NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Justice Department is touting a "breakthrough" in a dispute with Louisiana over its private school tuition voucher program, but Gov. Bobby Jindal says no resolution has been reached.
The department filed a motion last month in federal court claiming new publicly funded vouchers should not be issued in school districts under longstanding federal desegregation orders unless approved by a federal judge.
On Tuesday, the Justice Department said the state has agreed to provide information to the government that will help resolve questions about whether court approval is needed for the voucher program.
Jindal said the Justice Department announcement is an effort to "rebrand" a federal attack on the state's voucher program as merely an attempt to compile information. He called the Justice statement a "PR stunt."
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A tractor trailer veered off the road and went through a fence, while crashing into the Forest Hill Cemetery, in Fredonia, Friday morning.
Officials in Wyoming have captured a wanted man and his girlfriend, who were allegedly heading to Buffalo.
After a slow and slippery commute Thursday night, many western New Yorkers are waking up early, hoping they can get to work on time Friday morning.
NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has obtained a court order to prevent a Buffalo woman from ever selling puppies again.
Around 5 p.m. on Thursday near the corner of Model City Road and Rt. 104, police say 84-year-old Jose Martinez was hit by a car driven by 82-year-old Maura Nolan. Both are residents of Lewiston.
Continued cold temperatures with some of the better chances for accumulation early in the day, mainly south of Buffalo.