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News for Friday 072018

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A heat advisory is in effect through Monday as temps are expected to reach the century mark or slightly higher each day. 

 

The building the housed for many years the Owl Fine Foods Store on Chester Street In Alexandria has been sold, thus avoiding demolition.

 

Authorities in Natchitoches are knee deep in the investigation of an apparent home invasion that led to the kidnapping and death of a 6 month old infant. The body of Levi Cole Ellerbe will be laid to rest today.

 

Today is the deadline for 2016 Louisiana flood victims to fill out a survey in order to be eligible for federal assistance to repair their homes. The survey can be found at restore.la.gov. again, today is the deadline.

 

North Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham has been named to the conference committee that will try to resolve differences in the Senate and House’s Farm Bill.

 

Practitioners who use the hair-removal technique known as “eyebrow threading” no longer need to undergo hundreds of hours of expensive training to work in Louisiana.

 

Louisiana’s Republican Congressional Delegation is lashing out against US Senate Democrats who blocked a House resolution from Congressman Clay Higgins that endorses the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, or ICE.

 

A 66-year-old man has been arrested in Shreveport after authorities say they discovered that his wife had not moved from their couch in months, leaving her malnourished and suffering from substantial, life threatening injuries.

 

The state department of corrections says two Angola inmates serving a life sentence were found dead in their cells Thursday morning.

 

Dog Feces, Rodents, Flies… just some of the reasons the Louisiana Department of Health has given for the closure of a Shreveport fish market.

 

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Heavy rain, thunderstorms bring risk of flash flooding along East Coast

Heavy rain, thunderstorms bring risk of flash flooding along East Coast

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Several clusters of thunderstorms are threatening the eastern U.S. on Saturday, with rain expected much of the day and the possibility for severe weather.

One cluster is over Arkansas early Saturday and moving toward Mississippi, while another is over eastern Tennessee and moving toward Georgia. Parts of the south are under a severe thunderstorm watch through the morning, w...

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Trevor Noah responds to French ambassador who slammed him for saying "Africa won the World Cup"

Trevor Noah responds to French ambassador who slammed him for saying "Africa won the World Cup"

Brad Barket/Comedy Central(NEW YORK) -- Daily Show host Trevor Noah had a quick and clever response to the U.S. French ambassador who slammed the comedian on Wednesday for saying Africa deserved credit forFrances2018 World Cupvictory due to the large number of black players on the team.

Gerard Araud wrote a scathing letter, posted on Facebook and addressed to Noah, accusing him of "legitim...

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New report from United Nations warns we have 'miles to go' in fight against HIV

New report from United Nations warns we have 'miles to go' in fight against HIV

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BY DR. EDITH BRACHO-SANCHEZ

(NEW YORK) -- Rates of HIV infection are on the rise in 50 countries with more than 1.8 million people becoming infected in 2017, a far cry from goals established for the near future, according to a new United Nations report.

The report, entitled Miles to Go, published earlier this week by the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), said t...

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Rare video shows last surviving member of Amazonian tribe

Rare video shows last surviving member of Amazonian tribe

Ildo Frazao/iStock/Thinkstock(TANARU, Brazil) -- Rare video released from a government agency in Brazil shows footage of a lone survivor of an Amazonian tribe who has been living alone for 22 years.

The Guapor Ethno-Environmental Protection Front has been monitoring the man and, without ever speaking to him, has been helping to ensure that he is protected from all external threats, according to...

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No winner in Mega Millions as prize surges to $493 million

No winner in Mega Millions as prize surges to $493 million

Emilie Richardson/ABC News(NEW YORK) -- There were no winners in Friday nights drawing of one of the largest totals in the history of the Mega Millions lottery. The jackpot will now be at least $493 million in next Tuesdays drawing.

Its possible the total will surge over the half-billion mark, based on ticket sales.

The $493 million jackpot will be the fifth-largest in Mega Millions history. I...

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Scoreboard roundup -- 7/20/18

Scoreboard roundup -- 7/20/18

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Fridays sports events:

INTERLEAGUE
N.Y. Mets 7, N.Y. Yankees 5
Miami 6, Tampa Bay 5
San Francisco 5, Oakland 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Toronto 8, Baltimore 7, 10 Innings
Boston 1, Detroit 0
Cleveland 9, Texas 8, 11 Innings
Kansas City 6, Minnesota 5
Houston 3, L.A. Angels 1
Seattle 3, Chicago White Sox 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE
St. Louis 18, Chicago Cubs 5
Philadelphi...

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