloton product could cause serious injuries or death for small children and pets, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Saturday. The CPSC issued a warning to consumers about the Peloton Tread+ exercise machine after rece...

 2021-04-17 13:46 

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Prince Philip's funeral live updates: The Duke of Edinburgh being laid to rest at Windsor Castle...

Prince Philip will be remembered as a man of "courage, fortitude and faith" on Saturday, at a funeral that salutes both his service in the Royal Navy and his support for Queen Elizabeth II over three quarters of a century....

 2021-04-17 13:45 

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The names of the 8 victims murdered in the Indianapolis FedEx mass shooting...

The names and identities of the eight victims killed in Thursday's mass shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility were released Friday evening....

 2021-04-17 13:43 

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2 more Seacor crewmembers recovered by Coast Guard, bringing death toll to 4...

PORT FOURCHON, La. (KLFY) -- The U.S. Coast Guard announced that two more members of the Seacor Power crew were recovered Friday evening, though both were described as "unresponsive." Out of respect for privacy of the family members involved, the ...

 2021-04-17 13:42 

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Is Louisiana getting its fair share of CARES Act funding?...

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) -- Fishermen and fishery-related businesses across the country are soon to receive millions in CARES Act funding, but is Louisiana getting its fair share of the $255 million? The Bayou State is receiving about 4.9% of the available f...

 2021-04-17 08:43 

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Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million...

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The global death toll from the coronavirus topped a staggering 3 million people Saturday amid repeated setbacks in the worldwide vaccination campaign and a deepening crisis in places such as Brazil, India and France. The number...

 2021-04-16 20:32 

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Suspect in FedEx mass shooting ID'd as ex-employee Brandon Scott Hole...

Authorities have identified the suspect in a shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility as 19-year-old Brandon Scott Hole of Indiana....

 2021-04-16 18:25 

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James M. Cox Foundation donates $1.1million to coastal restoration efforts in Louisiana...

(BATON ROUGE, LA) The James M. Cox Foundation has announced a $1.1million grant to support wetlands conservation efforts along Louisiana's Gulf Coast, according to a press release from Cox Communications' public affairs office. The planned project...

 2021-04-16 18:25 

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BREAKING: Second deceased crew member pulled from Gulf. 11 still unaccounted for....

On Friday afternoon, the families of the missing Seacor Power crew members were once again invited to a private meeting....

 2021-04-16 16:55 

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NC teacher among 2 dead after Mexican drug cartel 'shootout,' sheriff says...

A shootout between rival Mexican cartels ended with two men dead this week, including a popular high school teacher, according to the Alamance County Sheriff's Office....

 2021-04-16 16:37 

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LC convergence media students earn regional, national awards for journalism...

PINEVILLE, La. - Louisiana College convergence media students have been making a name for themselves—and the college—across the South for outstanding work in writing, photography and podcasting. Last month, three Louisiana College journalism s...

 2021-04-16 16:13 

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LSUA Cenla Economic Dashboard for April 2021 released...

ALEXANDRIA, La The Louisiana State University of Alexandria College of Business released its April 2021 issue of the CENLA Economic Dashboard. "Central Louisiana's economy is doing well in terms of employment, housing, and travel," said Dr. Ra...

 2021-04-16 14:38 

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LIVE Friday Update: New video of conditions when Seacor Vessel capsized on Tuesday....

It is day three that the U.S. Coast Guard is on search and rescue mode, which means it's been more than 63 hours since the Seacor lifting vessel capsized in the Gulf of Mexico....

 2021-04-16 13:49 

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Officer dislocates shoulder of woman with dementia after she 'forgets' to pay $14 for groceries: lawsuit...

A police officer who arrested a 73-year-old woman with dementia, pushing her to the ground and handcuffing her, after she walked away from a store without paying for about $14 worth of items last year was placed on administrative leave Thursday pending th...

 2021-04-16 13:24 

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8 dead in mass shooting at Indianapolis FedEx facility, shooter dead...

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department says eight people died from injuries "consistent with gunshot wounds," and at least six others were hurt in a shooting on Indy's southwest side Thursday night....

 2021-04-16 13:21 

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3.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Blanchard; second earthquake in 24 hours...

The second earthquake in the past 24 hours happened right in Caddo Parish on Thursday, April 15....

