Sentencing Moved Back for Louisiana Black Church Arsonist, Holden Matthews
Holden Matthews had been set for sentencing in federal court in Lafayette later this month. But court records show the sentencing has been rescheduled for Oct. 16 — after courthouse restrictions related to the new coronavirus expire.
Louisiana Governor’s Office Staffer Positive for COVID-19
A staffer in the press office of Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has tested positive for COVID-19.
Family Questions Lack of Hate Crime Charge in Lafayette Stabbing
The family of Holden White who was stabbed over the weekend is calling the assault a hate crime, but Lafayette police say there’s no evidence to support that.
Jean Kennedy Smith, Last Sibling Of JFK, Had Died
She was the eighth of nine children born to Rose and Joe Kennedy.
Officer Who Shot Rayshard Brooks Charged with Felony Murder
The Atlanta officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks in the back after the fleeing man pointed a stun gun in his direction is going to be charged with felony murder and 10 other crimes.
Officer Charged in Floyd’s Death Held on $1 Million Bond
Meanwhile, the body of George Floyd arrived at a church in Houston for a final public memorial.
Murder Charge Upgraded in Floyd Case, 3 Other Cops Charged
Prosecutors are charging a Minneapolis police officer accused of pressing his knee against George Floyd’s neck with second-degree murder, and for the first time are leveling charges against three other officers.
Tropical Storm Cristobal Makes Landfall in Mexico
Tropical Storm Cristobal is expected to get back into the Gulf of Mexico and start heading north on Friday. State Climatologist Barry Keim says a landfall along the Louisiana coast is possible Sunday night or early Monday morning.
Family Autopsy: Floyd Asphyxiated by Sustained Pressure
The family of George Floyd says an independent autopsy has found that he died of asphyxiation from sustained pressure on his back and neck.
Louisiana Resumes Release of Nursing Home Virus Stats
La. has again begun listing details on the extent of COVID infections at individual nursing homes. Also, in Acadiana, there's been an increase in overall cases.
Louisiana Hiring Contract Tracers Amid Pressure to Reopen
Gov. John Bel Edwards says the state will have 250 workers in place by the end of next week to call people infected with the new coronavirus and track down people they have been in close contact with.
Carnival to Resume Cruises in Summer When Virus Order Ends
Carnival Cruise Line is announcing it will start cruising again, from Florida and Texas, beginning August.