• Unique, seasonal dessert returns to McDonald's menu for limited time

    Unique, seasonal dessert returns to McDonald's menu for limited time
    As winter approaches, the blustery weather heralds the return of seasonal favorites. Specialty hot chocolates and warm desserts reappear on menus, and McDonald's menu is no different.According to CNN, the popular fast food restaurant is bringing its Holiday Pie back to its menu for a limited time, in select U.S. regions.McDonald's has released the festive pastry in various U.S. regions for the past 10 years, and so far this year the pies have been spotted in several states, including Oregon, Il
  • MLB owners lock out players, 1st work stoppage since 1995

    MLB owners lock out players, 1st work stoppage since 1995
    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Major League Baseball plunged into its first work stoppage in a quarter-century when the sport’s collective bargaining agreement expired Wednesday night and owners immediately locked out players in a move that threatens spring training and opening day.The strategy, management’s equivalent of a strike under federal labor law, ended the sport’s labor peace after 9,740 days over 26 1/2 years.Teams decided to force the long-anticipated co
  • Former child actor from La, known for role in Beasts of the Southern Wild, shot and killed

    Former child actor from La, known for role in Beasts of the Southern Wild, shot and killed
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jonshel Alexander, a onetime child actor who played a supporting role in the 2012 Oscar-nominated film “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” was killed in a weekend shooting in her native Louisiana. She was 22.Police said Alexander and a man were shot inside a vehicle Saturday in New Orleans and she was pronounced dead at the scene. The man, whose name was not released, drove to a hospital for treatment.At age 12, Alexander played the character Joy Stro
  • Baton Rouge 10-year-old to compete in international Rubik's Cube competition

    Baton Rouge 10-year-old to compete in international Rubik's Cube competition
    BATON ROUGE - Just six months ago, 10-year-old Paul Evans got his first Rubik's Cube. Now, he and his family are preparing to travel to Tennessee, where he will compete in an international Rubik's Cube competition over the weekend.Evans can solve a Rubik's Cube in as fast as 24 seconds. Although the competition is tough, Evans is hoping to enjoy the event. "I'm not too nervous about it. I'm just there to have fun," Evans said. Solving Rubik's Cubes is just one of Paul's many h
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  • State agencies receive formal complaint in wake of botched child rape investigation

    State agencies receive formal complaint in wake of botched child rape investigation
    BATON ROUGE - State officials received a formal complaint over an investigation into reported child sex abuse that advocates say went unaddressed for years. A Louisiana State Police spokesperson confirmed to WBRZ on Wednesday that the agency received a formal complaint over the case highlighted in multiple WBRZ Investigative Unit reports. State Police said the complaint was forwarded to the state inspector general's office for further review. The case involves a juvenile in fo
  • Prosecutors will seek death penalty for accused Baton Rouge cop killer

    Prosecutors will seek death penalty for accused Baton Rouge cop killer
    BATON ROUGE - A man accused of killing two people, including a Baton Rouge police officer, during a deadly shooting spree last year could face death if convicted. East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore told WBRZ on Wednesday that his office is pursuing the death penalty in Ronnie Kato's case. Kato, 36, is accused of killing his girlfriend's step-father, Curtis Richardson, on April 26, 2020 then shooting two officers who tried to take him into custody later that same d
  • Driver killed after train strikes truck in Amite

    Driver killed after train strikes truck in Amite
    AMITE - A dump truck driver was killed after a train struck their vehicle Wednesday afternoon.Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said the wreck happened around 4:15 p.m. while the driver was crossing train tracks on Ponders Quarter Lane.No one on the train was injured.No more information was immediately available.Permalink| Comments
  • Taysom Hill to start at QB for Saints against Cowboys Thursday night

