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  • INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: State Police back out of investigation into Sheriff Captain Play Video

    February 22, 2017 6:51 PM

    NEW ROADS- State Police suddenly backed out of an investigation into a Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Captain accused of claiming to be at work while he was actually working extra duty. The Investigative Unit showed found that, Adrian Slaughter, a captain over uniform patrol, claimed to be in two places... more »
  • DOTD proposes J-Turns along US 190 in Livonia Play Video

    February 21, 2017 11:38 PM

    LIVONIA - Suzanne Salter knows the toll a left turn can cost on US 190 in Livonia. "It's something that you hope that no one else every has to go through," Salter said. In 2014, Salter's daughter died while attempting a left turn at an intersection on the... more »
  • Domestic homicide suspect arrested, family still in grief Play Video

    February 21, 2017 11:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Keisha Davis is still grieving from the loss of her sister Asha. Asha Davis was shot and killed inside of her home on The Mohican Prescott Crossover on New Year's Day. Almost two months later, Baton Rouge Police arrested 29-year-old Thailand Brooks. He is now... more »
  • Malaysia: Suspects wiped toxin on Kim's brother

    February 21, 2017 11:00 PM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia's police chief says the two female suspects in the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother at Kuala Lumpur's airport were trained to wipe toxin on his face, then wash their hands. Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said Wednesday that North... more »
  • Johnson, Auburn drop LSU to 14th straight loss, 98-75

    February 21, 2017 10:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Ronnie Johnson scored 17 points and Auburn snapped a three-game skid with a 98-75 victory over reeling LSU on Tuesday night. LSU (9-18, 1-14 Southeastern Conference) tied a school record with its 14th straight loss. LSU allowed 90 points for the 10th time this season as coach... more »
  • No penalty for furling Confederate-themed Mississippi flag

    February 21, 2017 10:10 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi House has rejected an effort to punish universities for not flying the state flag that prominently features the Confederate battle emblem. All eight of the state's public universities have furled the flag in recent years amid criticism that it's racially insensitive in a state with... more »
  • IDs stolen from jailed, arrested people used in tax fraud

    February 21, 2017 10:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors say a southeast Louisiana woman has acknowledged filing phony tax returns using identification stolen from people who had been jailed or arrested. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite says in a news release that 41-year-old Alicia Washington of Tangipahoa Parish pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy and aggravated... more »
  • Graffiti found at 4 popular monuments in Washington, DC

    February 21, 2017 9:57 PM

    WASHINGTON - The National Park Service says graffiti has been found at four memorials in Washington. U.S. Park Police officials said Tuesday that messages written in permanent marker were discovered over the holiday weekend on the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the World War II Memorial and the D.C. War... more »
  • Judge blocks Texas cutting Medicaid to Planned Parenthood

    February 21, 2017 9:53 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A federal judge has stopped Texas from cutting off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015. The decision by U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks on Tuesday preserves what Planned Parenthood says are non-abortion services to nearly 11,000 low-income women.... more »
  • Man shot near Florida Blvd., Police investigating

    February 21, 2017 9:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One person was wounded during a shooting near a convenience store on Florida Blvd. Tuesday evening. The incident occurred around 8 p.m. near the 12000 block of Florida Blvd. and Windsor Dr. The victim was shot in the leg, according to BRPD. He was transported... more »
  • INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: Officials claim water is safe but refuse to take a sip Play Video

    February 21, 2017 6:44 PM

    SLAUGHTER- Over the past 24 hours, brown water began pouring out of some taps in East Feliciana Parish. Despite having nasty and murky water coming out of faucets, officials claim the water is safe and no boil order is required. Artis Cain has spent his entire life in East Feliciana... more »
  • Coast Guard rescues two men aboard disabled vessel

