Post Tagged with: "Louisiana"

Is race important? Jury queried in Louisiana murder trial

March 14, 2017 9:30 am
Is race important? Jury queried in Louisiana murder trial

The head of the Louisiana State Police called it the most disturbing thing he’s seen: a 6-year-old autistic boy’s lifeless body, strapped into the front seat of a car riddled with bullets fired by two law enforcement officers. Video from a police officer’s body camera captured the burst of gunfire […]

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Married PE teacher Nicole Aymond in the United States charged with having sex with students

November 14, 2016 3:30 am
Married PE teacher Nicole Aymond in the United States charged with having sex with students

PE teacher Nicole Aymond is charged with having sex with male students. Photo / Port Barre Police Department A married PE teacher in the United States has been arrested and faces charges of having sex with male students. Port Barre Police Department Chief Deon Boudreaux said 45-year-old Nicole Aymond was […]

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US President Barack Obama declares disaster as deadly floods hit Louisiana

August 15, 2016 9:17 am
US President Barack Obama declares disaster as deadly floods hit Louisiana

US President Barack Obama has issued a “major disaster” declaration for the state of Louisiana, where historic flooding has killed at least five people and stranded thousands more. Obama called Governor John Bel Edwards to inform him of the decision, the White House said in a statement on Sunday night, two days […]

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Baton Rouge Police weary fear after Gavin Long

July 18, 2016 10:00 am
Baton Rouge Police weary fear after Gavin Long

Baton Rouge Police Department Officer Markell Morris holds a bouquet of flowers and a Superman figure that a citizen left at the hospital where the officers were brought to. Photo / AP Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police officer Montrell Jackson had expressed the exhaustion, frustration and vulnerability of being a cop […]

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Gavin Long, Baton Rouge gunman identified as former US Marine

5:29 am
Gavin Long, Baton Rouge gunman identified as former US Marine

Police officers stand near the scene of shooting where three police officers were killed, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, July 17, 2016. (AFP photo) The US gunman behind Sunday’s fatal attack on police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was a former member of the US Marine Corps who had served in Iraq, […]

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Baton Rouge fatal shooting: 3 US officers killed, hunt on for suspects in Louisiana

July 17, 2016 11:00 pm
Baton Rouge fatal shooting: 3 US officers killed, hunt on for suspects in Louisiana

Baton Rouge Police block Airline Highway after police were shot. Photo / AP US gunmen have ambushed and fatally shot three police officers and wounded three others in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the same city where a black man was killed by white officers earlier this month. The shots were fired […]

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Louisiana twins die in hot pickup truck outside their home

June 22, 2016 8:00 am
Louisiana twins die in hot pickup truck outside their home

Twins Oliver and Aria Orr, 3, died on Saturday after being found unresponsive inside a truck parked outside their home. Photo / Facebook Police in Louisiana say 3-year-old twins have died after being found unresponsive in a pickup truck outside their home. The twins’ mother contacted neighbours on Saturday (US […]

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Seven US Marines and four aircrew are missing and presumed dead after their army helicopter crashed

March 12, 2015 6:33 am
Seven US Marines and four aircrew are missing and presumed dead after their army helicopter crashed

  Military personnel wade in the water and search on the beach under heavy fog at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Photo/AP Seven US Marines and four aircrew are missing and presumed dead after their army helicopter crashed during a night training exercise in Florida, military officials said. The UH-60 […]

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US White House to Appeal Decision Against Obama Immigration Measures

February 18, 2015 1:11 am
US White House to Appeal Decision Against Obama Immigration Measures

Washington – The administration of US President Barack Obama promised today that it will appeal the courts decision of a federal judge in the State of Texas, temporarily blocking the executive actions of the President on immigration. An official note from the White House defended such provisions announced by the […]

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Nearly 4000 black victims were lynched in 12 states in the southern United States

February 12, 2015 3:17 am
Nearly 4000 black victims were lynched in 12 states in the southern United States

Nearly 4000 black victims were lynched in 12 states in the southern United States from 1877 to 1950, an average of more than one a week for 73 years, a new study has revealed. The Equal Justice Initiative, a human rights group in Alabama, spent years researching what it called […]

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