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School Board votes to accept attorney's report on Dr. Cooper

Happening at the Lafayette Parish School Board meeting tonight, board members accepted a report from their attorney on whether they have cause to fire Superintendent Pat Cooper over various management decisions they disagreed with. The board hired Dennis Blunt to conduct the investigation of Cooper. Cooper signed a four-year contract in 2012. Under state law, a board may fire a...

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Tropical Assessment for the Next Week

An area of low pressure near Brownsville Thursday afternoon was exhibiting lower pressures (near 1008mb) but was running out of ocean real estate for potential development. The low remains disorganized and is expected to stay that way as it moves inland by Friday morning. Models do keep a... Read Story

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US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week

Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus. The National Institutes of Health announced Thursday that it is launching the safety trial on a vaccine developed by the agency's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and GlaxoSmithKline. It will... Read Story

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USDA launches new dairy insurance program

MILWAUKEE - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says dairy farmers can begin signing up Sept. 2 for a new program that replaces old subsidies. The program is a kind of insurance that pays farmers when the difference between milk prices and feed prices shrink to a certain level. It replaces... Read Story

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