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US: Louisiana (News/Activism)

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  • DISPATCHES FROM THE EDUCATION APOCALYPSE: (LSU)

    10/19/2017 3:00:38 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 11 replies
    Instapundit ^ | 10/19/2017 | Ed Driscoll
    Shot: Louisiana State University builds $85 million recreation complex including a giant “lazy river” concrete swimming pool meets aqua maze.Chaser: The best of times, the worst of times: Inside LSU’s Middleton Library and the Cox Center. Extensive photos illustrate how the library is crumbling with extensive flooding damage while the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes is gleaming, spotless, and modern.
  • Suspect in NOPD officer killing defecates into napkin, smears feces on face in court

    10/18/2017 10:41:42 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 45 replies
    WDSU ^ | Oct 18, 2017 | WDSU Digital Team
    NEW ORLEANS — After an apparent disturbance in the courtroom, jury selection ended for the day Wednesday in the trial of a man accused of killing a New Orleans police officer. WDSU reporter Travers Mackel said Boys rubbed feces on his own face and mouth after returning from the restroom and defecating into a napkin. The incident happened in the courtroom in the middle of jury selection, Mackel reported. Mackel reported that the courtroom disturbance ended jury selection for the day. The trial will resume Thursday with a competency hearing in the morning.
  • LSU students forced to pay $200 per semester for flashy new rec center with ‘lazy river’

    10/17/2017 1:36:01 PM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    College FIx ^ | October 17, 2017 | Greg Piper
    Louisiana State University doesn’t just fire professors when they cuss in classes on teaching K-12 in an urban setting. It also charges students a relative fortune for an $85 million renovation and expansion of the public university’s recreation center, which now includes a 536-foot “lazy river.”
  • #BREAKING: Oil Rig Explodes in Louisiana

    10/15/2017 7:22:03 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 17 replies
    alboenews.net ^ | October 15, 2017 | Al Boe
    KENNER, LOUISIANA (ALBOENEWS) — An oil rig has exploded in Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana, according to local media. The incident occurred on Sunday evening and has caused multiple injuries.
  • Police to arrest 10 people in LSU fraternity pledge's death

    10/11/2017 1:24:02 PM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    AP ^ | October 11, 2017 | Michael Kunzelman
    Ten people will be arrested on hazing charges in the death of a Louisiana State University fraternity pledge after a night of drinking, LSU officials said Wednesday. One of the 10 suspects, Matthew Alexander Naquin, also faces a negligent homicide charge in the death last month of 18-year-old Maxwell Gruver, a freshman from Roswell, Georgia, LSU said in a statement.
  • Parents of autistic children speaking out after altercation at Breaux Bridge High

    10/09/2017 5:10:17 PM PDT · by topher · 18 replies
    Klfy.com ^ | 9-Oct-2017 | By Caroline Marcello
    Breaux Bridge student hospitalized Wednesday; her parents speak out Mothers of autistic children are speaking out after we reported on an investigation into an incident involving a student defending her autistic friend at Breaux Bridge High School last week. Reagan Boudreaux was defending her friend Arron when she was allegedly punched in the face by a football player at Breaux Bridge High School. The St. Martin Parish School Board as well as the Sheriff’s Department is actively investigating the case, but have yet to release any official statement.
  • Breaux Bridge student hospitalized Wednesday; her parents speak out

    10/06/2017 10:30:42 PM PDT · by topher · 77 replies
    KLFY.com ^ | 6-Oct-2017 | By Caroline Marcello
    [Intro by Topher: a High School cheerleader (small female) was put in ICU by football player. She was defending Autistic student from football player. Football player hit her multiple times. With that, read the article] Correct title: Breaux Bridge student hospitalized Wednesday; her parents speak out [Article takes 6 paragraphs to tell you what I told you in my Intro] BREAUX BRIDGE (LA.) KLFY- The St. Martin Parish the Sheriff’s Department and the St, Martin Paris School Board are officially investigating an incident that left one Breaux Bridge high student hospitalized. Regan Boudreaux, a junior at Breaux Bridge high loved...
  • Tropical Storm Nate aims at New Orleans amid worries about drainage system

