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The Latest: 'Cajun John Wayne' wins Louisiana House seat

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 03:55:58 GMT

Political upstart Clay Higgins has won Louisiana's runoff for the state's 3rd District U.S. House seat, defeating a fellow Republican once considered a lock on the job. Higgins, a former sheriff's captain dubbed the "Cajun John Wayne" for his attention-grabbing Crime Stoppers segments, trounced Scott Angelle, a state utility regulator, in Saturday's election.




Congress Oks more than $1.25B for Louisiana flood recovery

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:12:38 GMT

The additional allocation approved Friday means Congress has dedicated between $1.8 billion and $1.9 billion, including an initial $438 million in disaster relief funds, for Louisiana's long-term rebuilding. Still, that's short of the at least $2.6 billion requested.




Vote In Today's Election, Louisiana. Deny Trump Another (R) Senator

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:24:06 GMT

Thanks to all the distraction and chaos created by this Trump transition team, the extremely pivotal runoff election in Louisiana, taking place today, has gotten pathetically little attention. A victory for Democrat Foster Campbell over John Kennedy could ensure Republicans lose the solid majority they need to control the Senate.




Louisiana doesn't get all the federal flood recovery money it wanted

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 20:33:47 GMT

Louisiana's elected officials don't think that Congress has allocated enough money for flood recovery yet. Congress approved close to $1.5 billion in additional funding for Louisiana's flood recovery before it went home for the holiday break Friday , but several elected officials have said it probably won't be enough to help Louisiana fully recover from the natural disasters.




Candidates rally support for La. runoff drawing low interest

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 18:46:06 GMT

Louisiana's candidates were trying to stir up enthusiasm ahead of Saturday's election, seeking to persuade people to cast ballots in a runoff expected to draw less than a third of registered voters. A U.S. Senate and two U.S. House sets remain to be decided, the last congressional races in the nation.




Meet 'Long Shot' authors on Louisiana book tour

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 18:46:05 GMT

Meet 'Long Shot' authors on Louisiana book tour Jeremy Alford and Tyler Bridges schedule stops in Alexandria, Monroe, Ruston, Shreveport and Lafayette. Check out this story on dailyworld.com: http://tnsne.ws/2hxLnkH Louisiana political junkies have a chance to visit with veteran statehouse reporters Jeremy Alford and Tyler Bridges as they embark on a book-signing tour in northern and central Louisiana and Acadiana this week.




Chere Coen: Find "finger lickin' good" dishes inside these greata

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 16:48:53 GMT

William Davis Cotton was elected to the Louisiana State Senate under the reform administration of Gov. Sam Jones but that didn't stop him from serving in World War II as a lieutenant colonel. Chere Coen: Find "finger lickin' good" dishes inside these great cookbooks William Davis Cotton was elected to the Louisiana State Senate under the reform administration of Gov. Sam Jones but that didn't stop him from serving in World War II as a lieutenant colonel.




Obama fails to condemn lawless protesters

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 12:59:05 GMT

Like most Americans, I was shocked when I saw President Obama fail to condemn protesters who wouldn't accept the election results. " I would not advise people who feel strongly a to be silent ," he said while visiting Germany in November, taking no action to stop protests like those that caused $1 million in damages in Portland, Ore.




Which Two Former Rivals for GOP Nomination will Meet Trump on Monday?

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 09:12:49 GMT

All of these big names going to Trump Tower reminds of subjects going to bow before the king. Just sayin'.




Is tourism the answer to La.'s oil and gas slump?

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 05:26:55 GMT

Is tourism the answer to La.' s oil and gas slump? With oil and gas still down, Louisiana officials are looking to tourism to help fill gaps.




Louisiana on road to disaster filled with bad drivers

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:39:41 GMT

Say it isn't so. The Bayou State, made up of docile souls who are law abiding, courteous and well-trained motorists, has just been tagged by several rating services as having the worst drivers in the nation.




How big is Louisiana's $600 million budget gap?

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:40:54 GMT

Over the next two months, Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Legislature will have to figure out how to plug a $600-million-plus hole in the state budget . If that sounds like a lot of money to you, that's because it is.




'Cajun John Wayne' Tells Ex Congressional Pay Will Help With Child Support

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:37:16 GMT

Clay Higgins, who made his name with a series of viral Crime Stoppers videos, is in a runoff for Louisiana's open 3rd District seat. Clay Higgins, better known by his Internet moniker Cajun John Wayne , was taped telling his ex-wife getting elected to Congress would help pay back thousands of dollars in child support.




BRIEF-Swift energy announces sale of remaining 25% interest in central Louisiana

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:22:59 GMT

COPENHAGEN, Dec 8 South Korean shipper Hyundai Merchant Marine Co Ltd is no longer under consideration to join the 2M vessel-sharing alliance, Danish shipper Maersk Line, part of A.P. Moller-Maersk, said on Thursday.




Trump mobilizing Louisiana Republicans in final Senate race

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:26:17 GMT

Branstad has accepted Trump's offer to become U.... . President-elect Donald Trump waves to the crowd during a rally at Hy-Vee Hall, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, in Des Moines.




Trump mobilizing Louisiana Republicans in final Senate race

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:26:16 GMT

President-elect Donald Trump, right, greets Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, left, as he welcomes him to the stage during a rally at Hy-Vee Hall, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, in Des Moines. Branstad has accepted Trump's offer to become U.S. ambassador to China.




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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:26:15 GMT

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