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  • Venus Williams will play at Wimbledon

    June 30, 2017 12:11 PM

    LONDON - Venus Williams' publicist tells The Associated Press the five-time Wimbledon champion will play at the tournament after a police report emerged in Florida saying the tennis star caused a car crash that led to the death of a passenger in another vehicle. Stephanie Jones says in... more »
  • Serena Williams wins record 23rd major with win over Venus

    January 28, 2017 11:17 AM

    MELBOURNE, Australia - Serena Williams has won her record 23rd Grand Slam singles title with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over her older sister Venus in Saturday's Australian Open final. With her record seventh Australian title, the 35-year-old Williams moved ahead of Steffi Graf for the most major titles in the... more »
  • Serena Williams announces engagement on Reddit

    December 29, 2016 4:08 PM

    Tennis great Serena Williams is tying the knot. Williams announced her engagement to Alexis Ohanian on Thursday, posting a poem on Reddit that she accepted the proposal of the social news website's co-founder. Williams' agent, Jill Smoller, confirmed the engagement in an email to The Associated Press. Ohanian wrote on... more »
  • Ponchatoula man turns himself in after allegedly killing ex-wife

    October 26, 2016 11:58 AM

    HAMMOND – A Ponchatoula man has been charged with second-degree murder after deputies say he shot his ex-wife in the head outside her Hammond home earlier this week. The shooting happened around 8:44 a.m. Tuesday on Artie Road in Hammond. Sheriff Daniel Edwards said residents reported hearing gunshots, seeing... more »
  • Polar opposites vying for late Rep. Williams seat Play Video

    September 1, 2015 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two women on the East Baton Rouge Metro Council going head-to-head for the late Representative Alfred Williams' District 61 House seat. C. Denise Marcelle and Donna Collins Lewis, both Democrats, are considered polar opposites in their styles. Marcelle is known for taking strong stands on issues... more »
  • Funeral services held Monday for area legislator Play Video

    August 10, 2015 7:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Grief-stricken family members clung to one another Monday as Rep. Alfred Williams' casket was wheeled out of a North Baton church. About 500 people attended the service, including state lawmakers and city-parish officials. Williams, 64, died of complications from knee surgery last week. He was a... more »
  • Williams wins Wimbeldon, secures Serena Slam

    July 11, 2015 1:14 PM

    LONDON - When her opponent's final shot sailed out, Serena Williams wasn't sure whether the match was over or not. It took a few seconds before the realization sunk in - not only had she won her sixth Wimbledon title, but her bid for another "Serena Slam" was complete. Williams... more »
  • Potential redistricting of BR judges based on race Play Video

    May 27, 2015 7:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - White voters in Baton Rouge have disproportionate influence in city court judge elections. Of the five available seats, three of the judges are elected from majority white district even though Baton Rouge is 60 percent African-American. So state lawmakers are working to change that. Wednesday, the... more »
  • Serena Williams out of China Open with injury

    October 3, 2014 2:04 AM

    BEIJING, China - Defending champion Serena Williams has pulled out of the China Open with a left knee injury. The top-ranked Williams had been due to face Australian Samantha Stosur in the quarterfinals on Friday. Playing with strapping on her knee, the American beat Lucie Safarova 6-1, 1-6, 6-2 in... more »
  • Man sought for deadly Baton Rouge shooting

    January 17, 2013 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of a man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting this morning in Baton Rouge. Police said Deaundre Williams, 20, is wanted for murder and attempted murder after the shooting in the 1800 block of 71st Street just before 2 a.m. ... more »

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