LA Democratic Party Leader believes Clinton has a chance in Louisiana
Posted on 10/25/2016 5:57:00 AM.

Recent polls show Republican Donald Trump will defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton in Louisiana on November 8th. But Executive Director of the Louisiana Democratic Party, Stephen Handwerk, says they are not throwing in the towel yet.

Stephen Handwerk, Jason Dore, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump

Study: Not many women, minorites in Louisiana's judicial system
Posted on 10/25/2016 5:54:00 AM.

A study by Tulane University finds that women and racial minorities are not widely present in Louisiana’s judicial system. The report shows that while women make up 51% of Louisiana’s population, only 30% of state judgeships are held by women. Political scientist Sally Kenney with Tulane’s Newcomb College Institute says we need to start conversations about women and minority inclusion.

Sally Kenney, Tulane, judicial system

Early voting begins today
Posted on 10/25/2016 5:49:00 AM.

Early voting is underway for the Presidential election. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says polls are open at their parish Registrar of Voters Office or at other designated locations from 8:30 am until 6 pm everyday but Sunday through November 1. He says Election Day is on a Tuesday, so it might be easier to early vote, especially for flood victims.

Tom Schedler, early voting, election 2016

Two small children and a 22-year-old woman die in Kaplan house fire
Posted on 10/24/2016 2:47:00 PM.
A tragic fire in Vermilion Parish claimed the lives of two young children, aged 1 and 3, and the woman who was trying to save them. State Fire Marshal’s Office spokesman Brant Thompson says the blaze broke out just prior to 5am on Sunday. And that’s when the mother inside the residence awoke to the smell of smoke.
Kaplan, fatal house fire. Felicie Cloteaux, Rory Hudson, Arabella Hudson

4th Congressional District race light on negative advertising
Posted on 10/24/2016 1:46:00 PM.
Usually competitive races have their fair share of negative TV commercials, but that's the not case in the 4th Congressional District race.
LSU-Shreveport political science professor Jeffrey Sadow it's likely the lone Democrat on the ballot, Marshall Jones, will make the run-off and the negative ads will come in the weeks leading up to the December 10th runoff.
Jeffrey Sadow, Louisiana 4th District Congressional race, negative ads

Horse advocates raise concerns about Ft. Polk re-homing horses
Posted on 10/24/2016 11:20:00 AM.

The Pegasus Equine Guardian Association is raising concerns about Fort Polk’s efforts to rehome more than 700 horses that roam the Army base's grounds. PEGA President Amy Hanchey says about 150,000 American horses are sent to slaughter houses each year, and they’re afraid that’s where these horses will end up because the horse market is already flooded.

Amy Hanchey, Col. David Athey, Ft. Polk

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