    February 20, 2017 11:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard rescued two men aboard a disabled vessel near Lafitte early Monday evening. Watchstanders with the Coast Guard Sector New Orleans were notified at 5:45 p.m. of an overdue 17-foot vessel with two men aboard. The two were last seen near Crown Point... more »
  • LSP: Truck driver killed in two-vehicle crash

    February 20, 2017 10:36 PM

    FRANKLINTON - A 30-year-old man was killed in a two-vehicle crash on LA 10 Monday afternoon. According to State Police, the incident occurred shortly after 3:00 p.m. on LA 10 east of Franklinton . The crash claimed the life of Christopher Rex Blansett of Sumrall, MS, according to... more »
  • Several tornadoes hit Central Texas

    February 20, 2017 8:48 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Authorities say severe storms have pushed several tornadoes through parts of Central Texas, ripping the roofs from homes in San Antonio and toppling freight train cars near Austin. No major injuries have been reported from the storms that moved across the area late Sunday and early Monday.... more »
  • 11 people pass through unmanned NY airport security checkpoint

    February 20, 2017 8:44 PM

    NEW YORK - Authorities are trying to find eight of 11 people who passed through an unattended security checkpoint lane at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Joe Pentangelo says it happened Monday morning at Terminal 5. He says authorities... more »
  • Ex-Texas neurosurgeon sentenced to life for maiming patients

    February 20, 2017 8:37 PM

    DALLAS - A jury has sentenced a former neurosurgeon to life in prison for maiming patients who had turned to him for surgery to resolve debilitating injuries. The decision came Monday, almost a week after the Dallas County jury convicted 44-year-old Christopher Duntsch of first-degree felony injury to an elderly... more »
  • LSP: Unrestrained man dies in Lafourche Parish crash

    February 19, 2017 3:56 PM

    DES ALLEMENDS - A fatal two-vehicle crash on US 90 claimed the life of one driver Saturday evening. According to State Police, 39-year-old Jamie Delatte of Des Allemends was involved in a crash on US 90 just east of Cypress Drive shortly before 7 p.m. The initial investigation... more »
  • Man booked on multiple charges after alleged struggle with Sheriff's deputy

    February 19, 2017 3:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 30-year-old Baton Rouge man was arrested on multiple charges after he allegedly became combatant during a traffic stop Saturday. According to arrest records, on Feb. 18, Sheriff's deputies were initially called in reference to a hit and run. The victim reported damage to a... more »
  • Inmate dies after fight with cellmate at Mississippi prison

    February 19, 2017 1:49 PM

    WOODVILLE, Miss. - Authorities say a prison inmate has been killed after a fight with his cellmate. The Clarion-Ledger reports that 33-year-old Eric Heinz was pronounced dead shortly before noon Saturday after the fight at the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility. He had been found unresponsive on the floor of his... more »
  • Senior Trump appointee fired after critical comments

    February 19, 2017 1:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - A senior Trump administration official was fired after criticizing President Donald Trump's policies toward Mexico during a private speech. Trump had appointed Craig Deare last month to head the National Security Council's Western Hemisphere division. On Friday, Deare was escorted out of the building where he worked. A... more »
  • SpaceX launches rocket from NASA's historic moon pad

    February 19, 2017 1:39 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA's historic moonshot pad is back in business. A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off Sunday morning from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A. It was visible for just seconds before ducking into clouds on its way to the International Space Station, with a load of supplies.... more »
  • Alabama releases red snapper statistics

    February 19, 2017 1:36 PM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama wildlife officials say the federal government is still overestimating the amount of red snapper caught in the Gulf of Mexico. A new report from the Alabama Marine Resources Division says a mandatory state reporting program estimates the state's charter boats and private recreational anglers caught about... more »
  • BRPD thanks 56-year-old woman for saving officer during attack Play Video

    February 19, 2017 11:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge Police officer was rushed to the hospital after he was attacked during a traffic stop on Harry Drive Sunday morning. According to BRPD, the officer found 28-year-old Thomas Bennett sleeping in a parked vehicle around 7:50 a.m. in the 8400 block of Harry... more »
  • Alleged Sam's Club robber arrested

