March 20, 2015 2:35 PM
IOWA CITY, IA - Sophomore Adrienne Motley scored 30 points and 11th-seeded Miami beat No. 6 Washington 86-80 on Friday in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament in Iowa City. Jessica Thomas had 19 points and Michelle Woods added 17 for the Hurricanes (20-12), who pulled off the upset... more »
March 13, 2015 3:14 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Two-time Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington will deliver the commencement address at Dillard University when 247 students graduate. The ceremony is at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 9. Dillard President Walter M. Kimbrough says the university is excited for Washington's participation in the graduation ceremony. He says Washington... more »
March 13, 2015 2:03 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Transit police in Washington, D.C. fatally shot a man after responding to a call about an "unauthorized person" on the tracks in a subway tunnel. Metro Transit Police spokesman Mike Tolbert said the shooting happened at the Potomac Avenue station Thursday night. Tolbert said he had no... more »
March 2, 2015 2:18 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - This was never happily-ever-after waiting to happen. When President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took office early in 2009, there were plenty of reasons to expect their relationship would be difficult. The cerebral president and the brash prime minister have stark differences in personality,... more »
February 26, 2015 8:55 AM
BATON ROUGE - The Conservative Political Action Conference begins today in Washington, D.C. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is a featured speaker on the first day of the weekend-long event.
Jindal has spoken at the event in the past. The Straw Poll at CPAC is often an indicator of potential... more »
February 26, 2015 5:44 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The District of Columbia has defied threats from Congress and moved forward with legalizing possession of marijuana after a voter-approved initiative. Despite last-minute maneuvers by Republican leaders in Congress and threats that city leaders could face prison time, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said the city is implementing... more »
February 5, 2015 1:39 PM
WASHINGTON - As they begin to shape their prospective bids for president, a group of ambitious Republican governors are eager to seize on voters' contempt for that most dirty of political words: "Washington." Yet even as they profess to loathe the nation's capital, those same governors have become regular Washington... more »
February 4, 2015 7:53 PM
BRUSH PRAIRIE, WASHINGTON- The family of a woman grazed by a bullet says they can't prove it came from a neighboring shooting range, but they've found more than a pound of bullets in her yard with a metal detector.
Linda Sperling is recovering from a concussion after she was... more »
February 2, 2015 7:41 PM
LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY- Some people in Kentucky are sending a barrel of bourbon to Washington hoping it will spark some conversation and compromise.
They call the "Bourbon Barrel of Compromise." It was filled Monday in Lexington and was loaded onto a bus. It is headed to the Intercontinental Willard Hotel... more »
January 23, 2015 3:44 PM
SEATTLE, WA - Marijuana-related calls to poison control centers in Washington and Colorado have spiked since the states began allowing legal sales last year, with an especially troubling increase in calls concerning young children. New year-end data show that the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center received 151 calls for... more »
January 16, 2015 2:02 AM
SEATTLE, WA - Washington's legal marijuana market opened last summer to a dearth of weed. Some stores periodically closed because they didn't have pot to sell. Prices were through the roof. Six months later, the equation has flipped, bringing serious growing pains to the new industry. A big harvest of... more »
January 6, 2015 1:56 AM
NEW ORLEANS - John Wall had 15 points and 12 assists, and the Washington Wizards ended a three-game skid with a 92-85 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night. Paul Pierce scored 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting for Washington, which had five players in double digits. Andre Miller... more »
December 23, 2014 5:29 AM
FRANKLINTON - Congregations at a pair of Washington Parish churches are fuming after recent burglaries. The first occurred at Holy Family Catholic Church in Franklinton. When people showed up for mass, they realized money for the parish's youth group had been stolen from the church's office.
There was similar... more »
December 13, 2014 1:18 PM
WASHINGTON - Thousands of protesters have marched to the Capitol, where relatives of several black men who died in incidents with white police officers are addressing the crowd. Civil rights organizations held the Saturday march and rally to bring attention to such deaths and call for legislative action. Among the... more »
December 3, 2014 7:50 PM
OTHELLO, WASHINGTON- A teacher admits ordering an eight-year-old to unclog a toilet with his bare hands.
