Louisiana Updates


Former Gov. Dave Treen dies

WWL: Former Louisiana Gov. Dave Treen has died at age 81.
WDSU: Treen became the state's first Republican governor since Reconstruction when he was elected in 1979 but lost a re-election bid to the flamboyant Democrat Edwin Edwards four years later.
Times-Picayune: Treen died early Thursday of complications from a respiratory illness.
WAFB: Gov. Bobby Jindal ordered the flags at the Louisiana Capitol be flown at half-staff in remembrance of the former governor.

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