Thursday, August 21 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:53:17 GMT
We have details on a high speed chase that happened late last night in Hinds County. Just before midnight, Hazelhurst Police initiated a pursuit with the driver of an SUV. That chase lasted for severalMore >>
Hazlehurst police say 22-year-old Miketwon Jordan entered the Circle K demanding money. More >>
Both sides in the battle to bring a dog park to Shreveport are now waiting for a judge to decide whether Mayor Cedric Glover should be ordered to sign off on the funding for the park.
It's the latest milestone in a lawsuit filed by the Shreveport Dog Park Alliance, claiming Mayor Cedric Glover is violating the city charter and his oath of office by not approving funding for the $280,000 project already signed by the Shreveport City Council and the Red River Waterway Commission.
A sticking point has been with Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover, who has said multiple times that he thinks that the Waterway Commission money should go up elsewhere.
Attorneys for both sides made their cases in Caddo District Court on Tuesday before Judge Leon Emanuel, but Mayor Glover himself was not present. That's because Judge Emanuel ruled that Glover was exempt from testifying. That means that the Dog Park Alliance cannot question him on the stand, and they cannot subpoena the mayor.
Instead, Glover was represented by two attorneys in court, who declined to comment on the case.
Dog Park Alliance attorney Daniel Keele did want to comment, though. He says the checks and balances within city government worked when the City Council voted to override Mayor Glover's veto of the agreement.
Now, Keele is asking for a writ of mandamus, "which is to have the Mayor ordered to sign it," Keele explains. "He could sign it in the interim and this would all go away."
In spite of Keele's argument that the mayor "has no discretion left" after the City Council voted to override his veto on the agreement, Glover's attorneys argued in court that the mayor does have further discretion. Still, they faced tough questions from the judge regarding just how much power the City Council has, and how much power the mayor has.
Judge Emanuel is expected to make his decision on May 16.
The proposed park would be located at Hamel Memorial Park, off of Clyde Fant Parkway.
Friday, August 22 2014 2:00 AM EDT2014-08-22 06:00:08 GMT
This is a news release from Jones County Junior College Monday (August 18) marked the beginning of the fall semester at Jones County Junior College. Students scurried across campus trying to find classesMore >>
Monday (August 18) marked the beginning of the fall semester at Jones County Junior College. Students scurried across campus trying to find classes and meet their new teachers. More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 1:00 AM EDT2014-08-22 05:00:11 GMT
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), right, is shown an adaptive beach wheelchair for persons with disabilities by Dr. Rebekah Young. (Photo by Charmaine Schmemund)
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is shown an adaptive beach wheelchair for persons with disabilities by Dr. Rebekah Young, grant coordinator at The University of Southern Mississippi's Institute forMore >>
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran is shown an adaptive beach wheelchair for persons with disabilities by Dr. Rebekah Young, grant coordinator at The University of Southern Mississippi's Institute for Disability Studies.More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-08-22 04:03:30 GMT
University of Southern Mississippi alum Daniel Murin is assisting in laboratory experiments at Scripps Research Institute in San Diego that have led to significant breakthroughs in the fight against Ebola. (Photo by Ana Wang)
This is a news release from the University of Southern Mississippi Daniel Murin is using the research skills he honed in the biochemistry laboratories at The University of Southern Mississippi in theMore >>
Daniel Murin is using the research skills he honed in the biochemistry laboratories at The University of Southern Mississippi in the fight against one of the world's most feared diseases.
Thursday, August 21 2014 11:51 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:51:20 GMT
Southern Miss athletics news release HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The first afternoon practice for the Southern Miss football team here Thursday could almost have been considered a two-a-day session. TheMore >>
The first afternoon practice for the Southern Miss football team here Thursday could almost have been considered a two-a-day session.More >>