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  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: White Castle plans to follow judge's order regarding records requests Play Video

    April 6, 2016 12:17 AM

    WHITE CASTLE - White Castle town officials agreed to adhere to orders from a district judge to better handle public records requests in the future after two citizens filed a lawsuit against the town in late 2015. The council, mayor, town clerk and town attorney spent more than two hours... more »
  • Pope requests to see Statue of Liberty

    September 26, 2015 12:46 PM

    NEW YORK - Cardinal Timothy Dolan says Pope Francis asked to circle the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on his way out of Manhattan, becoming visibly moved as the helicopter carried him over the sights that greeted millions of immigrants to America. Dolan had joined the pontiff for his... more »
  • Louisiana's disaster declaration approved

    July 14, 2015 8:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The federal government has approved Louisiana's request for a disaster declaration for the Red River flooding that caused damage across a half-dozen parishes in the last month. Mike Steele of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness says the Obama Administration approved the declaration Monday for... more »
  • Man accused in death, dismemberment, wants new lawyer

    June 7, 2015 7:10 PM

    GRETNA, La.- The man accused of killing and dismembering a Bourbon Street stripper is making a last-minute request for a new public defender. The New Orleans Advocate reports that Terry Speaks' request came in a two-page letter to Judge Stephen Grefer, who has scheduled his trial June 15. Speaks is... more »
  • NFL rejects Collins' supplemental draft request

    April 30, 2015 5:30 PM

    CHICAGO - The NFL rejected a request Thursday from LSU football star La'el Collins to be placed in a supplemental draft while police try to question him about a woman's murder in Baton Rouge. Collins' representatives made the request so they could have time to clear up the connection... more »
  • Judge: Zimmerman jury can't consider 3rd-degree murder

    July 11, 2013 12:19 PM

    SANFORD, Fla. - A Florida judge has denied a prosecution request to include third-degree murder as a lesser charge in George Zimmerman's second-degree murder charge. Judge Debra Nelson ruled Wednesday, saying it was best to exercise caution. Defense attorney Don West had objected strongly to the third-degree murder proposal since... more »
  • Judge denies request for Zimmerman acquittal

    July 5, 2013 4:07 PM

    SANFORD, Fla. - A Florida judge has denied a request from George Zimmerman's defense attorney to acquit the neighborhood watch volunteer of second-degree murder for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin. Defense attorney Mark O'Mara argued for acquittal Friday after prosecutors rested their case. O'Mara said prosecutors hadn't proved their case. He... more »
  • Putin says no to US request to extradite Snowden

    June 25, 2013 11:52 AM

    NAANTALI, Finland - Russian President Vladimir Putin says that National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden is in the transit zone of a Moscow airport and will not be extradited to the United States. Putin said that Snowden hasn't crossed the Russian border and is free to go anywhere. Speaking on... more »
  • LSU rebuffs public records request from newspaper

    February 14, 2013 8:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU will continue to keep secret the names and qualifications of candidates in the running to become the university's next president after rejecting a public records request from The Advocate. The Advocate formally requested access last week to the applications, background materials and other information related to... more »
  • Fla. judge: No trial delay in Trayvon Martin case

    February 5, 2013 9:04 AM

    SANFORD, Fla.- A judge in the case of a former neighborhood watch leader accused of shooting Florida teenager Trayvon Martin has denied a defense request to delay the trial. George Zimmerman's attorneys presented a motion Tuesday asking Judge Debra Nelson to push the trial from mid-June back to November. They... more »

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