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    A woman is in jail after reportedly scamming a new Walmart employee into handing over a stack of cash — and she has allegedly pulled the same con before. The 38-year-old from Thibodaux, Louisiana, was arrested Monday, two days after she allegedly walked out of a Walmart in Mobile, Alabama, after taking money from a...
    A Louisiana judge is allowing people on probation in Baton Rouge to choose between getting vaccinated against the coronavirus or completing service hours mandated by the court. According to a local ABC News affiliate station, 19th Judicial District Court Judge Fred Crifasi is offering the choice amid an influx in COVID-19 cases across the country and...
    The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections on Tuesday said it would be temporarily suspending visitation and volunteering at all state-run prisons as Louisiana is reporting record surges in COVID-19 infections among its largely unvaccinated population.  The corrections agency announced in a press release that the suspension would remain in place until Aug. 16, at...
    Louisiana's eight state-run prisons have suspended prisoner visitation and volunteering in response to the state's recent surge in COVID-19 cases, the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections said Tuesday. The suspension will last for at least three weeks.  The department said in a statement that it took the "precautionary measure" to "protect its staff...
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A millionaire businessman in Louisiana has pleaded guilty to having his estranged wife abducted in a scheme that ended when the suspected kidnappers drowned while trying to flee from an officer who saw them driving down an interstate shoulder. Lawrence Michael Handley, 53, accepted a plea deal Monday evening before...
                      by Jackson Walker  After her sorority at Louisiana State University kicked her out, Emily Hines says the school ignored her request for the incident to be investigated for possible bias. Alpha Phi, a Greek Life organization independent of LSU, revoked Hines’ membership in April over her...
    Rep. Clay Higgins, R-La., announced that he, his wife and their son all have coronavirus, and that for him and his wife Becca this is their second bout with COVID-19. Higgins said that the first time he and his wife had the illness was very early in the pandemic, back in January 2020. CORONAVIRUS IN...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Republican Rep. Clay Higgins of Louisiana, a critic of mask mandates and public health restrictions during the pandemic, said he, his wife and son have contracted the coronavirus. He made the announcement on Facebook Sunday night and said he and his wife had been infected last year, but this time...
    Mark Wilson/Getty Images Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA) revealed he has contracted Covid-19 for a second time in a statement referring to the virus as a “biological attack” from the Chinese government. “I have COVID, Becca has COVID, my son has COVID,” Higgins said, referring to his wife. “Becca and I had COVID before, early on,...
    Louisiana Rep. Clay Higgins has announced his second diagnosis with the coronavirus, revealing that this bout is more severe than his first. The Republican lawmaker from Louisiana's 3rd Congressional District wrote in a Sunday Facebook post that he, his wife, and son have all contracted the virus, though he noted that he and his wife...
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    Programming Note: The Voting Rights Roundup will be taking a break the week of July 31 but will return the following week. Leading Off ● Louisiana: Louisiana Republicans have narrowly failed to override any of Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards' vetoes in the legislature's first-ever override session since the adoption of Louisiana's current constitution in...
    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D). Programming Note: The Voting Rights Roundup will be taking a break the week of July 31 but will return the following week. Leading Off ● Louisiana: Louisiana Republicans have narrowly failed to override any of Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards' vetoes in the legislature's first-ever override session since the...
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — An 82-year-old auxiliary sheriff’s deputy died Friday in Louisiana when his parked patrol vehicle was struck from behind by a car as the deputy diverted traffic on a stretch of an interstate where two trucks had crashed earlier, authorities and local reports said. Caddo Parish auxiliary deputy Lonnie Thacker Sr.,...
    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) on Friday released updated guidance urging residents to wear masks indoors when social distancing is not possible as the state sees thousands of new COVID-19 cases each day due in part to the highly transmissible delta variant.  Edwards said in a press release that the updated recommendations were made in...
    A group of “mostly” single male border crossers, along with some single women, were bussed into four Louisiana cities after being released by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), local media reports. According to WAFB 9 News, border crossers were bussed to Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Natchez, and Monroe, Louisiana, after they were released by DHS...
