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  • 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 »
  • LeBron wins AP Male Athlete of the Year

    December 26, 2013 10:38 AM

    MIAMI, Fl. - LeBron James of the Miami Heat is The Associated Press' 2013 Male Athlete of the Year, becoming the third basketball player to capture the award in its 83-year history. James received 31 of the 96 votes cast in a polling of news organizations. Peyton Manning got 20... more »
  • Jail releases mug shot of LSU baseball signee

    July 26, 2013 12:35 AM

    BARTOW COUNTY, Ga.- The sheriff of this county, north of Atlanta, released the booking photo, or more infamously known as "mug shot," of LSU baseball signee Dylan Cade Williams. Williams, of Rydal, Ga., was booked Tuesday on counts of possession with intent to distribute Schedule 1 drugs, trafficking Ecstasy,... more »
  • LSU baseball signee arrested in Georgia

    July 25, 2013 11:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities in Georgia say a signee with the LSU baseball team is one of seven men arrested on drug charges. Bartow County deputies say Dylan Cade Williams, of Rydal, Ga., was booked Tuesday on counts of possession with intent to distribute Schedule 1 drugs, trafficking Ecstasy, and... more »
  • Dice game argument leads to deadly shooting

    June 10, 2013 11:33 AM

    BAKER - Police say an argument over a dice game led to one man shooting and killing another. 33-year-old Frank Johnson was arrested in the shooting death of James Williams and charged with murder. Police says several men were shooting dice when an argument started over money. ... more »
  • Robson beats Venus, faces Serena next in Rome

    May 13, 2013 10:53 AM

    ROME - Laura Robson overcame strong winds to beat Venus Williams 6-3, 6-2 at the Italian Open on Monday and set up a second-round match with top-ranked Serena Williams. Both players struggled with the wind at the Foro Italico, with Robson hitting eight double-faults and Venus six, although Venus' errors... more »
  • Arrest made in Hammond murder

    May 6, 2013 11:39 AM

    HAMMOND - Police in Hammond arrested a man in connection with a shooting and murder which happened Friday. Investigators arrested 27-year-old Travis Whigham on charges of first degree murder and first degree attempted murder. Two men were shot outside of their apartment on Highway 190 in Hammond on... more »
  • Former employee arrested for jewelry store theft

    April 26, 2013 11:11 AM

    KENNER - Police have arrested a former employee of a Kenner jewelry store accused of stealing more than $22,000 worth jewelry. A Kenner police spokesman tells The Times-Picayune 23-year-old Darius Williams was booked Wednesday with theft of $1,500 or more. The jewelry store contacted authorities in last August after they... more »
  • Teen gets 20 years in mall shooting after guilty plea

    January 22, 2013 3:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge teen received a two-decade sentence today after pleading guilty to attempted murder charges in connection with a shooting at the Mall of Louisiana last year. Johnny Williams, who was 17 when the shooting happened last, received the 20-year sentence for charges of attempted... 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 »
  • Serena withdraws from match after surgery

    December 19, 2012 10:41 AM

    BANGKOK - Serena Williams has had surgery on her big toes, and has withdrawn from an exhibition match against top-ranked Victoria Azarenka in Thailand this month. A medical certificate from Florida podiatrist Jeffrey Rockefeller says Williams "was treated for a chronic foot disorder which involved minor procedures on both of... more »
  • Woman arrested for arson and fraud, wanted breast implants Play Video

    September 27, 2012 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators say 23-year-old Amanda Perkins wanted a breast augmentation. Instead she was arrested for two counts of arson with the intent to defraud and simple arson. Her arrest warrant says Williams admitted to setting her car on fire, and described how she did it. ... more »
  • Shelley Street shooting victim dies

    August 16, 2012 4:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A 22-year-old man shot in the head Tuesday night in Baton Rouge has died. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs of the Baton Rouge Police Department identified Dandre Robertson as the victim. Lee Michael Williams, 24, was arrested in connection with the shooting. Police say Williams shot Robertson in... more »
  • Venus Williams advances at Olympics

    July 30, 2012 10:57 AM

    WIMBLEDON, England - Venus Williams began her bid for a record fourth gold medal in Olympic tennis Monday by beating Sara Errani of Italy, 6-3, 6-1. Williams was in fine form on the Wimbledon grass, where she has won five of her seven Grand Slam titles. Roger Federer made only... more »
  • Williams sisters earn 2 doubles wins at Wimbledon

