Girl Scouts ask for equity & inclusion in House bill that had a Boy Scout project
Posted on 4/26/2018 2:30:00 PM.
Concerns are being raised about a House bill that includes an application for funding a Boy Scouts project, but did not include an application for a girl scouts project. Girl Scouts Louisiana East spokesperson Mary-Patricia Wray says neither project is guaranteed to be funded, but allowing both applications to be considered would send a message of equality. 
Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, legislation, Tangipahoa River

Woman arrested for allegedly selling horse on the web without the owner's knowledge
Posted on 4/26/2018 1:12:00 PM.

A woman is under arrest for allegedly stealing a horse, and selling it for $1,000 cash on the internet. 27-year-old Sarah Broussard of Scott was booked into the Lafayette Parish Jail on the charge of Theft of Property valued over $500. Ag Commissioner Mike Strain (pictured) says the buyer had no clue the horse was stolen.

“She used a false name to identify herself and advertise to sell a horse for sale on the internet,” Strain said.
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Mike Strain, cyber, crime, Lafayette, Agriculture Commissioner

AAA national survey puts Louisiana second in hit & run fatal crashes
Posted on 4/26/2018 11:45:00 AM.
Louisiana now ranks second in the nation with the highest hit and run rate of fatal crashes per capita, according to a new survey from the AAA foundation. The national study concluded there is a hit and run fatality every minute in the nation. More
AAA, hit and run, fatal crashes, bicyclists, pedestrians

House panel passes domestic violence firearms bill restricting gun possession
Posted on 4/26/2018 11:11:00 AM.
A domestic violence firearms bill cleared a House panel that further restricts possession of a gun by someone who is under a protective order. Currently it’s prohibited for an abuser to have a weapon, this bill prohibits among other things carrying a concealed weapon.
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Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, firearms bill, homicide

Cuban tree frogs in pose threats says U.S. Geological Survey
Posted on 4/26/2018 6:36:00 AM.
Cuban tree frogs have moved into New Orleans, and are now threatening to muscle out the locals according to the US Geological Survey. The frogs are invasive, and are suspected to have hopped a ride to the Crescent City on palm trees imported from Florida. Ecologist Brad Glorioso says it’s a threat to the state amphibian, the green tree frog.
(photo credit: Brad Glorioso, USGS)
Cuban tree frog, U.S. Geological Survey, Brad Glorioso

Senate committee approves video camera bill to monitor family members in nursing homes
Posted on 4/26/2018 5:33:00 AM.
A Senate Committee approved a bill that would allow families to put video cameras in the nursing home rooms of loved ones. The legislation was inspired by a Louisiana family who suspected a nursing home staff member was beating a family member in their room. Houma Senator Norby Chabert says the legislation is designed to keep the elderly safe.
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Norby Chabert, Dan Claitor, nursing home, video camera

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