    10/06/2017 8:33:46 PM PDT · by topher · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune/AP ^ | 6-Oct-2017 | Stacey Plaisance and Kevin McGill
    When Tropical Storm Nate formed and forecasts put New Orleans in its projected path for this weekend, one big question loomed for residents and business owners: Will the pumps work? "That's now a thought in everybody who lives in New Orleans," said Devin Shearman, a manager at Katie's restaurant and lounge, which flooded during an unexpected rainstorm Aug. 5. It was one of two flash floods this past summer that led to revelations about personnel and equipment problems at the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board, the agency that runs the pumping system that drains the city. Some pumps weren't...
  • Hurricane Nate

    10/05/2017 8:49:41 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 328 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 10/5/2017 | NHC/NOAA
    Tropical Storm Nate is emerging from Honduras into the Western Caribbean. Forecast models are in agreement that Nate will continue into the Gulf of Mexico. Oil companies have begun evacuations of offshore platforms. Nate is forecast to reach the northern Gulf Coast this weekend as a hurricane, and the threat of direct impacts from wind, storm surge, and heavy rainfall is increasing from Louisiana through the western Florida Panhandle. Hurricane and tropical storm watches, as well as a storm surge watch, have been issued for a portion of the northern Gulf Coast, and residents in these areas should monitor the...
  • Tropical Storm Nate Likely To Form From System In Caribbean (Florida Panhandle?)

    10/04/2017 11:27:37 AM PDT · by blam · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-4-2017 | Travis Fedschun
    After a brief pause in tropical activity, another system formed Wednesday in the Caribbean and will likely become Tropical Storm Nate, according to the National Hurricane Center. Tropical Depression 16 is located about 210 miles south-southeast of Cabo Gracias a Dios on the border of Nicaragua and Honduras, the weather service said in its 11 a.m. ET advisory. The system has sustained winds of about 35 mph, moving northwest at 7 mph, and "is expected to become a tropical storm later today or tonight." Meteorologist Adam Klotz has more Video NOAA predicts most active hurricane season since 2010 "On the...
  • Tropical Storm Nate Forms in the Caribbean Sea and Is Forecast to Hit Gulf Coast as Hurricane This W

    Tropical Storm Nate has formed in the western Caribbean Sea and is increasingly likely to pose a threat to parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast as a strong tropical storm or a low-end hurricane this weekend, after tracking over Nicaragua and Honduras today. It is now likely that Nate will make landfall along the northern Gulf Coast, somewhere between Louisiana and Florida, Sunday. It remains too soon to tell where exactly this landfall will occur. The uncertainty in Nate's forecast track is higher than normal. Most guidance also suggests this landfall will most likely be as a low-end hurricane. However,...
  • New tropical system to move into Gulf of Mexic

    10/04/2017 10:34:51 AM PDT · by topher · 15 replies
    NOAA NHC ^ | 4-Oct-2017
    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCDAT1+shtml/041441.shtml 000 WTNT41 KNHC 041441 TCDAT1 Tropical Depression Sixteen Discussion Number 1 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL162017 1100 AM EDT Wed Oct 04 2017 Satellite images indicate that the area of low pressure in the southwestern Caribbean Sea has become better organized since yesterday and is now a tropical depression. GOES-16 one-minute visible data suggest the center is in between two large curved bands of deep convection, not too far from San Andres Island. The initial wind speed is set to 30 kt, somewhat above the TAFB satellite classification, given recent microwave data. An Air Force Reserve Hurricane...
  • NEW DEPRESSION FORMS IN THE SOUTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA

    10/04/2017 10:28:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    www.nhc.noaa.gov/ ^ | 10-04-2017 | Staff
  • (S)aints Coach Sean Payton: More Americans Killed by Guns, Than From All U.S. Wars Combined

