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Wildfires, libraries and Bill Cassidy

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www.myarklamiss.com – Trinity Velazquez – 2023-08-27 12:25:15

SUMMARY: Governor John Bel Edwards has activated the Emergency Operations Center to address the wildfires in Louisiana caused by dry summer weather. The governor had previously declared a state of emergency due to extreme heat and drought conditions, with a statewide burn ban currently in place. In other news, an investigation is underway into pay raises approved by Chairman James Green, which were initially stalled until two council members changed their votes. The termination of Danny Gillane, a member of the Library’s Board of Control, is also being examined by attorneys. Senator Bill Cassidy commented on former President Donald Trump’s alleged mishandling of classified documents, stating that any Republican would do a better job than President Joe Biden, according to current polls.

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93-year-old veteran remembers celebrating Juneteenth

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www.youtube.com – News 10 – 2024-06-19 18:52:07

SUMMARY: 93-year-old veteran Samuel Gatlin reminisces about Juneteenth before it became a Federal holiday. As a young boy, he worked in the cotton fields of Logansport, Louisiana, under the harsh conditions similar to slavery. Gatlin recounts how Juneteenth was eagerly anticipated by the black community as it symbolized freedom from enslavement. His family, working as sharecroppers, would ensure their tasks were completed so they could fully celebrate the day. Abram Freeman, known as the “father of Juneteenth” in Hub City, emphasizes that Juneteenth is a holiday for all Americans to celebrate. Michelle Obama's words highlight the ongoing fight for worthy causes and historical milestones.

93-year-old veteran Samuel Gatlin, a medic in Korea and the National Guard shares his memories of Juneteenth.

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Nola company makes new military training tech

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www.youtube.com – – 2024-06-19 18:46:41

SUMMARY: Tonight, we spotlight a New Orleans tech company, HapTech, known for developing training weapons for future military personnel. CEO and founder Kyle Monty, a UNO graduate, has led the company to create safer military training tools using an electromagnetic recoil system, simulating live fire without bullets. This innovation has resulted in $1.5 million in military contracts and created jobs in Louisiana. HapTech employs 20 locals and plans to hire 10 more, boosting the local economy. Their technology also includes sensors for detailed training data, offering significant advancements in training methods.

We put a spotlight on a home-grown New Orleans technology company now developing training weapons for the next generation of military men and women.

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Road closed in Opelousas due to gas leak

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www.youtube.com – News 10 – 2024-06-19 18:41:56

SUMMARY: In Appaloosas, a gas leak has led to the closure of a section of LA 182. North Union Street is also closed, from Congress Street to Perry Lane, as crews work to repair the line. Officials describe the leak as unexpected but anticipate completing repairs by late afternoon.

La. 182 (N. Union Street) is closed from Congress Street to Perry Lane effective immediately.

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