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  • Cultural Innovation District To Bloom Below Interstate 10

    09/14/2017 8:14:23 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    progrss ^ | September 10, 2017 | progrss Newsroom
    People in New Orleans, Louisiana, have been voicing their discontent about the intrusion of the Interstate 10, or I-10, Freeway in their lives ever since it was completed in 1990. After years of debating and studying, they are ready to repair the damage it has caused with what they are calling a Cultural Innovation District. The community will not remove the Interstate since the city cannot afford it, and in the end, the cost of removing it wouldn’t measure up to its value, according to studies conducted. As a result, the city and designers decided to meet halfway and resurrect...
  • Experiencing President Trump up close

    09/03/2017 10:53:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    KPLC-TV ^ | September 3, 2017 | Maranda Whittington
    LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - With the president landing at Chennault International Airport earlier Saturday, some took the opportunity to experience things up close. Many planes have landed at Chennault International Airport, but none quite like this. Air Force One made its arrival Saturday afternoon, bringing in its most precious cargo - the President of the United States. After speaking to evacuees in Houston, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania stepped off the plane and made their way through the city of Lake Charles. And outside the airport people were already waiting. “I was right here at the corner,...
  • Video shows woman in Louisiana shoplifting alcohol stuffed in her pants, shirt, bag

    08/26/2017 6:42:15 AM PDT · by boycott · 44 replies ^ | August 23, 2017 | KTAL Staff
    SHREVEPORT, LA (KTAL) – A woman in Louisiana is putting a whole new meaning to “holding your liquor” after video shows her shoplifting multiple bottles of alcohol. In a video released by the Shreveport Police Department, the woman can be seen grabbing several bottles of alcohol while walking down the aisles. Initially she places the bottles into her bag, but then is later emboldened to stuff a couple down her pants, and more into her shirt. The woman then approaches the counter where she places a random bottle on the counter before calmly exiting the store. Police say the incident...
  • Edwin Edwards at 90

    08/20/2017 8:35:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Edwin Edwards likes to tell the story about after graduating from Law School at LSU when he had to decide where to set up his practice. As a native of Avoyelles Parish, the town of Marksville would have been a natural choice. However, when visiting a sister in Crowley he looked through the phone book and was surprised at the scarcity of lawyers there, far fewer than Marksville. So, he made his move to Crowley where he discovered there were more lawyers than he thought. It turned out that some pages had been ripped out of the phone book he...
  • Arrest made for battery on a school safety officer

    08/11/2017 9:53:54 AM PDT · by topher · 24 replies ^ | 9-August-2017 |
    SCOTT, La. - An Acadiana High School student is facing charges and disciplinary action after he allegedly struck a school safety officer during an incident at Acadiana High School. Lafayette Parish School Board officials say the incident began after the student was found to be in violation of the dress code and taken to the office to wait for a parent. When lunchtime came, school officials say they allowed the student to go to lunch. They say they later found the student in the parking lot and asked the officer to bring the student back to the office. The student...
  • Authorities: Prisoner kills assistant warden's stepdaughter

    07/30/2017 4:52:14 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 28, 2017 | Michael Kunzelman
    A prisoner abducted and killed an assistant warden's teenage stepdaughter after he escaped from a Louisiana prison, authorities said Friday. The inmate was later found dead after a standoff with police. Deltra Henderson, 39, walked away from his prison assignment at David Wade Correctional Center on Thursday afternoon, stole a car and kidnapped Amanda Carney, the Claiborne Parish Sheriff's Office said in a statement. The 18-year-old's body was found in a wooded area near the prison where Henderson crashed the car.
  • Port Cameron to bring thousands of jobs to SWLA, generate millions for state (Louisiana)

    07/26/2017 5:52:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    KPLC-TV ^ | July 26, 2017 | Christian Piekos, Anchor
    CAMERON PARISH, LA (KPLC) - The face of Cameron Parish will soon be changing. A massive, 500-acre port will be built over the next four years on the Calcasieu Ship Channel, creating close to 4,000 permanent jobs - doubling the employment in the parish. Peterson Offshore Group, a Dutch international energy logistics management company, signed a letter of intent Wednesday with Port Cameron to lease 1.2 million square feet in Part Cameron's Logistics Center. Peterson will co-manage the port. For Ted Falgout, executive director of Port Cameron, Cameron Parish is the perfect location for this project. "I think seeing these...
  • Dejuan Guillory's sentence was deferred, records show [Get-out-of-Jail Free]

