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Defendant backs out of deal, pays dearly
Cold feet proved costly for Jaroid Washington on Tuesday, when an Orleans Parish judge nearly doubled his sentence after he refused to testify at a murder trial over the 2012 killing of a Southeastern Louisiana University student in the parking lot of an Algiers strip mall. Criminal District Judge Karen Herman sentenced the 18-year-old Washington to 40-year terms on counts of manslaughter, armed robbery with a firearm and obstruction of justice.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
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The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded more than $35,000 on Sept. 3 to support local schools and literacy programs, including the Algiers Charter School Association, Benjamin Franklin High School, Collegiate Academies, Mirabeau Family Learning Center, New Beginnings Schools, Start The Adventure In Reading, International School of Louisiana Bunche Campus, Christian Schools in River Ridge, Southeastern Louisiana University and D.C. Reeves Elementary in Ponchatoula.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
University plans nursing gala
The Southeastern Louisiana University School of Nursing will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the university's nursing program at a gala on Oct. 10. A social hour is planned for 6 p.m. and the evening's events are expected to continue until 9 p.m. More information can be obtained by calling the office of the dean of nursing and health sciences at 985-549-5179 or online at www.southeastern.edu/nursing.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Bollinger Shipyard Stalwart VP Dave Marmillion to Retire
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. headquartered in Lockport, La., inform of the upcoming retirement of its Vice President Repair, Eastern Division, Dave Marmillion, after 46 years in the shipyard industry. Marmillion's retirement was announced by Bollinger's Chief Operating Officer, Ben Bordelon, who said, "Dave has been an integral part of Bollinger's growth and a mentor to many in the shipyard industry over the past 46 years.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
More dual enrollment and advanced placement classes offered at East St. John in Reserve
The students who take AP and dual enrollment courses at the high school level are more prepared for the rigor of college life. Julie Jackson East St. John High in Reserve recently implemented broader dual enrollment and advanced placement classes.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
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Find what makes you happy from this weekend's entertainment choices
A good time is bound to be had this weekend. Here's a little something to help you find it.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
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Southeastern Counseling Program Awarded Training Grant
HAMMOND, La., Aug. 28 -- Southeastern Louisiana University issued the following news release: Thanks to a Louisiana Board of Regents grant totaling $71,340, Southeastern Louisiana University's graduate counseling program will be the first and only program in the state to use specialized technology in its research and student training.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Riverside in Reserve offers art integrated curriculum and dual enrollment classes
The faculty, staff and students at Riverside Academy in Reserve are looking forward to a promising 2014-2015 school year.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Cheerleading squad at Ben Franklin in New Orleans wins awards
The cheerleading squad at Ben Franklin in New Orleans recently won top awards at the Universal Cheerleaders Association's summer camp at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Hammond council regulates open burning of trash, leaves
The City Council adopted an ordinance Monday requiring residents who want to burn leaves, woody debris or trash to get a permit to do so and to conduct the burn in an underground incinerator.
Casey Revere to seek western St. Tammany justice of the peace seat
Casey Revere, a St. Tammany Parish government employee, has announced his candidacy for Ward 1 justice of the peace in the Nov. 4 election .
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Judge Dawn Amacker announces re-election bid for St. Tammany, Washington parishes judge post
State District Judge Dawn Amacker announced she is seeking re-election to her Division L seat on the 22nd Judicial District cour t.
St. James Parish names new sugar queens
New sugar queens were crowned recently in St. James Parish during a pageant at Gramercy Elementary School.