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9NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Louisiana Judge Jessie LeBlanc admits to using racial slur, apologizes - A district court judge made a stunning public admission Sunday - that she indeed used a stinging racial slur against a black sheriff's deputy and a black law clerk in her district. "I admit that I used that word," 23rd Judicial District Judge Jessie LeBlanc said during an exclusive interview with WAFB Investigative Reporter Scottie Hunter.

Where to Go Camping in Louisiana - Fife Free Press Hiking is one of the best activities you can do in the area. But, you can also go swimming in the Kisatchie Bayou. The water is cool and clear, so you can let yourself relax and let the kids swim freely. One of the most famous areas for camping is the South Toledo Bend State Park.

Update: NOPD clarifies statement, says no exceptions for tandem float ban in 2020 New Orleans Police Department officials contacted The Times-Picayune - New Orleans Advocate on Sunday evening to say there are no exceptions to the rule banning tandem floats that was announced for the remainder of Carnival's 2020 season after two people died in the past few days in accidents.

One Louisiana native is going to Hollywood on American Idol Gifted with a voice that will touch your soul.

Photojournalist James W. Terry III captures black history through his camera lens Photojournalist, James W. Terry III, has been getting a snapshot of life in the Baton Rouge area for 4 decades.

NRL 2020: St George Illawarra Dragons, Ben Hunt, Issac Luke, Cameron McInnes, Michael Ennis Former NRL star and Fox League expert Michael Ennis has expressed his concerns over St George Illawarra heading into the 2020 season.

52-year-old bicyclist killed in Ascension Parish crash Troopers are investigating a fatal crash involving a truck and bicycle Sunday afternoon.

Exhibit Honors Holocaust Liberators - THE MERCURY Ackerman Center display features accounts from Texan WWII soldiers. In a hallway just outside the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies lies an array of banners featuring 21 individuals: the Texas servicemen who liberated concentration camps in the aftermath of World War II.

Getting to know Alabama's signees: RB Kyle Edwards National Signing Day has come and gone, and Alabama's 2020 recruiting class is officially set. There were 25 total members with talent across the board. In order for fans to get to know the Crimson Tide's newest players, we have laid out a "get to know them" article for each member.

2020 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships Day Five Finals Live: Casas Breaks Lochte Meet Record, Brown Swims 45 100 Free SEC Swimming and Diving Championships. Auburn, Alabama 2020. The final night of the 2020 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships had the finals of the 1650, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast and 400 free relay.

New Orleans Bans ‘Tandem Floats’ After 2 Are Killed Ahead of Mardi Gras Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced the ban on Saturday night, after a man was struck by a float in the Krewe of Endymion parade.

Proteas: Their result of the home season! Cape Town - South Africa, considering the chastening backdrop of events only two days earlier, had strong claims to boasting their gutsiest a.

Natural Foods Bakery cooks up new plans as it closes Paul St premises The owners of the Natural Foods Bakery, well-known purveyors of wholesome foods, are to sell one of their three premises as they focus more on producing artisan breads.

Rum Journal: Cruzan Single Barrel, the Essence of St Croix St Croix is an island of rum, home to Cruzan, one of the Caribbean’s truly venerable distilleries, a sugarcane symbol for what makes it wonderful.

50 Mardi Gras Parades, Louisiana Day 1216 There are over 50 parades in the New Orleans area during Carnival Season. Since we have been here during Mardi Gras a number of times, we will only go to 2 or 3 parades, as they…

Officials Scramble To Contain Coronavirus Outbreaks In South Korea, Iran And Italy As coronavirus prevention and control measures continue in China, new outbreaks of the respiratory disease COVID-19 in South Korea, Italy and Iran have.

Le Show For The Week Of February 23, 2020 With just a couple days left before Mardi Gras Harry Shearer brings us Dominion, News of the Goldy, News of the Warm, News of the Olympic Movement, News of.

Second rider falls from float during Krewe of Thoth parade A second float rider has fallen from a Krewe of Thoth float.

Another float rider fell off parade float, says NOLA emergency crews NEW ORLEANS - A second float rider has fallen from a Krewe of Thoth float.

The Reading Life with Lauren Groff and Amy Bonnaffons This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with fiction writer Lauren Groff, whose most recent books are “Fates and Furies” and the story collection,.

Firefighter injured while responding to house fire Another vacant house has been set on fire on Sunday.

Another vacant house set to flames; arson involved BATON ROUGE - Another vacant house has been set on fire on Sunday.

Two people killed by Mardi Gras parade floats in New Orleans Two people have died within days of each other after being struck or run over by parade floats during huge Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans. The first victim was a woman who was killed on.

Rider hospitalized after falling off of New Orleans parade float According to New Orleans EMS a person riding in th Krewe of Thoth parade has fallen off a float Sunday afternoon.

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