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  • Statue of 'Pistol Pete' clears another hurdle

    February 8, 2016 10:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Athletic Hall-of-Fame gave its approval on building a Pete Maravich statue to honor the hoops legend. Two weeks ago, the LSU revised its policies so a monument to "The Pistol" could be built. Otherwise, Maravich would have been inelgible since he didn't accrue enough... more »
  • LSU board to revise policy blocking Pete Maravich statue

    January 29, 2016 12:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tiger basketball legend "Pistol" Pete Maravich now qualifies for a statue on LSU's campus as the LSU Board of Supervisors has plans to revise its current policy regarding student-athlete monuments. A statue commemorating an athlete who is widely considered one of the best basketball players of... more »
  • Name of civil rights activist spray-painted onto Confederate statue

    January 1, 2016 1:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Graffiti was sprayed on the memorial to former Confederate President Jefferson Davis overnight in New Orleans. The words "Angela Davis" were sprayed on the base of the statue some time overnight on New Year's Eve, according to WWL-TV . Davis is a civil rights activist who... 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 »
  • Jefferson Davis statue removed from University of Texas

    August 30, 2015 12:41 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A statue of Jefferson Davis has been removed from its place on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin after a failed appeal by a Confederate heritage group. Crews could be seen Sunday morning removing the statue of the Confederate president from its place near... more »
  • GOP candidates for governor oppose removing confederate monuments

    August 17, 2015 6:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All three Republicans in Louisiana's governor's race say they're against moving Confederate monuments in New Orleans. The one Democrat says the question should be left to city officials. A city commission has recommended moving four monuments, including the statue of Robert E. Lee atop a column in Lee... more »
  • Vandals target Confederate monuments in half-dozen states

    June 26, 2015 8:52 AM

    ST. LOUIS- Vandals are targeting memorials dedicated to the Confederacy, leaving graffiti on the monuments in parks and outside government buildings. This week, the slogan "Black lives matter" was painted on memorials in a half-dozen states. The graffiti reflects the racial tension that permeates post-Ferguson America, more than a week... more »
  • New Orleans mayor calls for removal of 'divisive' monuments

    June 25, 2015 7:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is calling for the replacement of "divisive" monuments in the city and wants talks on replacing a monument to Confederate Civil War general, Robert E. Lee. Landrieu's comments, published on his Twitter feed, came during a meeting on racial reconciliation Wednesday in the... more »
  • Man pleads guilty to charge over noose on Ole Miss statue

    June 18, 2015 3:25 PM

    OXFORD, Miss.- A former University of Mississippi student has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge stemming from a noose placed on a statue of civil rights activist James Meredith. Graeme Phillip Harris pleaded guilty Thursday to using a threat of force to intimidate African-American students and employees at the university.... more »
  • Firefighter memorial honors fallen heroes Play Video

    April 12, 2015 5:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire departments and families from across the state gathered in the capitol city for a ceremony honoring those who dedicated their lives towards the safety of others. A parade, balloon release and statue dedication were some of the few things the crowd did at a firefighter... more »
  • Bust of Edward Snowden sneaked into, removed from NYC park

    April 6, 2015 6:39 PM

    NEW YORK - Suddenly, in the middle of the New York night, Edward Snowden's face appeared - deep in a public park. A 4-foot-high, 100-pound sculpted bust of the whistleblower now exiled in Russia was sneaked into Brooklyn's Fort Greene Park on Monday before dawn. Animal New York,... more »
  • NY village wants to give its Lucille Ball statue a makeover

    April 6, 2015 10:34 AM

    CELORON, NY - They may have loved "I Love Lucy" but many in Lucille Ball's western New York hometown have no affection for her life-size statue in a local park. Since the bronze sculpture was unveiled in 2009 in Lucille Ball Memorial Park in the village of Celoron, the statue... more »
  • 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 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 »

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