North Louisiana ranks as most competitive place to do business
Posted on 5/6/2016 12:49:00 PM.

The 2016 Competitive Alternatives study by the firm KPMG shows that north Louisiana is the most competitive place to do business in the country. Scott Martinez, President of the North Louisiana Economic Partnership, says that’s due to a business friendly environment.

Scott Martinez, NLEP, KPMG

PowerBall jackpot reaches $415 million
Posted on 5/6/2016 12:45:00 PM.

Saturday’s PowerBall jackpot has reached a whopping $415 million. Louisiana Lottery Spokesperson Kimberly Chopin says this is the 7th largest PowerBall jackpot ever. She says buying your mom a Powerball ticket for Mother’s Day will definitely make a great gift.

PowerBall, jackpot, Kimberly Chopin, Louisiana Lottery

No charges filed in fatal officer-involved shooting of mentally-ill man
Posted on 5/6/2016 11:30:00 AM.

Louisiana prosecutors ruled this morning that no charges will be filed in the fatal officer-involved shooting of a mentally-ill man last year. State Police say 32-year-old Michael Noel was shot and killed at his home in St. Martin parish last December when officers attempted to take him into protective custody. St. Martin Parish Assistant District Attorney Chester Cedars says no one was charged in the incident, because there was no crime.

Chester Cedars, Michael Noel, Barbara Noel

DHH Secretary reminds moms to get their annual mammograms
Posted on 5/6/2016 11:25:00 AM.

With Mother’s Day on Sunday, the Department of Health and Hospitals is urging all women to get regular health checks, including mammograms. Secretary Rebekah Gee says she lost her mother to breast cancer when she was 16 and doesn’t want others to go through the same experience. Gee says you don’t want to wait until it’s too late.

DHH, Rebekah Gee, Mother's Day, mammogram

Edwards supports medical marijuana legislation but opposes recreational pot use
Posted on 5/6/2016 4:02:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards says he supports Parks Senator Fred Mills’ bill to expand the list of diseases medical marijuana can be used to treat. But Edwards says this is not a step towards legalization of pot.

John Bel Edwards, medical marijuana

Restaurants expected to be packed for Mother's Day
Posted on 5/6/2016 3:45:00 AM.

Mother’s Day is this Sunday and restaurants will be packed with families getting together to celebrate Mom. Louisiana Restaurant Association spokesperson Erica Burns says this is the most popular day of the year to dine out. She advises husbands and kids, if you haven’t made a reservation yet, do so now before it’s too late.

Louisiana Restaurant Association, Erica Burns, Mother's Day, restaurant

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