Brent Taylor was reprimanded by the school system but the boy's parents say he deserves more punishment. Artie and Lisa Adams say they found out what their son was made to do when... more »
December 2, 2014 7:57 PM
BURIEN, WASHINGTON- A driver crashed into a sporting goods store and police say he did it on purpose to steal guns and then tried to hide in the ceiling.
The accused thief was arrested after a four-hour stand-off with authorities.
The vehicle crashed through a metal grate and... more »
December 1, 2014 2:45 PM
ST. LOUIS - Protesters across the U.S. have walked off their jobs or away from classes in support of the Ferguson protesters. Monday's walkouts stretched from New York to San Francisco, and included Chicago and Washington, D.C. At the University of Missouri-St. Louis, three dozen students rallied outside the library... more »
November 22, 2014 4:56 PM
LAKE STEVENS, Wash. - The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office says a 3-year-old boy is in serious condition after being shot in the mouth - reportedly as he and a 4-year-old neighbor were playing with a gun. Lt. Susy Johnson says the 911 call came late Friday night after the boy's... more »
November 2, 2014 11:22 AM
MINNEAPOLIS - Two buses transporting the Washington Redskins to their game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday collided on a highway exit ramp while driving to TCF Stadium. The Redskins tweeted that the team had arrived safely at the stadium and team spokesman Tony Wyllie said that the accident will... more »
October 31, 2014 3:42 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Five Native Americans are asking a Virginia judge to dismiss a lawsuit the Washington Redskins filed after the group successfully challenged the team's name, arguing it is offensive. Lawyers for both sides are expected in federal court in Alexandria on Friday, where a judge is scheduled to... more »
October 30, 2014 8:47 AM
CASS LAKE, MN - Christmas is still nearly two months away, but the tree that will be on display in Washington, D.C. has already been chosen and chopped down.
The winner this year- an 88 ft. tall white spruce from Minnesota. This is the first time in more than... more »
October 28, 2014 1:44 AM
ARLINGTON, TX - Colt McCoy directed Washington to Kai Forbath's 40-yard field goal in overtime and Dallas was unable to answer after Tony Romo returned from an apparent injury, sending the Redskins to a 20-17 victory on Monday night that snapped the Cowboys' six-game winning streak. McCoy, the former Texas... more »
October 27, 2014 10:47 PM
NEW ORLEANS- In a debate where WBRZ anchor Michael Marsh was a panelist, two of the three leading candidates for U.S. Senate hounded political gridlock and Congressman Bill Cassidy who did not appear in the Monday evening debate.
"I believe that America is the last great hope on earth,... more »
October 27, 2014 11:08 AM
MARYSVILLE, WA - Authorities officially released the names and causes of death of one of the victims and the gunman killed during the Washington state high school shooting. The Snohomish County medical examiner's office said Monday that 14-year-old Zoe R. Galasso died of a gunshot wound to the head and... more »
October 27, 2014 2:00 AM
MARYSVILLE, WA - One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting has died, raising the number of fatalities from when a student opened fire in a cafeteria to three. Officials at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett said 14-year-old Gia Soriano died Sunday night. Another girl was... more »
October 24, 2014 3:19 PM
MARYSVILLE, WA - Police in Washington state say the student who opened fire in a high school cafeteria died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Officials say one other person died and four others were wounded in the attack on Friday at Marysville Pilchuck High School, located about 30 miles north... more »
October 16, 2014 7:54 PM
LONG BEACH, WASHINGTON- A woman who went to trial for feeding bears illegally has agreed to stop and pay a fine to settle her case. Doris Berryhill Parks is the first person charged under a 2012 Washington law that makes it a misdemeanor to feed wild animals.
