Louisiana loves its Cajun heritage, but that same lineage makes them more susceptible to carry the Tay-Sachs gene. About one in 27 Cajuns test positive for carrying the gene, but that doesn't mean all 27 have Tay-Sachs.
The new 1 percent sales tax the City Council voted on kicks in this week at the Mall St. Vincents in Shreveport.
The tax is expected to help pay for a major renovation to the mall which will cost around 16-million dollars.
Aaron James, 60, a 2012 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame member and a member of the Grambling Legends Sports Hall of Fame, is assuming the role of interim athletics director at Grambling State University, effective Monday.