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  • High school student dies after attack at school Play Video

    August 27, 2014 8:40 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - A student at Natchitoches Central High School has died after he was beaten during a fight. The victim was identified as 18-year-old Johnquaries Smith. Smith was attacked in what police are calling a random act of violence. He was air lifted to the hospital following the... more »
  • Teacher accused of intentional exposure to AIDS

    May 29, 2014 11:38 AM

    GRAY - Sheriff's deputies upgraded charges against a Terrebonne Parish teacher Thursday to include intentional exposure to AIDS. Deputies arrested Derrick Nesby, 37, of New Orleans Wednesday evening on suspicion of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile. On Thursday, detectives upgraded his charges to include intentional exposure to AIDS.... more »
  • Student goes missing after getting off at wrong stop Play Video

    May 20, 2014 4:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A family is demanding answers after their child was allowed to get off the bus at a stop nearly four miles away from home. The East Baton Rouge Parish School System has launched an investigation and is not ruling out disciplinary action for the driver. The fifth... more »
  • Parents frustrated over unavailable LEAP scores

    May 16, 2014 10:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Parents and educators appeared frustrated Friday after learning the state was not going to release results of the standardized tests, known as LEAP. The Department of Education projected to have results ready by Friday, May 16. The information is important since it decides if some kids can... more »
  • BRPD: 12-year-old in custody after shooting at bus Play Video

    May 2, 2014 4:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 12-year-old student, accused of firing multiple shots at a school bus Friday afternoon was apprehended and put in juvenile detention. The shooting happened in the 1000 block of Jonah Street. Police said the 12-year-old had a fight with another student, went into a home and... more »
  • Substitute teacher arrested, charged with having sex with student

    May 1, 2014 3:47 AM

    BENTON, La. - The Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested a substitute teacher accused of having sexual relations with a 17-year-old student at Parkway High School in Haughton. The sheriff's office says 29-year-old Chelsea A. Alexander, was booked Monday with prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and student. If convicted... more »
  • Accused steroid-pushing coach bonds out of two jails

    April 3, 2014 9:55 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- A coach, accused of pushing steroids on at least one high school athlete, bonded out of two jails by Thursday night. Curtis Tsuruda was arrested Tuesday after parents of a Donaldsonville High School athlete reported their son was given steroids. When he talked with deputies, Tsuruda confessed to... more »
  • Deputies: coach wanted to win, pushed steroid use Play Video

    April 1, 2014 10:33 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Investigators believe a coach's hunger to win drove him to give his high school student athlete steroids. Tuesday, Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said what happened at Donaldsonville High is no joke. Aphysical education teacher was arrested for distributing steroids to a student. ... more »
  • Transgender student says he lied

    March 4, 2014 7:31 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO- A transgender teen who claimed to police on Monday he was savagely beaten and sexually assaulted at school recanted on Tuesday. It came after further questions from detectives in Hercules, a suburb of San Francisco. The 15-year-old first claimed three boys attacked him in a bathroom... more »
  • Shreveport student brings loaded gun clip to school

    January 8, 2014 2:50 PM

    SHREVEPORT- A student at Youree Drive Middle School in Shreveport has been arrested after allegedly bringing a 9mm clip loaded with bullets to campus. The school was locked down for nearly two hours Wednesday as police searched for weapons after authorities discovered the gun magazine. Caddo Parish Schools System officials... more »
  • Self-reliance through special education Play Video

    December 12, 2013 4:56 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Special education students in the Livingston Parish Public Education Community Program learn to live on their own and hold a job before graduating. The program allows students to get real life experience in one of 23 participating businesses, some of which even hire their students full... more »
  • Student arrested with pellet gun

    November 6, 2013 2:05 PM

    HOUMA - Sheriff's deputies arrested a 16-year-old student after they said he brought a pellet gun to Houma Junior High in Terrebonne Parish. Detectives said they found the pellet pistol inside the waistband of the student's pants. He was taken to the Terrebonne Parish Juvenile Justice Center and... more »
  • Official: Student brought firearm on campus

