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  • Civil rights leader to be honored at La. Capitol

    November 21, 2013 6:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The body of civil rights leader Rev. T.J. Jemison will lie in repose at the Louisiana Capitol for visitation Friday. Jemison, a longtime Louisiana pastor of Mount Zion First Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, died last week at the age of 95. A civil rights... more »
  • Civil Air Patrol Prepares to Assist in Flooding Disaster

    May 15, 2011 9:00 AM

    GONZALES, La. - Louisiana Wing Civil Air Patrol (CAP) members are assisting the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) and the Louisiana Army National Guard by providing high-resolution aerial photographs of the Morganza Spillway. CAP has been requested to provide still photography of the I-10 basin area... more »
  • Miss. preparing for its Civil War commemoration

    December 3, 2010 9:38 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - State and local tourism officials are hoping Civil War commemoration events, including re-enactments and conferences, will draw money-spending visitors to Mississippi over the next four years. The state will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the conflict from 2011 to 2015. "It is economic development. We want... more »
  • SPLC takes state-run N.O. schools to task

    December 2, 2010 9:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A civil rights organization complained Thursday about discipline practices and a lack of services for children with disabilities in New Orleans public schools that were taken over by the state after Hurricane Katrina. The Southern Poverty Law Center said only 6.8 percent of students with disabilities... more »
  • US Army Activates Civil Affairs Brigade in Germany

    September 17, 2010 9:39 AM

    BERLIN (AP) - The U.S. military says it has set up a new civil affairs brigade in Germany, the first to be based in Europe. The 361st Civil Affairs Brigade was activated Friday and will be headquartered in Kaiserslautern. Such units help with projects like rebuilding infrastructure and providing... more »
  • Re-enactors keep memory of black Civil War troops

    August 27, 2010 9:42 PM

    SULLIVANS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - The role of black Civil War troops in gaining the freedom of black Americans was pushed to a distant corner of the national memory for decades. But the little-known story of the more than 200,000 blacks who served in the Union forces is one that... more »
  • Former Officer Sentenced in Civil Rights Case

    August 19, 2010 9:23 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A federal magistrate judge has sentenced a former Patterson police officer, convicted in September 2009 of a misdemeanor civil rights violation, to one year in federal prison. A jury convicted 23-year-old Jeffrey Jermaine Prince for sexually assaulting a woman in May 2008 when she arrived at... more »
  • Civil Air Patrol Holds Training Academy

    August 18, 2010 3:33 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. - Over 100 Civil Air Patrol (CAP) members of the Louisiana Wing gathered for a two-day training academy in Lafayette on Aug. 14-15, 2010. Louisiana Wing Training Academy Director, 1st Lt. Mike Smith said, "We had an excellent academy. I'm very pleased with the number of senior members... more »
  • Civil Air Patrol Holds Training Academy

    August 18, 2010 3:10 PM

    Civil Air Patrol Holds Training Academy LAFAYETTE, La. - Over 100 Civil Air Patrol (CAP) members of the Louisiana Wing gathered for a two-day training academy in Lafayette on Aug. 14-15, 2010. Louisiana Wing Training Academy Director, 1st Lt. Mike Smith said, "We had an excellent academy. I'm very pleased... more »
  • Criminal & Civil Investigations Into The Deepwater Horizon

    June 1, 2010 4:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder says federal authorities have opened criminal and civil investigations into the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. Holder would not specify Tuesday which companies or individuals might be the targets of the probe. He says federal clean air and pollution laws give... more »
  • Possible Criminal & Civil Investigation Into Oil Spill

    May 17, 2010 4:24 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - California Sen. Barbara Boxer and other Democrats on the Senate environment committee are calling for the Department of Justice to open a criminal and civil investigation into the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Boxer, who chairs the environment panel, said that operators of the Deepwater... more »
  • ACLU Representing Family Fighting Sex Segregation Policy At Middle School In Vermilion Parish

    February 24, 2010 1:01 PM

    LAFAYETTE, LA - In the first court hearing ever about sex segregation in coed public schools, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Louisiana argued today that the school board in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana illegally discriminated against both boys and girls at Rene A. Rost Middle School by... more »
  • District Judge Dismisses Civil Suit Against Work Release Center

    December 15, 2009 12:39 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A district judge on Monday dismissed the state's civil suit against a private work release center seeking reimbursement of money earned by inmates that allegedly went missing. The state Department of Public Safety and Corrections filed suit earlier this year against the Lafayette Community Correctional Center... more »

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