LSU Health Sciences Center releases report on veterans reductions in suicides through HBOT treatment
Posted on 10/20/2017 3:05:00 AM.

An LSU Health Sciences Center researcher says military veterans with brain injuries and disorders showed a reduction in suicidal thoughts after undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Dr. Paul Harch has studied the therapy's effects on 30 veterans since 2008. He knew some symptoms would be reduced, but was surprised at the final results.
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State health officials believe jambalaya contaminated with salmonella caused Caldwell Parish outbreak
Posted on 10/19/2017 2:59:00 PM.

State health officials suspect jambalaya is the cause of an outbreak of Salmonella poisoning in Caldwell Parish.

Dr. David Holcombe with the State Office of Public Health says there are 49 confirmed cases of a gastrointestinal illness with 31 people hospitalized. He says salmonella is usually associated with chicken and eggs.
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Warmer and drier weather expected in Louisiana this winter
Posted on 10/19/2017 11:52:00 AM.

NOAA released their winter outlook saying La Nina will dictate a warmer and drier winter in Louisiana for a second year in a row, moving winter weather away from the southeastern U.S. State Climatologist Barry Keim says the weather could be setting up for a repeat of 2011.
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Pineville police solve murder of female within 24 hours
Posted on 10/19/2017 10:06:00 AM.

Pineville Police have made an arrest in the stabbing death of 42-year-old Latish White. A passerby found her body near the Pineville Expressway early Wednesday morning. Pineville Deputy Police Chief Darrell Basco says they learned 29-year-old Matthew Sonnier of Pineville was responsible for her death and arrested him in Alexandria.
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Caddo Parish Commission expected to vote yes to removing Confederate monument outside courthouse
Posted on 10/19/2017 6:19:00 AM.

The Caddo Parish Commission will likely vote today to remove the statue of a Confederate soldier outside of the parish courthouse in Shreveport. LSU Shreveport Associate Professor of Political Science Jeffery Sadow says last month the council preliminarily voted to support the removal of the monument.
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Gov. Edwards met with Sheriff Prator to discuss misinformation about criminal justice reform
Posted on 10/19/2017 3:56:00 AM.

In a couple of few weeks, hundreds of inmates will be released in Louisiana as a result of a criminal justice reform package signed into law by Governor John Bel Edwards. Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator voiced concern that violent criminals will be released early without proper rehabilitation. But Edwards says Prator didn’t have the best information.
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