March 26, 2014 2:33 PM
CHICAGO - Northwestern University says it disagrees with the decision from a federal agency that found that the school's football players qualify as employees, and can create the nation's first union of college athletes. The university, based in Evanston, Illinois, says it will appeal to labor authorities in Washington. The... more »
March 5, 2014 2:38 PM
NEW YORK- A person with knowledge of the decision says a proposed rule that would have slowed college football's fast-paced offenses has been withdrawn by the NCAA rules committee. After a conference call by the football rules committee, it was agreed the so-called 10-second rule would not be given to... more »
February 17, 2014 4:49 PM
BATON ROUGE - State lawmakers say they'll do their best to funnel more money into higher education.
On Monday a handful of state legislators spoke to higher education leaders about what they plan to do to improve higher education this session. They expect to bring higher education to the... more »
February 16, 2014 9:24 PM
BATON ROUGE - Tiffany Mitchell and Aleighsa Welch each scored 19 points to help No. 5 South Carolina stay on top of the SEC with a 73-57 win over 19th-ranked LSU on Sunday. The victory was the first for South Carolina (23-2, 11-1 SEC) in Baton Rouge since Jan. 15,... more »
February 5, 2014 9:42 AM
BATON ROUGE - LSU capped an impressive National Signing Day by finishing with the second-ranked recruiting class in the nation, including top prospects in several key positions.
Besides landing the top-ranked high school recruit in the nation, St. Augustine running back Leonard Fournette, the Tigers also scored an offensive... more »
January 18, 2014 9:48 PM
BATON ROUGE - A dominating performance both on offense and defensively helped the LSU Tigers to a strong Southeastern Conference win, 81-58, over the Vanderbilt Commodores Saturday night at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
The win upped LSU's record to 11-5 and 2-2 in the SEC, while Vanderbilt dropped... more »
January 18, 2014 2:42 PM
ITTA BENA, Ms. - Two bomb threats at Mississippi Valley State University last week have prompted school officials to close the campus until Tuesday, evacuating students and moving Saturday's men's and women's basketball games against Alcorn State to Lorman, Miss. Monday's men's and women's games between MVSU and Southern have... more »
January 13, 2014 10:36 PM
BATON ROUGE- College students are apparently going to dating websites instead of banks or their parents to get money to pay for college.
A website that connects wealthy people with life partners said LSU is in the top twenty colleges where students are signing up and looking for assistance... more »
January 11, 2014 2:20 PM
COLUMBIA, SC - The LSU basketball team ended their two-game losing streak with a 71-68 win over the South Carolina Gamecocks Saturday afternoon.
Freshman forward Jarell Martin came off the bench to score 18 points and grab eight rebounds for the Tigers.
Jordan Mickey and Johnny O'Bryant III... more »
December 31, 2013 7:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - Southern basketball woke up today to criticism from several national media outlets questioning why the Jaguars scheduled, then beat Champion Baptist College by 104 points Monday night.
Some of that criticism even came from CBC's own head coach Eric Capaci, who questioned why Southern would keep... more »
December 30, 2013 4:27 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU has released a statement indicating Saturday's men's basketball game against Rhode Island has been moved to 4:30pm.
The Tigers were originally supposed to tipoff at 7pm.
The move was made in order for LSU and Saints fans to watch both games, as New Orleans'... more »
December 20, 2013 10:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Southern head coach isn't shy about his vision of the future for the Jaguar football program.
"Long term it's to outgrow this building," said Odums to the media Friday morning. "It's all about winning. If we keep getting in the bigger and better recruits...my plan... more »
December 16, 2013 7:18 PM
WASHINGTON- Just four in ten students who enter college graduate with a degree from the school they started.
That figure comes from the research arm of the National Student Clearinghouse, a nonprofit group that works with colleges and universities to verify student enrollment and graduation status.
It's from... more »
December 16, 2013 2:32 PM
Glendale, Arizona will host the College Football Playoff championship game in 2016, while Tampa, Florida will be the site of the 2017 title game. The College Football Playoff has announced the sites of the second and third championship games in the new postseason system that goes into effect next season.... more »
December 6, 2013 9:11 PM
HAMMOND- Southeastern is warning students at its campus in Tangipahoa Parish and others at campuses across Louisiana about scammers targeting college students.
