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Citizens Insurance policyholders may see some relief from high premiums as lawmakers are working on a bill that would suspend the 10% surcharge for coastal residents and reduce the surcharge from 10 to 5% for the rest of the state. River Ridge Senator Kirk Talbot is working on the legislation.

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The Louisiana Public Service Commission has given Entergy Louisiana the go-ahead to add up to three gigawatts of economic solar power to its generational portfolio, which is the largest renewable power expansion in state history. Entergy Louisiana Director of Resource Planning and Market Operations Laura Beauchamp says this is a big deal for some outside Louisiana as well.

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If you want to avoid the holiday traffic but you’re itching to take a dip in the water, relief is as close as a Louisiana State Park pool. Brooke Thorington has more.

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The former Louisiana Tech student accused of stabbing four women, killing one of them outside the campus Sports and Wellness Center back in November has been ordered to mental health facility for evaluation. The court decision follows recent psychological assessments indicating that Jocoby Johnson may not be competent to stand trial. Another sanity review is set for July 16th.