    Taysom Hill to start at QB for Saints against Cowboys Thursday night
    NEW ORLEANS - Taysom Hill will get his first start of the season at quarterback for the Saints when the Cowboys visit the Superdome in primetime Thursday night.ESPN reported the back-up quarterback and gadget player will line up under center instead of Trevor Siemian, who's gone 0-4 as a starter since leading the Saints to victory over the Buccaneers on Halloween night, the same game where Jameis Winston went down with a season-ending injury in the first half. The Saints, now 5-6, have
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  • East Baton Rouge Parish schools work to find teachers amid nationwide teacher shortage

    East Baton Rouge Parish schools work to find teachers amid nationwide teacher shortage
    BATON ROUGE- In East Baton Rouge Parish, schools are working around the clock to fill teaching jobs.But with fewer teachers to go around, the job is much tougher.For East Baton Rouge Parish Public Schools, officials say there are between 90 to 100 vacancies.A job fair held Wednesday at Jefferson Terrace Academy was set in hopes to fill the gaps."When you have a lack of staff, it puts more pressure on the ones that are here, and when they get burned out, the students suffer," Tiffany Carter with
  • President and CEO of Visit Baton Rouge retiring after 20 years

    President and CEO of Visit Baton Rouge retiring after 20 years
    BATON ROUGE - The long-time President and CEO of Visit Baton Rouge, Paul Arrigo, said he will retire in 2022.Read the full statement below: “Throughout my tenure in this industry I’ve been mentored by some the industry’s greatest tourism leaders, Arrigo said. “The dedicated and outstanding staff that I have had the honor of working with through the years has allowed me to accomplish so much in the various roles that I have served in.”Ar
  • Grandson of Zachary judge dies after fall from French Quarter balcony

    Grandson of Zachary judge dies after fall from French Quarter balcony
    NEW ORLEANS – The grandson of a Zachary City Court judge died last week after he fell from the balcony of a popular French Quarter bar.Matthew Myles, 19, died from his injuries at a New Orleans hospital, according to the Orleans Parish coroner’s office.New Orleans EMS paramedics responded to Pat O’Brien’s in the 600 block of Bourbon Street about 10:40 p.m. Friday and found Myles in critical condition.The New Orleans Police Department said the death remain
  • Police: FedEx packages found in woods at second Alabama site

    Police: FedEx packages found in woods at second Alabama site
    JEMISON, Ala. - Nearly two dozen FedEx packages have been found dumped in woods along a rural road in an Alabama town about 75 miles from a ravine where hundreds of undelivered FedEx parcels previously were discovered, police said Wednesday.Police in the town of Jemison said in a statement on social media that about 20 packages destined for locations on nine different roads were discovered.“We are in the process of contacting officials with Fed Ex so that they can investigate this sit
  • AP: 1st case of omicron variant identified in US

    AP: 1st case of omicron variant identified in US
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A person in California became the first in the U.S. to have an identified case of the omicron variant of COVID-19, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Wednesday. It comes as scientists continue to study the risks posed by the new strain of the virus.The Biden administration moved late last month to restrict travel from Southern Africa where the variant was first identified and had been widespread. Clusters of cases have also been identified in about two doze
  • Justices signal they'll OK new abortion limits, may toss Roe

    Justices signal they'll OK new abortion limits, may toss Roe
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court’s conservative majority on Wednesday signaled it would uphold Mississippi’s 15-week ban on abortion and may go much further to overturn the nationwide right to abortion that has existed for nearly 50 years.The fate of the court’s historic 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion throughout the United States and its 1992 ruling in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which reaffirmed Roe, probably won’t be known u
  • Southern University to hold Fall Commencement Friday, Dec 10

    Southern University to hold Fall Commencement Friday, Dec 10
    BATON ROUGE - An acclaimed Historic Black College (HBC) that's become one of Baton Rouge's most treasured institutions announced Wednesday that nearly 450 students will be honored as new graduates on Friday, December 10.Southern University and A&M College's Fall Commencement activities will begin at 10 a.m. next Friday at the F.G. Clark Activity Center.During the ceremony, Bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees will be awarded. The chief student marshal is Ma
  • Coast Guard searching for man overboard near Baton Rouge

