Today marks the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina making landfall in Louisiana. Even after nine years, memories are still fresh and recovery continues. Eric Gill has more…:
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The New Orleans Police Department says they’ve arrested a pastor who shot an alleged attempted burglary suspect Wednesday night in Algiers. 62-year-old William Littleton now faces one count of aggravated battery by shooting. Cops say he shot a man in the head as he was trying to steal copper from the Greater Morning Star Baptist Church.
The South Plaquemines High School student who was suspended because of his religiously mandated hairstyle, has been allowed to return to class. ACLU-LA Executive Director Marjorie Esman says the school has allowed the student to attend class with his dreadlocks pinned up. She says other issues related to the suspension are still being worked out, like the school’s responsibility to help the student catch up with missed schoolwork…:
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She says it’s unfortunate that there doesn’t seem to be enough recognition of the rights of members of minority faiths.
Two Louisiana teams begin the college football season tomorrow against Top 25 opponents. The 13th ranked Tigers will face 14th ranked Wisconsin at a neutral site in Houston. Louisiana Tech is also facing a Top 25 team as the Bulldogs will visit third ranked Oklahoma tomorrow night.