    07/13/2017 4:54:46 PM PDT · by topher · 6 replies ^ | Posted: Jul 12, 2017 1:47 PM CST
    Since Dejuan Guillory died in an officer-involved shooting, questions have swirled about his criminal record. In August 2015, he was arrested and accused of using a backhoe to steal an ATM from a bank, and of shooting at a police officer who came to investigate. In December 2016, he pleaded no contest to simple criminal damage to property and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Half of that sentence was suspended, leaving a five-year sentence to serve, followed by five years of probation. Evangeline Parish court records show that the five-year sentence was actually deferred.
  • State Police: Evangeline Parish deputy attacked, 'saw stars' before fatal shooting [ trunc ]

    07/13/2017 1:56:28 AM PDT · by topher · 13 replies ^ | 10-July-2017 | Jim Mustain
    The Louisiana State Police released new details Monday of a fatal officer-involved shooting last week that has sparked controversy in Evangeline Parish, saying the deputy who opened fire on an ATV driver had been attacked during a 4 a.m. traffic stop. The Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office deputy, who has not been identified, "was dazed and saw stars" before fatally shooting the ATV driver, 27-year-old Dejuan Guillory, according to a State Police report.
  • Former 'Sons of Guns' star receives 3rd life sentence in another rape case: report

    07/12/2017 6:08:20 PM PDT · by BBell · 18 replies ^ | 7/12/17 | Emily Lane
    Former "Sons of Guns" reality TV star William Hayden was sentenced in a Livingston Parish court on Wednesday (July 12) to a third life sentence for rape, WAFB reports. About two months ago, a Baton Rouge judge ordered Hayden to serve two life prison terms after a jury there convicted him in a different rape case. Hayden, whose A&E reality TV show about a Baton Rouge gun store was canceled after his arrest in 2014, pleaded no contest Wednesday to charges of first-degree rape and aggravated incest, the TV station reports. He has the option of withdrawing the plea if...
  • [Louisiana Amish] Woman charged in attempted murder in Mamou shooting

    07/11/2017 3:29:34 AM PDT · by topher · 16 replies
    UPDATED July 6, 5:43 p.m.: A Louisiana State Police spokesman said a woman has been charged with attempted first-degree murder after an officer-involved shooting that took the life of a burglary suspect Thursday morning. ,P. Investigators with Louisiana State Police have arrested Dequince E. Brown, 21, of Church Point. According to LSP press release, Brown was with Dejuan Guillory when an Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy approached him Thursday morning as the deputy investigated a possible burglary in progress. According to previous LSP reports, there was an altercation that left the deputy injured and Guillory fatally shot. ... ORIGINAL STORY:...
  • Cursive writing requirement among Louisiana’s new laws

    07/04/2017 5:09:29 AM PDT · by bgill · 123 replies
    kxan ^ | July 3, 2017 | AP
    Louisiana’s public school classrooms will be required to teach cursive writing to students starting with the new school year. That mandate, approved by lawmakers in 2016 but delayed a year so schools could prepare, is among more than two dozen new laws
  • Script is back: La. schools must teach cursive writing this fall

    07/02/2017 2:03:12 PM PDT · by BBell · 48 replies
    Louisiana's public school classrooms will be required to teach cursive writing to students starting with the new school year. That mandate, approved by lawmakers in 2016 but delayed a year so schools could prepare, is among more than two dozen new laws that take effect Saturday (July 1).
  • La. cop-killer left suicide note, Islamic verse, trail of rage

