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Sep 18th

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Senate defers gun bill ban on federal oversight

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Senators postponed a vote Tuesday on a controversial bill that would prohibit enforcement in Louisiana of any federal bans on assault weapons, after opponents called the measure unconstitutional.

Following a barrage of questions about the effort to usurp federal laws and several attempts to attach unwieldy amendments, Sen. Rick Ward, D-Port Allen, deferred a vote on the House-approved measure.

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Webster fairs well during storms

Webster fairs well during storms

A line of thunderstorms with tornadic conditions blew across Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi Tuesday night, leaving downed trees and powerlines in its wake.

Some residenc...

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One Injured in Collision

One Injured in Collision

Emergency personnel respond to a one-vehicle accident at approximately 10:30 a.m. Tuesday on U.S. Hwy. 371, north of Sibley.

According to an eyewitness, the driver of the ...

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Officers buckling down to buckle up

Officers buckling down to buckle up

Using a grant supplied by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, law enforcement officers are gearing up and buckling down to watch for seat belt and child restraint vi...

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Trace Adkins antes up for Red Cross

Trace Adkins antes up for Red Cross

A nationally-known Webster Parish native has raised more than $1.5 million for Red Cross.

Trace Adkins, award-winning country music star and American Red Cross spokesman, ...

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Happy (Louisiana) Trails

Happy (Louisiana) Trails

In April, a group of Louisiana Green Corps workers traveled from New Orleans to work on the Louisiana Trails in Webster and Bienville parishes. The group worked three day...

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House refuses Medicaid expansion

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana House overwhelmingly refused Tuesday to provide government-subsidized health insurance to thousands of people with the Medicaid dollars availa...

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