Updated: 10:00 PM 9/1/2014BATON ROUGE - A man is in a coma, a week after being hit by a car that never stopped. Edwin Davis was two blocks from his home last Monday, when he was hit. He was found laying in the middle of the street, near his bike. Family members... (More)
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Updated: 5:47 AM 9/2/2014JACKSON, MS - Jackson police have captured a man wanted in the possible abduction of a 17-year-old girl. Jackson Police Department spokeswoman Colendula Green says officers captured 19-year-old Dewayne Thomas about 5:45 p.m. Sunday. She said charges would be filed, but she didn't immediately say what they would be. The... (More)
Updated: 5:44 AM 9/2/2014DAKAR, Senegal - The U.N. is warning that food prices are rising in countries hit by Ebola and that it'll get worse because many farmers won't be able to access fields during the upcoming harvests of rice and corn. An Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,500... (More)
Updated: 5:33 AM 9/2/2014As many head back to work and school, our weather pattern digs into a state of normal for the week ahead. Tuesday will feature an early, hazy sunshine and a quick warm up into the lower 90s. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are again expected during the afternoon hours. ... (More)
Updated: 5:00 AM 9/2/2014As noted in a previous column, this hurricane caused damage in the upper Florida Keys and a surge of 20 feet. Its winds leveled buildings in Islamorada as numerous World War I veteran's lots their lives due to the storm surge. They were constructing the Key West Extension of the... (More)
Updated: 4:22 AM 9/2/2014MOGADISHU, Somalia - U.S. military forces attacked the extremist al-Shabab network in Somalia Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground-shaking explosions in a strike that reportedly targeted the group's leader. Al-Shabab had attacked the upscale Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, killing at least 67 people a year ago... (More)
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Updated: 3:41 AM 9/2/2014BERLIN, Germany - A court has issued an injunction barring ridesharing service Uber from operating in Germany, the latest shot in a fight with the country's taxi drivers. The state court in Frankfurt ruled that Uber can't offer its services without a specific permit under German transport laws, news agency... (More)
Updated: 3:40 AM 9/2/2014MOSCOW, Russia - A Russian official is complaining that EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso breached confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks if it wished. Yuri Ushakov, a presidential aide, told reporters in Moscow on Tuesday that Putin's statement... (More)
Updated: 2:31 AM 9/2/2014WASHINGTON, D.C. - Public officials and safety advocates worry there will be more drivers high on pot and a big increase in traffic deaths as states liberalize marijuana laws. It's not clear, though, whether those concerns are merited. Researchers are divided on the question. Studies of marijuana's effects show the... (More)
Updated: 10:58 PM 9/1/2014MORGAN CITY - A man is arrested after he allegedly attempted to drown a 16-year-old near Lake End Park in St. Mary Parish. Morgan City Police Department say witnesses told them Dusty Rineheart of Plaquemine, 31, attacked Max Cordova of Morgan City, 39, after he saw Cordova holding the... (More)
Updated: 6:47 PM 9/1/2014ASCENSION - A man died early this morning after his SUV rolled over on a winding road in Ascension Parish. It happened on Highway 22 in Ascension just west of Highway 16. "Did our best efforts, everything we could to save the young man," said Assistant Sorrento Fire Chief... (More)
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Updated: 6:46 PM 9/1/2014NEW ROADS - The drawdown of False River from 16 feet above sea level to 13.5 feet above sea level will begin Tuesday. The Pointe Coupee police jury will oversee the drawdown of the river which will take place over a three week period with the water level being... (More)
Updated: 5:47 PM 9/1/2014BATON ROUGE - A mother facing felony charges for her alleged attack on an elementary school bus driver was arrested over the weekend, according to Baton Rouge police. The incident occurred on Aug. 22 when Jasmine Cleveland, 22, boarded the bus on Osceola Street, cursed the driver out and... (More)
Updated: 5:08 PM 9/1/2014NEW YORK - McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers. Kendall Fells, an organizing director for Fast Food Forward, said workers in a couple... (More)
Updated: 4:38 PM 9/1/2014BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana health department says it will follow a federal judge's order and refrain from immediately penalizing doctors who are trying to comply with a new abortion law. U.S. District Judge John deGravelles issued a temporary restraining order late Sunday, blocking enforcement of a new law that... (More)
Updated: 4:15 PM 9/1/2014NEW ORLEANS - Orleans Parish Criminal Court Judge Frank Marullo Jr. has survived an initial challenge to his seeking a sixth term The 74-year-old Marullo is running against lawyers Graham Bosworth, Brigid Collins, Rudy Gorrell and Marie Williams. A judge Friday Marullo was not only qualified to run for another... (More)
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