pot carouselA proposal to soften penalties for marijuana possession has been at least temporarily derailed by opposition from the Louisiana Sheriffs Association.

Louisiana motorcyclists still must wear helmets, and there will be no exceptions.

Jindal was out of state, fundraising for his nonprofit organization.

The panel's choice will go to Gov. Bobby Jindal who has made it clear he wants to name an opponent of the lawsuit to the board of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East.

New Iberia Rep. Terry Landry, a former police officer and state trooper, opposed the bill, saying guns and alcohol don't mix.

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