She promised... more »
October 14, 2014 12:54 PM
NEWARK, NJ - Customs and health officials at airports in Washington, Chicago, Atlanta and Newark will take the temperatures of passengers from three West African countries starting Thursday. Federal health officials say the entry screenings add another layer of protection to halt the spread of the Ebola virus that has... more »
October 8, 2014 7:43 PM
BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON- The manager of a legal marijuana shop says "it sounded like a shotgun going off" when bottles of pot-infused pop started exploding on store shelves. No one was hurt but the store manager wore a face guard and protective gear to move more than 300 bottles to a... more »
October 7, 2014 3:08 AM
LANDOVER, MD - Russell Wilson rushed for a career-high 122 yards and a touchdown Monday night, and the Seattle Seahawks overcame more than a dozen penalties - including three that wiped out apparent touchdowns by Percy Harvin - in a 27-17 victory over the Washington Redskins. Wilson completed 18 of... more »
September 23, 2014 4:33 AM
OSO, WA - Six months after a hillside gave way in the Washington town of Oso, burying 43 people and blocking a state highway, the community is taking another step toward recovery with the return of normal traffic on the route. The state Transportation Department said Monday night that state... more »
September 19, 2014 5:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - State health officials reports one new West Nile virus death out of 11 news cases in the state. Officials say the new cases bring this year's total to 103 cases.
According to the report the death in DHH Region 3 which encompasses St. Mary, St. James,... more »
September 19, 2014 6:47 AM
WASHINGTON - A 27 year-old Washington area woman has been booked with two counts of attempted first-degree murder after her parents were shot. St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz tells The Advertiser Jamie Kristen Fontenot's 59-year-old father and 58-year-old mother were taken to a nearby hospital following Wednesday night's shooting.... more »
September 16, 2014 9:34 PM
TACOMA, Wash. - Prosecutors have filed additional charges in Washington state against a man who showed up at the Zachary Police Department three years ago with his wife's body in the back of his car.
Tuesday, Stanley Guidroz was charged in the death of his 3-year-old son for a... more »
September 7, 2014 12:00 PM
HOUSTON - A small group of people are protesting the name of the Washington Redksins outside the stadium before the team's game against Houston. The group of Native Americans was protesting the nickname and held signs voicing their distaste for it. One read "R-word N-Word" and another said "Indians are... more »
September 3, 2014 8:20 AM
LOS ANGELES, CA - Clayton Kershaw pitched eight strong innings for his major league leading 17th win and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 4-1 Tuesday night. Kershaw (17-3) gave up three hits and one run, walked two and struck out eight to win his third straight start... more »
August 30, 2014 1:37 PM
TEHRAN, Iran - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called Western sanctions an "invasion" Saturday after Washington imposed new penalties over the country's contested nuclear program, though he promised negotiations with world powers would go on. The U.S. imposed sanctions Friday on more than 25 businesses, banks and individuals it said it... more »
August 18, 2014 2:57 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama returned to Washington just after midnight Monday for a two-day break from a summer vacation during which airstrikes in Iraq and violent clashes in a St. Louis suburb intruded on his golf and beach plans. The exact reason for Obama's return remains unclear, though... more »
July 23, 2014 2:07 AM
OLYMPIA, WA - Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control. With more rain in the forecast, they just hope too much moisture doesn't lead to flash floods after so much ground vegetation has been burned... more »
July 22, 2014 7:55 PM
EVERETT, WASHINGTON- Authorities believe they found the last body in the aftermath of a massive mudslide from March that killed 43 people in Oso, Washington.
The search for victims actually ended in April but workers have been screening debris and were on the look-out for the body of Molly... more »
July 22, 2014 2:28 AM
SPOKANE, WA - Firefighters and local authorities are heartened by weather forecasts that call for continued cooler temperatures and higher humidity as they battle a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles in Washington state and is the largest in state history. They just hope that the "lightning... more »
July 18, 2014 2:55 PM
BATON ROUGE- In another blow to people who lost around $1 billion in a Ponzi scheme, the SEC lost its appeal to recoup money for victims of R. Allen Stanford.
