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Bush praises improved schools in N.O. since Katrina

Friday, 28 August 2015 20:04 Written by
Former President George W. Bush arrived at Warren Easton Charter High School on Friday with glowing praise for the charter school movement that has transformed public education in New Orleans in the past decade. “Isn’t it amazing?” Bush said. “The storm nearly destroys New Orleans, and yet now New Orleans is the beacon for school reform.” In remarks to students and local officials, Bush highlighted rising test scores and graduation rates and praised school leaders…
Judge orders release of plaintiff in bail lawsuit
Friday, 28 August 2015 20:04 Written by
A Gonzales woman accused of shoplifting who has challenged the constitutionality of how the bail system in Ascension Parish is applied to poor defendants facing misdemeanor charges has been released from jail. U.S. District Judge Shelly D. Dick on Thursday evening ordered Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley to release Rebecca M. Snow, 33, from jail immediately without need to pay her bail or secure a bail bond. The ruling came after Snow’s attorneys claimed in…
Governor candidates target state vehicle fleet
Friday, 28 August 2015 19:53 Written by
In his first campaign commercial, U.S. Sen. David Vitter says he would reduce the number of vehicles in state government to save a couple hundred million dollars. “Today’s budget mess? My plan ends the waste, like eliminating thousands of unnecessary state cars,” Vitter tells the viewer in a TV spot that debuted last week. It’s an old campaign saw. The state has been trying to get its fleet under control – and voters have been…
Judge orders release of plaintiff in bail lawsuit challenge released from Ascension Parish jail in shoplifting case
Friday, 28 August 2015 19:49 Written by
A Gonzales woman accused of shoplifting who has challenged the constitutionality of how the bail system in Ascension Parish is applied to poor defendants facing misdemeanor charges has been released from jail. U.S. District Judge Shelly D. Dick on Thursday evening ordered Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley to release Rebecca M. Snow, 33, from jail immediately without need to pay her bail or secure a bail bond. The ruling came after Snow’s attorneys claimed in…
Reports: Teen accused of club attack was awaiting trial
Friday, 28 August 2015 19:44 Written by
Nakeydran WilliamsThe Baton Rouge boy accused of fatally shooting three teenagers inside the Baker Civic Club in March 2014 allegedly fired a revolver four months earlier — an incident in which the teen victim told police the shooter is a gang member he knows as “Scrappy,” police reports indicate. The principal of Scotlandville High School confirmed to police that Nakeydran Williams was a student there and went by that nickname, the reports show.
Gubenatorial candidates focus on reducing state vehicle fleet
Friday, 28 August 2015 19:44 Written by
In his first campaign commercial, U.S. Sen. David Vitter says he would reduce the number of vehicles in state government to save a couple hundred million dollars. “Today’s budget mess? My plan ends the waste, like eliminating thousands of unnecessary state cars,” Vitter tells the viewer in a TV spot that debuted last week. It’s an old campaign saw. The state has been trying to get its fleet under control – and voters have been…
Cameron after cancer treatment: ‘Ready to roll’
Friday, 28 August 2015 19:38 Written by
LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron was diagnosed with prostate cancer and has been given a clean bill of health, he revealed Friday. Cameron plans to continue as offenisve coordinator, and he will coach the 2015 season after receiving successful treatment. “I’m fine. My health is good,” Cameron said at the news conference Friday. “I’ve been given a clean bill of health. Been involved throughout camp.” The news comes a week before the Tigers open the…
Suspect in Sunset slayings taken to hospital
Friday, 28 August 2015 19:26 Written by
Harrison Riley Jr., the man accused of killing a Sunset Police officer, was found unresponsive while in St.Landry Parish jail and has been taken to a hospital, his attorney said. Riley was scheduled to appear in court Friday morning in the Wednesday shooting death of Sunset Police Officer Henry Nelson and stabbing death of his cousin, Shameka Nelson. Christine Lehmann, a New Orleans attorney with the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center, said in court on Friday…
Judge orders plaintiff in bail lawsuit challenge released from Ascension Parish jail in shoplifting case
Friday, 28 August 2015 19:26 Written by
A Gonzales woman accused of shoplifting who has challenged the constitutionality of how the bail system in Ascension Parish is applied to poor defendants facing misdemeanor charges has been released from jail. U.S. District Judge Shelly D. Dick on Thursday evening ordered Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley to release Rebecca M. Snow, 33, from jail immediately without need to pay her bail or secure a bail bond. The ruling came after Snow’s attorneys claimed in…
Cameron after cancer diagnosis: ‘Ready to roll’
Friday, 28 August 2015 19:16 Written by
LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron was diagnosed with prostate cancer and has been given a clean bill of health, he revealed Friday. Cameron plans to continue as offenisve coordinator, and he will coach the 2015 season after receiving successful treatment. “I’m fine. My health is good,” Cameron said at the news conference Friday. “I’ve been given a clean bill of health. Been involved throughout camp.” The news comes a week before the Tigers open the…
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