If you thought this past week was hot, weather officials say next week’s temperatures will be stunningly awful. Teiko Foxx has more…
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Students who received reduced prices meals at school in Louisiana are now able to have them for free. Brooke Thorington explains…
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The MegaMillions Multistate Lottery Jackpot is approaching $1 billion dollars, that’s a billion with a “B.” The $910 million prize is one of the largest in U.S. lottery history. Dustin Annison with the Louisiana Lottery says tonight’s jackpot has a cash value of $464.2 million.
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Annison says sales in Louisiana through this MegaMillions Jackpot run that began on April 19th are more than $12.9 million.
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To be eligible for tonight’s drawing you must purchase your ticket by 9 PM. And if you don’t have all the winning numbers on your ticket Annison says don’t toss it aside too quickly…
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You can check your ticket on the Louisiana Lottery App on your smartphone or take it to one of the vendors and have it reviewed there also.
Temperatures are expected to reach triple digits once again baking the Bayou State starting this weekend. State Climatologist Barry Keim says there’s no true insight into the dome of high pressure that has parked itself over the south.
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Dangerous heat with peak index values of 102-104 degrees is forecasted for Shreveport and Monroe. Keim says the state will see oppressive heat indices…
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This stretch of hot weather will continue well into next week across the state. Keim urges everyone not to spend a lot of time outdoors when the heat index hits dangerous triple digits.
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Louisiana students who received reduced-price lunches and breakfast will be able to get those meals at no cost now thanks to Marrero Representative Kyle Green’s legislation. Green says because Louisiana is such an impoverished state there’s a great need to also provide meals to these 7,000 students.
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Providing additional free meals will cost the state about $859,000. Green says it’s an investment in the education of students because you can’t learn on an empty stomach. He says another benefit of the bill is to end the practice of lunch shaming in schools.
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Green, who’s running for re-election, says this is just the beginning. He plans to introduce legislation in the future to expand the program to include all students.
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Green credits the Louisiana Budget Project for helping him get the legislation across the finish line this legislative session.
Former LSU Baseball Coach Paul Mainieri will be inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame tomorrow night during a ceremony in Natchitoches. Mainieri coached at LSU for 15 seasons and won four SEC regular season titles and six SEC Tournament championships. He led the Tigers to a national title in 2009…
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Mainieri and two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Eli Manning highlight the 2023 induction class, which also includes former LSU wide receiver Wendell Davis and former Tulane star Matt Forte (For-tay). Forte was a consistent running back in the NFL, rushing for nearly 10-thousand yards and caught over 500 passes…
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Also going into the Hall is women’s basketball great Alana Beard. She scored over 26-hundred points at Duke and won a W-N-B-A Championship with the Los Angeles Sparks in 2016. But she says it all started at Southwood High School in Shreveport and playing for legendary coach Steve McDowell….
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Louisiana Public Broadcasting will livestream Saturday night’s induction ceremonies.