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  • SC high school closes after flags burned outside

    September 9, 2013 1:19 PM

    MURRELLS INLET, S.C. - A South Carolina high school has been evacuated for the day after someone burned several American flags outside the front entrance before classes started. Officials at St. James High School in Murrells Inlet found the burned flags around 6:20 a.m. Monday and called Horry County Police.... more »
  • Flags at half-staff for passing of Lindy Boggs

    July 29, 2013 11:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal ordered flags at state buildings to be flown at half-staff in honor of Lindy Boggs, who died this weekend. She was 97. Boggs, who was born in Pointe Coupee Parish, was the first woman from Louisiana elected to the U. S. House of... more »
  • Flags flown at half staff for firefighters

    July 1, 2013 3:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People in Louisiana are taking time to remeber the 19 firefighters who lost their lives battling a wildfire in Arizona. Flags at the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office as well as the Department of Agriculture and Forestry are being flown half staff today in honor... more »
  • Community turns out to honor fallen soldier Play Video

    June 4, 2013 2:55 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - People crowded a National Guard facility and lined highways from there to Livingston Parish today to pay their respects to a fallen soldier from Tickfaw. A chartered flight delivered the body of Spc. Chris Drake to the Louisiana Army National Guard's Aviation Facility, where it was... more »
  • Flags at La. buildings lowered to half-staff

    April 16, 2013 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has ordered that state flags at government buildings in Louisiana be flown at half-staff until sunset Saturday. The executive order issued Tuesday is an expression of respect for victims of Monday's explosions at the Boston Marathon. Similar gestures are being made by local governments.... more »
  • ALCU sues to block Super Bowl "clean zone" in N.O.

    January 24, 2013 3:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana is suing to block the city of New Orleans from maintaining a so-called "clean zone" where the use of banners, signs and flags will be restricted during Super Bowl festivities. The ACLU filed a federal lawsuit Thursday on behalf of... more »
  • President orders flags flown at half-staff

    July 20, 2012 3:56 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is ordering the American flag lowered to half-staff as a mark of respect for the victims of the shootings in Aurora, Colo. The president's order extends to the White House, all public buildings and grounds, all U.S. military posts and U.S. diplomatic offices abroad. The... more »
  • Pineville man pleads guilty to burning US flags

    March 6, 2012 6:59 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - A 26-year-old Pineville man has pleaded guilty to three counts of simple arson for burning U.S. flags last year in Alexandria. The defendant, Ahmed Cathy Khaled, told the judge that he shouldn't have listened to the voices in his head brought on by not taking medication for schizophrenia.... more »
  • Another proposal for former Six Flags site

    March 2, 2012 7:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A development company says a major outdoor sporting goods retailer is interested in anchoring an outlet mall that could be built at the site of the defunct Six Flags amusement park in New Orleans. DAG Development chief executive David Garcia told CityBusiness of New Orleans that the... more »
  • New Jersey Governor honors Whitney Houston

    February 14, 2012 4:36 PM

    TRENTON - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie orders flags flown at half-staff at state government buildings Saturday in memory of Whitney Houston. Christie said Houston was a cultural icon who belongs in the same category in New Jersey music history as Frank Sinatra, Count Basie and Bruce Springsteen. ... more »
  • Gov. orders flags to half-staff for archbishop

    October 4, 2011 1:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has ordered flags at state buildings to be flown at half-staff Thursday, the day of the funeral of Archbishop Philip Hannan. Hannan died last week at age 98 and will be buried in religious ceremonies at St. Louis Cathedral on Thursday. Jindal... more »
  • Jindal orders flags at half-staff

    August 8, 2011 5:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has ordered the flags on all state buildings to be flown at half-staff through sunset Friday in remembrance of two Louisiana Navy Seals killed in Afghanistan over the weekend. Lt. Com. Jonas Kelsall and Chief Petty Officer Robert James Reeves, both of Shreveport,... more »
  • Flags offered by Gonzales firefighters

    June 14, 2011 4:58 PM

    GONZALES, La.- Nearly two dozen people in Gonzales woke up to the stars and stripes flying in their front yards. A group of Gonzales firefighters put up the American flags in honor of Flag Day. Nathan Joos, a Gonzales firefighter, came up with the idea to start an American... more »
  • Gov. Jindal orders flags flown at half-staff

    June 9, 2011 2:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal has issued an Executive Order calling for the flags at all state buildings to be flown at half-staff in honor of the Louisiana Department of Insurance Fraud Section Investigators, who tragically lost their lives in the line of duty. Kimberly McElveen Sledge and... more »

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