Category Archives: State News

Former Mayor Nagin Sentenced to 10 Years

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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin leaves federal court with his wife, Seletha Nagin, left, after being sentenced in New Orleans, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
The man who became the face of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina will now spend the next 10 years in a federal prison. A judge sentenced former New Orleans Mayor Ray [...]

Over 8k Students to Receive School Vouchers

Governor Bobby Jindal says about 88 hundred students will receive vouchers for the coming school year to attend private or charter schools. He says there were 13 thousand applications to some 133 schools. Jindal calls the vouchers scholarships.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/9/14

State Warns of Flesh Eating Bacteria

The state is warning fishermen about dangers from flesh eating bacteria. Kari Beal of KATC in Lafayette has more about the symptoms of this infection and how you can protect yourself.

KLAX ABC 31 News 7/9/14

Kennedy: Federal Law Will Force Taxpayers to Pay for Sex Change Operations

State Treasurer John Kennedy is complaining about a federal law he says will force taxpayers to pay for sex change operations. Kennedy says these added costs point out why Louisiana should fix its Medicaid program before it goes into bankruptcy.

He says both Medicare and Medicaid are approaching insolvency.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/8/14

Sci-Port Museum Not Just for Kids

When you’re traveling around the state this summer, you might want to check in at Sci-Port. This elaborate science museum has interactive displays.
It’s near the banks of the Red River in Shreveport.

Sci-Port has traveling exhibits, which go to schools and special events throughout the state.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/8/14

First Weeks Starts for Miss LA 2014

It’s the first week on the job for miss Louisiana 2014.
Lacey Sanchez of Baton Rouge won the crown after competing with 31 other young women all vying for scholarship money. Sanchez competed as Miss Lafayette.
She’s an LSU senior, where she competed on the track and field team.

She is spending part of her time getting ready [...]

TSA Requiring Electronic Devices to be Turned On

Some overseas travelers heading to the U.S. may see enhanced security at airports including being asked to turn on their cell phones and other electronic devices before boarding.
The TSA issued a new order that says that powerless devices will not be permitted on board U.S. bound aircraft due to new concerns about potential
terror threats.

ABC US [...]

Peason Wildlife Management Area Adds 18k Acres

The state is adding almost 18 thousand acres to the Peason wildlife management area. That action came today in Baton Rouge.
This particular management area is north of Leesville in Sabine, Natchitoches and Vernon parishes.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/3/14

Common Core Debate Likely Headed for Courtroom

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After a day long, jam-packed special meeting in Baton Rouge, it appears the common core issue is headed to a courtroom, not a classroom.
The state education superintendent is pitted against the governor, who is trying by executive order to withdraw Louisiana from common core. The superintendent says the governor doesn’t have that power.
The board authorized [...]

Showdown in Baton Rouge Over Common Core

The fight over common core between Governor Bobby Jindal and State Education Superintendent John White is at a showdown in Baton Rouge. The state board of education, better known as BESE, had a daylong hearing on what to do next.
The governor has blocked buying tests for common core. But, White has said the governor cannot, [...]