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  • Petitions fail in effort to recall 3 La. lawmakers

    October 16, 2012 7:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Recall efforts against three Republican state lawmakers have ended without organizers getting enough signatures on petitions to force an election. The Advocate reports that the Secretary of State's Office said petition drives against Reps. Greg Cromer, Kevin Pearson and Ray Garofalo failed. Cromer and Pearson... more »
  • Group petitions for access at Angola records

    August 21, 2012 9:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A New Orleans nonprofit organization wants a federal court order that would require officials of the Louisiana State Penitentiary to grant center attorneys and a medical specialist access to death-row inmates and records at Angola. Advocacy Center attorneys say in a civil lawsuit that prison... more »
  • Petitions seek to close Newellton bar

    March 19, 2012 8:53 AM

    NEWELLTON, La. (AP) - Two petitions are being circulated to close a popular roadside bar in Tensas Parish that has been the site of three homicides since 2010. However, the bar's owner, Robert Welch, said he has no plans to close and he has spent money beefing up security at... more »

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