Louisiana holiday shoppers expected to spend more this holiday season
Posted on 11/21/2017 3:00:00 PM.
Holiday shopping is expected to increase in Louisiana. That’s the view of LSU Marketing Professor Dan Rice who says households have largely recovered from the 2016 floods and the state’s unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been since 2008.
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Governor seeks campaign donations on 2nd anniversary of his election
Posted on 11/21/2017 2:28:00 PM.

Two years ago today, John Bel Edwards was elected as Louisiana’s 56th governor. Edwards’ approval ratings are solid, but political analyst Clancy Dubos says there’s no guarantee the Democrat from Amite will be re-elected.

John Bel Edwards, governor, Clancy Dubos

Study shows Louisiana's suicide rate could increase by double digits in the next decade
Posted on 11/21/2017 12:45:00 PM.
A report released today finds that Louisiana’s drug, alcohol and suicide death rate could increase 42 percent in the next ten years. Well Being Trust helped put the study together and it’s chief policy officer, Ben Miller, says the opioid epidemic is at the root of this troubling report.
suicide rates, drugs, Well Being Trust

Nicholls State gearing up to host first college football playoff game
Posted on 11/21/2017 11:49:00 AM.
Nicholls State is preparing to host its first ever college football playoff game. Athletics Director Matthew Roan says since the announcement was made that the Colonels are hosting a playoff game, the ticket's office phones have not stopped ringing.
Nicholls State, Tim Rebowe, Matthew Roan, FCS, playoffs

State Senator Francis Thompson diagnosed with prostate cancer
Posted on 11/21/2017 11:40:00 AM.

Delhi Senator Francis Thompson, who has served in the state legislature for 40 years, will undergo surgery next month for prostate cancer. Thompson says he’s never spent a night in the hospital, even when he was born.

Delhi, Francis Thompson, prostate cancer

LSP reminding holiday motorists that buzzed driving is drunk driving
Posted on 11/21/2017 4:38:00 AM.

State Police is reminding holiday travelers that buzzed driving is drunk driving. Sgt. James Anderson says 10 people died and over 700 injured in crashes in Louisiana during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

LSP, holiday weekend, buzzed driving, drunk driving, James Anderson

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