Another stormy weekend coming
Posted on 11/21/2014 3:21:00 PM.
The National Weather Service is asking Louisianians to be prepared for the risk of another round of severe weather throughout the state this weekend. Robert Ricks, Lead Forecaster with the NWS in Slidell, says there’s a strong upper level disturbance moving into Louisiana from Texas which should hit us hard Saturday evening.
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Jindal plugs deficit by reducing spending; higher ed spared
Posted on 11/21/2014 3:02:00 PM.
Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols announced the state plans to use amnesty money, eliminate 167 unused positions and reduce spending as part of the plan to fill the state’s current $171 million dollar budget shortfall.
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Teen given citation in fatal Ouachita Parish crash
Posted on 11/21/2014 12:01:00 PM.
The teenager who was driving the vehicle that crashed in Ouachita Parish and killed 5 of the 8 family members on board was issued a citation for careless operation.  The family was on their way from Texas to Disney World for a vacation.  

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"Click It or Ticket" campaign to begin in time for Thanksgiving holiday
Posted on 11/21/2014 11:53:00 AM.
As we near the Thanksgiving holiday, the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission is coordinating a statewide Click It of Ticket campaign aimed at saving lives.  Executive Director Lt. Col. John Leblanc says last year's Thanksgiving holiday was one of the most dangerous of the year on Louisiana roadways.
 

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Cassidy has large lead in Senate poll
Posted on 11/21/2014 5:32:00 AM.
There's a new Rasmussen poll out on the December 6th US-Senate runoff and it shows incumbent Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu with 41% of the vote and Congressman Bill Cassidy with 56%. UL-Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says there are several factors working against Landrieu's chances at re-election.More
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Louisiana business consultant says President's immigration reform doesn't go far enough
Posted on 11/21/2014 4:55:00 AM.
President Barack Obama announced his plans for immigration reform last night, but there are many who say more needs to be done. Local business consultant Randy Hayden says the new Congress that is sworn in next year should look at making more working visas available, which could help with the state's worker shortage.
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