Police at SLU said salespeople are pretending to sell magazines or asking students to complete credit card applications and are stealing person information.
Police are asking... more »
December 3, 2013 10:46 AM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- A woman charged with shooting and killing a fellow Alabama football fan moments after the Iron Bowl has been released from jail. Shelby County jail records show 28-year-old Adrian Laroze Briskey of Birmingham is out on $75,000 bond. Briskey is charged with murder in the killing of 36-year-old... more »
December 1, 2013 4:48 PM
GAINESVILLE, Fl. - Florida has fired offensive coordinator Brent Pease and offensive line coach Tim Davis after the program's first losing season since 1979. Pease and Davis were let go Sunday, a day after the Gators (4-8) ended the season with a humbling, 37-7 loss to rival Florida State. The... more »
November 20, 2013 2:32 PM
CLINTON, Ms. - Norman Joseph has resigned as head football coach at Mississippi College after nine seasons. The announcement was made Tuesday by athletic director Mike Jones. Jones says a search committee would be appointed to find Joseph's successor. The school joins the Gulf South Conference next season. Joseph became... more »
November 15, 2013 10:27 PM
HAMMOND- The town is buzzing over Saturday's potentially record-breaking Southeastern Lions' football game.
In addition to the fact that the game is expected to be a sellout, it is also the first time in fifty years that the team could go to the conference championship. SLU plays Sam Houston... more »
November 14, 2013 10:38 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Asia Taylor scored 23 points and No. 5 Louisville held No. 14 LSU scoreless for 5:35 during a 21-0 second-half run en route to an 88-67 rout of the Tigers in Thursday night's semifinal of the preseason WNIT. Leading 40-38 early in the second half, the Cardinals... more »
November 11, 2013 8:11 PM
BATON ROUGE- Lee Drive will have partial lane closures for the next two weeks so crews can repair the road after sewer lines were installed over the summer.
The lanes will be fully opened each day during peak hours, 6:30am to 9:30am and 3:30pm to 6:30pm, to allow sufficient... more »
October 29, 2013 10:44 PM
BATON ROUGE - When Southern closed a 17-point halftime deficit at homecoming to Alcorn State last Saturday, it begged the question: 'why run the ball when the passing game was so efficient?'
However, the answer might not be as simple as some fans might think.
The more the... more »
October 25, 2013 10:41 PM
LAFAYETTE- The state university here is standing behind its brand after it was called into question for how it is used.
People are taking issue to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette dropping 'Lafayette' on some references and using Louisiana or UL. Some believe that insinuates it is branding... more »
October 21, 2013 10:14 PM
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Few outside of the Missouri locker room expected the Tigers to compete in the Southeastern Conference in just their second season in the league. Predicted to finish sixth in the SEC East, the team is now ranked fifth in the country and holds a two-game lead in... more »
October 7, 2013 7:24 AM
BATON ROUGE - About a dozen Southern University students are attending a Freshman Seminar class listening to an instructor talk about all the opportunities the school has to offer.
The students are part of Southern's First Year Experience program, which is supposed to ease them through the transition from... more »
September 30, 2013 7:43 AM
HAMMOND - Looking to meet a growing demand for computer science and information technology professionals, Southeastern Louisiana University is launching its accelerated computing engineering program.
University officials say the program will enable qualified students to graduate within three years with a bachelor of science in information technology. The program... more »
September 25, 2013 11:58 AM
BATON ROUGE - LSU will once again host a Louisiana Small Business Development Center at the university.
Beginning October 1, the center will be housed within the LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute of the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business.
The previous development center at LSU was opearted... more »
September 4, 2013 10:13 AM
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Three former college football players are suing the NCAA, saying it failed to educate them about the risks of concussions and did not do enough to prevent, diagnose and treat brain injuries. Chris Walker and Ben Martin, who played for Tennessee from 2007-2011, and Dan Ahern, who... more »
August 30, 2013 11:52 PM
BATON ROUGE- Facebook researched data of where people "liked" teams on the AP Top 25 Preseason Rankings then created a map of the United States highlighting with colors each county, or parish in Louisiana.