    Brandon Antoine (pictured), 46, died of COVID-19 despite his mothers urges for him to get vaccinated A Louisiana mother held a vaccine drive at the funeral of her son who died of COVID-19 after refusing to get vaccinated. Brandon Antoine passed away from the virus aged 46 in Baton Rouge on June 9.  His...
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) — A murder suspect who escaped custody in Oklahoma has been caught. Authorities thought Stoney Ellis was hiding out in Red Oak, which is just south of Dallas, but our sister station in Texoma is reporting the 43-year-old was arrested overnight in Sulphur, Louisiana. Stoney Ellis (Source: Red Oak Police Department) Ellis...
    Rapper Fredo Bang has reportedly been arrested in Florida. According to TMZ, the musician was arrested Thursday in Miami on a warrant out of Louisiana and he was booked into Miami-Dade County jail. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) TMZ reported that it’s not known at this time what the...
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    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — New Orleans’ iconic Superdome may soon bear the Caesars Entertainment name and logo, under a 20-year naming rights deal with the Saints that is nearing completion and won required legislative backing Thursday. Terms of the contract are still being finalized. But the deal is estimated to be worth about $138...
    On Tuesday, the Louisiana Senate overrode Democrat Gov. John Bel Edward’s veto of legislation protecting female student-athletes from competing against biological males, but the measure failed in the House. “The Senate voted on the measure Tuesday, the opening day of the rare veto override session,” the local NBC affiliate WDSU reported. The Senate vote was 26-12...
    By Heather Hollingsworth and Richard Alonso-Zaldivar | Associated Press Vaccinations are beginning to rise in some states where COVID-19 cases are soaring, White House officials said Thursday, and hospitals are running out of space because of the delta variant, which is “spreading with incredible efficiency.” Coronavirus coordinator Jeff Zients told reporters that several states with...
    A Louisiana man who was hospitalized with COVID-19 says that he would rather be hospitalized once again rather than getting vaccinated. Scott Roe, a small business owner, contracting pneumonia due to COVID-19 and his health rapidly deteriorated, resulting in hospitalization. He will soon be discharged but is unvaccinated, and says his battle with the virus does...
    Vaccinations are beginning to rise in some states where COVID-19 cases are soaring, White House officials said Thursday, and hospitals are running out of space because of the delta variant, which is “spreading with incredible efficiency.” Coronavirus coordinator Jeff Zients told reporters that several states with the highest proportions of new infections have seen residents...
    RAPPERS Fredo Bang and Lit Yoshi have been arrested after NBA YoungBoy was targeted at one of Donald Trump's resorts. The pair were booked in Miami-Dade on Thursday afternoon, just hours apart. 2Fredo Bang was arrested on Thursday 2Lit Yoshi was wanted on an attempted murder charge The rappers - whose real names are Fredrick...
    More than 100 Louisiana religious leaders signed an open letter opposing legislation that would bar transgender athletes from competing on girls sports teams in the state, The Hill reported. Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish leaders from across Louisiana were among clergy members who signed the letter, The Hill said. "Our sacred texts teach us how...
    On Wednesday, lawmakers in the Louisiana House failed to overturn Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards’ veto of anti-trans legislation that would have banned openly trans athletes from participating in school sports teams in the state. The Senate did agree to the override, coming in at a 26-12 vote, but the House failed to get the last...
    A Louisiana father was shot dead in a gun battle with a 17-year-old boy after he confronted a teen sneaking into his 14-year-old daughter's bedroom window. Dezmon Hamilton, 34, died of multiple gunshot wounds in his home in Zachary, north of Baton Rouge, on Sunday morning.  The teen, identified by police as Nicholas Mcquirter, also was...
    A Louisiana father is dead after a teenager he’d ordered to stay away from his 14-year-old daughter allegedly snuck into her bedroom window with a ladder and shot him during a confrontation, according to local police. The Zachary Police Department said Nicholas Mcquirter, 17, allegedly shot Dezmon Hamilton, 34, multiple times. Authorities said the two...
    The Louisiana House of Representatives failed Wednesday to override the governor’s veto of a bill banning biological males from women’s sports. Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said the bill is “a solution in search of a problem that simply does not exist in Louisiana.” South Dakota faced a similar situation in March when...
