In response to the Louisiana ACLU and others challenging a religious liberty executive order, Governor Bobby Jindal says he’s not backing down. The order prohibits state agencies from taking adverse action on someone if they make a decision because their religion doesn’t believe in same sex marriage. Bossier City Representative Mike Johnson calls the lawsuit frivolous..:
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The Louisiana ACLU says this order goes beyond the scope of a governor’s constitutional power.
Authorities report two people are dead and two more are injured following a one car crash in Shreveport overnight involving teenagers. Police report the wreck occurred just before 2am in the southern part of the city and there were 5 people in the car, all not wearing seatbelts. One died at the scene, one later at a hospital. No identifications have been made at this time.
AAA expects 42 million people traveling for Independence Day, the most since 2007. Scott Carwile has more….:
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Pelicans star forward Anthony Davis will be staying in New Orleans for a while. Davis and the Pels have reportedly come to an agreement on the team’s maximum extension deal that will pay the star forward more $140 million over five years. The reported deal will keep Davis from entering free agency until 2020. Davis still has one year left on his rookie contract that will pay him $7 million next season.