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  • Southern's Broussard not to return as athletic director Play Video

    August 3, 2015 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Southern University announced Monday that Dr. William Broussard will not return as director of athletics. In March, Southern University temporarily reassigned Broussard to the Southern System Presidents office as assistant to the president for institutional advancement. Monday’s announcement makes that assignment permanent. In the official... more »
  • Belton named new Southern U president/chancellor check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 12, 2015 2:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern University System Board of Supervisors has selected Dr. Ray Belton as president and chancellor of the Southern University System in a 13-1 vote Friday. Belton is a graduate of Southern University at Baton Rouge and Shreveport and has led the Shreveport campus since 2000.... more »
  • Southern University ALIED conference check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 2, 2015 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Southern University College of Business will be hosting its 2nd annual "Advancing Leadership in Economic Development" (ALIED) conference to give people a chance to learn from leaders who excel in the business field. The conference will feature local and national business leaders who will be giving... more »
  • Former Southern chancellor, system president dies at 78

    June 1, 2015 11:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern University System family is mourning Monday as former SU System President Dolores Margaret Richard Spikes has passed away at age 78. "We are profoundly saddened by the news of President Emeritus Dolores Spikes' death. She was a devout daughter of Southern University who became... more »
  • SU announces three finalists for chancellor-president post

    May 28, 2015 11:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The search committee overseeing the process of selecting the new chancellor-president of both Southern University in Baton Rouge and the Southern University System announced finalists for the combined position Thursday evening. System President Ronald Mason's contract expires June 30, and the Baton Rouge campus has been... more »
  • Texas Southern routs Southern in SWAC baseball tourney final

    May 17, 2015 11:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Texas Southern University won its first Southwestern Athletic Conference baseball title since 2008 with a 10-0 win over Southern University Sunday afternoon at Wesley Barrow Stadium in New Orleans. The Tigers (31-17) have now won three titles in the program's history. Southern concluded its season at 20-23... more »
  • 665 graduate from Southern University

    May 8, 2015 5:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than 600 students in Southern University's Class of 2015 crossed the stage at the Bluffs to accept their diplomas Friday. Senator Sharon Weston Broome, commencement speaker and president pro tempore of the state Senate, told the graduates to "leave your mark of significance... and make... more »
  • Soldier surprises wife at graduation check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 7, 2015 11:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A soldier home early from his tour in Kuwait surprised his wife at Southern University Thursday. Glendon Sanders, a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army, has spent the last seven months in the Middle East. His wife, Zachyle, was getting ready for Southern's graduation and was... more »
  • Southern University at the Capitol check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 22, 2015 7:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Today at the Capitol talks will continue about the budget and potential cuts to higher education. Lawmakers will talk about allowing state colleges and universities to set their own tuition, and possibly changing the eligibility requirements for TOPS scholarships. All of these proposals have the same goal in... more »
  • Southern runs SWAC win streak to 8 with doubleheader win over UAPB

    April 19, 2015 6:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern University baseball team won on a walk-off in game 1 against Arkansas Pine-Bluff, then used an offensive onslaught in game 2 to take a doubleheader win over the Golden Lions. Southern scored on a walk-off hit by Marcus Tomlin in the 9th inning of... more »
  • 12 charged or arrested in Southern brawl video check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 17, 2015 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities said Friday that investigators at Southern University have charged or arrested a dozen people in connection with a viral video which appeared to show a large brawl and gunfire on the Baton Rouge university's campus. Spokesperson Ed Pratt said SUPD have identified 11 students and... more »
  • SU identifying people in controversial viral video

    April 2, 2015 10:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University said administrators were able to identify some of the people in a viral video that appeared to show a large brawl and gunfire on campus. The video, first reported by WBRZ and WBRZ.com Wednesday, shows a group of people fighting and then someone fire... more »
  • SUPD investigating after shots fired on campus check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 1, 2015 6:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern University Police Department is investigating a video that caused a frenzy on social media. The video shows several groups of people engaging in what looks like separate brawls and one man holding up what appears to be a gun and firing several shots into... more »
  • Southern sweeps baseball doubleheader over Grambling State

    March 28, 2015 6:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Celebrating the history of the Negro Leagues with throwback jerseys, the Southern University baseball team also celebrated a big day at the plate, sweeping Grambling State in a pair of Saturday games. The Jaguars began the day with a 10-1 victory over the Tigers, pouring on... more »
  • Banks: 'None of us' know why board removed Southern AD

