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  • Man dies after running into flames at Burning Man festival

    September 4, 2017 11:08 AM

    BLACK ROCK DESERT, Nevada - Authorities are investigating the death of a man who died of his injuries a few hours after he rushed past layers of security officers into a massive fire at the Burning Man festival's signature ceremony. Late Saturday night, Aaron Joel Mitchell, 41, broke... more »
  • Local civil rights leader to be laid to rest Monday Play Video

    July 31, 2017 12:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Local civil rights leader Earline Williams is set to be laid to rest Monday. Williams was instrumental in one of the first bus boycotts in the country, right here in Baton Rouge. "She was out there in forefront. She stood tall," said Mada McDonald, a friend... more »
  • Coast Guard responds to oil spill in Black Bay

    June 10, 2017 1:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An oil spill has been spotted at an unmanned oil platform near Black Bay, southeast of New Orleans. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report that oil and gas exploration services company LLOX LLC's platform discharged crude Friday into the water from a pressure... more »
  • Investigation underway into Army chopper crash; victim ID'd

    April 18, 2017 10:17 PM

    LEONARDTOWN, Md. - Army investigators have arrived at the scene of a Black Hawk helicopter crash in Maryland that left one crew member dead and two injured. The U.S. Army Military District of Washington said in a statement Tuesday night that investigators arrived earlier in the day to begin looking... more »
  • Meridian men sentenced for killing endangered black bear

    March 4, 2017 1:27 PM

    MERIDIAN, Miss. - Three men have pleaded guilty to violating the Endangered Species Act after killing a Louisiana Black Bear. U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Special Agent in Charge Luis Santiago said Friday that Travis Butler of Meridian was sentenced Feb. 28 to five... more »
  • Miss. Senate passes "Blue Lives Matter" bill

    January 26, 2017 3:51 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A bill to double penalties for crimes targeting police officers, firefighters and medics has passed the Mississippi Senate. Senators voted 37-13 Thursday to send Senate Bill 2469 to House. The "Blue Lives Matter" proposal says any crime committed against emergency personnel because of their status as police... more »
  • Liberty is depicted as african-american woman on $100 gold coin

    January 13, 2017 6:02 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Mint has unveiled a commemorative $100 gold coin that features an image of Liberty as a black woman. The 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin shows the woman's head in profile with a crown of stars. It features the year of the mint's founding, 1792,... more »
  • Georgia officer: 'Black Lives Matter' was written on doughnut box

    January 12, 2017 6:06 PM

    SMYRNA, Ga. - Police in suburban Atlanta and Krispy Kreme officials say they're investigating a blog report that a police officer found the words "Black Lives Matter" written on his box of doughnuts when he went to pick them up. Smyrna police spokesman Louis Defense tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://on-ajc.com/2iLLBWi... more »
  • Officer won't be charged in killing of unstable black man

    January 10, 2017 8:14 PM

    SAN DIEGO - Prosecutors say criminal charges won't be filed against a California police officer who killed a mentally unstable black man he thought was aiming a gun. San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis announced Tuesday that her office determined the shooting of 38-year-old Alfred Olango last September was... more »
  • Russia: Divers find jet fragments in Black Sea

    December 25, 2016 11:33 AM

    MOSCOW - Russia's emergency situations ministry says divers have recovered fragments of the defense ministry's passenger jet that crashed into the Black Sea. The ministry said in a statement Monday that divers this afternoon found several fragments of the plane one mile away from the shore and 25 meters (82... more »
  • Lafayette offering free bus rides beginning Black Friday

    November 20, 2016 12:23 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The City of Lafayette is offering free bus rides for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Lafayette Transit System says its "No Pay Bus Day," on Nov. 25 and 26, is in recognition of Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux says the promotion applies to all... more »
  • Police shoot autistic man's caretaker as he lies in street

    July 21, 2016 12:47 PM

    MIAMI - Authorities say a Florida police officer shot and wounded an autistic man's black caretaker in an incident purportedly captured on cellphone video that shows the caretaker lying down with his arms raised before being shot. North Miami Assistant Police Chief Neal Cuevas told The Miami Herald that officers... more »
  • LSU responds to Twitter discussion about race Wednesday afternoon

