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  • Wig-wearing man wanted in bathroom attack

    April 2, 2014 9:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for a man who pushed a woman into the bathroom of a McDonald's on Sherwood Forest and threatened her with a knife Wednesday afternoon. Police said the altercation happened around 3:00 when the 36-year-old woman was shoved into a stall in the female restroom... more »
  • Mom arrested after teachers witness beating

    March 14, 2014 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A mother faces charges after school administrators told an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy she beat her child in front of them. Akilah Finley, 32, faces cruelty to a juvenile charges. According to her arrest report, witnesses saw her smash her son's head into a... more »
  • Cat on the prowl and owners trapped

    March 10, 2014 7:29 PM

    PORTLAND, OREGON- Police were called to a house in Portland, Oregon to subdue a huge house cat that attacked a child forcing the family to barricade themselves in a bedroom. They baby was not hurt. The couple locked themselves in their bedroom with the baby and the family... more »
  • Transgender student says he lied

    March 4, 2014 7:31 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO- A transgender teen who claimed to police on Monday he was savagely beaten and sexually assaulted at school recanted on Tuesday. It came after further questions from detectives in Hercules, a suburb of San Francisco. The 15-year-old first claimed three boys attacked him in a bathroom... more »
  • Police reviewing other cases after home invasions, assaults Play Video

    January 15, 2014 9:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are still searching for at least one attacker, breaking into homes and assaulting women who are home alone. Tuesday, police released details on three attacks that have happened since Sunday. But, Wednesday, a neighborhood watchdog warned there may be an additional incident. A Webb... more »
  • People on alert since home invader is on the loose

    January 14, 2014 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People are taking extra precautions, especially once the sun sets in one area of town, after police issued a warning about home invasions. Police are investigating three home invasions and sexual assaults in the Tara, Glen Oaks and Webb Park areas. The incidents have happened since... more »
  • Woman: I was the victim of 'knockout game' Play Video

    December 30, 2013 8:33 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Police are investigating a Sunday morning attack in what appears to a part of the 'knockout game' of assault, beatings where attackers walk up to strangers and cold-cock them. A woman told officers in Port Allen that she was walking to get the morning paper at... more »
  • Man stabbed in candy cane attack

    December 26, 2013 7:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a candy cane lawn decoration was a man's weapon of choice after an argument on Christmas Eve. The man is accused of ripping the yard ornament out of the ground on East Garfield Street and started swinging it at another man, who then pulled... more »
  • Burn victim convicted of lying

    November 15, 2013 10:23 PM

    WINNSBORO- A woman who lied about being set on fire by the KKK pleaded guilty to charges in North Louisiana. Sharmeka Moffitt was sentenced to prison, but it was suspended and she is on probation. Moffitt will have to pay fine, KNOE TV reported Friday . In October... more »
  • After attack, dog bite victim wants pit bulls banned Play Video

    November 14, 2013 10:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lisa Smith is demanding change after she was bitten five times at the dog park on Dalrymple Drive Thursday afternoon. The attack happened when she was attempting to free her dog from the jaws of an aggressive pit bull mix. "He turned my dog onto his... more »
  • Police: man killed in self defense

    November 14, 2013 7:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police said late Thursday, the stabbing death of a man earlier in the day was justified. Kendrick Edwards, 19, died after being stabbed in the leg in a neighborhood near the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and McClelland Drive. He died at an area hospital. Investigators said... more »
  • Victim robbed after car flashes headlights

    November 8, 2013 10:24 PM

    KENTWOOD- Deputies arrested a man for a heist where the victim was tricked into being held at gunpoint. Investigators said Eric Selders stole $80.00 from the person after the scheme. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's deputies said the victim was driving on Highway 10 between Wilmer and Arcola when another vehicle's... more »
  • Casino guard attacked by gamblers Play Video

    November 1, 2013 6:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Early Friday morning, a guard from the Belle of Baton Rouge casino was attacked by a group of six men being escorted from the property according to casino officials. A Belle of Baton Rouge spokesperson said the men were acting rowdy on the casino floor, which is... more »
  • Assad warns of retaliation for US strike on Syria

    September 9, 2013 8:03 AM

    WASHINGTON - Syrian President Bashar Assad is warning there will be retaliation against the U. S. for any military strike launched in response to a chemical weapons attack. In an interview broadcast Monday on CBS' "This Morning," Assad says, quote, "You should expect everything." Asked by anchorman Charlie... more »
  • 5 teens booked in French Quarter attack

