Coach Orgeron, Tiger Athletic Foundation Now Named in LSU Title IX Lawsuit
A lawsuit filed against LSU for the school’s alleged mishandling of campus rape and sexual misconduct has been amended to now include Head Coach Ed Orgeron and the Tiger Athletic Foundation. Three additional women are also a part of the suit.
Governor Edwards Vetoes No-Permit Gun Carry Law
Governor John Bel Edwards vetoed a bill Friday that would allow a person 21-and-older to carry a concealed firearm without a permit or training.
Governor Edwards Signs Sports Betting Bills
Governor John Bel Edwards has signed legislation creating the framework to bet on a live sporting event and a bill that spells out where the tax revenues will go.
Crude Oil Over $70 a Barrel for First Time in 3 Years
The price of a barrel of oil is up over $70 a barrel with experts saying that price is likely to continue to rise due to a number of factors.
Coast Guard: All Diesel Fuel Safely Extracted From Seacor Power
Seacor Power salvage crews have managed to remove all of the vessel’s diesel fuel stores, averting potential environmental contamination.
Utility Companies to Spread Winter Heating Costs Over Several Months
Louisiana utility customers will receive extra time to pay off their high winter power bills from February’s historic winter weather that produced a huge demand for heat.
Louisiana Schools to Receive $2.6 Billion from Most Recent COVID Relief Bill
Louisiana public schools will receive $2.6 billion from the latest COVID relief bill, in addition to the $1.4 billion they’ve already received in federal assistance dollars.
Lafayette Rock ‘N Bowl Owner Says He Knows Safe Way to Bring Back Live Music
Johnny Blancher, one of the owners of Rock ‘n Bowl in Lafayette and New Orleans, says not only is the COVID Pandemic destroying his businesses, it’s also eroding the state’s rich music culture.
Rep. Higgins Challenges Biden Administration to Stop Using Oil & Gas Products
Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins has filed a resolution challenging the Biden Administration to operate without the use of any oil and gas energy or petroleum-based products.
PSC to Investigate Winter Storm Power Problems
Public Service Commission Chairman Craig Greene said once the winter weather has passed the PSC will investigate what went wrong and why power providers had such poor communication with customers.
PSC to Investigate High Entergy Bills
At the next Public Service Commission meeting on February 24th, the PSC plans to direct a third party to do an independent investigation into why so many homeowners Entergy bills are up significantly.
Second and Third Cases of UK Variant Reported in Louisiana
There are also 14 other cases pending confirmation.
Funeral for Luke Letlow Happening in Monroe
Congressman-elect Luke Letlow’s funeral has been set for 2 PM Saturday in Monroe. The 41-year-old died Tuesday evening from complications related to COVID-19.
First COVID Vaccine Administered in Louisiana
The first COVID-19 vaccine for the state was administered this morning at Ochsner Health in New Orleans.
Governor John Bel Edwards’ Approval Rating Above 50%
A UNO Research Center survey indicates a 56% job approval rating for Governor John Bel Edwards.
FEMA Deadline for Hurricane Laura Extended
Residents impacted by Hurricane Laura now have another month to register for FEMA disaster assistance.
Cleco & Entergy on the Ready for Hurricane Delta
Hurricane Delta is once again expected to knock out power for thousands. Delta comes six weeks after Hurricane Laura knocked out power for over 500,000 Lousiana customers.
United Cajun Navy Aiding in the Hurricane Sally Response
The group estimates they have 25-30 boats ready to respond.
Laura on Track to be Second-largest Insured Loss Event in Louisiana
Hurricane Laura is estimated to be an $8-9 Billion insured loss event, the second-highest in the state’s history only behind Katrina.
Edwards Urging State to Not Repeat Mistakes of Memorial Day
Governor Edwards says our current escalation in COVID cases began almost exactly two weeks after Memorial Day and he wants residents to avoid a repeat for the 4th of July.