LAFAYETTE — Police agencies remained tight-lipped about the Sunday night death of a handcuffed man who reportedly shot himself while seated in a Iberia Parish sheriff’s patrol unit, a case that is prompting a New Orleans-based civil rights leader to ask the federal government to investigate the death.
“We feel that State Police is not the appropriate law enforcement agency to deal with this issue,” said the Rev. Raymond Brown, leader of the New Orleans branch of National Action Now, a civil rights organization.
The Baton Rouge Area Chamber is developing legislation to restructure the East Baton Rouge Parish school system to create more school and community level control and at the same time shrink the power of the School Board and superintendent.
BRAC announced the move Friday, a week after Sen. Mack “Bodi” White, R-Central, filed legislation that would do similar things but also would divide the system into four subdistricts.
“We support a unified EBR public education system, with measures in place to enact local control and empower those who want to see better options for the children in their communities,” Adam Knapp, president and chief executive officer of BRAC, said in a statement.
With Aaron Nola on the mound, No. 7-ranked LSU tends to makebaseball look awfully easy. That was the case again Friday night against Purdueat Alex
Mobs of people crowded at the gates outside of Scotlandville’s gym Friday night.
The arena was packed to capacity with thousands of rowdy fans,
(CNN) -- A passenger flight carrying 239 people from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing is missing and would likely have run out of fuel, Malaysia Airlines said Saturday.
"At the moment we have no idea where this aircraft is right now," Malaysia Airlines Vice President of Operations Control Fuad Sharuji said on CNN's "AC360.
They and all of their friends are on Facebook. They don't think twice about posting a selfie on Instagram. They support marijuana legalization, and they have trust issues.
You probably already recognize some, if not all, of those characteristics as hallmarks of the average millennial — the generation that is now between 18 to 33 years of age.
But how about this: the typical millennial does not have a college degree, and if they do, they also have about $27,000 in student loan debt.
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Monday is a big day in the battle by those with strong ties to the oil and gas industry who are trying to kill the lawsuit that the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - East has filed against 97 oil and gas companies which it accuses of damaging Louisiana's wetlands.
A court case resumes in East Baton Rouge that challenges Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's approval of the levee authority's hiring of private attorneys in the case.