Gene Reynolds said his friend Wayne "Butch" Williams Jr. put others above himself. "We're going to miss that about Butch," Reynolds said.
Rae Ann and Steve Gruver said a bill that would make hazing a felony would be a deterrent to the practice. Their son Max Gruver died following a fraternity hazing last fall at LSU.
Sen. Neil Riser, R-Columbia, has authored a bill to provide a survivor's benefit to any teacher "killed in the line of duty."
Andy Johnson, vice president of government affairs and sustainability at Graphic Packaging, said the company's progress on its Ouachita Parish expansion remains on track four a fourth-quarter opening.
Terry Doughty of Rayville became Louisiana's newest U.S. district judge after taking the oath of office administered Friday by his friend 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal Judge Jimbo Stephens.
Gov. John Bel Edwards: "I remain committed to fixing the (fiscal) cliff on a bipartisan basis, which is going to require compromise."
Rep. Stephen Dwight, R-Lake Charles, said he believes the special session will collapse if his sales tax bill fails.