Louisiana News

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High school students from different parts of Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi are discovering their career interests at ULM's President's Academy this week.

An entire day of chaos, sick patients and beeping machines can drive someone almost insane. Not Mckayla Wylson. She says she likes the thought of that kind of environment.

The Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts (SYAA) discuss summer workshops.

Shopping For A College Education

Jun 25, 2015

The relative value of a college education today isn't always assured.  In today's world, the skyrocketing cost of a four-year degree certainly doesn't ease the matter.  Certified Financial Planner Byron Moore lends some practical tips for deciding what, and where, is the best situation for higher education. 

Sanchez Reflects On Year As Miss Louisiana

Jun 25, 2015

Among the 35 contestants on stage and in the wings of the Jack Howard Theatre, current Miss Louisiana Lacey Sanchez is encouraging each of her peers to just be themselves.

"I really had no pageant experience early on.  I was an athlete, a pole vaulter.  The runway I grew up with was the 100 feet in front of me that led to the bar," she said.

A children’s discovery center under construction in downtown Longview is closer to becoming a reality.

Volunteers of Longview World of Wonders or WOW have raised almost $1.7 million as part of a $2.4 million capital campaign launched a little more than two years ago. Much of that money to date has been used to renovate a building – a former furniture store. It’s now move-in ready and has an occupancy permit, according to LongviewWOW advisory board president Lisa Yarbrough.

Fifty years ago, on June 25, 1965, a Bogalusa civil rights leader filed a lawsuit against city law enforcement.

When police were refusing to protect civil rights activists who were under threat in Bogalusa, another group -- the Deacons for Defense -- drew a line: "if you shoot at us, we will return fire."

For the past half-dozen years, he has lulled us with this litany: “Look, I’ve got the job that I want. Really, I’ve got the job that I want.”

But that job is about over, so now he has finally ‘fessed up.

“My name is Bobby Jindal.  I am governor of the great state of Louisiana, and I am running for President of the greatest country in the world—the United States of America!”

Aired Wednesday, June 24, at 12 noon. Bill Beckett was joined by Logan Sledge, Youree McBride Jr., and Blayne Weaver about the River City Repertoire Theatre’s production of Sam Shepherd’s critically acclaimed play “True West,” which opens tonight at 7:30 at the East Bank Theatre In Bossier City. For details visit online River City Repertoire Theatre or call 318-868-5888.

The Louisiana chapter of the NAACP has written a letter to Governor Bobby Jindal asking that the option of license plates featuring a Confederate flag be removed from the Office of Motor Vehicles.

According to OMV, there are currently 160 of the "Sons Of Confederate Veterans" license plates that have been issued.  The plates were produced at the request of a State Capitol employee in 1999. 

The Monroe City Council has agreed to put a request to purchase out to bid for body cameras for the police department.

Police Chief Quentin Holmes has pursued adding the extra measure of accountability for his department.  The council's action allows Holmes to advertise for 170 cameras to be used by field personnel.  Total cost is expected to be around $84,000.