    March 27, 2015 2:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University's newly-named interim athletic director said Friday none of the coaching staff knew why the school's board removed Dr. William Broussard from his position this week. Interim AD Roman Banks spoke with the media after the Board of Supervisors voted earlier Friday to move the... more »
  • Southern board officially names Banks interim AD

    March 27, 2015 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern University Board of Supervisors officially approved moving Jaguars basketball coach Roman Banks to interim athletic director Friday morning. The vote came after existing AD Dr. William Broussard announced Thursday he had been temporarily reassigned out of his position and into the Southern System President's... more »
  • Southern University athletic director reassigned check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 26, 2015 2:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. William Broussard, Southern University's athletic director, announced Thursday that he has been temporarily reassigned from his current position to the Southern System Presidents office. According to university spokesperson Edward Pratt, current men's basketball head coach Roman Banks will take over as acting athletic director. Banks... more »
  • Southern baseball drops 2 to Texas Southern

    March 20, 2015 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern University baseball team struck first, but could not win either game of a doubleheader as SWAC rival Texas Southern took two from the Jags on Friday. Texas Southern rallied from a 2-0 deficit in game 1 to win 7-3, while the Tigers only allowed... more »
  • #1 LSU baseball survives scare against Southern, wins 4-2 in extras

    March 17, 2015 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern University baseball team held a 2-1 lead in the 9th inning against the number one team in the country, but the LSU Tigers scored one in the 9th and two in the 10th to secure a 4-2 victory over the Jaguars. The Lee Hines... more »
  • Southern continues search for new leader

    March 14, 2015 11:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University has revived its stalled search for a new leader. Sources say officials expressed optimism at the new search committee's first meeting: They will find the right leader, despite the financial struggles the historically black university system has faced in recent years. They are looking for... more »
  • Quit smoking campaign for African American men launches Saturday check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 13, 2015 8:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern AgCenter is kicking-off a statewide quit-smoking campaign aimed at saving lives. Smoking kills more African Americans every year than car crashes, HIV/AIDS, murder, alcohol and drugs combined. Most of those deaths are attributed to heart disease, cancer and stroke. Even though people can die... more »
  • Family researchers explore link between jail, obesity check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 27, 2015 6:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Researchers at Southern University painted a grim picture of what black children face growing up in Louisiana at a family summit Friday. The researchers told people at The State of Families of Color in Louisiana that black children are more likely to die before adulthood than... more »
  • SU students arrested for trespassing

    February 23, 2015 5:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than a dozen Southern University students were arrested for trespassing by Baton Rouge City Police Monday morning. Police were called to the DeVille Apartments at 1325 North St. at 2 a.m. Multiple units responded and among them were police K-9. When police arrived, several people... more »
  • Wright calls newsman a 'jack-axx' during SU speech check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 19, 2015 6:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- In a speech given at Southern University on Thursday, controversial pastor Jeremiah Wright lashed out against a newspaper columnist who called him racist. Wright called New Orleans writer Quin Hillyer a "jack-aXX". Hillyer responded on twitter saying, "if he thinks I'm a jack-aXX, I must be a saint."... more »
  • Rev. Jeremiah Wright speaking at Southern this morning

    February 19, 2015 6:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A nationally-known preacher is scheduled to speak at Southern University Thursday morning. Rev. Jeremiah Wright will be on the Bluff today. He sparked controversy during the 2008 presidential election, when he served as the pastor for then-candidate Barack Obama. Rev. Wright garnered unwanted attention following comments... more »
  • Taxpayers off the hook for Rev. Jeremiah Wright speech

    February 2, 2015 7:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Taxpayer money will not be used to pay for Rev. Jeremiah Wright's speaking fee at Southern University later this month. Wright is best known for controversial statements he made from the pulpit of his Chicago church, a congregation whose members once included President Barack Obama. Wright will... more »
  • Southern U board considers leadership changes

    January 10, 2015 12:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The Southern University System board is now considering to merge its system president and its Baton Rouge chancellor positions. Southern leaders had started the search for a new president last year and then broke off that search before the New Year. They board decided to wait... more »
  • Man accused of rape in SU law library

