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  • U.S. Rep. Abraham says Edwards suffers from a 'lack of trust' February 20, 2018
    North Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham made no bones about his intentions to take a hard look at running for Governor. On the day when Governor John Bel Edwards took center stage at the capitol and opened the special legislative session, Abraham decided to take a swipe at his potential opponent while speaking to the Baton […]
  • I-10 Bridge at Lake Charles construction to start February 20, 2018
    The State Transportation Department will soon begin work on the I-10 bridge in Lake Charles. DOTD spokesperson Rodney Mallett says they will replace the expansion joints on the bridge starting March 3rd, initially closing one eastbound lane. The bridge is nearly 60 years old. He says this work on I-10 is part of a large […]
  • Edwards calls for bipartisan grand bargain in legislature February 20, 2018
    Governor John Bel Edwards addressed the legislature, calling on the state’s governing body to put party politics aside to fix the impending fiscal cliff that triggers July 1st after a series of sales taxes expire. If no deal is struck, TOPS, higher Ed, and healthcare would see massive cuts. Edwards says it’s time to put […]
  • Three arrests made after threats made to Tangipahoa schools February 19, 2018
    Three teens have been arrested in connection with two alleged social media threats made against Tangipahoa Parish Schools. Sheriff Daniel Edwards says a 17-year-old female and another juvenile are charged in spreading a post that said, “Don’t go to school Monday. A school shooting is going to happen and they are warning everyone.” Edwards says […]
  • State Senate Democrats unveil fiscal cliff solution February 19, 2018
    The Senate Democratic Caucus offers a solution on solving the one-billion dollar shortfall. Chairman Troy Carter proposes compressing income tax brackets, removing sales tax exemptions that benefit some businesses and expand the sales tax base, so certain services are taxed. “The more we balance this across the board the less people individually have to hurt.” […]
  • State Police taking social media threats against schools seriously February 19, 2018
    Three Louisiana schools have received social media threats, with Ville Platte under lockdown due to one received this morning. Dutchtown and Ponchatoula High School were threatened in social media over the weekend. The Dutchtown threat was made by a former student living in another state. State Police Major Doug Cain says in light of the […]
  • Special session kicks off today February 19, 2018
    The special session kicks off today to address a one-billion dollar shortfall. Legislators have until March 7th to find a fix to the looming fiscal cliff or else cuts will occur in the areas of higher education and health care. Council for a Better Louisiana President Barry Erwin says the governor has talked privately with […]
  • Lawmakers return to Baton Rouge to address budget woes February 18, 2018
    Governor Edwards and state lawmakers return to Baton Rouge Monday for a special session to find a solution to the looming fiscal cliff that threatens to gut popular programs like TOPS. The governor is seeking tax reform, and Republicans want spending reductions.  Erath Representative Blake Miguez says the GOP caucus is demanding the creation of […]
  • Tough start to the season for the Tigers on the baseball diamond February 18, 2018
    It's just one weekend during a long baseball season, but it was still not a good one as Notre Dame left Baton Rouge for the cold Midwest with a series victory over the 16th ranked LSU Tigers. On Sunday, LSU once again did not have good starting pitching and they failed to string hits together offensively in […]
  • LSU President warns lawmakers not to wait to pass a budget February 18, 2018
    Springtime is acceptance letter season for most college bound high school students, and the state’s budget uncertainty is causing many to rethink whether they want to attend school in Louisiana. LSU president F. King Alexander is calling on legislators to find a budget solution that funds higher ed and TOPS by the end of the […]
  • Americans drown in credit card debt February 18, 2018
    Many Americans are swimming in debt and getting in deeper than ever. One report suggests total household debt has risen to 13-trillion-dollars for 2017. Louisiana appears to be America's capital of past due debt, with almost half of residents of the Bayou State have debt that has gone into collections. Professor of Economics at Xavier […]
  • LSU hoops snaps Missouri's 5-game winning streak with one point win February 17, 2018
    When freshman point guard Tremont Waters plays well, the LSU Tigers usually have a good chance at winning. That was the case Saturday afternoon in the PMAC as Waters had 21 points, including the game winner, and the Fighting Tigers defeated Missouri 64-63. The victory improves LSU's record to 15-11, 6-8 in the SEC. The loss […]
  • BRPD Officer who was shot leaves hospital February 16, 2018
    The Baton Rouge police officer shot by a man described as mentally ill left the hospital today. Doctors say he should fully recover. Cpl. Shane Totty was admitted Sunday night after sustaining a gunshot wound from Eugene Thomas Jr. Sgt. L’Jean McKneely says the department is thrilled Totty is home.   "He actually was shot […]
  • Florida shooting has Louisiana looking for increased school safety February 16, 2018
    Debates are raging across the country about how to keep our schools safe in the wake of the Florida school shooting that left 17 dead. While much of the debate has centered on the weapon used, Louisiana Association of Educators President Deborah Meaux says schools need to be investing more in social work programs to […]
  • School bus filled with elementary students involved in fatal crash in Ruston February 16, 2018
    Ruston Police are investigating a fatal school bus accident involving a pedestrian, who was killed while sitting in the middle of a street. Chief Deputy Clint Williams says the Lincoln Parish school bus driver didn’t see the victim. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. Williams says they are hoping someone knows why he […]
  • Shreveport Police believe they may have a bat wielding robber in custody February 16, 2018
    Shreveport Police believe they may have the person in custody, who was using a baseball bat to steal the purses of older women. Spokesperson Angie Willhite says they had to arrest 32-year-old Mario Roberson twice. Willhite says their Robbery Task Force Unit was interviewing Roberson, when he gave officers the slip."During the interview process he […]
  • 5 Nicholls students from the John Folse Culinary Institute heading to Europe to learn culinary minds February 16, 2018
    Five students from Nicholls State University attending the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute will get a once in a lifetime trip to France to learn from culinary minds at Institut Paul Bocuse. Chef Instructor Randy Chermaie says this is a once in a lifetime opportunity."The Chef John Folse Culinary Institute is the only American school […]
  • Crawfish prices abnormally high to start the season February 16, 2018
    Some crawfish crazies are heating up over the higher prices and smaller size of the crop this year. LSU Ag Center Professor Greg Lutz says suppliers aren’t trying to rip you off, farmers are just having a hard time finding enough crop after the historic winter to justify pulling their traps. “For those crawfish farmers, […]
  • NGOs team up to tackle NOLA's bead problem February 16, 2018
    The Young Leadership Council partnered with ArcGNO this carnival season to collect beads and recyclables on the parade routes through uptown New Orleans. A published report revealed that the city removed more than 64 tons of beads from a five block stretch of St. Charles, before the start of Mardi Gras. YLC Recycles Project Leader […]
  • Congressman Ralph Abraham wants to see FAST ACT dollars come to his district February 16, 2018
    Richland Parish Congressman Ralph Abraham has introduced a bill to allow rural communities direct access to more than two-billion-dollars in FAST ACT grant funding. The money can be used to build better highways, bridges and utilities including broadband internet. Abraham says the money is available for these projects but current FAST ACT dollars are not […]
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