Woman killed and son wounded in gun fight with Winn parish sheriff deputies
Posted on 4/12/2018 11:18:00 AM.
Winn Parish Sheriff’s deputies were met with gun fire when they were trying to serve a civil warrant in the small community of the Chee Chee Dam area yesterday afternoon. 71-year-old Betty Lemoine was killed by deputies who had just driven up to their home. State Police is also investigating, Trooper Scott Moreau.
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Regular session is one month old
Posted on 4/12/2018 7:40:00 AM.

The legislative session is one month into it and lawmakers are nowhere close to passing any meaningful legislation. Political observers say the milk-toast session has had very little highlights so far. Jeremy Alford is the publisher of LaPolitics.com

“The Senate is working on some House bills, the House is working on some Senate bills… but nothing of significance has been sent to the governor for his endorsement.”

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Sen. Kennedy says he's thinking about running for Governor
Posted on 4/11/2018 8:16:00 PM.

Speculation continues over who will run against Governor John Bel Edwards as we are 18 months out from the primary. Two Republicans have come to the forefront, U.S. Senator John Kennedy and Congressman Ralph Abraham. Both say they are exploring the idea of running. Kennedy was asked about it Wednesday.

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Tulane study shows yoga helps kids manage stress
Posted on 4/11/2018 4:41:00 PM.

A Tulane study finds grade school students can benefit from yoga classes to help them manage stress and anxiety. Principal author Alessandra Bazzano  says a New Orleans-based third grade class was picked for the study, since it is a crucial time of transition for them when academic expectations increase.

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Rep. Terry Landry's bill to abolish death penalty killed in committee
Posted on 4/11/2018 3:32:00 PM.
The House Criminal Justice Committee voted down a bill to end the death penalty in Louisiana. Bossier City Representative Raymond Crews says there needs to be severe consequences for first-degree murder and raping children under the age of 13.

“Forgiveness is vitally important, but nowhere do we get any indication that there won’t be consequences. We can forgive and we can forget, but without a consequence, I mean that’s to be expected,” said Crews.

New Iberia Representative Terry Landry (pictured) marched a dozen religious groups to testify in favor of his bill, which was debated for two hours.More
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House Committee approves law to let voters decide if fantasy football players can collect winnings
Posted on 4/11/2018 12:25:00 PM.
The House Criminal Justice Committee approved legislation to allow fantasy sports players in Louisiana to collect money if they win contests hosted by businesses like Fan Duel and Draft Kings. Gretna Representative Joseph Marino says each parish will decide if they want to authorize fantasy sports gambling.
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