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  • Guilty verdict in 'American Sniper' trial

    February 24, 2015 9:30 PM

    STEPHENVILLE, Texas - A jury found an ex-Marine guilty of killing 'American Sniper' author Chris Kyle and another man late Tuesday. Eddie Ray Routh heard he will spend the rest of his life in prison. Routh shot Kyle and Chad Littlefield at a gun range in February 2013. ... more »
  • Cool Schools: CHANGE at Donaldsonville High check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 24, 2015 7:22 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - If you watched the Oscars Sunday night, you noticed plenty of political messages, including discrimination, bullying and violence. That same conversation is taking place everyday in an English class at Donaldsonville High School in Ascension Parish. "CHANGE" is an acronym symbolic of Donaldsonville High students. It stands... more »
  • Oscars spread around awards to 'Birdman,' 'Boyhood,' 'Ida'

    February 23, 2015 2:03 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - In an Academy Awards largely populated by smaller, independent films, Hollywood spread its awards around at a stormy Oscars heavy on song-and-dance, occasionally lacking in clothes and punctuated by passionate stands for equality. Six of the eight best-picture nominees took awards at the Dolby Theatre on... more »
  • 'Imitation Game' introduces WWII codebreakers to audiences

    February 20, 2015 2:13 AM

    NATICK, MA - The owner of one of America's largest collections of Nazi-made Enigma encryption machines says there's a lot "The Imitation Game" gets right. The Oscar-nominated film traces the story of pioneering computer scientist Alan Turing, who cracked the German army's communications code and helped the Allies to victory... more »
  • Proceeding expected before 'American Sniper' trial start

    February 10, 2015 1:55 AM

    STEPHENVILLE, TX - A judge is expected to hold a pretrial proceeding ahead of opening statements in the trial of the man charged with killing the former Navy SEAL depicted in the Oscar-nominated movie "American Sniper." The procedural matters were scheduled for Tuesday with openings expected Wednesday in the trial... more »
  • 'Birdman,' 'Budapest' top Oscar nominations with 9 nods each

    January 15, 2015 7:53 AM

    Two extravagant comedies, "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," tied for the most Oscar nominations Thursday morning with nine nods each, including best picture. They were joined in best-picture nominations by "Boyhood," ''Whiplash," ''The Theory of Everything," ''The Imitation Game," ''American Sniper" and "Selma." "The Imitation Game" trailed close behind... more »
  • Psych report says Pistorius is traumatized

    July 2, 2014 4:09 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief lawyer for Oscar Pistorius has said at his murder trial that a psychologist's report concluded the athlete is suffering severe trauma and will become an increasing suicide risk unless he continues to get mental health care. Defense lawyer Barry Roux on Wednesday read excerpts... more »
  • Pistorius trial hears testimony about screams

    July 1, 2014 3:47 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - Testimony in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius is focusing on the screams that neighbors heard on the night that the athlete killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel on Tuesday questioned an acoustics expert who had been called by the defense team as part... more »
  • Pistorius trial resumes after psychiatric tests

    June 29, 2014 10:21 PM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - A panel of mental health experts has concluded that Oscar Pistorius was not suffering from a mental illness when he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home last year. The Olympic athlete's murder trial resumed today, after a one-month break during which a psychologist and three... more »
  • Oscar auction

    June 23, 2014 7:28 PM

    EAST GREENWICH, RHODE ISLAND- In a rare auction, movie buffs have the chance to own their very own Oscar statuette. It's the 1942 award for color and art direction given to Joseph C. Wright for his work on "My Gal Sal" being offered by Briarwood Auctions of Rhode Island.... more »
  • Judge says Pistorius should get psychiatrist test

    May 14, 2014 3:28 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The judge overseeing the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has ordered the double-amputee athlete to undergo psychiatric tests, meaning that the trial proceedings will be delayed. The decision Wednesday by Judge Thokozile Masipa followed a request for a psychiatric evaluation by the chief prosecutor, Gerrie Nel.... more »
  • Prosecutor: Pistorius should get mental evaluation

    May 13, 2014 5:35 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has asked that the double-amputee runner be placed under psychiatric evaluation after an expert witness testified that he had an anxiety disorder. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel on Tuesday noted that a psychiatrist for the defense had testified... more »
  • Pistorius allowed to leave SAfrica with conditions

    March 28, 2013 10:10 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - International athletics body the IAAF says Oscar Pistorius would be allowed to run at this year's world championships if he qualifies after the double-amputee runner was cleared by a court to leave South Africa to compete in track meets. The Olympic athlete had appealed against... more »
  • Film academy sets Oscar dates for 2014, 2015

    March 25, 2013 2:02 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Film fans can already mark their calendars for the Academy Awards in 2014 and 2015. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday that next year's Oscar ceremony will be held on March 2. The 2015 trophies will be handed out Feb. 22. Awards shows,... more »
  • S. Africa: former Pistorius detective quits force