LSU covers most parishes and nearly half the counties in Mississippi and Arkansas.
TCU,... more »
August 29, 2013 10:46 AM
UNDATED - The college football season kicks off tonight with a pair of games involving top 25 teams. No. 6 South Carolina opens up at home against North Carolina in a spotlight event that will showcase the Gamecocks defensive monster Jadeveon Clowney. The 6-foot-6, 274 pound defensive end is considered... more »
August 28, 2013 11:37 AM
BATON ROUGE - LSU announced today that Chevron will give the university $2.7 million for renovations and upgrades to their Engineering and Science schools.
An LSU spokesperson said $2 million will go toward the Patrick F. Taylor Hall renovation and expansion for the College of Engineering, while 700,000 will... more »
August 27, 2013 11:28 PM
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BATON ROUGE- Police said a missing persons case is open for a member of an LSU fraternity who never returned home from a party the first week of school.
Chris Broussard was reported missing Tuesday. He... more »
August 27, 2013 2:01 PM
The Mississippi-Vanderbilt rivalry may never have a cool name like the Iron Bowl or the Egg Bowl. But there's little doubt the annual game is beginning to gain added importance now that both schools are upwardly mobile in the notoriously competitive Southeastern Conference. The fact they're meeting in a season-opening... more »
August 22, 2013 5:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - Around 2,500 students lugged bags, suitcases, and furniture onto the LSU campus today for the official on-campus move-in.
The university said most of those students are freshmen, and 700 volunteers including student-athletes are on hand to help them get settled.
"We're getting them introduced to... more »
August 21, 2013 10:25 AM
BATON ROUGE - Though this year's college football season has yet to begin, LSU fans today got a look at who the Tigers will face next year.
The Southeastern Conference released their 2014 league schedule today, and there are some changes in store for LSU.
The Tigers replace... more »
August 19, 2013 10:13 AM
BATON ROUGE - Thirty-six Brazilian students will be roaming the campus along with Southern University's first-time freshmen and returning upperclassmen. Southern has made a push in recent years to open its campus to foreign students, sending Chancellor James Llorens overseas to establish relationships with universities in Turkey and Brazil. In... more »
August 16, 2013 1:37 PM
RUSTON - In a season of dramatic transition for Louisiana Tech, the one thing the Bulldogs don't want to change is the win total. Skip Holtz takes over for former coach Sonny Dykes, who left for California after leading Louisiana Tech to a school-record-tying nine wins at the FBS level.... more »
August 14, 2013 3:54 PM
UNDATED - The Big Ten, Pac-12 and Southeastern are following the NCAA's lead and will no longer allow EA Sports to use league logos in its college football video games.
The NCAA announced last month it will no longer allow Electronic Arts Inc. to use its logo starting next... more »
August 12, 2013 10:24 AM
BATON ROUGE - New LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron isn't ready to promise that quarterback Zach Mettenberger and his top receivers will be better than the collection of talented underachievers they resembled a year ago. For now, the longtime college and NFL coach is only cautiously optimistic that the progress... more »
August 9, 2013 1:29 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to restore lower interest rates on loans for millions of students heading back to college this fall. Friday's Oval Office ceremony caps a frenzy of negotiations that led to a rare bipartisan compromise to lower rates before classes resume.... more »
August 9, 2013 9:53 AM
WASHINGTON - Students heading back to college this fall will save thousands in interest charges on their loans after they graduate once President Barack Obama signs into law a rare bipartisan compromise.
The president is scheduled to sign the deal Friday at the White House, ending a frenzied summer... more »
July 31, 2013 8:14 AM
WASHINGTON - A deal that gives college students and their parents lower interest rates for loans is heading toward its final vote.
The House is expected Wednesday to take up a bipartisan compromise that links student loan interest rates to the financial markets.