    September 7, 2013 10:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Court documents show five teenagers were arrested Sept. 1 and booked with hate-crime charges after police said they fired pellet guns at a man in the French Quarter and yelled sexual and racist slurs at him. The Times-Picayune reports 18-year-old George Brown, 19-year-old O'Na Reed and three... more »
  • BRPD investigating deadly wrench attack

    September 2, 2013 4:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they're investigating the death of a Zachary man killed after he was confronted in someone else's car. Lt. Don Kelly with Baton Rouge Police said Jerry Sheppard, 47, died Friday from his injuries. Kelly said Sheppard was found in someone else's parked car... more »
  • Obama seeking lawmakers' approval for Syria strike

    August 31, 2013 1:10 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he has decided that the United States should take military action against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack. But he says he will seek congressional authorization for the use of force. He says congressional leadership plans to hold a debate and... more »
  • Possible US-led attack on Syria sparks rallies

    August 31, 2013 10:13 AM

    HOUSTON - Protesters nationally and globally are taking to the streets to express support for and against a possible U.S.-led attack on Syria. President Barack Obama has said that any possible attack would be limited and aimed at punishing Syrian President Bashar Assad for his alleged use of chemical weapons.... more »
  • Obama says he's considering 'narrow' Syria action

    August 30, 2013 1:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he hasn't made a final decision about a military strike against Syria. But he says he's considering a limited and narrow action in response to a chemical weapons attack that he says Syria's government carried out last week. Obama says that attack was a... more »
  • Kerry: Syrian regime planned for chemical attack

    August 30, 2013 12:14 PM

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. knows based on intelligence that the Syrian regime carefully prepared for days to launch a chemical weapons attack. Kerry says Syrian regime personnel were at the site of the attack for three days beforehand, making preparations. He says regime elements... more »
  • Obama: Syrian gov't behind chemical weapons attack

    August 28, 2013 5:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the U.S. has concluded that the Syrian government carried out a large-scale chemical weapons attack against civilians last week. Obama says the U.S. has examined evidence and doesn't believe the opposition fighting the Syrian government possessed chemical weapons or the means to deliver them.... more »
  • Inspectors visit site of alleged chemical attack

    August 28, 2013 10:53 AM

    DAMASCUS, Syria - Anti-regime activists in Syria say members of a U.N. team of chemical weapons experts were working today in a large Damascus suburb that was affected by last week's alleged chemical attack. The activists say the experts crossed into rebel-held territory, and were accompanied by members of the... more »
  • Syria agrees to UN chemical weapons investigation

    August 25, 2013 6:54 PM

    DAMASCUS - Syria will allow U.N. experts already in that country to begin an investigation Monday into last week's suspected chemical attack on rebel-held areas in the capital's eastern suburbs. A senior White House official is dismissing the agreement announced Sunday as "too late to be credible," saying the United... more »
  • Deadly crocodile attack suspected in Australia

    August 24, 2013 6:12 PM

    DARWIN - Police are searching a northern Australian river for a 24-year-old man suspected to have been snatched by a crocodile while swimming with a friend. Police Senior Sergeant Peter Lindfield says police received reports Saturday afternoon that the man had been attacked by a crocodile while he swam at... more »
  • Aid group tallies 355 dead after Syria attack

    August 24, 2013 11:46 AM

    PARIS - Doctors Without Borders says some 355 people who showed "neurotoxic symptoms" died following the suspected chemical weapons attack this week near Syria's capital. The Paris-based humanitarian aid group said Saturday that three hospitals it supports in the Damascus region reported receiving roughly 3,600 patients who showed such symptoms... more »
  • Two arrested after girl shot with paintball gun at high school

    August 20, 2013 10:34 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- A juvenile and a teenager were arrested late Tuesday after a girl was shot with a paintball gun at the high school here. Sheriff's deputies arrested Daryl Tillman, 18, and an unidentified person for firing at the girl while she left an after school event. The unnamed... more »
  • Woman pleads no contest in pit bull attack

    August 13, 2013 12:00 PM

    AMITE - A Loranger woman has pleaded no contest to a charge of negligent injury after her pit bull mauled an 8-year-old girl in Hammond in 2012. The Daily Star reports 40-year-old Bridgette Harper entered her plea Monday. Harper will be sentenced by state District Judge Elizabeth Wolfe on Oct.... more »
  • Cops: Ex-player attacks Pa. football coach at home

