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Louisiana state wrestling championships may be in jeopardy

By Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro | Jun 19, 2017

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s (LHSAA) state wrestling tournament may have low turnouts next year because of the proposed dates and location.

Louisiana Supreme Court reviews records fight with St. Landry Parish district attorney's office

By Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro | May 31, 2017

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently heard arguments in a battle over an inmate's public records request, though the high court has yet to rule on the matter.

Louisiana House of Representatives passes controversial free speech bill

By Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro | May 29, 2017

The Louisiana House recently passed a free speech bill over concerns that controversial guests wouldn’t be allowed to speak at the state's public university campuses.

BP settles oil spill disaster with Plaquemines Parish for $45M

By Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro | May 14, 2017

A coastal Louisiana parish, damaged in the great oil spill, finally reached a settlement with the oil company after seven years.

Louisiana governor and AG bickering continues with $4 million lawsuit

By Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro | May 8, 2017

NEW ORLEANS — A lawsuit filed against Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards over $4 million that is allegedly owned Attorney General Jeff Landry is the newest dispute between the two high-profile government officials.

Louisiana justice’s civil rights case against peers denied

By Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro | Apr 22, 2017

A federal judge recently refused to reverse a lower court's decision to dismiss a case brought by a Louisiana Supreme Court justice who accused four of his colleagues of allegedly violating his civil rights.

Inmate held illegally for weeks files lawsuit against Orleans Parish

By Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro | Apr 21, 2017

A New Orleans man held in two different state inmate facilities almost four weeks after his official release date recently filed a federal lawsuit against Orleans Parish and state officials.

Lawsuit alleges Lafayette police officer Illegally deleted photo of suspect

By Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro | Apr 10, 2017

LAFAYETTE — A Lafayette corrections officer illegally deleted a photo a suspect’s mother took on her cellphone, a lawsuit filed in federal court claims.

Local archaeologist on what floods may mean for future of coastline

By Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro | Apr 6, 2017

NEW ORLEANS — The cities of Walker and Denham Springs filed a lawsuit against the state and its contractors — similar to the one filed in March by Tangipahoa Parish resident Levi Robertson — alleging that an Interstate 12 concrete barrier acted as a flood wall and was to blame for historic flooding in 2016.

Louisiana officer convicted of manslaughter in fatal shooting of autistic 6-year-old

By Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro | Apr 2, 2017

MARKSVILLE — A Marksville law enforcement officer who allegedly shot and killed a 6-year-old autistic boy following a vehicle pursuit in 2015 was found guilty on a lesser degree of manslaughter on March 24.

Appeals court dismisses coastal lawsuit against oil companies

By Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro | Mar 9, 2017

NEW ORLEANS — The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on March 3 dismissed a lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies alleging damage to coastal wetlands.

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