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  • New Orleans begins taking down Confederate monuments

    04/24/2017 5:15:33 AM PDT · by chemicalman · 52 replies
    WWL TV ^ | 4/24/17 | WWL TV
    NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans began the process of taking down Confederate statutes early Monday with the removal of the monument to the Battle at Liberty Place. The city became the latest Southern body to divorce itself from what some say are symbols of racism and intolerance but which opponents say are historic.
  • Louisiana priest not missing but was lost

    04/17/2017 8:33:39 PM PDT · by topher · 8 replies
    Multiple TV Stations | April 17, 2017 | Vanity But sourced
    A priest was thought to be missing. His car was found parked and people did know where he was. He was lost and was new to United States. He was using another priest's car whom he had driven to the airport. The priest, Father Julius Ohiaege of Nigeria, was taking the place of the priest he had driven to the Lafayette, Louisiana airport. He was to substitute for the priest at St Leo the Great parish in Leonville. Links to stories on this (which are quite confusing as some still has the priest as being missing): KLFY (CBS News): Priest...
  • 7-foot gator climbs out of storm drain in Bucktown: Report(picture)

    04/17/2017 5:22:15 PM PDT · by BBell · 30 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 4/17/17 | Chelsea Brasted, | The Times-Picayune
    You never know what lurks beneath a city, and doubly so when you live above a swamp. But in a photo snapped by Steven Nicholson and posted to Twitter by WWL reporter Natalie Shepherd, there's no mystery: That is a seven-foot alligator climbing out of a storm drain.
  • YouTube: Camera captures the moment a gas tanker explodes on I-310

    04/13/2017 8:22:49 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 20 replies
    Published on Apr 13, 2017 A dashboard camera captures the moment a gas tanker exploded on I-310 on April 13.
  • Clinic's closure in Bossier City leaves 3 abortion providers in Louisiana

    04/12/2017 9:14:57 AM PDT · by topher · 14 replies
    The Advocate/AP ^ | April 11, 2017 | Kevin McGill
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Abortion rights advocates say an abortion clinic in northwestern Louisiana has closed, leaving three other such clinics in the state. Owners of Bossier City Medical Suite could not be reached for comment Tuesday. The phone number at the facility was no longer in service and the website was down. State business records show the company's officers are the same Texas-based principals of Causeway Medical Suite, a suburban New Orleans facility that closed last year.
  • Trump travel ban defended by 15-state coalition led by Texas AG

    04/11/2017 8:16:32 PM PDT · by blueplum · 12 replies
    FOX ^ | 10 April 2017 | Brooke Singman
    The Texas attorney general led a 15-state coalition Monday defending President Trump’s revised immigration order, amid lawsuits opposing the plan to halt immigration from six countries. In a friend-of-the-court amicus brief to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, 13 other state attorneys general and Republican Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, laid out constitutional and federal statutory provisions defending Trump’s authority. The attorneys general also defended Trump’s “lawful actions” to revise the executive order, which was blocked last month by a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit. “The president’s revised immigration order is constitutional, lawful, addresses the 9th Circuit’s concerns and...
  • Bossier Abortion Facility is Closed [Louisiana]

    04/11/2017 2:02:33 PM PDT · by topher · 2 replies
    Louisiana Right to Life (email - not website -- yet) | 4-April-2017 | Benjamin Clapper
    BOSSIER CITY - Louisiana Right to Life recently obtained a letter filed as a public record in the federal case June Medical Services LLC, et al. v. Rebekah Gee, et al. that indicates the Bossier City Medical Suite, an outpatient abortion facility in Bossier City, has closed its doors. The letter from the Center for Reproductive Rights also says the facility's outpatient license was returned to the Louisiana Department of Health. A moving trailer was seen on location yesterday, April 11. Benjamin Clapper, Executive Director of Louisiana Right to Life, said the following on the release of the news: "With...
  • Work begins on chemical plant north of Thibodaux (Louisiana)