    March 7, 2013 10:40 AM

    JOHANNESBURG - South African police say the former lead detective in the investigation of the murder case against Oscar Pistorius has resigned from the police force. Police Brig. Neville Malila said Thursday that detective Hilton Botha voluntarily applied to leave the service. Botha made several procedural errors in his role... more »
  • On the set of "Beasts of the Southern Wild" check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 25, 2013 9:58 AM

    MONTEGUT, La.- The locally-shot "Beasts of the Southern Wild" did not win any Oscars Sunday night, but the four nominations it received are enough to keep people in Louisiana talking about the independent film. Much of the Oscar attention was paid to 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis, the youngest actress ever... more »
  • First Lady plugs 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'

    February 13, 2013 11:12 AM

    WASHINGTON- The Oscar-nominated film "Beasts of the Southern Wild" received the First Lady's endorsement. Michelle Obama played host Wednesday at a White House workshop for about 80 middle- and high-school students from the District of Columbia and New Orleans. Students saw the film, which was shot in Louisiana, then got... more »
  • Oscar maker plans layoffs in Chicago

    December 7, 2012 11:59 AM

    CHICAGO - The Chicago company that makes the familiar gold-plated Oscar statues is laying off almost 100 employees. R.S. Owens & Co. Inc. said this week in a notice to the Illinois Department of Commerce that it will lay off 95 workers on Dec. 17. The notice says the layoffs... more »
  • Actor Michael Clarke Duncan dead at 54

    September 3, 2012 4:46 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Michael Clarke Duncan's fiancee says the Oscar nominee for "The Green Mile" has died while being hospitalized following a July heart attack. Publicist Joy Fehily released a statement from Clarke's fiancée, the Rev. Omarosa Manigault, saying the 54-year-old actor died Monday morning in a Los Angeles hospital... more »
  • Oscar-winning studio making home in Baton Rouge Play Video

    February 29, 2012 6:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Pixomondo, a visual effects company which won an Academy Award this year, says it will spend $1.2 million to create a studio in Louisiana. Plans call for the company to use about 6,000 square feet at the Celtic Media Center in Baton Rouge, and add 75... more »
  • Parade planned for Oscar winners

    February 28, 2012 8:40 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Shreveport is planning a parade to honor Moonbot Studios - the animation studio that won an Oscar for its movie, "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore." Mayor Cedric Glover said in a city council meeting Monday the plans had been in the works before William Joyce... more »
  • Shreveport's Moonbot Studios brings home Oscar

    February 27, 2012 7:51 AM

    SHREVEPORT - When the Oscar for Best Animated short film was awarded, it gave a lot of people in Shreveport reason to celebrate. That's because Shreveport's Moonbot Studios' William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg won the golden statue for "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore," Moonbot employees held their... more »
  • Netflix strikes movie deal

    February 21, 2012 10:55 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Netflix will stream certain movies from the Weinstein Company including "The Artist" under an exclusive licensing agreement. The agreement covers foreign-language movies, documentaries, and other films in the Weinstein vault which will become available for instant viewing on Netflix. Netflix said it would get some... more »
  • Scorsese's 'Hugo' leads Oscars 11 nominations

    January 24, 2012 8:12 AM

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Martin Scorsese's Paris adventure "Hugo" leads the Academy Awards with 11 nominations, among them best picture and the latest director slot for the Oscar-winning filmmaker. Also nominated for best picture Tuesday: the silent film "The Artist"; the family drama "The Descendants"; the Sept. 11 tale "Extremely... more »
  • Investigator says searchers have "rough road" ahead

    August 4, 2011 6:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities in East Baton Rouge were back out around Sylviane Lozada's home today, searching for any sign of the missing teacher. Sheriff's deputies searched on foot, by ATV and from helicopters in areas near Lozada's home and along River Road south of it. Lozada was... more »
  • Missing teacher investigation goes international

    August 3, 2011 9:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The search for a missing Brusly High School foreign language teacher has gone international. News agencies around the world have picked up the bizarre and mysterious disappearance of 51-year-old Sylviane Finck Lozada. "Le Journal", a national news organization in Belgium picked up the story last... more »
  • Neighbors speak out about teacher's disappearance

    July 27, 2011 6:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As detectives continue investigating the mysterious disappearance of 51-year-old Sylviane Finck Lozada of Brusly, the optimism of some close friends is waning. Irma and John Tullier have lived in West Baton Rouge Parish all their lives. John served in World War II fighting in the Battle... more »
  • Academy responds to industry's "Gasland" request

    February 25, 2011 1:06 PM

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says it's not in the business of vetting best documentary contenders for truth and accuracy. That's up to Oscar voters. The academy has responded to attacks on the documentary "Gasland," a critical look at natural gas drilling.... more »
  • Oscar's winners' envelope made over with new look

    February 16, 2011 10:28 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Like many a star attending the Academy Awards, Oscar's winners' envelope is getting a makeover. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says it is replacing the plain, white envelopes it has used during ceremonies for the past 70 years with a custom-designed keepsake envelope... more »

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