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  • Early voting in Louisiana nears 440k

    10/21/2020 3:58:42 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 28 replies
    KLFY.com ^ | Oct 20, 2020 | KLFY Staff
    (KLFY) More than 430-thousand Louisianans have marked their election day ballots by going to the polls for early voting. The Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office says that 430,682 ballots have been cast as of Wednesday, October 21 for the November 3 election. Registered voters have until Tuesday, October 27 at 7 p.m. to cast a ballot at your local registrar of voters office or at other designated locations in your parish. View the statewide early voting statistical report Here
  • 2,000 graves damaged in wake of back-to-back hurricanes-Louisiana

    10/21/2020 8:12:21 AM PDT · by deport · 10 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | Oct. 20, 2020 | John Murphy
    Over the last few months, the Louisiana coast has endured catastrophic damage from back-to-back hurricanes, first Laura and then more recently Delta. A path of widespread devastation was left in communities across the state, including Cameron Parish, which sustained a direct hit from both hurricanes. Remarkably, nobody was killed in Cameron Parish, but dozens of deceased family members are now missing.The powerful storm surge associated with Laura and Delta was strong enough to cause the water to move massive granite and marble slabs in cemeteries in the hard-hit state. Vaults that held caskets in place ended up popping up "like...
  • Louisiana Poll - Trafalgar Group - Trump 44 Cruz 26 Rubio 15

    03/03/2016 1:55:13 PM PST · by usafa92 · 56 replies
    Trafalgar Group ^ | 3/3/2016 | Trafalgar Group
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  • Judge Rules on Battle Over Student's Trump Portrait

    10/11/2020 3:59:20 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 25 replies
    Newser ^ | 10/11/2020 | Newser
    Want a painting of President Trump in your parking space? So be it. That's what a federal judge ruled Friday after a Louisiana teen's portrait of Trump sparked a brouhaha at his school, the Times-Picayune reports. "The painting of President Trump cannot reasonably be described as obscene or plainly offensive on its face, nor can it be construed as school-sponsored speech," US District Judge Eldon Fallon wrote, calling the Trump portrait a type of "pure political speech" the school can't prevent. The student, Ned Thomas, had the portrait commissioned after Pine Junior-Senior High School near Franklinton offered seniors the chance...
  • Killing of staged-accident 'slammer' puts spotlight on 'crazy' Louisiana fraud scheme

    10/10/2020 5:59:20 AM PDT · by texas booster · 36 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | Oct 9 2020 | John Simerman
    When he wasn’t packing vehicles with extra people and crashing them into big rigs and buses for the insurance money -- as federal prosecutors claim he did scores of times -- Cornelius Garrison III preferred to roll in comfort and style.... The Sept. 18 indictment described Garrison as a ringleader in a scheme that took auto insurance fraud to a wild new level – by targeting big rigs and the big dollars that can result from getting injured by one, with the right lawyers. Now authorities are hunting for his killer, while a cascade of indictments from U.S. Attorney Peter...
  • Hurricane Delta is expected to gain strength and size before slamming into Louisiana and Texas as a major hurricane on Friday

    10/07/2020 9:51:36 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 15 replies
    Insider ^ | 7 Oct 2020 | Morgan McFall-Johnsen, Susie Neilson, and Sinéad Baker
    Hurricane Delta slammed into Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula as a Category 2 storm on Wednesday morning, but it could be much stronger when it strikes the US Gulf Coast this weekend... As Delta churns through the warm waters of the Gulf, forecasts show it regaining Category-3 strength, with sustained wind speeds of 120 mph, by the time it approaches Louisiana and Texas on Friday. The NHC warned that the storm could bring "dangerous" hurricane-force winds and "life-threatening" storm surge. A wall of up to 11 feet of water could rush through some parts of Louisiana, with up to 4 feet of...
  • Hurricane Delta now Category 4, roars at Mexico’s Yucatan

    10/06/2020 10:45:35 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 9 replies
    Border Report ^ | Oct 6, 2020 | LUIS ANDRÉS HENAO and GABRIEL ALCOCER, Associated Press
    Hurricane Delta rapidly intensified into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane with 130 mph (215 kmh) winds Tuesday on a course to hammer southeastern Mexico and then continue on to the U.S. Gulf coast this week. The worst of the immediate impact was expected along the resort-studded northeastern tip of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, where hurricane conditions were expected Tuesday night and landfall early Wednesday. From Tulum to Cancun, tourism-dependent communities still being soaked Tuesday by the remnants of Tropical Storm Gamma could bear the brunt of the storm... Mexico began evacuating tourists and residents from coastal areas along its Riviera...
  • Hurricane Delta Upgraded to Cat-4..............

