Lawsuit accuses Angola prison guards of forcing transgender visitor to strip

A transgender woman who tried to visit her incarcerated brother claims that prison officers at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola ordered her to remove

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La. bill requiring unanimous verdicts in felony cases advances

A Louisiana Senate committee advanced a bill proposing a constitutional amendment that would require juries to reach unanimous verdicts in all felony cases.

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Guns for sale at a show in Louisiana
Private sellers at Louisiana’s gun shows do not check backgrounds
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Dozens of big gun shows are held yearly in Louisiana, including greater New Orleans, with one at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner last weekend. Full-fledged dealers at ...
Man convicted of killing former NFL player Joe McKnight gets 30 years
Ronald Gasser, the West Bank man convicted of manslaughter in a Dec. 1, 2016 road-rage incident that killed former NFL player Joe McKnight, was sentenced last Thursday to 30 ...
New EPI study shows no Black progress in 50 years
By Lauren Victoria Burke Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — Americans were the only group that showed no economic improvement since 2000. They based their conclusions on Census data. This year, there was ...
La. hit with flurry of school threats in wake of Fla. mass shooting
Since the Valentine’s Day mass shooting at a Florida high school that claimed 17 lives and fueled a renewed push for stiffer gun-control laws. Louisiana law enforcement agencies have ...
Federal anti-poverty program sets sights on La.
By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer As Gov. John Bel Edwards announced a legislative agenda with a specific focus on anti-poverty efforts, a federal program aimed at encouraging investment in poor and lower-class ...
Bombs kill a black man and a black teenager in Austin, Texas
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — Three bomb blasts in less than two weeks throughout Austin, Texas, that have killed a Black man and a Black teenager ...
Brass Bash celebrates community leader in public health
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer Luke’s House, a community clinic that provides free vital healthcare services to medically underserved and uninsured people, will honor Erica J. Washington, an epidemiologist for the State ...
Governor Edwards releases anti-poverty agenda
Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer On March 11, Gov. John Bel Edwards released his proposed agenda for the 2018 State Legislature session that convened March 12, with a strong focus on reducing poverty ...

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