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Most opposed to death row clemency in Louisiana

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www.wbrz.com – Jonathan Shelley – 2023-08-27 13:29:56

SUMMARY: A new poll in Louisiana shows that 51% of likely voters are against Governor John Bel Edwards’ proposal to commute the sentences of those on death row, while 41% support the move. The remaining 8% are undecided. The issue has sparked a debate between the governor and anti-death penalty advocates on one side, and district attorney and law enforcement associations on the other. The poll was conducted by Faucheux Strategies and has a margin of error of 3.46%. The polling sample comprised 800 completed surveys with respondents being 64% white, 30% Black, and 6% other.

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Lafayette fentanyl walk remembers lives lost to drug overdose

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www.youtube.com – News 10 – 2024-03-03 22:31:55

SUMMARY: Millie Mattered advocacy group organized a walk to remember those who lost their lives to drug addiction and overdose. The event aimed to provide support and guidance to the community, raise awareness of the ongoing drug epidemic in Louisiana, and honor those who have passed away. Lily Harvey, the director of Millie Mattered Advocacy, shared her own experience of losing her daughter to a fentanyl overdose, which inspired her to help others. Families of loved ones who died from drug overdoses gathered at Girard Park to carry signs and participate in the walk. They encourage people struggling with addiction to reach out to the organization for support.

Families of loved ones who lost their lives to drug overdoses gathered here at Girard Park to raise awareness for the ongoing drug epidemic in Louisiana.

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Historic New Orleans Dew Drop Inn reopens after more than 50 years #music #neworleans

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www.youtube.com – – 2024-03-03 22:27:54

SUMMARY: The iconic music venue and hotel, the d drop in, has reopened after many years. Established in 1939, it became a hotspot for famous black musicians in the 50s and 60s, offering them a safe place to perform and stay. Legends like Little Richard, Fats Domino, Ray Charles, and Irma Thomas graced the stage, with Little Richard even writing a song about the venue. After years of anticipation, the do drop in is hosting its first full-length show with Irma Thomas headlining and Deacon John giving a preview. The venue continues to be a significant part of music history in New Orleans.

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Stolen vehicle in Acadia Parish gets in high speed chase

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www.youtube.com – News 10 – 2024-03-03 22:27:22

SUMMARY: high speed chase in Acadia Parish today ended with the stolen vehicle crashing at the curve of East Branche Street in Rayne. Sheriff K.P. Gibson reported that the suspects involved in the chase have been taken into custody.

A stolen vehicle led deputies on a high speed chase in Acadia Parish Sunday.

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