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Cheap is not a word officials in Central want associated with their city. That's how some describe the look of a few new shopping areas and it's forced the council there to shut down the permit processMore >>
Cheap is not a word officials in Central want associated with their city. That's how some describe the look of a few new shopping areasMore >>
Monday, June 17 2013 10:01 PM EDT2013-06-18 02:01:25 GMT
Sheriff's deputies are looking for an inmate who walked away from a work release program. According to reports, Tederick Bessie walked away from Elmer's Chocolate Factory in Ponchatoula around 6 a.m. Monday. Bessie, 30,More >>
Sheriff's deputies are looking for an inmate who walked away from a work release program.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:19 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:19:32 GMT
Fire District 1 in Ascension Parish is one of many districts in the state consisting primarily of volunteer firefighters. "Six departments in my district with about 200 volunteers," said Gene Witek. WitekMore >>
Under existing state law, volunteer firefighters are still liable when responding to any other call - that however is about to change.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 8:17 PM EDT2013-06-18 00:17:17 GMT
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her. Jayden Sink raised nearly $200 on Friday while she sold lemonadeMore >>
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 9:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 01:59:19 GMT
LYNCHBURG, VA (RNN) – Kimberly Burke is used to capturing emotion. As a wedding photographer, she has an eye for tender moments, like the photo she snapped of a Marine and his bride praying that has goneMore >>
A quiet moment captured before a couple wed has brought collective "awws" by millions on the internet.More >>
The daughter of former Louisiana Secretary of State Fox McKeithen says she's considering a run for her father's old seat. And, at least two state senators and the mayor of a major Louisiana city say you can add their names to the list of potential candidates.
Secretary of State Al Ater, who took over the office with this summer's death of Fox McKeithen, announced Wednesday he won't run for election to the secretary of state's post in the fall of next year. In a statement released by his office, Ater said he believes politics should not be involved in the decisions that must be made about elections after the hurricanes and the office should be appointed, rather than elected, so it would be free of political party pressures.
McKeithen's daughter, Marjorie McKeithen, told WAFB 9 NEWS she's interested in the job. Marjorie McKeithen says Ater is a close family friend and his decision not to run makes the idea of entering the race more attractive to her. The Baton Rouge attorney, who turned 40 this month, says she will announce her decision after discussing the matter with her family over the next few weeks. She came very close to unseating U.S. Congressman Richard Baker in 1998, losing by fewer than two percentage points.
Two state senators contacted by WAFB 9 NEWS , Francis Heitmeier, (D) New Orleans, and Mike Michot, (R) Lafayette, said they are also considering a run. "I will make an announcment after the first of the year," Heitmeier said. "Right now I'm too tied up working on the (state) budget," Heitmeier added. Michot says he's very interested in the seat and hopes to announce his intentions soon. "I think it would be a good job to have," Michot said. Also throwing his name into the ring of "potential" candidates Wednesday was Shreveport Mayor Keith Hightower. Because of term limits, Hightower, a two-term Democrat, can not seek re-election to his current position next year.
-Paul Gates, Robb Hays/WAFB-TV THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CONTRIBUTED TO THIS REPORT. (Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)