Louisiana lawmakers advance bill making it easier for nurse practitioners to practice without doctors

Louisiana lawmakers in the House passed a bill that would allow nurse practitioners to practice medicine independently of doctors, a move that 14 other states have already approved.

Some restaurant owners claim they’re having trouble finding workers during the pandemic

Some employees have left the restaurant industry for good amid the perils of the pandemic, which exposed workers to the coronavirus and uncooperative patrons.
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Vehicle hits, kills bear on I-10 near Iberville-West Baton Rouge line

The West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office reported a bear was killed when it was hit by a vehicle on I-10 near the Iberville-West Baton Rouge line on Thursday, May 6.
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Remote learning still widespread even after Biden hits goal

Almost 4 in 10 students continued to take all their classes remotely, and another 2 in 10 were split between classroom and remote learning.

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Father hikes 10 miles for help after son has mini-stroke in wilderness

The 26-year-old credits his father’s quick actions and preparedness along with rescuers for his life.

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LSU QB TJ Finley enters his name in the NCAA transfer portal

REPORT: LSU center Josh Gray has entered transfer portal

The LSU Tigers have lost their third player from last season to the transfer portal in center Josh Gray according to AL.com writer Matt Zenitz.

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19-year-old who aged out of system adopted by caseworker

As a teen, she spent years in state care and group homes, where she met her caseworker. Over five years, the two formed a special bond.

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