    10/06/2020 10:36:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    NOAA - NHC ^ | 1120 AM EDT Tue Oct 06 2020 | Brown
    000 WTNT61 KNHC 061520 TCUAT1 Hurricane Delta Tropical Cyclone Update NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL262020 1120 AM EDT Tue Oct 06 2020 ...RECENTLY RECEIVED DATA FROM A NOAA HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT DELTA HAS RAPIDLY STRENGTHENED INTO A CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE... Data from a NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that Delta is continuing to rapidly strengthen. The maximum winds have increased to near 130 mph (215 km/h) with higher gusts. This makes Delta a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. SUMMARY OF 1120 AM EDT...1520 UTC...INFORMATION --------------------------------------------------- LOCATION...18.2N 82.7W ABOUT 315 MI...510 KM ESE...
  • Hurricane Delta

    10/05/2020 5:44:03 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 354 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 5 October 2020 | NOAA/NHC
    The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane epidemic continues for the Gulf of Mexico. Delta is currently forecast to reach hurricane strength in the Gulf of Mexico. Wearily and warily, we are once again looking at potential dueling storms in the Gulf of Mexico. There is a possibility we witness a Fujiwhara effect between Delta and Gamma. Delta is expected to be the dominant storm system. Meanwhile, Gamma moved much further northeast than previously anticipated. Mash the graphics below to enlarge. All links and images are self-updating. Gamma Delta Gamma Public Advisory Delta Public Advisory Gamma Forecast Discussion Delta Forecast Discussion Florida Radar...
  • Armed Black paramilitary group marches through Lafayette, but few news outlets are reporting far-left extremism

    10/04/2020 7:25:14 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies
    SaraCarter.com ^ | Oct 4, 2020 | Sara Carter
    Ablack separatist paramilitary group known as the “Not F$%*ing (expletive) Around Coalition” #NFAC marched with weapons clutched in their hands through the streets of Lafayette, Louisiana, Saturday. However, only a few news outlets and independent journalists appeared to have reported on the situation, even while the escalation of racial tensions have led to riots across the nation over the past year. A journalist and cameraman from News2Share.com by the Twitter name of Ford Fischer posted the developments from Louisiana on Twitter Saturday. It was later picked up and spread across various twitter feeds. One person was arrested after firing shots...
  • Accidental gunfire leads to one arrest before Black militia demonstration in Lafayette [Louisiana]

    10/03/2020 4:47:11 PM PDT · by topher · 40 replies
    The Advocate [Baton Rouge Newspaper] ^ | 3-Oct-2020 | Advocate Staff
    An armed Black militia, called the Not F---ing Around Coalition, gathered in downtown Lafayette on Saturday in response to Higgins’s violent threats last month against its leader, John Jay Fitzgerald Johnson, and other members of the group. Before the demonstration officially began, there were reports of shots fired and at least one person was arrested.
  • A Louisiana Officer Faked His Own Ambush, Police Say

    09/25/2020 12:56:42 PM PDT · by Meatspace · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9/25/20 | Christine Hauser
    It started out as a story about a police officer who was ambushed in small-town Louisiana. But within days, the tale unraveled. The officer had shot himself, his department said. At 11:20 p.m. on Sunday, Police Officer John Michael Goulart Jr. radioed in to the Pineville Police Department that he needed help. He said that he had been fired upon by an unknown assailant as he was getting out of his patrol car at a strip mall in Pineville, a Louisiana city of 16,000 people that lies about 100 miles northwest of Baton Rouge. “A Great Place to Call Home,”...
  • Hurricane Sally

    09/12/2020 10:56:19 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 424 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 12 September 2020 | NOAA/NHC
    The nineteenth named storm of the busy 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season developed off the southern Florida peninsula. The storm track forecast carries Sally across the southern FL peninsula into the Gulf of Mexico. Mash the graphics below to enlarge. All links and images are self-updating. NHC Public Advisories NHC Forecast Discussions NWS Local StatementsKey West Radar LoopMobile AL Radar LoopNew Orleans Radar Loop Buoy Obs Near Storm Track
  • Congressman Clay Higgins Posts Strong Message to Potential Protesters in Lafayette

    With word that an armed militia could be on their way to Lafayette to protest the shooting of Trayford Pellerin, Congressman Clay Higgins had this to say. Higgins, who was once part of the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Department, warned that if armed protesters showed up in Louisiana, they should, "Have their affairs in order." The Louisiana congressman would go on to say in his social media post, "We don’t want to see your worthless ass nor do we want to make your Mothers cry." Higgins is now saying that he DID NOT delete his original post.
  • Why Is Drew Brees Wearing The Name Of An Alleged Rapist On His Helmet?