    February 18, 2017 3:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 61-year-old man accused of robbing a Sam's Club was arrested Friday following a tip received by detectives. Authorities said George Joseph Jr. allegedly took a Vizio television from the store without paying for it. According to arrest records, on Feb. 15 around 6:30 p.m.,... more »
  • Woman at center of Roe v. Wade dead at 69

    February 18, 2017 2:33 PM

    DALLAS - Norma McCorvey, the "Jane Roe" at the center of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, has died. She was 69. Journalist Joshua Prager, who is working on a book about McCorvey, says she died Saturday morning at an assisted living center in Katy, Texas. Although... more »
  • Businessman gets 2 years in prison for FEMA fraud

    February 18, 2017 2:27 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A Louisiana man has been sentenced to two years in prison for illegally obtaining federal grants for a fire department so that it could buy his company's products. Federal prosecutors say 60-year-old Curtis Roller, of Jonesboro, submitted false information on a May 2009 grant application to the Federal... more »
  • TN woman drowns after early morning crash at boat landing

    February 18, 2017 2:10 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - A Tennessee woman died in an early morning car crash in which the vehicle entered the water. According to the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office, on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 3:33 a.m., deputies responded to a reported car crash at the boat landing near the Butte... more »
  • James Earl Jones, Donald Glover cast in 'Lion King' remake

    February 18, 2017 11:55 AM

    NEW YORK - James Earl Jones and Donald Glover are lending their voices to Disney's upcoming remake of "The Lion King." Director Jon Favreau announced the casting of the two men as voice actors. Glover, star and creator of television's "Atlanta," will portray the adult Simba. Jones reprises the role... more »
  • Study: Big data helps struggling college students graduate

    February 18, 2017 11:50 AM

    WASHINGTON - Researchers say they've found a tool involving big data to help low-income and first generation students do better in college. Georgia State University researchers spent four years analyzing students' grades, test scores and other information. They used that data to identify those who were at risk of failing... more »
  • SpaceX cancels rocket launch from NASA moon pad

    February 18, 2017 11:44 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - SpaceX will have to wait at least another day to launch from NASA's historic moon pad. Last-minute rocket trouble forced SpaceX to halt Saturday's countdown at Florida's Kennedy Space Center. The unmanned Falcon rocket remains at Launch Complex 39A, waiting to soar on a space station... more »
  • More than 400,000 enrolled in Louisiana's Medicaid expansion

    February 18, 2017 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's Medicaid expansion has reached a new milestone, with more than 400,000 people enrolled for health services through the government-financed program started in July. The Department of Health announced the latest figures Thursday, saying the program is driving down Louisiana's uninsured rate. The agency says more than... more »
  • Milwaukee to 'Pokemon' monsters: Get a permit to enter parks

    February 18, 2017 11:30 AM

    MILWAUKEE - "Pokemon Go" monsters will need a permit to get into Milwaukee County parks after the game's popularity last summer left officials wondering how to handle large crowds and the trash they left behind. Members of the County Board of Supervisors who supported a permitting process say they want... more »
  • AP Exclusive: Hundreds of Texans may have voted improperly

    February 18, 2017 11:25 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas election officials acknowledge that hundreds of people were allowed to bypass the state's toughest-in-the-nation voter ID law and improperly cast ballots in the presidential election by signing a sworn statement instead of showing a photo ID. The chief election officers in two of Texas' largest counties... more »
  • After son's suicide, dad starts 'The Kindness Challenge'

    February 18, 2017 11:23 AM

    HOLMDEL, N.J. - A mourning father's desire to honor his late son through good deeds and a focus on the positive aspects of life has inspired thousands around the globe. New Jersey resident Dennis Vassallo launched "The Kindness Challenge" on Facebook on Jan. 31. It urges people to do good... more »
  • UPDATE: WBR Work release inmate captured at Metairie parade Play Video

