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  • Johnny's Pizza founder dies at 77 June 28, 2017
    It’s a sad day in north Louisiana, as the beloved founder of the West Monroe-based Johnny’s Pizza House franchise has died. Johnny Huntsman passed away this morning at the age of 77. The company says he’s been suffering from Alzheimer’s. His brother Chester Huntsman says Johnny’s positive and encouraging attitude is what sparked the business […]
  • All suspects in French Quarter robbery and beating now in custody June 28, 2017
    The New Orleans Police Department now has in custody all four suspects accused in the brutal attack and robbery in the French Quarter that was captured on a now-viral video. 21-year-old Dejuan Paul, and 18-year-old Joshua Simmons had surrendered previously.Commander Nicholas Gernon says 20-year-old Rashaad Piper was located by cops at a business last night, […]
  • National Safety Council ranks Louisiana 10th safest state June 28, 2017
    Louisiana is the tenth safest state in the nation, according to a first of its kind report from the National Safety Council. President and CEO Deborah Hersman says the state received an overall grade of C, but no state was awarded an overall A grade. Louisiana did receive an A in the road safety category. […]
  • Driver's ed courses to teach how to handle traffic stops June 28, 2017
    Governor John Bel Edwards signs into law measures aimed at keeping both motorists and police officers safe during a traffic stop. One of the new laws set to go into effect August 1 is by Plaquemine Representative Chad Brown and it requires driver’s education courses to teach soon to be drivers about what to do […]
  • New savings program aims to help people with disabilities June 28, 2017
    The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance and the State Treasurer’s Office launch a new savings program to help people with disabilities. Tyana Dequana with LOSFA says the LA ABLE program enables people with disabilities to put money aside for future expenses. “This allows you to save for things like your education, your employment training, […]
  • LSU can't cash in on late inning opportunities; Florida wins national title June 28, 2017
    By Jeff PalermoLSU had two great scoring opportunities in the 7th and 8th innings and failed to score, while Florida put the game away with a four-run 8th inning to beat the Tigers 6-1. It's the first national championship in baseball for the Gators, while it's the first time LSU appeared in the finals of […]
  • LSMSA renamed to honor late state lawmaker June 27, 2017
    Jimmy D. Long Sr. Louisiana School of Math, Science, and the Arts is the new official name of the Natchitoches high school, as the governor signed the bill adding the name of the late state lawmaker to the school’s title. Delhi Senator Francis Thompson authored the legislation. He says it’s not a big change, but […]
  • Gov Edwards vetoes bill to protect freedom of expression on college campuses June 27, 2017
    Governor John Bel Edwards vetoes a bill to provide freedom of expression on college campuses. In his veto message, Edwards said the legislation by Alexandria Representative Lance Harris was a solution in search of a problem. But Harris says freedom of speech is under siege on many college campuses around the country. “This is an […]
  • Should smoking age be 21? West Monroe lawmaker asks state to find out June 27, 2017
    Michelle Southern reporting. A House Resolution out of the recent legislative session calls for the State Health Department to study the feasibility of increasing the age to purchase tobacco products to 21. It’s by West Monroe Representative Frank Hoffman who says one of the things they want the state to examine is the impact of being […]
  • Lawyers representing Alton Sterling's children file wrongful death lawsuit June 27, 2017
    By Jeff PalermoLawyers representing Alton Sterling's children have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Baton Rouge, it's police department and police chief and the two white police officers who were involved in last summer's fatal shooting of the black man. Attorney Chris Stewart says a culture of racial bias among Baton Rouge cops fueled the […]
  • Fourth of July gas prices lowest since 2005 June 27, 2017
    This year’s Fourth of July gas prices are the lowest since 2005. Senior petroleum analyst Patrick Dehaan with GasBuddy.com says prices have been sliding over the last few weeks. He says believe it or not, prices at the pump are lower now than they were on January 1. “That’s something you almost never see, gas […]
  • Community Coffee launches new LSU blend June 27, 2017
    Tiger fans will soon have a new brew of their own, as Louisiana’s own Community Coffee gears up to launch an LSU Blend full-bodied special dark roast coffee. Community Coffee spokesperson Jodi Conachen says the Baton Rouge based company wanted to honor its roots. She says fans of the purple and gold will love the […]
  • Edwards administration concerned about Senate healthcare bill June 27, 2017
    The Republican Senate healthcare bill has the Edwards administration very concerned about the future of healthcare in Louisiana. State Health Secretary Dr. Rebekah Gee says if passed as is, the bill would result in up to 500,000 Louisianans losing their insurance. “It cuts costs on the backs of working poor folks who have gotten the […]
  • Tigers fall behind can't catch up and drop Game 1 of the CWS June 27, 2017
    By Jeff PalermoA three-run 4th inning by Florida proved to be to much for LSU as the Gators held on for a 4-3 victory to take Game 1 of the best three series. Florida is now one win away from its first national championship. All three runs in the 4th inning were charged against LSU starting […]
  • EBR coroner says long way to go to address opioid epidemic June 27, 2017
    Even after lawmakers passed two laws aimed at addressing the state’s opioid epidemic, experts say more can be done to solve the growing problem. East Baton Rouge Parish coroner Dr. Beau Clark says the new laws are phase one, which is to stop creating new addicts by limiting opioid prescriptions. But he says many people […]
  • One arrest made in French Quarter beating and robbery June 26, 2017
    A tourist visiting New Orleans is in critical condition after a brutal beating during a robbery in the French Quarter and New Orleans Police have announced the arrest of one of the suspects. Authorities say 21-year-old Dejuan Paul turned himself in. Police say Paul is the one seen in the video hitting of the victims […]
  • Father, son cited for killing Louisiana black bear June 26, 2017
    A father and son have been cited for killing a Louisiana black bear in Iberia Parish. Adam Einck with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says agents found the bear shot to death in November of 2015. He says the bullet was pulled from the bear during a necropsy. “Fast forward about two months […]
  • LSU AgCenter receives grant to study honebees June 26, 2017
    The LSU AgCenter receives nearly one million dollars from the USDA for honeybee research. Entomologist Kristen Healy says any given year there’s higher than normal losses in honeybee colonies, and many studies look at what stressors contributes to these losses. One factor they’ll look at is the mite population in the hives. She says Varroa […]
  • Student fees are going up at most UL schools, but it's the lowest fee hike in a decade June 26, 2017
    Universities within the UL system will see their lowest fee increase in a decade, as their Board of Supervisors approved a hike of less than three percent for the nine public colleges. Fee increases range from $98 to $212. UL System president Dr. Jim Henderson says Louisiana still ranks dead last in total resources per […]
  • Small insect causing catastrophic damage to vegetation in Mississippi River Delta June 26, 2017
    A small insect, commonly referred to as Phragmites or the Roseau Cane Mealy Bug is causing extensive damage to Roseau cane in southern Plaquemines Parish. LSU Ag Center entomologist Rodrigo Diaz says over 100-thousand acres of the cane in the wetlands in the Mississippi River Delta have been affected by this bug. He says this […]
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