    09/02/2020 11:02:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 2, 2020 | Georgi Boorman
    Roy Moore was dragged through the mud as evil scum for accusations similar to those Jacob Blake’s girlfriend made to police, but Blake is being sainted. ast Friday, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his team broke with the pack to hold practice as nine other NFL teams canceled theirs in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake. They put Blake’s name in big black letters across the front of their helmets in what Sporstcasting.com writer Stephen Sheehan called “a powerful visual signal.”New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton explained after practice that, “The idea of putting his...
  • When ‘Protesters’ Call a Peaceful Driver a ‘Domestic Terrorist’

    08/31/2020 1:10:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Towhall.com ^ | August 31, 2020 | Michael Brown
    If you paid professional actors to record a satire video, mocking the deluded perceptions of some of today’s “protesters,” it would be difficult to improve on this one. The absurdity is so stunning that it almost leaves you speechless. The video was shot at the Shell gas station in Lafayette, Louisiana, where Trayford Pellerin was shot and killed by police on August 21. It was posted by the conservative media figure Graham Allen on his Facebook page. (Be forewarned that there is bad language.)It’s clear that some of the protesters are deeply upset with Pellerin’s killing, convinced that this was...
  • Dozens of protesters visit LAPD chief's house, cover it with anti-police posters (Biden/Harris rally)

    08/28/2020 9:22:44 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 28 2020 | Peter Aitken
    Protesters visited the home of Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Chief Michel Moore and plastered it with anti-police posters Thursday night, according to reports. Journalist Samuel Braslow of the Beverly Hills Courier accompanied the protesters as they entered the gated community in which Moore lives, capturing footage of the protest. The video, posted to Twitter, does not show how the group entered the gated community. The group supposedly claimed that it was going to protest at District Attorney Jackie Lacey’s home, ABC News reported.
  • Hurricane Laura Tore Down A Confederate Monument

    08/27/2020 11:45:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | August 27, 2020, at 1:54 p.m. ET | Jane Lytvynenko
    Calcasieu Parish voted to keep the South's Defenders monument in August. Nature disagreed. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ In Lake Charles, Louisiana, the fate of a Confederate monument was decided by nature. Hurricane Laura destroyed the South's Defenders monument, which stood on the grounds of a courthouse in Lake Charles. This summer, amid a national reckoning on Confederate monuments, protesters called for the statue to be moved to a museum, a point of view shared by Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter. The statue was dedicated in 1915, part of a wave of monuments honoring the Confederacy during the Jim Crow era. "When we think...
  • Chemical fire reported in Lake Charles following Hurricane Laura's landfall; shelter-in-place issued

    08/27/2020 9:39:33 AM PDT · by texas booster · 19 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | Aug 27, 2020 | TRISTAN BAURICK
    Hours after Hurricane Laura made landfall as a Category 4 storm in southwest Louisiana, a chemical fire has been reported at chlorine production plant just west of Lake Charles Thursday morning. Gov. John Bel Edwards issued an emergency alert warning residents of Westlake, Moss Bluff and Sulphur to shelter in place, turn off their air conditioning and close windows and doors. A Louisiana State Police hazardous materials unit is in route. Troopers shut down I-10 from the I-210 exit to the west and the Lakeshore Drive exit at the foot of the bridge over the Calcasieu River. A large, billowing...
  • Isle of Capri Casino in Lake Charles blown away by Laura, wedged under I-10 bridge

    08/27/2020 9:31:12 AM PDT · by texas booster · 29 replies
    As Hurricane Laura hit Louisiana overnight, the winds appeared to push a riverboat casino in to the pillars supporting the Interstate 10 bridge. Louisiana State Police Maj. Doug Cain said they received a report that the Isle of Capri’s riverboat casino broke from its mooring and was stuck against the Interstate 10 bridge in Lake Charles. Early reports emerging in the wake of Hurricane Laura show less damage than what was feared.