THE COMPANIES THAT RENT ELECTRIC SCOOTERS IN LAFAYETTE ARE HALTING OPERATIONS TEMPORARILY . A NEWS RELEASE FROM MAYOR PRESIDENT JOEL ROBIDEAUX SAYS THE PAUSE IS TEMPORARY SO THAT THE CURRENT STATE LAW CAN BE REVISED AND A LOCAL ORDINANCE REGULATING THE COMPANIES CAN BE PUT IN PLACE. ROBIDEAUX REQUESTED THE TEMPORARY PAUSE ON FRIDAY AND THE COMPANIES COMPLIED AND INDICATED THEY WERE OPEN TO THE LAW REVISION. THE SCOOTERS SUDDENLY A FEW MONTHS AGO APPEARED SCATTERED AROUND THE CITY, PROMPTING SOME PEOPLE TO COMPLAIN THAT THEY WERE A NUISANCE.
A complaint released by Louisiana State Police says a man fatally shot by a city officer had pulled a gun on a clerk, then brought it out again and refused to follow the officer’s orders, starting a brief foot chase. The initial complaint says 26-year-old Juston Joseph Landry was shot several times about 1 a.m. Jan. 11, during an encounter with the Lake Charles officer after the chase. It doesn’t describe the encounter. KPLC-TV reports the complaint was released Thursday in response to its public records request.
A SUSPECT IN THE SHOOTING DEATH OF A EUNICE MAN EARLY MONDAY MORNING HAS BEEN ARRESTED. 23-YEAR-OLD OSHAE DOFFNEY WAS SHOT AND KILLED IN THE 16-HUNDRED BLOCK OF WEST VINE AVENUE. 19-YEAR-OLD DARICKO STEVENS HAS BEEN ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER AND OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE. STEVENS IS BELIEVED TO HAVE SHOT DOFFNEY WHILE TALKING TO HIM, ACCORDING TO DETECTIVES WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards officially kicked off his re-election bid with an online video that not only touts his performance, but also warns he’ll be a target of multimillion-dollar attack campaigns. Edwards is seeking a second term as the only Democratic governor in the Deep South. He faces two Republican challengers on the Oct. 12 ballot: U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham and businessman Eddie Rispone, a long-time GOP donor. In the video released Tuesday , Edwards returns to a theme that is central to his campaign, saying Louisiana is better off than when he took office in 2016.
YESTERDAY THE CAJUNDOME ANNOUNCED CHANGES FOR GRADUATION CEREMONIES THIS YEAR. JEFF HORCHAK HAS THE DETAILS.
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TODAY ALL FIFTEEN JUDGES ON THE FIFTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS IN NEW ORLEANS WILL REHEAR THE CASE OF CONVICTED CHILD KILLER RICKEY LANGLEY. HE HAS BEEN CONVICTED THREE TIMES OF SECOND DEGREE MURDER FOR THE STRANGLING OF SIX-YEAR-OLD JEREMY GUILLORY OF IOWA IN 1992. A THREE JUDGE PANEL OF THE APPEALS COURT HAD OVERTURNED HIS CONVICTION OVER QUESTIONS OF WHETHER LANGLEY HAD SPECIFIC INTENT TO KILL GUILLORY, WHICH, THE COURT SAYS, MEANS HE COULD NOT BE CONVICTED OF SECOND DEGREE MURDER. THE STATE SUCCEEDED IN GETTING THE ENTIRE FIFTH CIRCUIT TO REHEAR THE CASE AND THEY HAVE BROUGHT IN AN ATTORNEY FROM WASHINGTON D-C WHO SPECIALIZES IN ARGUING CASES BEFORE FEDERAL COURTS.
CHURCH POINT POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR A SUSPECT IN A ROBBERY LAST MONTH IN WHICH TWO PEOPLE WERE SHOT. IT HAPPENED IN MARTIN LUTHER KING PARK SHORTLY AFTER SUNSET ON DECEMBER 21ST. 17-YEAR-OLD JOSEPH CASEY WILRIDGE IS WANTED FOR ATTEMPTED FIRST DEGREE MURDER AND ARMED ROBBERY. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON THE WHEREABOUTS OF WILRIDGE IS URGED TO CALL CRIMESTOPPERS AT 789-TIPS, WHERE UP TO A THOUSAND DOLLAR CASH REWARD IS BEING OFFERED.
Louisiana state agencies have updated sexual harassment policies to conform to a new law, and lawmakers say they intend to keep track of how the provisions are working. The state’s first government-wide policy against sexual harassment took effect this month. A legislative task force began work Tuesday to monitor compliance and find gaps in the provisions. The law requires agencies to enact policies that include a process for handling complaints, a ban against retaliation when someone files a complaint and mandatory annual prevention training.