Judge turns away Psaki's effort to quash subpoena
A judge refused Friday to quash a subpoena issued to former White House press secretary Jen Psaki that seeks her deposition in a lawsuit filed by Missouri and Louisiana, alleging that the Biden administration conspired to silence conservative voices on social media. Psaki filed a motion in federal court in Alexandria seeking to quash the subpoena, saying that she had no relevant information to provide and that a deposition would place an undue burden on her.news.yahoo.com
GOP Sen. John Kennedy considers bid for Louisiana governor
A week after securing his reelection to the U.S. Senate, Republican Sen. John Kennedy said Monday that he is “giving serious consideration” to entering the 2023 Louisiana governor's race. In a statement, Kennedy said he will be announcing “soon” whether he will run for governor or not. Current Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, is unable to seek a third consecutive term due to term limits — opening a huge opportunity for Republicans to take control of the state’s highest ranking position.news.yahoo.com
Louisiana churches leave Methodist denomination amid schism
The United Methodist Church, a mainstay of the American religious landscape, has cut ties with 58 churches in its Louisiana conference amid a nationwide schism within the Protestant denomination. The disaffiliations, approved in a virtual conference session Saturday, were the latest in a series of decisions that many Louisiana churches have made in recent weeks to leave the national congregation. Six churches leaving the conference are from the New Orleans area.news.yahoo.com
Finding safe haven in the climate change future: The Southeast
As the negative consequences of rising global temperatures become more apparent in communities across the United States, anxiety over finding a place to live safe from the ravages of climate change has also been on the rise.news.yahoo.com
Worker throws sandwich at customer — then came an ‘all-out brawl,’ Louisiana cops say
“The sandwich maker, who allegedly already had a bad attitude, picked the sandwich up off the ground and hurled it (like a Nolan Ryan fastball), right into the customer’s face (with a few choice words),” police said.news.yahoo.com
Twins suffered horrific abuse, including having to drink own urine before escaping Texas home, neighbor says
A teen brother and sister whose escape from a Texas home was seen on chilling doorbell camera footage were allegedly handcuffed, zip-tied naked and forced to drink their own urine.news.yahoo.com
“Caroline or Change” performing at Players By the Sea
Players by the Sea community theater is excited to announce their Fall fundraiser! The award-winning musical, Caroline or Change. For over 57 years Players by the Sea has been able to produce incredible productions for the beaches community and greater Jacksonville. The theater was greatly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and continues to shift and reimagine its programming in an effort to keep the arts alive in Jacksonville! Players by the Sea is asking for tax-deductible donations during the run of this show.
Mississippi River's low water level reveals shipwreck
A shipwreck has emerged along the banks of the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as water levels plummet — threatening to reach record lows in some areas. The ship, which archaeologists believe to be a ferry that sunk in the late 1800s to early 1900s, was spotted by a Baton Rouge resident walking along the shore earlier this month. During the summer, receding waters in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area revealed several skeletal remains, countless desiccated fish, a graveyard of forgotten boats and even a sunken World War II-era craft that once surveyed the lake.news.yahoo.com
Reputed drug dealer accused of raping informant jumps bail
A reputed drug dealer accused of raping a woman police informant sent into his house alone in an unmonitored sting has skipped bail and was a no-show Monday at what was supposed to the start of his trial. Antonio D. Jones’ alleged attack in which he was caught on video forcing the woman to perform oral sex on him twice was reported in an Associated Press investigation last month that exposed the perils such informants can face seeking to “work off” criminal charges in often loosely regulated, secretive arrangements. Prosecutors told AP the amount of Jones’ bail had been “pre-set” and was not unreasonably low despite the violent nature of the charges and his extensive criminal history.news.yahoo.com
Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA) makes a very strange aside after arguing life starts at conception.
Representative Clay Higgins, a Republican from Louisiana, made a very strange aside after arguing life starts at conception. Representative Higgins was recently in the news for his aggressive back and forth that he had with a woman who was testifying on environmental racism.news.yahoo.com
Louisiana power project stuck in abortion debate gets funded
The Louisiana Bond Commission has approved a $39 million future line of credit for a critical New Orleans area power plant project that had become an unlikely pawn in the ongoing political tug-of-war over enforcing Louisiana’s near-total abortion ban.
Judge orders Biden admin to turn over Fauci, Jean-Pierre 'misinformation' emails sent to social media giants
A Trump-appointed judge ordered the Biden administration to turn over White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and Dr. Anthony Fauci's emails to social media giants in 21 days.news.yahoo.com