Category Archives: State News

Former Saint Landry School Board Member Sentenced for Bribery

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A former Saint Landry Parish school board member will serve 33 months in federal prison for bribery.  Quincy Richard Senior of Opelousas was convicted of conspiring to receive bribe money last August.
A former school superintendent candidate, who was supposed to pay the bribes in return for support, testified against Richard.
Richard was sentenced in a federal [...]

DOTD announces I-210 open to traffic

LAKE CHARLES, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that I-210 and the I-210 Bridge, through Lake Charles, is now open to traffic.
Motorists can access the latest updates on real-time traffic and road conditions using the 511 Traveler Information System by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region [...]

Statewide Winter Weather Advisory and Road Closure Noon Update

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As freezing temperatures are expected to remain across several areas of the state for an extended period of time, Troopers continue to monitor interstate systems and area roadways for ice patches and unsafe driving conditions.  Currently, icy conditions have formed on numerous overpasses, bridges, and roadway surfaces requiring closures and traffic to be detoured.  The [...]

Statewide Winter Weather Advisory and Highway Prioritization Plan

Louisiana State Police is closely monitoring the winter weather that is forecasted for the upcoming days and urge citizens across the state to keep abreast of the latest weather and travel conditions before traveling on roadways and potentially exposing themselves to dangerous conditions.
For real time updates on roadway closures, crash locations, and pertinent safety information, [...]

State Offices to Close Tues, Jan. 28 in 44 LA Parishes

BATON ROUGE – Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols announced today that state government offices will be closed on Tuesday, January 28, in the following parishes across Louisiana where hazardous driving conditions and scattered power outages are forecast for the morning due to a mix of rain and sleet, as well as snow and ice accumulation:
Acadia, [...]

Vitter speaks at VFW Convention Over the Weekend

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A newly announced candidate for governor visits here over the weekend.  US Senator David Vitter, who last week announced he’s a candidate for governor to succeed Bobby Jindal, paid a visit to the VFW mid-winter convention in Alexandria.
Almost 400 members gathered for workshops, awards and speeches.  They heard from the Senator and from a past [...]

Fort Polk Makes Plans for Future

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Fort Polk is looking into the future – far into the future.  The first of what are called Vision Workshops was held this morning for members of the Fort Polk and neighboring communities.  They’re sharing their visions of what the historic base and its surrounding support communities will be like in years to come.

There will [...]

Libertarian Party of Louisiana Supports Marijuana Legalization

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Wendy Adams, Executive Director, Libertarian Party of Louisiana
Baton Rouge, Louisiana (January 28, 2014) – Wendy Adams, Executive Director for the Libertarian Party of Louisiana (LPL), testified in favor of marijuana legalization before the House Criminal Justice Committee last week. Ms. Adams stated that “Libertarians believe that it is a violation of our civil liberties to [...]

State Offices to Close Friday, January 24 in 20 LA Parishes

BATON ROUGE – Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols announced today that state government offices will be closed on Friday, January 24, in the following parishes across Louisiana where hazardous driving conditions and scattered power outages are forecast for the morning due to a mix of rain and sleet, as well as snow and ice accumulation:
Acadia, [...]

NAACP To Honor Libertarian Party of LA Chairman

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana – The NAACP will honor Libertarian Party of Louisiana Chairman Scott A. Lewis III this Saturday.  The ceremony will take place at the Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge from 9am to 2pm.
Mr. Lewis has served the LPL since 2008 and became its first African American Chairman in 2013.  Scott Lewis has [...]