Category Archives: State News

Burn Ban Issued for Parts of Louisiana

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Due to the extremely dry conditions in certain Parishes within the state, State Fire Marshal, H. Butch Browning and, Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner, Mike Strain have issued a cease and desist order for all private burning, pursuant to authority under R.S. 40:1563. Private burning shall only be allowed by permission of the local fire department [...]

Oct. 2013 Louisiana State Parks Events

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[ October 1, 2013 to October 31, 2013. ] Upon Request, Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville – Daily Demonstrations. Daily demonstrations will be conducted to show how cotton fiber was separated from seed. Juxtaposed against hand separation, this will serve to illustrate how such a simple machine had such a great impact on the proliferation of cotton production in the South. [...]

Miss LA Preps for Miss America Pageant

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Miss Louisiana is in Atlantic City getting ready for the Miss America Pageant later this month.
We caught up with her before she left for what could be the biggest two weeks of her life.  Once she’s there she’ll rehearse and prepare in hopes of becoming the first Miss Louisiana to win the big crown.
Jaden Leach [...]

LSU Season Opener Tomorrow

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Not only is it Labor Day weekend, tomorrow is LSU’s season opener.
And in Baton Rouge there is change in the air.   As Troy Gaulden reports, the roar of LSU Tiger fans will get “much louder” for the 2014 season.

KLAX ABC 31 News 8/30/13

Remembering Katrina: Storm’s 8th Anniversary Today

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Today is the 8th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
The deadly storm forever changed New Orleans when it made landfall and claimed more than 15 hundred lives and damaged more than 200 thousand homes.  The storm displaced millions of people in the Gulf Region.
It’s considered the most expensive disaster in the history of the global insurance industry.  [...]

“Who Dat” Burger Comes to Alexandria

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It had to happen sooner or later.  Now, there’s a Louisiana-themed burger to honor the Saints football team.
And, Sonic has even copyrighted the idea.  It’s called the “Who Dat” Burger and features two famous Louisiana ingredients, Tabasco and Tony Chachere’s.  The burger is being sold here, in Baton Rouge and in New Orleans.
KLAX ABC 31 [...]

Entergy Supports Lake Charles Events

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LAKECHARLES—Mr. Anthony “Chip” Arnould, Regional Customer Service Manager for Entergy, presented Mayor Randy Roach with a check for $10,000 in support of several of the City’s community events as well as environmental programs. Programs such as Team Green, Downtown at Sundown, Red White Blue & You, and the Light up the Lake Christmas Celebration rely [...]

Keep Louisiana Beautiful to Host Annual Conference in Baton Rouge

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[ September 19, 2013 to September 20, 2013. ] BATON ROUGE, La. — Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB), the state’s non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to litter prevention and waste reduction, invites the public to attend its Annual Conference, which will be held in downtown Baton Rouge at the Kean Miller Law Firm Conference Center on Thursday, Sept. 19, and Friday, Sept 20, 2013. The theme [...]

Prayer Breakfast Commemorates Katrina Anniversary

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New Orleans area leaders mark the 8th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.  The prayer breakfast commemorates the worst natural disaster ever to hit New Orleans and one of the worst in the nation.
Many of these leaders are applauding the President’s statements about climate change and how it may have contributed to the extreme weather, which took [...]

Jindal Responds to 5th District Race Controversy

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After the bio-fuel plants announcement, the Governor responded to some political questions.  He commented on the controversy surrounding the vacancy in the 5th Congressional District and about threats by Louisiana Republicans to vote to shut down the government over Obamacare.

Some Republicans criticized Jindal for offering a state job to retiring Congressman Rodney Alexander.  He is [...]