Category Archives: State News

McAllister Caught on Tape Kissing Staffer

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Vance McAllister is accused of infidelity in a video available in a West Monroe newspaper.
The West Monroe newspaper is showing a video on its web site purporting to be Fifth District Congressman Vance McAllister embracing a woman whom is not his wife.  The video can be viewed here.
McAllister, a republican, has issued a statement [...]

Gov. Jindal Issues Spending Freeze

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Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal issues a freeze on expenses.  He says it’s designed to guard against an unbalanced budget before the new fiscal year starts on June 1st.
Jindal also provided a long list of exemptions, which includes travel and supply expenses deemed essential.
KLAX ABC 31 News 4/7/14

State Police Arrest Alleged Child Predator

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State police say they’ve arrested a man they describe as a child predator.
He’s 39-year-old Scott Hebert of Winnfield.  He was arrested yesterday for indecent behavior with a juvenile.  Troopers with the special victims unit say he used social media to contact children in Arkansas ages 10 to 12 and sent them pornographic pictures of himself.
And, [...]

Speed Trap Bill Heads to Louisiana House for Debate

Yet another speed trap bill is headed to the full Louisiana House for debate.
The measure would require speed trap warning signs outside the municipality.  Woodworth in Rapides Parish was mentioned in the House testimony.
These kinds of bills have been attempted before and have always failed.
KLAX ABC 31 News 3/24/14

Foresters Prepare for Fire Season with Controlled Burns

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Setting a fire to stop a fire.  That’s exactly what foresters are doing in preparation of fire season.  ABC 31′s Bennett Roland Junior shows us how they do it.

The U.S. Forest Service always reports controlled burns to the area sheriff’s office, so they know how to respond to public inquiries.
KLAX ABC 31 News 3/21/14

Early Voting for Spring Elections Starts Saturday

Early voting begins tomorrow and goes through March 29th in a handful of Central Louisiana parishes for the April 5th elections.  These include mayoral races in communities in Avoyelles, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Vernon and Winn parishes.
Voter can cast early ballots from 8:30am to 6pm daily, except Sunday, in the offices of the parish registrar of [...]

Bill to Ban E-Tabacco Products for Minors Goes to Full Senate

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A bill by State Senator Rick Gallot to ban e-tobacco products for minors is now headed to the full senate for more debate.  Gallot moved his bill out of a senate committee this morning with a unanimous vote and no amendments.
He says this is the latest tobacco problem afflicting young people and should be banned.  [...]

6th District Congressional Race Becomming Crowded

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There’s been a lot of speculation about whether former Governor Edwin Edwards will run for congress in the Baton Rouge area.  Today he announced his decision.  The colorful Governor is from Avoyelles Parish and served in Congress before he became Governor.

Rufus Craig, Libertarian
And this is becoming a crowded race.  A Baton Rouge attorney, Rufus Craig, [...]

Libertarian Party of Louisiana Takes a Stand on 2014 Legislative Issues

Baton Rouge, Louisiana (March 13, 2014) – In light of the 2014 Legislative Session beginning this week, the Libertarian Party of Louisiana (LPL) encourages the legislature to cast a vote for liberty in regard to controversial issues that have a dramatic impact on our state such as Common Core, marijuana legalization, and the use of one-time [...]

Controlled Burn Conference Held Today

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The March winds are winding up, and that means you’ll be seeing controlled burns.  A conference is held today on the safety and science behind these fires, which foresters use to cut down on undergrowth and other potential forest fire fuels.
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Today’s conference includes members from a variety of groups devoted to the environment and the [...]