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A Community Memorial -- And A Promise

At Thursday’s community memorial service for Baton Rouge’s fallen law enforcement officers – Brad Garafalo, Matt Gerald and Montrell Jackson -- Police Chief Carl Dabadie and State Police Commander Mike Edmonson both spoke of their heroism. “We gather here in memory of three remarkable men,” Chief Dabadie began. “Their work put them in harm’s way every day, and they chose to serve anyway.” “They ran to a call where there was a gunman. They ran towards it,” Col. Edmonson said, with admiration. ...
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BRPD, EBRPSO

At Thursday’s community memorial service for Baton Rouge’s fallen law enforcement officers – Brad Garafalo, Matt Gerald and Montrell Jackson -- Police Chief Carl Dabadie and State Police Commander Mike Edmonson  both spoke of their heroism.

“We gather here in memory of three remarkable men,” Chief Dabadie began. “Their work put them in harm’s way every day, and they chose to serve anyway.”

“They ran to a call where there was a gunman. They ran towards it,” Col. Edmonson said, with admiration. “And when their fellow man was down, they ran towards them.”

Gambling State University

The University of Louisiana System Board of Regents met this week to name a new president for Grambling State University. According to acting University of Louisiana System President Dan Reneau, political awareness is a prerequisite for the job. 


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Louisiana’s 2nd congressional district holds much of New Orleans and follows the Mississippi River up to North Baton Rouge. Democrat Cedric Richmond of New Orleans currently represents the district in Washington, D.C. and is running to keep it in the November election. 


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Louisiana’s six congressional races feature four incumbents and two open seats, as Congressman Charles Boustany and Congressman John Fleming are running for the U.S. Senate instead. Altogether, there are 39 candidates in the six congressional races. Over the next several weeks, we’ll look at each of those contests, starting today, with the 1st Congressional District.

Sue Lincoln

A colonel, a wizard, a cowboy and an Indian chief walk into the Secretary of State’s office… No, it’s not the opening line of a joke, it was what happened on the concluding day of qualifying for the November 8th elections.

Sue Lincoln

An open seat in the U.S. Senate, combined with Louisiana’s unique “jungle primary” system, means a record number of candidates on the November 8th ballot. 21 have qualified so far, with one more day to sign up.

As always, there are those with catchy nicknames.

“My name is Donald “Crawdaddy” Crawford and I’m running for U.S. Senate as a Republican.”

He qualified Thursday, along with five others, including perennial candidate Bob Lang of Natchitoches.

Wallis Watkins

Wednesday was the first day of qualifying for Louisiana elections on the November 8th ballot. So far, fifteen candidates are seeking the Senate seat held by David Vitter, who announced he would not run again after losing the Gubernatorial race to John Bel Edwards. 


Sue Lincoln

After expressing their sorrow and condemning the killing of police officers, Together Baton Rouge made an announcement Tuesday.

“The Governor’s office and the Department of Justice have asked us – Together Baton Rouge – to give leadership to community policing,” Rev. Lee Wesley, one of the leaders of the cross-cultural interfaith organization stated.

Sue Lincoln

“Pure, unadulterated evil,” was how Governor John Bel Edwards described the killing of three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge during a Monday press conference.

“There is no doubt whatsoever that these officers were intentionally targeted and assassinated,”

Louisiana State Police Commander Mike Edmonson stated.

He gave the media a detailed description of Sunday’s firefight between Baton Rouge  cops and deputies, and the gunman, Gavin Long – including showing photos of the multiple weapons Long brought to the attack..

Sue Lincoln

Three law enforcement officers are dead, three others wounded as shots rang out and through Baton Rouge once again, at another convenience store – this one, just blocks from Baton Rouge Police headquarters.

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