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Vance McAllister Urged To Resign Over ‘Smoochgate’  Scandal

Vance McAllister Urged To Resign Over ‘Smoochgate’ Scandal

By Val Powell April 11, 2014

Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister promised to stay in office even after calls for his resignation were made over a leaked video of him kissing the wife of a friend. Gov. Bobby Jindal, the state’s Republican governor, urged McAllister to resign, …

Walmart Food Stamps, EBT Glitch Empties Shelves Walmart Food Stamps, EBT Glitch Empties Shelves
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If a temporary glitch incorrectly showed that there were no restrictions to your bank account, would you proceed to max out the card with unlimited merchandise? A similar situation involving the EBT system for food stamp benefits took place at …

2012 FBI Stats: Tennessee is Most Violent State 2012 FBI Stats: Tennessee is Most Violent State
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24/7 Wall St.com did an analysis last week of the FBI’s recently released 2012 crime statistics, but before anyone starts hastily comparing states, it should be noted that the FBI does remind people not to compare state violence in rankings. …

Man Spends 41 Years in Solitary Confinement Man Spends 41 Years in Solitary Confinement
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After spending 41 years in solitary confinement for a murder he says he didn’t commit, Herman Wallace was freed on Tuesday. To add insult to injury, the 71-year-old Louisiana man has lung cancer and isn’t expected to live for more …

Brain-eating Amoeba Claims a 4-year-old’s Life Brain-eating Amoeba Claims a 4-year-old’s Life
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Parents will want to hold their little ones tighter after learning of how a 4-year-old contracted a deadly brain infection doing something their kids do every summer–playing on a water toy. The child’s identity hasn’t been released, but it has …

Sinkhole Swallows Trees In Louisiana: VIDEO Sinkhole Swallows Trees In Louisiana: VIDEO

An enormous sinkhole in Assumption Parish, Louisiana swallowed several trees on Wednesday and the entire thing was caught on video. The sinkhole, which was first documented last year, has only grown in size over the past several months. The trees …

Louisiana Gunman Kills Hostage Before Being Shot Louisiana Gunman Kills Hostage Before Being Shot
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A standoff inside a Louisiana bank ended in tragedy last night after a 20-year old gunman shot two of his hostages before police took him down. Fuaed Abdo Ahmed gave authorities a list of demands after taking over the Tensas …

Rig Blowout Leads To Evacuation Of 47 Workers Rig Blowout Leads To Evacuation Of 47 Workers

As of late, the gulf coast has become more well-known for oil spills and natural disasters than its natural beauty and once bountiful fishing and shrimping. A major oil spill in 2010 caused major damage to the area, damage that …

Louisiana Sinkhole Covers 22 Acres Louisiana Sinkhole Covers 22 Acres
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A sinkhole that has reached 22 acres in size is forcing the evacuation of 350 people in Louisiana after an underground salt dome cavern collapsed. The original hole opened up last August, and now several families are having to give …

Lil Snupe Memorial Service Attended by Hundreds Lil Snupe Memorial Service Attended by Hundreds
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18-year-old rapper Lil Snupe (real name Addarren Ross) was shot and killed in Winnfield, Louisiana earlier this month. The young rapper’s death shook the small Louisiana community where he lived, and hundreds attended a memorial service for the teen this …

Geismar Explosion: Fatality Report Comes In Geismar Explosion: Fatality Report Comes In

At least one person is dead and more than sixty were injured early this morning after an explosion rocked a chemical plant in Geismar, Louisiana. 30 people were taken to nearby hospitals, some of whom had to be airlifted. Authorities …

5-Year-Old Read 875 Books in One Year 5-Year-Old Read 875 Books in One Year

A Louisiana kindergartner is turning heads after she allegedly read 875 books during just one school year. According to a report from NBC’s KPLC affiliate, a five-year-old Lake Charles girl named Sophia Moss read “most” of the kindergarten and first …

3 Tickets Split $50M In Latest Powerball Winnings 3 Tickets Split $50M In Latest Powerball Winnings
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A much smaller Powerball worth $50M has been split between 3 winning tickets. The AP reports that a Florida resident is the third winner of the latest $50M Powerball award. The other two winners were from Louisiana and Delaware. The …

Baggy Pants Illegal In Louisiana Town Baggy Pants Illegal In Louisiana Town
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Baggy pants are tacky, but making the questionable fashion statement illegal seems to be taking it a bit too far. One town in Louisiana apparently doesn’t see the problem as it has made baggy pants illegal. The town of Terrebonne …

Louisiana Looks to Ban Facebooking While Driving Louisiana Looks to Ban Facebooking While Driving

The state of Louisiana is looking to crack down on another activity that threatens the safety of its commuters: Facebooking while driving. Really, this includes any sort of social networking while driving like tweeting or posting photos to Instagram. The …

New Orleans Levees Hold Fast Against Hurricane Isaac New Orleans Levees Hold Fast Against Hurricane Isaac

Tropical storm Isaac was upgraded to Hurricane Isaac just in time to hit the coasts of Louisiana and Mississippi. The Associated Press (AP) is reporting that although water rose over a rural levee and flooded some homes, the levees themselves …

Inspiring Street View Imagery Of New Orleans Inspiring Street View Imagery Of New Orleans

Google has new Street View imagery for New Orleans, and Mayor Mitch Landrieu is so proud of the post-Katrina rebuilding of the city, he blogged about the imagery for Google, wanting to show off the hard work to the rest …