“Buckle Up in Your Truck” Awareness Campaign Underway
Law enforcement agencies participate this week in the “Buckle Up in Your Truck” campaign, an effort to get more drivers and passengers in pickup trucks to wear seat belts.
Oyster Consumption Could Help With Anxiety & Depression
A Columbia University professor says eating oysters can help a person with anxiety and depression.
Bill Proposed To Raise Gas Tax
Baton Rouge Representative Steve Carter has a bill that would eventually pump billions of dollars into the state’s crumbling infrastructure by raising the gas tax by 18 cents a gallon over the next 12 years.
Bill Seeks To Ban Handheld Cellphone Use While Driving In Louisiana
Current law only sees that restriction in place while in a school zone.
LSU basketball’s season ends with loss to Michigan State in Sweet 16
A memorable LSU basketball season ended Friday night in Washington D.C. as Michigan State hit 13 three-pointers in an 80-63 victory over the Tigers.
Lawmaker Pushes To Label Foreign Seafood In La. Restaurants
New legislation could place the country of origin of imported crawfish and shrimp on the local seafood menu.
Lack Of Worker Visas Could Cost Crawfish Processors Big Bucks
There’s concern that processors who sell pre-peeled crawfish meat won’t have enough foreign H-2B visa workers to peel all of the crawfish on the market.
Lenten Seafood Season Looks Promising
It’s the first Friday of Lent for the million plus Catholics who call Louisiana home, and for many of them, that means ditching red meat and chowing down on seafood.
Age May Be Raised To Buy Tobacco & Vaping Products
There will be an effort in the upcoming legislative session to raise the age from 18 to 21-years-old to legally purchase or possess tobacco and vaping products.
Tulane warns relative sea level rise faster than previously thought
Tulane researchers say current models estimating the level of sea level rise in low lying coastal areas are underestimating how quickly we’re sliding into the sea.