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  • 50 senators to NFL: Change Redskins' racist name

    May 22, 2014 9:23 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Half of the U.S. Senate says it's time to change the name of the Washington Redskins. Forty-nine Democratic senators wrote NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday. They say racism and bigotry do not belong in professional sports. The lawmakers say the NBA set a good example by... more »
  • What's in a name?

    May 9, 2014 8:12 PM

    WASHINGTON- Add Congress to the name controversy surrounding the NFL's Washington Redskins. Congressman Henry Waxman of California asked for a hearing calling the name "another example of racial insensitivity in sports" in the wake of Donald Sterling's lifetime ban from the NBA. Sterling's ban resulted from racist comments... more »
  • Pie company: rebirth hope in penguin name

    July 30, 2013 11:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans snack pie company says it's honored to have an endangered penguin chick named "Hubig" after the company. The chick is one of three that had to be helped out of their shells in March after pipping, or cracking the shells, in an incubator. Simon... more »
  • W French Quarter hotel sells for $25.5 million

    April 1, 2013 4:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The W hotel in New Orleans' French Quarter has been sold but will keep its name. News releases say Chesapeake Lodging Trust bought the W New Orleans-French Quarter for $25.5 million from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. Both chains say Starwood has a longterm contract to... more »
  • Countdown to rumored Pelicans announcement

    January 24, 2013 10:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Hornets are a few hours away from the expected announcement that they're changing their name to the Pelicans. A countdown clock on the team's website is ticking down to a 3 p.m. reveal, which is widely believed to be owner Tom Benson's rebranding... more »
  • Council committee does not back street name change

    January 16, 2013 10:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A committee of the city's Metro Council did not support renaming a street in the southern part of town. The Zoning Committee denied renaming a stretch of GSRI Ave. There has been a push to change it to Innovation Park Drive. LSU's Business and Technology Center... more »
  • GSRI could get name change Play Video

    December 7, 2012 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Innovation Park Drive is the name businesses leaders want on their letterhead, instead of GSRI Avenue. The name change would affect the road west of Gardere Lane where many technology companies reside, including the Louisiana Business & Technology Center. The LBTC want to expand it's hold on... more »
  • From Hornets to Pelicans?

    December 5, 2012 1:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Could the New Orleans Hornets be going through a name change? Reports and speculation suggest a color scheme and name change could be coming for the NBA franchise. Saints owner Tom Benson bought the Hornets this April for a reported $338 million in an attempt... more »
  • Murdered man was witness, victim in July 4 shooting Play Video

    November 27, 2012 12:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Court documents show Shermaine Matthews was the primary witness in a shooting on the Mississippi River Bridge earlier this year. Family members said Matthews, 28, was shot five times while traveling in a car on the bridge on the Fourth of July. He was in critical... more »
  • ATC introduces new synthetic marijuana detecting dog Play Video

    October 23, 2012 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's Alcohol Tobacco and Prevention agency has a new member to help sniff out illegal synthetic marijuana. ATC Commissioner Troy Hebert says their new canine will be a great asset when it comes to detecting synthetic marijuana. "It's a very, very dangerous substance," said Hebert.... more »
  • Scientist names marine parasite after Bob Marley

    July 11, 2012 3:17 PM

    KINGSTON, Jamaica - A tiny blood-sucking parasite that infests fish on Caribbean coral reefs has been named after Jamaican reggae icon Bob Marley. Arkansas State University marine biologist Paul Sikkel discovered the parasite off the U.S. Virgin Islands a decade ago but it was only recently unveiled as "Gnathia marleyi"... more »
  • Police release name of man found shot in tire store

    June 20, 2012 10:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified the man found shot to death last night at a Baton Rouge tire shop, and said robbery appears to be the motive. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Zaharan Abu Awwad, 20, was killed during the robbery at the Discount Tire store on Plank Road. ... more »
  • Nebraska man changes name to Tyrannosaurus Rex

    May 8, 2012 8:51 AM

    YORK, Neb.-A 23-year-old Nebraska man has legally become Tyrannosaurus Rex. The New York Times reported the man entered the York County courtroom as Tyler Gold and left it with the moniker of Tyrannosaurus Rex Joseph Gold. Gold said in his public filing for the change that the dinosaur's... more »
  • Southern Baptists to hear proposed name change

    February 20, 2012 2:17 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The nation's largest protestant denomination will remain "Baptist" but it's thinking about whether to stay "Southern" for much longer. Southern Baptist Convention President Bryant Wright is expected to present the recommendation of a task force studying whether the denomination should change its name. No potential new names... more »
  • Group launches effort to rename Danziger Bridge

    August 29, 2011 5:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The African American Leadership Project wants the Danziger Bridge renamed for the two men killed there by New Orleans police days after Hurricane Katrina. Ronald Madison and James Brissette were killed on the bridge. The community activist group planned a meeting and ceremony to announce the... more »
  • Facebook Photo Privacy

    August 23, 2011 7:22 PM

    A change to Facebook allows you to pre-approve photos before your friend can post them with your name attached. Right now, friends can add your name to pictures without your consent or knowledge and you have to remove it later. By that time, embarrassing photos may have already been seen.... more »

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