NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Hundreds marched through New Orleans to show solidarity after a car in Charlottesville, Virginia, plowed into counter-demonstrators at a white nationalist rally, killing a woman and injuring at least 20 others. The group Take 'Em Down NOLA led Saturday's march _ from Congo Square to Jackson Square _ in conjunction with hundreds of other marches across the country meant to show opposition to the white-supremacist protests and attacks.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Human remains discovered in an abandoned Shreveport house almost two months ago have been identified as those of a man reported missing by his family last year. The Caddo Parish Coroner's Office says the remains, found June 25, belong to 33-year-old David Brett Becton, of Bossier City. The remains were sent to the FACES Lab at LSU Baton Rouge, which identified them as Becton.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A suburban New Orleans mayor has gutted the Kenner Housing Authority's five-member board and called for the resignation of the agency's executive director. Mayor Ben Zahn called for an investigation after one of the agency's board members, Connie Montgomery, resigned. Zahn said among the reasons for his decision Friday was Executive Director Marc Starling's cancellation of a multi-vendor contract without due cause and questionable credits on his resume.
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A 15-year-old boy faces a terrorizing charge after he allegedly threatened to shoot a teacher and students at South Lafourche High School. Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre says the incident allegedly occurred on Wednesday, but was not reported to school administrators until Friday. WVUE-TV reports the teen was absent from school Friday but investigators found him at his home, where he was arrested on a charge of terrorizing and transported to the Lafourche Parish Juvenile Justice Facility.
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