Louisiana makes TOP TEN list of most Violent States in USA. Based on violent crime data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Uniform Crime Report, Louisiana ranks sixth (6th) on list. Murder in Louisiana is common even compared to the most dangerous states/cities in the country. With 10.3 murders for every 100,000 residents, the murder rate in the Gulf state is the highest in the country and more than double the national rate of 4.5 murders per 100,000 people. Louisiana’s two largest cities, New Orleans and Baton Rouge, each rank among the 10 large U.S. cities with the highest murder rates. Hey Mitch Landrieu maybe you can fix this by taking down more historical statues. Right? Here is the web site in case one does not believe source. http://247wallst.com/special-report/2016/01/12/the-10-most-dangerous-states.

Technically Speaking is a great section of the paper. We love our library lady. Keep up the good work

Yes, President Trump said he would donate his $400,000 salary, but he will also be given a tax break between $140,000 and $156,000 on his donation. In the end, according to Forbes Magazine, Trump’s salary will cost the Treasury between $540,000 and $556,000, making Trump the highest-costing president in U.S. History! Based on reports from the Government Accounting Office, Trump has spent more on travel in his first 100 days than Obama did during any single year of his presidency, even after subtracting Trump’s donated salary. Trump is on pace to spend more in his first year in office than President Obama did in 8 years! “President Barack Obama’s vacation is costing taxpayers millions of dollars, unbelievable!” — Our Liar-in-Chief Donald J. Trump.

Donald Trump, in an interview with Howard Stern, was asked how he handled making sure he wasn’t contracting STDs from the women he was sleeping with? “You know, if you have any guilt about not having gone to Vietnam, we have our own Vietnam — it’s called the dating game. It’s amazing, I can’t even believe it. I’ve been so lucky in terms of that whole world (avoiding V.D.), it is a dangerous world out there. It’s like Vietnam, sort of. It is my personal Vietnam. I feel like a great and very brave soldier.” This low-life spoke at the Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington last week. - A Vietnam Era veteran.

After reading the article about all of the parish high schools having a successful graduation despite the challenges they faced during such a trying year, it made me so proud to be a Livingston Parish resident and to have family members in our great schools. The professionalism, compassion, and leadership from our administrators and teachers is second to none. What an example they set for our youngsters!

I would seriously like for someone to explain why we should pay for flood insurance. Everyone that I know who did not have flood insurance has received more money and benefits than the paltry amount that we had to fight to receive from our insurance. And the money is still coming in for the uninsured. Seriously, I feel like a food for having flood insurance!

I just heard a rumor that there are plans to cut a drainage hole every 6’ along the bottom of the concrete wall between the eastbound and westbound sides of I-12! I hope and pray that it’s true! (and that they have engineered some sort of drainage design into the new wall being built between Walker and Hammond.) Can anyone confirm this rumor?

Editor’s Note: At time of printing the Department of Transporation and Development had not returned calls to the News regarding this particular rumor. Look to our website or next week’s edition for a follow-up.

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