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A DEDICATION CEREMONY WAS HELD YESTERDAY FOR THE OFFICIAL UNVEILING OF THE CORPORAL MICHAEL MIDDLEBROOK SCHOOL, FORMERLY KNOWN AS PLANTATION ELEMENTARY. JEFF HORCHAK HAS MORE. VOICER B :34 THE STATE SUPREME COURT HAS ORDERED A TRIAL COURT TO TAKE UP ISSUES RAISED BY THE DEFENSE LAWYERS FOR SEAN [...]
Wed, Feb 20, 2019
Source: KAJN Radio
THE WIDENING OF VEROT SCHOOL ROAD IN LAFAYETTE IS NEARING COMPLETION. THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION AND DEVELOPMENT IS PREDICTING THAT THE ROADWORK SHOULD BE FINISHED WITHIN THE NEXT TWO MONTHS. THE PROJECT TO WIDEN VEROT SCHOOL TO FOUR LANES OVER A THREE-POINT-ONE-NINE MILE STRETCH BEGAN IN NOVEMBER [...]
Tue, Feb 19, 2019
Source: KAJN Radio
AN AIDE TO CONGRESSMAN CLAY HIGGINS WAS ARRESTED SATURDAY ON TWO CHARGES OF PANDERING. THE LAFAYETTE PARISH SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS THE ARREST OF 47-YEAR-OLD JEROD C. PRUNTY WAS CONNECTED TO LAST WEEKS ARREST OF EIGHT OTHERS IN CONNECTION WITH HUMAN TRAFFICKING, PANDERING AND PROSTITUTION AT FIVE LAFAYETE PARISH MASSAGE [...]
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Source: KAJN Radio
NINE MEMBERS OF AN L-S-U FRATERNITY WERE ARRESTED YESTERDAY FOR ALLEGEDLY ABUSIVE HAZING RITUALS. AMONG THE NINE WAS 23-YEAR-OLD CADE RAIN DUCKWORTH OF LAFAYETTE. THE ADVOCATE NEWSPAPER SAYS DUCKWORTH WAS ACCUSED OF SOME OF THE MOST EGREGIOUS ACCUSATIONS AND SEEMED TO BE CONTROLLING THE SITUATION DURING SOME OF [...]
Fri, Feb 15, 2019
Source: KAJN Radio
AN 18 MONTH LONG PROSTITUTION INVESTIGATION CULMINATED WITH THE ARREST OF NINE PEOPLE AND FIVE BUSINESSES SEARCHED. JEFF HORCHAK REPORTS. VOICER U :32 A full-term newborn girl found in the grass outside a Louisiana hospital is doing well but police are searching for her mother. The Calcasieu Parish [...]
Thu, Feb 14, 2019
Source: KAJN Radio

Weather

Weather
Thunder, and 55 ° F. For more details? [...]
Thu, Feb 21, 2019
Source: Weather Channel
This map shows the location and intensity of precipitation in your area. The color of the precipitation corresponds to the rate at which it is falling. This map is updated every 15 minutes. [...]
Thu, Feb 21, 2019
Source: Weather Channel

News

If anything positive comes out of Syria's civil war, it could be the new government formed in the northeast part of the country. It's based on equal rights and religious freedom. [...]
Thu, Feb 21, 2019
Source: The Christian Broadcasting Network
"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was charged Wednesday with making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, police said. [...]
Wed, Feb 20, 2019
Source: The Christian Broadcasting Network
The fate of USMCA rests in the lap of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Will she free up her caucus to provide the votes to approve a Trump initiative that's good for all three nations? [...]
Wed, Feb 20, 2019
Source: The Christian Broadcasting Network
One young woman's lengthy battle to spread the Gospel at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is now dragging into its fifth year. [...]
Wed, Feb 20, 2019
Source: The Christian Broadcasting Network
This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups. [...]
Wed, Feb 20, 2019
Source: Baptist Press News

Sports

I'm sure we all can remember a time in our lives when the best part about the school day was recess – it was a time for running, jumping, playing on the playground and just being active with our friends! Unfortunately, statistics show that only one in about three children [...]
Sun, Aug 17, 2014
Source: LHSAA – The Huddle
Louisiana produces exceptional talent in the sports world. As basketball season begins, take a look at these former LHSAA student-athletes who now compete on NBA teams! DJ Augustin, Brother Martin High School – Toronto Raptors Brandon Bass, Capitol High School – Boston Celtics Glen “Big Baby” Davis, University High School [...]
Tue, Nov 05, 2013
Source: LHSAA – The Huddle
Do you skip breakfast? If so, you're not alone. According to a 2011 poll, 31 million Americans skip breakfast every day. Everyone from high school student-athletes to their grandparents, however, needs to start eating early. There are many reasons people skip breakfast: you want more sleep, you want to lose [...]
Wed, Oct 23, 2013
Source: LHSAA – The Huddle
I don't know about y'all, but I'm a crazy LSU fan. This past weekend's game against the University of Georgia was a soul-crusher for Tiger Nation. It's easy to become wrapped up in the spirit of the game and forget the true value of sports. Losing is an inevitable evil [...]
Tue, Oct 01, 2013
Source: LHSAA – The Huddle
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) defines hazing as “...any humiliating or dangerous activity expected of a student to belong to a group, regardless of their willingness to participate.” According to a recent study, 1.5 million high school students experience hazing each year. Two in every five [...]
Fri, Sep 20, 2013
Source: LHSAA – The Huddle

Government Links

Here are links to reach State and Federal Government officials or departments which may be of interest:

State Government:

Governor Bobby Jindal – 225-342-7015. Email: [email protected]
Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne – 225-342-7009 Email: [email protected]
Sec. of State Tom Schedler – 225-922-2880 Email: [email protected]
Attorney General James “Buddy” Caldwell 225-326-6769 email: [email protected]
Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Mike Strain- 225-922-1234 email: [email protected]
Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon – 225-342-5900  email: [email protected]

Other State Agencies:

Dept of Education – Superintendent John White – 225-342-3602  website: www.louisianabelieves.com
Dept of Health & Hospitals  – 225-342-9500 website: dhh.louisiana.gov
Dept of Environmental Quality – 225-219-3953  – www.deq.louisiana.gov
Dept of Public Safety- 225-925-6006 – website: www.dps.louisiana.gov
Public Service Commission – 225-342-4999 – website: www.lpsc.gov
getagameplan.org

Federal Government:

The White House – Comments: 202-456-1111  Switchboard: 202-456-1414
White House website: www.whitehouse.gov
To email the White House, go to the website and click on the “Contact Us” tab on the upper right corner.

Senator Mary Landrieu – New Orleans 504-589-2427 Baton Rouge: 225-389-0395
For other locations, or to email the Senator, see the website: www.landrieu.senate.gov

Senator David Vitter – Baton Rouge: 225-383-0331
For other locations, or to email the Senator, see the website: www.vitter.senate.gov

Congressman Steve Scalise – District 1 – 504-837-1259 – email and website: www.scalise.house.gov

Congressman Cedric Richmond – District 2 – 504-288-3777 – email and website: www.richmond.house.gov

Congressman Charles Boustany – District 3 – 337-235-6322 – email and website: www.boustany.house.gov

Congressman John Fleming – District 4 -318-798-2254 – email and website: www.fleming.house.gov

Congressman Rodney Alexander – District 5 – 318-322-3500 email and website: www.alexander.house.gov