    February 17, 2017 12:13 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE – The West Baton Rouge work release inmate that escaped last week has been captured. WBR inmate Mertis Wade was captured last night around 8 p.m. at the Krewe of Caesar Parade in Metairie. When authorities ask Mertis why he left, he stated he wanted to... more »
  • Disturbance leads to arrests of multiple students in Livonia Play Video

    February 16, 2017 6:35 PM

    LIVONIA- A disturbance at Livonia High School led to the arrests of nine students. A fight broke out Monday, and those familiar with what's going on in the school say conditions have gotten so bad, some no longer feel safe. The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff says there have been an... more »
  • ATF Agent: Bombs confiscated from Baton Rouge man designed to kill Play Video

    February 15, 2017 6:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man accused of manufacturing bombs in Baton Rouge will not get out of jail any time soon. That decision came from a federal magistrate judge late this afternoon. A federal agent testified in court that two out of the five bombs were designed to injure or kill.... more »
  • Times reports calls between Trump team, Russia

    February 14, 2017 11:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - The New York Times is reporting that U.S. agencies intercepted phone calls last year between Russian intelligence officials and members of Donald Trump's 2016 campaign team. The Times reports that the Russians made contact with Paul Manafort, who briefly served as Trump's campaign chairman. In late August, Manafort... more »
  • Repairing California dam could cost up to $200 million

    February 14, 2017 9:39 PM

    OROVILLE, Calif. - The head of California's water agency says repairs to the damaged concrete spillway at Oroville Dam will cost between $100 million and $200 million. Department of Water Resources Acting Director Bill Croyle said Tuesday that teams are already working on plans for repairing the dam's main spillway.... more »
  • Feds: At least 6 tornadoes cause damage southwest of Houston

    February 14, 2017 9:18 PM

    DALLAS - Residents of a coastal area southwest of Houston are cleaning up debris after severe storms, including at least six tornadoes, swept through the area. At least six people were injured in Van Vleck, about 70 miles southwest of Houston, by a weak tornado rated by a federal survey... more »
  • Edwards calls on lawmakers to use rainy day fund Play Video

    February 14, 2017 12:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards urged lawmakers to use Louisiana's "rainy day" fund to help eliminate a $304 million budget gap as the House and Senate opened a deficit-closing special session called by the governor. Edwards told lawmakers Monday night that their mission was to stabilize the budget... more »
  • National security adviser Michael Flynn resigns amid Russia controversy

    February 13, 2017 11:10 PM

    WASHINGTON - National security adviser Michael Flynn has resigned after reports he misled Trump administration officials about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. Flynn's departure less than one month into the Trump administration marks an extraordinarily early shakeup in the president's senior team of advisers. Flynn was a... more »
  • Alleged airport shooter lied on guard application

    February 13, 2017 10:04 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The man charged with killing five people at a Florida airport lied on his application to be a security guard in Alaska, and he was fired after only a few months on the job because of the state of his mental health. The new information is contained... more »
  • California asks Trump for federal evacuation aid

    February 13, 2017 10:00 PM

    OROVILLE, Calif. - Gov. Jerry Brown is asking the Trump administration for federal assistance in responding to a potential failure of a spillway at the Oroville Dam in Northern California. In a letter to President Donald Trump released Monday, Brown asks for help for the three Northern California counties affected.... more »
  • Judge grants injunction against Trump travel ban in Virginia

    February 13, 2017 9:56 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction barring the Trump administration from implementing its travel ban in Virginia, adding another judicial ruling to those already in place challenging the ban's constitutionality. A federal appeals court in California has already upheld a national temporary restraining order stopping... more »
  • 8 dead, 3 missing after central China coal mine blast

