Another GOP candidate announces he’s running for the U.S. Senate. Rob Maness is from Saint Tammany Parish and he’s trying to get his name out.
Congressman Bill Cassidy is also running in the republican primary. The winner will take on incumbent Mary Landrieu next year.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/9/13
Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is reminding senior citizens of the resources that are available as Medicare Open Enrollment begins on October 15. Staff members with the Louisiana Department of Insurance’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) are available and ready to assist with any questions individuals may have about their coverage and options. Medicare Open [...]
[ October 18, 2013 to January 4, 2014. ] The City of Lake Charles will host “Children in Motion” at the Historic City Hall Arts and Cultural Center. All ages are invited to join artist Nancy Melton for a meet and greet during the opening reception on Friday, October 18 from 5:30-8pm. The exhibition will hang through January 4.
Melton’s inspiration for her “Children in [...]
Early voting starts tomorrow. The registrar’s office will have extended hours to accommodate for the expected early voting rush.
For more information about early voting, visit the Secretary of State’s website.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/4/13
Delhi, Louisiana – The former two-term governor of New Mexico has endorsed Congressional Candidate Henry Herford for Louisiana’s 5th District special election later this month.
Johnson, the 2012 presidential nominee for the Libertarian Party, said Herford would make an excellent advocate for liberty in D.C.
“Henry aims to strengthen the economy and restore freedom by reducing the [...]
State Treasurer John Kennedy is on the attack against NGOs, non-governmental organizations, that are on the public dole. Some of them, he says, are not accountable for tax dollars.
For more information, visit the State Treasurer’s website.
And Kennedy has already announced he’s looking into a race for governor to succeed Bobby Jindal.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/2/13
Many areas of the government are closed today and it’s affecting our area, as well. Here’s what a partial government shutdown means for us:
The military will continue to fight and social security checks will continue to be paid. Hundreds of thousands of federal civilian workers are furloughed and will not be paid during the shutdown.
One man receives a life sentence and another gets almost 23 years for dealing in meth. Maurice Smith (left) received life, and Chavo Thomas (right) got 22 years and 9 months. Both are from Ferriday.
They were convicted of delivering meth from California to Ferriday. Smith organized the trip, and Thomas carried the drugs back to [...]
A parish shelter in south Louisiana is in need of help placing more than two dozen dogs. The shelter has been above capacity since last week. As Erin Steuber reports, people are dropping off their pets after hours and in some cases, throwing them over the fence.
Most dogs are available for a $25 adoption fee.
State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says there are 5 major issues connected to Obamacare, which starts October 1st. The first, whether there’s a penalty for not having health insurance.
Other points he brings up are: are subsidies available, plans are by categories, companies cannot deny applicants, and small business owners have a program.
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