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It's a crime that continues to generate anger and disbelief in Montgomery and beyond- the destruction of the home of Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks. The case took center stage this Labor Day at an annualMore >>
The community is uniting to help catch the criminals who desecrated a piece of Montgomery history. The vandalism of Rosa Parks' home angered many across the city and hundreds have donated in an effort to help find those responsible. Crimestoppers is hoping a bigger reward will crack the case.More >>
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A Russian official is complaining that EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso breached confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks if it wished.More >>
Russian military forces have been spotted in both major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine, an official said Tuesday, prompting Ukraine to declare it now has to fight the Russian army, not just the separatists.More >>
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U.S. military forces attacked the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation in Somalia on Monday, the Pentagon said, in a strike a Somali official said targeted the group's fugitive leader.More >>
U.S. military forces attacked the extremist al-Shabab network in Somalia Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground-shaking explosions in a strike that reportedly targeted the group's leader.More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
Irma Miller stood outside the
house she has called home for 42 years on Thursday. Her home recently visited
by East Baton Rouge Parish appraisers determining a value for her property and
others in the community.
"They've been here and looked at
the property, they have not come back to us. As to what they're going to offer
us yet I think that's the next step," said Miller.
That step put in motion back in
January when Baton Rouge Metro-Council members voted to establish a buffer zone
around the North Baton Rouge Sewage Treatment Plant, buying residents and
renters out in the process.
"You are still living in human
waste," said Gregory Mitchell to a room full of residents.
Mitchell, a community spokesman,
answered questions but also determined to let the public know that he feels
residents are still being treated unfairly living in unsanitary conditions as
the buyout process plays out.
"Just because we have this buyout
doesn't mean the problems have disappeared. We are still suffering and we just
don't want people to think everything is ok and hokie dokie now that's not just
the facts," added Mitchell.
Councilwoman Chauna Banks-Daniel
represents those residents who live near the treatment facility and says those
conditions are exactly why the city did the right thing and approved the
"You have to have new complaints
and you cannot continue to harp on the same because that is why you had the
buyout and it's like you are trying a guilty man for the same crime and he's
serving time and you say let's take him back before the judge," said
Banks-Daniel adds there have been
minimal complaints from affected residents she has spoken with and that includes
Irma, who now just waits for the next phase of her life to begin.
"It's starting all over again at
an age I thought I wouldn't be starting over again but we're having to do
that," said Miller.