LSU AgCenters to begin new cannabis research involving fish
The LSU AgCenter will begin studying to effects of cannabis-based compounds on epileptic seizures, using the common zebrafish as a lab rat.
Man Who Allegedly Killed BR Nurse Arrested In Lake Charles
54-year-old Jessie Guillory, who allegedly attacked a nurse at a Baton Rouge hospital has been arrested in Lake Charles after the nurse passed away a week after the assault.
House Committee To Debate Bill To Raise Age For Buying Tobacco
The House Health and Welfare Committee is expected to vote on a bill on Wednesday that would raise the age to purchase or possess tobacco from 18 to 21 years old.
Food labeling bill moves to the house after unanimous support in the state senate
Delhi Senator Francis Thompson’s truth in labeling law of ag products receives unanimous support from the state Senate and moves to the House for more discussion.
Governor’s Mansion security breach raises questions about security protocol
State Police announce 34-year-old Reynard Green of Baton Rouge was able to get into the governor’s mansion last Wednesday and broke an antique table.
Sports betting legalization advances in Senate
A law that would allow a parish by parish vote on the legalization of sports gambling at established gaming sites passed a Senate Judiciary Committee 3-1.
Food Labeling Bill Passes Senate With Unanimous Support
Delhi Senator Francis Thompson’s truth in labeling law of Ag. products receives unanimous support from the state senate and moves to the House for more discussion.
Blanco’s Family: Fmr. Governor Still Moving Around, Visiting W/ Friends & Family
Kathleen Blanco’s family wants the public to know the former governor is not as close to death as reports indicated when it was announced she was in hospice care.
Governor Edwards Backs Lethal Injection Secrecy Bill
Hammond Representative Nicky Muscarello has legislation that would conceal the identities of companies that sell lethal injection drugs or equipment to the state.
Senate Bill Aims For Free College Courses For H.S. Juniors & Seniors
A Senate Bill could see a change in public high schools allowing every junior and senior to take two college courses free of charge starting next school year.
Community College Students Get Chance To Jump To LSU Ag.
The state is hoping to get more students involved in the Ag industry by letting eligible two year college grads transfer directly to LSU’s College of Ag, and start as a junior.
“Buckle Up in Your Truck” Awareness Campaign Underway
Law enforcement agencies participate this week in the “Buckle Up in Your Truck” campaign, an effort to get more drivers and passengers in pickup trucks to wear seat belts.