Parish by Parish: Monday, October 1

POSTED: Monday, October 1, 2012 - 8:24pm

UPDATED: Monday, October 1, 2012 - 8:34pm

In Jefferson Parish, students at the almost 80 schools in the parish are gearing up for longer school days. It's to make up for time lost during Hurricane Isaac, when most schools didn't have class for a week. Starting now and going through March 1 or next year, the school day will be half an hour longer. School administers say they preferred the extended days over using scheduled holidays to make up the days.

In St. Martin Parish, a 44 year old is locked up and charged with trying to sneak contraband into parish prison. Deputies say Charmain Landry put several items in the visitation area, expecting inmates in the jail to pick them up later. The case is still under investigation. Deputies say more arrests could be made.

In East Baton Rouge Parish, Police Chief Dwayne White was honored with the Mid City Baptist Fellowship's first Appreciation Award. The Chief was emotional when he got the award at Mount Carmel Baptist Church last night. It honors his commitment to helping to improve the relationship between police and the community. Of course, the BRAVE Program had something to do with that. It focuses more officers and attention on Baton Rouge’s dangerous 70805 zip code.

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