Thursday, June 20 2013 12:49 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:49:56 GMT
The local industrial company blamed for black dust in a North Lake Charles neighborhood appealed to the City Council Wednesday night. They were asking for an exception to operate in two buildings on theirMore >>
The Lake Charles City Council ordered company Industrial Carbon Services to stop operations until they get the proper permits to operate. The company is blamed for polluting a North Lake Charles neighborhood with black dust released during the processing of petro coke.More >>
Thursday, June 20 2013 12:26 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:26:01 GMT
The Welsh Police Department would like to ask for the communities help in locating a suspect that is on the run from police. Officials want you to be on the lookout for 33 year old Damien Guidry. GuidryMore >>
The Welsh Police Department is looking for a suspect who escaped after being brought to the police station Wednesday night.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:54 PM EDT2013-06-20 00:54:12 GMT
"What we want do is we want to take our samples, Gladys, Bud, Claude, and Brittany, and see what the PH of their clear substance," said a McNeese professor. It's all still a mystery. Test tubes … petriMore >>
With nearly 100 different class offerings in dozens of subjects at McNeese, more than 500 children are expected to participate this summer at McNeese in subjects like forensic science.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:28 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:28:22 GMT
The following is a news release from the Calcasieu Parish Public Library: Calcasieu Parish Public Library System and Sulphur Parks and Recreation have partnered to provide the community with an easy andMore >>
Sulphur Parks and Recreation and Calcasieu Parish Public Library have partnered to participate in the Little Free Library project, first launched in 2009 in Wisconsin. More >>
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A Vernon Parish area lawmaker has filed a bill that, if approved, would dedicate a portion of the state excise tax levied on low alcoholic content beverages to the "Louisiana Wounded Warrior Fund."
House Bill 77, by Rep. Frankie Howard, R-Many, would dedicate 10 percent of the alcohol sales to the fund, which would be created.
The bill outlines that the fund be a special pool of money in the state treasury for use by Louisiana residents wounded while serving in the military.
"The monies in the fund shall be appropriated and used solely for expenses and costs associated with the hospitalization or rehabilitation of Louisiana citizens wounded while serving in the military," the measure states.
The bill calls for the money in the fund to be invested by the state treasurer "in the same manner as monies in the state general fund."
Under the bill, any interest earned on the investment would be credited to the state general fund.
If approved, the bill would become law on July 1.
Present law provides for the levy and imposition of an excise tax "on all beverages of low alcoholic content of $10 per barrel containing not more than 31 gallons, and at a like rate for fractional parts of a barrel," according to state law.
Another bill filed by a Southwest Louisiana lawmaker, Rep. James K. Armes, D-Leesville, would also benefit veterans.
House Bill 81 would allow quadriplegic veterans to obtain hunting and fishing licenses without charge. It would also remove the requirement for hunting and fishing licenses for Purple Heart recipients participating in a hunting or fishing event sponsored by certain non-profit foundations.
Present law allows certain injured or handicapped persons to obtain their recreational fishing licenses and hunting licenses without cost.
Armes' proposal would add quadriplegic to the list of people eligible for licenses at no cost.
The 2013 Legislative session begins in Baton Rouge on April 8.