530PM LRN News

Five Louisiana children from a Marskville church on their way to Disney World are among the seven dead in a fiery crash on Interstate 75 in north Florida on Thursday. Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Patrick Riordan says the five vehicle wreck started when a big rig and passenger car heading north collided

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The five victims are

14-year-old Joel Cloud,

14-year-old Jeremiah Warren,

9 year old Cierra Boredelan, and

10-year-old Brieanna, and 13-year-old Cara Descant, who are related to the church’s pastor.

Seven other passengers are currently in serious condition.

45-year-old Amy Joffiron of Mansura,

30-year-old Ali Laborde of Marksville, 14-year-old Noah Joffrion of Mansura,

11-year-old Chelsea Laborde of Marksville,

9-year-old Trinity Woodward of Hessmer,

9-year-old Chance Bernard of Hessmer,

and 50-year-old Karen Descant, the church pastor’s wife.


Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins says the first day of the new Democratic controlled House set the tone for the next two years in the chamber…

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The Lafayette Public Library has agreed to lift a ban on groups hoping to organize Drag Queen Story Time events after a lawsuit from the ACLU. After legal action from an anti-Story Time group, visitors hoping to hold events had to sign a form promising not to do a Drag event at the library. ACLU Louisiana Legal Director Katie Schwartzmann.

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