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IOWA CITY — A Texas company that profited for decades by supplying mentally disabled workers to an Iowa turkey plant at wages of 41 cents per hour must pay the men $1.37 million in back wages, a federal judge ruled late Tuesday.
The judgment against Henry’s Turkey Service of Goldthwaite, Texas, is the third for more than $1 million against the company after state authorities in 2009 shut down a dilapidated bunkhouse in rural Iowa where the men had lived since the 1970s.
The 32 employees had been paid $65 per month to work the processing line at a huge turkey plant in West Liberty after Henry’s improperly deducted fees for room and board, care, transportation and other expenses out of their pay and Social Security checks, U.S. District Judge Charles Wolle ruled. The amount they were paid never changed during the 30 years they worked at the plant, regardless of whether they worked more than 40 hours per week, he found.
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BATON ROUGE — Police have arrested a suspect in the bomb threat that led to the evacuation of the LSU campus earlier this week but don’t believe he is connected to recent threats made against three other universities.
LSU Police Capt. Corey Lalonde said officers arrested William Bouvay Jr., 42, of Baton Rouge late Tuesday night after an investigation by multiple law enforcement agencies.
Capt. Lalonde said Mr. Bouvay was not an LSU student and appeared to have no connection to the campus. He did not know what the suspect’s motive might have been.
Investigators don’t think Mr. Bouvay is connected to threats made last week at college campuses in Texas, North Dakota and Ohio.
Authorities said he will be charged with communicating false information of a planned bombing.
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