After a six-year hiatus, Ringling Brothers. and Barnum & Bailey kicks off their North American tour in Bossier City with four performances this weekend at the Brookshire Grocery Arena. Teiko Foxx has more on the reimagined “Greatest Show on Earth”…
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If Congress doesn’t reach an agreement by midnight Saturday, the federal government will shut down. Brooke Thorington has more
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Four Baton Rouge Police officers including the Deputy Chief have been arrested following an investigation into physical abuse and misconduct of officers involving a man arrested two years ago. Chief Murphy Paul says officers used tasers and one officer struck the man to get him to comply with their requests during a strip search.
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When the officers deployed their tasers, their body cameras were also activated.
Paul says a supervisor viewed the footage and determined that the officers were in violation of the department’s use of excessive force policy. He says a decision was then made to destroy the evidence.
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Paul reassures the public that corruption and misconduct will not be tolerated in his department and anyone involved will face prosecution.
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The arrests come a day after officers were placed on administrative leave after being exposed to a secretive BRPD “Brave Cave” warehouse where it is alleged some suspects were beaten and illegally interrogated.
After a six-year hiatus, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey are back with a newly reimagined “Greatest Show on Earth” that opens today at the Brookshire Grocery Arena in Bossier City. Performer Wesley Williams says there will be no animals but their goal is to enhance the total experience with technology and amazing wow moments.
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The reimagined all-human show features spectacular acts including Criss-Cross Flying Trapeze, Extreme Box Jump Trampoline, and more. Williams says there will be an amazing triangular highwire performance.
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The cast will have 75 talented humans from 18 countries. Williams points out that his three-story unicycle performance will be an incredible back-and-forth experience.
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The show will run in Bossier City today through Sunday.
Congress is running out of time and the possibility of a government shutdown is looming with the new fiscal year beginning Sunday. US Senator Bill Cassidy says for the most part there will be little impact on day-to-day life for Louisianans.
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If you do need to contact a federal agency for an issue, however, Cassidy says you might encounter some delays. The state’s senior senator says his office will be on call and to reach out to his Baton Rouge office if needed.
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Lawmakers have until midnight Saturday to reach an agreement to avoid a federal government shutdown. Cassidy, a Republican, blames the Biden administration.
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During a shutdown, federal employees will be furloughed and those who work in the military and Transportation Security Administration are forced to work without pay.
Nearly 600 orphaned wells have been plugged since the beginning of the year thanks to money from the federal government and the U-S Fish and Wildlife Service. Governor John Bel Edwards says it’s important abandoned wells get sealed because they leak methane which scientists say contributes to the earth’s warming….
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Edwards says the federal money is the result of the Infrastructure Law approved by Congress in 2021. The governor says they expect to get more money from the federal government to address this problem…
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13th ranked LSU is at 20th ranked Ole Miss on Saturday for a 5 PM kick off in Oxford. The Fighting Tigers have struggled on defense and they’ve had trouble stopping teams on third down. Coach Brian Kelly says at practice this week, they harped on the fundamentals…
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The Rebels have been explosive on offense, but they have yet to get their top running back, Quinshon Judkins, going. Kelly says they know Judkins is a talented back that’s capable of having a big night…
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A win for LSU and they will improve to 3-0 in the SEC. The Rebels are trying to avoid a second consecutive loss.