    July 4, 2012 4:20 PM

    WIMBLEDON, England - Serena Williams had to earn two doubles victories with older sister Venus at Wimbledon on Wednesday, a day before her singles semifinal against Victoria Azarenka. The Williams sisters were finally able to complete their second-round match against Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova that started on Saturday but... more »
  • Sharapova and Williams win

    June 28, 2012 10:59 AM

    WIMBLEDON, England - Women's top-seed Maria Sharapova has advanced at Wimbledon. The reigning French Open champion defeated Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova, 7-6, 6-7, 6-0. The world No. 1 has won 15 of her last 16 Grand Slam matches. Sixth-seed Serena Williams, a four-time winner at Wimbledon, was also a winner today.... more »
  • Baker woman charged in shooting death

    April 26, 2012 6:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baker woman has been indicted in the January shooting death of another woman. An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury charged 38-year-old Kolande Williams with second-degree murder Wednesday in the death of 31-year-old Kimberly Stewart. A second-degree murder conviction carries a mandatory sentence of... more »
  • Williams meeting with NFL officials

    March 5, 2012 10:50 AM

    NEW YORK - Former Saints Defensive Coordinator Gregg Williams is meeting today with NFL investigators in New York. Williams has admitted and apologized for running a bounty pool of up to $50,000 over the last three seasons. Some of the Saints players were rewarded thousand-dollar payoffs for knocking... more »
  • Bar owner loses license over drug conviction

    December 19, 2011 4:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A felony conviction for narcotics has cost a Clayton, La., bar owner her liquor license. The Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control has revoked the state liquor permit issued to Frances Mae Williams, owner of Club 65. Williams recently received a narcotics-related felony conviction and no... more »
  • Report: Serena Willams has pulmonary embolism

    March 2, 2011 3:07 PM

    NEW YORK - People magazine is reporting that tennis star Serena Williams has undergone surgery for a pulmonary embolism. Spokeswoman Nicole Chabot tells the magazine that the blood clot in Williams' lungs was discovered last week, and that she had "emergency treatment (Monday) for a hematoma she suffered as... more »
  • Doug Williams returning to coach Grambling

    February 21, 2011 2:18 PM

    Doug Williams is returning to Grambling State University. Williams is leaving his post as general manager for the United Football League's Virginia Destroyers, to coach at Grambling for a second time, that's according to UFL officials. Williams will now have a chance to coach his son D.J., who... more »
  • Restaurant shooting lands two in hospital

    December 11, 2010 7:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two people are recovering from gunshot wounds after gunfire broke out at a local Cajun restaurant in Baton Rouge. It happened in the parking lot of Brunet's Cajun restaurant on South Flannery near Florida Boulevard. Police say Harvey E. Williams, Jr., 63, of Baton Rouge, shot... more »
  • Baker judge files suit in records request dispute

    November 12, 2010 12:15 PM

    BAKER – Kirk Williams, the city court judge who made headlines after recording a scuffle with another city official, has filed suit against the city of Baker demanding that they allow him to view public records he had asked to see in September. Mayor Harold Rideau and the city are... more »
  • Lee Roy Williams pleads guilty to four murders

    November 9, 2010 4:40 PM

    LAKE CHARLES – The man accused of brutally killing four people in Lake Charles and then fleeing to Baton Rouge pleaded guilty and was sentenced today. 51-year-old Lee Roy Williams was given four life sentences for first-degree murder in district court today, which will run consecutively. District Attorney John DeRosier... more »
  • Man gets life in fruit stand shooting

    August 12, 2010 11:07 AM

    Derrick Williams, 28, will spend the rest of his life in prison after agreeing to a plea deal in the shooting of Alfred Mequet, 71, in October of 2007. Court documents claim Williams sneaked up on Mequet, who was working security at a local fruit stand, stole his gun... more »
  • Hornets welcome three new coaches

    June 30, 2010 12:58 PM

    New Orleans Hornets head coach Monty Williams introduced three new coaches in his staff on Wednesday. He'll share the bench with Mike Malone, Bryan Gates, and James Borrego. Malone joins the Hornets after spending five years with the Cleveland Cavaliers, each of which the Cavs made the playoffs. ... more »

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