LSU Health Shreveport has been named a new site to study Parkinson’s Disease in African American individuals. Teiko Foxx has more…
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A West Baton Rouge Parish grand jury indicts a former Addis cop for his role in a New Year’s Eve high-speed chase and car crash that killed two teenage girls. More from Kevin Gallagher…:
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It’s the first Friday of Lent and that means it’s the official kickoff of Crawfish Season here in the Bayou State. And crawfish prices are holding steady, that’s according to Crawfish App co-founder Laney King. King says if you’re planning to have crawfish at your favorite eatery this weekend…
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King says prices are back to normal compared to previous seasons. She says prices for the opening weekend this year are down five percent from where they were in 2022.
Weather-wise it’s ideal for opening weekend and King says not only is it great for a boil it’s also promising for future crawfish.
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As we get closer to Easter King believes prices will drop and crawfish will increase in size. As for the season overall…
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To compare prices download the Crawfish App on your smartphone.
A comedy, filmed in Donaldsonville, premieres on Netflix today, it’s called “We Have a Ghost.” It’s the story of a family who moves into a fixer-upper and becomes a viral sensation when they reveal a ghost who haunts their home. Aquiles Montalvo (Achilles Mon-tal-vo) an assistant location manager on the film says residents will recognize the Ascension Parish city in a car chase scene.
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When searching for locations for productions, Montalvo says Louisiana offers more diverse options than Hollywood, like historic buildings and swamps…
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The film stars David Harbour, who’s best known for his role on Stranger Things, as Ernest the ghost. Montalvo says the production did have a supernatural occurrence shortly after filming began in July of 2021.
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Filming resumed in October 2021.
A nationwide study on Parkinson’s Disease in African American and Black people has chosen LSU Health Shreveport as a new site location. Nearly one million people in the country are affected by Parkinson’s disease. The Director of the Center for Brain Health and Professor of Neurology at LSU Health Shreveport, Elizabeth Disbrow says finding a sample population to participate is important.
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90% of genetics studies related to Parkinson’s Disease have involved people of European ancestry, leaving the disease’s genetic impact on Black and African American people underrepresented in current research data. Disbrow says the African American population is medically underserved.
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Information gathered on the black and African American connections to Parkinson’s Disease is only one piece of a larger global effort to enhance knowledge of genetic information and treatment.
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Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says Mardi Gras was a big success for New Orleans, despite being marred by acts of violence and crime. The official numbers are still being tallied, but Nungesser says he saw huge crowds in Metairie and New Orleans on Fat Tuesday. He says Mother Nature helped put it over the top…:
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However, Nungesser says cities (especially New Orleans) must be allowed to get a handle on rising crime or crowds will DWINDLE. He says Carnival attendance is already seeing an impact because of it…:
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Nungesser says future Mardi Gras celebrations are at risk, plus the convention and tourism business the city relies on all year. He says groups and governments planning conventions in New Orleans will see the rising crime problem and opt to take their business elsewhere…:
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Nungesser is upset the Orleans D.A. let 15 people, who were arrested for illegally carrying a gun in the French Quarter, go.
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