Tag Archive: Louisiana


Cassidy Defeats Landrieu

 

 

 

 

 

” Republican Bill Cassidy handedly defeated Democratic incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu in the runoff for the Louisiana Senate seat Saturday, according to the Associated Press and other sources.

  The victory ousted Landrieu from the seat she has held for 18 years. For the first time since she was 23 years old, Landrieu will not hold political office.

   Landrieu’s fellow Democrats abandoned her, including the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), which withdrew its $2 million ad buy for the runoff after Democrats lost control of the Senate in November. Her Senate colleagues also declined to join her in voting to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, a last ditch failed attempt by Landrieu to demonstrate her “clout.” “

 

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Watch: Dem Mayor Encourages Blatant Voter Fraud

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A Democrat mayor in Louisiana, and father of the Chief of Staff to Senator Mary Landrieu, has been caught on video telling voters who already cast early ballots to “go vote again tomorrow” on Election Day. Don Cravins Sr. then tells constituents that voting a second time is “not going to hurt,” and explains that committing voter fraud would be a perfectly fine option since the Democrat candidate for District Attorney “won’t prosecute you if you vote twice.”

  Cravins was addressing his comments to those who had opted for early voting in Landrieu’s primary election on November 4th. He made the comments on November 3rd, encouraging voters to go vote again on Election Day.

  Cravins is the current mayor of Opelousas, Louisiana and a former Louisiana Democratic state legislator. His son, Don Cravins Jr., serves as Chief of Staff to Mary Landrieu, who is facing a difficult runoff election this Saturday. “

 

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Louisiana Town To Kill All Pit Bulls And Rottweilers: Those Who Don’t Surrender Face Police Action

Louisiana Dog Ban

 

 

 

” A town in Louisiana has recently voted to ban all Pit Bulls and Rottweilers, calling them “vicious breeds” of dogs. Current owners of these specific breeds have just one more month to either move out of town, or hand their family pet over to the government to be killed.

  While there has traditionally been heavy debate over larger breeds of dogs, in recent years the debate has began to die down, because an overwhelming majority of people now agree that like humans, a dog’s temperament and personality are largely based on their upbringing and life experiences.

  Sadly, town officials in Moreauville, Louisiana are stuck in a very immature state of mind where they are basically prejudice against breeds of dogs.

  Dog owners were notified of the recent ordinance by mail, in a letter which stated that the dogs will be taken away by the local government and killed on December 1st.

The letter reads:

TO ALL PITT BULL AND ROTTWEILER OWNERS:

  PLEASE BE INFORMED THAT THE VILLAGE OF MOREAUVILLE IS ENFORCING THE ORDINANCE THAT WAS PASSED ON OCTOBER 13TH, 2014 THAT BANS PITT BULLS AND ROTTWEILERS WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF MOREAUVILLE, LA.

  YOU ARE HEREBY GIVEN NOTICE THAT YOU HAVE UNTIL DECEMBER 1, 2014 TO REMOVE YOUR PITT BULLS OR ROTTWEILERS FROM YOUR PREMISES. IF YOUR PITT BULLS OR ROTTWEILERS ARE NOT REMOVED BY THIS DATE, YOUR ANIMALS WILL BE IMPOUNDED AND TRANSPORTED TO A VETERINARY CLINIC FOR FURTHER DISPOSITION. YOU WILL ALSO BE FINED FOR VIOLATING THE ORDINANCE. “

 

 

 

    Readers can read the entire story here and below you can find an update from KALB news that reveals that the town has put the ban on hold temporarily .

 

 

 

” The Village of Moreauville is putting plans to officially enact its pit bull and Rottweiler ban on hold.

  They’re saying after an outcry from people around the world about a breed ban that would force a family to get rid of their beloved dog, Zeus, they’re taking a step back to figure out what they should do next.     

“I never thought it would get this far,” said O’Hara Owens, owner of Zeus.

  It has been a whirlwind weekend for Moreauville residents O’Hara Owens and her mother, Joanna Armand.

  Minutes after News Channel 5’s story on a village breed ban that promised to take their beloved pit bull, Zeus, away from them aired, their phones blew up.    

” It has become crazy,” said Armand. “Crazy, hectic. But, in a good way.”

  On October 13, the Village of Moreauville passed an ordinance banning pit bulls and Rottweilers from village limits.    