    Coast Guard searching for man overboard near Baton Rouge
    NEW ORLEANS — Officials with the U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday announced their search of the Mississippi River for a crewmember of a vessel called American Queen.  Authorities say the man went overboard near mile marker 229 in the Mississippi River, which is around the Baton Rouge area.Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans initially received a radio call regarding the incident at 2:03 a.m. when the American Queen contacted them and said a crewmember fell
  • Coast Guard searching for crewmember who fell off steamboat near Baton Rouge

    Coast Guard searching for crewmember who fell off steamboat near Baton Rouge
    BATON ROUGE — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching the Mississippi River Wednesday for a missing crewmember who fell out of a steamboat near Baton Rouge.Authorities say the man went overboard near mile marker 229 in the Mississippi River, which is around the bridge near downtown Baton Rouge.Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans initially received a radio call regarding the incident at 2:03 a.m. when the American Queen contacted them and said a crewmember fell overboard. The c
  • Harvey Adger, head basketball coach at Glen Oaks, notches 900th victory

    Harvey Adger, head basketball coach at Glen Oaks, notches 900th victory
    BATON ROUGE - Inside the gym that bears his name Wednesday night, Harvey Adger paced the bench as his Glen Oaks Panthers basketball team defeated Northeast High School for his 900th career win."He's been here 40-plus years, same spot," Kenneth Haynes, an assistant coach and former player for Adger, said. "He could’ve gone somewhere else, but he stuck to what he knows best. He loves the game of basketball."Beyond basketball, Adger prides himself on molding his players off the court. Pa
  • LSU hoops improves to 8-0 after beating Ohio 66-51

    LSU hoops improves to 8-0 after beating Ohio 66-51
    BATON ROUGE - LSU basketball improves to 8-0 on the season, after beating Ohio 66-51. The Tigers got out to a fast start leading the Bobcats 14-0 and not allowing a point for the first 9 minutes of the game.Ohio would make a run and tied it at 37 with 14 minutes remaining in the game. But LSU would pull ahead for the 15 point victory. “Tremendous crowd. I thought the students were awesome. I think we set the student record tonight for the year. We had almost 2,500, 2,300 or so. We had
  • ABC's Stephanopoulos to interview Alec Baldwin about set shooting

    ABC's Stephanopoulos to interview Alec Baldwin about set shooting
    NEW YORK (AP) — George Stephanopoulos of ABC News will conduct an hourlong interview with Alec Baldwin to air Thursday about the shooting on the set of the movie “Rust.”AN @ABC EXCLUSIVE: @GStephanopoulos has the 1st exclusive interview with Alec Baldwin following the deadly shooting on the set of “Rust.”Watch the primetime special event TOMORROW 8pm ET on ABC and stream next day on @Hulu. pic.twitter.com/bQhUPfKDcW— ABC News (@ABC) De
  • Baton Rouge man arrested on 50 counts of pornography involving juveniles

    Baton Rouge man arrested on 50 counts of pornography involving juveniles
    BATON ROUGE - Authorities have arrested a Baton Rouge man on charges of pornography involving juveniles.According to an affidavit from an official with the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation, Alberto Barragan Sr. allegedly used Facebook Messenger to upload a number of videos containing child pornography to a chat group.Special Agents with the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation were first made aware of the allegations against Barragan in March.As of Wednesday, Barragan is in East Baton Rouge Paris
  • Baton Rouge man arrested on 50 charges of pornography involving juveniles

    Baton Rouge man arrested on 50 charges of pornography involving juveniles
    BATON ROUGE - Authorities have arrested a Baton Rouge man on charges of pornography involving juveniles.According to an affidavit from an official with the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation, Alberto Barragan Sr. allegedly used Facebook Messenger to upload a number of videos containing child pornography to a chat group.Special Agents with the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation were first made aware of the allegations against Barragan in March.As of Wednesday, Barragan is in East Baton Rouge Paris
  • Pineville mayor to retire, won't seek a 7th term

