Manship School News Service/Matt Houston
Rep. Franklin Foil, R-Baton Rouge, listens to emotional testimony before the House Education Committee from Allison Badgerow about her autistic son who was physically punished in a Louisiana school. Foil’s bill to prohibit corporal punishment in public schools was sent to the House Wednesday.

Credit: Matt Houston

Bill would ban spanking at school

BATON ROUGE – The House Education Committee approved 6-5 and sent to the full House floor for debate a measure banning all corporal punishment of children in public schools, one of two school punis

Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle holds the semi-automatic rifle that police had to return to Alonzo Henry after he was released from jail Wednesday following a Tuesday narcotics stop. Standing with LaSalle are Officer Ronnie Fuselier, left, and Cpl. Kevin Stewart. Court records show Henry faced criminal charges in three other cases in St. Mary Parish, but doesn’t have a felony conviction. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Alonzo Henry

Flaw in law? Police return weapon to suspect

A Patterson man is out of jail and back in possession of a semi-automatic rifle capable of holding 60 rounds of ammunition after a Tuesday narcotics stop in Patterson.



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