2016 was a trying year for Baton Rouge law enforcement
Posted on 12/29/2016 1:42:00 AM.

It was a trying year for law enforcement in Baton Rouge. East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux says 2016 will be a year that he’ll never forget.
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2016 full of bizarre stories in Louisiana
Posted on 12/28/2016 11:52:00 AM.

Louisiana was in the national spotlight throughout 2016 for everything from historic floods to state lawmakers making jokes about strippers. Jackson Representative Kenny Havard proposed an amendment to a sex trafficking bill that suggested strippers must be younger than 28 and weigh less than 160 pounds.

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Kenny Havard, Dan Matthews, Andrew Jones, Roosevelt Wright, 2016

2016 busy year for Louisiana politics
Posted on 12/28/2016 2:53:00 AM.

2016 was quite a hectic year for Louisiana politics. Jeremy Alford of LaPolitics.com says the top political story of the year was Republican Taylor Barras being elected as speaker of the House rather than Governor John Bel Edwards’ pick of Democratic Representative Walt Leger. He says this is the first time in modern history that the governor did not hand select the speaker.
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Flooding and drought highlight the year in weather
Posted on 12/26/2016 3:19:00 PM.
2016 will be remembered for two significant flood events, one in north Louisiana and the other in south Louisiana, which killed 13 people in August. State Climatologist Barry Keim says the north Louisiana flood event took place between March 7th and 12th. He says between 15 to 25 inches of rain fell.
Barry Keim, 2016, weather, floods, drought, tornado outbreak

2016 a tough year for Louisiana farmers
Posted on 12/24/2016 4:09:00 AM.
2016 will go down as a difficult year for Louisiana’s agriculture industry. LSU AgCenter economist Kurt Guidry says farmers were hurt by lower commodity prices and unfavorable weather.
farmers, crops, 2016, agriculture, kirk guidry

Edwards set to speak with reporters about successes and challenges of 2016
Posted on 12/21/2016 3:04:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards is set to meet with reporters today to look back at the challenges and successes Louisiana has seen during 2016. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says Edwards inherited an historic budget deficit when he took office on January 11th, which took up most of his time during the first half of the year.
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Mardi Gras day a busy one in Louisiana
Posted on 2/9/2016 4:18:00 AM.
It’s Mardi Gras Day and the hottest spot to celebrate in the nation is in Louisiana. Fat Tuesday expert Arthur Hardy, who puts out a comprehensive guide to all things Carnival, says he can not remember the last time we’ve had such beautiful weather for the parades. 
Mardi Gras, Arthur Hardy, New Orleans, 2016

Analyst: Gas prices to stay low throughout 2016
Posted on 1/5/2016 3:37:00 AM.

Analysts predict we’ll continue to see affordable gas prices in 2016. Don Redman, with the American Automobile Association, says we could see prices dropping even more before springtime.
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AAA, Don Redman, gas prices, 2016

What's in store for oil prices in 2016
Posted on 1/1/2016 2:54:00 AM.
US oil prices fell 30-percent in 2015, so what could we expect in 2016? David Dismukes is the executive director at LSU’s Center for Energy Studies and he says there needs to be an increase in demand for oil for prices to go back up, but he doesn’t see that happening anytime soon.
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Smoking Cessation Trust has tips to help smokers quit in 2016
Posted on 1/1/2016 2:48:00 AM.

The Smoking Cessation Trust is offering tips to Louisiana smokers to help them quit in 2016. Spokesperson Jim Pittman says any resident that started smoking before September 1, 1988 is eligible for free programs and services, including cessation medication, nicotine replacement therapy, and counseling. He says there are also several other recommendations for those who want to quit.
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