A federal judge has told the state it must remove the 15 juvenile offenders that are housed at the State Penitentiary in Angola by September 15th .Jeff Palermo has the story…
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Grambling will battle LSU for the first time ever on the football field Saturday night in Tiger Stadium. Teiko Foxx spoke with the University’s President about what this means.
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A federal judge has ordered that the dozen or so violent juvenile offenders housed at the State Penitentiary at Angola must be removed by September 15th. In her ruling, Judge Shelly Dick said the facility screams prison and the youth are not getting rehabilitation they need. The lead attorney for the plaintiffs is David Utter…
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The state created the Bridge City Center for Youth at Angola last summer after several violent episodes at other youth facilities. This is only a temporary set up, until a new facility opens at Monroe this fall. Utter says Judge Dick agreed with them that housing youths at Angola will only hardened them…
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Utter says at last report the state was housing 15 juvenile offenders at the former Death Row facility at Angola. Utter says the state broke several promises when it came to how they would be treated. He says they have evidence that some kids were in solitary confinement for 23 hours….
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The Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice says it disagrees with the ruling and will appeal. They also plan to explore other options that ensures the safety of staff, the public and youth in their care.
It’s going to be the battle of the tigers this weekend in Baton Rouge. Grambling State will face LSU on the football field for the first time tomorrow night. GSU President Rick Gallot says this is a great opportunity for the school and football team.
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The historic Grambling Tigers have won 15 national titles and 26 SWAC Conference Championships. Gallot says the football team is used to playing in big venues across the country.
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Kick-off is set for 6:30 p.m. Gallot says GramFam will make their presence known.
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Among the topics in the first statewide televised debate with five of the seven major gubernatorial candidates, was the state’s property insurance crisis. Four of the candidates say they would call for a special session immediately after taking oath. Slidell Senator Sharon Hewitt says how the state regulates the industry needs to be changed.
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Former Louisiana Business and Industry president, Stephen Waguespack…
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The sole Independent candidate Hunter Lundy says multiple hurricanes and the court system being shut down due to COVID only exacerbated the problem and there was little legal recourse.
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Democrat Shawn Wilson says he’s for legislation that requires insurers to make payments in a certain time period, so policyholders receive the coverage they paid for.
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Treasurer John Schroder says he would call for a summit with several entities to discuss the best way to address the crisis.
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Frontrunner Republican Jeff Landry did not participate in the debate. Representative Richard Nelson’s polling numbers kept him from being invited to debate.
The LSU Board of Supervisors has approved a new ten-year, 36-million dollar contract for Lady Tigers basketball coach Kim Mulkey. It’s richest contract in women’s college basketball and board member Remy Starns was happy to vote for it…
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Only one board member voted against it and that was Jay Blossman, who would rather see coaches get huge bonuses for winning championships
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Blossman says if a coach has a bad season, you can’t go back and ask for the money back.
Mulkey will make 3.15 million dollars in the upcoming season, slightly higher than fellow national championship coaches Dawn Staley and Geno Auriemma. Starns believes LSU has the best women’s college basketball coach in the country…
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