LA High Schoolers Top Nation In Drinking, Use Of Injectable Drugs
A study by Project Know shows Louisiana high schoolers consume alcohol and injectable drugs at the highest rate in the nation.
Criminal Justice Reform Savings Save Louisiana $12+ Million
Louisiana’s annual performance report on the criminal justice reform package approved in 2017 finds it has saved the state over 12-million dollars, twice the anticipated savings.
Bonnet Carre Spillway Closure Is Underway
The US Army Corps of Engineers announces they have begun closure of the Bonnet Carre Spillway.
BR Chef Beats Bobby Flay On The Food Network
Baton Rouge Chef Jay Ducote of Gov’t Taco Beat Bobby Flay yesterday on the Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay by challenging the world renown chef to a crawfish boil.
Senators Push For More Than Just Extension In Flood Insurance Renewal Effort
Louisiana’s Senators are renewing the push to win a long term renewal of the National Flood Insurance Program, but they hope to win more than just an extension, they want substantial reforms as well.
Juvenile Justice Hoping To Replace Old Decaying Youth Prisons
Louisiana is beginning the $60 million process of replacing two 70-to-100-year-old youth prisons with newer, “Therapeutic Model” buildings.
NFIB Finds Slight Downturn In Small Business Owner Optimism
NFIB State Director Dawn Starns says business owners are more cautious with spending and credits politics on both the federal and state level.
Bonnet Carre To Remain Open
The Bonnet Carre Spillway will have to remain open longer than officials were hoping for as rainwater from once Hurricane Barry makes it’s way down the Mississippi River.
Governors Candidates Release Campaign Figures As Qualifying Nears
Governor’s race finance reports are out. Gov. Edwards has $9.6 million cash on hand. Republican Eddie Rispone has $9.8 million. GOP Congressman Ralph Abraham has $1.3 million dollars.
Virtual Footlockers Aim To Digitally Preserve Military Information
LSU receives a grant worth nearly $400k from the Institute of Museum and Library Science in an effort to tell the stories of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans and active duty military through the creation of virtual footlockers.
Why Did Rainfall Totals Not Live Up To Projections?
Barry is a tropical depression in Arkansas today after dumping several inches of rain, knocking out power and producing some flooding along the coast.
Shelters opening across Louisiana
Louisiana is opening shelters across the state to provide residents refuge from the effects of Barry.