State fighting compensation for freed inmate | The New Orleans Advocate – Damon Thibodeaux spent over a decade on Death Row before being exonerated by DNA testing that failed to link him to the 1996 killing of a 14-year old. The state Attorney General maintains Thibodeaux was never proved “factually innocent” and doesn’t deserve state compensation for his imprisonment.
Documents detail wrongdoing, coverups at EBR Schools | WBRZ News 2 – “The documents show allegations to cover up possible wrongdoing stemmed from the highest levels of the [East Baton Rouge] School System. The investigation sheds light on things like: cheating, a lack of accountability, an employee forced to delete emails and sloppy record keeping.”
Deal would derail coastal lawsuit | The New Orleans Advocate – “Legislators plan to modify the wording of a bill Thursday morning to sidetrack a controversial lawsuit filed by a New Orleans-area levee board against 97 oil and gas companies, without disrupting similar litigation filed by parish governments.”
A year after opening with a media spotlight on actor and co-owner Wendell Pierce, followed four months later by a personal appearance by Michelle Obama, the Sterling Farms grocery store in Marrero is closing with far less fanfare and celebrity.
Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...
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