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Louisiana issues stricter burn ban as state responds to sprawling wildfires

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www.wbrz.com – WBRZ Staff – 2023-08-25 10:29:19

SUMMARY: Louisiana has implemented a stricter burn ban that removes exceptions for farmers. The ban, announced by the Department of Agriculture, prohibits all agricultural burning, including prescribed burning, until further notice. The ban order, in effect as of August 25, 2023, imposes criminal and/or civil penalties for violations. Additionally, the Office of Louisiana State Fire Marshal has issued a burn ban order that prohibits all private burning, with no limitations. The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry’s Office of Forestry is prepared to respond to wildfires and can be reached through their emergency hotline or by dialing 911.

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Gumbeaux Gators claim another walk-off win – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Rodrick Anderson – 2024-06-20 23:31:09

SUMMARY: The Lake Charles Gumbeaux Gators secured another walk-off victory, beating the Brazos Valley Bombers 6-5 at Barbe High School. Jake Smith clinched the win with a decisive hit, marking his second walk-off in four games. The Gators, now 10-8, are just half a game behind the Baton Rouge Rougarou in the Texas Collegiate League's Louisiana division. Despite struggling against Bombers' pitcher Bryson Walker, who struck out 11 in eight innings, the Gators mounted a ninth-inning comeback. Parker Morgan pitched four scoreless innings, while Carter Sutton secured the win with 1 1/3 innings of relief.

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Metairie Sprinter hopes to beat the odds at Olympic trials

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www.youtube.com – – 2024-06-20 23:08:31

SUMMARY: Eric Gregory recently clinched his third consecutive NCAA Division 3 National Championship in the 400-meter dash, timing at 45.73 seconds, and secured a spot in the US Olympic trials. Gregory, who is deaf, leverages signals from his coach to prepare for the start. Despite beginning each race at a disadvantage, he remains unfazed and focused. He was a standout athlete in both track and football at East Jefferson and then Gallaudet University, a school for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Gregory is the first student-athlete from Gallaudet to qualify for the Olympic trials, aiming to inspire others through his journey.

Gregory needed to pour everything into performing because he starts every race with a disadvantage, Gregory is deaf. “If you want to do it, you can do it,” he said.

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New Orleans Weather: Small chance for rain Friday, heat returns for the weekend

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www.youtube.com – – 2024-06-20 22:38:54

SUMMARY: The upcoming weather forecast shows upper 90s temperatures, primarily due to upper ridging. Monitoring two tropical areas: one wave currently overland in Mexico may bring rain to parts of Mexico and southern Texas, resembling Alberto's path, and Invest 92, likely moving towards Florida by Saturday, with a 50% chance of organizing into a named storm but posing no threat to the Gulf of Mexico. Winds have subsided inland, and coastal flood advisories are in effect until tomorrow evening. The weekend looks mostly clear with rising temperatures, but rain chances may increase by the end of next week due to an upper trough.

Chief Meteorologist Chris Franklin says there's a light chance for rain on Friday and expect a hot weekend. Rain chances return next week.

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