LSP: Texas officials begin COVID-19 checkpoints

On Sunday, April 5, 2020, checkpoints and screening of vehicles by the Texas Department of Public Safety began on all roadways entering Texas from Louisiana. The screenings are related to the COVID-19 pandemic and motorists are urged to exercise caution and remain alert for traffic congestion when traveling west into Texas. The screening of vehicles applies to […]

SCAM ALERT: BBB warns of Phony Debt Collection

A woman contacted the Better Business Bureau of South Central Louisiana this week, saying that she got a possible medical bill in the mail for her husband. The bill even had the last four digits of her husband’s social security number on it. The bill said, “Medicare has identified $56,258.24 in conditional payments that we believe are associated with your case.” […]

Graves Statement on Opening of Bonnet Carre Spillway

U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement regarding the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway: “This is the first time in the Bonnet Carre’s 89-year history that the structure has had to be opened three years in a row. Every year, 30 states and 2 Canadian provinces thaw out and drain into […]

LA Congressional delegation on “maximizing Federal Funding” for local relief effort

NOTE: All six members of Louisiana’s Congressional delegation signed the letter above. U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) sent a letter today to Governor John Bel Edwards urging him to carefully evaluate the needs of local governments and their role in this public health emergency. Graves was joined by the members of the Louisiana Congressional […]

Nightly mosquito spraying continues in Ascension

Ascension Parish Department of Mosquito Control has announced that it will continue spraying for mosquitoes each night, but will not spray during the day or at individual homes until the Governor’s stay-at-home order is lifted. Mosquito Control has been trapping mosquitoes all around the parish and sending them to LSU for analysis. To date, there […]

BR minister Rev. Howe Dewey Connem arrested for disregarding Guv’s stay-at-home directive

APRIL 1, 2020 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) A Baton Rouge-area minister has been arrested for violating the stay-at-home order of Gov. John Bel Edwards by continuing to hold services at his church but he has several options open to him to circumvent the governor’s order. Pastor Howe Dewey Connem of the Church of the Living […]

LPB examines childhood trauma with A Night of Hope and Healing on April 6

On Monday, April 6, Louisiana Public Broadcasting will present A Night of Hope and Healing. This special broadcast event includes the premiere of two documentaries that examine childhood trauma, the root cause of many of society’s greatest issues, and what answers and hope scientific research is providing to survivors. At 9PM Broken Places explores why some children are severely damaged […]

Ralph’s Weekly Wino takes trip south of the border…Argentina

rgentina has been producing wine for centuries, but until recently, it all stayed there. Argentina started exporting wine in the 60’s for the first time. It was during this period that a French winemaker went to Argentina and informed the Wine industry that all of the lovely Merlot they were exporting was in fact, Malbec…and […]

Prairieville man dies in one-vehicle accident on Muddy Creek Road

One deceased, one listed in critical condition after vehicle accident in Prairieville Saturday afternoon Shortly after 3 p.m., Saturday, March 28, deputies responded to a fatal single-vehicle accident on Muddy Creek Road in Prairieville. According to Sheriff Bobby Webre, the accident claimed the life of 19-year-old Evan Fellows of Prairieville and left a 22-year-old passenger […]

Daily Digital Experience at WWII Museum starting Monday

We realize you can’t come to visit us at the moment, so we’re bringing The National WWII Museum experience to you in a way we’ve never done before. Over the past two weeks, we’ve heard from many of you–teachers, students, parents, visitors, veterans, families of WWII veterans, history buffs–and we realize that even though our […]