Washington Parish man arrested after allegedly shooting five puppies
Posted on 3/17/2017 11:19:00 AM.

A Washington Parish man is behind bars after police say he shot and killed five abandoned puppies in February. Chief Deputy Mike Haley with the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office says a concerned citizen contacted the Humane Society after seeing the abandoned puppies on the side of the road.
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LDH: Mumps outbreak likely to get worse before it gets better
Posted on 3/17/2017 10:38:00 AM.

The Louisiana Department of Health confirms 12 mumps cases, and a state health official predicts this developing outbreak will only get worse. Medical director of the state Immunization Program Dr. Frank Welch says mumps has a long incubation period, which means it can be two to three weeks after someone is exposed before they show symptoms.
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Americans for Prosperity push back against proposed gasoline tax hike
Posted on 3/17/2017 5:10:00 AM.

The conservative political advocacy group, Americans for Prosperity, is pushing back against proposals to increase the state’s gasoline tax. State Director John Kay says they stand against any increase on the gasoline tax, no matter how big or small, because Louisiana taxpayers have already seen their taxes go up enough.
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Study finds patients more likely to receive palliative care after learning about it
Posted on 3/17/2017 4:55:00 AM.

A Tulane study finds cancer patients are more likely to receive palliative care after learning more about it. Researcher Michael Hoerger authored the study and says there are a lot of misconceptions about palliative care. He says the purpose of this study is to dispel some of the rumors.
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Greater Ouachita Water Company seeking buyer
Posted on 3/17/2017 4:51:00 AM.

Greater Ouachita Water Company is looking for a buyer. Ouachita Parish Police Jury President Scotty Robinson says GOWC’s roughly 25,000 customers have been dealing with discolored water and billing errors for years. He says OPPJ has a say in who the buyer will be because they have a member on GOWC’s executive board.
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Criminal Justice reform recommendations now in the hands of lawmakers
Posted on 3/17/2017 2:48:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
Now that the governor has released his plan for how he'd like to see criminal justice reformed in Louisiana, the recommendations are now in the hands of lawmakers. New Orleans Representative Walt Leger is a member of the Louisiana Justice Reinvestment Task Force. He hopes the legislature realizes that this plan is one that actually fights crime.
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