    07/01/2017 9:57:10 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 01, 2017 | The Herald Staff
    The military veteran who killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge last summer left behind a suicide note, a prayer from an Islamic holy book and an online trail of his rage against police. Two days after a white police officer shot and killed a black man in Louisiana’s capital, Gavin Long searched the internet for addresses, phone numbers and other personal information belonging to the two officers involved in the July 5 shooting of Alton Sterling, a prosecutor’s report revealed Friday. Less than two weeks later, the 29-year-old black man from Kansas City, Mo., traveled to Baton Rouge...
  • Sinking Louisiana: A Major Threat To Billions In Oil Infrastructure

    06/23/2017 8:57:11 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 40 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 21 June 2017 | Irina Slav
    That Louisiana is sinking into the Gulf of Mexico is not news. Rising seas and coastline erosion have been working together for decades, but this sinking may well be happening faster than previously thought—threatening billions and billions of Louisiana oil infrastructure. This is the central idea of a new study from Tulane University that set out to map the Louisiana coastline using new methods of measuring subsidence—the technical term for sinking land. The outcome of the measurements is an average 9 mm of wetlands lost to the sea every year. This compares to previous estimates of an annual subsidence rate...
  • Joy Reid Frets Scalise History on 'Race,' Guest Hopes He Stops 'Preying' on the Poor

    06/18/2017 6:56:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 17, 2017 | Brad Wilmouth
    As the Reverend William Barber appeared as a guest on Saturday's AM Joy on MSNBC to give his religion-based views on current events, host Joy Reid at one point seemed to worry about not being able to talk more about Republican Rep. Steve Scalise's conservative views and his history on "race," as she recalled the discredited story that the congressman spoke to a white nationalist event 15 years ago. The Reverend Barber declared that he hopes that Scalise stops being "homophobic," and that Republicans -- presumably including Scalise -- stop "preying" on "the poor and on minorities and the sick,"...
  • Confederate monuments: Take 'Em Down NOLA slams city for hiring firm group says spied on them

    06/17/2017 2:16:39 AM PDT · by blueplum · 12 replies
    NOLA Times Picayune ^ | 16 June 2017 9:04 PM | Willborn P. Nobles, III
    The group Take 'Em Down NOLA claims New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu paid a private security firm $750,000 to spy on the organization. Its members held a press conference in front of City Hall on Friday to address what the group calls the city's "unauthorized contract" with the Trident Response Group of Dallas... {snip} Suber said Take 'Em Down NOLA meetings are public, so the city "certainly could have sent spies" to these events as well to monitor their actions. He also questioned why the city would pay this group for surveillance work if the city claims to have resources available...
  • Steve Scalise's parish priest, in D.C. for summer, visits bedside: 'Pray for Steve's recovery'

    06/16/2017 2:38:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New Orleans Advocate ^ | June 15, 2017 | Martha Carr
    In addition to visits from the president and first lady, U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, has had his local parish priest praying by his bedside. Fr. Timothy Hedrick, parochial vicar at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Metairie, was in Washington taking a summer course at Catholic University when Scalise was shot by a lone gunman Wednesday during a baseball practice with other Republican congressmen. When news broke of the mass shooting, Hedrick rushed to MedStar Washington Hospital Center in northeast Washington to attend to Scalise and pray with his wife, Jennifer. Hedrick has also served as a...
  • Select Comfort Corp. To Establish Support Contact Center In Elmwood, Louisiana (225 jobs)

    06/15/2017 3:34:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Area Development ^ | June 15, 2017 | Staff
    Select Comfort Corp. will establish a technical support contact center near New Orleans, in the Elmwood business corridor of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. The company will lease more than 28,000 feet of commercial space in an existing building for its new center at 1333 South Clearview Parkway in Elmwood, Louisiana. The project will create 225 new direct jobs, according to Louisiana Economic Development. “Select Comfort is an impressive, fast-growing company that is the innovation leader in the mattress industry,” Governor John Bel Edwards said. “With our talented workforce and healthy business climate, Louisiana is a great fit for innovative consumer brands....
  • New Orleans July 4th boat parade canceled because of Trump's election, founder says

    06/15/2017 12:37:42 PM PDT · by Puppage · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/15/2017 | Puppage
    A popular annual July 4th parade of boats in New Orleans has been canceled this year -- and the founder of the parade is blaming the 2016 election.