Hammond Air Show launches Saturday
Posted on 10/19/2018 3:23:00 AM.

Hammond is hosting its first airshow in 26 years tomorrow at the Regional Airport, with a packed lineup featuring sky divers, classic bi-planes, and a fighter jet worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

air show, Hammond Regional Air Show, fighter jets, air force, Louisiana, Hammond, Pete Panepinto, 2018

Lotto Lawyer advises against pools
Posted on 10/19/2018 2:05:00 AM.

The Mega Millions jackpot for tonight is almost a billion dollars, and that’s got coworkers and friends dreaming big about pooling money for a better crack at the prize.

Lotto, Mega Millions, Jason Kirkland, Louisiana, 2018

UL Lafayette Crustacean Collection Finds New Home at Smithsonian Institute
Posted on 10/18/2018 10:21:00 PM.

The Smithsonian Institute will now be the new home for more than 100-thousand preserved crustaceans collected by UL Lafayette researchers over the past four decades. The collection is likely the largest archive of gene sequence quality specimen of its kind. UL Lafayette Professor Darryl Felder says the collection fills a void at the facility.

UL Lafayette, Smithsonian Institute, Gulf of Mexico, Crustaceans

Mega Millions Jackpot Grows to $970 Million
Posted on 10/18/2018 12:52:00 PM.

The Mega Millions jackpot for Friday jumped to $970 million today, which is the highest ever for the multi-state lottery game. The largest US lottery jackpot is $1.6 billion, set by Powerball in 2016. Louisiana lottery spokesperson Dustin Annison has this advice for Mega Millions ticketholders.

Louisiana Lottery, Mega Millions, Powerball

Louisiana to Put Additional $7 Million into Prison Rehabilitation and Education Programs
Posted on 10/18/2018 12:25:00 PM.

Governor Edwards says the state is putting an additional $7 million into prisoner rehabilitation and education programs. Edwards says the funding comes from the savings the state has seen since reforming its criminal justice system last year and the dollars should have an impact.

Gov. John Bel Edwards, Criminal Justice Reform, Orleans Parish, Caddo Parish, East Baton Rouge, St. Tammany, Jefferson Parish

AAA: Accidents Involving Teen Drivers with Teen Passengers See 51% Increase in Fatalities
Posted on 10/18/2018 11:55:00 AM.

New research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety shows that when teen drivers have teen passengers, the fatality rate for all people involved in a crash increases by 51 percent. AAA spokesperson Don Redman says it may take some by surprise how much of a distraction teen passengers are compared to other possible distractions behind the wheel.

Teen Driving, AAA, Traffic Safety

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