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Groups: EPA has dragged heels on oil dispersant rules

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Environmental groups and women from Alaska and Louisiana say the Environmental Protection Agency has dragged its feet on issuing rules for oil spill dispersants, and they’re ready to sue to demand them. They say dispersants used after the Exxon Valdez and BP oil spills were worse than oil alone. But they […]
Tags: Health, Nation, Northwest


Robert Quinn meeting with Saints Monday

The Robert Quinn tour continues on Monday as the Miami Dolphins defensive end heads to Louisiana to meet with the New Orleans Saints. Quinn, who the Dolphins are looking to trade this offseason, met with the Dallas Cowboys last


It's Time To Move On, Rep. Mike Johnson Says After Mueller Probe Ends

Rachel Martin talks to GOP Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana about special counsel Mueller's report that President Trump's campaign did not conspire with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election.


Crime and punishment roundup

Bloodstain analysis convinced a jury Julie Rea killed her 10-year-old son. It took four years for her to be acquitted on retrial, and another four to be exonerated. Has anything been learned? [Pamela Colloff, ProPublica] Forensics’ alternative-facts problem [Radley Balko] The chemists and the coverup: inside the Massachusetts drug lab scandal [Shawn Musgrave, Reason, earlier here, here, here, etc.] “I would say, you know, as a parting gift, if you’d like to throw in some iPhones every year, w...
Tags: Uncategorized, Canada, Crime And Punishment, Florida, Forensics, Louisiana, Prisoners, Prosecution, Sanctions


35 years in prison: Man exonerated in rape case and freed

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Criminal justice advocates say a man convicted of a 1982 rape in Louisiana’s capital city has been exonerated and freed after 35 years in prison. The Innocence Project, which works to free wrongly convicted defendants, said in a news release that 58-year-old Archie Williams was released Thursday based on a […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Louisiana, Baton Rouge La, Archie Williams


‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot’ Production Diaries: Five Dollar Fridays and the Girl Gang in Chapters 6 and 7

Remember when Peter Jackson gave fans an unprecedented look behind the scenes at the making of King Kong with his online production diaries? That was something that was a great influence on the creation of /Film, and we’re very excited to see that director Kevin Smith is going to chronicle the making of his latest film, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. Today, the filmmaker launched The Road to Reboot, a series of videos that will be released on YouTube to give fans an in-depth look at the making of a...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, New Jersey, Sequels, New Orleans, Bob, Louisiana, Stan Lee, Smith, Peter Jackson, Jay, Kevin-Smith, King Kong, Harley Quinn Smith, Milly, The Road


Jay-Z, the Flintstones, red-tailed hawks: News from around our 50 states

Louisiana looks back at Katrina’s effects on homes, North Dakota bucks trend on plastic restrictions, and more            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, North Dakota, Louisiana, Usa Today, Jay Z the Flintstones


Chief says he’s sorry for post but won’t concede it’s racist

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana police officer who was suspended without pay after sharing a racist image on Facebook in 2017 has since become police chief of his small town. And he says he’s developing social media policies that would result in termination for officers who make similar mistakes. Wayne Welsh was assistant chief […]
Tags: News, Ap, New Orleans, Louisiana, Wayne Welsh


Relist Watch

John Elwood reviews Monday’s relists. Exciting times on the relist front! After a couple of light weeks, we had a flurry of action Monday. From last installment’s two new relists, the Supreme Court called for the views of the solicitor general in one case involving what accommodations employers must make for their employees’ religious exercise. The court denied cert in the other case, which involved claims of racial bias in jury deliberations, prompting Justice Sonia Sotomayor to issue an opinio...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Alabama, Nike, Indiana, Dhs, Chicago, United States, Social Security, Michael Jordan, Kansas, Jordan, Louisiana, Nielsen


Trump nominates career diplomat as Cape Verde ambassador

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump has nominated a career diplomat as ambassador to Cape Verde. John Jefferson Daigle currently serves as the designated federal official for the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. Daigle, a Louisiana native, must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Both Louisiana senators have signaled their support […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Louisiana, Donald Trump, Cape Verde, Trump, U S Senate, Baton Rouge La, John Jefferson Daigle, U S Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy Daigle