    August 12, 2013 10:19 AM

    PITTSBURGH - Authorities say a former player attacked a western Pennsylvania high school football coach at his home, biting the coach so badly he needed 60 stitches to repair his ear. Police and Sharon coach Jim Wildman say they can't explain why 38-year-old Joseph Koscinski barged into the coach's home... more »
  • Dickerson enters plea in "wrong neighborhood" attack

    August 6, 2013 9:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The man accused of attacking a family at a gas station earlier this year pleaded not guilty today to the charges against him. Donald Dickerson entered the plea this morning during an arraignment over charges of second degree battery and failure to register as a sex... more »
  • Man accused of beating family could get life sentence Play Video

    July 12, 2013 6:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man accused of beating a family at a gas station could face a life sentence if he's convicted. Donald Dickerson was arrested in May for second-degree battery after police said he attacked a family of three at a gas station on Scenic Highway. Initial reports... more »
  • Police name suspect in shotgun attack

    June 21, 2013 4:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives identified the man they believe attacked another person with a shotgun overnight in Baton Rouge, calling him armed and dangerous. Lt. Don Kelly said they had a warrant for the arrest of Steaphon Harris, 28, for attempted second degree murder and being a felon in... more »
  • Police looking for shotgun-toting attacker

    June 21, 2013 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge said they're looking for a man armed with a shotgun who was involved in a shooting overnight. Lt. Don Kelly said one person was injured in the shooting, which happened around 1:50 a.m. In the 1800 block of North Marque Ann. ... more »
  • Driver booked in knife attack on passenger

    June 14, 2013 2:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans woman in under arrest after police say she stabbed a passenger in her car. Investigators say that officers pulled over 22-year-old Breonna Stovall for a traffic violation shortly after 1:35 a.m. on Chef Menteur Highway. They say they found her covered with blood... more »
  • Chimp attack victim denied $150M lawsuit

    June 14, 2013 2:23 PM

    HARTFORD- A Connecticut woman disfigured in a chimpanzee attack has been denied permission to sue the state. Charla Nash's family sought permission to sue the state of Connecticut for $150 million but was denied by state Claims Commissioner J. Paul Vance Jr. The state is immune from lawsuits unless... more »
  • Insider attack kills 3 NATO troops in Afghanistan

    June 8, 2013 10:47 AM

    KABUL, Afghanistan - The international military coalition in Afghanistan says a man in an Afghan army uniform turned his weapon on his international trainers in the country's east, killing three of them. A coalition statement released few other details about Saturday's insider attack, the latest in which infiltrators or disgruntled... more »
  • BRPD: Officer bitten by pit bull Play Video

    June 4, 2013 6:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge said one of their officers was attacked and bitten by a pit bull while responding to a disturbance at a home. A spokesperson for BRPD said one of their officers responded to a call about a disturbance on Dutton Ave. this afternoon.... more »
  • Congressmen find few Boston attack clues in Russia

    June 2, 2013 6:13 PM

    MOSCOW - The head of a U.S. congressional delegation said Sunday that its meetings in Russia showed there was "nothing specific" that could have helped prevent the Boston Marathon bombings, but that the two countries need to work more closely on joint security threats. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a California Republican... more »
  • Suspect sought in rape near LSU

    May 20, 2013 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives are investigating a rape reported over the weekend near the LSU campus. Investigators say around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, the 25-year-old victim was standing outside her home between Nicholson and Burbank when she was approached by a man with a knife. She says the man... more »
  • People, D.A. react to Chief's statement on beating

    May 17, 2013 10:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Reaction is mixed after the city's top cop released a statement concerning the attack on a family in the northern part of town. Police Chief Carl Dabadie said there were serious errors in judgment after a husband, wife, and their daughter were beaten at a gas station... more »
  • BRPD Chief: Summons in gas station attack "mistake"

    May 17, 2013 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police Chief Carl Dabadie said today two people connected to what he called a "brutal" attack at a Baton Rouge gas station should have been arrested, not just ticketed. "That was a mistake and an error of judgment," Dabadie said in a press release emailed this... more »
  • GOP demands more despite Benghazi email release

