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Forum to discuss Common Core set for next Tuesday

Saturday, 18 October 2014 01:25
Oct. 18, 2014 @ 11:39 PM BARBOURSVILLE -- Local political groups will convene this week in a forum to talk about Common Core. The forum is the second in a series called "Common Core: The Truth About Data Collection and Student Assessments." It is set for 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at the Holiday Inn Hotels & Suites at 3551 U.S.
Guns, money, Common Core: Giegler and Hall spar on issues
Saturday, 18 October 2014 01:21
Candidates for the 138th District seat in the state House of Representatives, incumbent Republican Jan Giegler, left, and Henry Hall, Democratic challenger, had a lively discussion at the League of Women voters debate at the Ridgefield Library on Thursday, Oct.
School Board members face off
Saturday, 18 October 2014 00:20
Finger pointing. Shouting. Bumping chairs. Although the allegations sound like they could come from one of Jefferson Parish’s public schools, they form the heart of a dispute that saw two members of the parish’s School Board facing off in court Friday. Board members Michael Delesdernier and Cedric Floyd have been bitter foes over the past four years, and each has taken flak for their combative and aggressive style. But Delesdernier said Floyd went too far…
Panel defers action on surplus
Saturday, 18 October 2014 00:19
The Louisiana Legislature’s top money committee punted Friday, failing to approve or reject the $178.5 million surplus the Jindal administration insists exists and others question. “We have time to make sure that this number is an accurate number,” said Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget chairman Rep. Jim Fannin, R-Jonesboro. “We won’t take any action today on it.” Before the surplus for the last fiscal year, which ended June 30, can continue on the path…
Allegations of abuse made in Sens’ divorce
Friday, 17 October 2014 23:19
Allegations of domestic violence have arisen on both sides of a pending divorce case involving New Orleans Municipal Court Judge Paul Sens, a candidate for Criminal District Court judge, and his wife of 31 years, Ann Sens. The claims from Ann Sens came in a legal filing in Civil District Court on Thursday, less than three weeks before the Nov. 4 election. In his campaign for the vacant Section G seat at Criminal Court, Paul…
Police seek 2nd suspect in Quarter hate crime
Friday, 17 October 2014 23:19
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The NOPD is asking for the public's help in identifying and locating a man wanted in connection with a hate crime involving a simple battery. The incident occurred on Oct. 17 in the 900 block of Canal Street. Shortly before 4 a.m., a 21-year-old man and a 40-year-old man were walking on Bourbon Street when two males deliberately bumped into them and began yelling derogatory names regarding their race and…
Police seek 2nd suspect in Quarter hate crime
Friday, 17 October 2014 23:19
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The NOPD is asking for the public's help in identifying and locating a man wanted in connection with a hate crime involving a simple battery. The incident occurred on Oct. 17 in the 900 block of Canal Street. Shortly before 4 a.m., a 21-year-old man and a 40-year-old man were walking on Bourbon Street when two males deliberately bumped into them and began yelling derogatory names regarding their race and…
Traffic data key to fixing issue, IBM says
Friday, 17 October 2014 23:18
The good news for traffic-weary Baton Rouge commuters is that everyone generally agrees there is a traffic problem and is on board with making improvements. The bad news? There’s little agreement about how the improvements should be prioritized. A team of world-class IBM consultants who have spent the last three weeks studying the Baton Rouge transit landscape presented a list of traffic mitigation recommendations to a room filled with Baton Rouge’s top planning and transportation…
Driver convicted in crash that killed bicyclist
Friday, 17 October 2014 23:18
Jurors deliberated for just an hour Friday before finding Joseph Branch guilty of killing one bicyclist and seriously injuring another rider on Perkins Road in 2012 while driving drunk. State District Judge Mike Erwin immediately remanded Branch to the custody of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office and scheduled his sentencing for Dec. 17 — the birthday of avid bicyclist Nathan Crowson’s mother, Rita Wise. Her 30-year-old son died in the crash. “So grateful.
Suspects sought in hate crime and beating
Friday, 17 October 2014 22:18
New Orleans police on Friday had one suspect in custody in a hate crime and were searching for four men in an unrelated beating and robbery of a man. Both incidents took place in the French Quarter and appeared to be random encounters, police said. The alleged hate crime, which ended in a scuffle on Canal Street, involved derogatory comments about two men’s race and sexuality, police said. The beating happened about 4:30 a.m.
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