    January 9, 2015 3:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University Police accused a 32-year-old Georgia man of raping a woman in the school's law library last semester. SUPD said Shaboyd Cannon of Gray, Ga. surrendered Friday to an arrest warrant for forcible rape. Investigators said on Aug. 20 Cannon forced himself on a... more »
  • SU students sue apartments over racist attack check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 8, 2015 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two students from Southern University filed a lawsuit Thursday claiming the managers of an apartment complex near LSU attacked them and called them racial slurs after the students tried to lease an apartment there. Jasmine Edwards and Demonya Williams named Courtyard Orleans Apartments, apartment manager Kortney... more »
  • Perseverant brothers among Fall Southern graduates check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 12, 2014 5:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today marked a batch of important life moments as Southern University in Baton Rouge graduated a total of 465 students today and two close brothers were among that number with a trail of tribulations left conquered in their wake. Beyond being a big day for the... more »
  • Man convicted of killing 2 Southern students

    December 12, 2014 10:11 AM

    GRETNA - A 22-year-old Harvey man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the deaths of two teens last year, during what authorities believe was a drug deal gone bad. Irvin Harris faces mandatory life in prison for his role in the Aug. 13, 2013, deaths of cousins Nikiayh Westerfield... more »
  • Jaguars win a classic thriller 52-45, returns to SWAC championship

    November 29, 2014 5:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A thrilling finish to a high scoring 41st Bayou Classic, which saw Grambling miss a game tying touchdown by inches in the final seconds. With less than 20 seconds left and the Tigers facing a 4th and 8 from the Jaguar 9 yard line, QB Johnathan... more »
  • Southern University System suspends leader search

    November 28, 2014 1:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The board supervising the Southern University System is suspending its search for a new president until January. On Friday, the board - meeting in New Orleans - voted 10-4 to suspend the search amid concerns over the short timeline for finding a new leader. The search will... more »
  • SU Board elects new officers for 2015

    November 28, 2014 10:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Southern University Board of Supervisors Friday elected Leon R. Tarver II as chairman and Calvin W. Braxton Sr. as vice chairmen for 2015 during its regular meeting held in New Orleans. Tarver, a Shreveport native and resident of Baton Rouge, is SU System president emeritus... more »
  • Southern students hold Ferguson march

    November 26, 2014 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University held a protest march Wednesday in protest of the failure to indict the Ferguson Police officer for shooting and killing an unarmed black teen in Missouri. The marchers took to the street around 11 a.m., beginning in the courtyard of the Smith-Brown Memorial Union... more »
  • Spending plans approved for college incentive fund

    November 14, 2014 3:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Money from a $40 million higher education incentive fund should begin flowing within weeks now that the Board of Regents has signed off on spending plans submitted by colleges. Approval from the Regents' executive committee Friday was the final step before the colleges could receive the money.... more »
  • SU band to perform in 2015 Battle of the Bands

    October 30, 2014 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University officials announced Thursday that the "Human Jukebox" will march in the 13th annual Honda Battle of the Bands in Atlanta, Ga. next year. Officials said the Jan. 24 event will feature the first-ever Power of Dreams Award. Southern will be able to recognize an... more »
  • ULL, LSU, Southern players earn LSWA honors

    October 28, 2014 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two offensive explosions and a stellar defensive effort earned football players from Louisiana-Lafayette, LSU and Southern University this week's Louisiana College Player of the Week honors as given by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association on Monday. Elijah McGuire helped the Cajuns to a 55-40 win over Arkansas... more »
  • SUBR evening classes in session despite weather

    October 13, 2014 5:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Evening classes are still scheduled at Southern University's campus despite severe thunderstorm warnings in East Baton Rouge and West Rouge parishes. According to a statement from Acting Chancellor Flandus McClinton, evening classes will be in session as regularly scheduled, but McClinton advised this could change. ... more »
  • Southern rallies, stuns Alabama A&M 35-34

    October 11, 2014 5:26 PM

    HUNTSVILLE, AL - Malcom Crockett scored a 1 yard touchdown with 51 seconds remaining in the game as Southern rallied from a 20 point deficit to stun Alabama A&M 35-34 Saturday afternoon. The Jaguars fell behind the Bulldogs 34-14, then rallied with 21 unanswered points to finish the game.... more »
  • Legendary Coach Roger Cador discusses autobiography check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 23, 2014 8:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Longtime Southern University Baseball Coach Roger Cador is entering his 30th year with the team. He's a winner, a history-maker, a baseball visionary on the diamond and he's done it Against All Odds . That's the title of Cador's autobiography. You can get it now on... more »
  • Former SU administrator dies at 97

    September 22, 2014 3:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A dedicated Southern University administrator and staunch supporter of the Baton Rouge university Dr. Elton C. Harrison died over the weekend at the age of 97. Harrison graduated from Southern in 1938 with a technology degree, but later returned to the university where he served as... more »
  • Southern runs wild, Jaguars breeze by Central Methodist 52-14

