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Louisiana boy, 5, brings cocaine to school, police say; 2 adults arrested

A man and woman in Louisiana were arrested after a kindergartner brought three bags of cocaine to a New Orleans-area school Tuesday, investigators said.

A teacher called a school resource officer after the 5-year-old student was seen holding a bag of white powder, later discovered to be cocaine. The officer found two additional bags of the drug, Slidell, La., police said in a Facebook post.

“Throughout the investigation, it was apparent the child had no knowledge about the drugs,” police said.

PHILADELPHIA 5-YEAR-OLD BRINGS 22 BAGS OF CRACK COCAINE TO SCHOOL, POLICE SAY

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Investigators said a 5-year-old student brought three bags of cocaine to school Tuesday. (Slidell Police Department )

Detectives searched the child’s home and arrested Angelica Stanley, 23, and Ellis Cousin, 51, after more cocaine allegedly turned up inside.

“It’s a terrible thing but the silver lining in all this is that the teacher did a phenomenal job being alert, notifying the SRO [school resource officer], taking immediate action,” Slidell police Det. Daniel Seuzeneau told FOX 8 of New Orleans. “God only knows what would have happened if this child would have ingested the cocaine, if another student would have ingested the cocaine, I mean it would have been terrible.”

“God only knows what would have happened if this child would have ingested the cocaine … It would have been terrible.”

— Det. Daniel Seuzeneau, Slidell, La., police

Investigators said Stanley and Cousin stored the drugs in the child’s clothing, but didn’t offer additional details.

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Angelica Stanley, 23, and Ellis Cousin, 51, were arrested Tuesday during an investigation into a kindergartener who brought cocaine to school Tuesday, police said. (Slidell Police Department )

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Police did not disclose the name of the school or the relationship between the child and the suspects. They said “proper steps were taken to ensure the future well-being of the child,” but offered no specifics.

Stanley and Cousin were charged with possession of a schedule II narcotic with the intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and cruelty to a juvenile, according to St. Tammy Parish jail logs.

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Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana governor during Hurricane Katrina, dead at 76

Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco, who led her state during the horrors of Hurricane Katrina, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer. She was 76.

The office of Gov. John Bel Edwards confirmed Blanco’s death. She had been battling a rare form of cancer that had spread to her liver.

The Democrat who served in state government offices for more than two decades had announced in December 2017 that she was being treated for the incurable melanoma. “I’ve had an extraordinarily full life,” she said in her announcement of her terminal condition. A devout Catholic, Blanco thanked Louisiana residents for their “abiding love” during her years in public service and called it an “honor and a blessing” to lead the state during the response to Katrina and Hurricane Rita weeks later.

Blanco was the first woman to hold the post of Louisiana governor; she took office in 2004. Her career was largely defined by Katrina 20 months later, in August 2005. The storm devastated New Orleans and resulted in over 1,400 deaths and thousands being displaced.

Local leaders, as well as Blanco, were criticized for what was considered an unprepared and inadequate response. She shouldered much of the blame as pictures of flooded streets and people stranded on rooftops made news worldwide.

She said the situation was made worse by a Republican-led White House looking to shift the blame for its disaster-response failures.

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Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, seen here in 2007, died Sunday at 76. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)

BUSH RETURNS TO NEW ORLEANS 10 YEARS AFTER KATRINA

“I wasn’t aware in those days that there was some intentional stalling going on in Washington,” Blanco said in a 2015 interview with USA Today Network. “I felt like I had to ask more times than should have been necessary.

“Katrina certainly left its mark and Rita left her mark on Louisiana. It made us tougher people though. It made us stronger,” the former governor said this past July.

Her political career never recovered and she decided against seeking a second term.

“She was a woman of abiding faith and unconditional love for her family, Louisiana and those she served,” Edwards said Sunday speaking next to first lady Donna Edwards, as the News Star newspaper reported. “Louisiana has lost a champion. Donna and I have lost a friend.”

A former high school teacher, Blanco served 24 years in elected office, making her way through state politics while rarely making waves. She first served in the state House in 1984 and eventually served as lieutenant governor from 1996 to 2004 before being elected governor.

She was also the first women to serve on the Louisiana Public Service Commission.

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Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco addressing a news conference as Gov. Bobby Jindal looked on, in June 2009. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)

She dropped out of the 1991 governors’ race but ran a successful campaign in 2003 to defeat then-rising Republican star Bobby Jindal, who served as the state’s Republican governor after Blanco.

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She earned praise for raising public school teacher salaries during her tenure, as supporters said she ran a corruption-free government.

