Louisiana one of 9 states reporting high flu activity
Louisiana is one of nine states reporting a high activity level for flu-like illnesses. That's according to CDC's latest U.S. Influenza Surveillance report.
Governor Edwards To Make Attempt In 2019 To Raise Minimum Wage
Twenty states have minimum wage increases taking effect today, while the minimum wage in Louisiana remains set by the federal government, $7.25 an hour and it's been that way since 2009.
A Texas man arrested for allegedly committing lewd acts while driving with kids in the car
A Texas motorist traveling on the I-10 Atchafalaya Basin Bridge was arrested yesterday for allegedly performing lewd acts on himself with his two young girls in the car.
Law enforcement deaths rise 12% in 2018 over previous year
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund says the number of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty nationwide in 2018 increased by 12%
Partial federal government shutdown hits seven days
The government shutdown is now into day seven. Senator John Kennedy says negotiations have stalled
Substantial changes to SNAP proposed by USDA
The Trump Administration is proposing a food stamp rule change that would limit state’s abilities to claim economic hardship waivers that allow recipients to stay on the program even if they don’t meet the 20-hour-a-week work requirements.
Edwards Administration touts 14 months of job gains
The Edwards Administration is celebrating 14 straight months of year-to-year job gains for the month of November.
House Republicans reportedly considering rolling back sales tax
Some House Republicans are discussing legislation for the next session that would roll back the .45 percent sales tax passed in June because of a rosier than expected revenue forecast for the state.
Governor Edwards sounds the alarm over food bank shortages
Governor Edwards is putting out a call to action for Louisiana citizens to start stocking their local food banks for the holidays
$1.8 million jackpot winning lotto ticket found just weeks before expiration
A Mandeville couple has something additional to be thankful for as they were cleaning house preparing for family coming into town and found a winning lottery ticket, just two weeks shy of expiration.