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ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A federal magistrate judge says a football coach should be allowed to pursue his legal claim that a private Baptist college in Louisiana racially discriminated against him because of his Jewish heritage. U.S. Magistrate Mark Hornsby wrote Friday that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 doesn't clearly define what "race" means, but he said Jewish citizens have been treated as a racial or ethnic group entitled to the law's protection against employment discrimination.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Police say a Louisiana man has been arrested in connection with a January home invasion murder in Alabama. Huntsville police Lt. Michael Johnson told Al.com that 24-year-old Welton Brown of New Orleans is the fourth person charged in the Jan. 28 slaying of 34-year-old Raemon Ross at an apartment complex in Huntsville, Alabama. Police say the killing happened during a robbery.

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Several groups are getting together to expand a popular fishing spot created five years ago in a southwest Louisiana lake. Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana says they and other groups will be adding 2,000 tons of limestone or crushed concrete next to the Brad Vincent reef in the middle of Calcasieu Lake. That will expand the 6-acre reef to 9 or 10 acres. The work next week will be the association's fourth reef project in Calcasieu Lake and its 23rd statewide.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The death of a wounded fox brings to nine the number of animals that have died as the result of the weekend escape of a jaguar from its enclosure at the zoo in New Orleans. Audubon Zoo officials say on the zoo's website that Rusty, one of two foxes attacked by the big cat, died Monday.

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