0730 Newscast August 4, 2014

The Department of Health and Hospitals is reminding parents to make sure your child is up to date on vaccinations as we approach the new school year. State Immunologist Dr. Frank Welch says every child should be protected before heading to the classroom…:
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He says not only is having your child vaccinated important, it’s also the law.

A University of Louisiana at Lafayette professor is conducting research to keep astronauts healthy. Dr. Ray Boudreaux’s research is focused on one of the hazards of extended space missions: bone loss. Boudreaux says the bone mass of astronauts is reduced by 1 to 2 percent each month they are in space…:
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He says the ultimate goal of this research is to get astronauts to Mars healthy.

The massive sinkhole in Bayou Corne happened 2 years ago and resident frustrations over the disaster continue. Eric Gill reports..:
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Louisiana State Police say a man from Vacherie died when he was run over by a hit and run vehicle after he was thrown from his 4-wheeler. They say 22-year-old Matthew Mahler was traveling near a drainage ditch on the ATV when he hit a culvert and was thrown into the westbound lane of Highway 10 near Kentwood. A witness says a sedan approached and did not stop when he hit the man lying in the road. Mahler was pronounced dead at the scene and authorities are looking for the car.