A letter was sent out saying if you didn’t comply, your dog would be taken away for “further disposition.” “

 

 

If you find this idea as appalling is we do you can sign a petition at the link below .

 

 

” The Owens family has also started a petition which hopes to overturn the ordinance.

If you are interested in signing the petition, please visit this link. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Police: Destrehan Teachers Had A Threesome With A Student

 

 

 

 

” After a weekend of rumors, Kenner police released mug shots and additional details on a sex scandal involving two Destrehan High School English teachers and a student.

  Jefferson Parish authorities said both teachers, Shelley S. Dufresne, 32, and Rachel Respess, 24, are facing felony charges of carnal knowledge of a juvenile, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and indecent behavior with a juvenile.”

 

 

 

 

 

” According to Kenner Police Chief Michael Glaser, the two teachers met with a Destrehan High student after a football game on September 12th, then drove to Respess’s Kenner apartment where the three had sex simultaneously until the early morning hours of the 13th.”

 

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Elbert Guillory: Mary Landrieu Is Not Helping Blacks

 

 

 

 

Published on Sep 29, 2014

” http://www.FreeAtLastPAC.com You are not Mary’s cause and you are certainly not her charity. You are just a vote – nothing less, nothing more. You are just a means to an end, so that she remains in power.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Louisiana Restaurant Offers Heat-Packing Incentive: Way To Weed Out Gun-Grabbers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

” While a number of businesses are welcoming customers carrying firearms, a Louisiana restaurant has taken it a step further – offering an incentive to gun-toting diners.

  Bergeron’s Restaurant, located in Port Allen, is offering a 10 percent discount to any patron packing heat, according to local affiliate NBC33.

“ I just need to see a weapon,” owner Kevin Cox said. “I need you to be carrying a gun.”

  Cox first only offered law enforcement officers the discount, but other gun-toting customers wanted similar consideration, NBC33 reported.

Cox said he was only too happy to oblige.

“As long as everybody has a gun, we’re all the same size,” he told NBC33. “

 

 

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Probe Launched Into Fireman Handcuffed During Call

 

 

NO Firefighter Handcuffed During 911 Call

 

 

 

” Less than 24 hours after the News 2 Investigative Unit aired a story about a fireman getting handcuffed during a 911 call, the State Fire Marshal’s Office launched an investigation into the incident.

  It happened Monday night in the 100 block of Cherry Street. According to witnesses, a firefighter rendering aid during a medical call was asked to move his fire truck. The fire truck had flashing lights turned on and was parked on the side of the street. When he refused, a New Roads Police officer handcuffed and detained the fireman.

  Surveillance video from the New Roads Housing Authority captured everything on camera. The video is time stamped and shows the fireman was placed in the police car for 22 minutes before he was removed.

  Moments before he was detained, the firefighter was helping Amber Porter.”

 

 

   The poor officer had his feelings hurt and felt the need to retaliate … Spite and arrogance rule the day in law enforcement , public safety be damned .

 

 

” On Wednesday, New Roads Police Chief Kevin McDonald claimed the fireman made a sarcastic remark to his officer when he asked him to move his truck, which is why he was detained. McDonald reiterated that he has no plans to discipline the officer.

  That doesn’t sit well with Porter.

” I think he should get fired or suspended,” Porter said. “Something should happen to him because who just arrests somebody? He was helping me. He wasn’t just parking his car to park it.” “

 

 

    Since when is sarcasm a crime ? Oh yes , I guess this firefighter should consider himself lucky , at least his sarcasm didn’t get him shot to death like poor Cameron Redus .

   Regular readers will recall a similar display of arrogance back in February as a California Highway Patrolman arrested a First responder at an accident scene . Read more on this latest case here .

 

 

 

 

 

 

19 States Join Lawsuit Against NJ Gun Law

 

 

” Support is mounting for a lawsuit that challenges New Jersey’s tight restrictions on handgun ownership and its high standard of “justifiable need” for carrying a weapon outside the home.

  Nineteen states as well as the powerful National Rifle Association have joined the case’s plaintiff John Drake, who in his lawsuit claims he was denied a permit following a thwarted robbery attempt on his Sussex County business.

  Drake lost his appeal before a three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last year and now a growing number of states, led by Wyoming, are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case, claiming New Jersey was wrong when it determined that the business owner failed to prove “justifiable need” to carry a gun under state statute.

