New Report Shows Number Of Working Poor Households On Rise In Louisiana
The United Way ALICE report shows in 2016, 48% of all households in the state did not make enough money to pay basic needs, up 6% from 2014.
King Cake demand on the rise
King Cake, Mardi Gras, Rouses Markets, Michelle Knight
Louisiana one of 9 states reporting high flu activity
Louisiana is one of nine states reporting a high activity level for flu-like illnesses. That's according to CDC's latest U.S. Influenza Surveillance report.
U.S. 11 bridge between New Orleans and Slidell shut down
The U.S. 11 bridge between Slidell and New Orleans will be shut down to traffic starting today, running through April 18
Law enforcement deaths rise 12% in 2018 over previous year
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund says the number of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty nationwide in 2018 increased by 12%
Partial federal government shutdown hits seven days
The government shutdown is now into day seven. Senator John Kennedy says negotiations have stalled
Gov. Edwards: Teacher Pay Raises My No. 1 Goal For 2019
Governor John Bel Edwards says his number one legislative priority for 2019 is getting Louisiana teachers a $1,000 pay raise, and school support workers a $500 pay raise.
ACLU Legal Director Speaks Out On Lawsuit Against New Library Policy
The ACLU of Louisiana has filed a lawsuit challenging the Lafayette Public Library’s ban on Drag Queen Story Time.
ADHD May Generate Traits Useful In Entrepreneurship
Research out of LSU indicates those with ADHD may have highly desirable traits when it comes to starting a business.
Substantial changes to SNAP proposed by USDA
The Trump Administration is proposing a food stamp rule change that would limit state’s abilities to claim economic hardship waivers that allow recipients to stay on the program even if they don’t meet the 20-hour-a-week work requirements.
Heart attack risk rises nearly 40 percent on Christmas Eve
A new study from Sweden has found the risk of having a heart attack rises nearly 40 percent on Christmas Eve.
Firefighter Sets Fire To His Home Injuring Disabled Wife
The State Fire Marshal has arrested a Richland Parish volunteer firefighter in connection with a mobile home fire that injured his medically disabled wife.