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Tropical Development off Louisiana Coast Possible Next Week

The National Hurricane Center's Five Day Tropical Outlook popped up with a surprise this morning, that surprise could be a tropical system right on Louisiana's coast by early next week. Before you run to Home Depot to stand in line for a generator read a little further so you have a better picture of what forecasters are saying about the tropics and a potential impact in Louisiana.
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The Supreme Court overturns Roe V. Wade Friday, June 24, 2022, in a 5-4 ruling. The conservative majority has ended constitutional protections for a woman's right to abortion in place for nearly 50 years. This outcome is expected to lead to immediate abortion bans in many states governed by Republicans. To that point shortly after Friday's decision Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, declared June 24 a holiday for his office and added abortion was now illegal in the state of Texas.
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In a landmark decision on Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court is overturning Roe v. Wade, the decades-old ruling which legalized abortion nationwide. The decision came while the high court was considering a case out of Mississippi where the state attempted to ban abortion after 15 weeks. Conservative Justice Samuel Alito...
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Things To Do In Lake Charles This Weekend June 24-26

The last weekend of June is here. Can you believe almost half the year is almost gone? Well, it is because next Friday will start the Fourth of July weekend. Has it been a long week? Are you ready to get out there and do something fun this weekend? We have a list here for you of things going on in the area for you to choose what to do this weekend.
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Tropical Wave in Atlantic ‘One to Watch’ for Louisiana

Tropical weather forecasters and storm-weary Louisiana residents are keeping a watchful eye on a tropical wave in the Atlantic Ocean just off the African coast this morning. While it's not unusual for a tropical weather system to form in that part of the ocean the projected forecast for the system certainly isn't exactly typical for this early in the season.
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Bacardi 151 Proof Rum – Here’s Why You Can’t Find that Anymore

Chances are if you've been of drinking age for more than a decade or two you have had an encounter with "151". That's what we used to call the elixir known to consumers are Bacardi 151 Rum. The "151" was a homage to the drink's alcohol content. It was "151" proof or 75.5% alcohol by volume. It was about twice as "potent" as regular Bacardi rum.
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FDA Orders Removal of All Juul E-Cigs From U.S. Market

The FDA has said farewell to Juul product sales in the United States. Thursday morning, the Food and Drug Administration announced that Juul electronic cigarettes and vaping devices must be pulled from the market in the United States. According to KWQC, the FDA examined an application from Juul to keep...
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City Of Lake Charles & Phillips 66 Host STEM Fun Day At Drew Park

The City of Lake Charles’ Partners in Parks initiative is teaming up with Phillips 66 to host the STEM Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 25, 2022. This weekend's event is absolutely free and will take place at Drew Park, at 416 Dr. Michael DeBakey Dr.from 8:30 am to 10:30 am. Take part in fun STEM activities the entire family can participate in like making volcanos, and work with dry ice, and lava lamps.
LAKE CHARLES, LA

Common Street Clinic To Host HIV National Testing Day

The Common Street Clinic, located at 1715 Common Street in Lake Charles is a sexual wellness center that is dedicated to keeping all persons, who are sexually active, healthy. The Common Street Clinic is an important resource for all sexual health and wellness needs, testing, treatment, sexual wellness counseling, and much more.
LAKE CHARLES, LA

Marshland Festival Announces Entire 2022 Entertainment Lineup

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Powerball Produces $150,000 Winner in Louisiana

A Louisiana purchased Powerball ticket for the June 22, 2022 drawing is worth $150,000 this morning according to the Louisiana Lottery's website. This continues Louisiana's string of big money payouts from the two multi-state lottery games, Powerball and Mega Millions, that are played in the state. Last night's top prize...
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Five Products To Help You Control Mosquitoes While Camping

Louisiana is known for its great camping locations and its overwhelming mosquito population. Whether you plan on camping in the woods or at a park, you can bet that the blood-sucking hoards of mosquitoes won't be far behind. We've researched some products to make your life a little easier so you can enjoy your camping trip and relax.
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