Drake’s suit also claims that his right to bear arms under the Second Amendment has been violated.”

 

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Police Who Seized Woman’s Phone As ‘Evidence’ Of Bogus Crime Now Complaining About Criticism

 

 

” Photography Is Not A Crime is in the middle of another police department vs. citizen feud and this one, like the last, is based on dubious “crimes” and a police department’s disingenuous legal response to being slammed with phone calls as a result of its own actions

  The story starts out with a Louisiana woman (Theresa Richard) being arrested by Crowley Police Dept. officers for recording inside a police station. This was the latest in a long line of attempts by the CPD to silence and intimidate Richard after she filed a lawsuit against the department for false arrest and imprisonment stemming from an incident last year, when she (along with other members of her family) were accosted by police officers and accused of stealing a safe.

  Richard’s husband and brother were confronted by cops for removing a safe from [Richard’s] burned house after the fire inspector had deemed the investigation over. 

  The two men had wheeled the safe over on a dolly because the house was only down the street from where Richard lived. 

  But police arrived and accused them of stealing the safe. Richard said they also assaulted her and ordered her back inside her home. However, they ended up leaving without arresting anybody.

  Richard couldn’t get anyone at her local paper to cover the lawsuit against the CPD, so she took her story to a neighboring town’s paper. Once it was published, she purchased copies to hand out, including one which she attempted to give to the Crowley police chief. That’s when things went downhill.”

 

 

 

Let Crowley PD know how you feel : (337)783-1234

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Ville Platte Robber Allegedly Shot With His Own Handgun

 

 

Ville Platte Home Invader Killed

 

 

 

” The homeowner, who declined to give her name, said her children were in bed when the assailant walked in the front door wearing a black ski mask.

  The homeowner said the intruder then held a gun to her friend’s head and demanded money.

  When her friend refused, she said the intruder allegedly tried to fire the gun but it apparently jammed and a fight broke out.

  Lartigue said the intruder was shot multiple times with his own handgun.

  Police would discover Wilson dead on the kitchen floor, apparently killed by a gunshot to the chest. Lartigue, who didn’t release the names of the man and woman, said no one has yet been charged.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Seven Suspects In LeBeau Plantation Fire Were Looking For Ghosts

 

 

” The seven men in custody in connection with the suspected arson of LeBeau Plantation in Old Arabi apparently were looking for ghosts, according to St. Bernard Parish Sheriff Jimmy Pohlmann. The sheriff said the men had been smoking marijuana and drinking in the vacant house.” 

 

 

 

” One of the men is from Arabi, one is from Gretna, and the others are from Texas, the sheriff said.”

 

 

 

 

” The men, between the ages of 17 and 31, arrived at the home late Thursday night, likely entering through a gap in the fence around the property that had been cut out by other curious trespassers over the years, according to Col. John Doran, who oversees the Sheriff’s Office’s criminal enforcement. “

 

 

 

 

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Massive Sinkhole And Gas Leak Threaten To Swallow Louisiana Town Of Bayou Corne

 

 

” Bayou Corne, Louisiana: It was nearly 16 months ago that Dennis P. Landry and his wife, Pat, on a leisurely cruise in their Starcraft pontoon boat, first noticed a froth of bubbles issuing from the depths of Bayou Corne, an idyllic, cypress-draped stream that meanders through swampy southern Louisiana.

Just over two months later, in the pre-dawn blackness of August 3, 2012, the earth opened up — a voracious maw 100 metres across and hundreds of metres deep, swallowing 30-metre trees, guzzling water from adjacent swamps and belching methane from a thousand feet or more beneath the surface.

More than a year after it appeared, the Bayou Corne sinkhole is about 25 acres and still growing, almost as big as 20 football fields, lazily biting off chunks of forest and creeping hungrily toward an earthen berm built to contain its oily waters.”

 

 

” It has its own Facebook page and its own groupies, conspiracy theorists who insist the pit is somehow linked to the Gulf of Mexico 80 kilometres south and the earthquake-prone New Madrid fault 724 kilometres north.

It has confounded geologists who have struggled to explain this scar in the earth.

And it has split this unincorporated hamlet of about 300 people into two camps: the hopeful, like Mr Landry, who believe that things will eventually settle down, and the despairing, who have mostly fled or plan to, and blame their misery on state and corporate officials.”

