(AP) A teacher was handcuffed and briefly jailed after ignoring requests to come to order during a school board meeting. She was asking about teacher pay. The board president had ruled her out of order, saying the public comment period was for comments, not questions. A video posted by KATC-TV shows Deyshia Hargrave leaving the Vermilion Parish School Board meeting. Next, she is seen on the hallway floor, being handcuffed behind her back and then escorted from the building. Hargrave, a middle-school English teacher in Vermilion Parish, bonded out of the Abbeville jail on charges of “remaining after being forbidden” and resisting an officer Monday night. A teacher’s union lawyer is investigating, and while teachers were at work yesterday, a School Board member says there is talk of a strike.
ABBEVILLE CITY PROSECUTOR ISAAC FUNDERBURK SAID YESTERDAY THAT HE WILL NOT PRESS CHARGES AGAINST HARGRAVE. THE ABBEVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT RELEASED THIS STATEMENT: “In response to the numerous requests for the teacher’s booking information, the Abbeville Police Department is cooperating as directed by law. The Abbeville Police Department did not arrest the teacher. Due to the location of her arrest and the arresting agency’s jurisdiction, which includes the city limits of Abbeville, she was booked in and bonded from the local police department.”
THE OFFICER WAS A DEPUTY MARSHAL, NOT AN ABBEVILLE POLICER OFFICER.
SEVENTY THREE YEAR OLD JERRY BOYER OF MORGAN CITY HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS THE BODY FOUND YESTERDAY BENEATH THE HIGHWAY 90 BRIDGE NEAR GREENWOOD STREET. MORGAN CITY POLICE REPORTED THAT BOYER WAS FOUND YESTERDAY MORNING JUST AFTER 7. NO FOUL PLAY IS SUSPECTED AS THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES.
IBERIA PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE HAS RELEASED THE IDENTITY OF A MAN WANTED IN A SHOOTING. JEFF HORCHAK HAS MORE.
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THE CITY OF SULPHUR LIFTED THE BOIL ADVISORY YESTERDAY AND THE NOTICE OF PUBLIC EMERGENCY CONCERNING WATER DISTRIBUTION PRESSURE HAS ENDED, INCLUDING ALL PROHIBITED USES OF WATER.
A BOIL ADVISORY HAS ALSO BEEN LIFTED FOR LEESVILLE.
A BOIL ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR THE CITY OF OAKDALE. MAYOR GENE PAUL SAID THAT SAMPLES OF THE WATER WILL BE TESTED THIS MORNING, AND IS HOPEFUL THAT THE ADVISORY WILL BE LIFTED SOON.
ACADIA PARISH SHERIFF KP GIBSON HAS A CRIME STOPPERS REPORT.
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(AP) Animal rights advocates want a federal court to make an Army base in Fort Polk stop rounding up hundreds of feral horses on land it owns or uses. Court papers say Fort Polk began escalating efforts in November and may be trying to eliminate the herds before a judge can decide whether the roundups are legal. The Pegasus Equine Guardian Association also says some captured horses are treated poorly and many may be slaughtered. The group sued in December 2016 over plans to get rid of about 700 horses the Army considers a safety risk in training areas.
A Justice Department spokesman in Washington did not immediately comment on the allegations in court papers filed Monday in Lake Charles. The horses have been there for decades. Stories of their origins differ.