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BEAVER DAM, Wis. | World of Outlaws driver Jason Johnson dies after crash

BEAVER DAM, Wis. (AP) — Sprint car driver Jason Johnson has died following a crash at Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin, race officials said Sunday. He was 41. Johnson was injured during a World of Outlaws race Saturday night at the 1/3-mile-long dirt oval, the series said. It said the driver from Eunice, Louisiana, crashed … Continue reading BEAVER DAM, Wis. | World of Outlaws driver Jason Johnson dies after crash

Louisiana News: MONROE, United States Attorney, Louisiana Attorney General announce joint effort to increase violent crime prosecutions in northeast Louisiana

MONROE, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced today that a prosecutor with the state Attorney General’s office would be designated as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in an effort to help reduce violent crime in the Monroe area. The addition of another federal prosecutor in Monroe … Continue reading Louisiana News: MONROE, United States Attorney, Louisiana Attorney General announce joint effort to increase violent crime prosecutions in northeast Louisiana

WASHINGTON | GOP congressman asks Trump to attend annual baseball game

WASHINGTON (AP) — The coach of the Republican baseball team says he personally asked President Donald Trump to attend the annual game on Thursday, the anniversary of the shooting rampage that wounded the third-ranking GOP leader and others. “I asked him to come, I guess it was last week, I was over at the Oval … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP congressman asks Trump to attend annual baseball game

Louisiana News: New Orleans Mayor Cantrell Swears In NOPD Chief Harrison

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Friday, May 8, 2018, Mayor LaToya Cantrell swore in Chief Michael Harrison as Superintendent of the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD).  As superintendent, Chief Harrison is tasked with leading NOPD, managing the nation’s most robust and expansive police consent decree and keeping our city safe. “I am challenging Chief Harrison to … Continue reading Louisiana News: New Orleans Mayor Cantrell Swears In NOPD Chief Harrison

Louisiana News: Louisiana Governor Edwards – Hurricane Season 2018 Begins

BATON ROUGE, LA – Yesterday, as Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced the beginning of the 2018 Hurricane season, he and LSU Head Football Coach Ed Orgeron are encouraging all Louisianans to GetAGamePlan and get prepared.  Hurricane season is June 1-November 30, and while the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is forecasting an average number … Continue reading Louisiana News: Louisiana Governor Edwards – Hurricane Season 2018 Begins

Louisiana News: Bills Signed by Louisiana Governor Edwards

BATON ROUGE, LA – Yesterday, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced that he signed the following bills into law from the 2018 Regular Legislative Session: ACT 516 – SB 76 Provides relative to controlled dangerous substances in a hospital. ACT 517 – SB 107 Requires the state Department of Education to provide student assessment results … Continue reading Louisiana News: Bills Signed by Louisiana Governor Edwards

LOUISIANA | Gov. Edwards Signs Tougher Anti-Hazing Legislation

LOUISIANA– Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a package of bills that addresses the growing problem of hazing on Louisiana university campuses. “Students need to know that their leaders take hazing seriously,” Gov. Edwards said.  “This legislation sends the clear message that the state of Louisiana does not tolerate hazing of any kind.  It is one … Continue reading LOUISIANA | Gov. Edwards Signs Tougher Anti-Hazing Legislation

Louisiana | Baton Rouge Woman, Flora Williams, Arrested for Kicking Patient in Her Care

AG Jeff Landry Encourages Public to Report Fraud and Abuse BATON ROUGE, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry today announced the arrest of a Baton Rouge woman accused of committing battery against her Medicaid patient, and he encouraged the public to report similar allegations of abuse to his Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU). “It is … Continue reading Louisiana | Baton Rouge Woman, Flora Williams, Arrested for Kicking Patient in Her Care