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."
A fisherman off the coast of Bonita Springs, Florida thinks he has a pretty nice catch. As he reels in a four-foot shark, his catch is stolen by an even bigger fish. A massive grouper pulls the sharkmore>>
A massive grouper steals a four-foot shark from a fisherman's line off the coast of Florida.more>>
After several rainy and stormy periods over the weekend, we are going to see more breaks for additional sunshine and a daily rain chance all this week. We are currently on the dry-side of an upper disturbance,more>>
We still have a chance, albeit a very slight chance, to see a cooling shower here and there today, but probably less than 20 percent. more>>
Transportation leaders break ground on a project designed to prevent crossover crashes on I-10. The work will start in the next few weeks on the stretch of I-10 between Paris Road and the Twin Spans. Themore>>
Transportation leaders break ground on a project designed to prevent crossover crashes on I-10.more>>
New Orleans, La - Two thousand people will compete in an Ironman Triathlon Sunday in New Orleans and race organizers say there are a few changes to the event after the bombings in Boston earlier this week.
At Armstrong Park, organizers of the Ironman Triathlon spent Saturday setting up barricades and tents in preparation for the two thousand athletes who will finish their competition there.
The race starts at South Shore Harbor with a swim in Lake Pontchartrain. Alongside the athletes will be a number of jet skis...manned by employees of a private company that trains law enforcement officials. Race organizer Bill Burke has also arranged for more NOPD officers and state troopers to patrol the route on motorcycles. "Motorcycles are something that can get in and out very easily," Burke commented.
Burke made adjustments to his course after the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Just hours after the attack, he was in contact with the local Office of Homeland Security to brainstorm every possible scenario that could occur in New Orleans.
Burke recalls, "Let's make sure everybody knows, what's going to happen if "this" happens, what do we do if "that" happens, what ability do we have to stop the race cause it's not that easy to do that."
The race organizer remains optimistic that those emergency contingency plans won't be needed. In fact, athletes we spoke to at South Shore Harbor say they're confident they'll be safe during tomorrow's competition. Many say they've already noticed an increase in security.
"They've done a really good job of making sure that each of the racers, you know, we have our bands, we have just tickets for friends who are going to be helping us out. I think they've got it covered," said Monica Graves.
Bill Burke says despite all of the additional planning he's done this week to make his participants safe, it'll be a nerve-wracking day for him, until each athlete crosses the finish line, and the event is over.
And those two thousand athletes will remember the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings by participating in a moment of silence before their race begins Sunday morning.
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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