News for Tuesday 061813
By Dave Graichen
It's win or go home for LSU Tigers this afternoon as they face North Carolina in an elimination game in the College World Series. Coach Paul Mainieri will start sophomore Cody Glenn on the mound. It will be Glenn's first appearance since May 22nd. Mainieri admits he is concerned about the long layoff, but believes Glenn can get the job done...You can hear that game this afternoon beginning with the pre-game at 1:30. On 970 KSYL.
Gov. Bobby Jindal has launched a statewide tour that will take him to all 64 parishes. His first stop, in Alexandria yesterday at Central Louisiana Technical Community College, where he signed legislation to provide funding for projects at community and technical colleges across the state. The governor says the tour will include events that will highlight new economic development announcements, education achievements, transportation projects, coastal restoration projects, and legislation passed in the recent legislative session. Kyle Plotkin, Jindal’s communications director, said individual stops will be added as events come up.
Governor Jindal signs legislation that provides state funding for construction projects at community and technical colleges across Louisiana. L-C-T-C-S President Joe May says the money will go towards building new workshops and training areas for students in key industries like nursing, welding, construction and information technology. The bill provides 251-million dollars for 29 projects at Louisiana Community and Technical Colleges. May says 34-million dollars of that money is local, private matching funds.
The Louisiana National Guard's highest-ranking enlisted man is under investigation for allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault. Colonel Mike Kazmierzak says the allegations are against Sgt. Major Tommy Caillier, who after a preliminary investigation, was been removed from his post, while a criminal investigation is conducted. Caillier is accused of sexually harassing and possibly sexually assaulting a fellow Guard soldier.
State Police say a 15-year-old in Evangeline Parish died over the weekend just hours after he was ejected from an ATV he was driving. State police say Matthew Neal of Basile was operating a 4-wheeler that did not have functioning lights when he was hit from behind by a pickup. Both Neal and a 16-year-old passenger, were ejected. The passenger survived, Neal passed died from his injuries. The crash remains under investigation.
The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's office says a 3-year-old boy drowned in a swimming pool Saturday during a party at his grandparent’s home just outside of Carencro Saturday night. They say deputies responded to the home to find the child un-responsive and he was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. The case is being ruled an accident.
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's office says a 37-year-old man drowned after he and his one-year-old baby fell into the Sabine River. Spokeswoman Kim Myers says witnesses jumped into the river and rescued the child, but could not save James Mason of DeQuincy.
Congratulations to Rapides Parish judge Harry Randow, who, along with 6 others, will be inducted July 12 into the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame. The induction events begin with a reception for the honorees and the public at the Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum at the gates to the prison. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will follow to reveal the exhibit cases that illustrate the lives and accomplishments of the inductees.
Randow has been judge of the 9th Judicial District in Rapides Parish for 16 years
A man who is a suspect in the 2008 case of a woman who was raped and murdered in Lake Charles is now on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list. 25-year-old Jose Manuel Garcia Guevara is wanted for allegedly breaking into the home of a 26-year-old woman, raping her then killing her all in front of her 4 year old son on February 19, 2008. The FBI is offering up to a $100,000 reward for information leading to Guevara's arrest.
Police in Monroe are still seeking a man they say opened fire at a Father's Day barbecue; killing one man and wounding two others. Police say an argument led to 29-year-old Eldrick Carter shooting the victims. An arrest warrant for Carter is out, and police ask anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts to call Monroe Police
The University of Louisiana System rolls out its new online degree program; aimed at adults who wish to go back and finish their college degree. U.L. System President Sandra Woodley says their online B.A. in Organizational Leadership program is a great way to go back - at one's own pace - and complete a degree program.
Livingston Parish School Board President Malcolm Sibley is facing a charge of hit-and-run after he allegedly struck a pedestrian that died from his injuries on Saturday morning in St. Helena Parish. State Police Trooper Melissa Matey says Sibley was taken into police custody a few hours after the hit-and-run occurred.