The federal government only has 4 days to stop spending cuts from going in to effect on March 1. If the cuts happen the Louisiana will lose $15.8 million for schools and $9.8 million for special education.
A Tornado Watch has been issued for most of south Louisiana due to a warm front passing through the area. Along with the potential for damaging winds and hail, the storm could bring as much as 3 to 5 inches of rain.
The Allen Parish Sheriff's Office has proposed a joint venture with the school board to place armed resource officers in each school. However, voters will have to decide if they want tax dollars to fund the plan.