During her final months, Blanco described feeling “blessed by God” and said it was a “wonderful time for me, even though it is a time of a kind of countdown.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana governor during Hurricane Katrina, dead at 76

Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco, who led her state during the horrors of Hurricane Katrina, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer. She was 76.

The office of Gov. John Bel Edwards confirmed Blanco’s death. She had been battling a rare form of cancer that had spread to her liver.

The Democrat who served in state government offices for more than two decades had announced in December 2017 that she was being treated for the incurable melanoma. “I’ve had an extraordinarily full life,” she said in her announcement of her terminal condition. A devout Catholic, Blanco thanked Louisiana residents for their “abiding love” during her years in public service and called it an “honor and a blessing” to lead the state during the response to Katrina and Hurricane Rita weeks later.

Blanco was the first woman to hold the post of Louisiana governor; she took office in 2004. Her career was largely defined by Katrina 20 months later, in August 2005. The storm devastated New Orleans and resulted in over 1,400 deaths and thousands being displaced.

Local leaders, as well as Blanco, were criticized for what was considered an unprepared and inadequate response. She shouldered much of the blame as pictures of flooded streets and people stranded on rooftops made news worldwide.

She said the situation was made worse by a Republican-led White House looking to shift the blame for its disaster-response failures.

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Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, seen here in 2007, died Sunday at 76. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)

BUSH RETURNS TO NEW ORLEANS 10 YEARS AFTER KATRINA

“I wasn’t aware in those days that there was some intentional stalling going on in Washington,” Blanco said in a 2015 interview with USA Today Network. “I felt like I had to ask more times than should have been necessary.

“Katrina certainly left its mark and Rita left her mark on Louisiana. It made us tougher people though. It made us stronger,” the former governor said this past July.

Her political career never recovered and she decided against seeking a second term.

“She was a woman of abiding faith and unconditional love for her family, Louisiana and those she served,” Edwards said Sunday speaking next to first lady Donna Edwards, as the News Star newspaper reported. “Louisiana has lost a champion. Donna and I have lost a friend.”

A former high school teacher, Blanco served 24 years in elected office, making her way through state politics while rarely making waves. She first served in the state House in 1984 and eventually served as lieutenant governor from 1996 to 2004 before being elected governor.

She was also the first women to serve on the Louisiana Public Service Commission.

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Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco addressing a news conference as Gov. Bobby Jindal looked on, in June 2009. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)

She dropped out of the 1991 governors’ race but ran a successful campaign in 2003 to defeat then-rising Republican star Bobby Jindal, who served as the state’s Republican governor after Blanco.

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She earned praise for raising public school teacher salaries during her tenure, as supporters said she ran a corruption-free government.

During her final months, Blanco described feeling “blessed by God” and said it was a “wonderful time for me, even though it is a time of a kind of countdown.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Nancy Parker, local Fox anchor, remembered by NFL’s Drew Brees, others in Louisiana

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Tributes poured in for a local FOX reporter in New Orleans who was killed in a small plane crash Friday while doing a story about a stunt pilot.

Nancy Parker, 53, was a wife and mother of three who had worked as an anchor and reporter at FOX 8 in New Orleans for 23 years.

She was remembered by NFL quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints, as well as Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and others around the state who admired the journalist and her work.

The pilot, identified by the station as Franklin J.P. Augustus, also died in the crash.

FOX NEW ORLEANS REPORTER AND ANCHOR NANCY PARKER, 53, AMONG 2 KILLED IN PLANE CRASH, STATION SAYS

Fox 8 officials confirmed the news of the passing of their “longtime colleague and friend.”

Brees, himself a fixture in the city since 2006, wrote in a Twitter post that Parker was a “beloved reporter & news anchor.”

Saints owner Gayle Benson wrote on Facebook that Parker “fostered great trust with both those who she covered and with her viewers.” Benson included in her post a photo of herself with Parker.

Gov. Edwards tweeted that Parker told “stories that mattered to the people of our state.

“Please join your prayers to mine and Donna’s for Nancy’s husband and three children as they come to terms with this shocking loss,” the governor added.

“Suits” actor Wendell Pierce, a native of New Orleans, said he was “deeply saddened by the untimely death of the consummate journalist.”

A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) statement said the plane was a 1983 Pitts S-2B aircraft that crashed in an empty field about a half-mile south of the airport, which accommodates smaller aircraft, under unknown circumstances. That model aircraft is a biplane.

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating the crash.

Fox News’ Melissa Leon contributed to this report. 

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Fox New Orleans reporter Nancy Parker, 53, among 2 killed in plane crash, station says

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Longtime FOX 8 New Orleans reporter and anchor Nancy Parker was one of two people killed Friday when a small plane crashed near the city’s Lakefront Airport, the station confirmed.

