Members of the Louisiana State Senate began the work of the 2014 Regular Session of the State Legislature at noon Monday, March 10. As the State Constitution dictates, the 2014 session is a "general" session where legislators will consider a wide range of issues except for specific tax and revenue measures.
On March 7, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) notified federal firearms licensees and firearms purchasers of fraudulent online firearms sales. Some individuals are using fraudulently altered Federal firearms licenses to sell but never deliver firearms online.
The banquet attracted such dignitaries as Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover, Caddo Parish District Attorney Charles Scott, Caddo District Judge Scott Crichton, City Court Judge Sheva Sims, City Council member Sam Jenkins and Shreveport Fire Department Assistant Chief Frederick Sanders.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched its first public health education campaign — "The Real Cost" — to prevent and reduce tobacco use among at -risk young people ages 12-17. Mitch Zeller, J.D., director of FDA's Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), explains why the agency is undertaking this effort and how it will work.