    February 13, 2017 9:24 PM

    BEIJING - Eight people are dead and three missing after an explosion inside a coal mine in central China. The blast occurred at about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Zoubao mine in Hunan province. Eighteen people escaped, according to a Tuesday statement from China's national safety regulator, the State Administration... more »
  • Cars catch fire in Disneyland parking structure, no injuries

    February 13, 2017 9:11 PM

    ANAHEIM, Calif. - Authorities say several cars caught fire in the main parking structure at Disneyland, and about a half-dozen people are being treated for smoke inhalation. Anaheim police said Monday that the fires that broke out at the Mickey & Friends Parking Structure have been extinguished and firefighters are... more »
  • Ex-teacher's aide who faked cancer gets 6 months in prison

    February 13, 2017 9:05 PM

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A former Dallas-area teacher's aide who faked having cancer and took a car and donations from staff and students has been sentenced to six months in prison in a separate case in West Virginia. The Dallas Morning News reports that 56-year-old Kevin MaBone (MAY'-bone) was sentenced Monday... more »
  • Mexican official: no increase seen in deportations by US

    February 13, 2017 8:33 PM

    MEXICO CITY - Mexico's foreign relations secretary says his country has not seen any increase in deportations by U.S. authorities despite reports of immigration raids in several states. Luis Videgaray says that "as far as the numbers of deported people, we still have not seen any increase." Videgaray told the... more »
  • Mnuchin sworn in as treasury secretary

    February 13, 2017 8:30 PM

    WASHINGTON - Steven Mnuchin has been sworn in as the next treasury secretary. Mnuchin took the oath of office in the Oval Office Monday night. President Donald Trump says that Mnuchin spent his entire career making money in the private sector and now will go to work for the American... more »
  • Senate confirms Shulkin as VA secretary

    February 13, 2017 8:22 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate has confirmed physician David Shulkin to serve as secretary of Veterans Affairs in the Trump administration. The vote Monday was 100-0. Shulkin is a former Obama administration official who had served as the VA's top health official since 2015. He is the first non-veteran to lead... more »
  • Alleged victim: "Angola assistant warden raped me while family was asleep" Play Video

    February 9, 2017 6:36 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- An assistant warden accused of rape at Angola met his accuser in court today. Next month, a grand jury will convene specifically to hear about his alleged actions. The victim told WBRZ Chief Investigator Chris Nakamoto Barrett Boeker raped her while his wife and children were asleep... more »
  • She's back, 'Howbow Dah?'

    February 9, 2017 2:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Danielle Bregoli, the teen who created a social media uproar with her phrase “cash me ousside” on the Dr. Phil show returns to the program Friday afternoon on WBRZ. Bregoli was in the news earlier this week when she and her mom were kicked off an... more »
  • Residents in Donaldsonville count their blessings after Tuesday Tornado Play Video

    February 7, 2017 11:22 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Cell phone video captured the frightening tornado that crashed through Donaldsonville Tuesday morning. Residents who saw the twister close up said it looked like a cloud of dust and fire. "It was a transformer blowing up, and when the transformer blew, it came and we ran in... more »
  • Student arrested, accused of bringing loaded gun to Baker High School

    February 7, 2017 11:06 PM

    BAKER – Police have arrested a 17-year-old Baker High School student accused of bringing a loaded pistol to class. Baker Police got a call from the school around lunchtime Tuesday. Chief Carl Dunn tells News 2, Trelvis Everson caused a ruckus in a classroom but when Everson was sent... more »
  • Experts: Fewer than 30 vaquita porpoises remain

    February 6, 2017 10:25 PM

    MEXICO CITY - International experts studying Mexico's endangered vaquita porpoise have determined that fewer than 30 remain in the upper Gulf of California, the only place they live. The experts and the Mexican government have drawn up plans to catch the few remaining vaquitas and enclose them in pens for... more »
  • White House issues list of 78 attacks

