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  • Civil rights group's lawsuit targets bail bond companies

    June 19, 2017 6:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A civil rights group has filed a federal lawsuit against a New Orleans bail bond company and related businesses, alleging they violated federal lending and racketeering laws by charging hidden and illegal fees. The Southern Poverty Law Center's lawsuit also claims the defendants resorted to... more »
  • Muslim group urges district attorney to cancel training

    March 5, 2017 12:17 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - A Muslim civil rights group is urging a Louisiana district attorney to cancel a training seminar on investigating "jihadi operations" in the U.S., calling it biased and a misuse of taxpayer money. Rapides Parish District Attorney Phillip Terrell's office said in a statement Thursday that it was "surprised... more »
  • Editor who pushed for justice in civil rights killings dies

    February 27, 2017 9:46 PM

    GULF BREEZE, Fla. - Mississippi editor Stanley Dearman, who pushed for justice in the murders of three civil rights workers, died on Saturday in Florida. The death of the 84-year-old was announced by the newspaper in Philadelphia, Mississippi, that he once published. Dearman wrote articles and editorials in The Neshoba... more »
  • Jury awards $15M to survivor of deadly crash

    January 21, 2017 3:04 PM

    ATLANTA - Nearly two years after a Louisiana truck driver caused a seven-car crash killing five Georgia Southern University nursing students, a jury has awarded a survivor $15 million in a civil suit. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports jurors deliberated for about four hours Friday before deciding on the amount that... more »
  • Civil service commissioner says state worker are "taken for granted" Play Video

    October 5, 2015 7:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Civil Service Commissioner Pete Fremin said he's "very disappointed" that more than 35,000 rank-and-file state workers didn't get their yearly pay raise. "This is the fourth or fifth year it's happened," said Fremin. Every year Louisiana workers get graded on how hard they work. If they... more »
  • St. George Fire Department to hire more firefighters Play Video

    May 7, 2015 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - St. George Fire Department Chief Jerry Tarleton said his department is battling a different kind of fire right now: a worrying shortage of recruits. Tarleton said right now the department is down 23 firefighters, which is impacting their ability to bring all their equipment to bear... more »
  • Civil lawsuit set to be filed over Michael Brown's death

    April 23, 2015 7:48 AM

    ST. LOUIS- Lawyers for the parents of an unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb say they will file a civil lawsuit Thursday against the city of Ferguson. Attorneys for Michael Brown's family announced in a statement Wednesday night their... more »
  • Civil suit filed against former BRPD officers

    January 27, 2015 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An attorney filed a civil lawsuit Tuesday against three former Baton Rouge Police officers accused of sexually abusing a woman while on duty. Emerson Jackson, Travis Wheeler, and Isaac Bolden were named in the suit. They were indicted by a grand jury in November on charges... more »

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