The state Republican Party claims Governor John Bel Edwards is using the flood to raise money for his re-election campaign. Executive Director of the Louisiana GOP, Jason Dore, says the governor attended a fundraising event one night during one of his trips to Washington, D.C., to get more federal aid for flood victims…:
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But the governor’s Communications Director, Richard Carbo, says the event was held at night, after a long day of fighting for federal assistance. He says no state dollars went towards the reception event for the fundraiser:
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The LAGOP also accuses Edwards of not being hard enough on FEMA to get flood aid to Louisiana.
The first cold front of the Fall has reached Louisiana, so it’s time to grab your sweaters. Emelie Gunn has more…:
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The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff’s office says a deputy from West Baton Rouge Parish is dead along with her daughter in a murder-suicide case involving an estranged neighbor. They say the suspected shooter, Gregory Phillips, allegedly walked over to the home of Deputy Donna Leblanc where an argument and gunfight erupted. They believe Phillips killed Leblanc and her 21-year old daughter, Carli Jo, before turning the gun on himself.