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  • Man charged in noose left on integration statue at Ole Miss

    March 27, 2015 2:04 PM

    JACKSON, MS - The Justice Department says a former University of Mississippi student has been indicted on federal charges connected to a noose being put on a statue of the student who integrated the school. The noose was placed on the James Meredith statue on the Ole Miss campus in... more »
  • Istrouma alumni raises money to save mascot statue check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 19, 2015 6:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A group of Istrouma High alumni are coming together to save their Indian mascot, Nawaganti. It's been standing for more than 50 years inside Istrouma High School, but since the school closed its doors a year ago, the class of 1964 offered to restore the statue.... more »
  • Statue of Tom Benson unveiled in New Orleans

    September 2, 2014 4:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Gov. Bobby Jindal, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and other leaders of city and state were on hand outside of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for the unveiling of a statue erected to honor team owner Tom Benson. Tom Benson was at the event in the flesh as the statue... more »
  • Michael Jackson statue removed from Fulham

    September 25, 2013 9:07 AM

    LONDON- The statue of Michael Jackson outside Premier League club Fulham has been hauled down. On the orders of new owner Shad Khan, the tribute to the late "King of Pop" was removed Wednesday from outside Craven Cottage in west London. The statue is being returned to Mohammed Al Fayed,... more »
  • Poland unveils giant statue of John Paul II

    April 13, 2013 10:36 AM

    CZESTOCHOWA, Poland - A giant statue of the late Pope John Paul II billed as the world's tallest has been unveiled in southern Poland. Archbishop Waclaw Depo unveiled the statue of the Polish pontiff Saturday in the southern city of Czestochowa, the home of this predominantly Catholic nation's most famous... more »
  • Statue of Liberty to reopen by Independence Day

    March 19, 2013 3:04 PM

    NEW YORK- The Statue of Liberty is scheduled to reopen by Independence Day, about eight months after it was closed because of Superstorm Sandy, that's according to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. The statue itself was spared damage from the late October storm, but Liberty Island, where the statue... more »
  • 'Cookie Monster' sends 2nd note in sculpture theft

    February 4, 2013 12:55 PM

    BERLIN - Police in Germany say someone dressed as the Cookie Monster has sent a second note regarding a stolen cookie sculpture - this time saying he wants to return it. But officials aren't sure the person in the photo actually stole the 44 pound, century-old sculpture. The gilded bronze... more »
  • Swiped statue recovered in Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 23, 2012 4:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A 60-year-old marble statue of Jesus was found early Friday morning on Highland Road by a passerby who recognized the statue from the news. "The local television stations, and your station in particular did a great job of getting the word out and I guess whoever had... more »
  • Stolen statue of Jesus found near nightclub

    November 23, 2012 12:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The owner of a 60-year-old marble statue of Jesus said it was found near a Baton Rouge nightclub early Thanksgiving morning. Shelly Roy with Roselawn Monuments said police informed him the statue had been found near the business on Highland Road around 2:30 a.m. Thursday. ... more »
  • City threatens lawsuit over crowds at Mary statue check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 3, 2012 12:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The city told a family they need a special permit for what has become a shrine for the religious. Crowds of people have flocked to a statue of Mary outside a home off Airline and Goodwood. A few months ago, the statue appeared to be bleeding. Hundreds... more »
  • Paterno statue sculptor wants decision to wait

    July 20, 2012 9:36 AM

    STATE COLLEGE - Joe Paterno still greets visitors to Beaver Stadium. Forever looking spry, and pointing toward the sky with his jacket flown open and tie whipped around as if it was hit by the wind of another brisk Penn State football Saturday, Paterno is still there. Amid a cascade... more »
  • Penn State: No decision reached on Paterno statue

    July 16, 2012 8:34 AM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State says no decision has been made on the future of the Joe Paterno statue outside Beaver Stadium. The university has received pressure to remove the statue of the late coach following a scathing special investigator report that found Paterno helped cover up child... more »
  • Mystery Statue

    September 13, 2011 7:39 PM

    A statue of a Hot Dog Man suddenly appears in various parts of Council Bluffs, Iowa and police would relish information about it. The latest sighting was after a call about a man in a hot dog costume near a bus stop where children gather. It turned out to be... more »
  • Shaq' statue to be unveiled at LSU facility

    May 11, 2011 12:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU will soon have a permanent fixture of NBA great Shaquille O'Neal executing one of his rim-rocking dunks. Herb Vincent, LSU associate vice chancellor for communications, tells The Advocate that the university plans to unveil a bronze, life-size statue of a young "Shaq" dunking in his... more »
  • Statue to honor memory of Louis Prima

    November 13, 2010 11:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The memory of New Orleans-born singer, bandleader and trumpet player Louis Prima (PREE' mah) will be honored next month on Bourbon Street with the unveiling of a life-sized bronze statue. The ceremony is set for December 4th, three days before the 100th birthday of Prima, who died... more »
  • Blagojevich's Elvis statue may be auctioned off

    July 26, 2010 2:47 PM

    A life-size statue of Elvis Presley, belonging to Rod Blagojevich could be up for auction soon. Officials say everything in the former Illinois Governor's seven storage units will be auctioned off August 14, unless he pays about $3,000 for over a year of missed payments. Meanwhile, closing arguments... more »

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