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  • Furor over French fries for McDonald's in Venezuela

    January 7, 2015 3:48 PM

    CARACAS, Venezuela - McDonald's is finding itself under fire in Venezuela both for not selling French fries - and for selling them. Hours after the Associated Press reported that McDonald's had run out of fries at Venezuelan franchises, state-sponsored television network Telesur posted a story headlined "McDonald's Joins Economic War... more »
  • WBR struggles to find teachers before school starts check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 25, 2014 6:12 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE - School starts just weeks from now, and one parish is struggling to find teachers. West Baton Rouge School officials said they're short by 42 teacher. Most of the vacancies are also in specialty positions that aren't easily filled, like math, science, reading, and special education.... more »
  • Many without gas due to record cold temps check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 7, 2014 5:52 PM

    ZACHARY - Record breaking temperatures are taking their toll on Zachary's gas pipelines. Residents are experiencing low gas pressure throughout the city. Mayor David Amrhein said it's from a combination of the cold and meeting the demand of a growing city. Some Zachary residents went without heat, hot water,... more »
  • Congress approves bill to avert helium shortage

    September 26, 2013 2:58 PM

    WASHINGTON- Congress has moved to avert an impending shutdown of the federal helium reserve, a key supplier of the lighter-than-air gas used in a products ranging from party balloons to MRI machines. The Federal Helium Program, which provides about 42 percent of the nation's helium from a storage site in... more »
  • Shrimp shortage driving up prices

    August 30, 2013 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A shortage in the global shrimp market is rapidly driving up local prices. A disease which kills prawns has hit shrimp markets overseas, reducing the overall supply and driving up prices around the globe. In July federal fisheries officials also predicted a below-average brown shrimp... more »
  • Report: La. has too few dentists for its residents

    June 25, 2013 4:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new national report says Louisiana has one of the worst dentist shortages in the nation. The analysis, released Tuesday by the Pew Charitable Trusts, comes as the state Department of Health and Hospitals is slashing reimbursement rates paid to dentists through the Medicaid program with the... more »
  • Shortage in Lake Pontchartrain bedevils crabbers

    June 8, 2013 5:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Crabbers are having a hard time finding their prey in Lake Pontchartrain. Fishermen and seafood dealers offer varying theories to WVUE-TV as to why the brackish lake is not the crab "factory" that it historically has been. Some blame the BP PLC oil spill or chemicals used... more »
  • LSP trooper shortage part of budget talks check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 20, 2013 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson says there is a need for a new cadet academy to fill the ranks. Edmonson told a budget review committee that is hard to plan while the state's money problems continue. Edmonson told the Louisiana House Appropriations Committee that there were... more »
  • Local law agencies notice ammo shortage Play Video

    January 14, 2013 5:52 PM

    GONZALES - Officers at the Gonzales Police Department are part of a growing group nationwide dealing with an ammunition shortage. "The manufacturers that are supplying to law enforcers are also supplying to the local retailers. With that being said, It's a basic economy test supply and demand," said Sgt.... more »
  • Sandy leads to Thanksgiving rental car shortage

    November 20, 2012 10:45 AM

    NEW YORK - Thanksgiving travelers who have yet to rent a car in the Northeast are out of luck: Superstorm Sandy has created a shortage. The storm has damaged thousands of cars - including those owned by rental companies. The loss of vehicles has been compounded by rising demand.... more »
  • Adderall shortage reaches Baton Rouge

    November 2, 2011 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The nationwide Adderall shortage has hit Baton Rouge and its surrounding areas. Bill Bonnette is a pharmacist at Bolton Pharmacy in Baton Rouge. He's having trouble keeping the ADHD medication in stock. He says,"We get numerous calls every day with people looking for Adderall." Adderrall... more »
  • Baton Rouge PD facing shortage of officers

    March 20, 2011 3:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Interim Baton Rouge Police Chief Charles Mondrick is asking city leaders for $3 million to train 32 new cadets because his law enforcement agency faces a significant officer shortage. Mayor-President Kip Holden said he'll have to wait several months to see if money will be available. ... more »
  • Health overhaul likely to strain doctor shortage

    March 29, 2010 5:22 AM

    Primary care physicians already are in short supply in parts of the country, and with the new health overhaul law, newly insured patients will put an extra strain on the supply. Only 30 percent of U.S. doctors currently practice primary care, and 65 million people live in areas designated as... more »
  • Cold weather leads to tomato shortage

    March 5, 2010 5:59 PM

    Tomato prices are soaring because growers lost 70 percent of their crop during a recent cold snap. The average wholesale price is double what it was at this time last year. Sandwich shop owner Inga Kim isn't sacrificing tomatoes to save money. She's paying nearly $40 for a... more »
  • Seasonal flu shots in short supply

    November 10, 2009 4:39 PM

    State health officials said demand for seasonal flu shots has been greater than expected this year, and it has resulted in mass vaccination clinics being postponed. The first was supposed to be held Friday at the East Baton Rouge Parish Health Unit, but it's been cancelled. State Health... more »

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