    Pineville mayor to retire, won't seek a 7th term
    PINEVILLE, La. (AP) — The mayor of a central Louisiana city said Tuesday he won’t run for a seventh term and will retire when his current one ends on June 30.Pineville Mayor Clarence Fields’ statement said the decision came “after much soul searching and reflection.”“Serving as mayor has been one of the greatest joys of my life,” he said.. “I will forever be grateful to the citizens of Pineville for the trust placed
  • Man arrested in brutal beating, death of 63-year-old victim

    Man arrested in brutal beating, death of 63-year-old victim
    BATON ROUGE - After a man was beaten to death on Madison Avenue, Baton Rouge Police (BRPD) arrested a 49-year-old male suspect in connection with the crime.According to an affidavit from a BRPD officer, Lorenza Rolan Lemon was arrested for his alleged role in the death of Clyde McFadden.Police say it was October 15 when McFadden was found badly beaten in the front yard of a Madison Avenue home and transported to an area hospital by EMS.The affidavit goes on to say that two days later, McFadden
  • Garth Brooks is 'Callin' Baton Rouge' ahead of his spring concert at Tiger Stadium

    Garth Brooks is 'Callin' Baton Rouge' ahead of his spring concert at Tiger Stadium
    BATON ROUGE - Iconic singer and songwriter Garth Brooks will be performing some of his many classic country music songs for a Baton Rouge audience this spring.The multi-award-winning singer's concert is set for April 30 at Tiger Stadium.Over the years, Brooks has entertained audiences with classics like 'Friends in Low Places,' and 'The Thunder Rolls,' but when the 59-year-old star visits Tiger Stadium, he's likely to play a song that will have special significance to both him and to his audien
  • Garth Brooks coming to Tiger Stadium for spring concert

    Garth Brooks coming to Tiger Stadium for spring concert
    BATON ROUGE - Iconic singer and songwriter Garth Brooks will be performing some of his many classic country music songs for a Baton Rouge audience this spring.The multi-award-winning singer's concert is set for April 30 at Tiger Stadium.It will mark Brooks' first time in Louisiana in almost five years and his first time in Baton Rouge in 24 years.According to a press release, tickets are $94.95, all-inclusive, with an eight-ticket limit per purchase. Click here for additional information on tic
  • Garth Brooks 'Callin' Baton Rouge' to announce spring concert at Tiger Stadium

    Garth Brooks 'Callin' Baton Rouge' to announce spring concert at Tiger Stadium
    BATON ROUGE - Iconic singer and songwriter Garth Brooks will be performing some of his many classic country music songs for a Baton Rouge audience this spring.The multi-award-winning singer's concert is set for April 30 at Tiger Stadium.Over the years, Brooks has entertained audiences with classics like 'Friends in Low Places,' and 'The Thunder Rolls,' but when the 59-year-old star visits Tiger Stadium, he's likely to play a song that will have special significance to both him and to his audien
  • Vegas police confirm case involving R&B singer Trey Songz

    Vegas police confirm case involving R&B singer Trey Songz
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police said Tuesday they’re investigating sexual assault allegations involving R&B artist Trey Songz at a Las Vegas Strip hotel.In a statement, Las Vegas police said sex crimes detectives received a complaint about a Sunday incident involving the singer and actor whose name is Tremaine Aldon Neverson. Sunday was his 37th birthday.Neverson was cooperating with the investigation and no arrests have been made, said Officer Misael Parra, a Las Vegas police s
  • Dr. Oz to run for Pennsylvania's open Senate seat as a Republican

