The state’s annual survey of seat-belt use found that Louisiana motorists are buckling up at record high rates in 2014. Michelle Southern reports.
A restaurant in Port Allen is getting national attention for a sign hanging up informing customers packing heat they get a 10 percent discount. Michelle Southern reports.
A US Senate candidate forum takes place tonight in Kenner. Senator Mary Landrieu and republican candidate Rob Maness are expected to attend, but Congressman Bill Cassidy will reportedly not be there. Political Analyst Clancy Dubos says forums like this and televised debates do matter for undecided voters
Dubos says candidates usually play it safe during debates and forums like tonight, but an election can be lost if a candidate commits a costly flub…
Cassidy has been criticized for only participating in two televised debates and skipping out on many forums like tonight. Dubos says that could come back to hurt Cassidy….
The state’s annual survey of seat-belt use found that Louisiana motorists are buckling up at record high rates in 2014. The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission says over 84% of drivers and front-seat passengers were buckled up in 2014 which is up 1.6 percentage points from last year. LA Highway Safety Commission Executive Dir. John LeBlanc:
LeBlanc says this survey proves that we are on the right track in the work that’s being done to save lives by increasing seat-belt use.
LeBlanc attributes much of the recent years’ improvements in seat-belt use to Click It or Ticket, a nationwide enforcement and public information campaign. He says state law says everyone in your car needs to be restrained and it’s one of the best ways to protect lives…:
The Baton Rouge Police Department says the daughter and granddaughter of an elderly woman who was found dead Monday are under arrest for cruelty to the infirm. Corporal Don Copolla says officers were called to a residence where they discovered 82-year-old Bessie Looney dead and unclothed in her wheelchair…:
Copolla says the victim was severely malnourished and had severely infected bed sores all over her body. He also says the condition of the residence was deplorable…:
Coppola says detectives detained the victim’s daughter, 53-year-old Joleslie Looney, and her 17-year-old granddaughter, Lauren Looney. He says both admitted to being the main caregivers of the deceased and being aware of her condition but not seeking medical attention. Coppola says the suspects could face additional charges…:
A restaurant in Port Allen is getting national attention for a sign hanging up informing customers packing heat they get a 10 percent discount. The owner of Bergeron’s Restaurant, Kevin Cox, says he originally had a sign posted offering law enforcement officers a discount for eating there…:
The sign says, “Thank you for carrying your gun today, 10% Discount.” Cox said the support he’s been hearing from people all over the country has been phenomenal…:
Cox says he’s always felt that his establishment is safer when people bring their guns inside. He says they’ve been so busy since word of the promotion got out that parking at his Highway 415 West Baton Rouge location has been a problem. Cox says he hasn’t heard a single negative thing about his gun toting discount program…: