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  1. Louisiana trying to extend foster care program until age 21Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 3 |

    Louisiana started a modest expansion of the foster care program last month, paying for students to finish high school, rather than immediately cutting off aid when a child turns 18. Now, state officials want to find a way to care for all foster children until they turn 21. Lawmakers came up with $1 million in the current budget year to continue paying for foster children to reach high school graduation or age 21, whichever happens first. Financing for the proposal sponsored by Republican Sen. Ryan Gatti was a surprise, initially seeming like a long-shot amid difficult tax negotiations to stave off deep cuts across state government.


  2. Louisiana teen survives 10 hours at sea after getting caught in rip current: reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2018 |

    A 19-year-old from Louisiana survived nearly 10 hours at sea after he was caught in a riptide while sitting on the water along St. Simons Island, Georgia and washed offshore. when a rip current washed him out to sea.


  3. Parents hope medical marijuana can help children with autism, but they can't find doctorsRead the original story

    Jul 13, 2018 |

    There have been times in the eight years since Judah Stampley was diagnosed with autism disorder that he has been on up to 12 prescription medications at once. The combination of pills seem to have done more harm than good, and by the time Judah turned 15, his mother says, he was diagnosed with both Type 2 diabetes and with liver damage.


  4. Organization slams pending passage of Louisiana public school prayer billRead the original story

    May 22, 2018 |

    State Sen. Ryan Gatti, R-Bossier City, has authored a bill to allow teachers to bow their heads "in deference and respect" during student-led prayers in public schools. after it was approved in a Senate concurrence meeting last Friday.


  5. Supreme Court grants new trial for La. death row inmate whose lawyer conceded guiltRead the original story

    May 14, 2018 |

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday granted a new trial for Louisiana death row inmate Robert McCoy, who was seeking a new trial based on statements his lawyer made to the jury in 2011. granted a new trial for a Louisiana death row inmate whose lawyer told a jury in 2011 his client was guilty.


  6. Louisiana school prayer bill close to final passageRead the original story

    May 8, 2018 |

    A proposal that could allow Louisiana school employees to pray with students during the class day edged closer to final legislative passage despite concerns it could embroil the state in litigation. The measure by Sen. Ryan Gatti, a Bossier City Republican, would allow teachers and other workers to pray with students during the workday, if parents of every student in attendance submit a signed request and if the prayer is student-initiated.


  7. Decision on Harrah's New Orleans contract delayedRead the original story

    Apr 30, 2018 |

    A Senate committee has put off discussing a 30-year contract extension with Caesar's Entertainment Corp. to run Harrah's New Orleans for another week due to concerns over how the financing plan for the agreement would work and the casino potentially being turned over to another entity, according to Sen. Gary Smith, D-Norco, the committee's chairman. Smith has removed the Harrah's contract extension proposal, found in House Bill 553 , from the Senate Judiciary B committee agenda for Tuesday and plans to discuss it at the committee meeting next week instead.


  8. North Shore riverboat casino project suffers another defeat, appears deadRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2018 |

    A last-ditch effort to allow a riverboat casino to move to Tangipahoa Parish failed Wednesday , making it even less likely that the North Shore will get a full-fledged casino anytime soon. Rep. Steve Pugh, R-Ponchatoula, couldn't get House Bill 438 -- calling for a local voter referendum in Tangipahoa Parish to allow a casino -- through the Louisiana House Criminal Justice Committee Wednesday.


  9. Tangipahoa Parish won't get a chance at a casino after allRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2018 |

    The Louisiana Senate voted 18-15 Tuesday to kill Senate Bill 417 , which called for a local voter referendum in Tangipahoa Parish on the presence of a casino in November. If the state doesn't allow that vote to take place, then the casino can't move there.


  10. Senate committee approves bill to let Louisiana teachers pray with studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2018 |

    Junior Alexis Caraccioli, 17, bows her head in prayer on Monday, April 4, 2005, at Pope John Paul II High School in Slidell. On April 19, 2018, members of Louisiana's Senate supported a bill to allow teachers to pray with students in public schools during the work day.


  11. Tangipahoa voters to determine fate of riverboat casinoRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2018 |

    The Tangipahoa Parish Council voted to hold a public referendum on whether voters want to allow riverboat gambling in Robert, just miles from the St. Tammany Parish line. The Tangipahoa Parish Council voted 6-3 Monday to hold a special election Nov. 6 to allow voters to weigh in on the issue.


  12. Proposed Hammond casino would have 800 slot machines, 200-room hotel, company saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2018 |

    The Los Angeles-based company Peninsula Pacific says a new casino it hopes to build in Tangipahoa Parish in Louisiana would have an indoor and outdoor event center, a farmer's market buffet and a potential bass fishing tournament dock. Local media report the company described its proposal this week in a meeting with officials and community members in Hammond.


  13. Bodies of missing Benton mother, son found in Red River: Bossier Parish SheriffRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2018 |

    The Bossier Parish Sheriff's office searches the Red River for a missing Benton mother and son. Their bodies were found Thursday .


  14. Louisiana House kills legislation that was touted as preventing serial sexual harassmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2018 |

    Louisiana House kills legislation that would have prevented employers from requiring employees to sign pre-employment contracts that prohibit them from bringing sexual harassment claims in civil court. The Louisiana House voted 42-51 to kill legislation would have prohibited employers from forcing new hires to waive their rights to pursue sexual harassment charges against the company in civil court.


  15. Louisiana Senate Committee rejects use of LGBT-friendly language in marriage lawsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2018 |

    Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, proposed legislation to change language in state laws about marriage and parental rights to be more inclusive of same-sex couples. The Senate Judiciary A Committee rejected the bill on a 4-1 vote.


  16. John Bel Edwards would vote for casino in Tangipahoa, his home parishRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2018 |

    Gov. John Bel Edwards said he will vote for a casino to be opened in his rural home parish of Tangipahoa if the matter is put to a vote of local residents next fall. "If the election is called, I will vote for it," he said during a Thursday press conference.


  17. Man gets 12 years for crashing car into Louisiana military base while drunkRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2018 |

    In this file photo, an 18-wheeler drives through one of the gates at Barksdale Air Force Base near Shreveport on Monday Feb., 3, 2003. A 56-year-old man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for driving drunk and crashing his car into bollards guarding a gate at Barksdale Air Force Base near Shreveport , causing the vehicle to go airborne before landing inside the military installation, federal authorities reported Wednesday .


  18. Toys R Us will close another 200 stores: reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2018 |

    The company, which is reorganizing under the Chapter 11 bankruptcy process, also intends to make considerable staff cuts at its corporate offices in Wayne, New Jersey. The report also said plans to provide dismissed employees with severance pay are being walked back.


  19. Tangipahoa Parish could be the site of new casino: reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2018 |

    Los Angeles-based company, Peninsula Pacific, is considering Tangipahoa Parish to be the home of their newest casino resort in Louisiana, the Hammond Daily Star reported. According to the Daily Star, the company has two options: close their existing casino in Bossier City and build a new resort along the Tangipahoa River in the Robert Area, or expand the Bossier City site.


  20. Riverboat casinos gain steam to expand gambling on landRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2018 |

    The chairman of a gaming task force said Thursday it would recommend that the Louisiana Legislature allow riverboats to place slot machines on land up to 1,200 feet from the shore to generate more revenue and compete with casinos in Mississippi. Ronnie Jones, chairman of the Riverboat Economic Development and Gaming Task Force, announced the recommendation at a meeting of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board, which regulates the industry.


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