    October 31, 2013 9:43 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - School leaders in West Feliciana Parish say a student in their district will face disciplinary action for allegedly bringing a weapon on school grounds. According to Superintendent Hollis Milton, someone alerted staff members Wednesday that a student had an unloaded firearm while participating in an extracurricular... more »
  • Vote on residency delayed

    October 28, 2013 11:03 PM

    CENTRAL- Enacting tougher requirements for attendance in Central City Schools was delayed Monday night. The school board was scheduled to vote on changes that would have required parents show voter registration cards, utility bills, or proof of insurance of a primary residence inside city limits to get their kids... more »
  • Student loan borrowers complain of repayment snags

    October 16, 2013 3:12 PM

    WASHINGTON- The federal official who looks into problems with student loans says his office received more than 3,800 complaints in the last year from those borrowing for college using private student loans. Problems with private student loans often relate to payment processing and requests for loan modifications. Many of the... more »
  • LSU student entrance changed after last weekend's chaos

    September 13, 2013 10:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Students who have student tickets to LSU's home game Saturday will notice something different: the student gate has been changed, and is more similar to previous seasons. The change comes a week after students complained about entering Tiger Stadium. Many said the process was chaotic and took... more »
  • A.D. apologizes to LSU students over new stadium gate

    September 10, 2013 1:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's athletic director sent an email today apologizing to students for difficulties at Tiger Stadium's redesigned student gate during this past weekend's home opener against UAB. Vice-Chancellor Joe Alleva said their plan to get students into the stadium easier and more efficiently did not work as... more »
  • Missing LSU student mourned after deadly wreck

    September 2, 2013 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Family and friends gathered today to lay Chris Broussard to rest after the LSU student was reported missing last week, then found in his overturned pickup south of Baton Rouge. Funeral services start at 11:30 a.m. at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Baton Rouge with burial... more »
  • Body removed from missing college student's wrecked truck Play Video

    August 28, 2013 11:08 PM

    ST GABRIEL- A toxicology test will be performed on the body removed from a wrecked pick-up belonging to missing LSU student Chris Broussard. The truck was found on Highway 30 Wednesday night, just inside the Iberville Parish line south of East Baton Rouge. Broussard was reported missing Tuesday... more »
  • BRPD: Truck belonging to missing student located

    August 28, 2013 7:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police confirmed to News 2 a department helicopter spotted the truck belonging to a missing LSU student earlier today. They said the helicopter noticed the truck, which was overturned on LA 30 south of Baton Rouge near the Iberville Parish line, and landed to investigate. ... more »
  • Fraternity releases statement about missing student Play Video

    August 28, 2013 2:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The national Theta Chi fraternity released a statement today about a missing member from LSU, Christopher Broussard. Family members reported Broussard missing Tuesday after he did not return from a party near LSU late Monday night. They last heard from him around 1 a.m. Tuesday, when... more »
  • Missing persons case filed for LSU fraternity member Play Video

    August 27, 2013 11:28 PM

    UPDATE - This story has several significant updates linked under "Related Articles." BATON ROUGE- Police said a missing persons case is open for a member of an LSU fraternity who never returned home from a party the first week of school. Chris Broussard was reported missing Tuesday. He... more »
  • Constable cleared in Southern student takedown Play Video

    August 23, 2013 7:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators today cleared a Baton Rouge city constable of any wrongdoing after an altercation with a student at Southern University which was caught on tape. City Constable Reggie Brown said investigators felt Deputy Constable Anthony Collins didn't use excessive force when dealing with the student, Taikian... more »
  • Report details fight between constable, student

    August 22, 2013 3:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A city constable encountered a student registering at Southern University several times before they got into an altercation which was caught on tape, according to an arrest report. The video showed the constable physically "body-slamming" the student, according to witnesses, and was viewed thousands of times... more »
  • SUPD, Student Affairs to hold Jags "Safe Night Out"

