Category Archives: State News

Dardenne Speaks on Tourism, Hospitals

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Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne is traveling the state promoting his office’s main job: tourism.
He’s traveling in a bright mini-coach wrapped in the state’s latest tourism campaign and numbers. Tourism is a 10.8 billion dollar industry in Louisiana. One in 10 residents here make their living from tourism.
He started the week in Monroe, and today he’s [...]

Missing Opelousas Man Found Dead in South LA

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A missing Opelousas man is found dead in a crashed vehicle in Jefferson Davis Parish.
Troopers say 63-year-old Carroll Gobert apparently ran off the interstate and hit several trees. The SUV was apparently hidden by the trees. Gobert was reported missing Friday.
Troopers say he was wearing a seat belt, but he may not have been wearing [...]

Voters Approve Property Taxes on Ballot Saturday

Voters were in a giving mood during Saturday’s elections.
Alexandria voters approved a new property tax for recreation and for the Alexandria Zoo.  That vote was 59 to 41 percent in favor.
In addition, the renewal of the property tax for the area detention facility also easily won approval with 72 percent of the vote.
More election results [...]

LA Students Compete in Auto Tech Competition

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20 juniors and seniors from 10 high schools across the state competed this morning.
They’re repairing cars, but it’s not as simple as it sounds.  These cars have been purposely bugged to test the auto tech skills of these budding mechanics.  Each 2-student team will race the clock to identify and fix the problems.

The winning team [...]

LA Hurricane Sales Tax Holiday Set for May 24-25

The 2014 Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is coming up this month.  It takes place Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25.  During those two days, shoppers can stock up on emergency supplies without having to pay the 4 percent state sales tax. Eligible items include portable generators, storm shutters, flashlights, batteries, and much [...]

Southern University Community Mourns Death of Isaac Greggs

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The Southern University community throughout the state is mourning the death of Doctor Isaac Greggs.  WBRZ’s John Pastorek talks about his legacy.

KLAX ABC 31 News 4/30/14

Alexandria Business Owner Arrested on Drug Charges

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State police arrest an Alexandria business owner on drug charges.
Stephen Holsomback is the owner of a storage facility.  Troopers say he’s accused of distributing marijuana, meth and cocaine out of that location.
They seized more than 10 pounds of marijuana, more than 20 ounces of meth and more than four ounces of cocaine, plus four thousand [...]

Army Unit Plays Enemy To Train Soldiers at Fort Polk

The United States Army trains for any situation, but who do they fight against?  Army Sergeant Chad Guthrie takes us to the other side to find out more about the unit that everyone loves and hates to fight.

KLAX ABC 31 News 4/29/14

Jay Dardenne, Les Miles Speak on Tourism in LA

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Tourism is a number one industry in Louisiana.  Last year, the state set a record for this industry.  Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne and LSU head football coach Les Miles marked the occasion with a special lunch.
Miles spoke about what attracts people to the Bayou State.

More than a million people visited Louisiana last year, a four [...]

2 Men Announce Candidacy to Replace McAllister in November

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Louisiana GOP Representative Vance McAllister is breaking weeks of silence and talking about his decision not to seek re-election after a tape revealed him kissing a staffer.  McAllister says he will keep his work schedule in Washington and in the district.
Meanwhile, at least 2 men are announcing plans to run for the seat.  They are [...]