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According to consumer research firm reach advisors, women between the ages of 22 and 30 without children had bigger paychecks in 2008 than their male counterparts. That was true in 47 of the 50 largest cities in the U.S. Wages averaged eight percent higher, but it varied from city to city. Of those cities, Atlanta was the best for women, with them making 121 percent of what men did. Researchers say education and the fact that wages for young, single men are on the decline played a role in the shift.

Amazon's looking at offering a new subscription service that would deliver TV shows and movies over the internet. The online retailer has been in negotiations with several major media companies, including NBC Universal. You could see the content on either a web browser or on internet-capable TV sets. It's a move that would compete with such companies as Netflix and Google as they seek to broaden their influence in the digital delivery marketplace. No word however on when this could happen.

And there's a new bicycle built just for youngsters that some say will help them learn to ride without training wheels. They're called Balance Bikes and they don't have pedals either. Youngsters move the bikes by sitting on them and walking flat footed. The thought is for them to pedal later. Kids as young as one are using the bikes to learn to ride.

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  • McNeese State University football team will receive new smart helmets

    McNeese State University football team will receive new smart helmets

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 8:34 AM EDT2018-06-20 12:34:11 GMT
    The McNeese State University football team will be receiving new "smart" helmets today. The helmets donated by the Lake Charles Memorial Foundation, contain technology that will alert people on the sidelines to significant hits during practice or games.  That data can then be used to identify different training exercises that could be used to reduce head impacts. The foundation also donated "smart helmets" to the Calcasieu Parish School Board.  Copyri...More >>
    The McNeese State University football team will be receiving new "smart" helmets today. The helmets donated by the Lake Charles Memorial Foundation, contain technology that will alert people on the sidelines to significant hits during practice or games.  That data can then be used to identify different training exercises that could be used to reduce head impacts. The foundation also donated "smart helmets" to the Calcasieu Parish School Board.  Copyri...More >>
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    Reckless driver accident on Calcasieu River bridge, take alternate route

    Reckless driver accident on Calcasieu River bridge, take alternate route

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 8:05 AM EDT2018-06-20 12:05:09 GMT
    Google maps shows very slow traffic. (Source: Google maps)Google maps shows very slow traffic. (Source: Google maps)

    Lake Charles Police are working on vehicle accident on the Westlake Bridge, according to officials at LCPD.  

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    Lake Charles Police are working on vehicle accident on the Westlake Bridge, according to officials at LCPD.  

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  • Lafayette chef to represent Louisiana in national cook-off

    Lafayette chef to represent Louisiana in national cook-off

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:56 AM EDT2018-06-20 10:56:28 GMT
    (Source: pablo)(Source: pablo)
    (Source: pablo)(Source: pablo)
    Louisiana has a new king of seafood. Ryan Trahan, of Blue Dog restaurant in Lafayette, received the title after winning the Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off.   The competition happened Tuesday, June 19 In Lafayette. It included 12 chefs from across Louisiana, including Lake Charles' Justin East. Chef Trahan will now compete against some of the country's best chefs in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off on Aug. 4 in New Orleans. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
    Louisiana has a new king of seafood. Ryan Trahan, of Blue Dog restaurant in Lafayette, received the title after winning the Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off.   The competition happened Tuesday, June 19 In Lafayette. It included 12 chefs from across Louisiana, including Lake Charles' Justin East. Chef Trahan will now compete against some of the country's best chefs in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off on Aug. 4 in New Orleans. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
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