Jackson can run for Jefferson School Board, judge rules

Friday, 29 August 2014 14:23
A state district court judge on Friday knocked down a residency challenge to Rickeem Jackson’s bid for the District 2 seat on the Jefferson Parish School Board, allowing the son of Saints Hall of Famer Rickey Jackson to run in the Nov. 4 election. Another challenge, by School Board Member Etta Licciardi against Phillip Huskey in the race for the District 3 seat, was successful. The plaintiffs in the suit against Jackson said the 25-year-old…
Baker police investigating woman’s death
Friday, 29 August 2014 14:22
Advocate staff report Aug. 29, 2014 Comments BAKER — Baker police are investigating the shooting death of a woman whose body was discovered outside a home on Heath Drive, Police Chief Mike Knaps said. Police were called to the scene late Thursday night, he said. More details will be released on Friday.
Eco-friendly flame retardant to be produced as part of Albemarle, Israeli firm joint venture
Friday, 29 August 2014 14:22
Advocate staff report Aug. 29, 2014 Comments Albemarle Corp., a Baton Rouge-based specialty chemicals maker, and ICL, an Israeli manufacturer, have formed a joint venture to produce polymeric flame retardants that will replace hexabromocyclododecane, now found worldwide in the environment, animals and people.
Judge urges deal on abortion measure
Friday, 29 August 2014 14:22
Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --Attorneys for the State Board of Medical Examiners Kyle Duncan, left and Don McKinney, right, talk briefly outside the US District Courthouse on Florida after a hearing conceding a lawsuit attacking the legality of a new state law requiring abortion clinic doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.
Aramis Jackson trial slated to begin summer 2015
Friday, 29 August 2014 14:12
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The man accused of murdering a woman during a home invasion is scheduled to return to court Friday for another status hearing. Aramis Jackson, 24, of Baton Rouge, is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Alexandra Engler, 42, and attempted murder of her daughter, Ariana, who was 9 years old at the time. The little girl was also shot and suffered serious wounds in the attack. Engler…
Sen. Mary Landrieu's real estate holdings begin to haunt her: James Varney/links
Friday, 29 August 2014 14:10
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., represents Louisiana but lives primarily in Washington D.C. That fact seems beyond dispute, but it also isn't a legal issue for Landrieu,
Ren Clark reappointed to Mandeville Planning and Zoning Commission
Friday, 29 August 2014 14:09
Ren Clark has been reappointed to the Mandeville Planning and Zoning Commission. The City Council Thursday night unanimously selected Clark for another seven-year term on the
Red tape snarls program meant to cut red tape for Road Home grant recipients
Friday, 29 August 2014 14:09
State officials are moving forward with a $500,000 "boiler room" to help people navigate Road Home's often frustrating bureaucracy, but the process has been slowed because
Man, 5-year-old girl shot in home Thursday night; injures not life-threatening
Friday, 29 August 2014 13:20
Advocate staff report Aug. 29, 2014 Comments A 5-year-girl and a 32-year-old man were shot Thursday night at a home on Old Hammond Highway, according Baton Rouge police. Neither victim’s injuries were life-threatening. Police said someone knocked on the door at 12038 Old Hammond Hwy.
School Board seeks charges against leader
Friday, 29 August 2014 13:20
Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Attorneys Dennis Blunt, left, and Michael Victoria speak with Lafayette Parish School Board Members Tommy Angelle and Rae Trahan, right, before a special meeting of the board Thursday in Lafayette.

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