Category Archives: State News

Duck Hunting Stamp Available August 1st

State duck hunters can purchase a new federal stamp online starting August 1st.
Louisiana is added to several other states where the federal e-stamp is an option to hunters.
Go to the State Wildlife and Fisheries web site for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/17/14

Baton Rouge Case Challenges Confidentiality of Church Confessions

A case in Baton Rouge has the Catholic Church defending its deeply rooted tradition steeped in confidentiality. It’s those traditions the victim and her attorney believe prevented the priest from reporting abuse he knew about.
Chris Nakamoto reports from WBRZ.

The priest told WBRZ he asks for your continued prayers for the church and for me in [...]

2 Suspicious Items Found at ULL, Officials Close Campus

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Two suspicious items are found on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, triggering the cancellation of classes today and tonight. The threat was called in to a TV station, which caused officials to start sweeping the campus and cancelling classes.
So far, nobody is hurt, and state police say the authorities will stay [...]

State Police Looking for Candidates

Students entering their senior year this fall are thinking about what they need to do for a career after high school and Louisiana State Police are always looking for good candidates willing to meet the qualifications.

For up-to-date information on what is required, go www.lsp.org to find out more.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/14/14

LA Teen Challenge Helps Fight Teen Addiction

Louisiana Teen Challenge is a faith based program to help fight teen addiction.  The organization currently has eight homes across the state and has been in Louisiana for more than 30 years.
As Akeam Ashford reports, they’re saving lives and leading people away from addiction.

KLAX ABC 31 News 7/14/14

Nagin to Report to Bureau of Prisons September 8th

Disgraced former Mayor Ray Nagin may be just down the road in September. The sentencing judge has recommended Nagin serve his 10 year sentence at the federal penitentiary. He has to report to the Bureau of Prisons on September 8th. But, it’s entirely up to the prison officials where Nagin will go.
Oakdale became famous as [...]

BESE Attempts to Compromise on Common Core

3 members of the State Board of Education are offering a compromise on common core to Governor Bobby Jindal. Jindal wants the state out of common core, but the state superintendent of education disagrees.
Board members are offering to blend tests from common core and LEAP for the coming school year. But, nobody knows if this [...]

Local Representative Pushing “Pay it Forward”

A local state representative is pushing a study resolution to help students with college debt. Pay It Forward bills are now active in many states, and Herbert Dixon is pushing for it in Louisiana.

It’s unclear how the Pay It Forward programs will be funded, if approved.
More about this program may be found by clicking here.
KLAX [...]

Saint Landry Judge Dies After Brief Illness

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Saint Landry Parish is mourning the death of Judge Donald Hebert who died last night after a brief illness. He was 65 years old and was planning to retire in December.
He was elected in 1999 to the 27th judicial district.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/10/14

Fund Set Up for 9 Children Orphaned by Murder-Suicide

A fund has been set up for the nine children left orphaned by a murder suicide in Opelousas.
On July 4th, police say Kerry Varis shot his wife Nancy at a family gathering on West Prudhomme Street. Witnesses say he then turned the gun on himself.

The fund is set up at the Opelousas Saint Landry Bank [...]