The pilot, identified by Fox 8 as Franklin J.P. Augustus, also died in the crash, which happened just after 3 p.m. The station said Parker was shooting a story in a stunt plane at the time of the accident.

Parker, 53, had worked at the station for 23 years. She is survived by her husband and three children.

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“Today we mourn the loss of our longtime colleague and friend Nancy Parker,”  FOX 8 said in a Facebook post. “Details have not been released by authorities, but we can confirm she passed away in [a] plane crash while covering a story at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport.

“Nancy was a part of the FOX 8 family for the last 23 years,” the post continued. “She put her heart and soul into her work, covering thousands of stories and touching countless lives. She made a difference in the lives of those she reported on. She will be sorely missed, and her absence creates a void that cannot be filled.”

“Nancy was absolutely a joy to work with each and every day,” FOX 8 Vice President and General Manager Tim Ingram said. “Today we lost a wonderful journalist and remarkable friend, the New Orleans television community lost a true treasure, but beyond that, her family lost a wife, a mother and daughter. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.”

A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) statement said the plane was a 1983 Pitts S-2B aircraft that crashed in an empty field about a half-mile south of the airport, which accommodates smaller aircraft, under unknown circumstances. That model aircraft is a biplane.

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New Orleans Homeland Security Director Collin Arnold told reporters the plane crashed about 3 p.m., causing a fire.

“It looks like the plane is completely charred,” said Gerald Herbert, an Associated Press photographer who also is a pilot and has a hangar at Lakefront Airport. He went to the site and described charred debris lying near a fence in a grassy field.

Fox 8 reported that the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are sending investigators to New Orleans to look into the crash.

Gayle Benson, the owner of the New Orleans Saints, said Parker will be “sadly missed.”

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“On behalf of my late husband Tom, to the family of WVUE-FOX 8, we offer our deepest sympathy to the tragic loss of Nancy Parker,” she said in a statement Friday night. “Nancy was an outstanding, Emmy Award-winning news anchor, who fostered great trust with both those who she covered and with her viewers in the New Orleans area.”

“Not only was she a leader in local television, she was a devoted wife to her husband Glynn and mother to their three beautiful children; Parker, Piper, and Pierce,” Benson added. “She was a dear friend and a frequent guest at local philanthropic lunches and at our family farm in Kentucky. She will be sadly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to Nancy’s family.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Rutgers University asks Louisiana high school to change logo

New Jersey’s flagship university has asked a high school in Louisiana to change its logo because it’s identical to the block “R” that Rutgers has trademarked.

Lincoln Parish Schools official Ricky Durrett tells the Courier News of Bridgewater the company that manages Rutgers’ brand requested Ruston High School stop using it.

Rutgers says the high school has 10 years to replace the logo on gear, social media platforms and on the school’s website.

Rutgers spokeswoman Dory Devlin says the university addresses trademark infringement issues to avoid confusion among brands and to ensure its logos are used for their intended purpose.

Durrett says Rushton Bearcats supporters frequently purchased Rutgers Scarlet Knights athletics gear and apparel for the logo.

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Andy Dick alleged attack captured on surveillance video

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Video obtained by local news outlets Tuesday reportedly showed the alleged attack of controversial comedian Andy Dick outside a New Orleans bar over the weekend.

The surveillance video shows a man who appears to be the comedian standing in a crowd outside the One Eyed Jacks bar in the French Quarter Saturday. Another man dressed in a black t-shirt can be seen approaching.

The man appears to take a swing at Dick, who falls. The alleged attacker then picks up a bottle and slowly walks away. A woman chases after him, New Orleans’ Fox 8 reported.

ANDY DICK ‘COLD COCKED’ OUTSIDE NEW ORLEANS CLUB, HOSPITALIZED: REPORT

Robert Couvillion, Dick’s booking agent, told the outlet that his client was “cold-cocked” outside the bar, slammed into the cement and was knocked out for 15 minutes. Dick was hospitalized for several days before returning to Los Angeles Monday.

“We thought he was dead. Then, when he did get up, he thought he was in L.A. He was unresponsive, his eyes were swimming in his head and it was really bad,” Couvillion said.

The New Orleans Police Department has attempted to meet with Dick following the incident and wants to talk with him, the department said in a statement. A criminal complaint was filed.

Guitarist Paris Dylan said he saw the alleged attack.

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“What’s shocking to me is how clear it is that the assailant wasn’t provoked in any way,” Dylan told Nola Tuesday. “That he attacked with the intent to severely injure or even kill, out of nowhere. It was a very frightening scene.”

