Category Archives: State News

Lacey Sanchez Crowned New Miss LA

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Lacey Sanchez of Baton Rouge is now the new Miss Louisiana. She was chosen out of 32 contestants in the annual pageant Saturday night in Monroe. This was the 51st year for the event there.
Lacey is a senior at LSU, majoring in mass communications. The 23-year-old competed as Miss Lafayette.

She’s an experienced competitor, after being [...]

First Round of Competition Begins Tonight for Miss LA Contestants

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The first round of competition in the Miss Louisiana Pageant begins tonight.
It’s pageant week in Monroe, and the 32 young women vying for the crown of Miss Louisiana are keeping busy. It’s not quite summer camp, but some may feel that way as they manage their sleep, stay fit and learn the dance steps they’ll [...]

Humane Society Forming Shelter Oversight Committee

The Humane Society of Louisiana is forming a shelter oversight committee. The council will inspect shelters around the state, and work with local shelters to improve them and increase public support.
The Humane Society says recent arrests at the Saint Landry Parish Animal Shelter prompted the formation of this inspection council.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/25/14

Pageant Week Begins in Monroe

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It’s Miss Louisiana week in Monroe. The pageant week has started, featuring 32 young women from all over the state who are vying for the crown. It’s the 51st pageant, and one of the women will succeed Jaden Leach of West Monroe.

You will be able to watch the final night and the crowning of the [...]

Avery Island Adding New Exhibit, Restaurant

The famous Tabasco plant on Avery Island is getting even bigger. Ashlea Bullington of KATC in Lafayette explains.

KLAX ABC 31 News 6/23/14

More Local Soldiers Home with Their Families Today

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More soldiers are back home with their families today. More members of the Louisiana National Guard 844th Engineer Company returned last night. They’re coming in from Kuwait where they’ve been a support group for Operation Enduring Freedom.
Soldiers have been arriving all over the state, ending their mission abroad.
Families and friends were there to welcome the [...]

Steve Scalise Named House Majority Whip

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The number 3 man in the U.S. House of Representatives now is from Louisiana. U.S. Congressman Steve Scalise was elected House Majority Whip in the shake-up that followed Eric Cantor’s defeat and resignation as majority leader.
Scalise is from Jefferson and serves the 1st congressional district.
More information may be found here.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/19/14

Local Legislators Actively Opposing New Bridge Name

There’s more fall-out from that bill which re-names the bridge now being built across the Red River. Alexandria State Representative Lance Harris and Natchitoches Senator Gerald Long say they both have contacted the governor asking him to veto house bill 1140.
Alexandria Representative Herbert Dixon has named the bridge for former Pineville City Councilman Lemon Coleman [...]

Jindal Announces Discontinuation of Common Core

Governor Bobby Jindal says he has removed Louisiana from Common Core by the stroke of his pen. The Governor calls it a federal government over-reach.

The Governor’s announcement was quickly followed by statements from State Superintendent John White and Education Board President Chas Roemer. They say Common Core will continue, and the governor doesn’t have the [...]

Vitter Willing to Expand Medicaid in LA

Gubernatorial candidate David Vitter says he’s moving forward with his plans for the U.S. Senate despite his campaign. Vitter says there are several issues at the top of his list.

That election is next year. Vitter spoke this week to the Baton Rouge Press Club.
And the senator created a stir by saying he would be willing [...]