    September 6, 2014 7:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University ran for almost 400 yards on the ground, and the Jags beat up on NAIA opponent Central Methodist 52-14. A week after getting benched in the first quarter, quarterback Deonte Shorts earned another start and this time produced a much better result, completing 10... more »
  • Southern doesn't take long to make QB switch check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 31, 2014 11:24 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Dawson Odums began with Deonte Shorts at quarterback for his Southern University football team at Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday, but quickly moved to freshman Austin Howard. It remains to be seen whether Odums will continue with Howard as the starter on September 6 against Central Methodist, but Odums... more »
  • Southern University president won't get contract extension

    August 23, 2014 1:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University's board of supervisors voted today against extending the contract of Ronald Mason, SU system president. Southern officials say they came to a decision at saturday's board meeting. Mason tells WBRZ, "The board leadership wanted to go in a different direct. I wish Southern... more »
  • Giants top Bills in NFL preseason opener

    August 3, 2014 11:31 PM

    CANTON, OH - Aeneas Williams and his fellow Hall of Fame inductees enjoyed one more moment in the spotlight, as the former Southern Jaguar standout attended the NFL's annual preseason kickoff game won by the New York Giants on Sunday night. The Giants topped the Buffalo Bills 17-13 as... more »
  • Former Jaguar Aeneas Williams Joins NFL Hall of Fame

    August 2, 2014 8:45 PM

    CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Former Southern University defensive back Aeneas Williams has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Williams was an eight-time Pro Bowl selection, who split 14 NFL seasons between the Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams. He retired after the 2004 season and was selected... more »
  • Jindal orders state help to fix road through SU

    July 19, 2014 2:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has ordered the state transportation department to help fix a main road through the Southern University campus in Baton Rouge. The road has been unusable for nearly a month. E.C. Harrison Road gave way when an aging culvert crumbled. University officials sought state aid... more »
  • Governor demands repairs on collapsed road at SU

    July 16, 2014 8:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency repairs are expected to begin this weekend on a collapsed stretch road near the heart of Southern University's campus. Gov. Bobby Jindal ordered the repairs since the school was in limbo, trying to secure funding for emergency repairs after the washout a few weeks ago.... more »
  • Board appoints McClinton as acting SUBR chancellor

    June 30, 2014 4:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern University System Board of Supervisors appointed Flandus McClinton Jr. as acting chancellor for Southern University in Baton Rouge Monday. McClinton replaces James Llorens, whose contract ends today. He will lead the main campus until a permanent chancellor is hired. McClinton, a CPA, will... more »
  • Southern football stadium, other facilities not meeting federal guidelines check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 25, 2014 9:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University leaders are set to decide on upgrades at facilities that will get the school in line with federal guidelines, which it is not meeting currently. Buildings are in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and must make changes. Southern admits its football stadium,... more »
  • Police: Deadly shooting near Southern University, gunman unknown

    June 22, 2014 10:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say a man was killed Saturday night after being shot in the face. Jonathan Carter, 34, was taken to the hospital where he later died. Investigators say it happened at around 9pm near Merganzer Avenue and Ave A, which is about 2... more »
  • SU considering bridge for damaged road

    June 16, 2014 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE -Southern University in Baton Rouge is trying to beat the school rush by coming up with a possible bridge to go over the washed-out road temporarily on Harrison street. It's been more than two weeks since the damaged road went down due to an old drainage system,... more »
  • Washed-out road at Southern waiting for work

    June 9, 2014 10:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A washed-out road on Southern University's campus remained closed Monday while officials determine how to fix it, and how it'll be paid for. SUBR spokesperson Ed Pratt said grounds crews found the washed-out part of E.C. Harrison Street on June 3 and blocked off the road... more »
  • SUBR interim chancellor decision tabled check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 6, 2014 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern University Board of Supervisors tabled the discussion about an interim chancellor Friday until a further meeting. The board went into an executive session behind closed doors for more than an hour to debate options for an interim chancellor. System President Ronald Mason Jr. says... more »
  • Interim Southern U. band director named

    June 6, 2014 11:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern's Board of Supervisors named Nathan Haymer as their interim director for the Southern University band Friday. Haymer replaces Lawrence Jackson, who announced his resignation as director of the "Human Jukebox" marching band on May 30. Jackson's last day as band director is July 1. ... more »
  • 17 cadets commissioned from LSU ROTC

