Governor names new leader for wildlife and fisheries agency

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has named a new secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries after its former leader called it "a troubled state agency'' and resigned abruptly. Edwards on Friday announced that State Rep. Jack Montoucet will be the agency's new secretary effective Jan. 16, replacing Charlie Melancon.

Governor names new leader for wildlife and fisheries agency

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has named a new secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries after its former leader called it "a troubled state agency'' and resigned abruptly. Edwards on Friday announced that State Rep. Jack Montoucet will be the agency's new secretary effective Jan. 16, replacing Charlie Melancon.

Edwards says Louisiana flood damage at least $8.7 billion

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says the state had more than $8.7 billion in damage from catastrophic flooding in August, and the figure will increase as officials finish assessing damage to roads and other public infrastructure. In it, the Democratic governor asked that Congress this month approve $2 billion in federal aid for Louisiana for housing, economic development and infrastructure.

8-28 12pm Don Dubuc: getting updates on flood recovery

Don Dubuc gets an update on flood recovery from Mike Steele of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, then talks with Richie Clements, former president of National Professional Insurance Agents. And rocketed to borrow weekend special addition program flood coverage in disaster assistance information on Don did you quit Avalon Apple's special guest helped those that you want those of your relatives or friends or acquaintances that you may know people you work with.

Governor defends Obama’s response to flooding

President Barack Obama has received criticism for staying on vacation rather than traveling to Louisiana to see the damage first-hand. But Edwards said Thursday that he's spoken with the White House daily and has received quick responses for each request he's made to the administration.

Homeland Security secretary urging victims to apply for aid

After a tour of flood-ravaged southern Louisiana, the nation's Homeland Security secretary, Jeh Johnson said more than 900 FEMA personnel are on the ground in Louisiana and hundreds more are expected. Both he and Governor Edwards urged those affected by flooding to apply for government assistance.

Clinton calls Trump’s gun policies “dangerous”

Donald Trump's gun policies are "not just way out there" but "dangerous" and would make America less safe, Hillary Clinton said Saturday. "This is someone running to be president of the United States of America - a country facing a gun violence epidemic - and he's talking about more guns in our schools, he's talking about more hatred and division in our streets," the likely Democratic presidential nominee said of her presumptive Republican rival.