Embera NeuroTherapeutics Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company developing novel treatments for cocaine, nicotine and other addictions, announced Tuesday that it has received an $11.1 million, three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has delayed a drawdown of Lake Bistineau, originally scheduled for July 25 until Monday, Aug. 15, to provide additional time for recreational use and removal of watercraft in advance of low water conditions.
United States District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. presided over the bench trial, which started Monday and ended Wednesday. According to evidence presented at trial, Smith began conversing with a 14- year-old female from Texas over an Internet dating service in June of 2015.
Although the suspect managed to elude capture, it was learned that a portion of man's devious deed was captured on surveillance. The surveillance video was released to the media, which ultimately led to him being identified as 43-year-old Charles Phillips Jr.
The deputies are from the CPSO Patrol Division and are all members of the Task Force which provides mutual aid across the state in the event of emergencies. They will assist the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office with patrol duties through at least Monday.
“I can’t imagine the mental and emotional distress that a family experiences after losing a child due to hyperthermia from being left unattended in a hot vehicle. Yet, this unfortunate tragedy can happen to any of us,” said Dr. Dana R. Hunter, Executive Director of the Louisiana Children’s Trust Fund.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has scheduled a drawdown of Lake Bistineau (Webster, Bossier and Bienville parishes) for giant salvinia control, organic reduction and fish habitat improvement. The drawdown is designed to reduce the further expansion of salvinia as summertime temperatures promote maximum growth.
The National Weather Service announced this week that “dangerously hot and humid conditions are expected this week across a large portion of the nation.” Parts of east Texas, eastern Oklahoma and northern Louisiana, along with much of Arkansas, are currently under a heat advisory.