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Duo Walking America to combat sex trafficking, raise funds for Tiny Hands

When 27-year-old Chance Stephens left Santa Monica, Calif. on Sept. 9, 2013, he embarked on a coast-to-coast quest to raise awareness about human sex trafficking. Stephens told KATC that his decision to trek from Atlantic to Pacific actually occurred during a week-long experience in Utah in April 2013. "That week," Stephens continued, "I was walking across Odgen, Utah...

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2 hours 10 minutes ago

UPDATE: Child found safe

UPDATE - The child that was reported missing earlier today has been located. There were no criminal charges in this domestic incident, according to police. ------------------------------ ORIGINAL POST - Lafayette Police are investigating a report of a missing child as a welfare concern. 5-year-old Chelsea Washington is believed... Read Story

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2 hours 28 minutes ago

I-10 Road closure in Lafayette, St. Martin April 24th

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced today that on Thursday, April 24, Interstate 10, in St. Martin and Lafayette Parish, will have intermittent lane closures in the west and eastbound directions for a sweeping operation. Alternating lanes will have intermittent closures between exit 115 (Henderson/Cecilia) and the... Read Story

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2 hours 33 minutes ago

DOTD announces closure of Ambassador Caffery Bridge

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that on Friday, April 25, Ambassador Caffery Bridge, over the Vermilion River, will be closed to allow crews to reinstall the bridge barriers. This closure will take place from 9 p.m. until 4 a.m. the following day.

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1 hour 28 minutes ago

Bill mandates life support for pregnant women

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana lawmakers are considering a bill that would require doctors and hospitals to use life support to keep a brain-dead pregnant woman alive until the birth of her child, no matter her family's wishes. The House Health and Welfare Committee backed the proposal Wednesday without... Read Story

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1 hour 34 minutes ago

Senators reject Medicaid expansion bill

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A push to expand Louisiana's Medicaid program as allowed under the federal health care has been overwhelmingly rejected by the Senate health committee. The definitive 6-2 vote Wednesday against expansion likely ends the Senate's debate on the issue for the session. Sen. Ben Nevers' bill... Read Story

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1 hour 44 minutes ago

Raw milk bill to go before committee tomorrow

A bill that would legalize the sale of raw milk will be considered tomorrow by a state legislative committee. House Bill 247 will be debated by the House Agriculture Committtee. The bill, authored by Representative Stephen Ortego, D-Carencro, would allow farmers to sell fresh, unpasteurized milk directly to... Read Story

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8 hours 31 minutes ago

Today in History for April 23, 2014

Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 23, 1914, Chicago's Wrigley Field, then called Weeghman Park, hosted its first major league game as the Chicago Federals defeated the Kansas City Packers 9-1. On... Read Story

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9 hours 49 minutes ago

GOING VIRAL: Navy Baseball Players Do "Frozen"

Video of two Navy baseball players taking on the "Frozen" soundtrack is going viral. 1.5 million views and counting as of Wednesday morning! <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/HmcDxS2zAcg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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21 hours 33 minutes ago

US troops head to exercises in Eastern Europe

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Army paratroopers are arriving in Poland to begin a series of military exercises in four countries across Eastern Europe to bolster allies in the wake of Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula last month. Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said Tuesday that the exercises... Read Story

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