    August 21, 2013 2:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern University Police Department, along with the Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Residential Life is holding its 2nd annual "Keeping Jags Safe Night Out" this evening. Representatives from local law enforcement agencies will be on hand to talk with students about safety... more »
  • Elementary kids at high school day after Ga. gunfire

    August 21, 2013 12:12 PM

    DECATUR, Ga. - Students at an Atlanta-area elementary school are attending classes today at a nearby high school. They were evacuated yesterday from their elementary school because of gunfire at the school. Police say a man armed with an assault rifle and other weapons was able to slip into the... more »
  • Constable accused of body-slamming Southern student Play Video

    August 19, 2013 4:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some students at Southern University are upset after seeing a man "body-slammed" by a deputy constable Friday night in the school's gym. Amateur video sent in to News 2 shows what took place that night. Witnesses said a Southern student was standing in line for financial... more »
  • Student left in DEA cell to get $4 million from US

    July 30, 2013 12:13 PM

    SAN DIEGO - The Justice Department has agreed to pay $4.1 million to a California college student left in a Drug Enforcement Administration holding cell last year, according to two people familiar with the case. Daniel Chong was detained in an April 2012 drug raid in San Diego and left... more »
  • La. Tech, UL System settle with blind student

    July 23, 2013 6:16 PM

    RUSTON - Louisiana Tech University and the University of Louisiana System have agreed to pay a blind student $23,500 and to make all course materials accessible to disabled students. A U.S. Justice Department statement says the settlement resolves complaints about two classes. The student said he had to withdraw from... more »
  • Computer glitch caused students to miss LSU football ticket window

    July 18, 2013 10:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A computer glitch caused quite a stir among upperclassmen at LSU over university football tickets. An email alerting them that student tickets were available indirectly was marked as spam, so it was filed in another folder in most people's inbox. Not realizing the email cam and they... more »
  • Compromise takes shape on student loans

    July 11, 2013 12:27 PM

    WASHINGTON - A deal that would lower interest rates on student loans appears to be taking shape in Congress. Lawmakers and their aides have been in talks about how they might reduce rates on subsidized Stafford loans. The rates doubled to 6.8 percent last week after Congress failed to act.... more »
  • District whipping-up support for spanking at school Play Video

    June 26, 2013 9:33 PM

    HAMMOND - The public school district here is thinking about returning corporal punishment to the list of possible penalties for unruly students. In recent years, schools systems quit using paddling as a discipline measure. But Tangipahoa Parish School Board members are taking a hard look at it. "We... more »
  • Hearing today in student-athlete pay lawsuit

    June 20, 2013 10:15 AM

    OAKLAND, Calif. - Lawyers for former student athletes are seeking to turn their lawsuit against the NCAA over compensation into a class action representing thousands of collegiate competitors. A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments in Oakland this afternoon. If the lawsuit is turned into class action and... more »
  • BESE to review student data storage and sharing

    June 19, 2013 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's top education board is reviewing how the state education department stores and shares public school student data. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education agreed Wednesday to create a task force looking at the issue after concerns were raised about a state data-sharing agreement with an... more »
  • Senate defeats Republican student loan plan

    June 6, 2013 10:17 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Democratic-controlled Senate has voted down a Republican proposal to link student loan interest rates to the financial markets. The Senate on Thursday was scheduled to next take up Democrats' proposal that would extend current interest rates on new subsidized Stafford loans for the next two years at... more »
  • Student arrested after damaging restroom

    May 1, 2013 8:56 AM

    SHREVEPORT- Police say a Caddo Magnet High School student was arrested after being seen damaging a restroom at the school. Cpl. Marcus Hines tells The Times 18-year-old Justin Washer was escorted to the main office on Tuesday. Upon arrival, Hines says he began to get into a physical altercation with... more »
  • Teacher says kids yelled as Ohio boy pulled gun

    April 30, 2013 9:06 AM

    CINCINNATI- A police report states that other students began yelling as a 17-year-old boy pulled out a handgun in class before shooting himself in the head. The Green Township police report was released Tuesday as students returned to La Salle High School the day after shooting. The boy remains hospitalized... more »
  • Boston U.: Grad student killed in marathon attack

