LDWF searching for boat involved in hit-and-run accident
Posted on 7/28/2014 10:42:00 AM.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is investigating a rare hit-and-run boating crash. L-D-W-F's Adam Einck says the  incident happened Saturday night on the Amite River Diversion Canal in Livingston Parish when a ski boat was rear ended and run over by another ski boat. 
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, hit-and-run, boating accident

APSO department veteran drowns when trying to save his dog
Posted on 7/28/2014 10:31:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
The Ascension Parish Sheriff's office is in mourning today after a 32-year veteran of the department drowned Sunday while trying to rescue his dog from a pond. Lt. Col. Bobby Webre says 56-year-old Sam Vitter's Yorkshire Terrier slid under the fence of the residence and was running after something near the water.
ascension parish sheriff office, sam vitter, bobby webre,

Back-to-school shopping could be eligible for tax breaks
Posted on 7/28/2014 3:40:00 AM.
The new school year begins in less than a month and thoughts are turning to back-to-school shopping.  The Department of Revenue encourages families to keep their receipts while shopping for back-to-school items such as books, supplies, uniforms, and equipment required by schools. 
Department of Revenue, back-to-school shopping, tax deductions, Byron Henderson

Colonel Mike Edmonson declines retirement boost
Posted on 7/26/2014 10:32:00 AM.
Louisiana State Police Colonel Mike Edmonson turns down a controversial retirement package that was approved by lawmakers in the final hours of the legislative session. Edmonson says the controversy surrounding his retirement boost was creating too much of a distraction.
Mike Edmonson, retirement boost

Public Service Commission looks to keep energy customers informed
Posted on 7/25/2014 5:33:00 PM.
In the wake of the power outages that recently plagued portions of the state, the Louisiana Public Service commission will consider implementing a new system for power companies to better keep the public informed when outages occur. 
power outages, Foster Campbell, Louisiana Public Service Commission, power outage texts

Louisiana reports its first West Nile virus death of 2014
Posted on 7/25/2014 1:11:00 PM.
State health officials say a man from Caddo Parish has died from the West Nile Virus. The department of health and hospitals is not providing many details about the victim, citing confidentiality rules, but they can say the individual was between 60 and 74 years. State Epidemiologist Raoult Ratard says this is a reminder West Nile can be fatal.
West Nile Virus, Raoult Ratard,

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