State AGs put tech giants on notice: 'Something must be done with these companies ... they have become too big'

The attorney general for Louisiana, Jeff Landry, has described a growing unease among US attorneys general about the power of tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon. Landry told SiriusXM's "Breitbart News Daily" show that "all actions" are being considered by his peers when it comes to reining-in the Silicon Valley behemoths. His comments come amid a growing, bipartisan wave of hostility against big tech in recent months, with major Democrat and Republican figures expressing concern....
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Silicon Valley, Louisiana, Department Of Justice, Republican, Donald Trump, Landry, Google Facebook, Breitbart News Daily, FEC


Louisiana-owned plantation removes sign about ‘happy’ slaves

ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) — An official sign declaring that slaves were “well taken-care of and happy” at Louisiana’s most-visited historical site has been removed. State Parks official Brandon Burris tells The Advocate it’s unclear how long the sign was up at the Rosedown Plantation. About 850 people were enslaved there before the Civil War. […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Louisiana, State Parks, ST FRANCISVILLE La, Brandon Burris, Rosedown Plantation About


Specialty team brought in to fight fire at Texas petrochemical facility

A specialty firefighting team from Louisiana has been brought in to battle a fire that has consumed additional chemical tanks at a plant in suburban Houston and sent towering black clouds into the air.
Tags: Texas, Cnn, Louisiana, Houston


Shoot Like A Girl Mobile Range Onsite at Branson Outdoor Days in Branson, MO

Shoot Like A Girl Mobile Range Athens, AL – -(AmmoLand.com)- Women ages 16 and older will be afforded the opportunity to shoot inside Shoot Like A Girl’s semi tractor-trailer mobile range at Branson Outdoor Days at the Branson Convention Center on Friday, March 22nd and Saturday, March 23rd 9am-5pm! New and experienced shooters are invited to attend this free event. At the range, women gain experience in handling and shooting handguns, long guns and compound bows using state-of-the-art techno...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Louisiana, Branson, Branson Mo, Shooting Industry News, Shoot Like A Girl, Certified National Rifle Association, Branson Outdoor Days, Branson Convention Center, Kentucky Texas Tennessee, GLOCK Cabela


2 rescued, 1 missing after Louisiana tug capsizes

MYRTLE GROVE, La. (AP) — The captain of a tug boat is missing but two crew members were rescued after the vessel capsized in the Mississippi River in Louisiana. The U.S. Coast Guard says the Seattle Slew overturned near Myrtle Grove downstream from New Orleans around 8 p.m. Monday. Petty Officer Brandon Giles told news […]
Tags: News, Nation, New Orleans, Louisiana, Mississippi River, U S Coast Guard, La AP, Seattle Slew, MYRTLE GROVE, Brandon Giles


Tuesday round-up

Today the justices will hear oral argument in Cochise Consultancy v. United States, ex rel. Hunt, which asks whether the “discovery” exception to False Claims Act statute of limitations applies to private parties in cases in which the government has not intervened. David Engstrom had this blog’s preview. Lauren Devendorf and Tyler Schmitt preview the case at Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. Subscript Law provides a graphic explainer. [Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose...
Tags: Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Court, Bloomberg, Atlantic, Gop, United States, New York Times, Kansas, Beltway, Louisiana, Usa Today, Flowers


Justices grant four new cases (Corrected)

The Supreme Court issued orders from last week’s private conference. The justices added four new cases to their docket for next term and asked the U.S. solicitor general to weigh in on two more cases. The justices also rejected an appeal from a Georgia death-row inmate who alleges that one member of the jury that convicted him was biased against the inmate because of his race. In Kansas v. Garcia, the justices will review a ruling by the Kansas Supreme Court that reversed the convictions of Rami...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington, Virginia, Court, Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, United States, Social Security, New Orleans, Kansas, Louisiana, Corrections


