A third trial for Albert Woodfox?

Friday, 17 April 2015 21:57 Written by
With a Baton Rouge federal judge raising the possibility of barring another retrial of Albert Woodfox in the 1972 slaying of a Louisiana State Penitentiary guard, state prosecutors and Woodfox’s attorneys have weighed in on whether the 68-year-old “Angola 3” member should face a third trial in the decades-old case. Woodfox’s unanimous 1973 and 1988 murder convictions in the stabbing death of Brent Miller were overturned, the latter in 2013 by U.S. District
IBM Publicly Opposes Religious Freedom Bill in Louisiana; Jindal Responds in Letter
Friday, 17 April 2015 21:52 Written by
The letter asks Jindal to work with the state legislature to "ensure this legislation is not discriminatory." IBM has made significant investments in Louisiana, including a technology services delivery center in Baton Rouge. Jindal penned his own letter in responding to IBM. "H.B. 707 simply seeks to ensure the state does not take adverse action against a person because of a religious belief in traditional marriage. The bill absolutely does not provide for an individual
EA Sports may oppose Louisiana religious freedom bill
Friday, 17 April 2015 21:52 Written by
While not specifically mentioning Louisiana religious freedom bill (HB 707) by name, EA Sports did release a statement Friday (April 17) indicating that the video game developer would oppose any legislation that allowed for discrimination. "At EA, we strongly
Tulane rides defense and pitching to rare Friday night win
Friday, 17 April 2015 21:50 Written by
Fifth time's a charm. After falling in the last five weekend series' openers, Tulane finally broke through with a 3-0 victory against Central Florida in the first of the three-game set in Turchin Stadium. It took three fantastic defensive plays,
After slow start, Tampa Bay rolls past New Orleans
Friday, 17 April 2015 21:44 Written by
TAMPA — What a difference a week can make. Related News/ArchiveFormer Buc Warren Sapp is just one sign the NFL's troubles haven't slowed in 20152 Months AgoAnalysis: Make a fresh start in NFL, Jameis, show up for the draft3 Weeks AgoJulian Edelman returned after concussion test to make winning catch in Super Bowl2 Months Ago Seven days after getting physically dominated by San Jose, Tampa Bay took its frustration out on New Orleans, beating
As eighth seed in West, New Orleans Pelicans, Anthony Davis ‘have nothing to lose’
Friday, 17 April 2015 21:44 Written by
New Orleans Pelicans: OAKLAND (April 17, 2015) The 2015 Western Conference playoff field is filled with recent NBA champions (San Antonio, Dallas), 55-plus-win teams (Golden State, Houston, Clippers, Memphis, San Antonio) and future Hall of Fame players (too numerous to list). Many of the eight postseason qualifiers are clearly in win-immediately mode, particularly with twilight approaching for several mid-to-late-30s veterans. Contrast that with the eighth-seeded New Orleans Pelicans (45-37 in 2014-15), who are among
BREC to ask for tax increase
Friday, 17 April 2015 21:32 Written by
The East Baton Rouge recreation and park system will ask its governing board for a property tax increase at the end of May, one that won’t require the approval of voters. BREC already collects one of the highest property taxes in the city-parish, at 14.038 mills. But that property tax has declined from what voters approved as the property tax value of 14.463 mills as property values grew over time. Government agencies have
Madison Prep's Brandon Sampson hosting St. John's in-home visit, forgoing SMU trip
Friday, 17 April 2015 21:30 Written by
New St. John's coach Chris Mullin and his staff are expected to visit Madison Prep star Brandon Sampson in Baton Rouge on Saturday, his high school coaches said. The in-home visit for the Red Storm comes on a weekend on
New Orleans non-profit attends first White House Tech Meetup
Friday, 17 April 2015 21:29 Written by
Green, U.S. attorney, reports for (jury) duty
Friday, 17 April 2015 21:28 Written by
Walt Green, U.S. Attorney for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of LouisianaShirking his civic responsibility just isn’t in U.S. Attorney Walt Green’s nature. Last spring the U.S. Marine Corps veteran was walking his dogs when he foiled a would-be burglar from breaking into a neighbor’s home by tussling with and then tackling the man in the
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