Advocates from across Louisiana gathered at the State Capitol on Wednesday, April 16, to hold a rally encouraging legislators to support laws designed to strengthen protections for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors.
On Monday, Gov. Bobby Jindal and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Secretary Kathy Kliebert were joined by dozens of local supporting organizations to launch the Well-Ahead Louisiana initiative, which will designate healthy places around the state that voluntarily champion and embrace health and wellness.
In spite of the name, SFF helps post-9/11 veterans from all the services. They cover family support, adaptive housing and transportation, special equipment, rehabilitative sports and so much more for injured and critically ill service veterans, as well as families of active-duty members.
The first report in Meth in the News this week is truly frightening. In Williamsburg, Va., Virginia State Police troopers noticed a 2005 Chrysler hatchback that was being driven erratically on I-64 near Lightfoot. Troopers, therefore, pulled the woman driving the car over on suspicion of driving under the influence.
HB 753, restricting access to firearms by domestic violence offenders, did not only pass unanimously. It also saw 54 legislators sign on as co-authors — 22 Republicans and 31 Democrats — a huge feat in a state widely considered to have the strongest protections for gun owners in the nation.
By this I mean you used to play sports, competitively. Maybe you played on a team for a school or company or an organization, and after games you would play more games. And then one day, it all dried up. Maybe you changed jobs and they didn't have leagues, or you simply got too busy with work and the kids.
— A Pennsylvania man, head of a veterans support group, defrauded the VA for seven years, taking $178,000 in healthcare and pension benefits he wasn't entitled to. He stole a veteran's identity to pull off the theft. He'll get three years of supervised released and must pay back the entire amount.
It’s springtime in the Ark-La- Tex, and the weather is getting warmer. That means that it is time to spend more time outside, camping and hiking, fishing and hunting, and just enjoying the outdoors in the Sportsman’s Paradise.