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."
Thursday's explosion in Geismar brought Zach Green's hopes, dreams and goals to a screeching halt. Now the 29-year-old's loved ones are trying to figure out how to move forward.
"He'd do anything for you, give you the shirt off his back. He had a great smile, the type that would light up a room," says longtime friend Erin Lyon, who played soccer with Green since the two were just 12-years-old.
"He was able to pull off things that nobody else would be able to make happen. It didn't make sense that it would work. But because of his demeanor and confidence it worked," says Nick Green, Zach's younger brother.
As soon as Nick Green heard about the fire Thursday, he knew his brother would be close to danger. "If he wasn't killed in the initial explosion, he would have been there fighting the fire. That was his job," says the 26-year-old.
Green heard the devastating news about his brother shortly after he arrived at the Lamar-Dixon Center Thursday, unable to sit at work and wait for answers any longer.
Now, Nick is coping with his brother's loss by focusing on doing what's best for the wife and 7-year-old daughter Zach Green leaves behind.
"He finally got to have one of his dreams come true - he got to be a soccer dad. She got old enough to play soccer. This past season her team made it to the finals and he was so excited," Nick Green tearfully recalls.
Green says his young niece is having trouble understanding why her father isn't coming home.
"From the moment he saw his daughter, it changed his life. That's all he wanted to be was the best dad," says Green.
Zach Green's friends and family say life will never be the same, but they're vowing to ensure his legacy lives on.
That effort starts Saturday at Ponchatoula High School, where at 10:00 a.m., friends and family will host a memorial soccer game in Green's honor. Zach's friends will play for him, and they're inviting the public to come and watch.
"We just want to be surrounded by friends and family. That's what it is about, to have friends and family here," says Nick Green.
No funeral arrangements had been set as of Friday. Plans for a scholarship fund benefiting Green's young daughter are in the works.
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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