National Guard ready to assist as Tropical Storm Cindy moves inland
Posted on 6/22/2017 3:09:00 AM.

With Tropical Storm Cindy moving inland, the Louisiana National Guard wants residents to know they are ready if assistance is needed. Major General Glenn Curtis with the Louisiana National Guard says they have pre-staged 100 high water vehicles and 33 boats throughout the southern and central regions of the state. He says they have additional assets available if needed.
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Rescue efforts continue for residents stranded due to flooding
Posted on 8/15/2016 4:50:00 AM.

The great flood of 2016 wiped out places that had never seen water before. Interstate 12 is closed between Baton Rouge and Hammond. State Police Col Mike Edmonson says officers were with people who got stranded on the interstate, but many refused to leave their cars. He says troopers tried to reach people to bring them food and water, but it’s been a major challenge.
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State agencies describe impacts to proposed budget cuts
Posted on 2/29/2016 1:21:00 PM.

State Senators are hearing about the potential impacts if they approve a House bill that cuts an additional 106-million dollars from this fiscal year’s budget. Superintendent of Education John White says they would have to close early childhood programs, send voucher students back to public schools and cancel standardized testing. That led to this question by Senator Wesley Bishop.
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Governor-elect John Bel Edwards makes key cabinet/staff announcements
Posted on 12/16/2015 6:05:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
Governor-elect John Bel Edwards announced some members of his cabinet and staff during a news conference Wednesday. State Police Col Mike Edmonson will remain at his post, former US Representative Charlie Melancon will be the new Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary, DOTD Chief of staff Shawn Wilson will now head the agency. 
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Louisiana National Guard releases the names of the four soldiers killed last week
Posted on 3/16/2015 12:25:00 PM.
The Louisiana National Guard has released the identities of the four soldiers killed in a helicopter crash during a training exercise over the Florida Panhandle last week.  Louisiana National Guard Major General Glenn Curtis says 37-year-old Chief Warrant Officer 4 George Wayne Griffin, Jr., a Delhi native from Hammond, leaves behind a wife and four children.  


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