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Jindal Gives Planned Parenthood the Boot

Gov. Bobby Jindal announced that the State of Louisiana was ending four provider agreements that reimbursed Planned Parenthood for providing health care services to low-income patients through the government-funded Medicaid insurance program.

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Moss Bluff Man Leaves Best Obituary Ever

I didn't know Jim Groth of Moss Bluff, but I sure wish I had now that I've read his hilarious self-written obituary.

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5 As Seen on TV Products that Actually Work [VIDEO]

Infomercials have taken over our TVs and we are constantly inundated by a slew of products that claim to be the best of the best of the best.  We all know these claims are almost always a lie...as Monday's Egg-Stractor debacle will attest!

Don't lose all faith, though

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Free Child Safety Seat Inspection Saturday

James Anderson of the Louisiana State Police was the special guest on our show on Wednesday morning and he joined us to tell us about a very important event going on this Saturday at Lake Charles Toyota on Highway 14 this Saturday.

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Possible Asthma Cure on the Horizon

I'm happy to say that I don't have this problem, but I've known quite a few people who suffer from asthma. I can't imagine what it feels like to suddenly not be able to breathe, but I'm sure it's a frightening experience. There is, however, some good news on the medical front for asthma sufferers.

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Blue Bell Issues Massive Product Recall

 

 
According to a story from MSN, after two samples of their chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream test positive for listerosis, Blue Bell Creameries of Brenham, Texas has recalled all of it's products. This is a massive recall and is the first of it's kind in Blue Bells 108 year-old history.

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Laundry Hacks to Make Your Life Easier [VIDEO]

Laundry is a necessary evil. "Oh Boy! It's laundry day! Woo Hoo!!" said no one ever. You've gotta do it, so you might as well make the most of it. Check out these easy how-to's that can make laundry day a little more bearable and less painful!

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Legislation Could Quadruple Cigarette Tax

A bill has been pre-filed for the next legislative session which begins on April 13th, seeking to increase the taxes on cigarettes. iIf such a tax hike should pass, smokers could see a huge rise in the cost of a pack of cigarettes. It's all a part to make up a state revenue shortfall.

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16 Sparkly Shiny Shampoo Facts [VIDEO]

Shampooing your hair.  We all do it.  But why?  When did we start this (daily for some) ritual?  What's the best way to shampoo?  How does shampoo work?  How often is it needed?

This video from Mental Floss answers all of these questions and more

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Two Drive-Thru Rabies Clinics Coming Up

Has your pet been vaccinated? Does it have tags?  If not, here's a real quick, convenient way to get that chore handled. Coming up, Animal Services will have not one, but two drive -thru rabies clinics coming up. You can get your pets vaccinated and, if you wish, have them chipped as well with one stop.

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O-Negative Blood Donors Needed at Lifeshare Blood Center

Donating blood is a fast, easy process, but that short time you spend donating can save a life. Lifeshare is always in need of people to donate blood, but right now they are experiencing a real shortage in a fairly rare blood type.

Right now, Lifeshare Blood Center is reaching out to the community in search of people with the rare O negative blood type. It's a rare type and your donation is very important. Here's some more information about Lifeshare Blood Center and donating blood.

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March of Dimes ‘March for Babies’ Slated for April 18

Did you know that, each year, there are 9,563 babies born prematurely and that, of those babies, 1,900 are born with birth defects? Well, that's where the March of Dimes comes in.

The March of Dimes is there to help moms not only have full-term pregnancies, but healthy babies. In case something does go wrong, the March of Dimes has information and offers comfort to the families of those babies.

On April 18th, the March of Dimes will hold their annual March for Babies at the Lake Charles Civic Center Amphitheater.

Here are the details, please make plans to attend and support this great cause.

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