Tag Archives: Louisiana

Louisiana Cops Sorry For Using “Purge” Siren [VIDEO]

Fox News reports: In an effort to alert residents to a parish-wide curfew in Acadia Parish, police in Crowley, Louisiana, rode around town broadcasting an alarm signal at 9:00 p.m. local time last night — but for fans of “The Purge” films, the alarm had an eerie ring to it. In a video provided to Scripps station KATC in Lafayette, …

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BRANCH COVIDIANS: Louisiana Pastor To Hold Three Services Today As “We Are Resisting The Antichrist”

Reuters reports: “We’re defying the rules because the commandment of God is to spread the Gospel,” Louisiana pastor Tony Spell said in an interview with Reuters. Spell, 42, who plans to hold three services at his 1,000-member Life Tabernacle megachurch in a Baton Rouge suburb on Palm Sunday, has defied state orders against assembling in large groups and has already …

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Pastor Holds Services Hours After Being Charged And Taunts Local Cops: You Can’t Arrest Thousands Of Us

The Baton Rouge Advocate reports: The pastor of Life Tabernacle Church in Central went ahead with an evening religious service Tuesday night just hours after city police cited him over allegations he violated a state order to limit crowd sizes during an outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Pastor Tony Spell is accused of violating provisions of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ …

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Louisiana Pastor Charged For Holding Services After Saying That Coronavirus Is “Politically Motivated” Hoax

NBC News reports: A Louisiana pastor who continues to flout a ban on large gatherings was issued a summons from police for violating the governor’s executive order. The pastor, Mark Anthony Spell, who goes by Tony, of Life Tabernacle Church, told NBC News in a brief phone interview Tuesday afternoon that police had given him the summonses for the six …

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New Orleans Converts Convention Center To Hospital

The New Orleans Advocate reports: Louisiana is taking drastic steps to surge its medical capacity to prepare for what officials fear could be an overwhelming tide of coronavirus patients in the coming days, with the state planning to put more than 1,100 beds in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to ease the strain on New Orleans area hospitals. The …

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Reuters: New Orleans Set To Become New Epicenter

Reuters reports: New Orleans is on track to become the next coronavirus epicenter in the United States, dashing hopes that less densely populated and warmer-climate cities would not be hit as hard by the pandemic, and that summer months could see it wane. The plight of New Orleans – with the world’s highest growth rate in coronavirus cases and where …

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Man Charged With Terrorism For Virus Facebook Post

USA Today reports: A Louisiana man has been arrested after allegedly making a social media post that claimed Rapides Parish Sheriff’s deputies had been ordered to shoot on sight those suffering from the coronavirus. Waylon Allen Bailey, 27, of the 3800 block of La. Highway 112, was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center on one count of terrorizing, according …

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Louisiana Is First State To Delay Primary Over Virus

The Baton Rouge Advocate reports: The presidential primary elections in Louisiana slated for April will be delayed by two months, the latest in a series of dramatic steps government leaders have taken to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. Sec. of State Kyle Ardoin was set to announce the delay at 11:30 a.m. Friday, using a provision of state …

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28th House Republican To Hit The Exit, Safe GOP Seat

Baton Rouge’s NBC News affiliate reports: Republican U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham says he won’t seek another term in Congress representing northeast Louisiana’s 5th District. The Republican who ran unsuccessfully for governor says he’s sticking to a campaign pledge to serve only three terms in the U.S. House. Abraham announced his decision Wednesday in a statement that touted President Donald Trump’s …

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Trump Met With Cheers At College Title Match [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump turned sports fan for an evening as he watched No. 1 Louisiana State University and No. 3 Clemson battle it out in the College Football Playoff championship. Trump flew to Louisiana for Monday’s night’s game at the Superdome in New Orleans, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump. “It’ll be a great game. It’ll …

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Trump To Seek Adulation At College Football Title Match

