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Glaxo recalls flu vaccine due to potency problem

3:59 PM

WASHINGTON  — GlaxoSmithKline is recalling remaining doses of a popular four-in-one flu vaccine because of effectiveness problems.

The company alerted U.S. customers Tuesday that the vaccine can lose potency over time and fail to adequately protect against some strains of the flu. The Flu ...


Two Calcasieu high schools to offer University Program

2:36 PM

Starting next school year, LaGrange and Washington-Marion high schools will offer students a unique way to get a challenging and enhanced learning experience. Both schools are starting the University Program, a sort of school within a school.

Tammy Hebert, Calcasieu Parish School Board director of h ...


UPDATE: Target practice near DeQuincy schools leads to lockdown

1:50 PM

Three individuals shooting a handgun behind an apartment building in DeQuincy prompted a pair of lockdowns at nearby schools.

DeQuincy Police Chief Mike Suchanek said police responded to the sound of gunshots in the area of West Fourth Street around 11:20 a.m. He said once officers found the indivi ...


Kleckley, Morrish, Smith file tax, education bills

BATON ROUGE — House Speaker Chuck Kleckley has filed legislation dealing with the TOPS program, sales tax compensation, Sowela Technical Communi ...


Mainieri adjusts starting rotation

The message boards and Twitter have spoken.

And LSU coach Paul Mainieri has listened.

Or, more likely, it’s just a coincidence.

But Mainieri wil ...



Barbie shows signs of life as Mattel plots comeback

NEW YORK — Things are finally looking up for Barbie.

Mattel, the toy company behind the plastic dolls, said there were some signs of improving d ...


It's Bosco burger time: Westlake festival this weekend

The Westlake Family, Fun and Food Festival is back, Friday-Sunday, April 17-19, with bingo, “Bosco burgers” and much more.

The festival be ...


Education crucial to meet job demands

Jobs abound not only here in our corner of the state, but across Louisiana.

The most recent report from the Louisiana Workforce Commission showed that ...

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