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With the potential threat to Louisiana from the impending Tropical Storm Cristobal, select community-based drive-thru testing sites and mobile testing sites in Louisiana will suspend services from Sunday, June 7 to Friday, June 12.

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Christopher Joe Stamper, 28, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Terry A. Doughty to 20 years in federal prison and 10 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to one count of receipt of child pornography. Stamper is also required to register as a sex offender.

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Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigators are currently searching for a juvenile reported as a runaway.

Gage Cameron Jeselink, age 17, was last seen at his home in Swartz on May 29, 2020.

He is described as a White male, 5’-8” tall and weighing 150 lbs.  A current clothing description is not available.  Gage may still be in the Swartz area of Ouachita Parish.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Gage Jeselink is asked to contact the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318-329-1200.

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The head of Louisiana’s gambling regulatory board has been ousted by state senators who refused to confirm his reappointment on the final day of the regular legislative session.

Ronnie Jones has been chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board since August 2013. He was among 11 appointees selected to serve on state boards who didn’t receive approval Monday from the Senate. Senators debated the confirmation decisions behind closed doors in an executive session. They voted on a list of confirmations in bulk.

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A north Louisiana prosecutor is investigating allegations that two men died two weeks apart in April while in custody of one police department.

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Monday, Governor John Bel Edwards announced that following continued improvement in Louisiana’s COVID-19 outlook and a significant increase in testing capacity and contact tracing, Louisiana is ready to move to Phase 2 of the White House’s reopening strategy on June 5.

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“The videotaped killing of George Floyd was heartbreaking. People across this country are in pain and they want to see necessary and meaningful changes in the criminal justice system. Black people want and deserve the same thing as every American citizen - fair and equal treatment under the law.  The repeated absence of fair and equal treatment is why so many people have had such an emotional reaction.  However, violence and looting are not the answer.  It is wrong, unacceptable, and does not fix anything.

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Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards ordered flags to be flown at half-staff over the State Capitol and all public buildings until sunset on Thursday, May 28, 2020, as an expression of respect for Louisiana State Police Trooper George Baker who died from injuries sustained in the line of duty. Trooper Baker is survived by his wife Heather, daughter Harper, his parents, sisters, and extended family. 

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Attorney General Jeff Landry is issuing a major advisement to nursing home residents and a warning to anyone trying to defraud them.General Landry is advising nursing home residents and their loved ones to be vigilant against having their federal stimulus payments improperly taken from them.  General Landry notes that while Medicaid recipients may have to sign over resources, in some circumstances, to nursing homes where they reside - this does not apply to stimulus checks from the CARES Act. General Landry explains that Congress classified these monies as tax credits; and under the law, ta

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Robert Perkins, 58, of Hall Summit, Louisiana, and Deborah Hawthorne, 60, of Monroe, Louisiana, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Donald E. Walter, to serve 13 years and 11 years in federal prison, respectively, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine.