Category Archives: State News

Lawsuit Filed on Common Core

Parents and teachers who support common core file a lawsuit against the governor. The lawsuit claims Governor Bobby Jindal’s efforts to suspend testing contracts to undermine common core is a violation of the state constitution.
Jindal, who once supported common core, insists the suit has no merit.
This comes on the heels of a group of lawmakers [...]

ULL Bomb Threat A Diversion for Bank Robbery

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Lafayette authorities say a 30-year-old man is responsible for bomb threats last Wednesday on the ULL campus. Devin Haywood is also charged with attempted bank robbery the day of the bomb threat.
The threat was a hoax. Someone phoned in the threat to KATC-TV in Lafayette, shutting down the campus of about 55 hundred people.
The investigation [...]

Marketing Initiative Boosts Fresh Seafood Industry

Shrimping is a way of life in Delcambre where the industry feeds the area economy.
As Akeam Ashford reports, “Louisiana Direct Seafood” is a marketing initiative that’s helped boost that industry since shrimpers were forced out of the water in the wake of the crude disaster four years ago.

Aside from the Delcambre location, customers can also [...]

Paul Hollis Endorses Bill Cassidy

The state representative who dropped out of the U.S. Senate race says he’s supporting Bill Cassidy. State Representative Paul Hollis chose Cassidy over Rob Maness.
He’s the other Republican hoping to unseat long-time incumbent Mary Landrieu.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/21/14

Local Prostitution Sting Results in 13 Arrests

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Rapides deputies conduct a prostitution sting in the Alexandria area, focusing on internet solicitation at local hotels, and arrest 13 people. The only woman arrested, 29-year-old Katie Woods of Bossier City, faces prostitution charges.
The rest are all men and they were arrested for solicitation. They are 32-year-old Marcus Milliner of Pineville, 27-year-old Ivan Cruz Avecilla [...]

Duck Hunting Stamp Available August 1st

State duck hunters can purchase a new federal stamp online starting August 1st.
Louisiana is added to several other states where the federal e-stamp is an option to hunters.
Go to the State Wildlife and Fisheries web site for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/17/14

Baton Rouge Case Challenges Confidentiality of Church Confessions

A case in Baton Rouge has the Catholic Church defending its deeply rooted tradition steeped in confidentiality. It’s those traditions the victim and her attorney believe prevented the priest from reporting abuse he knew about.
Chris Nakamoto reports from WBRZ.

The priest told WBRZ he asks for your continued prayers for the church and for me in [...]

2 Suspicious Items Found at ULL, Officials Close Campus

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Two suspicious items are found on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, triggering the cancellation of classes today and tonight. The threat was called in to a TV station, which caused officials to start sweeping the campus and cancelling classes.
So far, nobody is hurt, and state police say the authorities will stay [...]

State Police Looking for Candidates

Students entering their senior year this fall are thinking about what they need to do for a career after high school and Louisiana State Police are always looking for good candidates willing to meet the qualifications.

For up-to-date information on what is required, go www.lsp.org to find out more.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/14/14

LA Teen Challenge Helps Fight Teen Addiction

Louisiana Teen Challenge is a faith based program to help fight teen addiction.  The organization currently has eight homes across the state and has been in Louisiana for more than 30 years.
As Akeam Ashford reports, they’re saving lives and leading people away from addiction.

KLAX ABC 31 News 7/14/14