The attorney for a 19 year old shot by a state trooper says he’s got questions as to why his client was shot in back when the officer claimed she was being rushed by his client following a traffic stop. Kevin Barnhart has the story.
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Entergy says they are done paying off the debt from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Connor Ferrill has the story…
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Did Attorney General Jeff Landry just jump into the 2019 Governor’s race? Matt Doyle has more.
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The attorney for a 19-year-old shot by a state trooper says he’s got questions as to why his client was shot in back when the officer claimed she was being rushed by his client following a traffic stop. The lawyer, Don Cazayoux, didn’t identify his client, who was a passenger, but says something just doesn’t add up about Trooper Kasha Domingue’s account of the incident.
Cut 4 (08) “…just don’t work.”
Cazayouz says this case is not a dig at all law enforcement as they are normally very dedicated and well trained in their jobs as he says the focus of this case is about the mistake of this particular trooper.
Cut 5 (08) “…to a young man.”
Cazayoux says his client has no feeling in his feet, cannot walk, and is going to therapy three times a week.
Cut 6 (08) “…hopefully he’ll recover.”
The shooting was not captured on video. The attorney for the trooper claims the body cam was defective and the patrol vehicle was new and not yet equipped with a dash cam.
Entergy has made it official as the utility company tells the Louisiana Public Service Commission that it’s removing the surcharges on customers’ bills that have paid for the repair costs from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Entergy spokesperson Lee Sabatini says customers in Customers in North and Southeast Louisiana will see their bills drop by a few dollars…
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Sabatini the fees sprung up after Entergy’s power supply system took a huge blow from the historic hurricanes…
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Sabatini says the surcharges were implemented in 2008 so that the utility company could borrow one billion dollars and create a storm reserve…
Cut 9 (10) “…restoration costs”
Entergy customer will still have surcharges from Hurricanes Gustav and Ike from 2010, as well as Hurricane Isaac in 2014. Those debts will be finished in 2022, and 2026 respectively.
For the first time in years Louisianans on the Affordable Care Act’s individual markets will see a rate decrease. The 6.4 percent drop will be put in place for 2019. Blue Cross Louisiana Spokesperson Robin Mayhall says after several years of rate hikes related to regulatory uncertainty surrounding the program, things have started to level out.
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Mayhall says the premium decrease is the result of a more profitable turn for the individual markets, and she says as a non-profit, the company reinvested those funds into the program to generate lower rates.
Cut 11 (12) “affordability.”
The Bluecross Spokesperson says in previous years, the individual markets had bled money for insurers, but it seems to have stabilized.
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Attorney General Jeff Landry says “there is no doubt if I run, I’ll beat John Bel Edwards, and you can tell him that.” That’s from an interview with USA Today Network’s Greg Hilburn, where the AG seemed to throw down the gauntlet and do everything shy of outright saying he’s running for governor in 2019. UL Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says there’s nothing subtle about it.
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Landry and Edwards have gone back and forth since they both took office in 2015, in one of the state’s more public political rivalries. Landry, who served in the US House of Representatives prior to becoming Attorney General, has tangled with Edwards recently over the death penalty. Cross says if this is for real, then Edwards’ will have a serious challenge on his hands.
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While the wording was strong, no candidate has officially joined the race against Edwards. Senator John Kennedy is widely reported to be considering a run, and Congressman Ralph Abraham has made comments indicating he’s thinking the same. Cross says if he had to rank the three on how much of a threat they’d be to Edwards, he’d go Kennedy first, then Landry and Abraham.
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It’s reporting day for the Louisiana Tech football program as the Bulldogs have finished the last four years winning a bowl game. Tech is coming off a 7-6 season that featured close losses to North Texas, Southern Miss, UAB and South Carolina. Bulldogs Head Coach Skip Holtz says know they could have had a better last season, if they just made a few more plays…
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J’Mar Smith returns as the Bulldogs starting quarterback after starting 13 games last season and throwing 16 touchdowns and five interceptions. Holtz says Smith had his share of experiences last year and that should make him better in 2018….