Category Archives: State News

Early Voting Starts Tomorrow

Early voting starts tomorrow.  The registrar’s office will have extended hours to accommodate for the expected early voting rush.

For more information about early voting, visit the Secretary of State’s website.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/4/13

Governor Gary Johnson endorses Henry Herford for Congress

Delhi, Louisiana – The former two-term governor of New Mexico has endorsed Congressional Candidate Henry Herford for Louisiana’s 5th District special election later this month.
Johnson, the 2012 presidential nominee for the Libertarian Party, said Herford would make an excellent advocate for liberty in D.C.
“Henry aims to strengthen the economy and restore freedom by reducing the [...]

State Treasurer Attacks NGO’s

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State Treasurer John Kennedy is on the attack against NGOs, non-governmental organizations, that are on the public dole.  Some of them, he says, are not accountable for tax dollars.

For more information, visit the State Treasurer’s website.
And Kennedy has already announced he’s looking into a race for governor to succeed Bobby Jindal.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/2/13

Government Shutdown Begins Today

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Many areas of the government are closed today and it’s affecting our area, as well.  Here’s what a partial government shutdown means for us:
The military will continue to fight and social security checks will continue to be paid.  Hundreds of thousands of federal civilian workers are furloughed and will not be paid during the shutdown.
If [...]

Ferriday Man Receives Life for Dealing Meth

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One man receives a life sentence and another gets almost 23 years for dealing in meth.  Maurice Smith (left) received life, and Chavo Thomas (right) got 22 years and 9 months.  Both are from Ferriday.
They were convicted of delivering meth from California to Ferriday.  Smith organized the trip, and Thomas carried the drugs back to [...]

Shelter in South LA Searches for Dog Homes

A parish shelter in south Louisiana is in need of help placing more than two dozen dogs.  The shelter has been above capacity since last week.  As Erin Steuber reports, people are dropping off their pets after hours and in some cases, throwing them over the fence.

Most dogs are available for a $25 adoption fee.
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Insurance Commissioner Addresses Obamacare Implementation

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State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says there are 5 major issues connected to Obamacare, which starts October 1st.  The first, whether there’s a penalty for not having health insurance.

Other points he brings up are:  are subsidies available, plans are by categories, companies cannot deny applicants, and small business owners have a program.
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LDWF to Host National Hunting & Fishing Day Events

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[ September 28, 2013; ] The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is celebrating National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD) on September 28.
NHFD is a national event celebrated by all 50 states on the fourth Saturday in September.  It was created in 1972 when Congress passed two bills establishing a specific day to celebrate the conservation contributions of our [...]

Angola Prison Rodeo Sundays in October

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[ October 7, 2013 to October 28, 2013. ] (Angola, La.) – The Angola Prison Rodeo is back every Sunday in October 2013, offering the best in prison rodeo excitement!  Warden Burl Cain invites the public to view the wildest rodeo show in the south.  Witness black and white striped cowboys compete in heart-stopping events like – Convict Poker, Wild Cow Milking, Bull Riding, [...]

Mother Outraged Over Child’s Homework

A South Louisiana mother is outraged about her child’s homework involving terms like “pimp” and references to weapons.  It’s an incident the superintendent says was confined to just one class at Eaton Park Elementary in Vermillion Parish.  Erin Steuber has the story.

KLAX ABC 31 News 9/19/13