    February 6, 2017 9:23 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House has released a list of 78 attacks it describes as "executed or inspired by" the Islamic State group. The White House says most did not get sufficient attention. The list includes incidents like a truck massacre in Nice that killed dozens and received widespread attention,... more »
  • Mississippi man has 130-pound tumor removed in Bakersfield

    February 6, 2017 8:57 PM

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A Mississippi man who was told he was simply fat has had a 130-pound tumor removed during an operation in Bakersfield. Roger Logan of Gulfport had the surgery on Jan. 31. He's staying at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital for another week or so. His surgeon says the tumor... more »
  • Super Bowl generates mixed results for Nevada oddsmakers

    February 6, 2017 8:47 PM

    LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas betting oddsmakers thought they might be headed for a big payday Sunday. But the New England Patriots and a two-point conversion that led to the first-ever Super Bowl overtime left them with mixed results. Sportsbook director Frank Kunovic of the Caesars Palace hotel-casino says Caesars... more »
  • Remains confirmed as those of missing Texas college student

    February 6, 2017 8:37 PM

    ALPINE, Texas - Human remains found in a shallow West Texas grave last week have been identified conclusively as those of a missing college student. Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson told reporters Monday that dental records helped confirm the identity of Sul Ross State University student Zuzu Verk. The 22-year-old... more »
  • Police: Ankle monitor helps tie suspect to house burglary

    February 6, 2017 8:29 PM

    SLIDELL - Louisiana police say a bail bond company's ankle monitor helped make a burglary case against a New Orleans man. Police in Slidell say the GPS device showed that 56-year-old John Davis spent 16 minutes in and around a house where jewelry, electronics and firearms had been stolen. A... more »
  • Crime cameras go live in Ascension Parish with plans for more Play Video

    February 6, 2017 6:52 PM

    GONZALES- The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is staying one step ahead of criminals with nearly half a dozen crime cameras currently in use. Plans are in the works to increase that number to 18 by the end of the year. The sheriff's office says it's to stay on top of... more »
  • Mississippi pilot hospitalized after his small plane crashes

    February 5, 2017 3:45 PM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. - Authorities say a pilot is hospitalized after his small airplane crashed and was found upside-down in water near the Mississippi River. WJTV reports that Howard Jennings of Utica on Saturday afternoon had flown alone from a private landing strip and headed toward the river. Family members concerned... more »
  • US troops stationed overseas get slice of home on Super Bowl Sunday

    February 5, 2017 2:02 PM

    CHICAGO - U.S. service members overseas are getting a slice of home on Super Bowl Sunday. The organization Pizzas4Patriots has shipped a thousand pounds of frozen deep-dish UNO's pizza from Chicago to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. From there, the 800 pizzas are to be heated up and distributed to U.S.... more »
  • Shyamalan's 'Split' leads box office for third weekend

    February 5, 2017 1:23 PM

    NEW YORK - M. Night Shyamalan's multiple personality thriller "Split" led the box office for a third-straight week, a fairly unprecedented streak for a low-budget horror film. According to studio estimates Sunday, "Split" came out on top again with $14.6 million in North American ticket sales, bringing the Universal Pictures... more »
  • Girl, 5, killed in accidental shooting by brother, 8

    February 5, 2017 1:21 PM

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Police in Florida say a 5-year-old girl was fatally shot and her 4-year-old brother wounded in an accidental shooting by their 8-year-old brother. The Florida Times-Union reports that the children were home alone in a Jacksonville apartment on Saturday afternoon when the shooting occurred. Jacksonville Sheriff's Office... more »
  • Pope prepares video message for Super Bowl

    February 5, 2017 12:49 PM

    VATICAN CITY - Look out, Lady Gaga. The pope is joining the Super Bowl frenzy. Pope Francis has recorded a video message that will be shown during Sunday's Super Bowl game between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons. A Vatican spokesman says the message is expected to be... more »
  • Building destroyed by fire at site of planned movie studio

