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  • Roof of escaped Audubon Zoo jaguar's habitat was 'compromised,' zoo says

    07/14/2018 4:48:40 PM PDT · by BBell · 31 replies ^ | 7/14/18 | Marie Simoneaux
    The roof of the enclosure that Valerio the jaguar escaped from at Audubon Zoo had been "compromised," according to a Saturday afternoon (July 14) update from zoo leaders. An investigation is still underway to determine how exactly the 3-year-old jaguar got out, killing six animals and injuring three others. The zoo did not specify how the roof has been compromised or what type of damage had been sustained. Audubon Zoo spokeswoman Lauren Messina Conrad said zoo staff would "know more about the enclosure once we complete a thorough investigation." No animals will be housed in the habitat until the investigation...
  • Five GOP lawmakers mulling bid to lead conservative caucus

    07/14/2018 10:15:37 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/14/18 | Scott Wong
    Early jockeying has begun in the race for chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee — the largest caucus on Capitol Hill, and one that has seen its influence grow with Donald Trump in the White House. At least five House Republicans told The Hill they are weighing bids to replace the group's chairman, Rep. Mark Walker (N.C.). Known informally as the RSC, the caucus imposes a two-year term limit on its chairman, giving more members a chance to lead. So far, the possible contenders are: four-term Rep. Vicky Hartzler (Mo.); three-term Rep. Roger Williams (Texas); two-term Rep. Barry Loudermilk...
  • 2018: Democrats lead GOP by 12 million registered voters, 40% D, 29% R, 28% I

    07/13/2018 2:22:05 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 92 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 13, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    Democrats hold a massive voter lead in states that require party registration, a gap of 12 million that could be key to whether the party takes control of the House and Senate in the fall midterm congressional elections, according to a new analysis. Overall, 40 percent of voters in 31 party registration states are Democrats, 29 percent are Republicans, and 28 percent are independents, according to a new report of July numbers from the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics. The states include several with key battles over House seats such as California, New York, Florida, and Pennsylvania. The lead...
  • Sewerage & Water Board looks to fill 50 jobs in one-day hiring event (New Orleans, Louisiana)

    07/06/2018 9:52:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Tmes-Picayune ^ | July 5, 2018 | Beau Evans
    The Sewerage & Water Board plans to hold a one-day hiring event next Friday (July 13) to fill 50 vacancies, according to a news release the utility issued Thursday. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Xavier University in the Convocation Center Annex Building. The Sewerage & Water Board's staffing shortfall has been a focus of efforts to shore up the utility following floods last summer, which brought renewed attention to the need for more staff particularly in the drainage pump and power-generation divisions. Utility officials have also stressed the need for more employees to...
  • Burger King refuses to serve uniformed officers, Louisiana police department claims

    06/24/2018 7:07:35 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 67 replies
    A Louisiana Burger King reportedly refused to serve two uniformed officers who tried to order food through the drive-thru last month. According to the Bayou Journal, the Assumption Parish sheriff’s deputies had just finished SWAT training and went to a Burger King in St. Francisville to get some food. When the police officers tried to order through the drive-thru speaker at the fast food chain, employees allegedly denied their request. The police department’s public information officer Lonny Cavalier said the deputies tried to order chicken and were told the restaurant was out. They then tried to order Whoppers, to which...
  • The List: Republican Senators Demanding Trump End Border Enforcement

    06/21/2018 4:04:39 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 107 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 6-21-18 | True Pundit Staff
    Thirteen Republican Senators Are Demanding President Trump Halt Immigration Enforcement At The United States-mexico Border Until They Can Pass Legislation Closing A Legal Loophole, Perhaps Leaving The Border Open For Years. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)
  • 'Do You Believe in the Tooth Fairy?': Sen. John Kennedy Presses I.G.

