BOYCE, La. (AP) - A woman and her boyfriend are accused of severely injuring the woman's 2-year-old, and the toddler's juvenile babysitter is accused of sexually abusing the child. The Town Talk says the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office announced that the 25-year-old mother and her 31-year-old boyfriend, of Boyce, were arrested April 17 on charges including second-degree cruelty to a juvenile. The child's babysitter is charged with sexual battery.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A new memorial is opening to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, aims to teach about America's past in hope of promoting understanding and healing. It includes a museum that tells the story of race from slavery to mass incarceration. Relatives can see the memorial in advance, and Josephine Bolling McCall is anxious for the preview. Her father is included as the victim of a lynching in Alabama in 1947.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans police chief says a man shot and injured five people, including an officer. Police Superintendent Michael Harrison tells news outlets 25-year-old Charles Williams' "crime spree" Sunday stemmed from a domestic dispute. Police say one person was shot in the face and had been in surgery and three others shot were hospitalized in stable condition.
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Authorities say a Louisiana man has been sentenced to six months in prison for selling a stolen black rhinoceros horn. U.S. District Judge Donald Walter also on Tuesday sentenced 31-year-old Patrick Dylan Drawl, of Lake Charles, to one year of supervised release after his prison term ends. Drawl pleaded guilty in December to violating the federal Lacey Act.
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