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Louisiana Records Another West Nile Death

State health officials have confirmed the state's fourth West Nile virus death this year. It happened in Ouachita Parish and was the second death in that parish this year.

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Time to Clean Out the Medicine Cabinet

This Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. So the Caddo Sheriff's Office and Shreveport Police are teaming up again to help you clean out that medicine cabinet.

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Another Louisiana West Nile Virus Death Confirmed

State health officials have confirmed Louisiana's third West Nile virus death this year. It was somebody in Rapides Parish -- the second West Nile death in that parish this year.

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[UPDATE] Boil Advisory Lifted at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Bossier City

 The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has tested the water at Heritage Manor and samples have come back negative for contaminants. The boil advisory put in place there earlier this week has been lifted.

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American Red Cross Holding Shelter Operations Training in Shreveport This Saturday

The American Red Cross is doing some special training this weekend. The focus is on Shelter Operations, which are essential for northwest Louisiana in the event of disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and fires.

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Need Motivation? There’s An App Or Gadget For That

The technology industry is tapping into the growing market of people who want to chart their daily lives in excruciating detail.

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Is It a Cold or the Flu — How Can You Tell the Difference?

Cold or flu -- how do you know which one you have? Dr. Shanilee Singh with Ark-La-Tex Children's Clinic in Bossier City says the symptoms are very similar between the two, so much so that the only way to know for sure which one you have is through a simple test.

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DeSoto Waterworks District No. 1 Issues Public Notice About Chlorine Burn

In light of the ongoing effort to kill a deadly amoeba, Desoto Waterworks District #1 has issued the following statement:

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Rare Amoeba Found in DeSoto Parish Water System

The Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say a rare amoeba that caused the August death of a child in south Louisiana has been found in five locations in a north Louisiana water system.

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Captain Shreve High School Freshman Heads to Florida, D.C., as Louisiana Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

 

A 14-year-old Captain Shreve High School freshman and his family will travel to Orlando, Florida, and Washington, D.C., today to illustrate the charitable need of children's hospitals and share their inspiring story with supporters and lawmakers.  They'll also be honored at a Medal Ceremony.

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