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  • Flags ordered at half-staff in honor of former secretary of state

    May 25, 2017 6:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards ordered the flags of the United States and the State of Louisiana to be flown at half-staff in honor of late State Representative and former Louisiana Secretary of State Alan Ater. Ater died on May 21 in Houston Texas at the age... more »
  • 6 Flags park to be built in new Saudi 'entertainment city'

    April 9, 2017 2:19 PM

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia has announced that a Six Flags theme park is expected to be built in a new entertainment city that will be the first of its kind in the kingdom. Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says the project will also include a safari area.... more »
  • Gov. Edwards orders flags to be flown half-staff for Sgt. Anderson

    March 22, 2017 6:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards has ordered that the flags of the State of Louisiana and the United States be flown at half-staff outside of the State Capitol and all public buildings in honor of Sergeant Shawn Anderson. Anderson was an 18-year East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputy... more »
  • Parish president requests flags to be lowered for late Clerk of Court

    January 10, 2017 4:39 PM

    AMITE – Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller has requested that all flags in the parish be lowered in honor of the late longtime Clerk of Court Julian Dufreche. Dufreche died on Monday after his battle with colon cancer. Dufreche was a city councilman and Mayor of Ponchatoula prior... more »
  • Obama has flags lowered to honor Dallas victims

    July 8, 2016 3:30 PM

    DALLAS - President Barack Obama has ordered flags lowered to half-staff to honor the 12 police officers and two civilians who were shot in an attack in Dallas. Obama's proclamation Friday applies to American flags flown at the White House and on all public buildings and grounds, military installations and... more »
  • La. governor orders flags at half-staff for Florida mass shooting victims

    June 13, 2016 1:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Flags will fly at half-staff at Louisiana public buildings to honor the victims of a weekend mass shooting in Florida, Governor John Bel Edwards announced Monday. Edwards said the American flag will fly with the state flag at half-staff until sunset Thursday. Sunday, hours after the... more »
  • Edwards orders flags flown at half-staff to honor WWII vet

    May 10, 2016 2:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards has ordered U.S. and Louisiana flags to be flown at half-staff at the Louisiana State Capitol and all public buildings in honor of a World War II veteran who died last week. Frank Levingston, of Lake Charles, was the oldest living man... more »
  • Governor orders flags at half-staff to honor Rep. Ronnie Edwards

    March 3, 2016 3:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards announced Thursday that he is directing U.S. and Louisiana flags to be flown at half-staff at all public buildings to honor state Representative Ronnie Edwards who recently died. Ronnie Edwards passed away on Feb. 24 at the age of 63. “Ronnie... more »
  • U. S. flags ordered to half-staff for California shooting victims

    December 3, 2015 12:56 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is ordering U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff to honor the victims of the shooting in California that left 14 people dead. The White House says Obama signed the proclamation Thursday. It calls for flags to remain at half-staff through Monday and affects... more »
  • West Monroe High bans Confederate flag

    August 29, 2015 5:14 PM

    WEST MONROE, La. - A high school in Louisiana is restricting Confederate battle flags that have been displayed for decades at athletic events. West Monroe High School, where teams are called the rebels, has banned students from flying the flag from their vehicles on campus. Principal Shelby Ainsworth says clothing... more »
  • Theater shooting: No red flags reported at time of gun sale

    July 28, 2015 11:42 AM

    CARROLLTON - John Russell Houser's mental problems were well known to many, though perhaps not to the store that sold him the .40-caliber handgun used in a deadly attack on a Louisiana movie theater. A federal background check came back clean, the pawn shop said, with no red flags raised... more »
  • Scouts honor vets at Port Hudson National Cemetery Play Video

    May 23, 2015 8:16 PM

    PORT HUDSON - Hundreds of Boy Scout Troops and other organizations congregated at the Port Hudson Cemetery in effort to prep for Memorial Day events to take place Monday. Local scouts placed American flags along the grave sites of veterans that lost paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country.... more »

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