    06/19/2018 3:11:24 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 31 replies ^ | 6/18/18 | Fox News/Cavuto
    _____ at the 7:50 minute mark-- Kennedy asks Horowitz: "Your classified index ..... does it contain or discuss an email that refers to a conversation between Atty. General Lynch and a person by the name of Amanda Renteria
  • 2 men, including NRA instructor, accused of forging applications for handgun permits

    06/16/2018 10:00:20 AM PDT · by BBell · 11 replies ^ | 6/15/18 | Laura McKnight
    Two New Orleans area men, including a National Rifle Association instructor, are accused of scheming to forge documents as part of applications for concealed handgun permits, according to Louisiana State Police. Annis Broussard, 54, of Slidell was booked Thursday (June 14) with conspiracy to commit forgery. Broussard was serving as an NRA Certified Instructor, but the state has revoked that certification, a state police spokeswoman said. According to state police, Broussard plotted with Derrick Jones, 47, of Waggaman, who was booked Thursday with 27 counts of forgery and conspiracy to commit forgery. An investigation into the permit applications kicked off...
  • Brain-Eating Amoeba Found In Louisiana Water System

    06/14/2018 8:57:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies ^ | June 13, 2018 at 11:09 am | Staff
    HOUMA, LA (CBS Local) – A potentially deadly brain-eating amoeba has been found again in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. Independent testing returned positive results for Naegleria fowleri, which causes fatal brain swelling and tissue destruction, in the community of Pointe-aux-Chenes, according to WWL-TV, as well as The Courier. The Details: A brain-eating amoeba has been detected in the Louisiana water system It is the third time since 2015 that the potentially deadly organism has been found in the state The amoeba can cause brain swelling and seizures according to the CDC The Terrebonne Consolidated Waterworks District issued the notification Sunday and...
  • Louisiana slave law: more humane than Trump's border policy | Opinion(barf bag overflow)

    06/09/2018 9:53:13 AM PDT · by BBell · 32 replies ^ | 6/9/18 | Jarvis DeBerry
    More than a few people have connected Donald Trump's decision to tear apart families seeking asylum at our southern border to the history of American slave-owners separating parents and children for whatever reason they saw fit. It's not the most perfect analogy -- at least not in this state. Because slave-holding Louisiana, believe it or not, had a law against separating enslaved mothers and their young children. "And be it further enacted," Section 9 of Louisiana's 1806 Code Noir (Black Code) reads, "That every person is expressly prohibited from selling separately from their mothers, the children who shall not have...
  • Louisiana is still the worst state nationwide for children, report says(my sports humor added)

    06/08/2018 8:48:38 AM PDT · by BBell · 5 replies ^ | 6/8/18 | Wilborn P. Nobles III
    Louisiana is a state where childhood is the most threatened in the country, according to a report from Save the Children. The international aid group's annual End of Childhood report released May 30 stated Louisiana falls at No. 50 in state-by-state rankings, which are determined by averaging a state's rankings in infant deaths, violent deaths, adolescent birth rates, high school students not graduating on time, and food security and malnutrition. "This year's End of Childhood Report and U.S. Complement again demonstrates that we are far from realizing the vision where all children survive and thrive," the report states. "Millions of...
  • See the list: Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoes projects in state construction bill

    06/08/2018 8:01:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Advocate ^ | June 6, 2018 | Mark Ballard
    <p>Acadiana lost $26.6 million in proposed construction projects with the stroke of Gov. John Bel Edwards veto pen Wednesday.</p> <p>Twenty-nine projects were part of the 40 items struck from the state’s annual construction budget by Edwards using his line-item veto authority.</p>
  • Gas pipeline firms appeal federal judge's order to pay for canal erosion

    06/04/2018 2:09:32 PM PDT · by BBell · 1 replies ^ | 6/4/18 | Mark Schleifstein
    Four natural gas pipeline companies that were ordered to repair some erosion along pipeline canals in Plaquemines Parish by a federal judge in August 2017 and May of this year have appealed their case to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. The notice of appeal does not contain an explanation of why the rulings by U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo were being challenged."We are appealing because while the court awarded only $1,100 in money damages and ordered less than a third of the specific relief requested by the plaintiffs, important issues were wrongly decided and should be reversed...
  • Search for Vietnam vet nicknamed 'Louisiana' finds bittersweet end in California

    06/04/2018 12:50:24 PM PDT · by BBell · 23 replies ^ | 6/4/18 | Maria Clark
    A global search for a Vietnam Veteran nicknamed "Louisiana" came to a bittersweet end this weekend. A group of veterans who had started searching for their Army buddy in May with only a nickname and a single photograph to go by learned "Louisiana," whose actual name was Harold Thomas, died from a heart attack in 2015 at age 65. Susan Waldrop Garvin, the wife of Vietnam veteran Jim Garvin, said everyone just assumed Thomas was a good ol' Cajun boy. The Garvins spent most of the weekend catching up with Thomas' family, who lives in California where he grew up....
  • As Louisiana's coast washes away, state cashing in on disputed oil and gas rights

