The DA’s office delivered the notice to the girl’s house. When her lawyer told the prosecutor to leave the girl alone, the prosecutor got a real subpoena and had it delivered to the girl at school. The prosecutor said he was obligated to interview the victim in order to do his job.
A year ago, the two school districts that oversee schools in the city announced they were “proactively” coming up with a plan to test water supplies for lead. But they didn’t act. Now the plan is to install water filters. Meanwhile, kids are back in school.
With the help of a $40 million federal grant, residents of six parishes in southeastern Louisiana have been talking about how their communities could be redesigned to deal with increased flooding. The plans are meant to complement the state’s expectations that thousands of homes will have be elevated, and some bought out, in the coming decades.
Some people who get speeding tickets are given the option to write a check to the local district attorney’s office, which keeps the ticket out of court and off their driving record. The money stays with the DA. Public defenders, which rely on revenue from traffic tickets in court, say these diversion programs have hurt their budgets.