    04/07/2017 6:15:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Houma Today ^ | April 7, 2017 | Keith Magill, Executive Editor
    A Chinese chemical company says it has begun building a $1.85 billion plant in St. James Parish, about 15 miles north of Thibodaux, that promises to create hundreds of jobs. Yuhuang Chemical began construction on the methanol plant in January and expects to complete the complex, along the Mississippi River, in late 2019, the company said in a news release Thursday. “The first phase of the project is a $1.5 billion methanol manufacturing complex,” the company said. “Two more phases are set to follow, leading to the employment of 100 permanent workers. The plant is also expected to create around...
  • 13 states join brief in support of Trump’s temporary travel ban

    03/27/2017 9:20:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2017 | John Sexton
    Representatives from 13 states including 12 state attorneys general and one governor filed a motion in support of President Trump’s temporary travel ban. From the Dallas Morning News: Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday led a coalition of 13 states in filing a brief with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals defending President Donald Trump’s revised immigration order.In the brief, Paxton and representatives from 12 other states argue that the Trump administration’s new order is legal and falls under the president’s power over foreign affairs and national security. Those joining the brief included Paxton plus AG’s in the...
  • Trump hails new Exxon jobs plan (45,000 new jobs in Louisiana and Texas)

    03/06/2017 4:51:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 6, 2017 | Devin Henry
    President Trump on Monday hailed oil giant Exxon Mobil Corp.’s announcement of a major jobs and manufacturing plan for Texas and Louisiana. Exxon said it has embarked on a $20 billion plan to build or update manufacturing and refining facilities on the Gulf Coast, something the company predicts will create 45,000 news jobs. In a statement, Trump said that is “is exactly the kind of investment, economic development and job creation that will help put Americans back to work.” “Many of the products that will be manufactured here in the United States by American workers will be exported to other...
  • Cursive Writing Is Coming Back to Schools

    03/05/2017 8:55:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    KCRA ^ | Mar 5, 2017
    Alabama and Louisiana passed laws in 2016 mandating cursive proficiency in public schoolsCursive writing is looping back into style in schools across the country after a generation of students raised on keyboarding, texting and printing out letters longhand. Alabama and Louisiana passed laws in 2016 mandating cursive proficiency in public schools, the latest of 14 states to require cursive. And last fall, the 1.1 million-student New York City school system encouraged teaching cursive to students in the third grade. Penmanship proponents contend writing words in a single line is just a faster way of taking notes. Others say students...
  • Town Hall Agitators Explode at the Name of Jesus

    03/01/2017 8:52:49 AM PST · by pgkdan · 55 replies
    the Patriot Post ^ | 03/01/17 | Todd Starnes
    A group of enraged protesters exploded in anger after a chaplain prayed in the name of Jesus at a town hall meeting in Louisiana hosted by U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy. The verbally abusive crowd also heckled a Vietnam War veteran who attempted to lead the group in the pledge of allegiance. It was one of the most heinous acts of un-American, anti-Christian behavior I’ve ever seen, folks. Louisiana State chaplain Michael Sprague and the unidentified Vietnam War veteran should be commended for maintaining their composure in the face of such verbal barbarism. The Feb. 22 town hall meeting in Metairie...
  • Town Hall Mob Explodes after chaplain prays in the Name of Jesus

    02/27/2017 9:53:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/27/2017 | Todd Starnes
    A group of enraged protesters exploded in anger after a chaplain prayed in the name of Jesus at a town hall meeting in Louisiana hosted by U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy.Click here to learn how to stand up to the liberals! Get Todd’s latest book, “The Deplorables’ Guide to Making America Great Again”The verbally-abusive crowd also heckled a Vietnam War veteran who attempted to lead the group in the pledge of allegiance.It was one of the most heinous acts of un-American, anti-Christian behavior I’ve ever seen, folks.Louisiana State chaplain Michael Sprague and the unidentified Vietnam War veteran should be commended for...
  • Duo uses dating website to reel in robbery victim: NOPD

