Treasurer John Schroder says his first priority as governor is to restore the people’s faith in government. Brooke Thorington has more.
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An all-female officiating crew will make history in Louisiana by calling the Glen Oaks at Parkview Baptist football game Thursday night. Teiko Foxx has more.
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Today, prosecutors will make their case in a Baton Rouge courtroom that the Louisiana Pardon Board can not hold clemency hearings for 20 death row inmates seeking a reduced sentence of life in prison. Brooke Thorington has the story…
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Treasurer John Schoder says his military, law enforcement, legislative, and small business owner experience makes him the best candidate for governor. In his lifetime he’s taken seven oaths of office, Shroder says he’s sworn to represent all people, not just the ones he agrees with politically.
Cut 4 (06) “…transparency.”
To tackle some of the state’s biggest issues, Schroder says he’ll create committees to focus on crime, education, and insurance, work a game plan and call lawmakers into session.
He also wants to reexamine ethics laws and review the current state budget that was rushed in the final hours of the legislative session.
Cut 5 (08) “…those areas.”
While other candidates say they want to recruit new industries, Schroder says first we need to look at creating a better atmosphere for the existing ones. He says more than half of the jobs in the state are from small businesses.
Cut 6 (10) “…to come.”
Schroder served nine and half years in the legislature and is in his sixth year as treasurer.
The statewide burn ban re-issued on August 25th has been modified to renew and establish certain exceptions. State Fire Marshal Office spokesperson Ashley Rodrigue says this decision allows each parish to devise a plan to deal with the bans based on moisture levels and the current threat of wildfires.
Cut 7 (12) “…their areas.”
Louisiana first issued its statewide burn ban on August 7th and re-issued it on August 25th.
The active burn ban prohibits all private burnings with no limitations. Rodrigues says one of the new modifications …
Cut 8 (07) “…they’re in.”
The reissued modifications also provide for fire chiefs to resume granting burn permissions on a case-by-case basis.
Rodrigue says even if your parish decides to opt out of the burn ban continue to keep safety first. And for those parishes that remain under the state burn ban…
Cut 9 (12) “…outdoor cooking.”
The new modified order goes into effect Friday.
The state’s first all-female officiating crew will call the Glen Oaks at Parkview Baptist football game tonight. Baton Rouge Area Football Officials Association Assignment Secretary Louis Metevia says he recruited ladies from across Louisiana to be a part of the historic night.
Cut 10 (11) “…our brand.”
A total of eight female officials – including six from the Baton Rouge Area Football Officials Association – will call the high school varsity football game.
Metevia says it’s getting harder to find referees to officiate football games, so getting females interested in officiating could help their referee shortage…
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Last year, Mississippi had an all-female crew call a local high school football game. Metevia says it’s something he’s always wanted to do in Louisiana and tonight’s the night.
Cut 12 (10) “…about it.”
Kick-off at Parkview Baptist is at 7 p.m.
A Baton Rouge judge will hear arguments today over whether the Louisiana Pardon Board can hold clemency hearings next month for 20 death row inmates looking to have their sentence commuted to life in prison before Governor John Bel Edwards leaves in January. Loyola Law Professor Dane Ciolino expects Judge Don Johnson will rule that the hearings can be held…
Cut 13 (11) “…executive clemency”
But Attorney General Jeff Landry and several district attorneys are trying to stop the clemency hearings from taking place. But Ciolino says the D-As can’t tell the Louisiana Pardon Board how it should conduct its business…
Cut 14 (04) “…clemency’s appropriate”
The A-G’s office and local prosecutors will argue in court today that the Louisiana Pardon Board will violate its own rules by holding these clemency hearings because it’s past the date based on their final appeal. But Ciolino doesn’t see the plaintiffs winning this court battle…
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The Ragin Cajuns head up north to battle Minnesota on Saturday afternoon in Minneapolis. It’s an 11 a.m. kick-off. U-L Lafayette Coach Michael Desormeaux says he wants to get off to a fast start…
Cut 16 (15) “…great running back.”
Cajuns QB Zeon Chriss is set to make his first start on the road. Chriss threw for 249 yards and one touchdown in last week’s win against Buffalo. He was also intercepted twice and Desormeaux says Chriss needs to work on his footwork.
Cut 17 (13) “…are the same.”
LSU freshman linebacker Whit Weeks has been a bright spot for a Tigers defense that’s had its struggles. Weeks has started the last two weeks and has racked up 17 tackles in those two games. He’s from Georgia and absolutely loves wearing the purple and gold…
Cut 18 (18) “…my life.”
Coach Brian Kelly inserted Weeks into the starting lineup after Omar Speights got injured. His first start was against Mississippi State and he led the team in tackles that day. Weeks says getting on campus in January and participating in spring football has helped his transition from high school to college football…
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Blown assignments have hurt LSU this season on defense. Weeks says defensive coordinator Matt House is teaching the players to stay disciplined
Cut 20 (20) “…stay in your drops.”