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He won Saturday’s primary election outright, which puts Louisiana’s new Governor-elect. in an exclusive club. Jeff Landry joins Huey Long, Buddy Roemer, and Bobby Jindal as Louisiana’s only chief executives to win their initial election to the governor’s mansion. ULM Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says it’s a surprising result, but obviously, it was possible…

Cut 13 (11) “…happened again.”

Landry received 52-percent of the vote, Democrat Shawn Wilson 26-percent, and everyone else was in single digits.

Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser has been elected outright to a third term despite facing five challengers.Nungesser believes he has the respect of voters because he’s not afraid to tackle problems that plague the state, like litter…

Cut 8 (15) “…hard work.” 

Louisiana Citizens policyholders seeking financial assistance to fortify their roof against wind damage can apply for a grant of up to ten thousand dollars at noon today. Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelan says ONLY Citizens policyholders are eligible for the grants awarded today. He says homeowners with private insurance will be eligible for the next round of grants that will be handed out…

Cut 5 (08) “…public at large.”

There’s a link to register for the Louisiana Fortify Homes Program on the Department of Insurance’s homepage.

A state trooper in Monroe has been placed on administrative leave after an of-duty D-W-I arrest early yesterday morning. Officials say 33 year old David Hamm of Rayville voluntarily submitted to a breath test after he crashed his vehicle. Hamm was booked into the Madison Parish Detention Center.