State sales tax to increase by a penny on Friday
Posted on 3/31/2016 2:53:00 AM.

Tomorrow the state sales tax will increase from four cents to five cents until June 30, 2018. LSU Marketing Professor Dr. Dan Rice expects some people looking to make a major purchase will try to get that out of the way before the increase goes into effect. But he says this likely won’t change consumer’s purchasing habits.

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LSU Health Shreveport looking at how alcohol can prevent ischemic strokes
Posted on 3/8/2016 2:56:00 PM.

LSU Health Shreveport has received a 1.6 million dollar grant to research the connection between light alcohol consumption and ischemic strokes. Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences Dr. Chris Kevil says drinking one to three alcoholic beverages a week has been found to increase protection to an ischemic stroke.

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Hammond city council votes to keep bars closed on Sundays
Posted on 7/22/2015 11:58:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
The city council in Hammond refuses to allow establishments that only severe alcohol to open on Sundays. During a meeting last night, the vote was 3-2 against changing the longtime law. Several people attended to speak in favor of bars selling alcohol on Sundays including Todd Delaune, owner of Red, White and Brew on Hammond's main street.
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Louisiana underage college students busted with trailer full of alcohol
Posted on 4/7/2015 11:35:00 AM.
Four underage Louisiana college students were issued summonses in Alabama for attempting to haul a trailer full of alcohol to Gulf Shores for spring break. Mobile County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Paul Burch says deputies noticed a trailer traveling on Interstate 10 with an expired tag.

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ATC Summer Crackdown busts 300 selling to minors
Posted on 7/5/2014 9:07:00 AM.
The State Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control says their big 2014 Summer Crackdown has so far issued 331 violations for underage sales of booze and smokes. ATC Commissioner Troy Hebert says the summer months, with the kids out of school, is a prime time for underage drinking and it's not going to be tolerated.
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