    Dr. Oz to run for Pennsylvania's open Senate seat as a Republican
    One of the nation's most popular doctors is hoping to bring his experience to the political arena. According to CNN, cardiothoracic surgeon and television personality, Dr. Mehmet Oz, is running for the US Senate in Pennsylvania as a Republican.In addressing his reason for the unexpected career move, Oz said it all stemmed from a pattern he observed during the COVID-19 pandemic.He wrote, "During the pandemic, I learned that when you mix politics and medicine, you get politics i
  • 1 dead, 1 missing after boating accident in Louisiana

    1 dead, 1 missing after boating accident in Louisiana
    BOGALUSA, La. (AP) — One boater is dead and another missing after an accident on the Pearl River, Louisiana authorities said Tuesday.Search crews found the body of Joseph Newby, 50, of Franklinton, late Monday and were looking for a 47-year-old man and the 14-foot (4.2-meter) boat on Tuesday, said Adam Einck, a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries spokesman.He said the two launched out of Bogalusa at Pools Bluff about 4:30 p.m. Monday and were reported missing about four hou
  • 1 dead, 1 missing after boating accident in Bogalusa

    1 dead, 1 missing after boating accident in Bogalusa
    BOGALUSA, La. (AP) — One boater is dead and another missing after an accident on the Pearl River, Louisiana authorities said Tuesday.Search crews found the body of Joseph Newby, 50, of Franklinton, late Monday and were looking for a 47-year-old man and the 14-foot (4.2-meter) boat on Tuesday, said Adam Einck, a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries spokesman.He said the two launched out of Bogalusa at Pools Bluff about 4:30 p.m. Monday and were reported missing about four hou
  • ABC reveals Clayton Echard as new star of The Bachelor, Season 26

    ABC reveals Clayton Echard as new star of The Bachelor, Season 26
    ABC announced Wednesday that Clayton Echard is the next star of The Bachelor.View this post on InstagramA post shared by The Bachelor (@bachelorabc)Variety reports that Echard will lead Season 26 of the dating show, which premiers on ABC, January 3.In the first trailer for the upcoming season, the 28-year-old Missouri native says, "I’m just a Midwest guy from Missouri that just wants to find love. And I believe more than anything that my future wife is here"As Echard's quest for true
  • Today: Abortion rights at stake in historic Supreme Court arguments

    Today: Abortion rights at stake in historic Supreme Court arguments
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion rights are on the line at the Supreme Court in historic arguments Wednesday over the landmark ruling nearly 50 years ago that declared a nationwide right to end pregnancies and has forged one of the most enduring fault lines in American life and politics.The stakes for the fate of the Roe v. Wade decision have never been greater as the most conservative court of the past 40 years weighs whether to uphold a Mississippi law 
  • Today: Abortion rights at stake in historic Supreme Court argument

    Today: Abortion rights at stake in historic Supreme Court argument
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion rights are on the line at the Supreme Court in historic arguments over the landmark ruling nearly 50 years ago that declared a nationwide right to end a pregnancy.The justices on Wednesday will weigh whether to uphold a Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks and overrule the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.Mississippi also is asking the court to overrule the 1992 ruling in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which reaffirmed Roe. The arguments can be heard liv
  • Man shot multiple times at Eaton Street home died in hospital

    Man shot multiple times at Eaton Street home died in hospital
    BATON ROUGE - A man died in the hospital Tuesday after being shot multiple times at his home earlier in the day. Baton Rouge Police Department said 21-year-old Kentrell Payton was shot on Eaton Street around 1:20 p.m. Payton was taken to a hospital where he later died. Anyone with information should call (225) 389-4869. Permalink| Comments
  • Louisiana again extends "Shot for $100" vaccine incentive

    Louisiana again extends "Shot for $100" vaccine incentive
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is extending its “Shot for $100” coronavirus vaccine incentive campaign for another month, in a continuing effort to try to boost the number of people who have gotten the shot.The new deadline to get a $100 Visa cash card for getting newly vaccinated is Dec. 31.More than 34,000 people have participated in the program so far. The campaign started in August aimed at college students. Gov. John Bel Edwards expanded it in October to co
  • Man accused of using relief funds on Lamborghini gets prison

