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Louisiana’s Infamous Angola Prison Goes on Trial
In November 2012, Shannon Hurd, who was serving a life sentence for stealing $14, began losing weight and experiencing flu-like symptoms. His symptoms worsened, and he developed a pain in his side. But doctors at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, also known as “Angola,” repeatedly dismissed his medi
A Louisiana cry for life and call for death
I headed to my parked car about a block away across the street from the East Baton Rouge Courthouse. It was 8 o’clock in the evening, and as I approach my car, I could see numerous television lights and a large crowd on the front steps of the courthouse.
How to watch, listen to Louisiana Tech's game with UTEP
Louisiana Tech (4-2, 2-1) will host UTEP (0-6, 0-3) on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston.
Who is Jose Melchor Martinez? ICE's "most wanted" captured in Louisiana
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has said its Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) team managed to arrest one of its "Most Wanted" fugitives, a convicted child sex offender, on Wednesday during a targeted operation in Central Louisiana.
Hart-Atwater: The Louisiana Connection
This time, though, things did not go as planned.The Hart dreadnought sank in a sea of scandal in 1987. There had long been rumors that Hart had zipper issues and a troubled marriage. Hart’s close friendship with legendary Hollywood hound Warren Beatty helped fuel the gossip.
Louisiana HS Team Pays Tribute to 'The Waterboy' With Mud Dogs Uniforms
Who's ready for some high quality H20? University High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana certainly is.
Constance Robertson Louisiana substitute teacher video leads to arrest
Constance Robertson, 25, ofWashington, with thePort Barre Highwascharged with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile.
ICE's most wanted fugitive captured in Louisiana
Jose Melchor Martinez, 48, was arrested in his Church Point home by an Enforcement and Removal Operations team, which is a component of ICE. He is one of ICE's most wanted fugitives, according to the release.
Brandon Lavergne, attempted escape from Louisiana Penitentiary at Angola, caught
Brandon Scott Lavergne, who was charged with the death of Mickey Shunick in 2012, attempted to escape this week from Louisiana Penitentiary at Angola.According to Communications Director for the Department of Corrections Ken Pastorick, he said Lavergne tried to escape around 4:30 a.m. Monday."He did
A Rundown of Louisiana's Congressional Races
District 1 Candidates– Lee Ann Dugas (D) of Kenner: Dugas made an appearance at a women’s forum at Tulane in recent weeks. She champions women’s rights and Kennedy-era liberalism.– Jim Francis (D) of Covington: Francis has raised $36,887 in campaign funds and has spent $17,820, as of June 2018. Last
Mississippians head to Louisiana to play Mega Millions
DELTA, La. (WJTV)-- The $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot sent Mississippians to Louisiana Friday to get their tickets.The Chevron in Delta, Louisiana was packed all day.WJTV 12's Jade Bulecza was there as the lottery winning hopefuls stood in line, hoping to choose those winning numbers.The winning
50-state walk leads adventurer to Louisiana
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Gilbert Hernandez's favorite mode of transportation is walking.The 23-year-old Texan likes it so much that he plans to walk across all 50 states and has already trekked five."I chose Louisiana because it's a medium-size state and I wanted to see how well I would do with weeks o
'Cruel and Unusual Punishment': The Questionable State of Medical Care at Louisiana State Penitentiary
The entrance to the Louisiana State Penitentiary.(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)Repeatedly refusing medical attention to someone in the grips of a stroke, preventing a patient with cancer from seeing an oncologist for four years, keeping a blind man from obtaining a cane for nearly two decades—these are
Slidell Mother Begins Reign as 2019 Mrs. Louisiana Universal
Slidell mother Clairica Lange is the 2019 Mrs. Louisiana Universal.“I’m extremely excited to be appointed the title of Mrs. Louisiana Universal 2019. During this full year as Mrs. Louisiana Universal, I plan to expand community service opportunities, along with promoting health and fitness.”
ICE's Most Wanted Fugitive, Convicted Child Sex Offender, Captured in Louisiana
The most wanted fugitive, as listed by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE), was captured on Oct. 17 in Louisiana.
Louisiana police department to stop hosting prayer vigils
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Prayer vigils will no longer be hosted or promoted by police in Shreveport, Louisiana.That's according to City Attorney William Bradford, in response to a letter from a national nonprofit that advocates for the separation of church and state.
Louisiana Voters Could Undo Jim Crow-Era Jury Law
Just two states allow non-unanimous jury verdicts: Louisiana and OregonBallot initiative in Louisiana could leave Oregon as lone holdoutLouisiana voters next month can do at the ballot box what lawyers couldn’t at the U.S. Supreme Court: overturn a Jim Crow-era law that allows non-unanimous jury ver
Secretary of State addresses Louisiana mid-term elections
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - National Voter Registration Day broke records this year, with more than 800,000 people registering to vote.With elections around the corner, the Louisiana Secretary of State's Office has been extremely busy."Working with the Department of Homeland Security, with the Nationa
Louisiana jobless rate and payrolls level in September
The number of people who reported having a job fell at the same rate as the labor force, with unemployed Louisianans level at 106,000 from August to September.
Deadly motorcycle crash shuts down Louisiana at I-40 overpass
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - APD is investigating a deadly vehicle vs. motorcycle crash that shut down Louisiana at the I-40 overpass in both directions overnight.The area is now back open.The crash happened around midnight.Police say the motorcyclist died on scene.Details are limited at this time.KRQ