BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police are investigating a former employee of the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center on felony theft charges. Police says the former center's director of facilities allegedlymore>>
Baton Rouge police are investigating a former employee of the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center on felony theft charges.more>>
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly shooting in Marrero. The incident happened around 6:45 a.m. Thursday in the 6600 block of 14th Street. Officers arriving on the scenemore>>
Police have identified the victim in Thursday's deadly shooting in Marrero. Police say Terry Holden, 47, was shot and killed Thursday morning.more>>
Boyz II Men have canceled Sunday's show in New Orleans for "unforeseen circumstances." The group was scheduled to play August 24 at Champions Square along with Keith Sweat and En Vogue. A press releasedmore>>
Boyz II Men have canceled Sunday's show in New Orleans for "unforeseen circumstances."
Christmas Eve has always held a certain and unshakable mystique for me.
Ever since I was a little kid – I guess for all the predictable reasons: Presents, family, frost on the windows, presents, all those maudlin Christmas carols on the radio... and presents.
Relocating to the South – as I did almost three decades ago – changed things dramatically, of course, particularly concerning that "frost on the windows" thing.
This isn't the first year I haven't had my mind as comfortably wrapped around the holiday as I would like, but it's not just the weather, which, well... is a little too balmy for my tastes.
It's more of a general feeling I get, that – despite the church bells ringing and decorations everywhere – that Peace on Earth/Joy to the World thing just isn't taking hold like in years past.
No doubt, the events in Newtown, Connecticut, have lent the holidays an unspeakable sorrow, and the subsequent political fallout and fury has made for more Grinches on my TV screen than I would ever care to grapple with this time of year.
It can be hard to stake out your own sense of peace in the world when everyone around you is at each other's throats.
Sometimes I feel like Charlie Brown in that Peanuts Christmas special on TV, waiting for Linus to show up and explain to me the true meaning of Christmas.
I want to believe that life is a Charlie Brown Christmas tree; that all it needs is a little love to stand tall and on its own, unafraid and unashamed.
I thank God I have my own kids now to force me to turn my cynical, contrarian heart over to the wonder and magic that fills their heads on this hallowed eve.
They are the security blanket under my faltering tree.
However you find your own mojo this time of year, I hope it holds you fast and safe.
Investigators say an Algiers man shot and killed a masked robber who held him and his wife at gunpoint. The incident happened just before 10 p.m. Wednesday in the 1800 block of West Homestead Drive. Policemore>>
Investigators say an Algiers man shot and killed a masked gunman who attempted to rob him and his wife at their home.more>>
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The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on bymore>>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.more>>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident. As a car switches lanes, a motorcyclist slams into the vehicle's rear bumper. The motorcyclists is launched into the air, flips andmore>>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident.more>>
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