    05/31/2018 2:37:30 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies ^ | 5/31/18 | Sara Sneath
    "Louisiana loses a football field of land every 100 minutes." While that phrase has helped bring awareness to the ongoing problem of coastal wetland loss, it's not the state of Louisiana that is really losing land. It is private landowners, companies and individuals, that have lost more than 2,000 square miles of coastal marsh over the past century. That process is financially benefiting the state under an old law that grants the state government the rights to oil and gas deep below navigable waters, including coastlines where erosion has converted land to water. The more land private landowners lose to...
  • Where is 'Louisiana'? Vietnam war buddies launch appeal to help them reunite with their comrade

    05/23/2018 1:29:55 PM PDT · by Teflonic · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/23/18 | Matthew Wright
    A group of veterans from the Vietnam War who recently met for a reunion in Florida are searching for one of their comrades who they only knew by a nickname. 'Louisiana' is seen in photos with curly brown hair and a goofy face and his friends from the war remember the warm personality he had during the dark times. 'The picture represents the beautiful grin he had almost all the time,' said veteran James Garvin - who took the photo - to WBRZ. According to a Facebook post from wife Susan Waldrop Garvin, 'Louisiana' was a grunt on the ground,...
  • John Bel Edwards says Louisiana won't do business with companies that boycott Israel

    05/23/2018 5:29:07 AM PDT · by BBell · 10 replies ^ | 5/23/18 | Julia O'Donoghue
    Gov. John Bel Edwards issued an executive order Tuesday night (May 22) prohibiting Louisiana state government from doing business with companies that boycott Israel. The order directs the state commissioner of administration, Jay Dardenne, to terminate existing state contracts with companies if they are currently boycotting Israel or supporting those who do so. Moving forward, companies will be required to sign an agreement certifying that they aren't boycotting Israel before being awarded a state contract. The prohibition will not be applied to companies that have contracts with the state that total less than $100,000 or that have fewer than five...
  • Farm bill fails in House, amid conservative uprising over immigration

    05/18/2018 11:04:02 AM PDT · by xzins · 53 replies
    Fox ^ | 18 May 18 | Chad Pergam
    GOP seeks farm bill support amid immigration debate House Freedom Caucus members are trying to flex some muscle on immigration in exchange for support on the farm bill; A sprawling and subsidy-packed farm bill that also would have tightened food stamp rules failed in the House on Friday, in a dramatic defeat for GOP leaders who faced an uprising from conservatives over inaction on immigration. The farm bill, which was voted down 213-198, had been hanging in the balance as the conservative House Freedom Caucus threatened to withhold support without an agreement on an immigration bill vote. The GOP leadership,...
  • 2 Louisiana lawmakers get into fistfight at Baton Rouge bar: report

    05/16/2018 1:56:35 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies ^ | 5/16/18 | Greg LaRose
    Two Louisiana lawmakers got into a fistfight at a Baton Rouge bar, evidently over a disputed bill in the Legislature, Greg Hilburn with the USA Today Network reports. State Rep. Stuart Bishop, R-Lafayette, and Sen. Norby Chabert, R-Houma, were involved in a dispute on the House floor Tuesday (May 15) and squared off later that night at the River Room on Laurel Street. Bishop said Chabert "punched me several times" but he didn't throw any punches back. Chabert said he "loved Stuart like a brother" and regretted the incident. Police were called to the bar, but Bishop and Chabert had...
  • Stormy Daniels, Obama’s FBI Informant Stand-in

    05/13/2018 7:23:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/13/18 | Judi McLeod
    Mother’s Day 2018, and the media’s most celebrated mother remains Porn Queen Stormy Daniels who bumps and grinds her way into our lives courtesy of the mainstream and social media. Among her lesser known ‘attributes’ is that Stormy is a fully-fledged Democrat who was all for taking a run against Sen. David Vitter, back in 2010 Louisiana elections. Like many other Democrats, Stormy seems to justify pornography as a legitimate money-making industry. The latest Stormy offshoot seems to be cartoon character ‘Peppa Pig’ exposing children to porn: