The latest from TV, Radio, and Newspapers

Add a news source

Are we missing a Angola news source? Let us know!

Angola Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Angola, LA.

Results 1 - 20 of 288 in Angola, LA

  1. Single tickets for New Orleans opera season, including 'Dead Man Walking,' go on sale MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

    A guard keeps watch at the Angola State Penitentiary, which is a setting for the opera 'Dead Man Walking.' . Prices range from $26 to $198.

    Comment?

  2. Denzel Washington speaks at Greater Baton Rouge Boys and Girls Club eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    ... could it not be? It's the most important thing. I'm working in Jackson, and I worked in St. Francisville right near Angola. Every day I pass Dixon Correctional Facility. If we don't invest now, we will be investing later." Magnificent Seven will be ...

    Comment?

  3. Sept. 2 hearing in longtime inmate's quest for freedomRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    ... state could try Woodfox fairly. Woodfox is the last still-incarcerated member of a group that supporters dubbed the "Angola Three" for their decades-long stays in isolation at the Louisiana Penitentiary at Angola.

    Comment?

  4. 25 must-take day trips from New OrleansRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 20 | NOLA.com

    ... including a leg of the Tammany Trace, and the Abita Brew Pub, once home to Abita Brewery's brewing and bottling. Angola, La. -- Louisiana State Penitentiary, once known as 'the bloodiest place on Earth,' features a museum that chronicles life inside ...

    Comment?

  5. Judge sets date to set date for Landon Broussard's first-degree murder trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 14 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    ... defenders Elliot Brown and Clay Lejeune asked Hulin to transfer their client from the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola to the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center because the two- to three-hour distance between Lafayette and Angola is ...

    Comment?

  6. 25 day trips from New Orleans: From Abita to WallaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 14 | NOLA.com

    ... the 135-year-old institution still operates as a prison farm and is the largest maximum security prison in America. Angola, as the prison is known, was the subject of the 1998 film "The Farm: Angola, USA" and was used as the inspiration of Louisiana ...

    Comment?

  7. Summers on Angola's death row: When does 'hard time' become too hard?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 10 | The Times-Picayune

    ... of Louisiana violated the U.S. Constitution by imposing cruel and unusual punishment upon three death row inmates at Angola. The inmates at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, all of whom have medical problems that become exacerbated by heat, sought ...

    Comment?

  8. Our Views: Appeals court gets it right in ruling about air conditioning on death row at AngolaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 8 | The Advocate

    ... that air conditioning is not a constitutional right for prisoners on death row in the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. That doesn't mean the state can be gratuitously cruel: A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled ...

    Comment?

  9. Prosecutor in the US county that sentences the most people to death...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 9 | Silicon Alley Insider

    ... provided by WAFB-TV 9, Glenn Ford, 64, center, walks out of a maximum security prison, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Angola, La., after having spent nearly 26 years on death row. In 1984, Stroud helped secure a murder conviction and death sentence for ...

    Comment?

  10. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals panel decides no air-conditioning for...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 8 | The Advocate

    Photo provided by U.S. Distric Court -- Fans low into cells in death row at the Louisiana State Penitenary at Angola. Some inmates have complained about the conditions at the prison.

    Comment?

  11. No A/C for death row inmates at Angola, appeals court rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 8 | NOLA.com

    ... Penitentiary have lost their latest legal battle for relief from triple-digit temperatures inside their cells at Angola. The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling Wednesday (July 8) concluding that the sweltering conditions on death row ...

    Comment?

  12. Court won't require air conditioning on Louisiana death rowRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 7 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Louisiana prison officials don't have to air-condition death row at the state penitentiary in Angola, but they do have to provide some relief from the heat for three condemned inmates suffering from high blood pressure and other illnesses, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling came in the case of three prisoners - Elzie Ball, Nathaniel Code and James Magee - who filed suit over the heat.

    Comment?

  13. Our Views: Decision to cool down death row in Louisiana not an easy oneRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 8 | The Advocate

    ... who live here. But because U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson ordered the state to cool down the death row quarters at Angola, the issue is not as clear cut. Jackson ordered the state to come up with a plan to address the heat on death row. The state ...

    Comment?

  14. Continue reading a 'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 8 | The Advocate

    Photo provided by U.S. District Court -- Fans blow into cells on death row at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Louisiana does not have to air-condition the entire death row facility at the State Penitentiary at Angola but does need to provide some relief to three condemned killers with medical conditions who complained that extremely hot conditions on death row subject them to heat-related injury, a federal appellate court ruled Wednesday.

    Comment?

  15. Our Views: The two-year trade, education program at Angolia is a second chance for inmatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 6 | The Advocate

    It is easy to think of sending someone to Angola as a gone-for-good sentence, but in fact, many of those inmates will return to society when they complete their time at the Louisiana State Penitentiary. But at Angola as at other state prisons, the return to society isn't always the end of their careers behind bars: 1 of every 2 inmates who steps outside the gates of a Louisiana correctional facility will end up back inside within five years.

    Comment?

  16. Artist Brandan Odums paints mural of prisoner Albert WoodfoxRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2015 | NOLA.com

    ... included large-scale murals by other aerosol painters. Woodfox, 68, the only remaining imprisoned member of the Angola 3, is in solitary confinement at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola for reasons related to the 1972 murder of prison guard ...

    Comment?

  17. Penalties for possessing marijuana reducedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2015 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    ... five to 30 years. Now it carries a potential sentence of two to ten years either in the parish jail or in prison like Angola. Sanchez agrees with the law. He says research shows citizens disagree with marijuana offenders spending more time ...

    Comment?

  18. 'All he wanted is justice,' mourning friends say of exonerated death row inmate Glenn FordRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2015 | NOLA.com

    ... that did not receive possibly exculpatory evidence. Two months later, Ford was sentenced to death and began a stay on Angola's death row that would span 29 years, 3 months and 5 days. It wasn't until March 2014 that the state of Louisiana, citing ...

    Comment?

  19. Exonerated death row inmate dies after a year after releaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2015 | New York Daily News

    Glenn Ford speaks to the media as he leaves a maximum security prison on March 11, 2014, in Angola, La., after having spent nearly 30 years on death row. A wrongly-convicted Louisiana man died Monday, just 15 months after he was freed following nearly 30 years on death row and diagnosed with lung cancer.

    Comment?

  20. Glenn Ford, 65, died early Monday morning from complications of lung cancer.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2015 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    ... the time later admitted there was evidence back then that would have cleared Ford. Glenn Ford, 65, walked free from Angola State Penitentiary in March 2014 after spending just over 29 years on death row. That diagnosis became the center of a federal ...

    Comment?