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Louisiana congressional members respond to Trump’s violent mobs at Capitol

BY: and - January 6, 2021

Members of Louisiana’s congressional delegation spoke out against a violent mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol in what some lawmakers from other states are describing as an attempted coup incited by President Donald Trump to prevent Congress from certifying the November election results. At least one woman was shot and killed during the chaos, according […]

Gov. John Bel Edwards

‘Nobody is satisfied’ with Louisiana’s vaccine distribution so far, Edwards says

BY: - January 6, 2021

Gov. John Bel Edwards’ covered three major topics during a Wednesday afternoon press conference: the schedule for a special election for the seats left open by Rep. Cedric Richmond and the late Luke Letlow, COVID-19’s alarming spread in Louisiana and his dissatisfaction with the state’s vaccine distribution thus far. Louisiana will hold a special election […]

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Woman shot during U.S. Capitol violence dies

BY: - January 6, 2021

WASHINGTON—A woman was shot inside the U.S. Capitol Wednesday during a riot provoked by Trump backers and later was pronounced dead at a local hospital, according to the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department.  Officials did not provide details on the woman, her hometown or which hospital she was taken to. U.S. Capitol Police did not respond […]

Jan. 6 protestor inside U.S. Capitol

U.S. Capitol on lockdown after pro-Trump rioters storm inside

BY: and - January 6, 2021

WASHINGTON- A violent mob derailed the typically routine process of Congress certifying the presidential election results on Wednesday, with the House of Representatives and Senate abruptly recessing after President Donald Trump’s supporters clashed with police and forced their way into the U.S. Capitol. Both legislative chambers were evacuated amid the chaos of pro-Trump rioters who […]

U.S. Senate runoffs poised to hand Georgia Democrats historic win

BY: - January 6, 2021

A steady trickle of Georgians mostly breezed in and out of polling places across the state for the final day of voting in the state’s high-stakes U.S. Senate runoffs, adding more than 1 million votes to the already 3 million cast before Tuesday. The nation watched as Georgia narrowly elected Democrat Raphael Warnock, making him […]

Louisiana’s GOP lawmakers now support COVID-19 accommodations for upcoming elections

BY: - January 6, 2021

Two state legislative committees on Tuesday unanimously approved a proposed emergency election plan that would offer mail-in ballots and other coronavirus-related accommodations for voters to use in municipal races this spring, two special congressional elections and a special state House race in February. Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin presented the plan to the Senate […]

Gov. John Bel Edwards

Gov. Edwards appoints nephew, former law partner to UL System board

BY: - January 6, 2021

Gov. John Bel Edwards named his nephew and former law partner Bradley A. Stevens to the board of supervisors for the University of Louisiana System, a move that a legal expert says is allowed in Louisiana law and that Stevens himself says is based on his qualifications.  Stevens has been a partner at Edwards & […]

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LSU ordered to release records in football star Derrius Guice’s case

BY: - January 5, 2021

LSU has been ordered to release records without most redactions of a university police investigation into former college football star Derrius Guice, who was accused of taking a semi-nude photo of a fellow student without her consent in 2016. A Baton Rouge state court also ordered the university to pay a $100 per day fine […]

Aerial photo of industrial zones along river in St. James Parish

Judge dismisses Formosa Plastics lawsuit, but permit remains suspended

BY: - January 5, 2021

A federal court in Washington D.C. on Friday dismissed a lawsuit challenging a wetlands permit for a $9.4 billion Formosa Plastics facility in St. James Parish; however, the lawsuit had already accomplished one of its primary goals. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers suspended Formosa’s permit in November, and the permit remains suspended as the […]

State gives hospitals permission to use its extra vaccine doses on certain members of the public

BY: - January 5, 2021

To prevent COVID-19 vaccine dosages from going to waste, the Louisiana Department of Health Tuesday gave hospitals permission to vaccinate certain members of the public if they have extra after they’ve vaccinated their staff. According to a press release issued by the state health department, hospitals now have permission to “begin using any remaining current and […]

Dozens of GOP lawmakers to reject certifying Biden as president

BY: and - January 5, 2021

WASHINGTON — The final step in a turmoil-filled 2020 presidential election is set for Wednesday, when Congress will certify election results showing that Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump. But a series of objections from GOP legislators is expected to stretch that routine process into a much lengthier one — and one that is dividing […]

Charlotte Bertrand, of St. Francisville Pharmacy, believes she will give out 100 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the week.

Louisiana pharmacies overwhelmed as COVID-19 vaccine eligibility expands

BY: - January 5, 2021

Louisiana pharmacies selected to receive COVID-19 vaccinations that can be used to inoculate people 70 years old and above were inundated with phone calls after the state made their business names and locations public Monday morning (Jan. 4). “The phone just doesn’t stop ringing,” said pharmacist Constance Rabalais of Sentry Drug of Marksville. “I’ve never […]