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Highway hero saves family after SUV rolls, slams into tree

He learned about life and how to conduct himself in a couple of important ways: he was born and raised in Louisiana and he served his country in the military. The 55-year-old truck driver used his training, instincts and quick thinking to save a family of six after they were in a motor vehicle crash on a Texas interstate highway.

This Friday’s celebration elevates the risk of car crashes

This Friday, marijuana enthusiasts will celebrate an informal holiday known as 420. In cannabis culture, April 20 is a day to partake of the substance (typically around 4:20 pm) and rally for legalization. We don’t know of any 420 celebrations scheduled for Lake Charles, but we do know that fragrant clouds will float over observances around the nation.

Louisiana DWI law: tougher than you might think

Everyone has at least a vague understanding that Louisiana's drunk driving laws are among the toughest in the nation, but the details of the specific punishments are often unclear to the average person. Even people who are lifelong residents are often unprepared for the laundry list of harsh punishments a person can face after an arrest for driving while intoxicated.

It's okay to seek compensation after an accident

According to biologists at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, humans have an instinctual desire to cooperate and be polite. Additionally, we want to avoid stigmatized behavior so that we are not ostracized by others. When thinking about social stigmas surrounding personal injury, many people don't consider themselves the "lawsuit type."

Football and concussions at heart of family law dispute

There are certain places that have a certain reverence for and long relationship with the violent art of football. Louisiana is one of them, of course, as are Texas, Oklahoma and the city of Pittsburgh. Faith in the sport has been eroded in recent years with studies showing that professional players suffer concussions and brain injuries at an alarming rate. There is also evidence that the profoundly negative effects of the sport’s violence can even affect college and high school players.

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