FORT LAUDERDALE- The alleged ringleader of a 2009 attack in which his South Florida middle school classmate was doused with alcohol and set on fire has been sentenced to 11 years in prison. Eighteen-year-old Matthew Bent was sentenced Thursday for an aggravated battery conviction. Two other teenagers are already serving... more »
LOS ANGELES - The Stanley Cup will not be lifted just yet, not after Adam Henrique scored the tiebreaking goal with 4:29 to play, Martin Brodeur made 21 saves, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 on Wednesday night to avoid a sweep in the Stanley... more »
NEW ORLEANS - Jason Smith scored 22 points, hitting 10-of-12 shots, to lead the New Orleans Hornets to a 105-96 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.
Marco Belinelli added 21 points and Greivis Vasquez 15 points for New Orleans, which shot 55.9 percent (38-of-68) and surged ahead... more »
BATON ROUGE - An East Baton Rouge Parish public defender arrested last month for allegedly trying to enter the state penitentiary at Angola with marijuana will continue to represent a man accused of killing two women and wounding a third at a Baton Rouge business in 2009. Fred Kroenke, who... more »
ROSEDALE - One person died after driving their pickup head-on into a tree Monday morning, according to the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office.
The wreck happened on Highway 77 outside of Rosedale. Investigators said the driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
People who lived near the wreck said... more »
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is getting ready to deliver an election-year State of the Union address heavy on economic themes when he addresses a joint session of Congress and millions of television viewers. Obama's annual speech at 9 p.m. comes in the midst of an already heated re-election campaign... more »
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration released nine new graphic images depicting the dangers of smoking.
The pictures will be shown on the top 50 percent of the front and back of a pack of cigarettes. More than 30 countries already enforce tobacco companies to display similar images... more »