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Report: 7.5 percent of state’s population suffers from fatal lung disease, females at greater risk

Women are 37 percent more likely to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than men and now account for more than half of all deaths attributed to COPD in our nation.

Tropical Storm Andrea forms and heads to Florida

The National Hurricane Center named Tropical Storm Andrea in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday afternoon. The Hurricane Hunters flew into the cluster of thunderstorms and found a well-defined area of circulation.

Local aging community starting to see effects of funding cuts

Federal and state funding cuts are hurting our senior citizens here in Baton Rouge. With an increased need for programs like Meals on Wheels, the huge cuts to funding could leave hundreds hungry.

Generators and hurricanes: A potentially deadly combination

Not one, not ten, not even 50 people die annually from carbon monoxide poisoning due to the use of generators. On average, 81 people die each year according to the U.S. Fire Administration. Louisiana State Fire Marshal H.

Louisiana Creole Bisque recalled for unlisted ingredients; high health risk for those with allergies

If you have a dairy, soy or wheat allergy and you love Louisiana food, then you might be impacted by the recall of a popular New Orleans-based product.

Resident kills armed home invader, second suspect escapes

A resident in Lafayette shot and killed a home invader. Police are currently looking for a second suspect who managed to escape.

Glimmer of hope for critically endangered butterfly in Florida

At his version of an ICU unit, Jaret Daniels pays extraordinary attention to his young charges. Each of the creatures is kept in its own plastic cup, isolated to prevent the spread of disease.

DEA: Suburban mom by day, pot grower by night

 The mother of two would often drive back and forth between her suburban Scarsdale, New York, home and the bleak-looking, one-story brick warehouse in Queens. Sometimes, she drove the route in her Mercedes SUV.

Report: Some 20 baseball players may face suspension in doping scandal

Major League Baseball is set to suspend some 20 players in the coming weeks due to a scandal involving performance-enhancing drugs, according to an ESPN report.

Toyota recalls some hybrids to fix brakes

Toyota is recalling nearly a quarter of a million vehicles because of a braking problem.