Governor John Bel Edwards expects a lengthy battle against the multiple wildfires that remain burning in the state. Teiko Foxx has the story…
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Congressman Steve Scalise has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Brooke Thorington has more on this type of blood cancer.
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The Saints have finalized their 53-man roster for the 2023 NFL season, and some big names did not make the list. Pierson Luscy has more.
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Governor John Bel Edwards says there are still several people who are not following the statewide burn ban. Edwards spent yesterday in southwest Louisiana, which has the state’s largest wildfire, the Tiger Island Fire in Beauregard Parish. The governor says the people that are not following the ban are not far away from this fire…
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Edwards says 60-thousand acres have been burned in Louisiana and the conditions over the next few days will keep these fires going…
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This is the first time Louisiana has been impacted by wildfires to this level, but the governor fears as a result of climate change, we could see it happen in future summers…
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Congressman Steve Scalise announced Tuesday he’s been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, which is a cancer of plasma cells found in blood marrow. LSU Health New Orleans Oncologist Dr. Suki Subbiah (Sah-by-ah) says plasma cells are normal cells that are part of our immune system…
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Fortunately, today’s treatment includes a combination of three anti-cancer medications. Twenty years ago, Subbiah says a Multiple Myeloma was essentially a death sentence, with a very limited prognosis and life expectancy.
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Once in remission, Subbiah says patients can receive a stem cell transplant of their own cells and then receive maintenance therapy which is a lower dose of an anti-cancer medication. And because it’s not curable, the cancer could come back.
She says some individuals will show symptoms like fatigue, decreased appetite, weight loss, bone pain, repeat infections, and numbness in the hands and feet. But others show no symptoms and it’s found in routine bloodwork. Subbiah says there are some risk factors for the disease such as…
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Scalise issued a statement that he’s begun treatment that will go on for several months and plans to continue working while being treated.
A 3 year old toddler was fatally injured after not being properly restrained in a two-vehicle crash on LA Hwy 877 in East Carroll Parish on Tuesday. Trooper Ryan Davis says Tavorious Hopkins was improperly restrained.
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Davis says a Dodge Caravan driven by 55-year-old John Vaughn Jr. traveling south failed to come to a stop at the stop sign. The Caravan was struck by a Freightliner towing a grain trailer headed east.
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Although impairment is not suspected, toxicology samples were submitted. The investigation is ongoing.
Since the beginning of June, there have been 28 heat-related deaths in Louisiana. State Health Officer Dr. Joe Kanter says heat exhaustion and heat stroke can sneak up on you very quickly…
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And the oppressive temperatures have been responsible for more than 4,700 emergency room visits for heat-related illnesses.
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Kanter says when you have heat exhaustion you sweat profusely and become exhausted. When you advance to heat stroke your body shows signs you are no longer able to cope, you stop sweating, have confusion, and need immediate medical attention. Kanter says heat stroke can be fatal.
The Saints made their roster moves to get down to 53 active players. New Orleans will go with kicker Blake Grupe over veteran Wil Lutz, who was traded to the Denver Broncos for a seventh round pick. Coach Dennis Allen says it was not an easy decision.
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Even though there was a flurry of moves to go from a maximum of 90 players to 53 players, Allen says the roster is not done changing.
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Tight end Jimmy Graham made the team after taking a year off from the league and despite being a fan favorite when he came back to New Orleans, his roster spot was in jeopardy until the very end.
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LSU is preparing to play Florida State without star defensive tackle Maason Smith, who is serving a one game suspension. Kelly says he wishes Smith can play, but he’s got other guys who can get the job done.
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Special teams was a problem for LSU last season as they struggled handling punts and kicks. The Tigers had two blocked kicks last year against Florida State. But Kelly says they should be better off this season with Aaron Anderson returning punts and Anderson and Kaleb Jackson returning kicks…
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