Immediately, borrowers would see lower... more »
July 30, 2013 12:13 PM
SAN DIEGO - The Justice Department has agreed to pay $4.1 million to a California college student left in a Drug Enforcement Administration holding cell last year, according to two people familiar with the case. Daniel Chong was detained in an April 2012 drug raid in San Diego and left... more »
July 26, 2013 2:15 PM
BATON ROUGE- LSU System employees will receive a pay adjustment for the first time in four years the new president and chancellor announced Friday.
"This is a long overdue action that has been precluded by financial circumstances," F. King Alexander said.
The pay raises or supplements will range... more »
July 18, 2013 10:58 PM
BATON ROUGE- A computer glitch caused quite a stir among upperclassmen at LSU over university football tickets.
An email alerting them that student tickets were available indirectly was marked as spam, so it was filed in another folder in most people's inbox. Not realizing the email cam and they... more »
July 17, 2013 4:27 PM
BATON ROUGE - The number of Louisiana public school students taking the ACT college admissions test has jumped by roughly 11,000, now that the state requires high school students to take the exam - and the number scoring high enough to attend college without remedial work jumped by 3,600 this... more »
July 8, 2013 12:08 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU announced today that senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger made it onto the watch list for the 2012 Maxwell Award.
Mettenberger is one of 16 SEC players in the hunt for the award, given by the Maxwell Football Club to the college football player of the year.... more »
July 5, 2013 10:27 PM
BATON ROUGE- Lee Drive, a busy corridor connecting south Baton Rouge with the shopping centers on College and eventually I-10 and Mid City, will have lane closures starting today.
There will be intermittent lane closures from Boone Avenue to Bluebell Drive from Monday, July 8 at 7 p.m. through... more »
June 28, 2013 5:07 PM
BATON ROUGE- Millions of students are taking out loans to get through school, despite a recent hike in interest rates for federal assistance.
"I lost TOPS and that doesn't help. Basically I didn't have enough money," says LSU student Dylan Wegmann.
Interest rates will double from 3.4 percent... more »
June 24, 2013 12:22 PM
WASHINGTON - For now, affirmative action in college admissions can still survive the scrutiny of the Supreme Court. In a ruling that avoided some difficult constitutional issues, the justices said a court may approve the use of race as a factor in admissions -- but only after it concludes that... more »
June 10, 2013 3:06 PM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's higher education leaders and advocates had big goals for the just-ended legislative session. They were asking lawmakers to give up their authority over tuition hikes, to revamp the state's free college tuition program known as TOPS and to stop hitting the campuses with budget cuts. They... more »
May 31, 2013 10:34 AM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's community colleges have won their dispute with other higher education leaders over construction spending. The Senate gave final passage Friday to a measure that will let the community and technical college system sidestep the construction budget process for $250 million in projects. The bill heads to... more »
May 28, 2013 5:57 PM
BATON ROUGE- LSU's Friday afternoon baseball game against Jackson State won't be on TV.
The game will be shown on ESPN 3, an online video service connected with the sports network. ESPN will not show the game on traditional television.
If LSU advances in the NCAA Baton Rouge... more »
May 27, 2013 8:45 AM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU baseball team will find out at 11 a.m. which teams they will play in the Baton Rouge Regional.
On Sunday, the Tigers claimed the SEC tournament title over top-seeded Vanderbilt.
Pinch-hitter Chris Sciambra's single in the top of the 11th inning scored Jared... more »
May 22, 2013 4:26 PM
BATON ROUGE - Attempts to raise tuition at Louisiana's public colleges appear dead for the session, despite concerns about repeated rounds of cuts to schools. Rep. Walt Leger, the number two ranking member of the House, said Wednesday he's shelving his proposal to let the campuses raise tuition according to... more »
May 17, 2013 10:34 AM
BATON ROUGE - Graduation week continues in Baton Rouge this morning with hundreds of students receiving diplomas on the bluff at Southern University.
