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  • LSU students help broadcast first solar eclipse live stream from high-altitude balloon August 18, 2017
    The first ever live broadcast of a solar eclipse from a high-altitude balloon will take place in Illinois by the Louisiana Space Grant Consortium, a NASA based program of LSU students. Professor and Associate Chair of the LSU Physics and Astronomy Department Dr. Dana Browne says by hanging an HD video camera underneath a weather […]
  • Louisiana State Trooper Cadet Class #96 begins training Sunday August 18, 2017
    State Police announces its 96th Cadet Class will begin at the LSP Training Academy this Sunday. For about 20 weeks, thirty-six men and women, hailing from a variety of backgrounds, will officially begin an intensive training regimen. Sgt. Jared Sandifer."While they are training they will go through things such as crash investigation, emergency vehicle operations, […]
  • NO Mayor Mitch Landrieu says he won't push to remove any more statues August 18, 2017
    On WWL radio, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu stated he’s not going to push to remove any more Confederate monuments. Landrieu says taking down the statues of Robert E. Lee, P.G.T. Beauregard, and Jefferson Davis were the right thing to do but removing Andrew Jackson is a step too far. “Andrew Jackson was the president […]
  • Powerball jackpot climbs to $535 million August 18, 2017
    The Powerball jackpot is up to $535 million since no one matched all the numbers in the drawing Wednesday night. Louisiana Lottery spokesperson Dustin Annison says this is the fifth largest jackpot in the history of the game. “It’s very exciting. This is the first time it’s been over $500 million since that record jackpot […]
  • DOTD redesigns interstate barriers amid flood complaints August 18, 2017
    Amid claims a concrete barrier on I-12 worsened flooding last year, the state department of transportation will redesign the walls on new construction projects. DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson says two inch tall openings stretching 12 to 24 inches wide will be put in the walls every so many feet. He says three projects currently underway […]
  • Report: Manning Passing Academy had $1.8M economic impact for Thibodaux August 18, 2017
    The four-day Manning Passing Academy had a $1.8 million economic impact for the Thibodaux area, according to the South Louisiana Economic Council. SLEC President and CEO Vic Lafont says the study looked into how much revenue was generated by the football camp generated for the region. “News, sports, and weather still dominate, and sports is […]
  • Gov Edwards recommends expanding homeowner assistance program August 18, 2017
    Governor John Bel Edwards has recommended expanding the homeowner assistance program to help more flood victims. The proposed changes include boosting rant amounts and including homeowners who had flood insurance. The recommendations go before the recovery board today for approval. Edwards says more people need assistance.“While I’m certainly not satisfied because many homeowners remain outside […]
  • Reminder to make sure to use eye protection when looking at solar eclipse August 18, 2017
    While many people are excited to view the solar eclipse on Monday morning, it’s important not to forget to protect your eyes from the sun’s damaging rays. LSU Health New Orleans retina specialist Maria Reinoso says to look at the eclipse with your eyes, make sure you wear glasses that are ISO 12312-2 certified because […]
  • Charges filed in case of collapsed obstacle at Warrior Dash August 17, 2017
    After months of investigating, charges have been filed in the case of an obstacle that collapsed at a Warrior Dash in St. Francisville. Chief Deputy Brant Thompson with the state fire marshal’s office says twenty people were injured when the Diesel Dome collapsed. “The Diesel Dome was not constructed according to the line drawings provided […]
  • 2-year-old Kentwood toddler dies when running into street after church August 17, 2017
    State Police say a 2-year-old child has died after being run over by a vehicle in Tangipahoa Parish. Trooper Dustin Dwight says, around 8:30 last night, a large choir group from Mt. Canaan Missionary Baptist had just gotten out of church and were standing in the parking lot."As they were doing so, a 2-year-old child […]
  • Gov Edwards meets with House Speaker to discuss fiscal cliff August 17, 2017
    Budget talks are ongoing among legislative and business leaders in the state. Governor John Bel Edwards has met with business owners around the state, as well as House Speaker Taylor Barras, to find a way to fill a $1.1 billion budget gap when temporary taxes expire next year. He called yesterday’s meeting with Barras a […]
  • Tom Benson's Dixie Beer hitting more shelves along the Gulf South August 17, 2017
    Michelle Southern reporting. Tom Benson’s Dixie Beer is entering new markets all across the Gulf South area, and now residents in Lafayette and Baton Rouge will be able to enjoy Louisiana’s iconic brew. Ben Hales is the Senior Vice President of the Saints and Pelicans and is helping Benson oversee operations of the century-old Dixie Beer […]
  • John White to stay on as state Education Superintendent August 17, 2017
    Council for a Better Louisiana President Barry Erwin says we now know that Superintendent of Education John White had no reason to worry about his job. White received a 3 out of four rating from BESE, which is considered effective and proficient. Erwin says clearly there are those who wanted White to lose his job.“They’ve […]
  • Gov Edwards: David Duke does not represent Louisiana August 16, 2017
    During his monthly call-in radio show, Governor John Bel Edwards expressed his disappointment that former-KKK leader and state representative David Duke is once again making national headlines. He says he doesn’t want Louisiana to be colored by that bigotry because Duke does not represent our state.  “Everybody that knows much about him knows he’s from […]
  • LDR reminds some taxpayers to claim tax refunds before Sept. 6th August 16, 2017
    The state Department of Revenue is reminding some taxpayers to claim tax refunds before it’s too late. LDR sent letters to about 9,500 taxpayers advising them to claim their state income tax refunds before they are transferred to the Unclaimed Property Division. Spokesperson Byron Henderson says those who received a letter have until September 6th […]
  • Shot LDWF agent returns to work August 16, 2017
    A Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agent is back at work after being shot in the line of duty in January. Twenty-five-year-old Tyler Wheeler of Monroe was shot four times while conducting a traffic stop in Morehouse Parish. Wheeler says doctors told him he recovered extremely fast given the injuries he had. “I jetted […]
  • BESE to discuss job status of Ed. Superintendent John White August 16, 2017
    BESE meets behind closed doors to discuss the job status of state Education Superintendent John White. Board member Kathy Edmonston of Gonzales says she would like the entire panel to vote to whether or not White stays in the position he’s held since 2012. White appeared on Talk Louisiana to talk about this upcoming meeting. […]
  • Gas prices leveling off, may drop more August 16, 2017
    After peaking over the last couple of weeks, gasoline prices appear to be leveling off, according to GasBuddy. Patrick DeHaan with GasBuddy says this is good news for drivers. He says prices have peaked for the short term and are now moving back down again. “In fact Louisiana prices today are about a penny and […]
  • ACLU of LA sends letter to LSP after man cited for flipping off trooper August 16, 2017
    The ACLU of Louisiana has sent a letter to Louisiana State Police Superintendent Col. Kevin Reeves after a man was ticketed for flipping off a state trooper on I-20 near Rayville. Executive Director Marjorie Esman says the man was charged with felony public intimidation. “Somebody was driving and he flipped off the trooper, and he […]
  • Acadia Parish family desperate to find person who shot and killed their three-legged dog August 15, 2017
    The Humane Society of Louisiana is trying to find the person responsible for shooting a beloved three-legged family dog in Acadia Parish. Director Jeff Dorson says Jack, a Schnauzer mix, had left his yard and wandered off."And then subsequently found him not longer after with a bullet wound that had gone through the back of […]
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