Property line dispute shooting ends in 2nd Degree Murder conviction.
Posted on 12/13/2018 11:59:00 AM.

The Chackbay man who shot his neighbor a year ago over a property line dispute has been convicted of 2nd Degree Murder.
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Most googled items by Louisianians in 2018: World Cup, LSU, and hurricanes
Posted on 12/12/2018 7:17:00 PM.
Google’s annual Year in Search report shows Louisianans searched the most for soccer, LSU football and hurricanes. Google Technology Expert Molly Vandenburg says the number one search in the Bayou State was a little surprising.
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Kennedy opposes national criminal justice reform bill
Posted on 12/12/2018 12:42:00 PM.

Congress is set to vote this month on a criminal justice reform bill that would give judges more leeway in sentencing non-violent offenders, and would increase funding for rehabilitation programs for prisoners. The bill is backed by President Trump, but opposed by Senator John Kennedy and other Republicans.
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Farm bill will not include SNAP work requirements
Posted on 12/11/2018 5:55:00 PM.

A Farm Bill is in conference committee with votes expected on a final version in Congress later this week. The bill houses the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, or food stamps, along with farming policy for the next several years. Congressman Ralph Abraham says he’s disappointed the bill leaves out SNAP work requirements, but overall it’s a good bill.
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Ralph Abraham, SNAP, farm bill, food stamps, work requirements, Louisiana, 2018

Bernhard says new bridge would take seven years, cost 1 billion
Posted on 12/11/2018 1:43:00 PM.

Jim Bernhard, former president of the Shaw Group, says his private equity firm is willing to finance the cost of a new bridge over the Mississippi, and estimates the project would take about seven years to complete.
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Barras blocks REC forecast increase
Posted on 12/10/2018 4:49:00 PM.

The current revenue forecast for state government will stay in place after Speaker Taylor Barras votes down an increase today in the Revenue Estimating Conference. The Senate and Governor were hoping to increase the forecast to approve tens of millions in new spending after economists upgraded the state’s outlook. Barras says he’d rather wait until next year before approving additional spending.
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Officer allegedly struck at Melville parade for Chief of Police
Posted on 12/10/2018 12:57:00 PM.

The man who lost a challenge for the Melville Chief of Police, and allegedly punched an officer at a parade for the winner, has bonded out of jail. Cleven Clark denies that he assaulted the officer, and says police were harassing his family by running the parade in front of his house after the election, but Chief Anthony Moreau says you could see where the officer was struck.
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Abraham talks with LRN about entering the race
Posted on 12/6/2018 1:11:00 PM.

Monroe born and Alto based Congressman Ralph Abraham says he’s a conservative Republican, and he’s running for governor, and intends to win. He says he’s been concerned about the direction the state since Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards took over in 2015, the same year he was elected to Congress.
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NFIB suggestions for office parties
Posted on 12/6/2018 2:25:00 AM.

It’s that time of year when businesses start planning their holiday parties, parties which have the potential to go horrifically wrong if things get out of hand, or the company does a poor job planning and preparing. National Federation of Small Business State Director Dawn Starns says harassment awareness is at an all-time-high, so don’t incentivize inappropriate behavior.
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25 percent of Louisiana children live in food insecure homes
Posted on 12/5/2018 12:18:00 PM.

A Report from Hunger Free America says Louisiana has the third highest rate of food insecure children in the nation. About 25 percent of kids in the state live in households where their parents do not make enough money, and CEO Joel Berg puts much of the blame on the state’s low minimum wage.
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