 

   What to say about sinkholes ? They are becoming more and more common and without any reasonable explanations that we know of . Manmade disasters in the making or natural phenomena ? A sign from God ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Strips Food Stamps Looters Of Their “Benefits

 

 

 

 

” On Oct. 12, 2013, the food stamps (Electronic Benefits Transfer or EBT) computer system went down in several states, including Louisiana.

What happened was not pretty. The food-stampers went into a buying looting frenzy, stripping the stores’ shelves by the end of the day.

Now, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is holding the looters accountable.

“Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and his administration took steps late Wednesday to strip food stamp benefits from those who loaded up their shopping carts knowing they had insufficient funds in their Electronic Benefits Transfer accounts during a system failure in October.” “

 

Finally , someone decides to hold government-sponsored thieves to account for their actions . Way to go Gov Jindal .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Louisiana Family Rescues Bloodied, Kidnapped Woman From Ex-Lover

 

 

” A Louisiana family decided to take justice into their own hands on Friday — and it was all captured on camera.

Marcus Arceneaux cradled his frightened niece, Bethany Arceneaux, in his arms as he tenderly placed her in a car. Blood ran down Bethany’s face and she held a cloth to her neck to stem the flow. But she was home. She was safe.

And her family had reportedly killed her torturer.

Bethany’s two-day ordeal began on Wednesday evening when her ex-boyfriend, Scott Thomas, took her hostage. The 29-year-old from Duson was the mother of his child and allegedly a victim of years of domestic abuse at his hands.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Suspects Arrested For Stealing 63 Colt ARs From Louisiana Distributor, But Guns Still Missing

 

 

 

” Four men have been arrested in connection with the theft of dozens of ARs from a gun distributor in Shreveport, Louisiana, but none of the guns have been recovered yet.

One of the men was a contract security guard on duty when the shipment of Colt AR-15 rifles arrived at the Con-way Freight facility on Oct. 12. He and three other men allegedly lifted a pallet containing 63 rifles, according to a statement by the Caddo Sheriff’s Office.

Two days later, company officials discovered the pallet missing. After an internal investigation failed to locate the missing pallet, company officials contacted the sheriff’s office, who has been working in cooperation with the ATF from the start.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gunboats Seen Patrolling In Eden Isles, Louisiana

 

 

Eden Isle

 What is in the Eden Isles area that could possibly merit the scrutiny of unmarked military patrol boats ?

Published on Oct 25, 2013

” Spot report: Gunboats, unmarked, fully equipped patrolling in Eden Isles or doing maneuvers?
This is taking place in the canals around Slidell, Louisiana. These are military gun boats. No one has seen this in this area before.”

 

Eden Isle, Louisiana

” As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 6,261 people, 2,761 households, and 1,860 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,838.9 people per square mile (711.0/km²). There were 3,206 housing units at an average density of 941.6 per square mile (364.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.15% White, 2.64% African American, 0.53% Native American, 2.19% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.44% of the population.”

 

 

” There were 2,761 households out of which 22.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.72.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 17.8% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 36.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 104.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $53,811, and the median income for a family was $71,083. Males had a median income of $50,417 versus $34,712 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $31,798. About 6.9% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.4% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.”

 

 

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Walmart Shelves In Springhill, Mansfield, Cleared In EBT Glitch

 

Another photo from the Springhill Walmart store shows carts overflowing with food, reportedly left abandoned after balances started showing up again on customers' EBT cards.

 

 

” Shelves in Walmart stores in Springhill and Mansfield, LA were reportedly cleared Saturday night, when the stores allowed purchases on EBT cards even though they were not showing limits.

The chaos that followed ultimately required intervention from local police, and left behind numerous carts filled to overflowing, apparently abandoned when the glitch-spurred shopping frenzy ended. 

Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd confirms they were called in to help the employees at Walmart because there were so many people clearing off the shelves. He says Walmart was so packed, “It was worse than any black Friday” that he’s ever seen.

