Category Archives: State News

TSA Requiring Electronic Devices to be Turned On

Some overseas travelers heading to the U.S. may see enhanced security at airports including being asked to turn on their cell phones and other electronic devices before boarding.
The TSA issued a new order that says that powerless devices will not be permitted on board U.S. bound aircraft due to new concerns about potential
terror threats.

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Peason Wildlife Management Area Adds 18k Acres

The state is adding almost 18 thousand acres to the Peason wildlife management area. That action came today in Baton Rouge.
This particular management area is north of Leesville in Sabine, Natchitoches and Vernon parishes.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/3/14

Common Core Debate Likely Headed for Courtroom

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After a day long, jam-packed special meeting in Baton Rouge, it appears the common core issue is headed to a courtroom, not a classroom.
The state education superintendent is pitted against the governor, who is trying by executive order to withdraw Louisiana from common core. The superintendent says the governor doesn’t have that power.
The board authorized [...]

Showdown in Baton Rouge Over Common Core

The fight over common core between Governor Bobby Jindal and State Education Superintendent John White is at a showdown in Baton Rouge. The state board of education, better known as BESE, had a daylong hearing on what to do next.
The governor has blocked buying tests for common core. But, White has said the governor cannot, [...]

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