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  • Woman who burned herself in hoax pleads guilty

    November 18, 2013 9:01 AM

    WINNSBORO- Sharmeka Moffitt, who set herself on fire and afterward claimed she was attacked by three men in white hoodies more than a year ago, pleaded guilty to one count of false swearing and one count of terrorizing in Winnsboro. Moffitt's attorney, Rob Kordish of Rayville, contacted District Attorney Mack... more »
  • Tickets for LSU basketball go on sale

    October 10, 2013 9:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU begins selling tickets for its men's and women's basketball teams' upcoming seasons. The Lady Tigers' first regular-season home game is on Nov. 8 in the WNIT and the Sue Gunter Classic. The men's team plays its first home game on Nov. 16 against Northwestern State University. Tickets... more »
  • Councilman uses racial sign to share frustrations Play Video

    July 3, 2013 10:22 PM

    AMITE - Town councilman Johnathon Foster is displaying a sign that reads "Uncle Buddy Negros" (sic) on his car. He calls it a reference to his fellow black councilmen. "Sometime you have to get their attentions," Foster said. "I do anything if I think it will stimulate them to... more »
  • Teen gets 11 years prison in Fla. burning attack

    December 20, 2012 2:44 PM

    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 »
  • Quest for Stanley Cup wages on

    June 7, 2012 9:01 AM

    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 »
  • Hornets hold on to beat Kings

    April 12, 2012 8:42 AM

    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 »
  • Arrested lawyer staying on case

    March 8, 2012 7:03 AM

    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 »
  • Deputies: Driver dies after truck hits tree

    February 13, 2012 10:06 AM

    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 »
  • Obama to take on economy in State of the Union

    January 24, 2012 6:07 AM

    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 »
  • FDA releases new photos of graphic images to be on packs of cigarettes

    June 21, 2011 5:44 PM

    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 »

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