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“The drug killing everyone is fentanyl” | More than a 1,000 deadly overdoses across Orleans Parish i

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www.youtube.com – – 2023-08-31 22:49:01

SUMMARY: Across the state of Orleans, there have been close to 1000 overdoses in a two-year period, with the majority resulting in death due to fentanyl. The drug is described as deadly, and three corners in the area have had to inform hundreds of families about their loved ones' fentanyl overdose deaths. The drug, which depresses the respiratory system, has seen over 1000 deaths in two years in Orleans Parish alone, appearing in 95% of drug overdoses. Fentanyl overdoses are increasing more in the black community. Additionally, there are concerns about a new class of even more potent drugs called nitazines. The DEA seized a significant amount of fentanyl-laced pills and powder in recent years, with most of the drug being trafficked into the US from Mexico and China.

According to Jefferson Parish Coroner Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich, it only takes a few grains of fentanyl, as big as salt grains to kill someone.

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Rougarou catch Gators in late innings – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Rodrick Anderson – 2024-06-13 23:27:44

SUMMARY: The Baton Rouge Rougarou defeated the Lake Charles Gumbeaux Gators 8-2 in a Texas Collegiate League game on Thursday. The game, played at Barbe High School, saw the Gators' first home run of the season, but the Rougarou pulled ahead in the top of the eighth inning with a bases-clearing double by Clayton Pourciau. The Gators' Reagan Weilblinger struggled, loading the bases before Pourciau's decisive hit. The Gators are now 2-4 in their last six games and will play the Rougarou again in Baton Rouge. Ethan Oceguera pitched well in relief for the Gators, while Matthew Bienvenu earned the win for the Rougarou.

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LA Tech football crashes summer with annual Women’s Clinic | KTVE

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www.myarklamiss.com – Jeremy Bryant – 2024-06-13 22:49:59

SUMMARY: Louisiana Tech Football hosted its third annual Women's Clinic, allowing participants a behind-the-scenes look at the sport, including learning plays, weight room routines, and field drills. Defensive lineman Jessie Evans expressed joy in engaging with the community, emphasizing the importance of making participants feel special. Head coach Sonny Cumbie highlighted the program's focus on building connections through active participation and community involvement. Proceeds from the event were donated to Wiggin' Out, supporting cancer patients. The clinic aims to strengthen community ties not just on campus, but throughout Northeast Louisiana, demonstrating the team's commitment to outreach.

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Thursday 10 PM Tropical update: Invest 90 low chance of development, potential for next week

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www.youtube.com – – 2024-06-13 22:29:50

SUMMARY: Chief meteorologist Chris Franklin reports that tropical moisture is bringing significant rainfall to South Florida, though no organized systems are present. An “invest” near Charleston has a low chance of developing. While there's currently nothing in the Bay of Campeche, early next week might see development as a wave from the Eastern Pacific moves over Mexico into the Bay. Over the weekend, no significant weather events are expected, but a potential system could later decrease rain chances by diverting moisture away. Franklin notes a trend towards less rain and anticipates a few very hot days ahead.

WWL Louisiana Chief Meteorologist Chris Franklin says Invest 90L has a low-end chance of development. The lack of moisture could decrease our rain chances.

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