An athletic event set to take place on the grounds of the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola was abruptly canceled Wednesday, a few days after the competition began drawing criticism for what some called a spectacle that sensationalized the prison, its inmates and the victims of the offenders housed there.“Escape From Angola,” a triathlon set for March 20, advertised the expansive West Feliciana Parish prison’s hills and lake as a setting on which to run and swim on an unusual course...
The Baton Rouge Police Department says it is disappointed with Thursday’s verdict in a federal police brutality trial against two officers and the city stemming from a beating and strip search of a New Orleans man during a 2014 marijuana raid.But the department believes the $25,000 awarded to Brett Percle, 24, is “a victory for the taxpayers,” considering Percle initially asked for $500,000 to settle the suit, said police spokesman Lt. Jonathan Dunnam.“We feel that our officers acted within...
Convicted killer Derrick Todd Lee, who was linked to a string of women’s deaths in south Louisiana in the late 1990s and early 2000s, suffered a natural death due to heart disease, a representative for West Feliciana Parish Coroner Chaillie Daniel said Tuesday.Kim Hodgin, an assistant to Daniel, said she could not provide more details about the notorious killer’s death.Lee died Jan. 21, a few days after he’d been taken to a hospital outside the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, where...
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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