People with limited mobility can now get out on hiking trails and explore the beach in an all-terrain track wheelchair at Fontainebleau State Park in Mandeville. Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser says this will enhance the park’s accessibility for people with disabilities. “This lady that designed... Read More.
The M.J. Foster Promise Program, which provides financial assistance to adults who would like to earn credentials to get a job in a high-demand area is once again accepting applications. Special Program Specialist Brittany Theriot says the program provides multiple training options. “Certain programs that... Read More.
The Southern Rail Commission and Amtrak will meet with local leaders along the I-20 corridor today and tomorrow to highlight the application for funding for passenger rail service through North Louisiana. Southern Rail Commission Chairman Knox Ross says the goal is to get the... Read More.
A package of anti-LGBTQ bills has reached final passage, but will Governor John Bel Edwards veto them? A bill criticized as a “Don’t Say Gay” bill bars school staff from discussing gender and sexual topics with students outside of legitimate classroom study. Another bill... Read More.
The 2023 KIDS COUNT for Louisiana shows significant progress over the years, but Director of Data and Research with Agenda for Children Teresa Falgoust says there’s still room for improvement. She says the state saw improvements in reading proficiency among 4th graders and high school... Read More.
A package of conservative so-called “anti-woke” bills have reached final passage, but will Governor John Bel Edwards sign or veto them? A bill criticized as a “Don’t Say Gay” bill bars school staff from discussing gender and sexual topics with students outside of legitimate... Read More.
After a video of a five-year-old child smoking what’s believed to be a marijuana cigar went viral, Baton Rouge Police have arrested 48-year-old John Hall who reportedly is the ex-boyfriend of the child’s grandmother. Lt. L’Jean McKneely said Hall also posted the video on... Read More.
Saints Wide Receiver Michael Thomas returned to the practice field this week during OTA’s. The 2nd round pick and 2019 Offensive Player of the year has missed much of the last three seasons with injuries, but he’ll hope to pick up right... Read More.
Legislation seeking to allow non-felon adults to conceal carry a firearm without a permit is dead for the legislative session. Oil City Representative Danny McCormick decided to pull it from consideration, because of amendments senators were proposing to put on the bill. “Mr. Chairman after... Read More.
The Louisiana Senate on Tuesday afternoon gave final legislative approval to a bill that attempts to improve reading scores. The legislation would require public school third graders to pass a reading test in April in order to to be promoted to the fourth grade. “At... Read More.