    May 15, 2014 5:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Military dignitaries commissioned more than a dozen cadets and midshipmen from LSU's ROTC programs Thursday at the campus. The 17 cadets were commissioned as second lieutenants in the respective branches. They included nine cadets from the LSU Air Force ROTC program, five from the LSU Army... more »
  • Memorial service today for legendary band director

    April 30, 2014 4:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Funeral arrangements are now in place for the final farewell of long-time Southern University band director Isaac Greggs. A viewing will be held today beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the F.G. Clark Activity Center on Southern's Campus. A memorial service will follow at 6:00 p.m. ... more »
  • Remembering Issac Greggs: Leader of the Human Jukebox check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 29, 2014 6:31 PM

    Dr. Isaac Greggs, who created the well-known "Human Jukebox" marching band, has died according to Southern University. He was 85 years old. more »
  • Former SU band director Isaac Greggs dies check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 28, 2014 5:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. Isaac Greggs, who created the well-known "Human Jukebox" marching band, has died according to Southern University. He was 85 years old. Greggs served as band director for 36 years before retiring at the end of 2005. He was inducted into the Louisiana Black History Hall... more »
  • Southern University holds bone marrow drive check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 24, 2014 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Students at Southern University helped to get more people signed up as bone marrow donors Monday. Student nurses took mouth swabs to enter participants in the donation registry. Organizers say high rates of cancer, and the lack of African American donors, makes the effort necessary.... more »
  • McNeese falls to Southern at home 4-3

    March 18, 2014 9:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern picked up a midweek win Tuesday as they beat former LSU star Justin Hill and McNeese State 4-3 at Lee Hines Field. The Jaguars fell behind 1-0 in the 2nd inning and fought off a great performance from Cowboys pitcher Bryce Kingsley, who had 11... more »
  • Jags basketball will play in SWAC tourney

    March 1, 2014 12:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A ruling from the Southwestern Athletic Conference will allow the Southern University men's and women's basketball will be allowed to play in the SWAC tournament. This comes after the decision earlier this week from the NCAA to ban the Jaguars from postseason play. The SWAC... more »
  • SGA President reacts to SU Board's decision check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 25, 2014 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University Student Government President Simone Bray visited 2une In Tuesday to explain students' reaction to the system board's latest decision regarding Chancellor James Llorens. Impassioned pleas and support for Llorens did not sway board members into extending his contract Monday. The board voted 8-7... more »
  • Southern board votes not to extend Llorens' contract

    February 24, 2014 1:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Impassioned pleas and support for Southern University Chancellor James Llorens did not sway system board members into extending his contract Monday. The board voted 8-7 in favor of extending the contract. However, they needed nine votes to overturn their prior decision. The vote means Llorens... more »
  • Special meeting scheduled to re-consider chancellor

    February 13, 2014 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Board of Supervisors for the Southern University System scheduled a special meeting Thursday to reconsider extending SUBR Chancellor James Llorens' contract. The board said after a sit-in at the system president's office that they would reconsider their decision to let Llorens go when his contract... more »
  • Southern students protest board's decision check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 11, 2014 12:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Students at Southern University staged a sit-in at the system president's office Tuesday to protest the recent decision not to renew Chancellor James Llorens' contract. The Board of Supervisors voted not to the renew the contract last week. Llorens' last day of his three-year tenure would... more »
  • SUBR chancellor out this summer

    February 7, 2014 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Southern University spokesperson confirmed that board members chose not to renew the contract for Chancellor James Llorens of the Baton Rouge campus. The Board of Supervisors made their decision behind closed doors Friday after a motion to extend the contract for a year. "The... more »
  • SU Police chief stepping down

    January 17, 2014 12:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Ronald Stevens stepped down from his position as Southern University's Police Chief Friday, according to a spokesperson. Ed Pratt said Stevens' departure had been planned for some time. Stevens took over the position in 2011. He'd previously worked at the Baton Rouge Police Department and... more »
  • Southern, LaFleur settle lawsuit

    January 11, 2014 12:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern University Board of Supervisors will pay former Athletic Director Greg LaFleur about $150,000 to settle his breach of contract lawsuit. Southern officials say that the settlement represents roughly half of the money the school would have paid LaFleur if he'd been allowed to fulfill the... more »
  • Fort found guilty of Gibbs slaying

    December 12, 2013 4:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A jury found a Zachary man guilty in the 2012 shooting death of former Southern University running back Silas Gibbs. Walter Jerome Fort, 24, was found guilty of second-degree murder. Sentencing was scheduled for March 7, 2014. Investigators said Fort shot and killed Gibbs in... more »

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