    February 3, 2016 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The president of LSU responded Wednesday afternoon to a growing social media thread about race and culture at the university. A Twitter hashtag - a way to group conversations on the social media site - was created for a 1 p.m. discussion. A group called the... more »
  • Pharrell Williams to perform at church where 9 were killed

    October 30, 2015 9:05 AM

    CHARLESTON - Pop superstar Pharrell Williams is scheduled to perform with a gospel choir Sunday at the South Carolina church where nine black parishioners were shot and killed. Multiple news outlets report that Williams' appearance at Emanuel AME Church is part of a program on race relations being produced by... more »
  • Mississippi lawmaker apologizes over 'black judge' comment

    October 19, 2015 12:25 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A white Mississippi lawmaker is apologizing for saying at a local Republican meeting that "a black judge" would decide how to spend money on public schools if state voters approve an education funding initiative. Rep. Lester "Bubba" Carpenter, who lives in the northern Mississippi town of Burnsville,... more »
  • Family of 'Trumpet Black' offering reward for stolen trumpet

    September 6, 2015 5:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans man is offering $3,500 for return of the silver trumpet stolen during the funeral for his brother, a rising 28-year-old jazzman called "Trumpet Black." Travis Hill died on tour in Japan, from a dental infection that reached his heart. He was a grandson of... more »
  • White NAACP leader says she identifies as black

    June 16, 2015 12:28 PM

    NEW YORK - Rachel Dolezal says she started identifying as black around the age of 5, when she drew self-portraits with a brown crayon. Dolezal appeared Tuesday on NBC'S "Today" Show. She said she "takes exception" to the contention that she tried to deceive people. Dolezal resigned as president of... more »
  • Black Hawk crash investigation findings released

    June 4, 2015 9:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - An investigation into a deadly military helicopter crash found the Black Hawk's pilots became disoriented and lost control after hitting heavy nighttime fog during a joint training exercise. The March 10 crash off the coast of Florida killed four Louisiana-based Guardsmen and seven U. S. Marines.... more »
  • More whites than blacks, Latinos approve police striking men

    April 3, 2015 11:47 AM

    WASHINGTON - A major American trend survey shows that whites in the United States in far greater numbers than blacks and Hispanics approve of police striking people. Seven out of 10 whites polled, or 70 percent, said they can imagine a situation in which they would approve of a police... more »
  • Black breast-feeding gatherings battle troubling health gaps

    January 29, 2015 1:46 PM

    MILWAUKEE - Low rates for breast-feeding may contribute to health gaps facing U.S. blacks, but in several cities grassroots groups are aiming to change that. The Milwaukee-based African American Breastfeeding Network is one, and it recently got recognition from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The group's monthly... more »
  • Divers find both black boxes in AirAsia crash

    January 12, 2015 1:54 AM

    PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia - Divers have found the second black box from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago, but they have not yet been able to free it from debris on the floor of the Java Sea. Suryadi Bambang Supriyadi, the operation coordinator at the National... more »
  • ACT help available for local students Play Video

    December 30, 2014 7:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Many people are nervous when they take the ACT exam. The 100 Black Men of Greater Baton Rouge want to help students shake off the nerves and do their best on the test. Their annual ACT Prep Academy begins Tuesday, January 6rg at T.T. Allain Hall... more »
  • $7,000 reward offered in black bear death

    December 24, 2014 3:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A $7,000 reward is available for information leading to whoever's responsible for the illegal killing of a black bear found in Avoyelles Parish. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' Operation Game Thief program and its foundation are contributing $2,000 while The Humane Society of the United... more »
  • More late-night clashes in Ferguson

    August 19, 2014 2:02 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - Police and protesters are again in a tense standoff in Ferguson, Missouri, more than a week after an unarmed black teenager was shot and killed by a white police officer. Monday night, police used bullhorns to order the crowds to leave, and noisemakers and armored vehicles were... more »
  • Missouri governor calls off Ferguson curfew

    August 18, 2014 2:07 AM

    FERGUSON, Mo. - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is lifting a curfew while ordering the National Guard to help restore order in a St. Louis suburb that has seen sometimes violent protests since the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager. Nixon deployed the Guard Monday following an overnight clash... more »

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