    10/03/2017 9:02:39 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 110 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/3/17 | AWR Hawkins
    Ever since the tragic shooting in Las Vegas Sunday night, legions of celebrities who have very little knowledge of guns, criminal psychology, mental disorders, or any helpful information. Have taken to Twitter or gone on television to offer their “solutions,” to the problem of mass shootings in America. The latest such incident of ill-informed advice, in the sports world, comes from New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton. On Tuesday, Payton responded to the heinous Las Vegas attack by tweeting claims that, since 1968, more Americans have been killed by guns than have been killed on all battlefields throughout the whole...
  • Schilling taking down NFL signs

    10/01/2017 5:25:05 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 67 replies
    KATC ^ | Sept 26, 2017
    Schilling Distributing Company has decided to remove Bud Light signs that feature the NFL and the Saints from stores that get their beer from Schilling. The company issued the following statement today: Schilling Distributing Company has made the decision to pull all Bud Light point-of-sale material featuring the NFL and New Orleans Saints marks following last weekend's National Anthem protests. Schilling has been locally Veteran-Owned through three generations since 1950, and it strongly supports our Nation's flag and law enforcement. Schilling believes that while everyone has a right to peacefully protest, doing so at the expense of our National Anthem...
  • Kiss leads Pledge of Allegiance at Gretna Fest

    The spectacular blizzard of confetti that fluttered down during "(I Wanna) Rock and Roll All Nite" had barely settled Saturday (Sept. 30) at the Gretna Heritage Festival when the Kiss concert took an unexpected turn toward the patriotic. "It's always cool to love your country," frontman Paul Stanley told the mostly appreciative audience. Joined by Gretna politicians, the singer-guitarist congratulated Army Major Steve Roberts for his 30-plus years of military service. "Some people believe that freedom is free," he said. But Kiss, Stanley said, appreciates military sacrifice.In an odd visual juxtaposition of symbols, Stanley, dressed in a glittering black, midriff-exposing...
  • Judge: Black Lives Matter is a movement that can't be sued

    09/28/2017 11:52:23 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 65 replies
    WRAL ^ | 9-28-17 | Kuinzelman
    BATON ROUGE, LA. — A federal judge has ruled that Black Lives Matter is a social movement that can't be sued over an officer's injuries during a protest following a deadly police shooting in Baton Rouge last year. A Baton Rouge police officer sued Black Lives Matter and DeRay Mckesson, a prominent activist in the movement. But U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson ruled Thursday that Black Lives Matter is not "an entity of any sort," and like the tea party or civil rights movement, it can't be sued.
  • Louisiana lawmaker uses Saints' anthem protest to threaten to rescind state funds

    09/25/2017 1:56:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 25, 2017 | by Kevin Skiver
    The Saints were one of several teams across the NFL to have players that sat down or took a knee during the national anthem before Sunday's game against the Panthers. Cameron Jordan, Mark Ingram, Sheldon Rankins, Adrian Peterson and Kenny Vaccaro, among others, remained seated on the Saints' bench. The repercussions came in on Monday, with Louisiana House Representative Kenny Havard seizing the opportunity to threaten to redirect state funds away from the Saints. "Disrespecting our national anthem and flag in the name of social injustice is the highest form of hypocrisy," Havard said in a statement on Monday, per...
  • A Louisiana lawmaker wants to cut state funding to the NFL's Saints over anthem protests

    09/25/2017 8:39:34 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 63 replies
    Louisiana State Rep. Kenny Havard expressed his desire to cut millions in state tax dollars, exemptions and credits allocated to the New Orleans Saints, the NFL and associated groups, the Advocate reported. His Monday announcement came one day after a group of Saints players protested the national anthem before their Sunday game against the Panthers. "The very reason (the Saints) have the privilege and opportunity to play professional football while being paid millions is because someone in uniform died protecting their right to do so. It is a disgrace to the men and women of this nation and state who...
  • Man questioned about 2 deadly Baton Rouge shootings is freed from jail

    09/18/2017 4:22:56 PM PDT · by BBell · 7 replies
    A 23-year-old white man whom police call a "person of interest" in the fatal shootings of two black men in Baton Rouge has been released from jail after his arrest on drug charges. Baton Rouge Police Sgt. Don Coppola, a department spokesman, said Monday that Kenneth Gleason "has not been cleared" and remains a "person of interest" in the investigation of the killings.