Category Archives: State News

McAllister Holds Town Hall Meeting

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Incumbent 5th District Congressman Vance McAllister holds a town hall meeting this morning. Lately he’s been touting his support for a solution to the immigration crisis and assistance for vets.
Though he had initially announced he would not run for re-election because of a marital scandal, he later changed his mind. He now faces six other [...]

Jury Selection Begins Monday in Sanders Trial

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Jury selection is to begin Monday in Alexandria Federal Court for the capital murder trial of Thomas Steven Sanders.
Sanders is accused of killing 12-year-old Lexis Roberts, whose body was found in Catahoula Parish in October 2010. Her mother’s body was found about a month later in Arizona.
Prosecutors are asking for the death penalty.
Sanders is accused [...]

77-Year-Old Man Goes Missing

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Area law enforcement agents are looking for a disabled man from Sugartown in Beauregard Parish.
77-year-old Kelly Reeves was last seen more than a week ago at his home.
He is visually impaired, has a speech impediment and may be confused about his whereabouts, because he also has dementia. He’s 5’4” and weighs around 140 pounds.
Call your [...]

Midsouth Bank CEO Speaks at Chamber Luncheon on Economy

The CEO of Midsouth Bank, Rusy Cloutier, updates us on how the economy is doing by speaking to members of the Chamber of Commerce at their monthly strategic luncheon.

The Lafayette CEO is the past chairman of the National Advisory Committee for Fannie Mae in Washington.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/14/14

Lawsuit Filed to Take Money Back from Charter School

As charter schools become more popular, questions are coming up about their funding when state dollars are involved. Alexa Vogue reports one south Louisiana school system is suing to take back money going to a charter school.

KLAX ABC 31 News 8/13/14

New Website Launches to Match Employers with Job-Seekers

The state is launching a state-of-the-art job web site. It can be accessed starting Monday, to pair employers with qualified job seekers.

The Louisiana Job Connection is sponsored by the Louisiana Economic Development Office, and it’s free.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/13/14

Common Core Goes to Court Today

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As students start school, faculty and parents are still unsure about a major issue in Louisiana: common core. That determines how students will be tested in the spring.
Both sides of the issue are in court today, and the judge has taken the matter under advisement to rule at another time.
Jason Newton has more.

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The Myrtles Plantation Recovering from Severe Fire

The Myrtles, a plantation near Baton Rouge, is recovering from a fire that destroyed its gift shop. Rob Krieger says the historic home was saved, but guests are still overwhelmed by what might have been.

KLAX ABC 31 News 8/8/14

JPs, Constables Fighting to Run for Re-Election

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That issue about too old to serve which is affecting some state judges is also now gumming up the election works for justices of the peace and constables.
A Lafayette area senator got a last-minute bill passed in the spring that forces them to retire at age 70. Now even he, Senator Elbert Guillory tells KATC’s [...]

McAllister Travels State to Discuss Border Crisis

Fifth District Congressman Vance McAllister is stumping the state to talk about the border crisis with unaccompanied children.
He’s also running for re-election. He’s one of seven who have announced they’re running. McAllister is running despite a scandal, which caused some people to call for his resignation.

Qualifying for the November 4th elections is later this month.
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