    April 16, 2013 5:01 PM

    BOSTON - Boston University says a graduate student at the school was one of the three people killed in the bombings at the Boston Marathon. In a statement late Tuesday afternoon, the school said it was not releasing the name or any other information about the student, pending permission from... more »
  • Student arrested after gun found in Baton Rouge school

    April 15, 2013 2:05 PM

    Baton Rouge- A 15 year-old eighth-grade student at Glen Oaks High School in Baton Rouge is under arrest, after a loaded .22 revolver was found in his sock. Deputies say the school Drug Task Force was alerted after a teacher saw the student put something in his sock. ... more »
  • Man sentenced to 40 years in ULL student's death

    April 10, 2013 3:58 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison in the January 2010 shooting death of a University of Louisiana at Lafayette student. The Advertiser reports 46-year-old Jose Luis Segura Jr. was sentenced Wednesday. Segura was initially charged with second-degree murder in 22-year-old Allen Aucoin Jr.'s killing,... more »
  • Student newspaper editor sues LSU governing board

    April 1, 2013 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The editor of LSU's student newspaper is suing the university system's Board of Supervisors for refusing to provide information about the candidates considered to be LSU president. Andrea Gallo, editor of The Daily Reveille, filed her lawsuit Monday. The Board of Supervisors hired F. King Alexander last... more »
  • Bossier Teacher Arrested

    March 25, 2013 11:14 AM

    HAUGHTON - Bossier Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a Haughton teacher for allegedly having sexual conduct with a 17-year-old student over the past few weeks. Lt. Bill Davis says 28-year-old Jessica Banet, a teacher at Princeton Elementary School and one of the coaches of the girls' softball team for Haughton... more »
  • LSU freshmen could be guaranteed football tickets Play Video

    March 20, 2013 6:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One lawmaker wants to grant all incoming LSU freshmen season football tickets. Rep. Terry Brown of Colfax submitted House Bill 144 Tuesday. The legislation "requires the LSU Board of Supervisors to allocate to each first-time entering freshman enrolled at LSU-Baton Rouge on a full-time basis at... more »
  • School system unaware of who's driving buses Play Video

    March 13, 2013 5:43 PM

    PORT ALLEN - West Baton Rouge School leaders have no record of who's driving the buses within the parish, leaving many parents concerned. Superintendent David Corona said if he wanted or needed those records, they could be made available to him. "I'm comfortable the organization we contract with... more »
  • EBRSO: Students threatened behind school

    March 8, 2013 3:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities said a group of students were threatened by someone with a gun behind McKinley High School this afternoon. Casey Hicks with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said deputies were told by students that a man pointed a gun at them and then fled. ... more »
  • Student accused of threatening to shoot others

    March 7, 2013 2:13 PM

    BAKER - Police arrested a Baker teen after they said she threatened to bring a gun to school and shoot several students. Chief Mike Knaps with Baker Police said officers arrested the 16-year-old girl in suspicion of disturbing the peace and terrorizing. Knaps said his officers were called... more »
  • Parents furious over makeshift bus transfer Play Video

    February 27, 2013 6:44 PM

    ADDIS - Nearly 200 parents in West Baton Rouge Parish have signed a petition asking the school board to get rid of "First Student," the private bus company outsourced years ago to provide cheaper school transit for the parish. A video was sent to News 2 that shows dozens... more »
  • Former bus driver sentenced to life in girl's rape

    February 22, 2013 8:48 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A state district judge has sentenced a Clinton man to life in prison after his conviction July 17 for aggravated rape of a girl under the age of 13 on his school bus. William Staton's sentencing was delayed until Thursday. District Judge William G. Carmichael held two... more »
  • Judge rejects Lehigh U student's grade lawsuit

    February 14, 2013 3:50 PM

    EASTON, Pa. - A judge in Pennsylvania ruled against a former graduate student who sued to have a grade changed, and $1.3 million in damages. The Express-Times of Easton reports that Northampton County Judge Emil Giordano made the ruling Thursday in the lawsuit filed by Megan Thode against Lehigh University.... more »
  • Pa. grad student sues, says C-plus cost her $1.3M

