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Security chief says Angola center must isolate youths, or someone will ‘end up dead or in a coma’

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www.wbrz.com – News – 2023-08-30 09:31:52

SUMMARY: The head of security at a youth prison in Louisiana has testified in federal court that isolating some young offenders from their peers is necessary to prevent harm. The lieutenant colonel at Bridge City Center for Youth said that cell restrictions are the only deterrent for the worst behaviour, such as hitting people with pipes and headbutting. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has sued the state of Louisiana to stop this practice. The judge is currently hearing arguments on whether to close the center. The youth prison was set up as a temporary solution until a new unit opens in the fall.

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Report: Gerry Glasco expected to coach Texas Tech softball

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www.youtube.com – News 10 – 2024-06-19 22:37:31

SUMMARY: Cinjun softball head coach Jerry Glasco is expected to become the next head coach at Texas Tech, though neither the Red Raiders nor Cinjun have confirmed this. Glasco recently finished his seventh season in Lafayette, boasting a 302-88 record. Last season, he led the team to a 45-19 record, including a significant win over then-number one Oklahoma. In Sun Belt Conference play, Louisiana had a 22-2 record and extended its conference series win streak to 89. They hosted their first regional in seven years and made it to a Super Regional in 2023. Glasco would replace Craig Snider at Texas Tech.

Rounding Third Softball posted on X (formerly Twitter) that Cajun softball head coach Gerry Glasco is expected to be the next head coach at Texas Tech.

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The Breakdown: ACLU challenges law requiring 10 commandments in classrooms

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www.youtube.com – – 2024-06-19 22:31:12

SUMMARY: Governor Jeff Landry eagerly anticipated a lawsuit over a new Louisiana law requiring the Ten Commandments in classrooms. Shortly after its enactment, the ACLU of Louisiana, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and the Freedom From Religion Foundation announced plans to file a lawsuit, claiming the law violates the First Amendment by promoting religious coercion in schools. House Bill 71 mandates that all public schools display the Ten Commandments in each classroom. Attorney General Liz Merl supports the law, citing its foundational importance. Landry acknowledged the anticipated legal challenges, foreseeing taxpayer expenses.

In your Breakdown, Governor Jeff Landry said he ‘couldn't wait' to be sued over a new law requiring the 10 commandments in Louisiana classrooms.

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Children’s Coalition of Northeast Louisiana held Juneteenth celebration

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www.youtube.com – – 2024-06-19 22:21:23

SUMMARY: The Children's Coalition for Northeast Louisiana hosted a Juneteenth celebration in their family garden, attended by NBC1's Sammy Petco. The event aimed to educate families, especially youth, about the significance of Juneteenth, marking the freedom of the last 250,000 slaves in Galveston Bay. Walter Jones, VP of LL Books, read his Jayen series to children, focusing on Juneteenth and encouraging interest in STEM topics. The celebration educational activities and distributed 50 free books to attendees. Jones emphasized the importance of remembering Juneteenth and passing its significance to future generations. For more information, books can be ordered via myus.com.

The Children's Coalition for Northeast Louisiana held a Juneteenth celebration in their family garden today. This celebration allowed families to come out and have fun and for the children to learn the importance of juneteenth and the history behind it.

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