 2021-04-16 13:21 

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Possible survivors detected by "thermal imaging" of capsized lift boat in the Gulf...

The U.S. Coast Guard tells WGNO that "thermal imaging" of the hull of the lift boat, the Seacor Power which capsized Tuesday (April 13), may have detected two possible survivors still on board. But as of 8 pm Wednesday (April 15) twelve crew membe...

 2021-04-16 13:18 

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FEMA's funeral program overwhelmed by 1 million calls on first day...

The Federal Emergency Management Agency was inundated with calls after opening the hotline to its COVID-19-related funeral assistance program....

 2021-04-16 13:18 

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'Godzilla shark': 300 million-year-old fossil discovered in New Mexico...

A team of researchers from several institutions dubbed a 6.7-foot-long shark that lived 300 million years ago "Godzilla Shark" after discovering a fossilized skeleton in the Manzano Mountains about 30 miles southwest of Albuquerque, New Mexico....

 2021-04-16 13:17 

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More 'plus-up' stimulus payments on the way to taxpayers this week, IRS says...

The Internal Revenue Service announced that nearly 2 million "plus-up" stimulus payments went out this week as part of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan....

 2021-04-15 20:59 

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Gov. Edwards issues state of emergency for ongoing weather threats...

BATON ROUGE, La. — Gov. John Bel Edwards has issued a state of emergency due to the ongoing severe weather impacting Louisiana this week. According to the National Weather Service, there is the potential for flash flooding through Friday across much...

 2021-04-15 20:58 

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CDC: Just 5,800 people have gotten COVID after being vaccinated...

Only 5,800 Americans have contracted COVID-19 after receiving the vaccine, a small percentage of the more than 75 million people who've been fully vaccinated....

 2021-04-15 20:10 

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What's the most-searched conspiracy theory in your state?...

From "Lizard People" to the "New World Order," nine different conspiracy theories are scattered across the country....

 2021-04-15 20:08 

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Video: Kennedy fights to lower insulin prices for Louisianans...

WAHINGTON D.C. (KLFY) -- Senator John Kennedy introduced the Ending Pricey Insulin Act to address high insulin prices, according to a press release from his office. The Ending Pricey Insulin Act would make the price of insulin more affordable for Louisian...

 2021-04-15 20:08 

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Pfizer CEO: 3rd shot 'likely' needed within a year...

The CEO of Pfizer said it's "likely" that Americans will need a third shot 12 months after getting fully vaccinated....

 2021-04-15 20:07 

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Former Vice President Mike Pence received pacemaker, full recovery expected...

Former Vice President Mike Pence received a heart pacemaker device during a routine surgery on Wednesday and is expected to fully recover, a spokesman said on Thursday....

 2021-04-15 18:33 

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LSUA announces Mulder scholar recipients...

ALEXANDRIA, La. Louisiana State University of Alexandria has announced the two recipients of the prestigious Howard and Eloise Mulder Endowed Scholarship. The continuing student awardee is Destiny Harrison, and the incoming student awardee is Khloe Morton...

 2021-04-15 18:20 

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Boat Captain identified as body pulled from water. Search continues for 12 missing from capsized boat near Grand Isle....

It's been nearly 48 hours since the Seacor Power vessel capsized in the Gulf of Mexico....

 2021-04-15 16:11 

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Budweiser offers free beer for COVID-19 vaccine recipients...

Budweiser is offering a free round of beer for anyone over the age of 21 who can show they have been vaccinated....

 2021-04-15 15:29 

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CLTCC to host Virtual National Technical Letter of Intent Signing Day April 15...

ALEXANDRIA, La., April 15, 2020 — College athletes had their day in February when they made formal announcements regarding their choice of college on National Signing Day. Now it's time to honor students who will be taking their skills into tech...

 2021-04-15 14:31 

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New Google Earth time-lapse feature shows effect of climate change...

The Google Earth app is adding a new video feature that draws upon nearly four decades of satellite imagery to vividly illustrate how climate change has affected glaciers, beaches, forests and other places around the world....

 2021-04-15 14:06 

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Race against the clock to find 12 missing boaters...

It's a race against the clock to find 12 missing boaters after the commercial lift boat they were on capsized in the Gulf of Mexico, south of Port Fourchon....

 2021-04-15 13:55 

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Body found in Mississippi River identified as missing LSU student Kori Gauthier...