    02/04/2017 12:23:46 PM PST · by BBell · 8 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 2/4/17 | Laura McKnight, | The Times-Picayune
    A 21-year-old man and 17-year-old woman are accused of using the dating website Plenty Of Fish to lure a man to a St. Roch park and then rob him at gunpoint, according to New Orleans police. Jarius Smith and Oliska McNeil were arrested and booked into the Orleans Justice Center jail Wednesday (Feb. 1) with armed robbery. Detectives continue investigating to see if the duo has been involved in similar cases reported in the NOPD's 7th District, which includes a large swath of New Orleans East. The pair is charged in a robbery that occurred nearly two weeks ago, according...
  • After Outcry, Murder Charge Filed in Death of Former N.F.L. Player Joe McKnight

    02/02/2017 11:43:37 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 5 replies
    NYT ^ | 2/2/17 | Daniel Victor
    A grand jury indicted Ronald Gasser Jr. on Thursday in the fatal shooting of the former N.F.L. player Joe McKnight, handing down a second-degree murder charge. The charge is more severe than the one that Mr. Gasser had initially faced in December, when critics complained that racial bias may have affected the investigation. If convicted, Mr. Gasser, 54, would face life in prison with no parole.
  • ACLU Attacks Small Town Nativity Scene

    12/22/2016 3:04:23 PM PST · by kevcol · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 22, 2016 | John Binder
    Grant Parish District Attorney Jay Lemoine pushed back against the ACLU’s letter, telling KALB News “It seems these days it is typical for everyone to rush to want to be offended.” Lemoine said the courthouse already has a secular display, a Christmas tree, inside the building. “The offense would be if the religious symbols were taken out of Christmas,” Lemoine continued.
  • Suspect shot, officer injured in Louisiana police chase

    12/16/2016 3:18:56 PM PST · by BBell · 3 replies
    GRETNA, La. (AP) -- A teenage suspect driving a stolen car was shot by police during a chase near New Orleans as he traded gunfire with patrol cars and struck one officer with his vehicle while plowing through a barricade, authorities said.The 17-year-old suspect, who had an outstanding warrant on aggravated assault charges, was shot in the stomach and taken to a New Orleans hospital, said Jefferson Parish sheriff's spokesman John Fortunato.
  • Louisiana judge throws out executive order to protect LGBT rights

    12/14/2016 5:18:21 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 20 replies
    Louisiana judge on Wednesday threw out an order from the state's Democratic governor aimed at protecting the rights of gay and transgender people, ruling that the governor had overstepped his authority. In addition to protecting LGBT rights, the executive order from Governor John Bel Edwards protected state employees against discrimination based on race, religion, disability and age. It banned state agencies from discrimination, while offering an exemption for churches and religious organizations. The "Executive Order is a violation of the Louisiana Constitution's separation of powers doctrine and an unlawful usurp of the constitutional authority vested only in the legislative branch...
  • 'Cajun John Wayne' wins Louisiana congressional seat over Scott Angelle

    12/11/2016 12:57:14 PM PST · by BBell · 28 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 12/11/16 | Julia O'Donoghue, | The Times-Picayune
    The "Cajun John Wayne" is on his way to Washington, D.C. Louisiana voters in Acadiana and Lake Charles voted Saturday (Dec. 10) to replace U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette, with tough-talking former sheriff's captain Clay Higgins over Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle in the all-Republican runoff. Higgins, like Donald Trump, has no experience as an elected official and had never run for office. He became a celebrity, largely because of videos he recorded while working for the St. Landry sheriff that went viral and gained national attention. An internet sensation, Higgins is often referred to as the "Cajun John Wayne."...
  • John Kennedy wins Senate Seat in Louisiana - Republicans now control Senate 52-48

    12/10/2016 7:31:00 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 83 replies
    Great news out of Louisiana tonight. With 80% of the vote in, John Kennedy (R) is blowing out Foster Campbell (D) by a 64-36% margin. Some insurance for the Republican majority and this virtually guarantees that President Elect Trump gets the Cabinet he wants.