    Man accused of using relief funds on Lamborghini gets prison
    HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston man has been sentenced to more than nine years in prison after he was accused of using federal COVID-19 relief funding on a Lamborghini, a Rolex watch and trips to strip clubs, federal prosecutors said.Lee Price III, 30, was sentenced Monday to 110 months in prison. Price pleaded guilty in September to wire fraud and money laundering.“Mr. Price hopes that others will learn from his reckoning that there is no easy money,” Price’s l
  • Ascension Parish starts New River Bayou dredging project

    Ascension Parish starts New River Bayou dredging project
    ASCENSION PARISH - Two major multi-million dollar drainage projects are underway for Ascension Parish.The parish has hired contractors to dredge the New River Bayou starting at West Main Street.The project will remove years of silt and debris build-up from the river."It's going to increase water flow, and not only help people in that area, but increase the capacity of people in south Prairieville as well as Geismar," Parish President Clint Cointment said."I told him unless you can the road, I w
  • Roadblocks, utility outages along LA 1 this weekend as crews move heavy equipment

    Roadblocks, utility outages along LA 1 this weekend as crews move heavy equipment
    PORT ALLEN - Drivers can expect long delays and temporary utility outages on LA 1 in West Baton Rouge Saturday morning. Parish officials said there will rolling roadblocks on the southbound lanes of the highway as workers move heavy equipment from Northline Road in Port Allen to the Dow Louisiana Operations plant in Plaquemine. The convoy is slated to leave sometime between 7 and 8 a.m.Once the equipment is on the road, law enforcement will help direct and reroute traffic as needed. So
  • CNN suspends Chris Cuomo for helping brother in scandal

    CNN suspends Chris Cuomo for helping brother in scandal
    NEW YORK (AP) — CNN said Tuesday it was suspending anchor Chris Cuomo indefinitely after details emerged about how he helped his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as he faced charges of sexual harassment.The network said that documents released by New York’s attorney general Monday indicated a greater level in his brother’s efforts than the network previously knew.“As a result, we have suspended Chris indefinitely, pending further evaluation,&am
  • Lafayette teacher arrested for alleged sexual misconduct with student

    Lafayette teacher arrested for alleged sexual misconduct with student
    LAFAYETTE - A former school employee accused of having a sexual encounter with a student was arrested Tuesday.KATC reported 32-year-old Greg Fontenot, a former Lafayette Christian Academy teacher, turn himself in Tuesday. He reportedly worked as a coach at the school as well. The student involved was reportedly 17 years old. No other details related to the case were immediately available.Fontenot was booked on one count of prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and a student.Per
  • Federal court haults vaccine mandate for health care workers

    Federal court haults vaccine mandate for health care workers
    MONROE - A federal judge postponed the vaccine mandate for healthcare workers Tuesday afternoon.The federal vaccine mandate would require health care workers to have their first dose of the COIVD-19 vaccine by Dec. 6 and a second on Jan. 4. According to the lawsuit headed by Attorney General Jeff Landry, failure to get a vaccine could result in the termination of the employee.Judge Terry Doughty granted the injunction, saying "the government defendants do not have the authority to implement the
  • Federal court halts vaccine mandate for health care workers

    Federal court halts vaccine mandate for health care workers
    MONROE - A federal judge has halted the federal government from enforcing a vaccine mandate for healthcare workers.Federal Judge Terry Doughty granted the injunction, saying "the government defendants do not have the authority to implement the [vaccine] mandate," according to court documents.The mandate would have required health care workers to have their first dose of the COIVD-19 vaccine by Dec. 6 and their second by Jan. 4. According to the lawsuit headed by Attorney General Jeff Landry, fa
  • Man arrested after allegedly assaulting next-door neighbors, possession of more than 11 ounces of crystal meth

