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  • Councilmen to recommend closure of Vinton park

    April 9, 2012 9:12 AM

    VINTON, La. (AP) - The Vinton skate park is unlikely to remain open at its current location. Councilmen Kevin Merchant and Bliss Bujard tell the American Press they expect a recommendation to have the park closed will be heard at the council's April meeting. Both Merchant and Bujard serve on... more »
  • Monroe councilmen seek later date for trial

    March 29, 2012 10:45 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Attorneys for Monroe City Councilmen Robert Stevens and Arthur Gilmore are asking a judge to push back their trial date so they can have more time to prepare. Stevens and Gilmore, convicted in May of racketeering and bribery, are awaiting a ruling by U.S. District Judge... more »
  • Councilmen file new documents

    September 1, 2011 9:41 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Defense attorneys for Monroe city councilmen Arthur Gilmore and Robert "Red" Stevens have filed memoranda in support of their motion for either a new trial or acquittal. The News-Star reports the defense attorneys allege that local businessman Eddie Hakim, the prosecution's star witness, was facing an... more »
  • Monroe councilmen appeal bribery conviction

    June 17, 2011 9:51 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Two Monroe city councilmen have filed appeals to overturn their bribery and racketeering convictions. The motions filed in federal court by defense attorneys for Arthur Gilmore and Robert Stevens ask that the men's indictments and convictions be overturned and that a new trial should be granted.... more »

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