Southern's commencement ceremonies began at 10:30. The university awarded degrees to 714 graduates this year, and featured Chief Justice Bernice Johnson as its guest speaker. She's... more »
May 14, 2013 1:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana higher education leaders are at odds over a proposal to let the community college system tap into construction dollars outside of the traditional budget process. The community colleges are winning the legislative battle so far. A bill allowing the community college system to sidestep the regular... more »
May 8, 2013 4:43 PM
BATON ROUGE - Delgado Community College in New Orleans plans to lay off more than a hundred employees, including dozens of faculty members, while Nunez Community College in Chalmette also is letting go staff. Both moves were approved Wednesday by the schools' governing board and come as the campuses seek... more »
May 1, 2013 11:30 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Bowl officials say the date for the 2013 edition of the bowl game has been set for Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. local time. The bowl game currently has agreements to match bowl eligible teams from the Sun Belt Conference and Conference USA. The Louisiana-Lafayette... more »
April 24, 2013 6:55 PM
PASADENA, Calif. - The first championship game in the College Football Playoff will be held at Cowboys Stadium. The BCS conference commissioners announced Wednesday that Arlington, Texas, edged Tampa, Fla., in the bidding to be the site of the first title game in the new playoff system. The game will... more »
April 23, 2013 3:35 PM
PASADENA, Calif. - The Bowl Championship Series will be replaced by the College Football Playoff. A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that the new four-team playoff starting after the 2014 regular season will be called the College Football Playoff, and the conference commissioners will make it... more »
April 12, 2013 10:18 AM
GREENSBORO, N.C. - North Carolina A&T State University has lifted a lockdown imposed after reports of a man with a rifle on campus. The university updated its website Friday afternoon to advise students and staff that the lockdown was no longer in effect. Prior to the lockdown being lifted, A&T... more »
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 »
April 8, 2013 2:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU is now the top team in college baseball.
Collegiate Baseball's latest poll have the Tigers ranked No. 1, after winning 12 straight games, including 9 consecutive SEC contests.
LSU (30-2, 11-1 SEC) is tied with Vanderbilt for the overall conference lead, and has a... more »
April 3, 2013 5:06 PM
BATON ROUGE - House Speaker Chuck Kleckley says lawmakers need to find a way to control the costs of the state's free college tuition program known as TOPS. Kleckley says colleges need to be able to raise their tuition rates, but he says the state can't afford to continue increasing... more »
April 1, 2013 10:29 AM
INDIANAPOLIS - Louisville guard Kevin Ware had successful surgery on his broken right leg last night and is recovering from that horrific injury he suffered in yesterday's NCAA tournament game with Duke.
The accident happened in the first half when he landed awkwardly after trying a three-point shot. Cardinals'... more »
March 28, 2013 3:27 PM
HAMMOND- Southeastern Louisiana University self-reported 137 ineligible players participated in university athletics from 2005 through 2010.
Most of the violations occurred in the 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 seasons the university said in a news release Thursday.
The infractions have been reported to the NCAA.
"This was a case... more »
March 20, 2013 8:57 AM
COVINGTON- Delgado Community College will close its Covington campus at the end of the spring 2014 semester. School officials say classes will slowly be phased out in the months ahead. The Times-Picayune reports students will be directed to growing course offerings from Delgado's sister institution, Northshore Technical Community College, and... more »
March 14, 2013 10:37 AM
UNDATED - If number of ranked teams means anything, the Big East tournament is the one to watch as college basketball conference tournament play picks up today. The Big East has six of the top 25 teams in action at Madison Square Garden including a pair of match-ups of ranked... more »
March 11, 2013 5:28 PM
BATON ROUGE- Southern University discussed ways to increase enrollment and boost graduation rates at The Press Club this afternoon.
Albert Tezeno, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success, told reporters the university is working to increase partnerships with high schools and community colleges, a tactic echoed by Southern students.
... more »
March 6, 2013 8:20 AM
BATON ROUGE - This morning, administration leaders from LSU and Baton Rouge Community College will announce a joint program that officials say will benefit incoming students.
The announcement will be made at the Energy, Coast & Environment Building on LSU's campus.
