Monday, March 10 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-03-10 19:00:32 GMT
The Louisiana Legislature is opening its three-month regular session. The action starts at noon Monday. Gov. Bobby Jindal spoke to lawmakers at 1 p.m.More >>
The Louisiana Legislature is opening its three-month regular session. The action starts at noon Monday. Gov. Bobby Jindal spoke to lawmakers at 1 p.m. He focused largely on his workforce development proposals.More >>
Monday, March 10 2014 6:14 AM EDT2014-03-10 10:14:51 GMT
Governor Bobby Jindal will address state lawmakers to open this year's legislative session. The gavel will drop at noon on Monday for the 2014 term. The 2014 legislative session will be different fromMore >>
The 2014 Louisiana legislative session is set to begin Monday with more than 1,500 bills on the table.More >>
HOMER, LA (KSLA) -
"It hit me dead in the face," Homer Police Chief turned ex-chief Russell Mills says about Monday's vote by town leaders to disband its police force.
Homer's five-member council moved to get rid of its police force effective March 1. Homer's police department had 8 officers, one chief and one secretary.
Of the department's 10 members, only two will remain -- a captain and a lieutenant -- until August as a transition goes on with the Claiborne Parish Sheriff's Department, Mills says.
Mills, though no longer chief, says he is slated to be Homer's new town marshal.
KSLA News 12 tried to reach out to Homer's mayor and city council but was unsuccessful.
Claiborne Parish NAACP official Terrence Willis describes tensions between Homer's Mayor and five-member city council and the police force.
More important, Willis says he is concerned about how the chief, an elected official, can be fired with just a vote of the council.
Mills, meanwhile, says he is extremely upset by the move.
"I was told to pick my battles wisely. Apparently I didn't pick them too wisely," Mills says.
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) - Microsoft is preparing its customers for the end of technical support and security updates for its XP operating system. As of April 8, Microsoft says it will retire its old, dependableMore >>
Microsoft is preparing its customers for the end of technical support and security updates for its XP operating system.More >>