Minden Press-Herald

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Jul 31st

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FDA allowing 15-year-olds with ID to buy morning-after pill over the counter

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a surprise twist to the decade-plus effort to ease access to morning-after pills, the government is lowering the age limit to 15 for one brand — Plan B One-Step — and will let it be sold over the counter.

Today, Plan B and its generic competition are sold behind pharmacy counters, and people must prove they're 17 or older to buy the emergency contraception without a prescription. A federal judge had ordered an end to those sales restrictions by next Monday.

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US/World News

Family will claim older Boston bombing suspect's body, uncle says

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Relatives of the dead suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing will claim his body now that his wife has agreed to release it, an uncle said as offi...

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State News

2 removed from Monroe superintendent mix

MONROE (AP) — The Monroe City School Board will not interview educational consultant Mary Guinn and Lafourche Parish Schools Supervisor Charles Michel for the position or...

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Local News

Angola 5 trial judge to rule on inmate statement

ST. FRANCISVILLE, (AP) — The judge presiding over the Angola 5 first-degree murder cases is expected to rule by Friday whether to throw out an inmate's statement against ...

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Law Enforcement

Police Blotter: April 22-28

The following arrests were made by Minden Police the week of April 22 through April 28.

April 22

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Local News

Local vet to host second phase of shots

All dogs and cats three months old and older must be vaccinated by a veterinarian as prescribed by Webster Parish and Louisiana law. If you maintain a pet in Webster Pari...

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Local News

Popeyes opening Wednesday

Popeyes opening Wednesday

Staff training is underway as Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits on Homer Road will be opening their doors for business on Wednesday, May 1.

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