Five Louisiana children from the Marksville area heading to Disney World were killed in a multi-vehicle wreck on Interstate 75 in north Florida on Thursday. Jeff Palermo has the latest…
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Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins says the first day of the new Democratic controlled House set the tone for the next two years in the chamber…
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Five Louisiana children from the Marskville area on their way to Disney World are among the seven dead in a fiery crash on Interstate 75 in north Florida on Thursday. Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Patrick Riordan says the five vehicle wreck started when a big rig and passenger car heading north collided
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Witnesses say when the two semi-trucks collided an explosion occurred. Authorities say the drivers of the two big rigs were killed and several others injured. The passenger van from the Avoyelles House of Mercy was heading south. Riordan expects a lengthy into the cause of the crash…
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The United Pentecostal Church says 12 people were in the van, including Karen Descant, the pastor’s wife. Two other adults were also in the van, they all survived, including a pregnant woman who gave birth after the wreck. The four children injured are expected to recover.
Riordan says the Florida Highway Patrol’s investigation will include homicide detectives…
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The St. Landry’s Veterans Memorial in Opelousas has been defaced by vandals and investigators are looking for the culprits. Project organizer of the memorial, Pat Mason-Guillory says the area is covered in racial slurs, other derogatory language, as well as damaged lighting and signs.
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Since the project’s completion, a wall was erected to include the names of parish combatants who died in battle and the names of their family members. Mason-Guillory says a walkway containing 3300 bricks commemorates vets from the parish who served actively from World War I up to current conflicts.
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Detectives from the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office are still looking for leads in the case. Once the investigation at the scene is wrapped up, Mason-Guillory says the community has reached out to assist in the cleanup effort.
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The Lafayette Public Library has agreed to lift a ban on groups hoping to organize Drag Queen Story Time events after a lawsuit from the ACLU. After legal action from an anti-Story Time group, visitors hoping to hold events had to sign a form promising not to do a Drag event at the library. ACLU Louisiana Legal Director Katie Schwartzmann says the form was unconstitutional.
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Story Time is an event where Drag Queens read stories to school kids about accepting their LGBTQ classmates. A Drag Queen reading at the library was canceled last year.
Schwartzmann says its one piece of an ongoing legal battle against an organization that she says specializes in preventing Story Time like events from happening at public facilities.
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Schwartzmann says the library’s policy is back to its former, pre-Story Time, state.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she won’t rule out impeaching President Donald Trump if the Special Counsel, or other investigators, uncover damning evidence linking the president to criminal behavior involving his business or foreign countries. Republican Congressman Clay Higgins says expect a lot more of that sentiment over the next two years in the lower chamber.
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The Senate remains controlled by the GOP.
Higgins says he expects the House to have a very different set of legislative priorities for the next two years.
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It’s the first time a new Congress has arrived to a government shutdown, and the Congressional split means any plan to re-open will have to be a bi-partisan agreement. Higgins says Republicans are sticking to their guns over border wall funding.
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President Trump says he won’t sign any funding that re-opens the government unless it includes 5.7 billion in border wall funding.