Justices grant four new cases

The Supreme Court issued orders from last week’s private conference. The justices added four new cases to their docket for next term and asked the U.S. solicitor general to weigh in on two more cases. The justices also rejected an appeal from a Georgia death-row inmate who alleges that one member of the jury that convicted him was biased against the inmate because of his race. In Kansas v. Garcia, the justices will review a ruling by the Kansas Supreme Court that reversed the convictions of Rami...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington, Virginia, Court, Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, United States, Social Security, New Orleans, Kansas, Louisiana, Patterson


How to Build Garage Shelves From Scrap Wood

In this instructable, I show you how to build sturdy garage shelves from 2x4s and plywood.First, I like to be organized. Furthermore, the first step to organization is creating a home (garage shelves) off the floor for each item.I am a native of South Louisiana, which means I own lots of outdoor co...By: jeremyhoffpauirContinue Reading » [Author: jeremyhoffpauir]
Tags: Louisiana, Lifehacks, Jeremyhoffpauir


Man accused of killing girlfriend, family pleads not guilty

LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) — A man accused of killing his girlfriend, her family and his parents in Louisiana has pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors say they’re seeking the death penalty. News outlets report 21-year-old Dakota Theriot entered the pleas Monday to three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his girlfriend, Summer Ernest; her father, […]
Tags: News, Nation, Louisiana, Ernest, LIVINGSTON La AP, Dakota Theriot


Babes with Bullets 3-Gun Challenge

Babes with Bullets 3-Gun Challenge Shreveport, LA, USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Join us for the 4th Annual Babes with Bullets 3-Gun Challenge May 25-26, 2019. Once again, the Babes 3-Gun Challenge is Female (and Novice) friendly and Male inclusive! Held at Kay and Jerry Miculek’s Shootout Range outside of Shreveport, LA, the Babes with Bullets 3-Gun Challenge was designed to meet the growing demand for 3-gun matches that are female friendly, but not at the exclusion of men. The match features two...
Tags: Guns, US, Louisiana, Smith Wesson, Kay, Lisa, Jerry Miculek, Competitive Shooting News, Practiscore, Babes with Bullets, Three Gun Competitions, Lisa Munson, Shreveport LA USA, Shreveport LA the Babes, Women 's Domain and Men 's Domain, Men 's and Women 's Domains


At Home and at Work, More Self-Defense Gun Stories

At Work, as You Shop, & on the Road – More Self-Defense Gun Stories Louisiana –-(Ammoland.com)- Here is the news you won't get from the mainstream media. Again this week, responsible gun owners defend themselves and the people they love. Self-defense instructor Tony Simon joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or did they have a plan and training?  What can we learn from their experience? Listen and find out. (16-minute audio) Th...
Tags: Guns, Louisiana, Cleveland, Nra, Lakewood, Ammoland, Shooting Media News, Rob Morse, Self Defense Gun Stories, Tony Simon, Polite Society Podcast Rob, Rob Morse Rob


Supreme Court to consider Louisiana’s non-unanimous juries

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider banning non-unanimous juries in criminal cases in Louisiana, the only state that still allows them. The justices said Monday they will hear an appeal from a man who was convicted of second-degree murder by a jury’s 10-2 vote. First-degree murder charges already require a unanimous jury to […]
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Washington, Ap, Nation, Louisiana, Northwest, The Supreme Court


Thought for the day, March 18, 2019

Chuck Berry, 1972. (Public domain photo) Chuck Berry, American singer-songwriter and guitarist “Deep down in Louisiana close to New Orleans/Way back up in the woods among the evergreens/There stood a log cabin made of earth and wood/Where lived a country boy named Johnny B. Goode/Who never learned to read or write so well/But he could play a guitar just like a-ringing a bell/Go go/Go Johnny go!/Go go Johnny go!/…Johnny B. Goode!” (1958) Oct. 18, 1926-March 18, 2017 Related Articles ...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Louisiana, Local News, Deep, Johnny, Johnny B Goode, San Fernando Valley, Thought For The Day, New Orleans Way


SCOTUS takes up Miller retroactivity, unanimous juries, the insanity defense and criminal preemption in latest order list!

