NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former New Orleans police officer has testified at his retrial that he thought he saw a gun in the hand of the man he fatally wounded outside a strip mall in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. David Warren's testimony on Monday marks the second time he has tried to explain to a jury why he fired on Henry Glover days after the storm in 2005.
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - About $800,000 from the Federal Communications Commission is being dedicated to the expansion of broadband internet access for rural communities in Southwest Louisiana. The funding stems from the Connect America Fund, which is allotting $255 million in funding across 41 states.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - For the first time in at least five years, retired teachers, state workers and school system employees could see an increase in their pension checks. Louisiana's four statewide retirement system boards are preparing to seek legislative approval of a general cost-of-living adjustment for tens of thousands of retirees over age 60.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - University of New Orleans instructor Ricardo Fredricks has been named Chef of the Year by the New Orleans chapter of the American Culinary Federation. The New Orleans Advocate reports the award recognizes an outstanding chef who demonstrates the highest level of professionalism by helping programs that give back to the city's culinary community.
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