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  1. CrescentCare awarded $15,000 for food bank programRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2018 |

    CrescentCare of New Orleans has been awarded a $15,000 grant to support its Food for Friends pantry program for low income and homeless families and individuals. The program also offers a meal delivery program for homebound people living with HIV or cancer.


  2. Louisiana audit staff walks back comments about sloppy Medicaid programRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2018 |

    Legislative auditor Daryl Pupera appears to be retreating from comments he made describing the Louisiana Department of Health's oversight of its Medicaid program as sloppy and "a mess" last month, according to his staff and the head of the health department. Democratic senators on the Senate Health and Welfare Committee criticized Pupera Tuesday for implying that problems in the health agency's bill-tracking system would likely lead to fraud in the Medicaid program and that state health officials weren't doing their jobs properly.


  3. Some envision new I-14 highway through South, including LouisianaRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2018 |

    Supporters of a proposed new interstate that would connect communities in five southern states say it would reduce poverty and improve the lives of residents along the route. A map showing a route for the concept being promoted by its supporters shows it running through the central portions of all five states.


  4. Love in an elevator? Not exactly, but they were arrested anywayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2018 |

    The rock band Aerosmith famously sang in 1989 about the excitement of "Love in an Elevator." This past week, a Louisiana couple put their own spin on that idea by allegedly having sex in a courthouse stairwell.


  5. John Bel Edwards vetoes bill meant to help businesses like House GOP chairman'sRead the original story

    Jun 5, 2018 |

    Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoed a bill Monday from House Republican Caucus Chairman Lance Harris of Alexandria that would have allowed independent Louisiana gas stations -- like ones Harris owns -- to sue larger gas station companies over unfair pricing. Edwards rejected the bill because it "would likely result in higher fuel prices for Louisiana drivers," he said in a letter sent to Harris Monday.


  6. Louisiana Legislature approves skeleton budget; another special session likelyRead the original story

    Jun 4, 2018 |

    State Rep. Lance Harris, R-Alexandria, failed to convince the Louisiana House to renew one-third of an expiring penny in state sales taxes. Lawmakers also rejected the "cleaning" of a half-cent in a special session of the Louisiana Legislature that ended at midnight Monday, June 4, 2018.


  7. Pentecostal leader T.F. Tenney dies at 84Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2018 |

    Rev. Tenney was a minister for more than 65 years. He was the denomination's national youth president from 1960 to 1969, its head of foreign missions from 1970 to 1975 and its Louisiana District superintendent for 27 years.


  8. Louisiana House OKs tax bills after a two-year stalemateRead the original story

    May 28, 2018 |

    The Louisiana House voted for tax bills totaling more than $390 million annually Monday , moving along a tax plan to solve the state's budget crisis after two years of failing to do so . The House voted 76-26 for a sales tax proposal that failed to get enough support Friday.


  9. Louisiana House votes down major sales tax bill, negotiations at a standstillRead the original story

    May 25, 2018 |

    The Louisiana House of Representatives failed to pass a crucial piece of legislation Friday that would retain a higher sales tax and continue to eliminate some sales tax exemptions for the next five years. It needed 70 votes to pass, and the tally was 64-38.


  10. Republican tax proposal moves forward, but might not have the votes to passRead the original story

    May 24, 2018 |

    The Louisiana House committee on taxes only let one major tax proposal survive Thursday , the measure sponsored by the head of the House Republican Caucus. The Republican-controlled group rejected several other tax bills , including those backed by Gov. John Bel Edwards , a Democrat, and other Republican legislators that tend to work more across the aisle with Democrats.


  11. Louisiana House committee votes down governor's sales tax proposalRead the original story

    May 24, 2018 |

    The Louisiana House Ways and Means Committee voted 11-6 against the lynchpin of Gov. John Bel Edwards ' tax plan Thursday , a package of sales tax changes that would have implemented a 4.5 percent sales tax rate and and permanently gotten rid of some sales tax breaks after July 1. The rejection casts doubt on where lawmakers will end up during this special session -- and if the House will be able to renew taxes at all. Louisiana has over a billion dollars of taxes expiring June 30, threatening deep cuts to disability services, hospitals, universities, sheriffs, district attorneys and prisoner housing.


  12. House passes 2nd bill to benefit independent gas stations, like those House GOP chair ownsRead the original story

    May 3, 2018 |

    The Louisiana House voted 82-10 for legislation that would allow independent gas stations and associations representing independent gas stations to sue larger gas station companies for selling gasoline below market price. Rep. Lance Harris, R-Alexandria, sponsored House Bill 845 and also owns Leebo's Stores, a chain of nine gas stations in the Alexandria area that could benefit from the legislation.


  13. LSU info added to Louisiana government sexual harassment reportRead the original story

    May 2, 2018 |

    The Louisiana Legislative Auditor updated its report on sexual misconduct in state government to include information that had not been previously provided by LSU, reducing the tally of money paid out as result of sexual misconduct. The updated report , issued Wednesday , said the state spent around $5 million on 82 lawsuits related to sexual misconduct from mid-2009 to this past February.


  14. commentsRead the original story

    May 1, 2018 |

    The Louisiana House of Representative didn't approve legislation Tuesday that would have made it difficult for the heads of state agencies to keep a job outside of their government position. The bill would likely have affected Rebekah Gee, Gov. John Bel Edwards' health secretary who continues to work as a doctor outside of her government job.


  15. Louisiana House Republican chairman pushes bills to benefit gas stations, which he ownsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2018 |

    When state Rep. Lance Harris isn't running the Louisiana House Republican Caucus as its chairman, he's back at home in Alexandria running his various businesses. Harris and his wife own Leebo's Stores, Inc. -- a chain of nine gas stations in the Alexandria area.


  16. Funding restrictions for abortion providers, fetal burial requirements clear Senate committeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2018 |

    A proposal requiring abortion providers to make sure fetal remains are buried or cremated after a surgical procedure was among the pro-life measures that cleared the Senate Health and Welfare committee on Wednesday . Two of the proposals and by Rep. Frank Hoffman are updated versions of laws that were approved in 2016 but never enacted.


  17. Mother, son dead after shootout with police in Winn ParishRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2018 |

    Authorities say a second person has died following an April 11 gunfight with sheriff's deputies in rural north Louisiana. Louisiana State Police said in a Saturday news release that 50-year-old Kendall Lemoine died Friday night at a trauma center in Alexandria .


  18. Hahnville 9, East Ascension 1: Marissa Allemand drills 2 home runs, Tigers headed to SulphurRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2018 |

    Allemand was locked in Thursday against East Ascension launching two two-run home runs in her three at-bats. The first came in the bottom of the fourth with a runner on second and one out, and Allemand got ahold of one sending a pitch just over the wall in left-center field to put Hahnville up 7-0.


  19. Settlement reached over 6-year-old boy's killing by officers in MarksvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2018 |

    A settlement agreement has been reached in a family's lawsuit over the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old autistic boy during a traffic stop by law enforcement in Louisiana. U.S. District Judge Dee Drell dismissed the suit late Thursday as the parties worked toward a final agreement.


  20. Trooper digs into his own wallet to return lost oneRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2018 |

    A Louisiana State Police trooper used his personal money to return a wallet lost during Mardi Gras, according to the wallet's owner, who detailed the good deed in a popular post on Reddit. "Lost my wallet in NOLA for Mardi Gras, got it back in the mail with this note from one of the kindest State Troopers," Reddit user Wardo613 writes in a Wednesday afternoon post.


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