BATON ROUGE, La. (KLFY) Authorities have confirmed that the body recovered in the Mississippi River on Tuesday, April 13, in St. John the Baptist Parish has been identified as missing LSU student Kori Gauthier. "Since Kori was first reported missing, ...

 2021-04-15 13:51 

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THE LATEST: Six rescued, others still missing after 129-foot commercial ship capsized off Louisiana coast...

GRAND ISLE, La. (KLFY) After treacherous weather Tuesday, the U.S. Coast Guard is still looking for missing crew members of a capsized lift boat in the Grand Isle. Kenny Lopez spoke with the fiance of one of the crew members who is still missing. The sear...

 2021-04-15 13:43 

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Father of Kori Gauthier speaks after his daughter's body was found...

BATON ROUGE, LA (KLFY) -- The family of Opelousas Teen and LSU Freshman Kori Gauthier is asking for prayers after her body was found on the Mississippi River. Kori Gauthier's father, Levar Gauthier, wants to thank everyone who helped them reach the cl...

 2021-04-14 21:05 

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Four CLTCC campuses to be realigned in LCTCS board action...

ALEXANDRIA, La., April 14, 2021 — The Louisiana Community Technical College System Boardannounced today that four current Central Louisiana Technical Community College (CLTCC)campuses will be realigned to other community colleges in the state. This ...

 2021-04-14 20:52 

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City, LSUA, CLTCC partner to host READY EXPO April 22...

Program designed to get local students college ready and career focused ALEXANDRIA, La. (April 14, 2021) — The City of Alexandria, Louisiana State University of Alexandria, Central Louisiana Technical Community College and the Louisiana Workforce Co...

 2021-04-14 20:42 

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Cleco offers electrical safety tips to keep customers safe this spring...

PINEVILLE, La. April 14, 2021 As the weather becomes warmer, many will be spending more time outdoors. Whether doing yard work, planting trees, painting the trim on homes, flying a kite or spring cleaning, Cleco encourages customers to be aware of their s...

 2021-04-14 20:20 

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WATCH: Beachgoers form human chain to save Gulf swimmers...

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) — Good Samaritans on Panama City Beach formed a human chain after five swimmers became stuck in a rip current in the Gulf. Panama City members gather to form a Life Chain in support of human life According to witnesses...

 2021-04-14 19:02 

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Attending LC debt free just got easier...

Louisiana College unveils loan repayment assistance program for incoming freshmen PINEVILLE, La. - Louisiana College is the first institution in Central Louisiana to offer a loan repayment assistance program (LRAP) to all incoming freshmen starting in the...

 2021-04-14 18:19 

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Minnesota ex-police officer to be charged in fatal shooting of Daunte Wright...

Kim Potter, the police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright during a scuffle in a Minneapolis suburb that followed a routine traffic stop was charged with second-degree manslaughter Wednesday....

 2021-04-14 18:16 

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Blue Origin launch: Watch capsule lift off from Texas...

VAN HORN, Texas (Nexstar) Blue Origin is set to launch a capsule from its West Texas location on Wednesday. The NS-15 mission will serve as a rehearsal for future customer flights, according to the company. During the mission, personnel will stand in as a...

 2021-04-14 16:18 

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LSUA celebrates faculty and staff...

ALEXANDRIA, La Louisiana State University of Alexandria held its annual Employee Recognition Dinner on Tuesday, April 13 to celebrate the hard work and dedication of faculty and staff. The most prestigious award distribute Tuesday was the Bolton Award for...

 2021-04-14 14:26 

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9:00 AM UPDATE: Commercial boat capsizes in stormy seas south of Grand Isle, 6 of 18 crew members recovered...

The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a commercial lift boat that has capsized south of Grand Isle....

 2021-04-14 14:25 

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Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff dies in prison, AP source says...

Bernie Madoff, the financier who pleaded guilty to orchestrating the largest Ponzi scheme in history, has died in a federal prison, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Wednesday....

 2021-04-14 13:59 

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Your grocery bill will likely be more expensive this month...

Your grocery bill may see an increase this month -- grocery prices are up for another straight month, according to data released Tuesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics....

 2021-04-14 13:54 

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New $3,000 child tax credit: Payments to start in July see if you're eligible...

New advance monthly payments of as much as $300 per child could begin flowing to lower-income families this summer....

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