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USS Batfish bell gets proper display in Muskogee

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Muskogee’s War Memorial Park can now properly display the bell of America’s most famous World War II submarine the USS Batfish.

In November 2015, sailors from Central Naval Center for Navy Aviation Technical Training detachment visited Muskogee’s War Memorial Park and saw the sub’s bell sitting atop a wooden box.

Louisiana judge to stop jailing defendants over fees

NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana judge accused by a rights group of running a modern-day debtors prison agreed Monday to temporarily stop jailing defendants for nonpayment of fees and assessing certain costs on defendants, according to a court filing.

The court filing outlines an agreement between Judge Robert Black in Bogalusa and the Southern Poverty Law Center.