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  • Trial for accused Bourbon Street shooter delayed

    Trial for accused Bourbon Street shooter delayed

    Updated: 1:09 PM 11/22/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - The trial of Trung Le, the only person arrested in this summer's mass shooting on Bourbon Street, has been continued until Feb. 23. Le was scheduled to be tried Dec. 1 on one charge each of attempted murder and manslaughter. Prosecutors moved Friday for a continuance, arguing... (More)
  • Woman fatally shoots husband in domestic dispute

    Woman fatally shoots husband in domestic dispute

    Updated: 1:05 PM 11/22/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say a New Orleans woman fatally shot her husband after he allegedly tried to hit his family with his truck during a domestic dispute. Officer Frank Robertson said Saturday that 50-year-old Steven Swanson died Friday at an area hospital shortly after being shot multiple times by... (More)
  • Dogfighting thrives in years since Vick case

    Dogfighting thrives in years since Vick case

    Updated: 11:51 AM 11/22/2014

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Police detectives and prosecutors around the U.S. say that despite being banned in all 50 states, the ancient blood sport of dogfighting is thriving in the underground, with hundreds of thousands of dollars at stake on big matches. The spotlight of NFL star Michael Vick's 2007 case... (More)
  • US releases Saudi prisoner from Guantanamo Bay

    US releases Saudi prisoner from Guantanamo Bay

    Updated: 10:57 AM 11/22/2014

    MIAMI - A Saudi citizen who has spent the past 12 years detained at Guantanamo Bay has been released as the U.S. continues attempts to whittle down the prison population at its base in Cuba. The Pentagon said Saturday that Muhammad al-Zahrani was sent to his homeland based on the... (More)
  • For 1 night on stage, embattled Cosby his old self

    For 1 night on stage, embattled Cosby his old self

    Updated: 10:53 AM 11/22/2014

    MELBOURNE, Fla. - For one night on a Florida stage, the weeks of headlines about sexual assaults disappeared and Bill Cosby, for 90 minutes at least, regained the revered status he long enjoyed. The show Friday in Melbourne might have seemed destined for disaster for the comedian, who is enveloped... (More)
  • Report questions role of wealth in Newtown shooter's care

    Report questions role of wealth in Newtown shooter's care

    Updated: 10:47 AM 11/22/2014

    HARTFORD, Conn. - A review of the educational and mental health background of the man who carried out the 2012 Newtown massacre asks whether the race and affluence of his family influenced decisions about how to care for his mental health problems. A report released Friday by the Connecticut Office... (More)
  • State senator, wife find burglar in downtown apartment

    Updated: 10:41 AM 11/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE- State Senator Gerald Long and his wife walked in on a suspected burglar inside their posh, selectively-awarded capital apartment Thursday night. According to documents obtained by WBRZ News 2, Long and his wife were surprised by Charles Johnson, 55, in the living room of their unit on... (More)
  • Police: Man charged with vehicular homicide after deadly crash

    Police: Man charged with vehicular homicide after deadly crash

    Updated: 10:40 AM 11/22/2014

    HAMMOND - State police say a man tried to run after a crash that killed the passenger in his vehicle. Officials say Steve Savoie, 28, drove his 1997 Dodge pickup off the left side of La. Hwy 443 near US Hwy 190 in Hammond just before 8 p.m. Friday.... (More)
  • In jail, wife who hired hit on husband put on suicide watch

    In jail, wife who hired hit on husband put on suicide watch

    Updated: 10:44 PM 11/21/2014

    PORT ALLEN- A wife, convicted of hiring a hitman to kill her husband, was put on suicide watch and placed in a padded cell, sources told WBRZ News 2 Friday. Monique Kitts and Karl Howard were found guilty Thursday evening in the death of Corey Kitts. Kitts was found... (More)
  • 5,000 illegals in BR could get reprieve under president's plan

    5,000 illegals in BR could get reprieve under president's plan

    Updated: 6:46 PM 11/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The city has an estimated 10,000 undocumented immigrants; half could qualify to stay under plans announced by the president Thursday. President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration allows those living in the U.S. illegally to remain in the states risk-free if they register, pay taxes and... (More)

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