Government shutdown starting to affect farmers

Farmers are starting to feel the effects of the government shutdown. Offices that handle what is sometimes critical assistance, dealing with loans and crop insurance, have been closed. However,some are being temporarily reopened.

Those who helped Jayme Closs want her to get $50,000 reward after making own escape

The couple who called 911 for Jayme Closs, after she escaped and was brought to their house, are pointing out that she rescued herself.
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Hyundai and Kia recalling 168,000 cars over engine fire problem

The affiliated Korean automakers have been dogged by fire and engine failure complaints from across the nation.


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First Alert Forecast: Warm for now, but our cold front arrives Saturday with rain

State police release initial complaint: Report says Landry pulled gun in confrontations with store clerk, police officer

DCFS reports early issuance of Feb. food stamps for La. recipients complete

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Morning clouds and fog give way to sunshine and warmer afternoon

Despite some leftover clouds once the rain exits, sunshine should make a return as well today which will aid in the spring feel. Through the evening, rain won’t be likely, but fog will be very likely later this evening with a good round of sea fog forming and moving inland through the night.
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Hotel dishwasher awarded $21 million after ex-employer made her work on Sundays

Marie Jean Pierre, 60, a former employee at Conrad Miami said the company violated her civil rights.

  Lake Area church offering shelter for homeless population during freezing temperatures

Federal prison employees working without pay discuss government shutdown

Local organizations call for transparency, community involvement in case of officer-involved shooting

Victim held captive in DeRidder apartment for eleven hours speaks out

City defers public records request on Landry shooting to state police, state police say they are processing request

Jennings Police Department K9 receives bulletproof vest

Brownie Girl Scout fighting back against SWLA litter problem

Entergy Customers to receive refund credits on bills for next three months

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  Giuliani: ‘I never said there was no collusion’ between Trump campaign, Russia

Giuliani, Trump's personal attorney, made the bombshell statement Wednesday, in an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo.


Record-breaking day for McNeese’s Grace McKenzie at Samford Multis

Oakdale native R.C. Slocum added to College Football Playoff committee

The committee announced Wednesday that former Texas A&M coach R.C. Slocum has been appointed to the selection committee by the CFP Management Committee. The Oakdale native and McNeese alum will be joined by General Ray Odierno, a former Army Chief of Staff, and Arkansas State athletic director Terry


FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Crash on I-10 WB at Calcasieu River Bridge causing delays

CPSO: One arrested, search for second suspect underway in connection with theft from nursing home residents

Two arrested in connection with armed robbery of gas station on Nelson Road

Coalition for Action requests name of officer involved in shooting be released

First Alert Forecast: Rain comes back to end the week ahead of our big drop in temperatures

Thursday will have most of the rain, if not all of the rain, in the morning. An upper-level disturbance will pass over bringing the rain. By the afternoon, there could be some sunshine. I am not fully confident that we will have abundant sunshine, but we will have more sunshine than today.
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  Mother burned when sippy cup exploded in her face, she says

An attorney says the company who makes the sippy cup doesn’t believe an explosion could have happened if the cup was being used properly and wants to do testing on it.

  Legal Corner: Can I get a divorce after 3 months of marriage?

'Instant karma’: Front yard Frosty with tree trunk base teaches KY driver a valuable lesson

Jennings fugitive arrested after allegedly beating 5-year-old

Third suspect accused of involvement in Topsy homicide arrested


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