Governor Edwards signs into law a fetal heartbeat abortion ban, making Louisiana the 5th state to do so. Matt Doyle has the story.
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Final legislative passage is expected today on a bill that would require restaurants to print on their menus whether their shrimp or crawfish comes from another country. Brooke Thorington has more
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Louisiana becomes the 5th state to enact a fetal heartbeat abortion ban after Governor Edwards signs the prohibition into law. The law’s implementation is pending a legal challenge to a similar Mississippi law.
The deep south’s only Democratic Governor says he’s always been upfront about his pro-life views.
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Edwards touted his record on other issues such as the Medicaid expansion, as other examples of his pro-life views.
Before the governor signed the ban, hundreds of pro-choice demonstrators packed the capitol steps and voiced their opposition to the ban, led in chants by Planned Parenthood organizers…
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When interviewed, many in the crowd indicated Edwards’ signature would result in repercussions in the fall governor’s race, but the Governor says the fetal heartbeat bill is the will of Louisianans made law.
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But speakers at the rally say access to legal and safe abortions are fundamental to women’s liberty. Unitarian Reverend Darcy Roake spoke against the ban…
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A bill that aims to notify restaurant consumers of the origin of crawfish and shrimp has sailed through the Senate. Bill author Larose Representative Truck Gisclair says the bill will make a restaurant use the same font and letter size on the menu to make it clear if the food didn’t come from the Gulf.
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Gisclair says among the concerns are the levels of antibiotics used to preserve crop in the transportation process from other countries.
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Gisclair says initially the Louisiana Restaurant Association was in opposition of the bill, but he believes they’ve reached a happy medium that is a win for both restaurants and consumers.
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Tomorrow marks the start of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center predicts the season should be near-average. State Climatologist Barry Keim says the latest forecast that came out about a week ago calls for nine to fifteen named storms.
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The forecast calls for between two and four major hurricanes, which would be Category 3 or higher, with three being the long term average.
Keim says there are two contributing weather systems that are pointing toward an average season.
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While the peak of hurricane season is typically in September, Keim still recommends having a plan and supplies ready now, as Louisiana is not immune to early season storms.
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Hurricane season takes place June 1 to November 30th.
LSU has decided to send freshman right-hander Landon Marceaux to the mound tonight when the Tigers face Stony Brook in the Baton Rouge Regional opening round. Marceaux on what coach Paul Mainieri told him
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Marceaux has battled arm injuries this season, but he’s been great his last three starts, posting an ERA of 1.45. The Destrehan native says he will not put any extra pressure himself, because it’s a postseason game…
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Mainieri says he decided to go with Marceaux, because he wanted to send a message to the rest of the team that they should not overlook Stony Brook
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