“I rolled him over on his side and continued to try to keep him awake before paramedics arrived,” he said.

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Andy Dick ‘cold cocked’ outside New Orleans club, hospitalized: report

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Andy Dick, the controversial comedian, was attacked Saturday after a  show in New Orleans’ French Quarter, his representatives reportedly said.

Robert Couvillion,  his booking agent, told WVUE that his  client was  outside One-Eyed Jack’s after a show and was “cold-cocked.” He said Dick’s head slammed into the cement. He said Dick was unconscious for about 15 minutes.

“We thought he was dead,” he said.

The comedian,  perhaps best known for his cameo in “Old School,” was hospitalized for two days, according to the report.

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Dick was released from the hospital and reportedly returned to Los Angeles.

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Tattooed defendant convicted of killing 2 — after attorney sought jury that wouldn’t judge client’s appearance

The Louisiana man whose defense attorney sought a jury who wouldn’t judge the double-homicide defendant’s facial tattoos was convicted of murder on Friday.

William Bottoms Jr., 29, faced two counts of second-degree murder stemming from the deaths of two men in 2017. They were found shot in the head, in the back seat of a car, covered with a sheet.

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William Bottoms Jr., 29, was found guilty of second-degree murder on Friday. (East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office)

When selecting a jury earlier last week, Bottoms’ defense attorney, Jarvis Antwine, reportedly told 14 potential jurors he wanted people who would not judge Bottoms for his tattoos — which include skull horns and a set of teeth  — on his face and neck.

“That’s the first thing you see with him,” Antwine told jurors, most of whom said they didn’t expect Bottoms’ tattoos to influence their verdict.

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Bottoms’ girlfriend, Megan Gaylord, testified Thursday. She said she, Bottoms and the two now-dead men did drugs together before Bottoms became paranoid and killed the men.

In court Friday, the jury found Bottoms guilty of second-degree murder, The Advocate of Baton Rouge reported. A judge sentenced him to two consecutive life terms.

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Judge orders Louisiana man’s mouth taped shut after he interrupts sentencing hearing

A Louisiana man had his mouth taped shut by a 15th Judicial District Judge, after he repeatedly interrupted during a sentencing hearing on July 18 in Lafayette.

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During a hearing of Michael C. Duhon, who was convicted of money laundering and theft of over 25,000 in February 2019, Judge Marilyn Castle asked a bailiff to tape his mouth shut while witnesses were on the stand. (iStock)

During a hearing of Michael C. Duhon, who was convicted of money laundering and theft of more than $25,000 in February 2019, Judge Marilyn Castle asked a bailiff to tape his mouth shut while witnesses were on the stand.

Her actions stemmed from objections raised by Duhon when Castle had asked him to stop submitting motions on his own behalf, instead of his lawyer, Aaron Adams. Duhon later objected when evidence was submitted in the case and he also tried to argue against the inclusion of evidence but was told again to speak through his attorney, according to The Acadiana Advocate.

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After requesting twice for Duhon to remain silent, Castle finally had enough and ordered his mouth shut.

“During testimony of Tanya Ortego, the Court ordered the Bailiff to tape the defendant’s mouth due to the defendant’s consistent interruption of this court proceeding and multiple instructions from the Court to remain silent,” the minutes said.

Defense attorney Adams objected to the use of duct tape on his client, which was removed following his request. The minutes didn’t say how long the duct tape stayed on Duhon’s mouth, although he did ask the judge to remove Duhon from the courtroom instead of using the primitive method.

The incident also caused a public defender who was present during the ordeal to be charged with contempt after he recorded the series of events. Public defender Michael Gregory was ordered to appear in court last Friday with Castle presiding over the hearing, even though he wasn’t connected with the case or Duhon.

The court order given to Gregory said he violated district court rules “by broadcasting, televising, recording or taking photographs in the courtroom” because he recorded “a portion of the court proceedings during a sentencing hearing and broadcast those proceedings to others.”

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Castle ruled that Gregory was in contempt of court and ordered him to not bring his cellphone or any electronic devices to court for six months and required him to pay a $100 fine, according to KATC.

Duhon was sentenced by Castle to 11 years in prison during the hearing with credit for time served and he was recommended by the judge to be taken to a mental health facility.

Castle’s secretary said the judge “can’t comment because the Code of Judicial Conduct prohibits her from commenting on ongoing proceedings.”

The use of duct tape is controversial but has been allowed in the past. In 1970, the United States Supreme Court ruled a trial judge could gag a defendant during trial, so they could remain in the courtroom without disturbing the proceedings.

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Last year, an Ohio judge apologized after he ordered a defendant’s mouth shut following several outbursts during a sentencing hearing.

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