Category Archives: State News

State Fair Begins in Shreveport

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Fall is in the air and that means it’s time for a trip to the state fair in Shreveport. The fair opened yesterday, but we caught up with crews adding the finishing touches on rides and games. Erin Buchanan has the story on fair safety.

The independent third party inspector stays on site for the duration [...]

Victim Speaks Out at Heroin Summit

There is a resurgence of heroin in Louisiana and it has law enforcement officials trying to figure out what to do. Troy Gaulden of WBRZ in Baton Rouge went to a summit on the problem and heard from one victim of this deadly drug.

According to officials, the Louisiana Legislature recently stiffened penalties for heroin distribution.
KLAX [...]

Jindal Says Only Other Office He Wants is President

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal acknowledges what many have suspected all along. He tells WBRZ in Baton Rouge the only other office he wants is President of the United States.

The Governor has been traveling to early primary states for personal appearances, like Iowa and New Hampshire. And, he’s term-limited in Louisiana.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/22/14

LA, Rapides Parish Schools Earn B on Report Card

Report cards for schools throughout the state are out. Louisiana earned a B and that’s what Rapides Parish Schools also earned, but there are four failing schools.

Those schools with A’s are J.I. Barron, Peabody Montessori, Poland Junior High, Rosenthal Elementary, Rubywise and Phoenix Magnet. These grades are for the 2013-2014 school year.
Parents can go to [...]

Early Voting Starts in LA Today

Early voting throughout Louisiana starts today. Voters can cast their ballots for the November fourth primaries at the registrar of voter’s offices throughout the state. Voters in Rapides Parish are taking advantage of the seven-day period.
The ballots range from the statewide candidates for the U.S. Senate and 14 proposed constitutional amendments to justices of the [...]

Fmr. Pres. Clinton Campaigns for Landrieu in Baton Rouge

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A former president throws his weight behind U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu. Bill Clinton took the stage in front of a packed house in downtown Baton Rouge. He touted Landrieu’s experience and called her an effective leader.

This is the former president’s second time campaigning for Landrieu in the past two months.
Recently, Landrieu’s opponents got the backing [...]

Juban Crossing Stores Begin Opening in Livingston Parish

Delay after delay put doubt in the minds of some Livingston Parish residents about a new shopping center. The wait for Juban Crossing lingered on for years. But as Troy Gaulden reports, the wait is now over.

KLAX ABC 31 News 10/20/14

LA Auto Thefts Down 50 Percent

Auto theft in Louisiana is down almost 50 percent in seven years. State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon explains why.

This drop beats the national average by around 34 percent.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/20/14

Critical Audit Says Catahoula Hospital District Lost $10k

A critical audit is issued for the Catahoula Parish Hospital District.
Officials with the legislative auditor say the hospital has lost nearly 10-thousand dollars in fuel charges in the last two years because of unauthorized credit card charges.
Also, they say the district was late in making contributions for retirement systems, which may trigger penalties. Pay raises [...]

CLECO Announces Sale to North American Investor Group

CLECO announces an agreement to sell the Pineville-based company to a North American investor group. The Canadian Group is agreeing to buy the company for 4.7 billion dollars. The selling price is $55.37 per share.
Meanwhile, Public Service Commissioner Clyde Holloway reminds area residents and stockholders the company’s sale must be approved by the PSC. He [...]

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