The Supreme Court is back in action this morning and today's order lists includes a list of four cases in which certioriari is granted.  Four criminal grants would enough to warm a chilly morning for me, but all four cases involve fairly "big ticket" concerns.  With the help of SCOTUSblog, here is the list of granted cases:  Mathena v. Malvo, 18-217 Issue : Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit erred in concluding — in direct conflict with Virginia’s highest court and other cou...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Virginia, Alabama, Kansas, Graham, Louisiana, Montgomery, Miller, Garcia, U S Court of Appeals, Ramos, Douglas A Berman, IRCA, Malvo, Kahler


Monday round-up

This morning the Supreme Court begins its March sitting with two oral arguments. The first case is Virginia House of Delegates v. Bethune-Hill, an appeal by Republican legislators of a lower-court ruling that requires 11 state legislative districts to be redrawn to correct racial gerrymandering. Amy Howe had this blog’s preview, which was first published at Howe on the Court. Amanda Wong and Jared Ham preview the case at Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute, and Subscript Law has a g...
Tags: New York, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, America, Bloomberg, House, New York Times, Npr, Louisiana, North Carolina, Flowers, Smith, The Washington Post, Cornell


Ricks lifts Abilene Christian past SE Louisiana 69-66

KATY, Texas (AP) — Payten Ricks had 21 points as Abilene Christian edged past Southeastern Louisiana 69-66 in the semifinals of the Southland Conference tournament on Friday night. Jaren Lewis had 17 points and 11 rebounds for Abilene Christian (26-6). Damien Daniels added 12 points and Jaylen Franklin 10. Marlain Veal had 20 points and […]
Tags: News, Sports, Louisiana, Southeastern Louisiana, Ricks, KATY Texas AP, Abilene Christian, Jaylen Franklin, Marlain Veal, Jaren Lewis, Payten Ricks, Damien Daniels


‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot’ Production Diaries: Meet the Snake and Gator Wrangler in Chapter 5

Remember when Peter Jackson gave fans an unprecedented look behind the scenes at the making of King Kong with his online production diaries? That was something that was a great influence on the creation of /Film, and we’re very excited to see that director Kevin Smith is going to chronicle the making of his latest film, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. Today, the filmmaker launched The Road to Reboot, a series of videos that will be released on YouTube to give fans an in-depth look at the making of a...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, New Jersey, Sequels, New Orleans, Louisiana, Stan Lee, Smith, Peter Jackson, Jay, Kevin-Smith, King Kong, The Road, Jason Mewes, Brodie, Behind the Scenes Footage


I Am Embarrassed by My State Paper, The Baptist Message

One week ago I wrote my first draft of this article, then I didn’t post it because I realized I was angry and my words were not appropriate nor were they even coherent due to my frustration. Thus, I have waited until today when the hard copy of the article to which I was responding arrived at our church office (and I am in better control of my faculties ). Also, I had another title for this article but some dear friends suggested I should soften it a bit. So this is me not being angry or incendi...
Tags: Politics, Religion, US, International, Georgia, Fox News, Bp, Louisiana, LBC, North Carolina, Fort Worth, Houston Chronicle, Louisville Kentucky, Al Mohler, SBC, Baptist


Here’s the high-priced advice college applicants buy that doesn’t trigger the FBI

Porcelain Pencils by Katharine Morling The FBI just announced a sting operation that caught 50 rich and famous parents paying millions of dollars to bribe and cheat to get their under-qualified kids into top colleges (and, mysteriously, some not-top colleges). Last year a magnet school in Louisiana, which had been celebrated for getting poor minority students into top schools year after year admitted to lying and cheating to get the kids in. I’ve been convinced that the college system is br...
Tags: Montana, Brown University, Careers, Intel, Fbi, Wyoming, Louisiana, Siemens, Ucla, Frank, Westinghouse, Stanford Berkeley, Jose Gonzales, College & grad school, Harvard This, Katharine Morling