    February 13, 2013 3:07 PM

    EASTON - An eastern Pennsylvania judge says a graduate student's lawsuit over a C-plus grade she received can move forward. The (Easton) Express-Times says Northampton County Judge Emil Giodano ruled Wednesday that there's enough evidence for Megan Thode's lawsuit against Lehigh University to proceed. The Bethlehem university had argued that... more »
  • Students help find sawed-off shotgun Play Video

    February 4, 2013 5:22 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A 16-year old student is still in jail after school administrators say he brought a sawed-off shotgun to school Friday. The administration was tipped off by two students who saw the boy with the weapon and the school was put on lock down until it was secured.... more »
  • Bullet hits school bus, 1 student in Panola Co.

    January 29, 2013 9:20 AM

    BATESVILLE, Miss. - Panola County authorities say a bullet struck a Panola County school bus, grazing at least one student in the back, may have been a hunting accident. District Attorney John Champion tells WMC-TV in Memphis that a 10-year-old student was transported by helicopter Monday to Le Bonheur Children's... more »
  • Tioga High teacher facing additional sex charges

    January 24, 2013 6:48 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - A Rapides Parish high school teacher, who was arrested last month on charges of having a sexual relationship with a student, now is facing nine additional charges. 27-year-old Heather Michelle Cooksey was arrested Tuesday and later released on a $35,000 bond. Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies say... more »
  • Ex-Bengals cheerleader's lawsuit trial to begin

    January 21, 2013 6:58 AM

    CINCINNATI - A former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader who had sex with her underage student and is now in a relationship with him is about to begin another court battle Tuesday. Sarah Jones is a 27-year-old northern Kentucky woman who was convicted three months ago of having sex with her... more »
  • Bastrop HS student arrested with gun on campus

    January 15, 2013 1:09 PM

    BASTROP - Morehouse Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a 17-year-old Bastrop High School student who somehow managed to get onto the campus with a 45-caliber, semi-automatic pistol and a loaded magazine on his body. Morehouse Parish Schools Superintendent George Noflin tells The News-Star it was the student's parents who notified... more »
  • Ala. college asks court to toss naked shooting suit

    January 14, 2013 12:36 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. - The University of South Alabama and its police chief are asking a court to dismiss a lawsuit filed over the shooting death of a naked student on campus. Both the school and university police chief Zeke Aull claim they can't be sued under state law for the... more »
  • Parent arrested, accused of threatening school class

    January 8, 2013 4:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies in East Baton Rouge arrested a parent after they said she made threats to her child's class and teacher, including references to the recent school shootings in Connecticut. Deputies arrested Donna Wilson, 44, in suspicion of terrorizing after the incident today at Magnolia Woods... more »
  • Mo. students lose 756 pounds at SC boarding school

    December 21, 2012 2:27 PM

    KANSAS CITY- A dozen Missouri students have lost more than 750 pounds after their school district sent them to a weight-loss program at a South Carolina boarding school. The students from Independence spent the semester at MindStream Academy in Bluffton, S.C. Along with academics, they learned to exercise and eat... more »
  • Teacher charged with having sex with student

    December 21, 2012 9:00 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies say a 27-year-old Tioga High School teacher has been arrested for having a sexual relationship with a student at the school. Heather Michelle Cooksey, of Pineville, was booked Wednesday into the Rapides Parish Detention Center on two counts of carnal knowledge of a... more »
  • Students arrested after loaded gun found at school

    December 18, 2012 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies on the School Drug Task Force arrested two East Baton Rouge students today after a gun was found in a garbage can outside Park Forest Middle School. Spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks with the EBR Sheriff's Office said the two 8th grade students, ages 13 and... more »
  • Miss. student challenges suspension over rap song

    December 4, 2012 8:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Mississippi student was exercising his free speech rights when he posted a rap song online that criticized two coaches whom he accused of misconduct toward female students, his attorneys have told a federal appeals court. However, school officials in Itawamba County, Miss., say Taylor Bell... more »
  • Mentors help change EBR students' lives Play Video

