Parent seeks solutions in now viral schoolyard incident
14, her son was on the playground after school hours at Spanish Lake Primary, along with his 4-year-old sister, J'Niaha, while they waited for her to bring them home for the day. An incident broke out between Jordan and another elementary-aged boy - a ...
Bullies Hospitalize 8-Year-Old, Tell Him To 'Go Back To The Cotton Farm'
Jordan Jackson and his 4-year-old sister, J'Niaha, were waiting for their parents to pick them up after school from Spanish Lake Primary School in Geismar, Louisiana on November 14. Jordan, who is black, told his parents that he got into an altercation ...
St. Louis' Spanish Lake, White Flight, and the Shrinking of the American Middle Class
Spanish Lake was never incorporated as a city like so many of the other useless municipalities in St. Louis County. It had grown into a thriving farming community from its early days as a military-base and rural retreat. Morton gives us some great ...
8-year-old attacked at school, told to 'go back to the cotton farm'
During the beating, one of the assailants is said to have told Jackson, "You need to go back to the cotton farm," reports RT. The incident, which left the young boy with multiple injuries, occurred on the grounds of Geismar, Louisiana's Spanish Lake ...
Jan. 24, 1967: One of the worst twisters to ever hit St. Louis
Touching down at 6:55 p.m., the twister followed a 21-mile path that started near Chesterfield and took a northeast direction through North County, finally dissipating in Spanish Lake. ... "Then the television news broke in and told us about the tornado.
Three Years of Dateline Missing in America: 62 Still Missing
Dateline NBC's social and digital series 'Missing in America' began on December 5, 2013, following a question the night before to our Facebook community, "Do you know anyone who has simply vanished?" The response was overwhelming. Since that first ...
The 40 Best Places to Explore Louisiana's Southern Wilds
For freshwater fishing, head to Toledo Bend Reservoir, named the number one bass fishing lake in the U.S. two years in a row. Spanning 186,000 acres, the lake is chock-full with largemouth bass, and lunkers (bass weighing more than 10 pounds) can be ...
Police accountability: Why body cam footage is not always released
Following the police killing of black teenager Michael Brown and the ensuing riots in Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2014, the US justice department pledged $20m (£15.4m) of funding in grants for police forces to buy as many as 50,000 cameras across the ...
Producer/Director Phillip Andrew Morton Talks White Flight in New Film Spanish Lake
Phillip Andrew Morton educates us on “cultural and societal issues that people are afraid to confront.” Through his films, Phillip brings awareness and understanding to the general population, who may not even know such issues exist. Twitter: ...
Louisiana officials cut through road to relieve flooding
Alligator Bayou Road separates the Spanish Lake Basin from the Bayou Manchac. Decreasing high waters in the basin have relieved flooding that damaged homes. Ascension parish officials on Sunday said they expected to cut the road when the water level ...