12:30 PM Newscast

The Office of Juvenile Justice cut the ribbon on a new, modern rehabilitation facility in Avoyelles Parish today after months of delays. Deputy Secretary Dr. James Bueche says it’s based on the “Missouri Model”.

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The first 12 incarcerated youths will be housed in the facility which is set to expand over the next few months to 72 beds.

NFL owners are taking up proposals today, inspired by the infamous “No Call” that would potentially expand the use of replay and challenges.  Saints coach Sean Payton, who sits on the competition committee, has led the charge for replay expansion, says the NFL cannot fear change, and warned leadership about the dangers another blown call in a significant game could pose to the league’s image and integrity.

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Today is Diabetes Alert Day, a day where Americans are encouraged to find out if they are at risk for pre-diabetes. According to the CDC, 1 in 3 Americans have prediabetes and 90% don’t know they have it. Outpatient Medical Center diabetes prevention project coordinator Cynthia Parker says someone can get tested quickly online.

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