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Sometimes the grandest project starts out as the smallest idea, as Rita Lynn Jackson, project director for the “People of Iberville” exhibits that have graced the Iberville Parish Museum since 2008, can attest.

Jackson described for members of the Baton Rouge Genealogical and Historical Society Saturday how what started out as a simple idea to entice more people to visit the Iberville Parish Museum turned into a six-year, award-winning series of exhibits that touched on the nine ethnic groups that shaped Iberville Parish.

Four days after Baton Rouge police arrested a man accused of agreeing to kill witnesses in a murder case against Erick Scott, police picked up a second person Friday in the jailhouse plot to keep people from testifying against Scott.

Kirrasha Nicholas, 24, is accused of trying to contact witnesses in an effort to dissuade them from testifying against Scott, 23, who is Nicholas’ boyfriend, the affidavit of probable cause for Nicholas’ arrest says.

Scott is currently in Parish Prison facing two charges for second-degree murder and three charges for attempted second-degree murder in three separate cases: the 2011 fatal shooting of Justice Thompson, the 2011 armed robbery of two people and the 2012 fatal shooting of Kevin “Gus” Johnson.

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No course records were broken in Saturday's Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic, but one important milestone was set.

The race's "Run for It" charity program

By Mark Miller

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Paper Social Security benefits statements, which used to be mailed out every year and then fell victim to budget cuts, are going to make a partial comeback.

Starting this September, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will resume mailings at five-year intervals to workers who have not signed up to view their statements online, an agency spokesman told Reuters. The statements will be sent to workers at ages 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 and 60, he said, adding the agency would continue to promote use of the online statements.

Abuja, Nigeria (CNN) -- One more Nigerian schoolgirl who was among 129 kidnapped earlier this week by suspected Boko Haram militants is back home, an education official said -- though 84 of her fellow female students remain unaccounted for.

A total of 45 girls are now free, according to a statement from Borno State Education Commissioner Musa Inuwa Kulo.

Boko Haram means "Western education is sin" in the local Hausa language.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The body of Jeremiah Oliver, 5, was in a blanket inside a duffel bag, tossed by a highway
  • No cause of death has been given yet; the autopsy on the child is not complete
  • The head of a state agency criticized in this case says she's "deeply saddened"
  • The boy's mom, boyfriend were indicted in March in his disappearance

(CNN) -- A body found off a central Massachusetts highway has been positively identified as that of Jeremiah Oliver, a 5-year-old boy who was missing for months before police were alerted.

Donald takes charge at RBC Heritage
Saturday, 19 April 2014 18:46
Luke Donald eyes a drive during Saturday
Luke Donald eyes a drive during Saturday's play at the RBC Heritage tournament.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Englishman two clear with one round to play
  • Donald fires five-under par third round 66
  • America's John Huh is his nearest challenger on six-under par

(CNN) -- Luke Donald leads the way with 18 holes to play at the RBC Heritage tournament in South Carolina.

Timeline: South Korea ferry disaster
Saturday, 19 April 2014 18:46

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