The Senate passed a bill that would allow teachers to pray in public schools with students. Matt Doyle has more.
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The woman who has accused Secretary of State Tom Schedler of sexual harassment has come forward to the Louisiana Radio Network to tell her story. Jeff Palermo has the story…
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The Senate passed a proposal that will allow school employees to pray with students during the class hours. Before joining in the group prayers, students would have to have a signed request form signed by their parents. The bill’s sponsor, Bossier Senator Ryan Gatti, says it’s a response to recent legal actions taken against his parish.
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Gatti says denying students the ability to pray with faculty flies in the face of local culture.
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Gatti says prayer is allowed in many other state institutions, such as the legislature, and as such should not be restricted in schools. He anticipates his bill will receive approval in the House…
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The woman who has accused Secretary of State Tom Schedler of sexual harassment is speaking out, exclusively to the Louisiana Radio Network. Dawn Ross, who is a longtime employee of the Secretary of State’s office, says she was the recipient of unwanted sexually charged emails, gifts and advances by Schedler since 2007 and she eventually had enough
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Schedler has described the relationship as consensual. But Ross says she tried to keep the relationship only to the friendship level and made it clear to him that’s all she was seeking…
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Ross says Schedler also stalked her and would show up unannounced in public settings. She says the Secretary of State even bought a townhome in the same complex as her…
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Ross, who also worked for a time as Schedler’s secretary, says the final straw came last April, when Schedler started screaming at her when she asked for time off. Ross says Schedler banished her from the office and assigned her to a room with nothing to do and was told to stay out of sight. She says that continued for about three months….
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US Senator John Kennedy says it saddens him, but he believes Secretary of State Tom Schedler should resign because of the sexual harassment allegations made against him by a longtime employee. When the accusations first surfaced, Kennedy said he’s withholding judgement, but his views have changed.
The Louisiana Red Cross is joining a national push to install hundreds of thousands of smoke detectors in homes around the country. “Sound the Alarm” will see Red Cross volunteers visiting homes to install alarms, and educate families on fire safety. Greater New York Regional CEO Josh Lockwood says its been a wildly successful program so far.
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Lockwood says despite big publicity pushes, reinforcing the importance of fire safety, many homes still lack a working smoke detector.
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Lockwood says along with alarm installation, volunteers will be handing out crucial fire safety tips like…
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The drive kicks off in Louisiana tomorrow in Baton Rouge and Marrero.
Is six-foof-six pass rusher Marcus Davenport the missing piece to a Super Championship defense? New Orleans traded up in Thursday night’s first round of the NFL draft to select the freak athlete from Texas-San Antonio. Saints sideline reporter Kristian Garic says drafting Davenport comes with a risk, since they gave up their 2019 first round pick for him
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Davenport was the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year last year and finished his career at the University of Texas at San Antonio with 22 sacks. Garic says Davenport is a gifted athlete, who needs some polish
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The Saints have one third round selection tonight and then four more picks on Saturday. Garic says his sources around the league believe the Saints will look to add to their defensive line
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