News for Monday 110419
Compiled by Dave Graichen
The body of a man who went out fishing and never came home Saturday was found early Sunday afternoon in Kincaid lake. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reports another boater found an unoccupied boat floating in Kincaid Sunday morning.
LDWF is not releasing the man’s identity until all family members have been notified.
A single vehicle crash on Elliott Street in Alexandria Saturday morning claimed the life of an unidentified man. According to APD, the vehicle hit a pole and then a tree on a curve. The vehicle flipped and caught on fire. The driver died at the scene but has yet to be identified.
Early voting for the November 16th run-off is underway, giving voters a chance to weigh in on the two statewide elections left and a slew of local elections. 374,000 Louisianans early voted in the primary, a state record. Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is hoping for a repeat performance this time around as well. Early voting runs through this Saturday the 9th. The election if the following Saturday the 16th.
Republican gubernatorial challenger Eddie Rispone ignites controversy by telling Matt and Jim on KSYL’s Talkback that Governor Edwards’ career has hurt the reputation of West Point. Governor Edwards says the comments were offensive to him and other veterans of the Academy. Eddie Rispone doubled down and called Edwards’ response “fake liberal outrage” by a career trial lawyer. Rispone made the comments on KSYL when asked about his debate performance. He was in the midst of attacking the Governor’s performance when he made the comments.
It’s the first workday after the time change so can it affect your health? LSU Health Sciences New Orleans Chief Cardiologist Dr. Frank Smart says in the spring when we lose an hour, emergency rooms do see an increase in the number of heart attacks. However, The fall time change might actually benefit those with cardiac issues. Smart says the time change does throw off our circadian rhythm so if you have health issues pay attention to abnormal signs.
An explosion at a Dow chemical plant near Plaquemine rattled windows in nearby homes but caused no injuries, the company said Sunday morning. An official with Dow says there are no injuries on site, and they were conducting air monitoring. The statement said it had shut down the affected production unit, but the rest of the complex was continuing to run safely and there appeared to be no impact outside of the complex.
A Ville Platte man has lost his life after being struck head-on by an 18-wheeler Friday evening. The crash occurred shortly before 5 p.m. on LA Hwy 33 the driver of an 18 Wheeler attempted to avoid a vehicle stopped in the roadway and lost control, crossing the center line and striking a vehicle driven by 22 year old Trevor Trahan. Trahan, who was properly restrained, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Shoppers are expected to spend on average about 4% more on holiday gifts than they did last year. The biggest growth comes in online shopping, with a 13% increase. LSU Marketing Professor Dan Rice says when it comes to the amount people are spending, on average, it is forecast to be over a grand. Rice says a trend this year is seeing people start their shopping earlier.
The Catholic Diocese of Lafayette has donated $50,000 toward rebuilding efforts of three Louisiana churches destroyed by arson. Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel presented the pastors of three St. Landry Parish historically black Baptist churches with the money last week.
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The LSU Tigers football team remains the No. 1 team in the country, according to the AP Top 25 poll released Sunday afternoon. After not playing a game during an open date, the Tigers are still on track to play No. 2 Alabama (8-0, 5-0 SEC) in a "Game of the Century"-type showdown at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
It will be the first time since the 2011 season that LSU and Alabama will meet as the top two teams in the country in the regular season.
Louisiana got off to a sluggish start on Saturday afternoon, but 21 points in the second half and a staunch defensive performance clinched bowl eligibility for the Ragin’ Cajuns for the second-straight season after they defeated Texas State, 31-3, at Cajun Field.