NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal jury returns for a second day of deliberations in the retrial of a former New Orleans police officer charged with fatally shooting a man outside a strip mall in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. Jurors deliberated for six hours yesterday before adjourning.
DERIDDER, La. (AP) - Just in time for Christmas, Beauregard Parish employees will get a little extra in their paychecks. The police jury voted yesterday to increase its workers' wages by 3 percent across the board.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) - A 26-year-old Metairie woman has been accused of skimming $25,500 from her employer's deposits to cover her rent and other expenses. Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies say Valerie Norment was booked on a charge of theft valued at $1,500 or more.
DENHAN SPRINGS, La. (AP) - The Denham Springs City Council has approved the levy of a new 1-cent sales tax in a new economic development district to help finance retail development across the street from Bass Pro Shops, just south of Interstate 12. The tax will take effect Jan. 1.
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