The two candidates in the governor’s race held dueling press conference in Baton Rouge with their supporters. Jeff Palermo was there..
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WVUE-TV reports the US Department of Education is investigating how LSU handles cases of rape and sexual assault. Emelie Gunn reports…
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The two candidates for governor held press conferences in Baton Rouge today. Democrat John Bel Edwards was joined by sheriffs from the around the state as he received the Louisiana Sheriffs Association endorsement. Edwards says a recent Vitter ad that claimed he plans to release up to 55-hundred inmates if elected, is untrue
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At today’s press conference at the Louisiana Sheriff’s Assocation, several lawmen spoke about why Louisiana residents should elect Edwards on November 21st. Assumption Sheriff Mike Waguespack says Edwards will bring integrity to the governor’s office
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The National Federation of Independent Business announced its endorsement for Vitter and then the Senator told a lunchtime crowd there’s a clear choice to make on November 21st…..
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Several republican officials like Congressmen John Fleming and Ralph Abraham were in attendance to show their support for Vitter. State Treasurer John Kennedy gave the most raucous speech of the day…
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Four French Quarter strip clubs who had their liquor licenses suspended by the state Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control will be able to sell alcohol and cigarettes this weekend. That’s because a New Orleans judge has issued a temporary restraining order against ATC Commissioner Troy Hebert’s suspension order. Hebert is not pleased with Judge Regina Woods ruling…
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Judge Woods issued a temporary restraining order allowing the clubs to continue selling alcohol and tobacco. Hebert says this sends a horrible message…
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An undercover ATC operation found prostitution, drug sales, and other improper activities happening at these clubs. A hearing on the temporary restraining order is scheduled for next week. Hebert says if authorities really want to clean up the crime problem in the French Quarter, everyone needs to work as a team…
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A flash flood watch is in effect for southwest and central Louisiana for Halloween. Donald Jones, with the National Weather Service in Lake Charles, says a lot of rain is moving in from the west bringing at least two to four inches of rain along with the chance of tornadoes.
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Jones says this weather system will hit almost every corner of Louisiana but some areas more than others. He says with the already saturated grounds, the rainfall is likely to cause flooding on the streets and other low lying areas.
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Jones says if you made plans for Halloween, it would be smart to move those indoors. He says this weather event will be very similar to what we experienced last weekend.
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WVUE-TV reports the US Department of Education is investigating how LSU handles cases of rape and sexual assault. New Orleans state Senator JP Morrell has been an advocate when it comes to legislation requiring college campuses to do a better job in reporting sexual assaults. Morrell says many colleges find the issue of sexual assault on campus overwhelming…
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The report reveals 16 rapes were reported to an LSU campus advocacy group last year, but very little was done to protect the victims or punish the perpetrators. Federal investigators are checking into whether LSU responded promptly to a reported sexual assault incident earlier this year. Morrell says universities are required by law to have a Title IX coordinator to handle situations like this…
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In a statement, LSU says it cannot discuss matters pertaining to a pending investigation or any specific alleged incidents. Morrell says the state legislature will continue to work to get a process in place for colleges statewide to handle sexual assault claims. He says this investigation sends a strong message…
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