State Police has released nine videos from the 2019 arrest of Ronald Greene, a 49-year-old unarmed black man who died in police custody. The videos show the troopers dragged Greene out of his vehicle, repeatedly punched him, and used a stun gun multiple times following a high-speed chase that ended in Union Parish. Superintendent Col. Lamar Davis says the videos are in the hands of state and federal criminal investigators.
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The initial report from the traffic stop said Greene died in a car crash following a high-speed chase that started in Ouachita Parish.
Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy says Governor Edwards has requested $3-billion dollars in federal disaster relief funds to help those in southwest Louisiana struggling to recover from last year’s hurricanes. Cassidy says he will meet again with a key decision-maker in the Biden administration.
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Starting in July, a new budget airliner will begin offering direct flights out of New Orleans to ten midsized cities in the South and Midwest. Matt Doyle has the story.
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The LSU Baseball team clinched a spot in the SEC Tournament with a 12-to-6 win in 13 innings over Texas A-and-M. It was also coaching win number 15-hundred for Paul Mainieri. The Ragin Cajuns can clinch a share of a Sun Belt West Division title with a win over Troy this afternoon and a UTA loss. And McNeese has clinched a spot in the Southland Tournament.