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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Eight alleged members or associates of a white supremacist prison gang called the Aryan Circle have been indicted in Louisiana on federal charges in the 2016 killing of a fellow alleged member of the gang. An indictment unsealed Tuesday charges 38-year-old Jeremy Jordan of Orange, Texas, with "violent crimes in aid of racketeering" in the murder of Clifton Hallmark. Seven other defendants are charged with being accessories after the fact to the murder of Hallmark.

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A Georgia man is in custody after he allegedly stole money from several Shreveport apartment complexes. Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator, in a news release Tuesday, said 37-year-old Charles Epps, of Stone Mountain, faces 10 counts of simple burglary, forgery and criminal conspiracy. He's being held at the Caddo Correctional Center. Prator says Epps allegedly stole money orders from night deposit drop boxes at 10 complexes and negotiated them at different locations from Shreveport to Atlanta.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Four people have been named as finalists to be Louisiana's next higher education commissioner. The Board of Regents announced the contenders Tuesday and intends to name the new commissioner at its April 18 meeting. Joseph Rallo, commissioner since January 2015, plans to retire from the position overseeing policy governing Louisiana's 38 public colleges.

EUNICE, La. (AP) - LSU Eunice has named Byron Starks as head coach of its men's basketball program. Starks, regarded as one of the top high school coaches in Louisiana, will lay the foundation for the start-up program that will begin play in the NJCAA for the upcoming 2018-2019 season. KATC-TV reports the hire is pending approval of the LSU Board of Supervisors.

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