Category Archives: State News

Lawmakers Pass Bill to Name New Red River Bridge

Louisiana lawmakers pass a bill naming the new span over the Red River, and it’s now on the governor’s desk. In the waning days of the last legislative session, one area lawmaker amended a bill to call it the Coleman Curtis Bridge.
State Representative Herbert Dixon says he wanted to name the bridge for two African-American [...]

Duck Dynasty Family Member Announces Run for Congress

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A relative of the Duck Dynasty reality show clan is announcing his candidacy for the 5th district congressional seat this November. Zach Dasher is the nephew of Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson.
You may recall the Robertsons were behind Vance McAllister, who’s the incumbent, but McAllister has been in the midst of a domestic scandal.
Dasher is [...]

Jindal Signs “Jump Start” Bill

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Governor Bobby Jindal is giving Louisiana students a jump-start.
The Governor was in Winnfield today to sign a bill in front of its author, State Representative Jim Fannin.
“Jump Start” is a public-private partnership among school systems, charter schools, colleges, industries and workforce developments. It offers training for high school students in careers they’re interested in pursuing [...]

Source of Pet Abuse Video Discovered

A Lafayette TV station learned who leaked video of pets being abused during their grooming sessions. They say the store owner’s daughter set up the hidden camera, and the video was uploaded to You Tube where it went viral.
Ashlea Bullington has more.

KLAX ABC 31 News 6/12/14

Donelon Advises Policy Review for Upcoming Hurricane Season

He’s the man with the plan you always see around this time of year. State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says it’s time to give your insurance papers a once-over and make sure you’re covered, even if you live inland from the coast.

His office web site offers advice on what you need to have, depending on [...]

Miss LA on Farewell Tour

Miss Louisiana is about ready to hand over her crown. Jaden Leach is on her farewell tour. She stopped by KLAX-TV today for one of her interviews before the final pageant, which airs on our station Saturday, June 28th.
Leach is from West Monroe and is a senior at ULM in Monroe.
She’s been a spokesperson for [...]

LDWF Enforcement Division Welcomes 13 New Agents at Graduation

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First Row from Left to Right: Lance Fox, Jeffrey Farmer, Todd Abshire, John Hattaway, William Bartlett, and Richard Bean. Back Row from Left to Right: Col. Joey Broussard, Joshua Harris, Tyler Wheeler, Jake Hoover, Kyle Wagner, Max Wilkinson, Lucas Hidalgo, and Major Spencer Cole.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Law Enforcement Academy today, [...]

LA Secretary of State Speaks About Legislative Session

Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler has been in Central Louisiana this week. He spoke about the legislative session, which ended this month, and how it affects his projects.

Schedler was the featured speaker yesterday for the Vernon Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/11/14

McAllister Wavers on Decision to Run for Re-Election

5th District Congressman Vance McAllister is resuming his public duties after trying to weather a marital scandal.
We asked him if he’s any closer to a decision about running again with qualifying for the November 4th election less than two months away.

At first, McAllister announced he would not be a candidate and then later said he [...]

Teacher Allegedly Hits High School Student in Iberia Parish

A teacher allegedly hitting a student at Jeanerette Senior High School is caught on tape. Kari Beal of KATC, Lafayette, investigates.

KATC reached out to the Iberia Parish School System. The superintendent, Dale Henderson, says he was unaware of the charges, but depending on the outcome of the trial, they will act accordingly.
Brown’s pretrial hearing is [...]