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  • ULM political science professor looks at President Trump's first 100 days April 29, 2017
    President Donald Trump has reached 100 days in office, but what does that mean for Louisiana? ULM political science professor Dr. Joshua Stockley says Mr. Trump’s first 100 days in office have been turbulent and unorthodox. He says there’s been very little direct policy change at the federal level under the new administration. “I don’t […]
  • LSU beats Bama 7-4 to clinch series victory April 29, 2017
    Greg Deichmann had a career-high four hits and Jared Poche (7-3) won his first game in April to help LSU beat Alabama 7-4 to clinch a series victory over the Crimson Tide. Poche's 34th career victory wasn't his best performance, as he allowed 4 runs in 5.2 innings, but relievers Zack Hess and Hunter Newman kept […]
  • Gov. Edwards breaks ground on $274 million converting and logistics center in Monroe April 28, 2017
    Governor John Bel Edwards along with DHL and Graphic Packaging International broke ground on a 1.27 million-square-foot folding carton plant and logistics center outside of Monroe. The expansion is estimated to be about 274 million dollars. “GPI and DHL supply chain will make a combined $154 million capital investment in this location right here for […]
  • Saturday is Election Day in Louisiana April 28, 2017
    Many folks aren't aware, but Saturday is an election day in Louisiana. Voters in 46 parishes will be deciding on vacancies in the state House, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal and the Lake Charles Mayor's office. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says there is also a big Senate race."District 6 which is the Troy […]
  • Universities could be required to make plan to prevent unplanned pregnancy April 28, 2017
    Universities would be required to make an action plan to prevent unplanned teen pregnancies, under a proposal approved by the Senate Education Committee. New Orleans Senator Wesley Bishop spent decades working in higher education. He says he’s talked with many young women who dropped out of school for so-called medical reasons. “When I talked to […]
  • ULM looking to bring medical school to Monroe April 28, 2017
    Northeast Louisiana could become the future home of a new medical school. University of Louisiana Monroe President Dr. Nick Bruno says the university is actively engaged in discussions with a private medical school they hope to partner with, but they still have to work out a lot of details. “They have certain things for their […]
  • House approves bill to allow students to bring sunscreen to school April 28, 2017
    The House overwhelmingly approved a measure to allow children to bring sunscreen to school and apply it themselves. It would also allow parents to designate someone at the school to help their children put on the sunblock. The lone dissenting vote came from Baton Rouge Representative Patricia Smith, who raised concerns about teachers putting lotion […]
  • Jazz Fest kicks off in New Orleans April 28, 2017
    Music lovers from all over the country are gathering in New Orleans for the Jazz & Heritage Festival that kicks off today. Producer Quint Davis says they have 580 musical acts over a two-weekend period. Harry Connick Junior, Maroon 5, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are headliners this weekend and 2nd weekend performers are just […]
  • Drug called ‘pink’ has made its way to Bayou State and is more potent than heroin April 28, 2017
    A new drug called ‘pink’ is hitting the streets in Louisiana and is more deadly than heroin. East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Dr. Beau Clark says pink is a synthetic opioid combined with Fentanyl. He says this drug has all of the same effects as heroin. “Causing respiratory depression, CNS depression, ultimately leading to death […]
  • Two LSU Tigers selected in the Top 10, Saints take talented CB April 28, 2017
    For the first time since 2007, two LSU players were selected within the first six picks of the NFL draft. Running back Leonard Fournette was the fourth overall selection to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Two picks later, the New York Jets took safety Jamal Adams. In 2007, LSU also had two players taken within the first six […]
  • Tigers take series opener vs Alabama April 28, 2017
    Before the LSU players boarded the bus for Tuscaloosa, they made it known that it's now time for this team to start stacking victories. They lived up to that promise on Thursday with a 8-2 win over Alabama. The victory improves the Tigers record to 11-8 in the SEC, while the Crimson Tide falls to a […]
  • U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy supportive of President Trump's tax plan April 27, 2017
    US Senator Bill Cassidy says President Donald Trump's tax reform plan will simplify the tax code, create jobs and incentivize investment and growth. Cassidy says he likes that Trump is engaged and following through with his campaign promises. “Part of that is tax reform, whatever the outline of the plan is, it’s clear he wants […]
  • Destrehan teacher accused of sleeping with student still facing legal trouble April 27, 2017
    The former Destrehan High School teacher who allegedly had sex with a 16-year-old student isn’t out of the woods yet. Shelley Dufrense was found not guilty of carnal knowledge of a juvenile in Jefferson Parish, but the victim’s family has a civil suit pending in St. Charles Parish against the 34-year-old. Legal analyst Tim Meche […]
  • Webster Parish Sheriff's Office raids three alleged dog fighting operations April 27, 2017
    Authorities in Webster Parish have raided three alleged dogfighting rings and rescued over 30 dogs. Anna Ware is with an Altanta based group called Norred and Associates and they investigate animal cruelty cases. She says they received a report on their anonymous dogfighting tip line about an operation in North Louisiana so they contacted the […]
  • Senate approves bill to give parole eligibility to juvenile killers April 27, 2017
    A bill to provide parole eligibility for juveniles convicted of murder has been approved by the state Senate. Baton Rouge Senator Dan Claitor says his proposal would bring Louisiana in line with a 2012 Supreme Court decision that prohibits juvenile offenders from receiving life sentences without parole. The measure would provide parole eligibility after 25 […]
  • House committee approves bills to include more couples in domestic abuse laws April 27, 2017
    Two bills approved by the House Criminal Justice Committee seek to extend domestic violence protections to more Louisiana couples. One proposal by Harvey Representative Patrick Connick would include same sex couples in domestic abuse laws. Baton Rouge Representative Denise Marcelle supports the measure. “I think it’s important that we treat everybody the same, regardless of […]
  • Festival International de Louisiane underway in Lafayette April 27, 2017
    The Festival International de Louisiane is underway in Lafayette, and festivalgoers are lining up to enjoy the festivities from all over the world. Kelly Strenge with the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Bureau says there will be entertainers from as far away as Europe and Africa. “All the stages are open, and all the food booths […]
  • Two teachers arrested in St. Landry Parish for bullying student April 27, 2017
    Authorities in St. Landry Parish have arrested two Washington Elementary School teachers for allegedly bullying a student. Sheriff Bobby Guidroz says the received reports from a parent that 44-year-old Ann Shelvin would tell her 11-year-old student to fight her classmates or Shelvin would fail her. “Ann Shelvin is the teacher that instigated, initiated all of […]
  • Louisiana infrastructure receives D+ rating April 27, 2017
    Louisiana’s roads, bridges and drinking water receives a D+ rating on the 2017 Report Card for Louisiana Infrastructure produced by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Executive Director of the Report Card project, Dr. Kam Movassaghi says the state’s infrastructure needs immediate attention. “Frankly, it is embarrassing. A grade of D means the system does […]
  • Public school corporal punishment ban heads to House floor April 26, 2017
    The House Education Committee advances a measure that would ban corporal punishment of any kind in public schools. House Bill 497 is by Shreveport Representative Barbara Norton who says there is no proof that spanking a student has actually worked at changing behavior."In the study that was done, the same students that were paddled in […]
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