Over 430 new state laws take effect today, one of them will allow you to get married 24 hours after receiving a marriage license. The previous law said eager couples had to wait 72 hours. Carencro Representative Julie Emerson says the change puts Louisiana in line in with what other states do and it still keeps overenthusiastic couples from tying the knot while on an alcoholic bender…
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There are more serious laws going into effect today, like the legislation that makes hazing a felony.
We enter the third month of the 2018 hurricane season today. Three named storms have formed so far. State Climatologist Barry Keim predicts an increase in storms towards by end of this month.
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But as we start August, the tropics are quiet.
Louisiana residents can head to Mississippi starting today as sports wagering is available at two of the state’s casinos. Kevin Barnhart has the story.
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18-year-old Louisiana Tech student Mason Andrews who is attempting to become the youngest pilot to fly solo around the world has already broken one world record during his journey. Andrews has become the youngest pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic. This morning he takes off from France, where he’ll stop in Croatia and then it’s on to Egypt.
Congress has extended the National Flood Insurance Program for another four months. It was set to expire before midnight, but the Senate voted to keep it going. Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy says he’s not happy they settled for another short term fix, but it had to be done temporarily.
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Cassidy says he’d like Congress to approve 400-million dollars in funding on flood protection projects.
And with today being the start of August, it means we are getting closer to the heart of the hurricane season. State Climatlogist Barry Keim says Louisiana has seen its share of major storms during this month….
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But as of right now, the National Hurricane Center is not expecting any tropical activity for at least the next two days.
An anti-hazing and a marriage law are among the hundreds of new state laws that go into effect today.
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And starting this afternoon, you can place sports bets at two Mississippi casinos, Beau Rivage in Biloxi and Gold Strike in Tunica. Executive Director of the Mississippi Gaming and Hospitality Association, Larry Gregory, says they expect to see Louisiana license plates in their parking garages….
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The Saints have reportedly signed veteran wide receivers Michael Floyd and Brandon Tate. Floyd is a former first round pick of the Arizona Cardinals, but caught just 10 passes for Minnesota last season. Tate hauled in six passes with the Bills last year, but he’s also returned punts and kicks. Sean Payton has said there’s an extensive search for a returner.
The attorney for suspended LSU cornerback Kristian Fulton says the NCAA will hear Fulton’s appeal on August ninth. Fulton has reportedly been suspended for two years for tampering with an NCAA drug test. Attorney Don Jackson has expressed confidence Fulton will play this season, because new evidence has come to light.
There were 15 trades in Major League Baseball in the hours leading up to the trade deadline. One of them involved former LSU pitcher Kevin Gausman who went from Baltimore to Atlanta in a six player deal. Former Southeastern Lousiaina pitcher Wade Miley pitched seven shutout innings to help the Brewers beat the Dodgers one to nothing last night.
ULM begins fall camp today and the Warhawks enter the season with an established starter at quarterback Caleb Evans, who threw for 28-hundred yards and 17 touchdowns last season and also rushed for 13 scores. ULM Coach Matt Viator says they’ve worked with Evans on having a better overall grasp of the offense…
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And starting this afternoon, you can place sports bets at two Mississippi casinos, Beau Rivage in Biloxi and Gold Strike in Tunica. Executive Director of the Mississippi Gaming and Hospital Association, Larry Gregory, says they expect to see a lot of Louisiana license plates in the parking garages of those two casinos….
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Over 430 new state laws take effect today, including the Max Gruver Act, which makes having a felony and it can result in a prison sentence of up to five years if the victim dies or is seriously injured. The legislation is named after an LSU student who died in a suspected hazing incident last year. Max’s father, Stephen Gruver…
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The National Flood Insurance Program which supplies 500-thousand Louisiana policyholders with flood insurance has been extended for another four months as a result of legislation approved by Congress. Senator Bill Cassidy says in order to make the N-F-I-P sustainable long term, the feds should spend 400-million dollars on flood protection projects…
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Louisiana residents can go to Mississippi to place bets on sporting events starting today. The initial casinos to offer sports betting are Beau Rivage in Biloxi and Gold Strike in Tunica. Executive Director of the Mississippi Gaming and Hospitality Association, Larry Gregory….
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On the most recent Ask the Governor radio show, John Bel Edwards said he expects legislation next year to bring sports betting to Louisiana…
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