Lynd explained the cards weren’t showing limits and they called corporate Walmart, whose spokesman  said to let the people use the cards anyway. From 7 to 9 p.m., people were loading up their carts, but when the cards began showing limits again around 9, one woman was detained because she rang up a bill of $700.00 and only had .49 on her card. She was held by police until corporate Walmart said they wouldn’t press charges if she left the food. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Found In Home Plumbing System

 

 

 

” An investigation is underway to determine how a rare brain-eating amoeba found its way into a plumbing system of a home in Louisiana, according to the Center for Disease Control.

A four-year-old boy from Mississippi became the fourth confirmed infection in 2013 of the amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, last week, after playing in water from the home in St. Barnard Parish, La.

The Department of Health and Hospitals in Louisiana has confirmed that the amoeba was found in the home’s plumbing system.

In previous cases, the CDC has linked the infections to warm water and drought conditions.

“When we go back and look at where exposure may have occurred, we see the infections occur where water levels are low or where there are drought conditions or after a heat wave,” Dr. Jennifer Cope, medical epidemiologist at the CDC, told AccuWeather.com.

Naegleri fowleri is thermophillic, or heat-loving, and can thrive in temperatures higher than 100 degrees F.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

… And Is Now Poised To Become The Most Watched Cable Show EVER

 

Big guns: The stars of Duck Dynasty are competing with scripted shows such as The Walking Dead

 

” The unstoppable Duck Dynasty is on course to snatch cable TV’s ratings record from The Walking dead after 11.8 million viewers tuned in to watch the start of the new season.

The boss of A&E Network’s is cautiously optimistic that the hilarious exploits of a Louisiana family and their duck merchandise business still has plenty of room to grow.

With some ‘fun episodes coming down the pike’, the show needs just 600,000 more viewers to equal current record holder, zombie fest The Walking Dead, which recorded the highest ever ratings for a show of any kind when 12.4 million people tuned in earlier this year.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acrobatic Blue Marlin On The Pipe Dream

 

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” We’ve got a jumper! Ransom Pipes captured this video of an acrobatic blue marlin while fishing on the Pipe Dream in Grand Isle, Louisiana.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PRO-GUN VOTERS PUT HEAT ON DEMOCRATIC SENATORS

 

 

 

” “It would be a monumental mistake on his(Baucus) part” to support federal gun control legislation, Reichner said.

Gun rights carry sway in Montana. The state Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks says Montana “boasts more hunters per capita than any other state in the nation.” State lawmakers have been discussing measures to expand gun rights. And a pro-gun group, the Montana Shooting Sports Association, has set up a website that is updated with Baucus’ public statements on gun policy.

Other Democratic senators that Republicans are watching closely include Mark Begich of Alaska, Kay Hagan of North Carolina, Tim Johnson of South Dakota, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and Mark Pryor of Arkansas.

Democrats control the Senate, but if Republicans pick off these seats they could take the chamber.

Pryor already has said he won’t support an assault weapons ban, and the measure is unlikely to clear the Senate. Gun activists still worry that other restrictions they oppose are in the works.

“I don’t think the assault rifle ban, the semi-auto ban, has been the real objective,” said Gary Marbut of the Montana Shooting Sports Association. “I think that is where the rubber meets the road, federal gun registration.”

 

 

 

 

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NRA Targets Democratic Senators Up in 2014 With Local Newspaper Ads

 

 

 

” The National Rifle Association will launch a print advertising campaign targeting mostly Democratic senators up for re-election in 2014, according to sources close to the group.

On Thursday, full-page ads are scheduled to run in local newspapers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Maine, North Carolina and West Virginia. They will be supplemented by digital advertising in these states and 10 others, including Alaska, Colorado, Montana, New Hampshire and South Dakota.

Additionally, the group has scheduled full-page ads to run Feb. 25 in regional editions of USA Today, reaching parts of 15 states.”

 

Another Top EPA Official Caught Using Private Email Account

 

 

 

 

” Emails released by the  show that acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe used a private email account to conduct official business, which violates EPA policy and has raised questions about whether he was trying to shield communications from public disclosure.

The emails show that Perciasepe was using a non-official “perciasepe.org” email account to conduct official business — the second high-ranking to be caught doing so this year.

Last month, The Daily Caller News Foundation reported that EPA Region 8 Administrator James Martin had used his private “me.com” email account to correspond with environmental activists. Following this report, Republicans Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana and Rep. Darrell Issa of California opened up an investigation into Martin’s email activity, arguing that the official may be trying to skirt federal transparency laws.”

 

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