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February 2018 Archives

Which Louisiana city has the state's highest divorce rate?

If you drive east of Lake Charles on Interstate 10 for a little more than three hours, you will come to the divorce capital of Louisiana: Westwego. The Jefferson Parish town sits on the banks of the Mississippi river with a divorced population of 19.3 percent, according to a recent news article.

Study: Drowsy drivers in 10 percent of all car crashes

Because Interstates 210 and 10 go through Lake Charles, we are often a stopping place for drivers from Florida on their way to Arizona, or vice versa, and for drivers from Alabama and Mississippi on their way to Texas or New Mexico. There are many other permutations of starting points and destinations, of course.

Crowd safety tips for Mardi Gras celebrations

As the end of Mardi Gras nears and Shrove Tuesday approaches, the final parades and events are in full swing. Music and event venues swell to beyond capacity and maximum occupancy limitations are often ignored. Caught up in the fun of the festivities, patrons are not concerned with swelling crowds. But overcrowding in bars and other establishments can make safe exits nearly impossible in the event of an emergency.

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