Category Archives: State News

Opelousas Man Found Guilty of Bankruptcy Fraud

An Opelousas man pleads guilty in federal court in Lafayette to bankruptcy fraud. 67-year-old Kiby Daigle concealed income from his bail bond business.
He will be sentenced in September and faces up to 5 years in prison and a fine.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/30/14

Vance McAllister Running for Re-Election

5th District Congressman Vance McAllister is running for re-election despite a scandal surrounding his marriage. McAllister appeared with his wife and children today and acknowledges his reputation as the kissing congressman will be one of the issues in the campaign to be decided November 4th.
Five others have announced for the office.
McAllister is a businessman from [...]

Local Lawmakers Comment on Legislative Session

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The annual legislative session ended at the beginning of this month and some area lawmakers attended a review of what happened sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.
It was a regular 85-day session that had a lot of controversy over common core and after the session about a bridge between Alexandria and Pineville. One lawmaker managed [...]

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