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Stewart wins seat on Gonzales City Council with 53 percent of the vote

Saturday, 28 March 2015 21:17 Written by
GONZALES —Harold Stewart, a former member of the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission captured 53 percent of the vote in Saturday’s special election to fill a seat on the City Council. Stewart held off two challengers to win the seat of ousted Councilman Timothy Vessel, who was recalled in December. Stewart managed to win the election outright and avoid a runoff by, capturing 677 of the 1,270 votes cast, according to complete
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Saturday, 28 March 2015 21:07 Written by
A three-car wreck in St. Landry Parish left one man dead and 10 people injured on Friday night, according to State Police. The crash occurred at about 9:30 p.m. Friday, when Catherine Arclese, 47, tried to cross both U.S. 190 lanes to get to the I-49 ramp and her car crashed into 18-year-old Brandell Pryor’s Chevrolet Silverado, said Brooks David, a State Police spokesman. The impact shoved both cars off the road, David
Darrell Ourso wins Louisiana House seat for southeast EBR
Saturday, 28 March 2015 21:05 Written by
Former Baton Rouge Metro Councilman Darrell Ourso won by 119 votes to represent southeast East Baton Rouge parish neighborhoods in the Louisiana Legislature. With all 29 precincts reporting former Baton Rouge Metro Councilman Darrell Ourso has 1,958 votes to Metro Councilman Buddy Amoroso’s 1,886 ballots. Secretary of State Tom Schedler expected a low turnout and only 12.5 percent cast ballots. Amoroso and Ourso, both Republicans, are vying to fill out the remaining eight
Harahan renews property tax for Fire Department
Saturday, 28 March 2015 21:04 Written by
Harahan voters on Saturday (March 28) renewed a $403,700 property tax for the Fire Department. The 5-mill, 10-year tax has been around since 1995, and was renewed in 2005. The tax has helped the Fire Department move from an all-volunteer
Scalise has good week as whip fkdsjlfksa
Saturday, 28 March 2015 20:48 Written by
Washington — Last week was a good week for U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, of Jefferson — and in terms of his battered public image over his recent performance as a member of the House leadership, it must have come as a welcome relief. “You can’t focus on the day-to-day criticism of the job,” Scalise said. “Because, you know, my job is to pass good conservative policy. You look at what we did on
Jefferson president candidate tired of questions about age
Saturday, 28 March 2015 20:14 Written by
Elton Lagasse, who at 75 is running for Jefferson Parish president in the Oct. 24 primary, is tired of hearing about how old he is. That much was clear as the third-term parish councilman hosted his campaign kickoff rally at The Crossing in Kenner on Wednesday night. In addressing the crowd, Lagasse touched on themes that are common parts of political platforms. He vowed to maintain and improve the parish’s drainage canals and
Group to focus on issues facing black families
Saturday, 28 March 2015 20:11 Written by
Thirty-seven black women professionals and residents have formed the Baton Rouge area’s first chapter of the National Congress of Black Women — a group that will discuss quality of life issues facing black families. “We recognize the great need of service in the African American community … so this is another arm of service to that population but also to women in general,” said the local chapter’s president, Dr. Lue Russell. The chapter
Bills propose changes to BR City Court makeup
Saturday, 28 March 2015 20:07 Written by
After several unsuccessful legislative tries and an ongoing court battle over the makeup of the Baton Rouge City Court, two competing measures were filed recently that would bring the Louisiana Legislature back into the fray. A federal civil rights challenge of the court’s makeup is awaiting a ruling by chief U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson from a trial he kicked off in August 2014 by opining how “regrettable” it was that state legislators
Bills propose changes to Baton Rouge City Court
Saturday, 28 March 2015 20:04 Written by
After several unsuccessful legislative tries and an ongoing court battle over the makeup of the Baton Rouge City Court, two competing measures were filed recently that would bring the Louisiana Legislature back into the fray. A federal civil rights challenge of the court’s makeup is awaiting a ruling by chief U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson from a trial he kicked off in August 2014 by opining how “regrettable” it was that state legislators
Center to merge help for victims
Saturday, 28 March 2015 19:57 Written by
An effort is underway to launch a Lafayette center where victims of domestic violence will be able seek help and file police and legal paperwork in one location, helping to keep survivors safe from future violence. The search is on for a site to open the Family Justice Center sometime next year, said Crystal Scrantz, program director at Faith House, a domestic violence shelter for women and children that provides counseling and support

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