Friday, May 24 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:20:27 GMT
For a family in Lake Charles, one phone call changed everything. The aftermath of the Moore, Okla. tornado revealed the loss of a loved one. One of the children who died at a school destroyed by the tornadoMore >>
A family in Lake Charles mourns the loss of a young relative in the Moore, Oklahoma tornado.
Friday, May 24 2013 8:43 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:43:00 GMT
The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a bank robbery suspect. The Vernon Bank branch on Colony Boulevard in New Llano was robbed Thursday afternoon. Investigators say a black male subjectMore >>
The Vernon Bank branch on Colony Boulevard in New Llano was robbed Thursday afternoon.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:33 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:33:22 GMT
A kindergartner at T.S. Cooley Elementary Magnet School in Lake Charles read 875 books in one school year. Sophia Moss is 5-years-old and she loves to read. "A lot of the days I read books. It's justMore >>
Sophia loves to read. She even wrote her own book and did her book report on it! And even though she's just beginning her academic career, it's only the beginning of her story.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:24 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:24:38 GMT
Southwest Louisiana is doing its part in the Oklahoma tornado recovery effort. In Westlake, people from all over Southwest Louisiana donated items for the tornado victims. It all started with one manMore >>
Southwest Louisiana is doing its part in the Oklahoma tornado recovery effort.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 5:51 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:51:00 GMT
The following are closures and changes in garbage collection schedules in Southwest Louisiana related to the Memorial Day holiday: Lake Charles: The City of Lake Charles will observe the Memorial DayMore >>
The following are closures and changes in garbage collection schedules in Southwest Louisiana related to the Memorial Day holiday:More >>
TAX/TAX REBATES: Authorizes a rebate for taxpayers who donate to certain school tuition organizations.
House Bill 663, Act. 98
CEMETERIES: Makes various changes to the provisions governing cemetery authorities and merchandise trust funds.
House Bill 161, Act. 176
EMBALMERS/FUNERAL DIRECT: Establishes a continuing education program for embalmers and funeral director.
House Bill 989, Act 217
INSURANCE/HEALTH: Provides for release of certain group information to the group policyholder or his agent prior to renewal of a group policy.
House Bill 466, Act 258
PROPERTY: Provides for revision of Civil Code articles relative to the rent of lands and annuities.
House Bill 1020, Act 238
ELECTIONS/BOND & TAX: Requires, for certain elections, that notice to the public be given and records be kept relating to the remittance of portions of tax collections to specified retirement systems in accordance with law.
House Bill 1145, Act 290
CIVIL/PROCEDURE: Provides with respect to notice of appeals.
Senate Bill 746, Act 476
LIMIT LIABILITY COMPANY: Provides relative to the manner of converting the state of organization of domestic and foreign limited liability companies.
House Bill 1064, Act 515
RETIREMENT/DISTRICT ATTY: Provides relative to the District Attorneys' Retirement System.
House Bill 1202, Act 523
RETIREMENT/DISTRICT ATTY: Relative to the District Attorneys' Retirement System.
Senate Bill 107, Act 533
VOTERS/VOTING: Provides for consistency of presentation of political party affiliations on voter identification cards, notices of candidacy, voter registration cards and precinct registers.
House Bill 141, Act 574
ETHICS/FINANCIAL DISCLOS: Provides relative to deadlines and time periods for certain filings and notices relative to financial disclosure statements.
House Bill 209, Act 577
ELECTION CODE: Provides relative to hours polls are required to be open on election day.
House Bill 861, Act 599
CHILD DAY CARE: Provides relative to penalties imposed on child care facilities and child-placing agencies which violate terms of licensure and individuals or entities that operate without or in violation of a license.
Senate Bill 633, Act 677
CRIME/PUNISHMENT: Provides for the crime of unauthorized use of supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) benefits and penalties.
Senate Bill 753, Act 693
CRIME/PUNISHMENT: Provides relative to the unlawful presence of certain sex offenders in or around public libraries.
House Bill 365, Act 707
ELECTIONS/CANDIDATES: Requires candidates for certain offices to receive certify receipt of ethics education and training within three days of qualifying.
Senate Bill 88, Act 725
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE: Requires state agencies to provide notice upon submission of certain reports to the legislature.)
House Bill 711, Act 758
ELECTIONS/CANDIDATES: Provides for the requirements of the notice of candidacy by additionally requiring a candidate for major or district office to certify that he has filed any campaign finance reports previously due and provides for the filing of vacancies on parish executive committees.
House Bill 1105, Act 820
DISTRICTS/RECREATION: Provides relative to recreational districts located in certain parishes.
House Bill 1192, Act 829
NOTARIES: Provides with respect to notaries.
House Bill 1196, Act 830
INSURANCE/HEALTH: Provides relative to continuation of coverage for spouses and dependents.
Senate Bill 595, Act 835
PUBLIC RECORDS: Creates the "Business Identity Theft Prevention Act."
Senate Bill 750, Act 854
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE: Requires the consideration of certain poverty impact issues and issuance of a poverty impact statement prior to the adoption, amendment, or repeal of rules by a state agency.
House Bill 674, Act 871
(Constitutional Amendment) Authorizes the granting of ad valorem tax exemption contracts by the Board of Commerce and Industry for certain businesses