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'Kissing congressman' Vance McAllister to run for reelection. Any hope?

Sunday, 29 June 2014 11:08
Rep. Vance McAllister (R) of Louisiana, the “kissing congressman” who was caught on surveillance tape smooching a (married) staffer, has decided to run for reelection after all. He made his decision public during a series of local interviews and a press conference at an American Legion Hall in his district. “I wanted to make sure everything was good with our family,” Representative McAllister told the Monroe, La.
No big winners in Saturday's lottery drawings - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2
Saturday, 28 June 2014 10:24
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says nobody won the two major jackpots in the Louisiana Lotto and multistate Powerball drawings on Saturday night. There was a winner in the Easy 5 drawing. Louisiana Lotto players matching all six numbers drawn would have won or shared a $450,000 prize, which will rise to an estimated $475,000 for Wednesday.
Lacey Sanchez crowned Miss Louisiana - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2
Friday, 27 June 2014 18:37
MONROE, La. (AP) - Lacey Sanchez has been crowned Miss Louisiana and will represent the state at the Miss America Pageant. Sanchez won a $10,000 scholarship on Saturday night in Monroe. The News-Star reports (http://tnsne.ws/1lvBgvD) that the 23-year-old LSU student from Baton Rouge was chosen from a field of 32 contestants. Sanchez was preliminary lifestyle and fitness swimsuit winner on Friday.
Louisiana sues dialysis drug maker - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2
Friday, 27 June 2014 05:13
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana is suing drug maker Fresenius Medical Care North America and its nearly 100 Louisiana clinics over the use of two dialysis drugs - GranuFlo and NaturaLyte - that could contribute to fatal heart attacks. The drugs have since been recalled by the federal government. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/VvS77S ) the lawsuit, filed in state district court in Baton Rouge by the state Attorney General's Office, says Fresenius violated Louisiana…
Louisiana may tap gambler winnings for debts
Thursday, 26 June 2014 12:02
HOME > NEWS > Investor News > Louisiana may tap gambler winnings for debts RELATED PARTNER LINKS Louisiana Gambling Louisiana may tap gambler winnings for debts27 June 2014 SHREVEPORT, Louisiana -- The state of Louisiana now confiscate gamblers winnings to pay off their debts, KTBS reported. Gov. Bobby Jindal signed the legislation, which will see casinos declare winnings above $1200 and will permit recovery of money owed to state agencies, the report said.
Louisiana Downs pushes back post times
Thursday, 26 June 2014 04:03
Harrah's Louisiana Downs celebrates 40-years of live racing in the ArkLaTex and they are making a change to their post times so more people will be able to take in the races. Trent McIntosh, Director of Operations for Louisiana Downs, stopped by NBC 6 News Today to talk about the changes and other great things that await those who stop by the facility.
Louisiana to share $154M for job training - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 22:22
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana is among a group of 32 states, Puerto Rico and the Cherokee tribal nation getting a portion of more than $154 million awarded by the federal government for job training laid-off workers in high-demand industries. The U.S. Department of Labor announced Thursday that Louisiana will get a federal grant of $6.175 million to provide training in various industries through the Job-Driven National Emergency Grand program.
Louisiana crawfish tradition becomes global phenomenon
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 07:18
In New Orleans, nearly 10,000 people showed up to turn a genuine south Louisiana ritual into a new world record. Twenty-seven thousand pounds of crustaceans went into making the world's largest crawfish boil, Jamie Wax reports. But what used to be a local Louisiana ritual is now spreading to backyards nationally, as the crawfish business is now a half a billion dollar-a-year industry.
Louisiana DEQ orders burning Shreveport landfill to cease operations
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 12:19
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has issued an order to stop operations at a Shreveport landfill that has a long history of ongoing fires. In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, the LA DEQ issued an administrative order requiring Harrelson Material Management to "cease receiving and disposing of new material, which is believed to be causing fire and smoke issues at the landfill site.
Daily News takes home General Excellence Award
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 06:22
The Daily News was recognized in several news and advertising competition categories during the 134th Annual Louisiana Press Association Convention, held Saturday in Biloxi, Miss. The newspaper even took home a first-place award in the General Excellence category, which is based on the quality of the newspaper as a whole. During the event, awards were given in individual contests for first, second and third places, based on points earned in the Better Newspaper Editorial Competition…

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