Category Archives: State News

Obama Visits New Orleans Today

President Obama makes a mid-day stop in New Orleans at the port.  He talked about the need for more investment in infrastructure.

The President took an indirect swipe at Governor Bobby Jindal who has refused federal Medicaid expansion.  Later the governor issued a statement saying he wouldn’t be bullied into accepting the Medicaid offer, which is [...]

9-Year-Old Sets Dog on Fire

In Baton Rouge, this terrier named Zoey is recovering from second-degree burns on her stomach, and all four paws.  Last week, she was set on fire, and nearly died.  Troy Gaulden reports.

KLAX ABC 31 News 11/4/13

LA Nat’l Guard Chief Warrant Officer Retires

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PINEVILLE, La. – New Orleans-native Chief Warrant Officer 5 Kim Janneck, the Louisiana National Guard’s command chief warrant officer, retires after relinquishing responsibility in an official ceremony in New Orleans, Nov. 3.
As the ranking warrant officer on the adjutant general’s command team, Janneck advises the adjutant general on all warrant officer issues, policies and initiatives.
“Kim [...]

Open Air Production Of The Life Of Jesus Christ At Angola

[ November 16, 2013 to November 17, 2013. ] Angola, LA. – Don’t miss your chance to witness the open-air production of The Life of Jesus Christ play as performed by a cast of male and female offenders from the Louisiana State Penitentiary and Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women.  This unique, truly unforgettable performance depicts Jesus’ birth, miracles, crucifixion and resurrection.  All aspects of [...]

LA State Parks Events Nov. 2013

[ November 1, 2013 to November 30, 2013. ] Upon Request, Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville – Daily Demonstrations. Daily demonstrations will be conducted to show how cotton fiber was separated from seed. Juxtaposed against hand separation, this will serve to illustrate how such a simple machine had such a great impact on the proliferation of cotton production in the South. [...]

Early Voting for Nov. 16th Elections Starts Tomorrow

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Early voting for the November 16th elections starts tomorrow and goes through Saturday, November 9th except for Sunday.  Votes are cast, with a picture ID, in the registrar of voters’ office in the parish courthouse.
There is a run-off for the unexpired 5th Congressional District term between 2 Republicans, Vance McAllister of Swartz in Ouachita Parish [...]

DOTD Announces Interstate Closure

LAKE CHARLES – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that I-10 Eastbound will be closed to all traffic at Exit 44 (Kinder exit onto U.S. 165, just east of Iowa) beginning Saturday, November 2, at 4 a.m. until Wednesday, November 6, at 4 a.m., weather permitting. This closure is necessary for [...]

Alarming Increase in Heroin Deaths, Says Coroner

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One parish coroner says there’s an alarming increase in deaths due to heroin overdoses and he thinks more lenient penalties for dealing in the drug may be to blame.  Jason Newton has more.

KLAX ABC 31 News 10/29/13

LA State Fair Rides Undergo Rigorous Safety Inspections Before Opening

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The gates at the State Fair of Louisiana in Shreveport officially open tomorrow.  And the final nuts and bolts are being tightened on rides at the fair grounds.  But before the first ticket is taken, those rides have to pass a safety inspection.  Erin Buchanan reports from the fair grounds.

Fair officials say ride operators and [...]

Gov. Edwards & Wife Appear on CNN

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Governor Edwin Edwards and his wife Trina appeared last night on CNN’s Piers Morgan and explained how they had a baby, even though they are 50 years apart in age.
He said they used sperm that had been stored, unbeknownst to him, many years before when he had a reverse vasectomy.
How did he find out?  He [...]