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  • Mandela tributes before each Club World Cup match

    December 10, 2013 9:00 AM

    ZURICH- Fans will be asked to applaud Nelson Mandela before kickoff at all eight Club World Cup matches in Morocco this month. FIFA says spectators will be asked "to stand together in unity to applaud and re-transmit Mandela's message of hope and love across the world." What FIFA is calling... more »
  • South Africans pay tribute to Mandela

    December 6, 2013 5:27 AM

    JOHANNESBURG- People across South Africa are commemorating Nelson Mandela with song, tears and prayers as the government prepares funeral ceremonies that will draw leaders and other dignitaries from around the globe. In a church service Friday, retired archbishop Desmond Tutu said the anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa's first black... more »
  • South Africa: Mandela in good spirits in hospital

    December 26, 2012 7:01 AM

    JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's presidency says former leader Nelson Mandela, who has been in a hospital since Dec. 8, is looking better and in good spirits. Presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said Wednesday that 94-year-old Mandela's condition "remains as it was yesterday." President Jacob Zuma had joined Mandela's wife,... more »
  • Former New Roads Mayor gets 11 years in prison

    January 17, 2012 7:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE-- Fomer New Roads Mayor Tommy Nelson will spend eleven years in a federal prison for racketeering and fraud. Judge Brian Jackson sentenced Nelson Tuesday afternoon, telling Nelson, "This kind of conduct is intolerable. The people of New Roads trusted you. You took an other that you would put... more »
  • 4 arrested in NO shooting prompting school lockdown

    January 12, 2012 7:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police have arrested four suspects in a shooting incident that led to the three-hour lockdown of Medard H. Nelson Elementary School. A police spokesperson says the last suspect, 21-year-old Ronald Decou, was arrested Wednesday evening. He was booked on two counts of... more »
  • New Roads Mayor in federal court

    November 3, 2010 4:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - New Roads Mayor Tommy Nelson was in federal court today for a motions hearing in his upcoming racketeering trial, part of a larger federal corruption investigation. Officials at the U. S. Attorney's Office in Baton Rouge said the motions Nelson filed were all denied, including a... more »
  • New Roads residents ready for change

    November 3, 2010 2:13 PM

    NEW ROADS - People in New Roads said today they're ready to see a change after voting out Mayor Tommy Nelson in last night's general election. Local businessman Robert Myer defeated Nelson with 53-percent of the vote. Today Myer told News 2 that he hopes to improve education in... more »
  • People qualify last minute for New Roads mayor

    July 9, 2010 10:09 PM

    New Roads Mayor Tommy Nelson had no opposition in his re-election bid until today. Five candidates jumped on board. Two of them have lived together for more than 40 years. "Well, we do things together, why not? She's a republican, and I'm a democrat, so we always tied up,"... more »

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