Smollett reported being beaten up by two men who shouted racist and anti-gay slurs and threw bleach on him. But his story fell apart when actors Smollett knew from the "Empire" set and the gym told police that Smollett paid them $3,500 to stage the attack.
In a rare move for the East Baton Rouge Parish School System (EBRPSS), school board members debated whether or not to reinstate a student expelled from Lee High School for allegedly having a small knife and marijuana in his car on campus.
Every year at about this time, especially after a run of warm winter days like those that have marked much of February, I get calls, letters, and social media posts asking, “Can I start my outdoor planting?”
Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome says she will petition the metro council to provide temporary financing for repairs of the River Center Branch Library while parish attorneys continue litigation with the architects and construction company that was hired to build it.