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Injured alligator shuts down traffic on Louisiana Highway 1
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — When early-morning drivers in one Louisiana community confronted a four-legged road hazard, it ended tragically for the nearly 11-foot alligator.
The Caddo Parish sheriff's office says a passer-by notified them around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday that the animal was in the middle of the road and its tail had been run over by an 18-wheeler. Trappers said the reptile was 10 feet, 11 inches long and weighed 400 pounds.
Traffic was diverted for about an hour as Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries crews and a nuisance trapper worked to remove the gator. State wildlife Sgt. Patrick Staggs says the alligator could not be saved and was put down on the scene.
Those who reported getting the ideal amount of moderate to vigorous physical activity were about 24 percent less likely to develop hypertension.
BY ANDREW M. SEAMAN, REUTERS
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. PROGRESS MADE TO AVERT GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN
A major hurdle is overcome when Trump signals he would put off his demand that the measure include money to build his border wall with Mexico.
2. ARKANSAS PERFORMS DOUBLE EXECUTION
After going nearly 12 years without executing an inmate, the state now has executed three in a few days — including two in one night.
3. HOW GLOBE VIEWS TRUMP'S PRESIDENCY 100 DAYS IN
People from Pyongyang, Damascus, Tehran, Mogadishu, Moscow, Tel Aviv, the West Bank, Berlin and Mexico City weigh in as the U.S. president nears that initial milestone.
4. WHERE A COURT SERVES AS MODEL FOR TRUMP PLANS
While most immigrants entering the U.S. illegally are simply deported, a court in Del Rio, Texas, prosecutes them.
5. NORTH KOREA MARKS ARMY'S FOUNDING WITH TENSIONS HIGH
No nuclear tests or ballistic missiles have been fired yet, but Pyongyang holds major live-fire drills off its eastern coast on this important anniversary... MORE
Shreveport HIV/AIDS Call to Action:
Half of black, quarter of Latino gay men projected to be diagnosed within their lifetime. Heterosexuals not immune.
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