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Pump Prices Fall, Slightly

We’re paying about a nickel less at the pump today than we were a week ago.  AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report says the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in Shreveport/Bossier is $3.54.  At this time last Monday, we were paying $3.59.  Statewide, the average this morning is $3.57. Nationally, it’s $3.66.

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Smokey Bear and Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain film a public service announcement at the Burden Center in Baton Rouge on the benefits of prescribed burning. The camera operator is Jerry Mayer of Hometown Productions.
Smokey Bear and Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain film a public service announcement at the Burden Center in Baton Rouge on the benefits of prescribed burning. The camera operator is Jerry Mayer of Hometown Productions.
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Smokey ‘Bear’ To Be Featured In New Louisiana Ad Campaign

Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain said the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) wants to create a greater awareness among the public of the benefits of prescribed burning in the state’s forested lands.

“The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry is kicking off a statewide prescribed burn awareness campaign to let the public know there are good fires and bad fires,” Strain said.

“Prescribed burning is a useful, environmentally friendly management tool used to improve the health of Louisiana forests.  Many people aren’t familiar with prescribed burning and do not understand the positive effects it has on certain wildland environments.” 

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Louisiana’s 2012 Teacher Of The Year Named

Northwestern State University alumna April Jessup Giddens, a sixth grade English/language arts teacher at Natchitoches Magnet School, was recognized as Louisiana’s 2012 Teacher of the Year during the fifth annual Cecil J. Picard Educator Excellence Symposium and Celebration. 

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Thrifty Peanut News Release
Thrifty Peanut News Release
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Local Business Collects Thousands of Books for Our Troops Serving Overseas

In an effort to help support our troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, The Thrifty Peanut Book & Media Warehouse & Soldier’s Angels program has collected and donated lots of books & DVD’s. 

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Bossier City Water Main Break Repaired, Traffic Issues Linger

Bossier City Utility Department crews have now  repaired  the water main break that occurred last night under East Texas Street at Wyche Street. 

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Justin.Beck/Flickr
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Retail Therapy? Is It Real?

I totally sign onto this concept.  I know, I'm a guy and its odd, but I've tried it, and studies show a sure-fire way to put you in a good mood --> go the mall!

Yes, retail therapy is the real deal!!

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Webster Sheriff’s Investigators Take Down Buyer For Jewelry Retailer

June 21, 2011—Minden, La.—Monday afternoon Webster Parish Sheriff’s investigators arrested a buyer representing a Monroe-based jewelry retailer for being in possession of items that had recently been stolen from a Webster Parish resident. 

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Play Laser Tag On A Retired Naval Ship! How Cool Is This?

The USS ORLECK Naval Museum in Lake Charles, LA, in conjunction with Battlefield Houston, is proud to present professional-level LASER TAG gaming aboard the USS ORLECK!

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Southern Louisiana Prepares For Flooding [MAPS]

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has spoken: People who live in the Morganza floodway need to prepare to evacuate. Earlier today, Jindal said it's just a matter of time before the rising river level makes opening the flood control structure a necessity.

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Louisiana Teen Aims To Be Next Spokesperson For National Milk Campaign

St. Tammany Parish Fontainebleau High School senior Lauren Zimmerman is one of 27 semi-finalists competing to become a spokesperson in a new nationwide promotional campaign for milk. As the only semi-finalist from Louisiana, she's looking to rally support from everyone in her home state

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Want The IRS To Audit Your Tax Return? Here’s How to Make Sure That Happens!

Taxes are due one week from today, on Monday, April 18th.  Before you file, here are seven things you shouldn’t even THINK about deducting. 

#1)  Your Landline Telephone.  Even if you only use it for work, the IRS says the first hard-wired phone in your home is always considered a personal expense.  But you CAN deduct long distance calls as long as they’re business-related. 

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IRS e-Filing Down Slightly In Louisiana

Here are Louisiana’s statistics through March 25, 2011 with comparison to the same period last year.   

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