Endymion parade crash driver sentenced to five years
Posted on 1/12/2018 12:22:00 PM.

26-year-old Neilson Rizzoto was sentenced to five years in prison today after plowing into a crowd of parade goers during last year’s Mardi Gras Endymion parade in New Orleans. The crash injured 32 people and police said Rizzuto had a .232 blood alcohol level. The court also is ordering him to attend AA and MADD meetings. Legal analyst Tim Meche says Rizzoto should be thankful he gets another chance…
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Rep. Helena Moreno hopes to see an overhaul of state's sexual harassment policy
Posted on 1/12/2018 11:19:00 AM.

The Legislative Women’s Caucus is investigating to see if it is necessary to overhaul sexual harassment policies for the legislature and state government employees. Chairman and New Orleans Representative Helena Moreno finds it disturbing even though policies are in place, it’s hard to hold legislators accountable if they were accused of sexual harassment.More

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Sen. Blade Morrish wants to change TOPS award amounts
Posted on 1/11/2018 5:55:00 PM.

A state lawmaker is proposing to change TOPS scholarship amounts. Students who meet the minimum eligibility would receive a $4,000 payment for the year, but students who achieve a very high ACT and GPA get a full scholarship, plus a stipend. Jennings Senator Blade Morrish says $4,000 may seem low, but it’s still the most lucrative college tuition program in the U.S.

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Ensminger introduced as LSU offensive coordinator
Posted on 1/11/2018 1:38:00 PM.

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron introduced his new offensive coordinator today, Steve Ensminger. Ensminger is an old face around Tigers, having been with the team since 2011, and having captained LSU to three bowl games in the late 70s at quarterback. Ensminger got choked up as he was introduced…

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Officials break ground on I-10 widening project in the Baton Rouge area
Posted on 1/11/2018 11:32:00 AM.

A major road construction project on I-10 will affect travelers between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Groundbreaking ceremonies are this afternoon for the project which will expand an over six mile stretch from four to six lanes from south of Baton Rouge to Highway LA-73 near Prairieville. DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson says this project won’t be completed until sometime in 2020.
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Man arrested for allegedly killing black bear
Posted on 1/11/2018 10:37:00 AM.

Wildlife and Fisheries agents have arrested a Point Coupee Parish man for allegedly killing a protected black bear. The bear was a part of the Louisiana Black Bear Management and Research project. LDWF Spokesperson Adam Einck says agents responded after the tagged bear set off an alert…

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