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8:59am

Tue August 7, 2012
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Operation Military Kids camp bonds Louisiana teens

Madison Donnelly shoots video for an awareness campaign about the Operation Military Kids program.

Twenty teens from military families across Louisiana participated in a new leadership camp expressly for teenagers, put on by the LSU AgCenter's 4-H Youth Development program. Half of the teens came from central Louisiana. One activity involved making videos aimed at raising public awareness of military kids.

10:01am

Fri August 3, 2012
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East Texas not immune to sex trafficking, conference under way

Det. Christopher Baughman heads the Human Trafficking Task Force for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. He's author of "Off the Street."

The Women's Center of East Texas is hosting a conference exploring the exploitation of youth and young adults. Brooke Wyatt, the center's nonresidential projects director, says Houston is a major hub for trafficking and that spills over into East Texas and Louisiana. She says three youth were recently rescued in the Longview area. The conference is titled "The Exploitation of Our Society." It's set for Friday, Aug. 3, at Fellowship Bible Church in Longview.

9:29am

Mon July 30, 2012
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LSU Shreveport attracts students with 'free ride' incentive

LSU Shreveport hosts its 2011 welcome week activities outside the University Center.
LSU Shreveport

Prospective students of LSU Shreveport have until Wednesday to apply to the school to be considered for the Free Ride scholarship program for fall semester. The incentive that launched in November covers tuition at LSUS, when combined with the state-funded merit scholarship known as TOPS. LSUS officials say about half of the students admitted for fall have been offered a free ride scholarship, and the program could be credited for stabilizing enrollment.

8:34am

Tue July 24, 2012
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Female attack chopper pilot to speak in El Dorado

The first African-American female combat aviator in U.S. history, Vernice Armour, will fold her military lessons into a motivational speech set for Wednesday, July 25, at 7 p.m., at El Dorado Conference Center. Armour's appearance is part of the South Arkansas Community College lecture series. It's free and open to the public.

11:25am

Mon July 23, 2012
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Shreveport yoga instructor offers silent yoga to children

Shreveport yoga instructor Farida Hamza will teach an after school silent yoga program at Hamilton/Caddo Branch library in Shreveport beginning Aug. 14. Hamza earned her certification to teach silent yoga in April. Silent or visual yoga is not just for people who are deaf. She says silence has therapeutic qualities as part of any yoga practice.

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