The average price for a gallon of regular gas in Louisiana today is $3.40, down nine cents from a week ago. But the big question is whether will it continue to decrease. Brooke Thorington has more.
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State officials say we are in the peak time of transmission for West Nile Virus. They’re urging you to take precautions. Marsanne Golsby has more.
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As gas prices slowly lower, Nick Chabarria (Cha-berry) with Triple-A says one reason is due to a decrease in demand and the end of the summer vacation season now that kids are back in school. He says the higher prices also brought on driver fatigue.
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And while gas prices are higher than this time last year and the year before, many question if gas prices will return to those levels if the war on Ukraine ends. Chabarria says those prices reflected the pandemic when travel diminished heavily. As for the immediate future and prices, Chabarria says it’s anybody’s
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And while we’ve been seeing gas prices fall ten to 15 cents week over week, Chabarria says those price drops are already beginning to slow.
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The average price for a gallon of regular gas in Louisiana today is $3.40, down nine cents from a week ago.
If you thought the West Nile Virus had gone away, think again. The Louisiana Department of Health is reporting the first case of the deadly form of West Nile in Acadiana in two years. Dr. Glennis Gray with the Department of Health says the symptoms are similar to the flu.
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She says if you have those symptoms and have been bitten, get to a doctor ASAP. Gray says this is shaping up to be a very challenging West Nile season and we are entering the peak time for transmission. She urges residents not to let their guard down and to take diligent precautions against mosquito bites.
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Rain means pools of standing water. In that water this year, experts have found nearly three times the number of West Nile-positive mosquitos as last year. So far this year the state is reporting two deaths from West Nile and 14 severe neuroinvasive cases.
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A youth justice advocacy group called Families and Friends of Louisiana gathered at the state capitol today demanding that Louisiana not transfer youth violent offenders to Angola. Executive Director Gina Womack led today’s protest
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A federal judge has put a halt on a plan to transfer 25 incarcerated youth offenders from a youth detention center in Jefferson Parish to the State Penitentiary. The governor’s office says they will wait until September 15th before they transfer the juvenile offenders.
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The state is looking to remove some of the juveniles from the Bridge City Center for Youth in Jefferson Parish because of continuous problems at the center. There have been at least four escapes this year and there was also a riot where 20 juveniles took over parts of the facility.
But Womack argues the state should instead invest more dollars into education, therapy, and healing of the offenders and not
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State Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain, along with the Louisiana Cotton and Grain Association and Farm Bureau are urging Governor John Bel Edwards to seek a disaster declaration because of excessive rainfall. Strain says some of the state’s row crops received 18 inches of rain in just a few days…
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Strain says the excessive rainfall came during the height of harvest for soybeans, rice, corn, grains and cotton, which will likely result in a reduction of yields. He says by requesting a disaster declaration it opens the possibility for farmers to get federal assistance…
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