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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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New Orleans Weather: Weak front could bring showers

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www.youtube.com – – 2024-02-22 06:13:18

SUMMARY: The speaker is reporting the weather, mentioning a few areas of patchy fog in the morning, but it's not a significant issue. The day will be mostly quiet with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid-seventies. There is a chance of a few showers later in the evening due to a weak cold front moving in, but it won't bring much cold air. The weather will clear up on Friday with temperatures in the low seventies over the weekend. The speaker also mentions a potential warm-up and a risk for severe weather next week.

Temps approaching 80° next week.

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Judy Coe McInnis  – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – obitsamericanpress – 2024-02-22 05:00:22

SUMMARY: Judy Coe McInnis, aged 83, from Big Lake, passed away on February 18, 2024. Born in Lake Charles on February 12, 1941, and a 1959 LaGrange High School graduate, Judy was a majorette leader, part of the Homecoming Court, and recognized for her fashion sense. She married Jim McInnis, and after his law studies in New Orleans, they returned to Lake Charles, where Judy joined The Junior League and worked as a tax preparer. An adventurer and hostess, she enjoyed travel, games, and community. Judy is survived by her daughter, siblings, and granddaughters; a memorial service is set for February 24. Donations can be made to a chosen charity.

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Banners: 2024 cultural series runs March 1-April 26 – American Press

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www.americanpress.com Staff – 2024-02-22 04:34:45

SUMMARY: The McNeese Banners Series is scheduled from March 1 to April 26, 2024, featuring 15 events, including musicals, theater, art exhibits, and film screenings. Individual event tickets are $20 and several events are free, with special rates for educators and students. Highlights include “Broadway's Next Hit Musical,” “Yesterday and Today: An Interactive Beatles Experience,” and a diverse range of acts like Ethiopian band QWANQWA, Lightwire Theater's “Ugly Duckling,” and Trout Fishing in America. Opening with a Broadway musical parody, the season includes award-winning musicians, interactive experiences, journalism-focused lectures, and ends with a performance by Trout Fishing in America. Memberships and tickets can be obtained through www.banners.org.

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