    February 5, 2017 12:36 PM

    MARRERO, La. - Authorities say a 1920s-era building on property in Marrero that was being transformed into a movie production facility has been destroyed by fire. NOLA.com /The Times-Picayune reports that Jefferson Parish firefighters were called to the art deco building shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday. James Bohman of the... more »
  • Britain to mark Queen Elizabeth II's record 65-year reign

    February 5, 2017 12:32 PM

    LONDON - Queen Elizabeth II is poised for another historic milestone, an unprecedented 65 years on the throne. But Buckingham Palace says Britain's longest-serving monarch plans to spend Monday's ceremonies far from the spotlight in somber contemplation of her late father. Official commemorations of Elizabeth's Sapphire Jubilee are expected to... more »
  • What the Fluff? An American lunchbox icon is turning 100

    February 5, 2017 12:29 PM

    SOMERVILLE, Mass. - Fluff turns 100 this year. The marshmallow concoction that has been smeared on a century's worth of schoolchildren's sandwiches has inspired a festival and other sticky remembrances. Every year, between 5 million and 7 million pounds of the sticky cream invented in suburban Boston in 1917 is... more »
  • Police: Walmart customer fatally shoots suspected thief

    February 5, 2017 12:25 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Police say a customer at a Walmart store in Florida fatally shot a man who was among a group suspected of stealing two carts full of merchandise. The Orange County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that the shooting occurred Saturday after suspects left the store with... more »
  • South Mississippi wildfire burns hundreds of acres

    February 5, 2017 12:22 PM

    LONG BEACH, Miss. - Authorities say firefighters over the weekend were able to contain a brush fire north of Long Beach after the blaze consumed an estimated 500 acres of fields and woods. The Sun Herald reports that the fire initially began Tuesday, then rekindled in dry brush on Saturday... more »
  • DOTD seeking private investors to help upgrade Interstate 10

    February 5, 2017 12:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana is seeking to use a new financing method to upgrade Interstate 10 in the Baton Rouge area. The state Department of Transportation and Development is soliciting information from private investors willing to put up money for the roadwork. In exchange, they would get long-term payments from... more »
  • Feds: Oceanic whitetip shark warrants 'threatened' listing

    February 5, 2017 12:02 PM

    PORTLAND, Maine - U.S. officials say the oceanic whitetip shark's status in the wild warrants listing as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Threats to the sharks include fishing throughout the world. Also, their fins are prized in Asian markets for use in soup. Oceanic whitetips are found... more »
  • Alleged Louvre attacker's father says son is not a terrorist

    February 5, 2017 11:58 AM

    MANSOURA, Egypt - The father of an Egyptian man accused of attacking French soldiers guarding Paris' Louvre museum says he trusts the French judiciary to find out the truth behind his son's alleged involvement. Reda Refaie al-Hamahmy tells The Associated Press late Saturday that his 28-year-old son Abdullah is not... more »
  • Turkish police detain over 420 people in anti-IS operation

    February 5, 2017 11:54 AM

    ISTANBUL - Turkey's state-run agency says anti-terrorism police have detained over 420 people over alleged links to the Islamic State group. The Anadolu Agency says Sunday that 60 IS suspects, the vast majority of them foreigners, were taken into custody in the capital, Ankara. It says a total of 423... more »
  • Iran lifts ban on American wrestling team

    February 5, 2017 11:52 AM

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iranian media are saying the country has lifted a ban on U.S. wrestlers, allowing them to take part in the Freestyle World Cup later this month in the Iranian city of Kermanshah. The Sunday report by the semi-official Fars news agency quotes Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi... more »
  • One dead, eight injured in fatal multi-vehicle crash

    February 5, 2017 11:29 AM

    CENTRAL - A three-vehicle crash on LA-37 resulted in the death of one person and eight others being injured. According to State Police, on Feb. 4 shortly before 11 p.m. Troopers began investigating the crash on LA 37 north of Central Thruway. The crash claimed the life of... more »

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