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The life expectancy rate is the highest of all time

More and more people are living to one hundred everyday.

Body of Houma man found in St. Mary Parish

The body of a Houma man was recovered from the Intracoastal Waterway in St. Mary Parish this morning, Oct. 6, by search and rescue officials.

Better dectections and great specials for breast cancer awareness month

Shreveport, LA (KMSS) — October is not only breast cancer month, but also a time for many people to get mammograms.

U.S. Coast Guard helps sea turtles swim free in Gulf of Mexico

Members of U.S. Coast Guard Station Gulfport and the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies transported rehabilitated sea turtles to a safe location in the Gulf of Mexico, on October 1, 2014.

Jindal holds meeting on state's preparations to fight Ebola

Governor Bobby Jindal held a meeting of Unified Command Group (UCG) today at the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) to get an update from state agencies and ensure the state is prepared if a case of

LDWF reminds hunters to practice treestand safety

Most hunters are aware of the need to safely handle their firearms, but too often hunters overlook basic treestand safety.

Police bust $700K of liquid meth in Baton Rouge

A Texas woman is now in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison after police found $700,000 worth of liquid methamphetamine in her luggage.

OGB extends enrollment period through November 2014

Today, the Office of Group Benefits (OGB) announced it would extend the annual enrollment period for its 2015 health plan options through the end of November 2014.

Fugitive sex offender captured in Lake Charles

A child predator who evaded registering as a sex offender in Texas was captured Monday in Lake Charles, LA, announced Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit (FAU).

Louisiana seat-belt use jumps to record high 84.1%

Louisiana motorists are buckling up at record high rates in 2014, but safety officials point out that more work needs to be done to convince male, some minority and pickup truck drivers and passengers to always wear their seat belts.