“I checked my numbers over and over again,” said Lapeze when he realized that his ticket was a $1 million winner. “I even had my wife check them because I really couldn’t believe that I won!” The 72-year-old’s winning ticket matched five of six numbers to win the $1 million, which he claimed Friday at Louisiana Lottery headquarters.
On October 12, 2016, shortly before 8:00 a.m., a State Trooper attempted to stop a motorcyclist for a traffic violation on Louisiana Highway 397 near Louisiana Highway 3059 in Calcasieu Parish. The motorcyclist, later identified as 21-yearold Benjamin Kade Arabie of Lake Charles, accelerated reaching speeds of 100 miles per hour.
As State Treasurer, I'm in charge of paying the state's bills. I need revenue to do that. I'm not a proponent of tax increases, especially when the oil industry is in a slump and people have lost their homes to floodwaters. I am a fan of letting free enterprise flourish.
There are 24 candidates in the running for the open U.S. Senate seat in Louisiana. A televised debate has been set on the state’s public television network for Oct. 18 to give Louisiana voters a chance to size up the candidates. But there will only be five contenders in the debate.
Senate race, climbing crime rates in several Louisiana cities, and the heightened rhetoric over deteriorating race relations from Shreveport to Baton Rouge. But the lead story that dominated all news outlets across the state was all about the firing of a football coach.
BATON ROUGE, La. — Gov. John Bel Edwards released the following statement Monday on the passage of the Continuing Resolution that includes $500 million in funding for flood relief in Louisiana. With approval from both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, the bill will now go to President Barack Obama for his signature.
Every now and then, we all face a “Sophie’s Choice” moment, where we have to pick what to accept and what to give up. Folks down in the Bayou State soon will have to confront a real dilemma. It’s a decision that will cause upheaval in many families all over Louisiana.
"We approved financing that will ensure public schools are repaired in East Feliciana Parish. New homes will be built in Ville Platte, Baton Rouge and Carencro," said Treasurer Kennedy. "Improvements will be made to the waterworks system in Avoyelles Parish.
Reams of books have been written about the colorful characters that ran the Bayou state throughout its history. And the average citizen got involved, attended rallies and actively supported their candidate of choice. Few states could match the intensity and enthusiasm that was a part of Louisiana campaigning.