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."
Your iPad could be causing you serious sleep problems and you may not know it especially if you watch movies or surf the web on your tablet before bedtime.
A study by the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in upstate New York says under regular conditions, the hormone melatonin signals the body that it is night and helps make you drowsy and you fall asleep.
However the research shows that an iPad set at maximum brightness for at least two hours suppresses the normal night-time release of melatonin which is a crucial hormone in the body's clock, also known as the circadian system in effect delaying your sleep.
Longterm, over many years, it could lead to a disruption of the circadian system and result in serious health complications, according to the study published in Scientific American.
The scientists expressed hope that the next generation of tablets will be more 'circadian friendly.' One possible answer is adding a feature that would allow the user to switch to white text on a black screen at night so as to limit the exposure to light.
In the meantime, tablet users are advised to turn down the brightness on their devices before bed, or better yet, turn them off altogether.
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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