ESPN reports: President Donald Trump is planning to attend the Jan. 13 College Football Playoff National Championship in New Orleans. The game features No. 1 Louisiana State University versus No. 3 Clemson, which is looking for its third national title in the last four seasons. Both teams are undefeated. Trump has attended a handful of sports events in recent months, …

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Diocese Uses Crop Duster To Drop Holy Water On Town

NPR reports: A Roman Catholic church in rural Louisiana hoping to maximize its blessings has come up with a way to do it: filling up a crop-duster plane with holy water and letting the sanctified liquid mist an entire community. “We can bless more area in a shorter amount of time,” Rev. Matthew Barzare of St. Anne Church in Cow …

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LOUISIANA: Dem Gov Wins Reelection Despite Trump

CBS News reports: Incumbent Governor John Bel Edwards will remain the only Democratic governor in the deep south, after winning a tightly-contested governor’s election against Republican businessman Eddie Rispone Saturday night, according to the Associated Press. The Democratic candidate’s win is a discouraging sign for Republicans and President Donald Trump, who were using this race as a barometer for Mr. …

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Worried GOP Pours Big Bucks Into Louisiana Gov Race

Politico reports: The Republican National Committee is pouring another $1 million into the Louisiana governor’s race ahead of Saturday’s runoff — a move that comes amid mounting GOP concerns about losing a second major election in a conservative state in as many weeks. The last-minute spending doubles the committee’s investment in the race, where Republican Eddie Rispone is trying to …

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POLL: Louisiana Governor Runoff Is Neck And Neck

ABC News New Orleans reports: An exclusive FOX 8 News poll days ahead of the Louisiana Gubernatorial runoff election reveals incumbent Democrat John Bel Edwards with a slim lead over Republican Eddie Rispone. The poll of 625 registered Louisiana voters shows Edwards with 48 percent of the vote while Rispone has 46 percent. Six percent say they are still undecided …

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Trump Celebrates Runoff For Dem Louisiana Governor

Axios reports: Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) was forced into a runoff Saturday night after winning 47% of the vote in a tight gubernatorial race, results show. Edwards stood out as a rare Democratic governor in “Deep South Trump territory.” His failure to win 50% of the vote outright over 5 challengers, including 2 Republicans, brings into question his …

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Supreme Court To Hear Louisiana Abortion Case

NPR reports: The U.S. Supreme Court has jumped headlong back into the abortion wars. The court said Friday that it will hear arguments in a case from Louisiana that is nearly identical to a Texas case decided by the court three years ago. Like the Texas law that the court previously struck down, the Louisiana law requires any doctor performing …

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LOUISIANA: Right Wing Gubernatorial Candidate Drops N-Word After Being Taunted By Radio Caller [VIDEO]

Jared Holt reports at Right Wing Watch: A right-wing candidate for governor in Louisiana said the “n-word” on a local radio show on Wednesday. Gary Landrieu, a cousin of former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, is running as an independent candidate for governor of Louisiana and has largely built his campaign around a right-wing platform of targeting undocumented immigrants in …

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Cop Suspended After Saying That AOC Should Be Shot Update: Cop Fired And Other Cop Who Liked Post Fired

The New Orleans Advocate reports: The Gretna Police Department has put Officer Charlie Rispoli on administrative leave following Rispoli’s Facebook comment last week that suggested a Democratic congresswoman should be shot. The email, sent just before 1 p.m. Monday, said Rispoli has been suspended without pay pending the department’s internal investigation. Rispoli had posted a story about U.S. Rep. Alexandria …

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LOUISIANA: Local Cop Says AOC Deserves To Be Shot

The New Orleans Advocate reports: A Gretna police officer posted a comment on his Facebook page this past week calling U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a “vile idiot” who “needs a round, and I don’t mean the kind she used to serve.” The comment, which alludes to the freshman Democrat’s past work as a NYC bartender while apparently saying she should …

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