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Gretna PD working to shake ‘arrest capital’ reputation

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GRETNA, La. — Gretna Police have been under a microscope since Hurricane Katrina, leading up to a National Geographic story that called Gretna “the arrest capital of the United States.” Police leaders are taking the initiative to change that perception and the culture within the department. “It took a lot of guts,” Dr. Peter Scharf said. […]

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School Patrol: Help For Dyslexia

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – What if you had trouble recognizing letters and symbols? That’s what it’s like for people with dyslexia. One in five people have the condition, and for children, it can make school extra challenging. In School Patrol, NewsChannel 5’s Vicki Yates introduced us to one young man who has been getting some special […]

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Ameer Baraka Candidly Discusses His Struggles with Dyslexia and How it Impacted His Life

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Ameer Baraka, the New Orleans-born actor and activist who co-starred on Fox’s hit, American Horror Story, HBO’s Treme, and Oprah Winfrey’s Black Board Wars, embarks on a national campaign to change young people’s lives with his autobiographical, The Life I Chose. Baraka’s book, hailed by critics as a scintillating page turner and an absolute must […]

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Local Actor Called to Testify about Dyslexia

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Actor Ameer Baraka turned his life around after being incarcerated as a young man. He talks about how part of the problem was not knowing he suffered from dyslexia as a kid growing up in New Orleans, and how he is raising awareness about dyslexia. <iframe width=”640″ height=”360″ style=”border-width:0″ src=”http://interactive.tegna-media.com/video/embed/embed.html?id=2186008&type=video&title=Local%20Actor%20Called%20to%20Testify%20about%20Dyslexia%20%20&site=289&playerid=6918249996581&dfpid=32805352&dfpposition=Video_prestream_external§ion=home”></iframe>

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New Orleans Actor Testifies About Dyslexia

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A New Orleans native and American Horror Story actor Ameer Baraka is spreading awareness for dyslexia. He talks about his childhood battle with dyslexia and how it led him to a life of crime. <iframe width=”640″ height=”360″ style=”border-width:0″ src=”http://interactive.tegna-media.com/video/embed/embed.html?id=2189440&type=video&title=New%20Orleans%20Actor%20Testifies%20About%20Dyslexia&site=289&playerid=6918249996581&dfpid=32805352&dfpposition=Video_prestream_external§ion=home”></iframe>

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