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Baton Rouge on track to break murder record

Baton Rouge on track to break murder record

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) –With Baton Rouge on track to break records for homicides and murders, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is outlining her strategy to cut back on the violence. However, any such strategy could take months to come together. Earlier this week, a violent night made headlines. There were five shooting scenes across the parish(…)

S.L.C.E. host school board candidate forum for District 7 at LEE High School

S.L.C.E. host school board candidate forum for District 7 at LEE High School

The South Louisiana Coalition (SLCE) for Education host candidate forum at Lee High School. SLCE was formed in 2015 by a group of community educators in Baton Rouge, LA. The members are from the following parishes: East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Point Coupee, Ascension, St. Helena, Avoyelles, and Iberville. SLCE mission is to organize teachers,(…)

SLCE to hold Candidate Forum to bring community-voiced issues directly to candidates

SLCE to hold Candidate Forum to bring community-voiced issues directly to candidates

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Brendan Csaposs at (415) 706-4224 or brendan.csaposs@educationalequity.org.   SLCE to hold Candidate Forum to bring community-voiced issues directly to candidates   Baton Rouge – For the past 2 months, SLCE has been engaging teachers, parents, students, and community members across District 7 in conversations to surface issues they(…)

3 inmates broke out of jail to rob a local Dollar General for snacks-Humphreys County Correctional Facility

3 inmates broke out of jail to rob a local Dollar General for snacks-Humphreys County Correctional Facility

LEXINGTON, MS (Mississippi News Now) –A bizarre crime happened in Holmes County Tuesday when four inmates reportedly broke out of the Holmes-Humphreys County Correctional Facility, burglarizing a business, then sneaking back in to jail. The inmates, Levontaye Ellington, Travis Baker, Maurice Robertson and Jacquiez Williams escaped their cell, jumped the fence of the jail and walked less(…)