No other details about the program have... more »
March 5, 2013 8:46 AM
BATON ROUGE - LSU is set to extend its campus beyond Baton Rouge. On Monday, the university launched LSU Online, a new, completely Web-based, distance-learning initiative. Administrators hope the online program will increase enrollment, generate revenue and build the university's "brand" nationwide. The initial launch offers graduate students a choice... more »
February 18, 2013 11:03 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Community College hopes to have a program to train airplane mechanics up and running by the fall, more than two years after originally planned. School leaders say the program would produce federally-certified mechanics and is still being reviewed by the Federal Aviation Administration. They say... more »
February 13, 2013 5:52 PM
BATON ROUGE- Southern University announced they are slashing the cost of out-of-state tuition in a push to raise enrollment after years of declines.
The university is offering a waiver that would drop the out-of-state fee which tacks on an additional $3,000 to the tuition.
The offer is available... more »
February 8, 2013 9:22 AM
BATON ROUGE - A consultant says LSU will have to create its own path as it undergoes a sweeping reorganization amid declining state aid and questions about jobs and personnel. The LSU Board of Supervisors has voted to consolidate the university's separate institutions under the main campus. Concurrently, the board... more »
February 7, 2013 2:45 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Josh Davis recorded his 12th double-double of the season as Tulane snapped a two-game losing streak by beating Marshall 91-75 Wednesday night in a Conference USA contest. Davis had 23 points and 12 rebounds and was supported by 19 points from Ricky Tarrant and 16 from Kendall... more »
February 7, 2013 2:40 AM
SAN FRANCISCO - Students may soon be able to receive college credit for the free online classes that are reshaping higher education. The American Council on Education says it's recommending degree credit for five courses offered by Coursera, a company based in Palo Alto, Calif., that offers so-called massive open... more »
February 1, 2013 11:25 AM
BATON ROUGE- The LSU men's basketball team, off its biggest win of the season over No. 17 Missouri Wednesday, now tries to take that same intensity on the road Saturday when the Tigers face the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Humphrey Coliseum. LSU is 11-7 overall and 2-5 in the league... more »
February 1, 2013 2:48 AM
College and university endowments lost ground slightly during the fiscal year ending last June 30, with investments declining 0.3 percent on average, but the performance of the stock market since then suggests endowments may again be strengthening. Endowments are the assets owned and invested by universities, who typically spend about... more »
January 31, 2013 11:55 AM
BATON ROUGE- The nation's top organization of college professors is asking LSU to end what it calls a "seeming disregard" for faculty participation in a university reorganization effort. The American Association of University Professors, based in Washington, D.C., says efforts including faculty in discussion have been largely symbolic. The Advocate... more »
January 28, 2013 11:40 AM
HAMMOND - One person was arrested and police are looking for another suspect in connection with the death of a Southeastern Louisiana University graduate student who was shot inside his apartment. Police say narcotics fueled the shooting that left 23-year-old Raphael Garrison dead. Lt. Vincent Giannobile said police found Garrison... more »
January 25, 2013 11:10 AM
BATON ROUGE- Fresh off its first win in the Southeastern Conference against Texas A&M, the LSU Tigers play their next game Saturday in Lexington against the Kentucky Wildcats. LSU defeated Texas A&M, 58-54, after rallying from being down 14 points twice in the first half of play at the Pete... more »
January 24, 2013 5:57 PM
HOUSTON - Texas authorities are still seeking a second suspect charged after an argument at a Houston-area community college erupted in gunfire that wounded three people. Court documents released Thursday say the Tuesday shooting happened when two men argued after bumping into each other. One suspect was arrested that day,... more »
January 23, 2013 10:09 AM
HOUSTON - One of the people hospitalized after yesterday's shooting on a Texas community college campus has been booked on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Sheriff's officials say Carlton Berry will be arraigned tomorrow. His condition, and the condition of the other person believed to have... more »
January 23, 2013 6:47 AM
HOUSTON - A 22-year-old man has been charged in the shootings at a Houston-area community college campus that left him and two others wounded. A statement from the Harris County Sheriff's Office identifies the suspect as Carlton Berry. Spokesman Alan Bernstein says Berry is charged with aggravated assault but remains... more »