Gov Edwards recommends expanding homeowner assistance program
Posted on 8/18/2017 3:38:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards has recommended expanding the homeowner assistance program to help more flood victims. The proposed changes include boosting rant amounts and including homeowners who had flood insurance.
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Reminder to make sure to use eye protection when looking at solar eclipse
Posted on 8/18/2017 2:34:00 AM.

While many people are excited to view the solar eclipse on Monday morning, it’s important not to forget to protect your eyes from the sun’s damaging rays. LSU Health New Orleans retina specialist Maria Reinoso says to look at the eclipse with your eyes, make sure you wear glasses that are ISO 12312-2 certified because regular sunglasses aren’t enough.
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Charges filed in case of collapsed obstacle at Warrior Dash
Posted on 8/17/2017 6:41:00 PM.

After months of investigating, charges have been filed in the case of an obstacle that collapsed at a Warrior Dash in St. Francisville. Chief Deputy Brant Thompson with the state fire marshal’s office says twenty people were injured when the Diesel Dome collapsed.
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2-year-old Kentwood toddler dies when running into street after church
Posted on 8/17/2017 1:41:00 PM.
State Police say a 2-year-old child has died after being run over by a vehicle in Tangipahoa Parish. Trooper Dustin Dwight says, around 8:30 last night, a large choir group from Mt. Canaan Missionary Baptist had just gotten out of church and were standing in the parking lot.
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Gov Edwards meets with House Speaker to discuss fiscal cliff
Posted on 8/17/2017 11:15:00 AM.

Budget talks are ongoing among legislative and business leaders in the state. Governor John Bel Edwards has met with business owners around the state, as well as House Speaker Taylor Barras, to find a way to fill a $1.1 billion budget gap when temporary taxes expire next year. He called yesterday’s meeting with Barras a good, frank exchange.
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Tom Benson's Dixie Beer hitting more shelves along the Gulf South
Posted on 8/17/2017 8:05:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting. 
Tom Benson’s Dixie Beer is entering new markets all across the Gulf South area, and now residents in Lafayette and Baton Rouge will be able to enjoy Louisiana’s iconic brew.

Ben Hales is the Senior Vice President of the Saints and Pelicans and is helping Benson oversee operations of the century-old Dixie Beer brand.
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