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Man Who Allegedly Stole Abortion Clinic Signs Charged with Hate Crime

A 27-year-old man in a New Orleans suburb has been charged with a hate crime for allegedly pulling down an abortion clinic’s signs. William Kennedy is accused of pulling metal lettering off the building of Causeway Medical Clinic, an abortion clinic in Metairie, a little after 1 am on August 1. » 8/13/15 3:30pm 8/13/15 3:30pm

Sheriff: Domestic Violence Victim Could've Prevented Her Own Murder if She'd Just Had a Gun

Louisiana woman Monica Butler Johnson, 45, was beaten to death on Sunday night, hours after hosting a graduation party for her teenage son. Her ex-husband, David Johnson, has been charged with the crime, which police say comes after months of escalating abuse. The sheriff of Ascension Parish, where Johnson lived,… » 8/11/15 4:55pm 8/11/15 4:55pm

University: Professor Was Fired for 'Abusive' Behavior, Not Swearing 

Louisiana State University is countering a tenured professor who says she was dismissed for using profanity in the classroom. In a statement sent to media outlets last night, LSU said Associate Professor Teresa Buchanan was let go for creating “a consistently hostile and abusive environment in the classroom.” » 7/02/15 9:30am 7/02/15 9:30am

Tenured LSU Professor Fired For Saying Naughty Words in Class

An associate professor with tenure at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge says she’s been fired for using profanity in class, including saying “fuck no” and referring to cowardly behavior as “being a pussy.” She was fired in June, accused of violating the school’s sexual harassment policy. Oh boy. If that’s… » 6/30/15 10:50am 6/30/15 10:50am

Woman Tried to Bribe Officer By Offering to 'Lick His Butthole'

Meet Diane Thomas, a 52-year-old woman who beat up and scratched her boyfriend and then did everything in her power to keep from being arrested when the police arrived. And by everything, she meant everything, including a recently-popularized sex act that is usually not offered on a first date (or during an arrest). » 5/26/15 4:45pm 5/26/15 4:45pm

Bobby Jindal to Issue Executive Order Allowing LGBT+ Discrimination

Bobby Jindal, hater of executive orders passed by anyone else, has decided that the only way that he and the rest of the Louisiana government are going to get through the gay scourge that insists on equal treatment and human decency is by passing an executive order allowing businesses to discriminate against LGBT+… » 5/20/15 12:30pm 5/20/15 12:30pm

Why Zack Kopplin Is Losing Ground In The War Against Creationists

For the past eight years, 21-year-old Zack Kopplin has been fighting to keep creationism out of Louisiana’s science classrooms. Despite a series of setbacks and the feeling that he’s continually losing battles, Kopplin still feels he’ll win the war. We spoke with him to learn more. » 5/04/15 3:28pm 5/04/15 3:28pm

Darren Sharper, Accused Serial Rapist, to Take Plea Deals in 4 States

On Monday, Darren Sharper, alleged serial rapist and fallen NFL star, is expected to take a plea deal settling a myriad of rape and drugging charges involving women in California, Nevada, Louisiana and Arizona. The hearings are slated to take place in Los Angeles, the city where he's been in jail since last year. » 3/23/15 12:30pm 3/23/15 12:30pm

​Federal Judge Temporarily Bars Enforcement of Louisiana Abortion Law

Yet another federal judge has blocked the enforcement of an anti-abortion law (in yet another Southern state) that most likely would have led to the closure of all five of Louisiana's abortion clinics. Of course allowing clinics to continue providing safe and legal abortions is a great thing, but the decision isn't… » 9/02/14 9:50am 9/02/14 9:50am

Autopsy Reveals Louisiana Cops Lied About Shooting of Suspect in Custody

A few months ago, a 22-year-old black man suffered a gunshot wound in the back of a police car after being arrested by Louisiana State Police. He was pronounced dead shortly thereafter in a hospital. The police report claims he shot himself in the back, and his death was ruled a suicide. But an autopsy has found… » 8/24/14 12:40pm 8/24/14 12:40pm

Awful Law Would Force Brain Dead Pregnant Women to Incubate Fetuses

A new law waiting to be signed into law by Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal would require that pregnant and brain dead women be kept on life support, regardless of the stated wishes of her family. If the pro-life crowd is trying to disprove accusations that they only care about women to the extent that they are… » 6/13/14 3:50pm 6/13/14 3:50pm

Women in the South Are Rapidly Losing Abortion Access

On Wednesday, the Louisiana House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill that would impose strict and unnecessary regulations on abortion providers. If Gov. Bobby Jindal signs it into law — and he's indicated that he will — at least three of the state's five clinics will be forced to close. » 5/22/14 5:00pm 5/22/14 5:00pm