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Louisiana juvenile offenders have been moved to Angola site

BY: - October 18, 2022

The Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice has transferred incarcerated young people from the Bridge City for Youth to a new juvenile justice facility on the grounds of Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, one of the largest maximum security adult prisons in the country. Sen. Patrick Connick, R-Marrero, said about 10 young people where moved from […]

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Louisiana Legislature committee investigating Ronald Greene’s death set to meet again

BY: - October 14, 2022

A Louisiana legislative committee investigating the 2019 death of a Black motorist in Louisiana State Police custody is scheduled to meet Nov. 14, nearly six months after its last meeting.  The committee, chaired by House Speaker Pro Tempore Tanner Magee, R-Houma, was supposed to hold a hearing in June to hear testimony from Gov. John […]

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Study reveals impact of pandemic on international students

BY: - October 13, 2022

A new study from the University of Missouri details the unique challenges faced by international college students from Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic.  While the pandemic posed challenges to all college students, the study’s lead author, Ifeolu David, himself an international doctoral student from Sierra Leone, said that African students faced intense pressures.  “The pandemic […]

Governor touts bipartisan dollars for local bridges

BY: - October 5, 2022

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Wednesday that more than 500 local bridges in Louisiana will be eligible for $270 million in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Louisiana will receive approximately $1 billion over the next five years from the Federal Highway Administration’s Bridge Formula Program. The Edwards administration has allocated $270 million for […]

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Louisiana sends help to Florida as Hurricane Ian makes landfall

BY: - September 28, 2022

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Wednesday that Louisiana has sent National Guard units to Florida to help with Hurricane Ian, which hit Florida’s southwest coast Wednesday at almost Category 5 strength. “I have spoken with Governor DeSantis and instructed our state agencies to offer resources, personnel and expertise to Florida officials,” Edwards said in a […]

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Gov. John Bel Edwards to travel to London to meet with insurance leaders, attend Saints game

BY: - September 27, 2022

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards will travel to London Wednesday to meet with business and insurance leaders. On Thursday, Edwards plans to meet with representatives of Lloyd’s of London, the largest reinsurance marketplace, to discuss Louisiana’s insurance crisis. Since a flurry of major hurricanes dating back to 2020, Louisiana has lost nine home insurers. Lloyd’s […]

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LSU receives prestigious cybersecurity designation

BY: - September 26, 2022

LSU became one of 22 universities to be designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations by the National Security Agency. The agency gives the designations to institutions in recognition for advancing operational technologies critical to intelligence and educating high-performing students. Other recognized institutions include Carnegie Mellon, the U.S. Air Force Academy and […]

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White House counts 608,000 in Louisiana eligible for student debt relief

BY: - September 20, 2022

According to the White House, 608,000 Louisiana residents – or a 13% of the state’s population – will be eligible for student debt relief. Of that number, about 608,000 are eligible for $10,000 in federal student loan forgiveness, including  435,000 eligible for $20,000 in loan forgiveness. The increased forgiveness is for students who received the […]

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Congressional hearing revisits 2017 Baton Rouge jail suicide

BY: - September 20, 2022

The 2017 suicide of a man while in the Baton Rouge jail is under new scrutiny as members of Congress examine the underreporting of deaths at correctional facilities. Jonathan Fano was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison in October 2016 on multiple misdemeanor charges. Court records indicate that, while awaiting trial in jail, Fano […]

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Hundreds of Louisiana water and sewer systems seek funding from state

BY: - September 19, 2022

More than 335 local water and sewage systems in Louisiana have asked the state for a total of $954 million in financial assistance – more than twice the amount the state has to give. For the fortunate ones that receive money, their customers could have to pay higher bills. Gov. John Bel Edwards and state […]

Football expected to drive Louisiana sports betting revenue toward goal line

BY: - September 15, 2022

Football season is expected to increase state revenue from sports betting (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Louisiana monkeypox vaccinations surpass 7,770 first doses

BY: - September 15, 2022

Louisiana has given 7,754 first doses of the monkeypox vaccine and fully vaccinated 2,341 people, which requires two shots about a month apart, as of Wednesday.   Most of the vaccinations – 4,899 of the doses – have been administered in New Orleans or its surrounding parishes. It’s also the area with the largest number of […]