Stanford was convicted and sentenced in 2012 of using investors money to fund companies that went out of business.... more »
July 18, 2014 2:12 AM
SPOKANE, WA - A Washington sheriff says a small town and nearby hospital threatened by a wind-whipped wildfire have been evacuated, and the blaze has burned at least 35 homes in his county. Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers says he's heard of no injuries from the Carlton Complex of wildfires.... more »
July 8, 2014 10:12 AM
BELLINGHAM, WA - The first legal sales of recreational marijuana in Washington state have begun. Eager customers bought pot at 8 a.m. at Bellingham's Top Shelf Cannabis, one of two stores in the city north of Seattle that started selling marijuana as soon as was allowed under state regulations. Washington... more »
June 28, 2014 10:46 AM
WASHINGTON - A spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office in Washington says a Libyan militant charged in the 2012 Benghazi attacks is in federal law enforcement custody and there is heightened security at the city's federal courthouse. Spokesman William Miller declined further comment regarding Ahmed Abu Khattala at this time.... more »
June 18, 2014 9:26 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Patent Office has ruled the Washington Redskins nickname is "disparaging of Native Americans" and that the team's federal trademarks for the name must be canceled. The ruling announced Wednesday comes after a campaign to change the name has gained momentum over the past year. The... more »
June 18, 2014 7:21 AM
WASHINGTON, La. - Police say a 12-year-old Washington boy is in the hospital after a pit bull attack. Police Chief Ronelle Broussard says his office was informed of the attack around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Broussard says the animal allegedly attacked the investigating officer, forcing the officer to shoot and kill... more »
June 17, 2014 4:35 PM
WASHINGTON - Curators and scientists are revealing they've found a hidden painting beneath the surface of one of Pablo Picasso's earliest masterpieces from 1901, "The Blue Room," at The Phillips Collection in Washington. Over the past five years, conservators and scientists from the museum, the National Gallery of Art, Cornell... more »
June 16, 2014 2:17 AM
RANCHO MIRAGE, CA - President Barack Obama is returning to Washington faced with a choice on Iraq. Obama was wrapping up a four-day weekend in the Palm Springs area Monday. The White House says Obama got several updates on a violent insurgency bringing chaos to Iraq during his getaway with... more »
June 9, 2014 7:35 PM
TOPPENISH, WASHINGTON- School administrators in the fall will be armed in the Toppenish School District in Eastern Washington State adding another level of security.
Principals, vice principals and the superintendent have volunteered for a program to undergo gun training and get concealed carry permits.
This follows the school... more »
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 »
April 29, 2014 10:12 AM
WASHINGTON - The St. Landry Parish Sheriffs Office says a man was arrested with nearly 1,000 bags of synthetic marijuana in his possession.
25-year-old Xavier Bush, Jr. faces charges for possession with intent to distribute.
Deputies say they found garbage bags full of synthetic pot during a search... more »
April 22, 2014 8:40 AM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama plans a brief visit to the Seattle area to survey damage from a mudslide that killed more than three dozen people. Obama is making a brief stopover Tuesday while on his way to the Asia-Pacific region for a four-country visit. He'll also visit with victims... more »
April 8, 2014 9:12 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are investigating a murder after the body of a 38-year-old man was found shot to death early Tuesday morning.
The body of Alexander Scott was found by neighborhood residents around 7:30am in a canal behind houses in the 4300 block of Jefferson Ave.... more »
April 1, 2014 5:42 PM
BATON ROUGE - As reported in the media, there's no question that rainfall totals in the month of March for western Washington were high. Many locations throughout the state flirted with record rainfall, if not completely shattering prior records. This is what helped initiate the terrible mudslide in the town... more »
March 27, 2014 12:00 PM
DARRINGTON, Wash. - State authorities in Washington say the number of fatalities from a mudslide will go up substantially in the next two days.
