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  • Girl challenges ban from Ohio school football team

    August 15, 2013 10:33 AM

    BALTIMORE, Ohio - An Ohio school district's refusal to let a seventh-grader play football has prompted requests that the board change its policies on female athletes. Makhaela Jenkins has played youth football around Baltimore, southeast of Columbus. But she isn't allowed on the active roster for her school team, because... more »
  • Female Israeli soldiers punished for racy photos

    June 2, 2013 12:20 PM

    JERUSALEM - The Israeli military says it has disciplined a group of female soldiers who posed for photos in underwear and combat gear and posted the images on Facebook. In a statement, the military said Sunday that the photos were unbecoming of Israeli soldiers. "The commanding officers disciplined the soldiers... more »
  • Deputies find woman in submerged car

    December 10, 2012 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies retrieved a woman's body from a vehicle which drove off into a canal near the Mall of Louisiana this afternoon. The sheriff's office released that information shortly before 6 p.m., four-and-a-half hours after the car reportedly drove off a frontage road and into the canal.... more »
  • LSU Police: Photo-taking man harassed student

    August 22, 2012 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police said they were investigating a report of a man on campus harassing a female student and taking pictures of her. Spokesperson Ernie Ballard said a student reported around 10:05 a.m. today she was approached by a man who claimed to be an art student... more »
  • Augusta National adds first 2 female members

    August 20, 2012 10:47 AM

    NEW YORK - For the first time in its 80-year history, Augusta National Golf Club has female members. The home of the Masters has invited former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina financier Darla Moore to become the first women in green jackets when the club opens for... more »
  • First NFL female official not intimidated

    August 7, 2012 3:02 PM

    SAN DIEGO - The NFL's first female official is excited, a bit nervous and not at all intimidated by the challenge of working a pro game. Shannon Eastin makes her NFL debut on Thursday night as the line judge when the Green Bay Packers play at San Diego in... more »
  • La. National Guard promotes woman to general

    July 27, 2012 10:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana National Guard has its first female general. The Times-Picayune reports that Col. Joanne Sheridan is being promoted to brigadier general Friday, in a ceremony at Jackson Barracks. Sheridan, an assistant adjutant general for the Army, will have the star attached to her uniform during a... more »
  • Bill to make female genital mutilation a crime

    May 14, 2012 3:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Female genital mutilation will be an outlawed crime in Louisiana. A bill by Rep. Nancy Landry, R-Lafayette, was sent to the governor's desk today with a 92-0 vote from the House. Landry said the practice is banned by 18 states and the federal government. ... more »
  • Body of unidentified female found near Covington

    May 7, 2012 6:34 AM

    COVINGTON - St. Tammany Parish authorities are working to identify a woman's body found along Interstate 12. The body was discovered Sunday afternoon near Covington. The identity of the body is unknown, but officials with the St. Tammany coroner's office said the body is that of a female.... more »
  • "Female Athlete Body Project"

    April 23, 2012 11:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Pennington Biomedical Research Center was awarded a five-year, $2.3 million grant by the National Institutes of Health to improve the health and well-being of female collegiate athletes. The study is called "Female Athlete Body Project: A Randomized Controlled Trial." LSU Athletics, American University in Washington,... more »
  • Navy prepares submarines for 1st female officers

    July 24, 2011 11:59 AM

    HARTFORD, Conn.- The first female Navy officers selected for duty on submarines are on track to join their boats beginning later this year. The Navy says it is not treating them any differently from men receiving the same training, but officials have been working to prepare the submarine crews... more »
  • LSU recruit, other student arrested in sexual battery

    January 12, 2011 3:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Two Redemptorist High School students, including a potential LSU football recruit, were arrested today after police said they pressured a younger girl to give them oral sex at the school. Sgt. Don Kelly with Baton Rouge Police said 18-year-old Jeremy Hill and 18-year-old Avery Tate II were... more »
  • Man sentenced to 25 years in juvenile rape case

    November 8, 2010 3:17 PM

    LIVINGSTON – A man accused of raping a young relative in Livingston Parish pleaded guilty today to lesser charges. Anthony Lacassin pleaded guilty to charges of indecent behavior with a juvenile under the age of 13; he had originally been arrested in 2007 in suspicion of aggravated rape. Lacassin was... more »
  • Catahoula Parish officials find human remains

    October 12, 2010 5:48 AM

    The Catahoula Parish Sheriff's Office is working to identify the remains of a young female found north of Harrisonburg. Deputies say two Baton Rouge hunters discovered a skull Friday evening. Forensic pathologists from Louisiana State University confirmed that it was human and likely from a young girl between the ages... more »
  • Two accused of sex acts with 13-year-old

    October 11, 2010 2:05 PM

    Two 18-year-old men were arrested this weekend by St. Mary Parish Sheriff's deputies in suspicion of performing sex acts on a 13-year-old girl. Ethan J. Falls and Joshua C. Driskill were questioned Friday about an incident reported on September 23. Falls was arrested at 10:22 a.m. and Driskill was... more »

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