    May 16, 2013 8:46 AM

    WASHINGTON - The White House's release of nearly 100 pages of emails and notes about the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, has failed to satisfy congressional Republicans demanding more information. A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner says that Republicans hoped the limited release of... more »
  • Bond increased for suspect in family attack Play Video

    May 15, 2013 12:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge increased the bond for a man accused in an attack this past weekend in which police say he told the victim they were in the "wrong neighborhood." Judge Lou Daniel increased the bond for Donald Dickerson to $55,000 after he was given an additional... more »
  • BRPD: FBI asked to investigate possible hate crime Play Video

    May 14, 2013 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two days after an attack described by its victims as racially-charged, police investigators asked the FBI to investigate possible federal hate crime charges. Police said the white victims were both knocked unconscious as they were pumping gas Sunday evening at a station on the corner of... more »
  • Man beaten with skateboards

    May 13, 2013 7:44 PM

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA- A man remains in critical condition after a group of teens beat him with their skateboards when he intervened in an altercation. He has life-threatening head injuries and four teenagers could face attempted-murder charges. Police say the man and his girlfriend intervened in a fight between two... more »
  • FBI: Raid of Minn. home disrupted 'terror attack'

    May 6, 2013 1:11 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - The FBI says a potential terror attack that it believes was disrupted by a mobile home raid was in its "planning stages" and the target was believed to be in western Minnesota. Buford Rogers was arrested Friday after a search of the 24-year-old's Montevideo home turned up Molotov... more »
  • FBI releases photo of backpack containing bomb

    April 16, 2013 9:36 PM

    BOSTON- The FBI released the first image of one of the shredded backpacks agents believe contained one of the explosive devices in the attacks at the Boston Marathon. Details were released in an unclassified bulletin, according to ABC . The bomb inside the bag was an "improvised explosive... more »
  • Boston U.: Grad student killed in marathon attack

    April 16, 2013 5:01 PM

    BOSTON - Boston University says a graduate student at the school was one of the three people killed in the bombings at the Boston Marathon. In a statement late Tuesday afternoon, the school said it was not releasing the name or any other information about the student, pending permission from... more »
  • Texas college stabbing suspect heads to court

    April 11, 2013 8:52 AM

    HOUSTON - A man accused of stabbing more than a dozen people at a Houston-area college is set to make his first court appearance since being charged in the attack. 20-year-old Dylan Quick is charged with three counts of aggravated assault in the Tuesday attack at Lone Star Community... more »
  • More than a dozen hurt in Texas college stabbing

    April 9, 2013 5:21 PM

    CYPRESS, Texas - Authorities have a suspect in custody in today's stabbing attack at a Texas college campus that left more than a dozen people wounded. They say he's a student at the school. They initially believed that there might be a second suspect -- but they now say there... more »
  • Hitting the gym with survivor Gen. Russel Honore Play Video

    April 8, 2013 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - When Gen. Russel Honore went into the hospital in June 2012, seven years after leading the federal disaster response to Hurricane Katrina, he thought he was experiencing a case of heartburn. Then his doctors told him one of his main arteries was blocked. He was actually... more »
  • Woman who claimed racial attack charged

    March 19, 2013 11:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 21-year-old Winnsboro woman, who police believe set herself on fire in a local park in October after claiming she was attacked by Klansmen, faces two felony charges. District Attorney Mack Lancaster tells The News-Star Sharmeka Moffitt has been booked with one count of terrorizing and one... more »
  • Coroner: Lion's victim died quickly of broken neck

    March 7, 2013 5:37 PM

    DUNLAP, Calif. - Central California officials say the 24-year-old victim of a fatal lion attack died quickly of a broken neck. Fresno County Coroner David Hadden says Dianna Hanson was already dead when the 550-pound lion was tossing her body about its enclosure shortly after the Wednesday afternoon attack. Hadden... more »
  • Questions raised after dog bites two kids, returned to owners Play Video

    March 5, 2013 5:35 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - A dog that's bitten two kids in Livingston Parish was released back to its owner and parents are outraged. In January, the neighbor's Weimaraner bit Michael and Tammy Gardner's eight-year-old son, Kaden. "After it bit me, I closed my eyes and I didn't see the dog,"... more »
  • Chip and dip attack

