POWER USE WARNING
Rooster manager says food in South better, stops warning
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – According to a regional electricity grid operator, the conditions of the electrical system have improved and customers in most of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and part of East Texas no longer need to reduce their use.
Cooperative Energy from Mississippi transferred the news Saturday night from the independent system administrator of the Midcontinent. The entity, known as MISO (MEYE & # 39; soh), gives power to customers in all or part of 15 states and the Canadian province of Manitoba.
MISO had previously said that some power plants were empty, while high temperatures encouraged the use of the air conditioner.
If the offer had not been required, utilities, including Entergy Corp., had Cleco Corp. and cooperatives, can resort to rolling power outages.
TROPICAL WEATHER – THE LATEST
The newest: Record flooding expected on Cape Fear River
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) – A record number of floods are expected next week on the Cape Fear River in North Carolina and the signs of the coming flood are already clear.
It is predicted that the Cape Fear River will be 62 feet (nearly 19 meters) in Fayetteville on Tuesday.
Weekend rains have soaked the city and the environment. Officials have warned that the river could swell more than a mile (1.6 km) along its banks. The nearby River Little River, which feeds into the Cape Fear River, will also experience record exposure.
On U.S. Route 401, rain accumulated in ditches and non-harvested tobacco crops along the road. Ponds were already flooded and creeks came under the highway and were loaded with muddy, brown water.
John Rose owns a furniture store with stores less than a mile away from the Cape Fear River. When he heard of possible flooding, he quickly moved to empty more than 1,000 mattresses from a warehouse in a low-lying strip wall that was threatened by the rising wave of water. Rose says: "If the river rises to the level they say it is, then this warehouse will be under water."
PERSONNEL FILES DISPUTE
Court denies appeal by auditor in dispute with personnel file
(Information from: KTBS-TV, http://ktbs.com)
MANSFIELD, La. (AP) – A legal dispute over whether Louisiana's statutory auditor has access to personnel files from a sheriff department remains in northwestern Louisiana.
KTBS-TV reports that the Louisiana Supreme Court dismissed an appeal from the auditor's office to transfer the dispute from a DeSoto Parish court to the East Baton Rouge Parish.
The files are linked to an investigation by state auditors to a program for writing cards in which the state overworks deputies to enforce traffic laws. Some deputies have been caught overtime.
Auditors summoned Sheriff Jayson Richardson in June and requested his non-scanned personnel file and those of 12 employees – the majority of whom are retired or have administrative positions.
Richardson has since said that nine current or former employees make files available to auditors.
TULAN-RACIAL DIVERSITY CLASSES
Tulane requires lessons on racial diversity for new students
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The University of Tulane requires all new students to study racial diversity as part of the school's undergraduate curriculum.
The New Orleans lawyer reports that the school has announced the claim on Wednesday.
Students will also have to take a different class on global perspectives.
Both classes are required for new students to graduate.
The class requirements come after several incidents in which minority students complained about intimidation by white students.
In 2015, some students published racist comments about an anonymous social media app. After this, the university chairman convened a committee on racial and university values. It was the committee that recommended the changes.
Students must complete the course at the end of their second year.
HATE CRIME CHARGES-STORE FIGHT
& # 39; Go back to Mexico & # 39; remark leads to hate crimes
GONZALEZ, La. (AP) – A man from South Louisiana has been charged with hate crimes after the police said he told the woman in a shop to "go back to Mexico" and then attack her parents.
Gonzales Police said that 60-year-old Robert Ray of Donaldsonville approached the 19-year-old woman and made the comment in a store on Friday.
When her mother, Salome Martinez, told Ray that the comment was "not nice to say," the police said, Ray pushed her to the floor. According to the police, Ray also hit the wife's wife, Alfredo Buitureira, with his fist and a boot when Buitureira intervened.
Police say that Ray has also been booked with two counts of simple batteries and criminal damage to property. He was jailed and it is unclear whether bail has been set or that Ray has a lawyer.
SLEEP QUEEN STORY HOUR
City regards resolution as a criticism of Drag Queen Story Hour
(Information from: The Advertiser, http://www.theadvertiser.com)
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) – Two members of the board of directors in a city in Louisiana are urging a resolution criticizing their local library's plan for a Drag Queen Story Hour & # 39; to organise.
The resolution of Lafayette City-Parish Councils Jared Bellard and William Theriot must be dealt with by the Council on Tuesday.
The Lafayette advertiser reports that the resolution states that the event, aimed at young children, is "no age-appropriate educational event.
The event in the Lafayette public library is scheduled for 6 October.
Drag Queen Story Hour program's – men in full stories who read stories for children – were held in libraries and bookstores across the country. Organizers say they promote the acceptance of people who challenge rigid gender restrictions & # 39;
The events have drawn protests in some cities.
FLIGHT INTERFERENCE PLEA
New Jersey man pleads guilty during flight disruption
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Federal prosecutors in New Orleans say that a man from New Jersey has pleaded guilty to interference in an aircrew – a charge arising from a Southwest Airlines flight of October 2017.
Prosecutor Peter Strasser, Friday, says that the 39-year-old Joel Michael Bane Thursday the plea is entered. Prosecutors say that Bane has been charged with a flight from Chicago to New Orleans. They say that Bane intimidated and threatened flight attendants, disobeyed the captain's command to return to his seat and, after landing, mistreated police officers escorting him from the plane.
The maximum possible prison sentence is 20 years. A plea agreement that was submitted on Friday said that prosecutors and the defense agreed that the probation service would be appropriate. A judge decides on 13 December.
APPLICANT STORIES FOR DISHES
Barbe homecoming court for children: we are not perfect either
(Information from: American Press, http://www.americanpress.com)
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) – A college at the Louisiana high school told five-year-olds at three schools about their own problems with weight, teeth, acne, body hair and other social problems.
A senior who came to Lake Charles from Lebanon tells the younger students that she was shy in primary school, could not speak English and was bullied because of her origins.
The American Press reports that Ilham Chloun (IL-hahm KLOON) is now the leader of the senior part of the Barbe High School football matches. She says: "You have to make a voice for yourself."
Senior Julia Eccles says she once worried that her ears were too stuck out. She now decorates each with three or four rings and studs.
Sponsor Deidra Fitzgerald says she came up with the idea to give a new meaning to the court.