Three Lafourche Parish school students suspended after making threats
Posted on 2/22/2018 12:02:00 PM.
A high school student was arrested and two other elementary school students have been suspended from their respective schools in LaFourche Parish for alleged threats. Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Lt. Brennan Matherne says a 15-year-old male threatened to kill South Lafourche High School teacher.
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Female employee accuses Secretary of State Tom Schedler of sexual harassment
Posted on 2/22/2018 11:43:00 AM.

Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler is being sued for allegations of sexual harassment involving his former Executive Secretary Dawn Ross. The suit alleges a pattern of repeated harassment, and claims to have multiple documents that support the accusations. Ross’s attorney Jill Crafts says that includes an explicitly worded Valentine’s letter from the Secretary.
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House committee to hear Medicaid co-pay legislation
Posted on 2/22/2018 3:00:00 AM.
A House committee is expected today to hear Jonesboro Representative Jack McFarland’s legislation that would require Medicaid patients to pay a copay if they use an emergency room for non-emergency treatment. McFarland says the bill is an attempt to stop Medicaid patients from using the ER for a common cold or minor medical issues.

"The provider would know exactly where to tell this individual where to go if they can't pay the copay.  If the can pay the copay, they can stay right there in the emergency room. 
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LSP offers guidance on reporting suspicious activity
Posted on 2/21/2018 10:14:00 PM.
State Police is asking the public not to share unsubstantiated threats through social media. Senior Trooper Dustin Dwight says they encourage citizens to report suspicious activity, but they ask the public not to share unsubstantiated threats through social media because it creates chaos and panic.
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LSU rallies from rocky start to beat UNO 14-6
Posted on 2/21/2018 9:36:00 PM.
After a rough weekend against Notre Dame, LSU Coach Paul Mainieri was looking for a solid start from Cam Sanders. That didn't happen, but LSU quickly recovered and cruised to a 14-6 victory over UNO at Alex Box Stadium on Wednesday night.
 
The game got off to a horrible start for Sanders and the Tigers. The right-hander from Thibodaux failed to record an out and gave up three runs. 
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Tax bill failure puts fiscal cliff deal in doubt
Posted on 2/21/2018 9:25:00 PM.

The special session ground to a halt Wednesday after a vote on a tax reform bill that would have kept a quarter of the one penny sales tax intact, and remove some of the special sales tax exemptions for specific industries was postponed indefinitely. LaPolitics.com publisher Jeremy Alford says it was the bill with the most momentum, and its failure could tank the entire session.
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