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Alexandria Boy Kicked Out Of School For Long Hair

11-year-old Alexandria Boy Ashton Bodiford hasn't been to school in over 2 weeks. Was he kicked out because of fighting? Was he kicked out because he was bringing a gun to school? Nope, none of these reasons. He's been kicked out because his hair is too long.

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Bill Requires Drinkers To Have A Designated Driver On Site [Rant]

I love people who are designated drivers. You truly save lives. Proposed legislation for the upcoming legislative session wants insure there will always be designated drivers. I don't think it's possible to legislate freedom of choice though.

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(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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23,000 Louisiana Veterans May Lose Health Care

Health care analysts say the reason for billing problems is because the V.A. uses outdated and inefficient data technology.

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Louisiana Not The Worst Place To Retire, But We’re Close

The "golden years" are supposed to be filled with fishing, golf, gardening, volunteering, yelling at kids to get off your lawn, and actually showing up for jury duty. According to one financial planning website if you're planning to retire soon, you might want to move.

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150th Anniversary of Historic Civil War Battle
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Civil War Re-Enactment in Port Hudson This Weekend

The annual Civil War Re-Enactment will be held in Port Hudson this weekend to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

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(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Louisiana Domino’s ‘Black Hawk Crash Victims’ Fundraiser 03/26/15

Tomorrow (03/26) all Louisiana Domino's stores will hold a fundraiser to benefit the families of the National Guardsmen who tragically passed away earlier this month in the Black Hawk helicopter crash.

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Casting Call
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Casting Call in Louisiana For New Series That Helps Victims of Cons Find Closure

Have you been a victim of a con and want some closure?

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Louisiana’s Film Tax Credit Program Scrutinized

Lights, Camera, Boondoggle that's what a recent study discovered about Louisiana's Film Tax Credit Program

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Elephants Prop Up 18 Wheeler On I-49

A long haul trucker uses elephant power to keep his rig from tipping over along I-49 in Natchitoches Parish.

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Road Projects
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Work Zone Awareness Week Underway In Louisiana

A staggering number of fatalities have occurred in work zones since 2013. It's up to us as drivers to slow down and obey the signs. The workers in the orange vests want to get home to their family too.

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