All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Louisiana’

Phil Robertson Speaks Out Against Equal Rights Yet Again

Phil Robertson is pretty vocal about his political and religious views and this has got him in trouble in the past. Just last year, Robertson’s comments in GQ Magazine got him suspended (albeit briefly) from the reality show Duck Dynasty. In the interview, Robertson compared homosexuality to bestiality and promiscuity. “Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong. Sin …

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Lenar Whitney Flees Interview, Catches Hell

Lenar Whitney is getting famous, but not in the way she wanted. The Louisiana Republican is a state representative and is running for Congress in an open race in her state. Whitney describes herself as very conservative. “Several people have asked me to run for this seat because I have one of the most conservative voting records in the Louisiana …

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McDonald’s Plane Crash Leads To Broken Leg

The pilot whose plane crashed outside of a McDonald’s in Monroe, La. was hospitalized for moderate injuries. Michael Ray Martin of Calhoun suffered a close call (and a broken leg) when his plane went down in the parking lot of the fast food restaurant. According to Louisiana law enforcement officials, the 41-year-old pilot was airlifted from the scene to a …

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Ray Nagin Must Pay Government Over $500,000

On Tuesday, a federal judge ordered former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin to pay over $501,000, which is the total amount he got from bribing and exploiting his position as a Mayor. Nagin was convicted in February on several counts including conspiracy, money laundering, fraud, and bribery among others. He served as the Mayor of New Orleans from 2002 up …

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Sandra Bullock Tells Grads Not to Pick Noses in Public

Sandra Bullock surprised the graduating class of Warren Easton Charter High School at their commencement ceremony Monday at the University of New Orleans’ Lakefront Arena. “Please join me in a warm welcome for Sandra Bullock,” an announcer said as Bullock took the stage at the graduation. The entire arena cheered. Sandra Bullock stunned in a plum dress that hugged her …

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Angola Prison Rodeo Marks 50th Anniversary

This weekend marked the 50th anniversary of Louisiana’s Angola Prison Rodeo, drawing thousands of spectators into the detention center complex. The rodeo, called “the wildest show in the South,” draws in funds for religious and educational programs for prisoners, with each springtime event raising roughly $450,000. The Angola Prison Rodeo commenced in 1964 as a recreational activity for the inmates …

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Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Back in Los Angeles After Louisiana Trip

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are back home in Los Angeles after a trip to Louisiana. The couple was spotted in and around New Orleans throughout last week, enjoying the food and drink the iconic Southern city has to offer and visiting Kutcher’s sister Tausha. On Tuesday, they hit up Tacos & Beer in Old Town. According to the restaurant’s …

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Vance McAllister Urged To Resign Over ‘Smoochgate’ Scandal

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, after the representative said he wanted to work things out with his family in private. Jindal further said McAllister’s actions …

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Vance McAllister Fires Aide After Kiss Video Surfaces

Louisiana Congressman Vance McAllister has taken a staffer off the payroll this week after a video of the two of them kissing surfaced online. The video was leaked on Monday and shows McAllister hugging his district scheduler, Melissa Anne Hixon Peacock, as the two of them kiss. Both are married, and although McAllister has apologized publicly to his family, he …

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Chicken Boxing Defended By Louisiana Senator

Chicken boxing, according to one Louisiana senator, is very different from cockfighting, and a bill that would seal up loopholes in a state cockfighting ban would threaten what he calls a legitimate sport. Sen. Elbert Guillory says that chicken boxing is a much less bloody sport and isn’t fought to the death; instead, the animals wear rubber gloves that cover …

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Death Row for 30 Years, Now Glenn Ford is Free

Louisiana man, Glenn Ford, walked free on Tuesday evening for the first time since being incarcerated 30 years ago for a murder he didn’t commit, according to CBS. “My mind’s going all different kinds of directions, but it feels good,” Ford said moments after taking his first steps outside the Angola prison. He feels good, but does harbor some incredibly …

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Historic LeBeau Plantation Destroyed By Fire

LeBeau Plantation, the historical landmark that was once one of the largest in the south, was completely destroyed by a fire that started early Friday morning. The plantation is one of the largest such estates that can be found south of New Orleans. St. Bernard Parish Fire Chief, Thomas Stone, said that the first call regarding the fire came a …

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