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Governor Edwards surveys Beauregard Parish, assesses Tiger Island wildfire damage

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www.wbrz.com – Tristyn Turner – 2023-08-29 16:29:45

SUMMARY: Governor Edwards of Louisiana has called for assistance from neighboring states and the U.S. Forest Service to help contain the wildfires that have engulfed over 60,000 acres of land in the state. The fires have been fueled by historic heat and a record drought, making it difficult to control their spread. A statewide burn ban has been put into effect to ensure that first responders can focus on fighting the fires, but some residents in Beauregard Parish continue to burn at their own will, leading to citations being issued. The governor emphasizes the importance of adhering to the ban to prevent further danger.

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Proposed permitless concealed carry bill sparks controversy

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www.youtube.com – – 2024-02-23 22:36:28

SUMMARY: Louisiana legislators are considering a bill to legalize concealed carry without a permit for anyone over 18 without a criminal record. Gun safety instructor Isaiah Stewart warns of the dangers of allowing untrained individuals to carry guns, as it could lead to chaos and potential disaster. Proponents argue it levels the playing field with criminals, whereas opponents, like the President of the Metropolitan Crime Commission, believe it will make communities more dangerous and hinder law enforcement efforts. Previous attempts to pass similar bills have failed, sparking a debate on the impact of such legislation on public safety in Louisiana.

“It makes any community and this community, that has that law, more dangerous than it makes it safe,” Rafael Goyeneche said.

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Cowboys pitch their way to first win – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Jim Gazzolo – 2024-02-23 21:22:17

SUMMARY: The McNeese State Cowboys secured their first season win, defeating New Mexico State 2-1 at Joe Miller Ballpark. Zach Voss and Cameron LeJeune, combining pitching efforts, limited the Aggies to five hits and collectively struck out 12 batters. Voss recovered from an earlier loss with a career-high seven strikeouts over 5⅔ innings, while LeJeune earned his first Cowboy win, closing the game with 3⅓ innings and five strikeouts. Key hits from Chase Keeton and Connor Westenburg contributed to the victory. The series against New Mexico State continues, with Ty Abraham starting the next game for McNeese against Aggie Josh Sharman.

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Trump’s lawyers call for dismissal of classified documents case, citing presidential immunity | KTVE

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www.myarklamiss.com – AP – 2024-02-23 18:46:03

SUMMARY: Former President Donald Trump has asked a Florida judge to dismiss the criminal case against him, arguing that presidential immunity protects him from prosecution. Trump's lawyers claim that his alleged designation of the classified documents as “personal” records under the Presidential Records Act is an “official act” made while he was still in the White House. Trump is facing four criminal cases and denies any wrongdoing, presenting himself as a victim of a politically motivated justice system. The federal appeals court recently rejected Trump's claim of absolute immunity for actions within his official job duties.

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