Former Gov. Blanco in the fight for her life after being diagnosed with liver cancer
Posted on 12/10/2017 11:15:00 AM.
Former Governor Kathleen Blanco has disclosed that her previously diagnosed eye cancer has spread to her liver and she says there's no cure. Blanco says she has a difficult battle ahead of her.
 
"I have begun a treatment program that hopefully, over time, will quell these cancer demons," Blanco said in a letter to Louisiana residents. "No treatments have yet been identified to actually cure this type of melanoma, so a variety of treatments will likely be necessary over time." 
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LSU AgCenter has developed a meal replacement shake aimed for weight loss
Posted on 12/10/2017 7:38:00 AM.

The LSU AgCenter has developed a milk-based meal replacement powder to help consumers lose weight. Studies show drinking meal replacement shakes for 12 weeks instead of meals is a safe way to drop pounds.

Director of the AgCenter Food Incubator Gaye Sandoz says they’ve developed the powder and now Pennington Biomedical Research Center will test it.
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Local ad agent gives her thoughts on the decline in NFL viewership
Posted on 12/10/2017 5:00:00 AM.
Multiple reports indicate fewer people are watching as much pro football than they used too. Baton Rouge-based Todd Agency owner Deborah Todd says it's not all about national anthem protests, she says viewer fatigue has also set in because of over saturation.

"The NFL has put games on Thursday, Sunday night instead of Sunday afternoon, Monday night," Todd said. People are just not as scheduled to watch football like they used to." 
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How rare is a snow event in Louisiana?
Posted on 12/8/2017 3:23:00 PM.
South Louisiana saw some snow Friday morning to the delight of residents. So how rare of an event is this? State Climatologist Barry Keim says, believe it or not, we actually see white flakes more often than hurricanes. But for it to span nearly the entire bottom half of the state is very rare.
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Let it snow, let it snow
Posted on 12/8/2017 11:46:00 AM.
A cold Canadian air blast is lowering temperatures to below freezing throughout Louisiana tonight. National Weather Service forecaster Michael Hill says the areas where snow is on the ground, temperatures will get very cold and remain that way for a few evenings.
 
 
 
 
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Saints drop tough contest to the Falcons in a game filled with injuries and penalties
Posted on 12/8/2017 1:12:00 AM.
The Saints were in position to all but lock up the NFC South crown on Thursday night, but Quarterback Drew Brees' pass into the end zone was intercepted by former LSU Tiger Deion Jones to preserve a 20-17 win over Atlanta.
 
The loss drops the Saints record 9-4. The Black and Gold are still in first place, but Carolina moved a half-a-game closer to 8-4 and Atlanta is now 8-5. 
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