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The Louisiana Legislature is moving closer to changing lowering the age at which a person charged with a felony can be charged as an adult. Jeff Palermo has the story…

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Officials in Ouachita Parish have confirmed a body found in the Ouachita River is that of a missing young woman from Iberia Parish. 19 year old Sheryl Turner was reported missing in early January. Authorities say the case is still under investigation and so far, no suspects have been identified.

Each year since 2014, WalletHub has released its annual report on the Best and Worst States for Women just in time for Women’s History Month. This year, Louisiana dropped from 49 to 50 followed only by Oklahoma. Analyst, Cassie Happe says the report highlights important issues.

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Forty recent graduates from the LSU-A School of Nursing passed the National Licensure Examination on their first try. Director of the LSUA’s School of Nursing Sarita James says half of these new nurses are staying in central Louisiana, but others got jobs in Baton Rouge and Lafayette….

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