BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Senate has changed its mind on drones. A day after rejecting the bill, senators voted 22-16 yesterday for Sen. Dan Claitor's proposal to restrict the use of unmanned aircraft on private property.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A jury of eight Coast Guard members in New Orleans has convicted one of their own in a sexual assault of a female Coast Guard member in late 2012. Twenty-two-year-old Petty Officer 3rd Class Joe D. Newmans was sentenced to 90 days confinement and a bad conduct discharge.
EUNICE, La. (AP) - Two Eunice police officers accused of not helping another officer in a fight in early April have been arrested for malfeasance in office. Sheriff Bobby Guidroz says Officers Jade Weaver and Tayla Fruge were booked Monday and placed on administrative leave while the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office investigates.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Tulane University wide receiver has been arrested, accused of raping a high-school student while she was passed out in his roommate's bed in a campus dormitory. According to a New Orleans Police Department arrest warrant, the 18-year-old told police that she awoke to find 17-year-old Niguel "Teddy" Veal having sex with her.
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