A new bill that requires background checks for not only the sale of a firearm, but also the temporary transfer of a firearm, has passed in the Democrat-controlled House. The bill, called the Bipartisan Backgrounds Check Act of 2019, if the first of two bills focused on gun regulations this week to be passed through the house. A second bill, passed today, aims at extending the time to complete a background check before a gun sale can go through. Congressman Steve Scalise hopes the bill dies in the GOP controlled Senate.
The Powerball jackpot is currently at $348 million for this Saturday’s drawing, and Louisiana Lottery spokesperson Kimberly Chopin says the cash value of the multistate drawing’s jackpot is right around $211.9 million. She also adds don’t toss out that ticket if you don’t win the big prize, as you could still win something…
A 54-year-old wheelchair bound pedestrian was struck and killed in Lafourche Parish yesterday. Louisiana State Police Trooper Jesse LaGrange says the accident was a tragic reminder to pedestrians about being aware of where you are standing when traveling alongside traffic, particularly during Carnival season.
Carl Guidry was pronounced dead on the scene, and the driver of the vehicle that struck him, 77-year-old Charles Richard Junior passed an on scene alcohol test and was not charged
The top ranked LSU baseball team improved to 8-0 on the season with an easy 17-4 win over cross town rivals the Southern Jaguars. Senior right fielder Antoine Duplantis continued his early season tear by going 4-for-5 with 5 runs batted in. In bad news, Coach Paul Mainieri say he’s 98-percent sure Gavin Dugas will need surgery to repair a torn ligament in his thumb.