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Edwin Edwards

Starting this year, national hurricane forecasters will issue maps showing where there's potential for storm-driven seawater to charge miles inland to flood streets, knock down homes and kill people.

The new online map will appear on the center's website when a watch is announced for a hurricane and for some tropical storms.

It is being showcased this week at the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando as an overdue service only now having the technology to perform reliably despite the variable nature of hurricane season from June 1 to Nov.

Published in Katrina Anniversary

Starting this year, national hurricane forecasters will issue maps showing where there's potential for storm-driven seawater to charge miles inland to flood streets, knock down homes and kill people.

The new online map will appear on the center's website when a watch is announced for a hurricane and for some tropical storms.

It is being showcased this week at the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando as an overdue service only now having the technology to perform reliably despite the variable nature of hurricane season from June 1 to Nov.

Published in Katrina Anniversary

|Discussing a possible run for the White House, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton jokes that she could use some marketing advice.

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Ted Kennedy Jr. is planning to run for the state Senate in Connecticut in his first bid for public office, two people briefed on the decision told The Associated Press on Monday.

The son of the late U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts will announce Tuesday he intends to seek the Democratic nomination for the 12th Senatorial District, two people said on condition of anonymity because Kennedy wants to make the announcement.

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A billboard criticizing Governor Bobby Jindal has the state suing the non-profit, MoveOn.org. The billboard calls attention to Jindal's decision not to expand Medicaid coverage. It's not the wording on the sign that's an issue, but the logo on the billboard.

Experts say it takes the average driver between five to seven seconds to read a billboard. The state's lieutenant governor believes there's a controversial message on one in particular that could be confusing those who are passing it.

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|During a press conference in the Netherlands, President Obama sent his condolences to the “tight-knit community” in northwest Washington state that was devastated by a deadly mudslide.

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Weird bikini ad puzzles students
Tuesday, 25 March 2014 05:01

A SDSU student's run for Professional Studies and Fine Arts School president gets heat after releasing a controversial ad.

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Youth legislative session convenes
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 20:45
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The Legislative session is underway, but did you know there's a youth legislature too?

Eighth graders from the Boys and Girls Clubs statewide met at the Old State Capitol. They debated and discussed issues in both chambers, the house and the senate.

One student sponsored a bill that would require arts programs in public and private schools.

The youth legislature will convene Thursday.

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|Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Russia's incursion into Ukraine is an effort "to rewrite the boundaries of post-World War II Europe."

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A report released Tuesday, March 18 says Louisiana has the third highest combined average for state and local sales taxes in the country.

Louisiana's tax average is just under nine percent. Only Tennessee and Arkansas have higher averages.

To find out which states have the lowest combined average click here http://bit.ly/1gMMm8E.

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