Tag: John Bel Edwards

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DOJ Unable to Wrap Alton Sterling Probe on BLM Timetable

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana – The U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has still not set a timetable on when the police officer-involved shooting death of Alton Sterling will be concluded.

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Tropical Depression Nine to Likely Spare Louisiana Flood Victims

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana – Tropical Depression Nine, which is struggling to enter the Gulf of Mexico, is not expected to hit Louisiana, which is continuing to recover from recent floods and will instead impact Florida later this week.

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Red Cross Admits Struggle in Raising Funds for Louisiana Flood Victims

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana – After GOP nominee Donald Trump was the only high-profile figure to visit Louisiana flood victims immediately following unprecedented flooding, the American Red Cross is admitting that getting donations has been tougher than usual.

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Taylor Swift Donates $1M for Louisiana Flood Relief

BATON ROUGE, LA. – Crossover pop icon Taylor Swift has donated $1 million to help Louisiana flooding victims, who have been suffering from Hurricane Katrina-like flooding in the state’s capital of Baton Rouge and neighboring parishes.

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Search for Bodies Begins in Louisiana Floods

ASSOCIATED PRESS — Authorities went door to door and car to car to check for bodies Tuesday, and homeowners began the heartbreaking task of gathering up soaked family photos and mucking out houses dank with bayou mud, as the floodwaters started to recede across parts of southern Louisiana.

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Democrat Win in Louisiana Gov Race Has a Silver Lining

While Vitter’s loss is a setback for Republicans, and provides a boost to Democrats ahead of the 2016 elections, there is a silver lining as well: Edwards ran, and won, on a conservative message.