Gov. John Bel Edwards is asking lawmakers to spend $19 million more this year on higher education than was budgeted, to fill gaps in the TOPS college tuition program, help schools facing accreditation reviews and pay for boosted online resources for students.
A non-profit organization named “Beyond the Badge” hosted their annual award banquet in Baton Rouge where seventeen Police Officers from around the state were selected for the “Heart of Law Enforcement Award.”
Investigators from the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations Insurance Fraud Unit/Alexandria Field Office, on Tuesday, March 14, arrested Mohammad Abudayeh, 25, of Alexandria, La. for unauthorized use of supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) benefits, computer fraud, money laundering, racketeering, and bank fraud.
According to family members, Thomas Johnson III is the victim in the Tuesday afternoon Bastrop officer involved shooting. His family believes they know which officers killed him, but police will not confirm those names.