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Louisiana Beaches Get Low Marks In New Survey

Louisiana beaches score poorly in a recent survey of beach water quality. There is something you can do to improve that statistic the next time you visit a Louisiana beach.

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Golf Carts & Four Wheelers – The New Bicycles? [Opinion]

We allow our kids to sit inside and play on the computer and then go outside and ride in a golf cart or four wheeler instead of a bicycle. Does anybody have any clue why this whole obesity thing is starting to be a problem?

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5 Ways to Hurricane-Proof Your Home

As Hurricane Isaac recently demonstrated, hurricane season is in full swing, and even a storm with a low rating on the severity scale can do serious damage. That’s why, if you live in a hurricane zone, you should always be making improvements to your home to make it more hurricane-resistant.

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May Is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month In Louisiana

Driver's of cars are reminded to share the road with our brothers and sisters on two wheels. Your mistake could be a deadly one if you don't.

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Dense Fog Advisory Posted For Acadiana

A little extra travel time might be in order this morning as portions of Acadiana are experiencing dense fog for the morning commute.

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New School Buses In Lafayette Won’t Have Seat Belts

The LPSS transportation director said he supports installing seat belts on school buses, but the endeavor would be a financial strain and a "monumental liability."

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Louisiana Legislature Debates Hands Free Cellphone Use

A bill being discussed in the Louisiana Legislature is designed to keep us safer on the roadways and lower our car insurance. How come this hasn't passed before? Probably because a lot of us don't want it to.

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House Approves Bill To Ease Flood Insurance Hikes

The measure would allow sellers to pass along subsidized, below-market insurance rates to new buyers and lower the cap on flood insurance premium increases.

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Hypothermia – Unexpected Parade Route Danger Today

We are used to wet, but not that used to very cold and wet. Hypothermia can be very dangerous, know what to look for and how to protect yourself and your family if you choose to be on the parade routes in the wet and cold.

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New App Should Help U.L. Students Feel Safer

Even a long walk across campus alone can be a safer experience thanks to a new smartphone app.

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