On this Labor Day, more Louisianians have jobs than ever before according to the Louisiana Workforce Commission. Executive director Curt Eysink says it’s great that we’ve got got government agencies, education leaders on every level and business and industry at the table to figure out how to make Louisiana’s workforce better into the future. He says wages have been growing as fast as the economy here…:
CUT 4 (05) “than it’s ever been”
He says more than 2 million Louisianians are working today which is an all time high.
A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of a controversial new abortion law in Louisiana. The measure was passed by the legislature this year and it would require abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. Critics say the law would close abortion clinics across the state. The judge says he’ll set an injunction hearing date within 30 days and the law can still go into effect today but officials can’t penalize doctors or clinics while the challenge is heard.
If you are planning a Labor Day cookout, don’t expect to find any real bargains on burgers or steak this holiday. Scott Carwile has more…:
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The Baton Rouge Police Department says a man is in stable condition after he was shot by an officer when allegedly aggressively resisting a DWI arrest Sunday just after 1am. They say 27-year-old Derek Davis is expected to survive despite multiple gunfire wounds in the upper torso. The officer is on administrative leave while the incident is under investigation.
As we approach the halfway point in this year’s Atlantic Hurricane Season, there have been only three named storms, none of which have threatened the Gulf Coast. State Climatologist Barry Keim says thinks four, maybe five, storms may form during the remainder of this season. He says this is no reason to let your guard down because it only takes one hurricane to, potentially, turn your life upside down…:
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A federal judge issued a ruling Sunday night that Louisiana doctors can continue to perform abortions while they seek newly-mandated admitting privileges from hospitals. He granted a temporary restraining order against the penalty portion of the law that took effect today. The measure requires doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hosiptals. The ruling states doctors won’t be penalized while they wait on decisions from hospitals.
The Louisiana Workforce Commission says the job outlook in Sportsman’s Paradise is giving us a lot to celebrate on this Labor Day. Jeff Palermo reports on the state of labor…:
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If you are planning a Labor Day cookout, don’t expect to find any real bargains on burgers or steak this holiday. Increased beef prices are due to a shortage of cows in the country. LSU AgCenter Extension Economist Ross Pruitt says consumers won’t get much of a break in beef prices…
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The 2014 college football season is off to a thrilling start for the LSU Tigers. The Bayou Bengals rallied back from a 17-point third quarter deficit to beat Wisconsin 28-24. Associate Head Coach and running backs coach Frank Wilson says it was a great character win…:
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Anthony Jennings started at quarterback and played most of the game. He had a couple of shaky moments, but ended up throwing for 239 yards and two touchdowns. Wilson says the coaching staff is pleased with how the sophomore played..:
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The Tigers home opener Saturday against Sam Houston State kicks off at 6:30pm.
In other college football scores from around the state over the weekend, Southeastern Louisiana had no problem with Jacksonville as the Lions got the 44-3 victory. Louisiana Tech fell to Oklahoma 48-16. Nicholls lost to Air Force 44-16. Northwestern state loses to Missouri State 34-27.
UL-Lafayette put away Southern 45-6. Quarterback Terrance Broadway threw for three touchdowns and ran for another.
The New Orleans Saints have made roster cuts and the Black and Gold’s 53 man roster is set. On of the more notable cuts the Saints made included future Hall of Fame player Champ Bailey. At Wide Receiver the Saints cut veteran WR Robert Meachum. The guys open the 2014 season next Sunday in Atlanta as they take on the Falcons.
The Louisiana Workforce Commission says the job outlook in Sportsman’s Paradise is giving us a lot to celebrate on this Labor Day. According to LWC Executive Director Curt Eysink, the labor force in Louisiana is stronger now than ever before…:
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Eysink says private sector job growth in Louisiana has increased every month for about the last four years.
A state law passed by the legislature this year that would require abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at hospitals will not be enforced starting today as the measure states. Critics say the bill was specifically designed to shutter abortion clinics. A Federal Court on Sunday blocked the enforcement of the law to allow doctors to wait for approval of admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles.
As we approach the halfway point in this year’s Atlantic Hurricane Season, there have been only three named storms, none of which have threatened the Gulf Coast. State Climatologist Barry Keim says historically the number of hurricanes from this point forward in the season is about six…
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Keim thinks four, maybe five, storms may form during the remainder of this season.
George Clooney and Sandra Bullock are set to film a political comedy called “Our Brand is Our Crisis” in New Orleans this fall and producers are are looking for Louisianians as extras. There is a casting call at the Slidell Municipal Auditorium on Wednesday from 10am-5pm. Shooting for the film is expected to begin at the end of September and continue through October and early November.