    Louisiana lawmakers failed to override Gov. John Bel Edwards’s (D) veto of legislation that would have banned transgender athletes from competing on school sports teams. Edwards vetoed Senate Bill 156 last month, which would have required athletic teams to allow athletes based on “biological sex.” In vetoing the bill, Edwards said “discrimination is not...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana House lawmakers Wednesday failed to overturn Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards’ veto of legislation banning transgender athletes from school sports teams, a significant blow to Republican-led efforts to enact the new law in an historic veto session that has seen no bill rejections overturned so far. While the Senate...
    BATON ROUGE, La. -- Ten Louisiana residents are accused in scams that defrauded pandemic unemployment programs in California and Louisiana out of more than $1 million, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said.Louisiana Bureau of Investigation agents learned that multiple groups operating across several Louisiana parishes conspired to defraud the two COVID-19 unemployment insurance programs, according...
    BATON ROUGE  — Ten Louisiana residents are accused in scams that defrauded pandemic unemployment programs in California and Louisiana out of more than $1 million, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said. Louisiana Bureau of Investigation agents learned that multiple groups operating across several Louisiana parishes conspired to defraud the two COVID-19 unemployment insurance programs, according...
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    A group of more than 100 Louisiana religious leaders had signed an open letter as of Wednesday that signaled their opposition to legislation that would bar transgender athletes from competing on girls' sports teams in Louisiana. "Our sacred texts teach us how we should behave toward one another -- that we must love one another as we love ourselves,...
    The Republican-led Louisiana Senate overrode Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards’s veto of a bill that seeks to restrict the participation of transgender athletes in school sports. Senators voted 26-12 on Tuesday to overrule Edwards in favor of the Fairness in Women's Sports Act, which the chamber approved on May 5. “Without protection, women’s...
    A growing number of Republicans are encouraging Americans to get vaccinated, despite misinformation spread by right-wing commentators. Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise, the number two House Republican, announced yesterday that he has received his first Pfizer shot -- telling Nola.com the vaccines are "safe and effective." Louisiana's largest private hospital, Our Lady of the Lake Medical...
    Georgia Southern University Georgia Southern says five eagle football players have been voted to the Preseason All-Sun Belt squad. The announcement was released Tuesday afternoon by the conference. The team was voted on by coaches and selected media who cover the league. Derrick Canteen, who...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana state senators Tuesday narrowly voted to overturn Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards’ rejection of a bill prohibiting transgender students from participating in school sports, on the opening day of the first veto session under the state’s nearly 50-year-old constitution. Senators voted 26-12 for the veto override — the exact...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Florida, Nevada, Louisiana, and the U.S. Virgin Islands have been added to the city’s travel advisory, the second week in a row the city has added states to the advisory, after going nearly two months without any states on the list. Missouri and Arkansas were added to the travel advisory last week....
    HARVEY, La. -- Leave it to small-town Louisiana to know how to throw a party for one of their own.The community of Harvey, Louisiana threw a well-deserved parade for 14-year-old Zaila Avant-Garde, in celebration of her historic win at the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee.RELATED: Zaila Avant-garde, 1st African American spelling bee champ, breezes to...
    Louisiana Republican lawmakers want to override Gov. John Bel Edwards' veto of a trans sports ban. Despite Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards' veto of such legislation last month, Louisiana Republicans aren't ready to give up on passing a bill that targets transgender athletes. Louisiana lawmakers...
    HARVEY, La. (KGO) -- Leave it to small-town Louisiana to know how to throw a party for one of their own.The community of Harvey, Louisiana threw a well-deserved parade for 14-year-old Zaila Avant-Garde, in celebration of her historic win at the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee.RELATED: Zaila Avant-garde, 1st African American spelling bee champ, breezes...
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    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — That Edwin Edwards’ fame might have diminished a bit while he was imprisoned became clear on the day of his third wedding in July 2011 — months after his release and just days shy of his 84th birthday — to a 32-year-old woman. After a private ceremony at a French...