A Louisiana State Senator is being charged with domestic abuse battery against a woman who told police that she has been his “side friend” for a decade. In a statement, the senator acknowledged that an “altercation” took place, but said he did not recall the details due in part to brain damage from a 1991 car accident.
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.
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,…
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.”
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is ready to be President in 2016, guys—tanned, rested and ready. But is he equipped with the political knowledge to lead America to a more enlightened and fair state? If his home state track record is any indication, probably not.
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…
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).
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+…
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.
Louisiana: a kind Southern state with clever firefighters who use quacking ringtones to rescue baby ducklings who’d gotten stuck in a storm drain. Be still, my heart.
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.
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…
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…
You may remember that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed a bill into law that will force all but two of the state's abortion clinics to close. Now RH Reality Check is reporting on a desperate measure that Lousiana women are resorting to: buying the abortion pill on the streets.
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…
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.
One rape case against Darren Sharper was dismissed in Florida this week but more are still active in four other states, leaving sports fans struggling to understand how the former footballer hid the monster so many victims accuse him of being.
Despite the unconstitutionality of the statute, Louisiana continues to support an anti-sodomy law which has been on the books since the 1970s. This is especially troubling as allegations surfaced last year of actual enforcement of the law.
Darren Sharper’s DNA was found on one of his alleged victims, according to an Arizona detective who testified in a Maricopa County Superior Court on Wednesday. That detail automatically dashes Sharper's hope for bail.