19-year-old elected to serve on Avoyelles Parish School Board
Posted on 11/17/2018 10:47:00 AM.
19-year-old Stanley Celestine Jr. will be one of the youngest school board members in the country when he begins his term in January. Celestine says he's a civically engaged teenager who works with non-profits and through that work he sees the Avoyelles Parish school system has significant issues that need to be addressed. 
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Miles, LSU settle contract
Posted on 11/16/2018 12:42:00 PM.

The Mad Hatter agrees to a 1.5 million dollar contract settlement with LSU that frees him up to chase new job opportunities, whether on the field or silver screen. Les Miles had 6.5 million left on the contract he signed in 2005 that was cut short after he was fired in 2016.

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Waitr goes public
Posted on 11/16/2018 4:36:00 AM.

Food delivery service Waitr goes public on the NASDAQ stock exchange Friday. The company started in Louisiana in 2013 and has since expanded into over 230 cities in the southeast. CEO Chris Meaux said services like Waitr have opened restaurant owners to the idea of using third party delivery companies.

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Long term flood insurance fix unlikely in the lame duck
Posted on 11/16/2018 2:11:00 AM.

Senator John Kennedy says the chances for a passage of any long term flood insurance program renewal in the lame duck session are slim. The program is set to expire November 30th, and in the meantime Kennedy says he’s proposing a six month renewal while a long term fix continues to be hashed out. He says it’s been a frustrating process.

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Landry seeks re-election, says another Republican to join governor's race "shortly"
Posted on 11/15/2018 4:33:00 PM.

Attorney General Jeff Landry says he’s running for re-election because he sees crime as the biggest issue facing Louisiana in the near future, and AG’s are best situated to tackle it. Landry says Medicaid fraud and abuse is another major issue he’ll tackle if re-elected, along with two other substantial problems...

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Medicaid unveils new, automated online system
Posted on 11/15/2018 12:38:00 PM.

The state Medicaid Office has a new enrollment and verification system online today that provides instant feedback on whether or not you’re eligible. That’s for people who apply for the healthcare program online. Louisiana Medicaid Director Jen Steele says it should cut down on wait times for applicants.

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