Sixteen bodies have been recovered, with nine more found as of Wednesday night.
The Snohomish County District 21 Fire Chief says that officials are... more »
February 25, 2014 5:13 PM
BATON ROUGE- A judge decided that Ralph Washington is still eligible to run for Central City Council, despite a mistake on his candidacy form that claimed he didn't have any ethics fines.
Washington did owe $700 to the Ethics Commission for previous late filings, but had requested a waiver... more »
February 21, 2014 3:02 PM
BATON ROUGE- Gov. Bobby Jindal is heading to Washington this weekend, to meet with other governors, mingle at the Louisiana congressional delegation's Mardi Gras ball and have dinner at the White House. The Republican governor's office said Jindal left Friday. He'll attend events at the National Governors Association's winter meeting... more »
February 5, 2014 2:26 PM
VANCOUVER, Wash.- Authorities say a woman accused of shooting and injuring an employee at a Veterans Affairs office in Vancouver, Wash., used to work at the office. The Clark County sheriff's office says another employee wrestled away the gun. The sheriff's office says 46-year-old Deborah A. Lennon contacted 45-year-old Allen... more »
January 31, 2014 11:27 AM
NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is supporting the use of Redskins as the nickname for the Washington franchise, saying it has been "presented in a way that honors Native Americans." Goodell spoke Friday at his annual pre-Super Bowl news conference. He says he's been talking to Native American... more »
January 8, 2014 7:48 PM
BERLIN, GERMANY- German Chancellor Angela Merkel accepted President Obama's offer to visit the U.S. despite strained relations over taps to her phone.
The President called her on Wednesday to congratulate her on forming a new government and wished her a speedy recovery from the recent skiing accident.
That's... more »
December 30, 2013 8:54 AM
ASHBURN, Va. - The Washington Redskins have fired coach Mike Shanahan after a 3-13 season. Shanahan was dismissed Monday after meeting with team owner Dan Snyder. Shanahan went 24-40 in four years in Washington, but his greater failure was an inability to restore order and professionalism to a franchise that... more »
November 21, 2013 7:35 PM
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON- One of the offshoots of legalized pot in Washington is a higher number of drivers testing positive for marijuana.
The state patrol's crime lab says 745 people have tested positive, so far this year. Typically there are about 1,000 who test positive in a full year.
... more »
October 31, 2013 7:57 AM
WASHINGTON - A Senate committee is taking testimony on the federal background check process in the aftermath of a deadly shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. The hearing is scheduled for Thursday morning before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Federal officials including the acting director of... more »
October 30, 2013 7:50 PM
WASHINGTON- The U.S. government has run a budget deficit below $1 trillion for the first time in five years.
The deficit is the gap between what the government takes in and spends.
The deficit has an imbalance of $680-billion, down from more than a trillion last year.
... more »
October 19, 2013 11:19 PM
MONROE- No final decision on who will be Louisiana's next congressman, but one thing is for sure: they'll be a Republican.
Vance McAllister, a businessman who self-funded his campaign, and Neil Riser, a second-term lawmaker, will compete in the Nov. 16 election. Both are members of the Republican Party.... more »
October 10, 2013 2:34 PM
NEW YORK- The stock market is surging as Washington moves closer to avoiding a default on the U.S. government's debt. The market is on track for its biggest gain since January. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped as much as 310 points to 15,113 in the late afternoon Thursday. House... more »
October 9, 2013 8:59 AM
WASHINGTON- The government shutdown has slowed or halted federal efforts to protect Americans' health and safety, from probes into the cause of transportation and workplace accidents to tracking the flu. The latest example: investigating an outbreak of salmonella in chicken that has sickened people in 18 states. The federal Centers... more »
October 8, 2013 7:37 PM
WASHINGTON - Avoiding direct answers to questions about whether "Redskins" is a racial slur or if the team should change its name, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league needs to "make sure we're doing what's right." During a news conference Tuesday at the end of the league's fall meetings,... more »
October 5, 2013 12:43 PM
WASHINGTON D.C. - A District of Columbia police spokesman says a man who set himself on fire on the National Mall has died of his injuries. Officer Araz Alali says the man died Friday night at a Washington hospital where he had been airlifted. He says the man was so... more »
October 1, 2013 1:13 AM
ST. FRANCISVILLE- Tuesday's government shutdown includes a popular outdoors area, especially one frequented by hunters.