    Man arrested after allegedly assaulting next-door neighbors, possession of more than 11 ounces of crystal meth
    PRAIRIEVILLE - A man was arrested at his home after allegedly assaulting multiple people with a firearm at a residence next door.Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies were called to a home on Beechwood Road Friday. Witnesses told deputies that 30-year-old Phillip Mayers assaulted multiple people with a gun and then left.Deputies went to Mayer's home, which is next door to where the assault occurred. They searched Mayer's residence and reportedly found a firearm, 26 grams of heroin, 324 grams of c
  • Authorities: Student kills 3, wounds 6 at Michigan high school

    Authorities: Student kills 3, wounds 6 at Michigan high school
    OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at his Michigan high school on Tuesday, killing three students and wounding six other people, including a teacher, authorities said.Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe said at a news conference that he didn’t know what the assailant’s motives were for the attack at Oxford High School in Oxford Township, a community of about 22,000 people roughly 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Detroit.Officers
  • Deputies looking for women who stole $1,300 worth of liquor from Walmart

    Deputies looking for women who stole $1,300 worth of liquor from Walmart
    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies are looking for a group of women who stole more than $1,000 worth of alcohol from a Walmart in Ascension Parish.The sheriff's office said Tuesday that the thefts happened across two days, Oct. 24 and 25. Surveillance images showed at least what appeared to be three female suspects inside the Prairieville store.The thieves stole roughly $1,300 in liquor and left the store in a silver four-door Acura sedan. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is
  • Prosecutors request Supreme Court review of Bill Cosby's release

    Prosecutors request Supreme Court review of Bill Cosby's release
    Three years after a court found Bill Cosby guilty of multiple counts of sexual assault, the disgraced comedian's sentence was reversed due to a technicality. Cosby reportedly celebrated his freedom by taking to social media and tweeting, "I have never changed my stance nor my story. I have always maintained my innocence. Thank you to all my fans, supporters and friends who stood by me through this ordeal. Special thanks to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for upholding the rules of law."
  • Teen shot 18 times while waiting for bus in Philadelphia

    Teen shot 18 times while waiting for bus in Philadelphia
    PHILADELPHIA - A 14-year-old Philadelphia boy waiting for a bus to take him home from school was shot 18 times and killed Monday afternoon, police said.Samir Jefferson was waiting at a bus stop shortly before 3:30 p.m. Monday in a North Philadelphia neighborhood when two unknown shooters fired at least 36 shots, a Philadelphia police spokesperson said in an emailed incident report.Police said Jefferson was shot 18 times throughout his body. The boy died at a local hospital a short time later.Th
  • Mike Pence calls upon Supreme Court to overturn abortion rights

    Mike Pence calls upon Supreme Court to overturn abortion rights
    Former Vice-President Mike Pence is requesting that the Supreme Court overturn the 1973 Roe v Wade case that legalized abortion.BBC News reports that Pence will speak out on the matter of abortion during a Tuesday afternoon speech and refer to the landmark ruling as, "a misguided decision" that harmed millions of unborn babies.The Hill reportedly obtained the prepared remarks that the former Vice President is expected to make, and the news outlet cited a portion of Pence's speech as follows: "W
  • High school coaches give Brian Kelly advice on how to tackle recruiting in Louisiana

    High school coaches give Brian Kelly advice on how to tackle recruiting in Louisiana
    BATON ROUGE - Brian Kelly is the Tigers new head coach, and the first groups Kelly has to impress are the Tiger fans and the high school coaches in the state of Louisiana. Tuesday, several local coaches told WBRZ what advice they would give coach Kelly."Well you know have some personality number one. Because we all have personality in this state. If you don't come in visit kids with the right type of energy, or the type of welcoming which I know he understands in recruiting but Louisia

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