16:30 07-24-14

Two Central Louisiana women are dead following a one vehicle crash into a tree in Alexandria on Louisiana Highway 1205 just after midnight. State Police Trooper Scott Moreau says things might have turned out different if the two women had wrn seatbelts…:
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The passenger-29 year-old Ashley Gallien of Pineville was pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver – 31 year-old Heather McCormick of Boyce – died later at a local hospital.

Today was reporting day for the New Orleans Saints’ at their training camp facility at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The Black and Gold will spend three weeks up there with 3 new football fields to work on. The first practice is tomorrow morning.
The National Weather Service in Shreveport says a bad storm that blew through northwest Louisiana last night left thousands without power and claimed the life of one person. Michelle Southern reports…:
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SWEPCO says thousand of Shreveport area residents may be without power until Monday.

It’s called The Memorandum of Understanding, and it’s the result of a private-public long-term partnership between higher education, the state and the oil industry to get more workers for industry needs in the Gulf. The combination of more demand and 40% of the current workforce retiring within ten years. It’s putting a curriculum on the fast-track to certify new gulf oil workers in two years…:
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That’s Louisiana Mid Continent Oil and Gas Association President Chris John.