    March 1, 2013 8:10 PM

    LINDSAY, Ontario- A couple in Canada face domestic assault charges for attacking each other with chips and dip in an argument over their last beer. The unnamed man and woman were covered in chips and dip when police got to their house. It was the 15th previously documented domestic dispute... more »
  • NY marks 20th anniversary of World Trade bombing

    February 26, 2013 7:42 AM

    NEW YORK - Tuesday marks the 20th anniversary of the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. A noontime ceremony is planned to honor the six people who died in the 1993 blast in a garage below one of the twin towers. More than 1,000 people were injured.... more »
  • Suspects wanted in attack of 77-year-old man

    February 22, 2013 11:30 AM

    GONZALES - Police are looking for a man accused of attacking a 77-year-old man. The suspect followed the victim to his house from a grocery store on Monday after the victim just cashed a $600 check, according to Sgt. Steven Nethken with the Gonzales Police Department. Nethken says... more »
  • CIA operates drone base in Saudi Arabia

    February 6, 2013 5:03 AM

    WASHINGTON - The CIA conducts lethal drone strikes against al-Qaida militants inside Yemen from a remote base in Saudi Arabia, including the strike that killed the U.S.-born al-Qaida operative Anwar al-Awlaki. The location of the base was first disclosed by The New York Times online Tuesday night. The Associated Press... more »
  • AP Interview: Clinton raps her Benghazi critics

    February 1, 2013 5:17 AM

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is leaving office with a slap at critics of the Obama administration's handling of the September attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya. She says they don't live in an "evidenced-based world" and that their refusal to accept the administration's statements... more »
  • Clinton to face Congress on Libya assault

    January 23, 2013 6:15 AM

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton faces tough questions in her long-awaited congressional testimony concerning the assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Clinton is the sole witness Wednesday at back-to-back hearings before the Senate and... more »
  • Lawyer: Tunisian suspect in Libya attack freed

    January 8, 2013 1:08 PM

    TUNIS, Tunisia - It's the latest setback to the investigation into the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya in September. Authorities in Tunisia have released one of the only men in custody for alleged links to the attack, which killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. Ali... more »
  • Alabama gets set for Irish offensive attack

    January 4, 2013 10:48 AM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Alabama assistant coach Kirby Smart runs the stingiest defense in the country when it comes to yards allowed, but as he looks at Notre Dame, he sees plenty of reasons for concern. The second-ranked Crimson Tide play the No. 1 Fighting Irish on Monday in the... more »
  • India's top cop calls for rape crackdown

    January 4, 2013 7:02 AM

    NEW DELHI - India's top law enforcement official says the nation needs to crack down on crimes against women with "an iron hand" if it is to prevent rapes and other attacks. Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde spoke today at a conference of state officials from across India that was... more »
  • Judge: No TV broadcast of Guantanamo 9/11 trial

    January 3, 2013 3:03 PM

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A military judge has denied a request to allow television broadcast coverage of the Guantanamo Bay war crimes tribunal for five men charged in the Sept. 11 attacks. Defense lawyers requested TV coverage of proceedings at the U.S. base in Cuba. But the Defense Department... more »
  • More Christmas vandals on the loose in Ascension

    December 20, 2012 11:17 PM

    DUTCHTOWN- More Christmas vandals are wanted in Ascension Parish. The sheriff's office said people destroyed holiday decorations in the Moss Pointe Subdivision. It's the second set of attacks this season. Last week, three teens were arrested. They were accused of another vandalism spree where thousands of dollars worth... more »
  • Woman attacked by pit bull at animal shelter

    December 16, 2012 3:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A woman was attacked by a dog at the animal shelter and was rushed to an area hospital Sunday. The victim, whose name has not been released, was bitten by a pit bull. Reached by phone Sunday afternoon, Paula Shaw, an employee of Companion Animal Alliance,... more »
  • Son allegedly attacked father with sword

    December 14, 2012 10:38 AM

    CARENCRO - Deputies say a father and his adult son are both in the hospital recovering from wounds after the son allegedly attacked his father with a samurai sword. Kip Judice with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office tells The Daily World deputies were watching over 32-year-old Albert Brice Prejean of... more »
  • Working to maintain the memory of Pearl Harbor Play Video

    December 7, 2012 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Today marks 71 years since the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. But despite the historical impact, there was not a very big crowd aboard the U.S.S. Kidd during a ceremony remembering the attack. "Commemorating Pearl Harbor is something youngsters don't understand anymore," said Frank Masanz. Masanz... more »
  • Navy: No US drones missing after Iran claim

