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.
LA casino revenue down 10 percent year to year
Louisiana casinos have seen substantial declines in revenue in the last year, leading casino advocates to sound the alarm that the state’s gaming industry is shrinking.
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.
Matthew Naquin Bonds Out After Negligent Homicide Conviction
The prosecution says Naquin was primarily responsible for the death and was the ringleader of the hazing incident where Gruver was pressured into drinking himself to death.
Louisiana tops the nation in FAFSA applicants
According to the National College Access Network’s FAFSA tracker, Louisiana ranks number one throughout the nation for application completion for a second year.
Uber expansion a boost to Fort Polk soldiers
The statewide legalization of Uber is set to be a boon for Fort Polk soldiers and others who are looking to get off the base and enjoy the amenities in Alexandria and other nearby cities.
100+ degree heat indexes descend on Louisiana
It’s going to be a brutal run of summer weather with little rain in sight and heat indexes over 100 degrees baking the Bayou State for about the next week.
This year’s budget sees increases in more than just K-12 education
July 1st marked the beginning of the new fiscal year, and while the budget battle was focused on K-12 funding increases and teacher pay raises, Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne pointed out a few other areas that got some love.
[UPDATE] Man Accused of Killing State Police Officer Given Death Penalty
Kevin Daigle is accused of killing Trooper Steven Vincent in 2015 after he stopped to help Daigle, whose truck was stuck in a ditch.