PSC estimates a four month wait for rate changes
Posted on 2/25/2018 4:52:00 AM.

Taxes are down 14% for utility companies in the wake of the federal tax overhaul, but Louisianans haven’t seen lower rates. The Public Service Commission says they anticipate lower rates as a result, but Commissioner Lambert Boissierre says you may have to wait until the summer to see the change.

“The estimate came in at approximately four months, so were looking at something like June is the current estimate.”
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Caddo Sheriff wants to see teachers carry guns, opponents are concerned
Posted on 2/24/2018 4:00:00 PM.
Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator is asking the Caddo Parish School Board, to allow some faculty and administrators to carry guns on campus. Most Caddo Parish schools have a security guard or a resource officer, but he feels it’s not enough. Prator says schools are an open door to criminals with weapons. 
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LSU's slim NCAA Tournament go up in smoke in Georgia
Posted on 2/24/2018 2:56:00 PM.
After back-to-back home wins over Missouri and Vanderbilt, LSU started to creep back into the discussion for a possible at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament. But the Tigers problems winning on the road will likely send them to the NIT instead.
 
LSU lost its 6th straight away from the PMAC as Georgia dribbled past the Tigers 93-82
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Two arrested in early morning shooting at SELU that injured two student-athletes
Posted on 2/23/2018 8:23:00 PM.
Southeastern Louisiana University officials announce two individuals have been arrested in an early morning shooting that injured two student-athletes. Shots rang out at around 3 AM in the parking lot outside of the University Center, where basketball games are played. 
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Roger Villere's run as state party GOP chairman ends after 14 years
Posted on 2/23/2018 11:36:00 AM.
Louisiana Republican Party Roger Chairman Villere will relinquish his role on Saturday after serving for 14-years. It’s believed he’s the longest serving chairman to lead a state Republican Party in the country. Villere says during that time, the political demographics have certainly changed, making the GOP the dominant party for statewide offices.
 
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Special session gridlock shows signs of ending, bills to be heard Sunday
Posted on 2/23/2018 11:31:00 AM.

After five days of stalled negotiations, lawmakers are optimistic that legislation will begin moving forward when legislators convene Sunday afternoon. Lake Charles Republican Representative Steven Dwight’s bill to extend a portion of the expiring one penny sales tax will be heard, and he says he’s optimistic about its chances.
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