Cat Island will be closed as long as the stalemate in Washington, D.C. continues.
An operator at the wildlife refuge said Monday, the gates would be locked if a budget deal was not... more »
September 30, 2013 9:47 PM
WASHINGTON- House Republicans are expected to discuss more legislation dealing with funding the government Monday night as a shutdown nears.
It could be the first in 17 years. The deadline is midnight.
"There side thinks it is good that bureaucrats run our life; our side thinks 'heck, it... more »
September 26, 2013 9:39 AM
WASHINGTON - The FBI says Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis left a note saying he was driven to kill by months of bombardment with extremely low-frequency radio waves.
Valerie Parlave, assistant director in charge of the FBI's Washington field office, said Wednesday that Alexis did not target particular... more »
September 17, 2013 12:03 PM
WASHINGTON - A helicopter pilot responding to the call at the Washington Navy Yard yesterday, described the scene of the mass shooting as a "hot zone."
U.S. Park Police Sgt. Ken Burchell said he was too focused on his rescue mission to worry if he was also a target.... more »
September 17, 2013 11:48 AM
WASHINGTON - The mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard yesterday is raising questions about background checks.
Officials say the alleged shooter, Aaron Alexis, used a valid pass to get into the Navy Yard building where he killed twelve people. He was killed in a gun battle with police.... more »
September 16, 2013 2:39 PM
WASHINGTON - Federal law enforcement officials say the man accused in a shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard that left at least 12 people dead has been identified as Aaron Alexis.
The 34 year-old Alexis, from Texas, is believed to have a criminal record there and to be... more »
September 16, 2013 9:50 AM
WASHINGTON - Authorities in Washington, D.C., say at least 12 people are dead after a shooting today at the Washington Navy Yard. And they say they are looking for two other possible gunmen. Police say a third gunman has died, though they're not saying how. Witnesses describe a gunman opening... more »
September 5, 2013 10:19 AM
ALBANY, N.Y. - New York's Oneida Indian Nation says it is launching a radio ad campaign pressing for the Washington Redskins to get rid of a nickname the tribe considers to be a racial slur. The first ad is set to run on radio stations in Washington before the team... more »
August 31, 2013 11:52 AM
WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama is getting ready to speak about Syria from the White House. A White House official says Obama's remarks will not be about an imminent military operation in Syria, but will be an update to the public about his decisions on how... more »
August 26, 2013 7:38 PM
SPOKANE, WASHINGTON- Authorities say they have everyone involved under arrest in the beating death of World War II veteran Delbert Belton last week. A second 16-year-old was taken into custody without incident Monday morning after the first turned himself in. The 88-year-old Belton was beaten last Wednesday and robbed. He... more »
August 24, 2013 10:53 AM
WASHINGTON - The March on Washington is meeting post-9/11 America. A half century ago, 250,000 people crowded the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and stood shoulder to shoulder down the National Mall to hear the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The tens of thousands of people arriving Saturday for an... more »
August 22, 2013 10:37 PM
WASHINGTON - Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has been fined $10,000 by the NFL for wearing unauthorized apparel, a T-shirt with "Operation Patience" on it. Griffin, recovering from a knee injury and yet to play in the preseason, wore the shirt on the field before Washington's exhibition game Monday night... more »
August 19, 2013 10:33 PM
BATON ROUGE- There are few implications in the Capital City region from government cuts that are forcing thousands of children out of Head Start programs this school year.
The federal government says 57,265 fewer children across the country will participate because of automatic cuts put in place after Congress... more »