Category Archives: State News

After Qualifying, Many Elected Unopposed

When the smoke cleared Friday afternoon at courthouses and the secretary of state’s offices in Baton Rouge, some candidates were elected unopposed.
All but two state district judges are returning to the bench as well as the Alexandria City Judge.
Seven school board members have no races, and two area mayors are elected in Lecompte and McNary.
Roosevelt [...]

Qualifying Ends for November Elections

The slates are set for the November 4th primary elections in Louisiana.
Some are re-elected without opposition, some have challengers, and others are more crowded than ever.
The former speaker of the House of Representatives is running for Alexandria and Ward Marshal. Charlie Dewitt is among five, including the incumbent, seeking the post, which reportedly pays more [...]

Judge Rules in Favor of Common Core Advocates

A Baton Rouge judge has given common core advocates another win against Governor Bobby Jindal.
Superintendent John White says the court decision, he quoted, found that contract “was intended by all to be used in implementation of the legal requirement for nationally recognized assessment testing in Louisiana.”
The judge, Todd Hernandez of the 19th Judicial District Court, [...]

Candidates Begin Qualifying for Fall Elections

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Candidates for offices ranging from Justice of the Peace to U.S. Senator are signing up and paying their fees today. Local candidates are filling out paperwork today through Friday in the Clerks of Court offices throughout the state.
This was the scene at the Rapides Parish Courthouse this morning. There will be a steady stream of [...]

Man with Multiple Warrants Arrested in Grant Parish for Meth, Other Drugs

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On August 17, 2014 the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Natchez, La. man for a number of drug charges after a large amount of crystal methamphetamine and other narcotics were found as well as him being wanted from 3 other agencies.
Kendrick Jones, 29 years old, of 167 Robinson Street, Natchez, La. was arrested for [...]

State Police Offer Crash Photographs on Their Website

State police are offering on-line sales of crash photographs. The pictures and crash reports are needed by accident investigators.

Go to LSP.org for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/19/14

LA 4H’ers Place 2nd in Cook-Off

4H’ers are used to entering cooking competitions. But the Great American Seafood Cook-Off is a grand stage for 4H’ers trying out their culinary skills.
LSU AgCenter Correspondent Tobie Blanchard was there.

One rule of the competition was each dish had to have fewer than 750 calories in keeping with 4H healthy living initiatives.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/19/14

Investigative Efforts Result in Child Predator Arrest

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Vernon Parish – Investigators from the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations Special Victims Unit/Alexandria Field Office arrested Ernest Kickel Jr. (W/M 66 yrs) of Leesville, LA, on Monday, August 18, 2014 for attempted aggravated rape and for trafficking of children for sexual purposes.
Earlier in the day, LSP’s Special Victims Unit (LSPSVU) received information from [...]

LA Job Connection Now Open to Job Seekers

New website pairs job seekers with Louisiana employers through innovative matching system
BATON ROUGE, La. — LouisianaJobConnection.com launched its innovative matching system for job seekers Monday, helping them connect to hundreds of employers who are offering thousands of jobs in Louisiana. The free website debuted in June for employers, who began registering jobs, and provides a [...]

Qualifying Tomorrow Thru Friday for Fall Elections

Politics in Louisiana are heating up this week.
Qualifying for the fall elections begins tomorrow and ends Friday. Statewide and most state district races will take qualifying papers and fees in Baton Rouge. Others will be qualifying in their home parishes.
In Rapides Parish, the City of Alexandria will have races for mayor, some city council seats, [...]