In his first special session on crime, Governor Landry’s legislation is met with little opposition. Brooke Thorington has more.
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Could Louisiana’s vehicle inspection stickers become a thing of the past? A state lawmaker hopes his proposal to get rid of inspection stickers passes in the upcoming regular session. Teiko Foxx has more….
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The Louisiana Department of Health has confirmed two cases of measles in the Greater New Orleans area. Colleen Crain has the story…
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Today begins the fourth day of Governor Jeff Landry’s special session on crime and ULM Political Science Professor Pearson Cross believes the hard-nosed conservative with the help of the legislature will be able to honor his tough-on-crime campaign promises.
Cut 4 (09) “…his way.”
After Democrat Governor John Bel Edwards’ passage of criminal justice reforms, Cross says the Landry administration is a sharp contrast from the last eight years in Louisiana. Cross says it appears the state will soon have a much stricter criminal justice code and less eligibility for the commutation of sentences.
Cut 5 (09) “…of prison.”
Cross is quick to point out that while most of the bills increase penalties and keep criminals behind bars longer, legislation to allow concealed carry without a permit can be deemed ironic.
Cut 6 (13) “…other direction.”
Among the bills progressing in the session are measures to increase the carjacking penalties and the addition of other methods to be used to carry out the death penalty.
Stonewall State Representative Larry Bagley’s proposal to eliminate the state’s vehicle inspection sticker once again will be debated in the upcoming regular session. He says his measure has become a favorite among Louisianans.
Cut 7 (11) “…taken away.”
Under current law, Louisiana drivers are required to get an inspection every other year. Drivers can pay for a one-year inspection tag for $10 and $20 for two years.
Bagley says a driver with an expired sticker could be fined up to $124. He says it serves no purpose because law enforcement has the ability to stop you if you’re driving in an unsafe car.
Cut 8 (12) “…each year.”
The state loses five to six million dollars a year due to illegal vehicle inspection stickers. Louisiana car owners pay a 20-dollar fee for a one-year inspection sticker and the money goes to Louisiana State Police.
With a new tax on vaping products, Bagley says there will be no loss in revenue for LSP. He says the inspection sticker is an unnecessary nuisance especially if you forget to renew.
Cut 9 (12) “…that again.”
If approved, the measure would go into effect July 1st.
Louisiana has two confirmed cases of measles. The Louisiana Department of Health says the two New Orleans area individuals had returned from an out of state trip when diagnosed. LSU Health Infectious Disease Dr. Fred Lopez says though the number is small it’s a wake-up call to get vaccinated if you’re not immune…
Cut 10 (10) “…has measles.”
Lopez says symptoms of measles typically appear seven to 14 days after infection and generally start with high fever, cough, runny nose and red watery eyes, sometimes followed by white spots in the mouth and then a very red rash with very high fever. Complications could include ear infections and diarrhea and sometimes…
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Though very contagious, measles is rare in the U.S., Lopez says, because of the effectiveness of vaccines.
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If you’re not sure of your vaccination status, Lopez says, your healthcare provider can help you determine if you are immune and he says, if you need to get the vaccine later in life, that’s okay.
45-year-old George Mosely of Oak Ridge faces numerous penalties in connection with the killing of a Black Bear and other hunting violations. Adam Einck with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries details what agents found in Mosley’s Morehouse Parish residence on February 8th.
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Enick says Mosely confessed to harvesting the bear with a bow and arrow in Richland Parish last October.
Cut 14 (12) “…2024 hunting season.”
Mosely faces more than $16,000 in civil restitution for the replacement value of the illegally taken black bear, deer, and bobcat.
Cut 15 (10) “…in jail.”
LDWF agents and the Morehouse Parish Sheriff’s Office executed the search warrant and they also found methamphetamine in the residence.
The Louisiana Tech men’s basketball team begins a three-game road trip tonight at UTEP. It’s the second meeting of the season between these two Conference USA foes. The Bulldogs won the first matchup 68-54 in Ruston. Tech Coach Talvin Hester says his team had too many careless turnovers…
Cut 16 (24) “…our chances.”
Tip-off is at 8 PM. Tech is 8-3 in CUSA, UTEP is 4-7.
The 13th-ranked LSU Lady Tigers host Auburn tonight. Auburn upset LSU last month and Coach Kim Mulkey says they are looking forward to the rematch…
Cut 17 (16) “…they will.”
LSU has won four in a row and Mulkey says they are peaking at the right time…
Cut 18 (17) “…along the way.”
The second-ranked LSU baseball team will host Northern Illinois today at 2 PM to begin the second weekend of the season. UCLA transfer Gage Jump will get the start. He’s expected to pitch about 40 to 50 pitches after throwing an impressive ninth inning for a save in the season opener
Cut 19 (15) “…be fun.”
The Tigers are 4-0 and designated hitter Hayden Travinski says the season is off to a good start…
Cut 20 (16) “…good spot.”