    November 26, 2012 3:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Volunteers in Public Schools organizations, better known as "VIPS," is kicking off another round of mentorship for students in middle school. The "Voyage II" program will pair up mentors with middle schoolers to provide a lasting relationship through the rest of their educational career. "What... more »
  • W. Feliciana expands one-to-one computer program

    November 26, 2012 10:21 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - The West Feliciana Parish school system continues to expand a program that puts computers into students' hands for use in class or at home. The program started in 2007 from a state grant. Jerome Matherne, the district's technology supervisor, tells The Advocate the one-to-one computer initiative now... more »
  • Ponchatoula student arrested for having gun, knife

    October 19, 2012 2:54 PM

    PONCHATOULA - A junior high student in Ponchatoula has been arrested after bringing a loaded .38-caliber handgun and knife to school. Police Chief Bry Layrisson says the incident happened Friday at Ponchatoula Jr. High School after school officials notified police that someone had weapons on campus. WDSU-TV reports the 14-year-old... more »
  • Average debt up again for new college grads

    October 18, 2012 7:08 AM

    OAKLAND, Calif. - A new report shows two-thirds of the national college class of 2011 finished school with loan debt, and those who borrowed walked off the graduation stage owing on average $26,600. That's up about 5 percent from the class before. The latest figures are calculated in a... more »
  • Video shows naked student before he's shot

    October 11, 2012 5:08 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. - A video of the fatal shooting of a naked Alabama college student shows him with his arms outstretched and his palms open before a campus police officer fired. The Mobile County Sheriff's Department played the security video for media Thursday. It was taken by a camera outside... more »
  • Court papers allege inheritance murder plot

    October 10, 2012 4:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 19-year-old allegedly offered an 18-year-old $50,000 to help kill her mother so she could inherit money. Nicole Boover is being held without bond in New Orleans on a charge of attempted first-degree murder. Eighteen-year-old Nathan Andrew Yuhas was booked Wednesday in Baton Rouge as a fugitive.... more »
  • Second LSU student arrested after NO shooting

    October 10, 2012 10:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police at LSU arrested a second student in connection with a shooting in New Orleans. LSUPD arrested Nathan Andrew Yuhas of Pennsylvania yesterday afternoon in suspicion of principal to attempted first-degree murder. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison as a fugitive from... more »
  • Drivers going around stopped buses raise concerns

    October 2, 2012 10:36 AM

    CENTRAL - Complaints of drivers going around and passing stopped school buses in Central have residents concerned. It's happened four times in the past week, according to the city's chief administrator. Coming up on News 2 at 5, Adrian Pittman talks to residents who want to put a... more »
  • Student enrollment drops, employees cut in EFP Play Video

    September 28, 2012 6:00 PM

    CLINTON - Students in East Feliciana Parish school are leaving the parish. As a result, 20 school employees could lose their jobs. The district lost more than 100 students this year, resulting in a decrease of $800,000 in state money for the year. To make up for the loss,... more »
  • Police investigate student mouth-taping incident

    September 20, 2012 8:20 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Lafayette police are investigating an incident in which a substitute teacher at J. Wallace James Elementary School allegedly taped a student's mouth shut to keep the child from talking. Cpl. Paul Mouton says police received a formal complaint Wednesday. That complaint is active, and criminal charges are... more »
  • Voucher student numbers to be tallied by next week

    September 6, 2012 7:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A count of how many Louisiana students are enrolled in private and parochial schools through the taxpayer-funded voucher program will be available next week. Barry Landry, a spokesman for the Department of Education, says schools participating in the program have until Sunday to report their enrollment... more »
  • Suspect in LSU harassment case turns self in

    August 23, 2012 3:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police arrested a student they said admitted to harassing and pushing a female student earlier this week. LSU spokesperson Ernie Ballard said Quinnon Brady, 20, turned himself in to police and said he was the one described in a media release sent out Wednesday. ... more »
  • LSU Police: Photo-taking man harassed student