    December 4, 2012 8:22 AM

    TEHRAN, Iran - A U.S. Navy spokesman says no American drones are missing in the Middle East following Iranian claims it had captured an unmanned American surveillance aircraft. Cmdr. Jason Salata, a spokesman for the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet, says all U.S. drones in the region are "fully accounted... more »
  • Reid to McCain: No need for special Libya panel

    November 16, 2012 4:45 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Democratic leader in the Senate is rejecting Sen. John McCain's request for a Watergate-style congressional committee to investigate the deadly Sept. 11 raid in Libya. In a letter Friday to McCain, Sen. Harry Reid said he refuses to allow the Senate to be used as a "venue... more »
  • NYC man sentenced to life in subway terror plot

    November 16, 2012 2:51 PM

    NEW YORK - A Bosnia-born U.S. citizen has been sentenced to life behind bars for his role in a foiled suicide-bomb plot on New York City subways in 2008. Adis Medunjanin received the sentence Friday in federal court in Brooklyn. Prosecutors had accused Medunjanin and two high school classmates of... more »
  • Lawmakers shown video of Benghazi attack

    November 15, 2012 6:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - Lawmakers have seen a video made drone surveillance and security camera video that showed them in real time the attack in Libya that killed four Americans, including the ambassador. Top intelligence officials showed them the footage as part of hearings on the attack in September on the diplomatic... more »
  • Petraeus to testify about Libya Friday

    November 15, 2012 7:57 AM

    WASHINGTON - Former CIA Director David Petraeus will testify before the House Intelligence committee Friday on events that led to the death of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in an attack on the U.S. Consulate at Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11. Spokesmen for the committee say the... more »
  • Israel hits dozens of targets in Gaza

    November 14, 2012 12:08 PM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel has been hitting dozens of targets in Gaza, in the most intense attack since an Israeli offensive four years ago. Earlier today, an Israeli airstrike killed the commander of the Hamas military wing in Gaza. The killing marks a dramatic resumption of Israel's policy... more »
  • CIA denies it detained militants in Benghazi

    November 12, 2012 2:30 PM

    WASHINGTON - The CIA is denying an assertion made by David Petraeus' biographer and girlfriend that the agency held militants in Libya before the Sept. 11 attack. During a talk last month at the University of Denver, author Paula Broadwell said the CIA had detained people at a secret facility... more »
  • Panetta: Aircraft not close to stop Libya attack

    November 9, 2012 2:19 PM

    WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is telling Congress that the military did not have armed aircraft near Libya that could have helped defend against the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. In a letter to Republican Sen. John McCain... more »
  • West Monroe man accused of broom attack

    November 5, 2012 2:12 PM

    WEST MONROE - Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies have booked a 39-year-old West Monroe man with domestic abuse battery and aggravated battery. Deputies were called to St. Francis Medical Center Sunday where a woman said James Lee McDaniel, her ex-husband, allegedly pushed her down and hit her on the right side... more »
  • House speaker presses Obama for answers on Libya

    October 25, 2012 1:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - House Speaking John Boehner is pressing President Barack Obama for answers about the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Libya that killed four Americans. Boehner sent a letter to Obama on Thursday asking whether he or senior administration officials had been personally briefed about security... more »
  • Report: Husband used kitchen knife to stab wife, fetus Play Video

    October 24, 2012 3:26 PM

    WALKER - An arrest report revealed more details today about what investigators found when they arrived at the scene of a stabbing in Walker. According to the report by the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, 31-year-old Jeffrey Reynolds used a kitchen knife to slash his pregnant wife's throat before cutting... more »
  • 9/11 'mastermind' in camouflage for Gitmo court

    October 17, 2012 10:26 AM

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - With a judge's permission, the self-styled mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks is wearing camouflage at his Guantanamo military tribunal. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed sported a camouflage vest over a white tunic Wednesday as he sat at his defense table in a heavily guarded courtroom... more »
  • Aide: Obama takes responsibility for Libya attack

    October 16, 2012 5:21 PM

    DENVER - A top campaign aide says that President Barack Obama takes responsibility for the consulate attack in Libya that killed four Americans. Deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter tells The Associated Press in a phone interview Tuesday that, quote, "every time an American dies abroad, everybody takes responsibility, from the... more »

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