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Storms leave thousands without power in NWLA

Friday, 02 January 2015 11:04
CADDO PARISH, LA (KSLA) - Thousands in Northwest Louisiana are without power after the area was battered by heavy rain and winds overnight. According to SWEPCO's website, 3,249 customers are without power as of 4:45 p.m. This includes 2,008 in Caddo Parish, 781 in Bossier Parish, 279 in DeSoto Parish and 181 in Sabine Parish. Estimated time of restoration (ETR) for residents without power in Caddo and Bossier Parishes will be available later Saturday, according…
Outgoing Mayor Facing Indictment Tells Off Local News: ‘Kiss My Ass’
Friday, 02 January 2015 05:17
Pearl River, Louisiana Mayor James Lavigne didn’t have a very good 2014. A report from the Legislative Auditor’s office called out Lavigne, as well as a town clerk and the police chief, for gross misuse of public money. Lavigne was indicted in October, and just weeks later he lost his reelection bid. Fast-forward to this week, when Lavigne was scheduled to give his farewell address (which was meant, in part, to assert his innocence on…
TRINITY INDUSTRIES INVESTIGATION INITIATED BY FORMER LOUISIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Investigates ...
Thursday, 01 January 2015 15:00
NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., Esq. a partner at the law firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC (“KSF”) announces that KSF has commenced an investigation into Trinity Industries Inc. (TRN). On October 20, 2014, a federal jury found Trinity liable for hiding information from the U.S.
10 Public Schools With the Lowest In-State Tuition
Thursday, 01 January 2015 02:00
Cheapest Public Schools for In-State Students Parents and students are becoming increasingly concerned about the cost of a four-year college degree. Many public schools, however, offer affordable tuition to in-state students. The 10 public schools featured here have the lowest tuition for in-state students, according to data reported to U.S. News by schools in an annual survey.
Indicted Louisiana Mayor Says Facebook And Local Media 'Can Kiss My Ass'
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 07:09
View photo. Wikimedia The municipal complex in Pearl River, Louisiana. James Lavigne, the former mayor of Pearl River, Louisiana, ended 2014 with a bang. According to the New Orleans Advocate, Lavigne had a rough year that included an indictment, questions about his spending, and losing an election after six terms in office. Lavigne's farewell speech on New Year's Eve was no less eventful.
GOP leaders look for Scalise flap to blow over - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
Monday, 29 December 2014 21:15
By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republican leaders have been supportive of Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise since the revelation that he appeared before a white supremacist organization 12 years ago, suggesting they think the flare-up will fade, while some Democrats have been critical without calling for him to resign. Scalise, the Republican whip in the House, said Tuesday that he regrets making the speech in 2002 and condemns the views of such…
Louisiana politicians offer bipartisan backing for Steve Scalise
Monday, 29 December 2014 04:48
WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Louisiana delegation is offering bipartisan support to Rep. Steve Scalise, who is embroiled in scandal surrounding his 2002 address to a white supremacist forum. Rep. Cedric Richmond, the lone Democrat in Louisiana’s House delegation, offered his full-throated support to the congressman in an interview with the New Orleans Times-Picayune Monday night. “I don’t think Steve Scalise has a racist bone in his body,” Richmond, who is African American, told the paper.
Louisiana pols offer bipartisan backing for Steve Scalise
Monday, 29 December 2014 03:47
STORY HIGHLIGHTSThe Louisiana delegation is offering bipartisan support to Rep. Steve ScaliseDemocratic Rep. Cedric Richmond defended the RepublicanThe staffer for Scalise at the time, Cameron Henry, is brothers with Scalise's chief of staff Washington (CNN) -- The Louisiana delegation is offering bipartisan support to Rep. Steve Scalise, who is embroiled in scandal surrounding his 2002 address to a white supremacist forum.
Monkey Cage: Times have changed, KKK edition
Monday, 29 December 2014 03:33
Rep. Steve Scalise (R) of Louisiana got into the news recently after it came out that in 2002 he’d spoken at a meeting of “the European-American Unity and Rights Organization, which was founded two years earlier by David Duke, the former Ku Klux Klan leader and Louisiana politician. I looked up Scalise on Wikipedia and found this: Scalise graduated from Archbishop Rummel High School in Metairie in Jefferson Parish and earned a Bachelor of Science…
Louisiana congressman under fire for reported speech to white supremacists
Monday, 29 December 2014 01:15
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, a Louisiana Republican, is facing criticism over a speech he reportedly made to a gathering of white supremacists in 2002. According to The Washington Post, the remarks were given at a conference of the European American Unity and Rights Organization, a group founded by David Duke, former Ku Klux Klan leader and Louisiana state legislator. The news was first reported at cenlamar.com by Lamar White, who writes about politics in…
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