Early voting begins today for the November 18th general election. Teiko Foxx has more on what you should know…
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The next few days will be exciting for LSU Sports Fans especially The Traveling Tigers. Colleen Crain has more…
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The Louisiana Wildlife Commission adopts a Notice of Intent to allow for a Black Bear Hunting season in December of 2024. Brooke Thorington explains.
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Early voting for the November 18th general election begins today and wraps up November 11th. John Tobler with the Secretary of State’s office says early voting usually starts on Saturday but a state holiday next week is moving the early voting period up a day…
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Polls at early voting locations around the state will be open 8:30 am and close at 6 pm until Saturday November 11th, except for Sunday or next Friday which will be a state holiday because of Veterans Day.
Registered voters can cast their ballots in person at the parish Registrar of Voters Office or other designated locations in your parish. Tobler says every person in the state – no matter what parish has something on their ballot.
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Louisiana has nearly three million registered voters and the voter turnout in October was 36-percent.
Tobler says the Secretary of State’s Office expects a lower turnout for this election but they hope the voters prove them wrong…
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Voters are encouraged to use the Geaux Vote App or Geaux Bot for sample ballots and voting locations. You can also visit geauxvote.com for more information.
LSU Sports Fans are looking at an exciting few days upcoming. Traveling Tigers are headed to Tuscaloosa as the Tigers take on Alabama Saturday. LSU Alumni Association President, Joe Carvilhado (Carve-uh-leedo) says fans know their seats will be in the upper levels but they just want to be there…
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Carvilhado says LSU – Alabama has always been a big, exciting game. It’s an event that attracts people for all over. Many LSU fans will be meeting the Traveling Tigers from places like Atlanta and Birmingham…
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On Monday, the Traveling Tigers head to Las Vegas for the Lady Tiger Basketball season opener. Carvilhado says the desire to travel and the demand for Lady Tiger Basketball tickets is unforeseen and they are adding more trips…
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The Louisiana Wildlife Commission officially adopts a Notice of Intent to permit a Black Bear Hunting season to return to Louisiana. LDWF Large Carnivore Program Manager John Hanks says it will be next December in northeast Louisiana, for 16 days and limited to ten hunters.
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It will only be allowed in Tensas, Madison, East and West Carroll Parishes, and portions of Richland, Franklin, and Catahoula Parishes.
The estimated Black Bear population in Louisiana is 1,200.
Hanks says the limit of ten was chosen with the belief that if those killed were all female it would not destabilize the state’s Black Bear population. But they hope the majority of the ones harvested are male.
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A Black Bear hunting season hasn’t been allowed since the late 80s in Louisiana. Hanks says lottery winners for the proposed limited December 2024 season will have to undergo training first.
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A 90-day commenting period must take place before the season is officially adopted. The lottery is expected to take place next Fall.
To learn more about what to do if you see a bear or how to avoid an encounter visit bearwise.org.
The Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested four individuals and seized more than 20 dogs from a Ringgold home in connection with the death of 40-year-old Donovan Brooks. Sheriff John Ballance says they believe Brooks was killed in a gruesome dog attack.
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Dog owners, 77-year-old Charlotte Hubbard and 22-year-old Shawn Hubbard, along with 51-year-old Gerald Miller face negligent homicide and obstruction charges. 21-year-old Cameron Kelly is charged with accessory after the fact.
Ballance says Brooks’ wallet was found near the scene after he was reported missing. It’s believed Brooks’ was attacked, the day before the same dogs attacked 30-year-old Davyta Gray of Ringgold on September 27th. Ballance says Gray is recovering from severe injuries.
In addition to 26 dogs seized from the home, several deceased canines were also found.
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The last day Brooks was reportedly seen was September 26th but was not entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) by Ringgold Police until October 19th.
While it’s not the first case involving vicious dogs Ballance has investigated, he says it is among the most gruesome in his career.
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In the meantime, the dogs are at a holding facility until a judge decides their fate.
The anticipation continues to build towards Saturday’s night SEC clash between 8th ranked Alabama and 14th ranked LSU. Tigers running back and former Rummel star Logan Diggs is looking forward to his first game against the Crimson Tide…..
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Sophomore Mason Taylor was one of the heroes in last year’s overtime win over Alabama. Taylor scored the two-point conversion that won the game and he knows what to expect in this matchup…
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Kick-off is at 6:45.
The Saints are looking to put together back-to-back solid offensive performances when they host the Chicago Bears on Sunday. New Orleans scored a season-high 38 points at Indianapolis last Sunday. Quarterback Derek Carr says very few mental mistakes was the key…
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The Saints had 511 yards of total offense against the Colts. Carr says it was great to move the ball, but scoring touchdowns once in the red zone was even better…
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ULM and Southern Miss go after their first conference win of the season Saturday when they meet in Hattiesburg, Both teams have not won a game since September. Warhawks Coach Terry Bowden says his coaching staff has been working hard to keep the team’s morale up…
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