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LA Brand Inspector Honored By Cattlemen

The Louisiana Cattlemen’s Association (LCA) recognized Livestock Brand Inspector Johnny Steib for his service to the state’s cattle industry Sunday at the LCA’s annual convention in West Monroe, Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said.

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A New Series on Energy Efficiency & Sustainability

The first in a series of monthly "seedTALK" sessions kicks off this morning. And Shreveport's Energy Efficiency Program Manager Tracey Graham says there will be lots of great information on topics like the Energy Efficiency Docket, making your electricity meter run backward, and renewable energies we're already using

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Folklorist Appearing This Weekend At Red River Refuge

WHO: Red River National Wildlife Refuge & the Friends of RRNWR

WHAT: Two public presentations by Wildwood Dean, renowned folklorist, outdoorsman & author

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 at 10:15 a.m. & 1:

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What’s With All The Fallen Trees? [AUDIO]

We got a lot of reports yesterday morning about trees falling across roadways.  What caused that?  The LSU Ag Center's Area Forestry Agent Ricky Kilpatrick told me:

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New Wildlife Facility Provides Economic Boost

Red River National Wildlife Refuge & the Friends of RRNWR gathering to celebrate the new facility that will enhance awareness and connection to wildlife and wild places and that will provide an economic boost to the area. 

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Two Brothers Arrested for Timber Theft

A couple of DeSoto Parish brothers are in trouble with the law. Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry investigators have arrested 53-year-old Jerry Whitaker of Mansfield and 44-year-old Ricky Whitaker of Shreveport on felony timber theft charges in two unrelated cases

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UPDATE: City-Owned Central Shreveport Warehouse Burns, Cause Determined

Chief Fire Safety Officer Scott Wolverton tells KEEL News the cause of the fire has been determined to be electrical in nature.  He says a power strip that had a battery charger plugged into it overheated and caught fire, causing the two-alarm fire Monday.  

Wolverton says the fire investigator estimates $20,000 in property damage to the city-owned warehouse.

A warehouse located near McWillie and Claiborne Avenues in Shreveport, near LSU Hospital burns. 

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New Planet Kepler 22b May Prove We’re Not Alone in the Universe [VIDEO]

Monday marks the day when astronomers made a startling announcement: after years of searching, they’ve discovered an Earth-like planet outside the solar system that may very well be habitable.

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Vitter Calls for Corps Audit

U-S Senator David Vitter is asking the Government Accountability Office to conduct a comprehensive audit of the U-S Army Corps of Engineers funding and contracting practices since 2004.

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Hydrogen Sulfide Leak Sends Three to Area Hospitals

A morning accident at the Calumet Specialty Products plant in Shreveport sends three workers to the hospital. Shortly before 9 o'clock, the three were part of a crew performing routine maintenance on the Diesel Hydrotreater, a fuel-processing unit, when the Hydrogen Sulfide gas leaked from a pipe they were near

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