    August 22, 2012 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police said they were investigating a report of a man on campus harassing a female student and taking pictures of her. Spokesperson Ernie Ballard said a student reported around 10:05 a.m. today she was approached by a man who claimed to be an art student... more »
  • Student arrested with gun at school

    August 21, 2012 2:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the School Drug Task Force arrested a 16-year-old they said was caught with a loaded gun in their book bag today in East Baton Rouge Parish. EBRSO spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks said the 11th grader at McKinley High School was confronted by administrators about... more »
  • Lafayette PD: confident body found is Mickey Shunick Play Video

    August 7, 2012 10:09 PM

    EVANGELINE PARISH- Lafayette Police said they're confident, remains found about an hour from Lafayette, are those of Mickey Shunick. Police were notified about the remains early Tuesday morning. "The information was that... Mickey Shunick's body was buried about 100 yards beyond LA 10 down this roadway beyond a... more »
  • Chief: Police "believe" remains are Shunick's Play Video

    August 7, 2012 3:55 PM

    MAMOU - Lafayette Chief of Police Jim Craft said tonight that they believe remains found in an Evangeline Parish cemetery are those of missing college student Mickey Shunick. Craft made the statements at the Lafayette Parish Council meeting, according to The Advertiser newspaper. "Today, we developed information on... more »
  • Report: School to change pregnancy policy after criticism

    August 7, 2012 2:30 PM

    DELHI, La. - A private charter school in northeast Louisiana says it plans to change a policy about pregnancy testing for students the ACLU called discriminatory and illegal. The policy at the Delhi Charter School in Richland Parish states if a teacher suspects a student is pregnant the school... more »
  • DHH: No shots, no school

    July 31, 2012 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Students must be up-to-date on their vaccinations when they return to school. Louisiana law requires children age four or older who are entering kindergarten, pre-kindergarten, daycare or Head Start programs this year must have proof they have received a booster dose of Poliovirus vaccine (IPV), two... more »
  • Oregon student expelled over threat seeks return

    July 26, 2012 3:10 PM

    PORTLAND, Ore. - A Portland State University graduate student expelled after allegedly threatening violence against a faculty member wants to return to the university. Henry Liu has filed for an administrative review of his expulsion. A hearing is set for Aug. 3. The university banned Liu from campus... more »
  • Mickey Shunick's father: "it certainly doesn't look very good" Play Video

    July 18, 2012 10:17 PM

    LAFAYETTE- The father of missing college student Mickey Shunick questions if his daughter will be found alive after the man accused of killing her was also indicted for another murder where a woman was killed. Brandon Lavergne was indicted Wednesday by a grand jury for Shunick's murder and kidnapping... more »
  • Texas group aids in search of missing student

    July 16, 2012 2:38 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A Texas-based organization that helps search for missing people has been involved in the search for a missing Lafayette college student who is feared dead. Texas Equusearch came to Acadiana last week to assist local authorities with the search for Mickey Shunick. Tim Miller, director of the Houston-based... more »
  • Obama signs student loan, road-building bill

    July 6, 2012 5:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says a bill to keep construction workers on the job and prevent a spike in interest rates on new loans to college students "will make a real difference" for millions of Americans. Obama signed into law legislation allowing more than $100 billion to be spent... more »
  • Student loan, roads bill poised for final passage

    June 28, 2012 7:29 AM

    WASHINGTON - Congressional leaders are hoping for final passage this week of a bill reshaping federal transportation programs and averting a doubling of interest rates for millions of federal student loans. Lawmakers and aides said House and Senate leaders had reached agreement on the measure. Without action by the... more »
  • Tentative Hill deal on student loans

    June 27, 2012 1:17 PM

    WASHINGTON - A congressional Republican says the House and Senate have tentatively agreed to prevent interest rates on new college loans from doubling to 6.8 percent this Sunday. The one-year extension of the existing 3.4 percent rate on subsidized Stafford loans is the same package that Senate Majority Leader Harry... more »

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