The Department of Corrections is touting the results of the first year under 2017′s criminal justice reforms, but detractors say: not so fast. Jeff Palermo has the story.
Curators with the Louisiana State Museum opened a time capsule today found underneath a recently removed confederate monument in New Orleans. Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser says it’s a special moment.
Louisiana has begun its effort to extend foster care services for kids in the system up to age 21, from the current age limit of 18. DCFS Secretary Marketa Garner Walters says The extension costs the state about one million dollars a year, which allows it to get access to three million dollars in additional federal funding to help cover the costs. Walters says she’s glad the state prioritized the foster care system in the midst of some difficult fiscal cliff negotiations.
The program will allow some 175 teens to stay in the system this year.
LSU hits the practice field on Saturday to begin fall camp and there’s plenty of new faces on offense. A strength of this offense could be at the wide receiver position. True freshmen Ja’Marr Chase and Terrace Marshall could be LSU’s best receivers since Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Junior. Head Coach Ed Orgeron says they’re looking good.