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News for Wednesday 061919

 

Five Louisiana nursing homes are in hot water after a report by the Center for Medicaid and Medicare services shows poor conditions and subpar treatment of patients.

 

After an investigation that lasted several months, Two women were arrested at the Queen Spa on Mac Arthur Drive in Alexandria.

 

Louisiana continues to be ranked 49th in overall child well-being. 

 

Governor John Bel Edwards has signed the 30-billion dollar budget that lawmakers approved in the recently completed legislative session.

 

Calcasieu Parish authorities report a Westlake pastor stands accused of raping an 11-year-old girl multiple times over a two-year period.

 

Four people are behind bars, with three charged with human trafficking and the fourth being charged with carnal knowledge after an investigation by the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office. 

 

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is asking for the public to help count how many bats live in the Bayou State, so they can find out if a bat-based disease is spreading. 

 

From the “Not the sharpest knife in the draw” department, a Haughton man was arrested after allegedly stealing items from his neighbor’s garage, including a live streaming surveillance camera he didn’t turn off.

 

The Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control is accepting permit applications from retailers who want to sell C-B-D products.

 

Sports..

 

ESPN reports the Saints are ready to make wide receiver Michael Thomas the highest paid receiver in the NFL .

 

The Pelicans have committed to Alvin Gentry as their head coach for the next two seasons by picking up his option for the 2020-21 season. 

 

A big question heading into Thursday night’s NBA draft is whether the Pels will trade the number four pick that they acquired from the Los Angeles Lakers.

 

LSU Hall of Famer Ebert Van Buren has passed away at the age of 94 

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NXIVM founder Keith Raniere convicted of all charges in sex cult case

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- NXIVMs founder Keith Raniere was convicted on Wednesday on all seven counts against him, for creating what prosecutors described as a sex cult in which female members were branded with his initials and kept in line through blackmail.

Raniere, 58, was convicted after a six-week trial of charges including racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, forced l...

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Jermaine Fowler tapped to star alongside Eddie Murphy in 'Coming 2 America'

Photo by Yuchen Liao/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Sorry to Bother You star Jermaine Fowler has found his next major role.

Sources tell Variety that Fowler has been cast in a lead role opposite Eddie Murphy in the upcoming sequel, Coming 2 America.

The original Coming to America movie starred Murphy asAkeem Joffer, crown prince of the fictional African nation of Zamunda. In an effort to find...

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Experimental drug, first of its kind, may delay Type 1 diabetes

adrian825/iStock(NEW HAVEN, Conn.) -- A new drug may delay the onset of insulin-dependent Type 1 diabetes in those who are at high risk for the autoimmune disease, according to the results of a trial published in New England Journal of Medicine.

This is the first time we have showed that immune therapy can delay progression to Type 1 diabetes, Dr. Kevan Herold, a professor of Immunobiology and...

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Dutch prosecutors charge 4 in shooting down of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine

Jetlinerimages/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Dutch prosecutors said they are charging four pro-Russian separatist commanders for their role in the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014, pledging that the trial would begin in March 2020.

Three of the men charged were Russian citizens, and Dutch police said they believed one of the commanders may have been an active me...

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Lululemon launches sweat-friendly line of beauty products

Courtesy Lululemon(NEW YORK) -- Athletic apparel company Lululemon has officially stepped into the world of beauty with a fresh new line.

On Tuesday, the brand announced the launch of the new Selfcare line of products that will be sold their website, in 50 stores and in studio partners throughout North America. It also will be available online at Sephora.

The new category includes dry shampoo, de...

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Zion Williamson eager to end long wait for NBA draft: 'I just want to hoop'

Lou Rocco/ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Zion Williamson knows hes likely to be the No. 1 overall pick in Thursdays NBA draft. But for now, the equation is simple.

"I just want to hoop," he said.

Williamson, who will turn 19 a week after the draft, spent the 2018-19 collegiate season blowing peoples minds as a 6-foot-7, 280-pound athlete at Duke University. He wore a warm smile, already immortalized a...

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900 Lakeshore Drive
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Fri, Jun 21, 7:00 PM

Gene Watson & The Bellamy Brothers

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2550 Golden Nugget Blvd
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Fri, Jun 21, 8:30 PM

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1260 Texas Avenue
Alexandria, Louisiana, 71303

Fri, Jun 21, 9:00 PM

Pop 2000s Tour: Aaron Carter, Tyler Hilton & Chris Kirkpatrick

Golden Nugget - Lake Charles

2550 Golden Nugget Blvd
Lake Charles, Louisiana, 70601

Sat, Jun 22, 8:00 PM

Air National Guard Band of the Southwest Flight Plan Jazz Ensemble

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1101 4th Street suite 201
Alexandria, Louisiana,

Tue, Jun 25, 7:00 PM

The Luke Brouillette Jazz Trio

Spirits Food & Friends

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