STUDENTS AT CARENCRO HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DO NOT HAVE CLASS TODAY. MEGAN KELLY EXPLAINS WHY.
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A St. Mary parish sheriff’s deputy is in custody following his arrest as part of an attempted murder investigation. WAFB-TV reports 20-year-old Treyvon Burrell was arrested Thursday on two counts — being principal to attempted second-degree murder and obstruction of justice. St. Mary Parish Sheriff Blaise Smith says the arrest was the result of an investigation into an incident in Thibodeaux. Smith says Burrell was terminated following his arrest.
RESIDENTS IN AND NEAR ELTON AND ON THE COUSHATTA RESERVATION WILL BE WITHOUT POWER LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY THURSDAY MORNING. THE POWER OUTAGE HAS BEEN SCHEDULED SO THAT JEFF DAVIS ELECTRIC CAN PERFORM MAINTENANCE NEAR THE TUPPER SUBSTATION. THE OUTAGE IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT TEN. IT’S EXPECTED TO LAST AROUND FOUR HOURS.
Republican businessman Eddie Rispone is raking in more campaign cash after becoming the lone GOP contender in the Louisiana governor’s race against Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards. Rispone had largely self-financed his campaign in the primary, but that’s changing since he reached the Nov. 16 runoff.
Finance reports filed Wednesday night show Rispone raised just under $3 million from donors in the latest period, through Oct. 27, which is nearly double the $1.6 million he raised during the prior year. Edwards raised $5.2 million over the same period.
CARLEE ALM LABAR HAS STILL RAISED THE MOST MONEY IN THE RACE FOR LAFAYETTE MAYOR PRESIDENT BUT HER CHALLENGER IN THE RUNOFF, JOSH GUILLORY, IS GAINING GROUND. CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS SHOW THAT, OVERALL, ALM-LABAR HAS RAISED OVER 400 THOUSAND COMPARED TO JUST OVER 300 THOUSAND FOR GUILLORY. HOWEVER, SINCE THE OCTOBER 12TH PRIMARY, GUILLORY HAS RAISED MORE THAN 215 THOUSAND DOLLARS, WHILE ALM-LABAR HAS RAISED AROUND SEVENTY THOUSAND. THE TWO ARE LOOKING TO REPLACE JOEL ROBIDEAUX, WHO ANNOUNCED EARLIER THIS YEAR HE WOULD NOT RUN AGAIN.
LAST YEAR, VOTERS IN ACADIA PARISH VOTED DOWN THE RENEWAL OF A TEN YEAR PROPERTY TAX WHICH FUNDS TWENTY PERCENT OF THE BUDGET FOR THE RICE ARENA AND THE LSU AGCENTER, AND HELPS FUND 4-H PROGRAMS. IT’S ON THE BALLOT AGAIN IN THE NOVEMBER 16TH ELECTION. ACADIA PARISH LSU AGCENTER AGENT JEREMY HEBERT TELLS KLFY TV THAT IF THE TAX FAILS THIS TIME, THE MONEY IT PRODUCES WILL RUN OUT BY THE END OF THE YEAR. EARLY VOTING FOR THE ELECTION ENDS TOMORROW.
THE CALCASIEU PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE HAS RELEASED THE IDENTITY OF A PEDESTRIAN THAT WAS STRUCK AND KILLED BY TWO CARS LAST WEEK, ONE OF WHOM DID NOT STOP. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT 32-YEAR-OLD WILLIS P JONES OF STARKS WAS STANDING IN THE MIDDLE OF GREEN MOORE ROAD IN STARKS WHEN HE WAS HIT BY A NORTHBOUND CAR, THEN HE WAS HIT BY A SOUTHBOUND CAR WHILE THE DRIVER OF THE FIRST CAR PULLED OVER AND TRIED TO FLAG DOWN ANOTHER VEHICLE FOR HELP. THE SECOND VEHICLE THAT DIDN’T STOP IS BEING DESCRIBED AS A SMALLER NEWER MODEL CAR WITH L-E-D LIGHTS SURROUNDING THE HEADLIGHTS THAT SHOULD HAVE OBVIOUS FRONT END DAMAGE.
Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration has reached emergency agreements to keep Louisiana Medicaid services intact for 1.5 million people. The one-year deals still need final state and federal approvals to take effect in January. The emergency contracts will keep the five private companies that currently manage care for most Medicaid patients in place amid legal disputes that has stalled new contracts. Multibillion-dollar contracts with the five Medicaid managed care companies were slated to expire at the end of the December.