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Lake Charles man sought in Central Business District shooting over the weekend | Crime/Police

New Orleans police say they are searching for a Lake Charles man suspected of being involved in a shooting in the Central Business District over the weekend.

Joshua Stewart, 19, is accused of shooting another 19-year-old man in the 100 block of Camp Street about 3:30 a.m. Saturday, police said.

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Joshua Stewart

According to investigators, the wounded man heard gunshots, turned to run, realized he had been hit in the leg and went to the hospital, police said.

Police didn’t say how they linked Stewart to the case. But they said they have obtained a warrant to arrest him on counts of aggravated battery and illegally discharging a gun during a crime of violence.

Investigators said they believe Stewart went to Lake Charles following the shooting.

The location of the shooting is about a block from where a 37-year-old Lymon Brignac of Lake Charles was shot to death on Sept.

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How many sought unemployment benefits last week?

Until the pandemic upended the operations of American companies, weekly jobless aid applications had never exceeded 700,000 in the U.S.

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high figure that reflects economic damage from the coronavirus outbreak.

Before the pandemic hit the economy, the number signing up for jobless aid had never exceeded 700,000 in a week, even during the depths of the 2007-2009 Great Recession.

The Labor Department said Thursday that U.S. jobless claims fell by 33,000 form the previous week and that 12.6 million are collecting traditional unemployment benefits, compared with just 1.7 million a year ago.

The outbreak slammed the U.S. economy in the spring, causing the economy to collapse at a 31.7% annual rate from April through June, by far the worst three months on record. Companies and government agencies slashed 22 million jobs.

The outbreak

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Lured to U.S. at 16, she sought visa for trafficking victims. Now she may be deported.

She was trafficked into the country as a Peruvian teenager, locked away in virtual indentured servitude for six years before she escaped. Now married, the mother of four children and living in Charlotte, she was denied a special immigration visa created to protect women like her, and has been teed up for deportation.


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She’s not leaving without a fight.

In a new federal lawsuit, the woman — identified only as Jane Doe — has called on the courts to block controversial Trump administration policies regarding so-called “T visas,” which were created 20 years ago to protect those trafficked into the country for sex or labor.

Her complaint names three federal agencies and two Trump cabinet members — acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and Ken Cuccinelli, the president’s top immigration official and acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, which

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Replacement sought for assistant business manager | News

Assistant Business Manager Rebecca Pizer submitted her departure notice to take effect Aug. 21. The board members regretfully accepted her letter and authorized the administration to search for a replacement and select a candidate for board approval. The district hired Pizer as an accountant in the business office in December 2007.

In other business Monday, Indiana Area school directors:

• Agreed formally to cancel international travel related to the district. The board agreed to suspend the foreign student exchange programs for 2020-21.

• Approved the purchase of Soundtrap software for the music department at a cost of $1,500.

• Agreed to pay guidance counselors for up to three additional workdays for

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