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Woman sues ex-officers in park sex case

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 16:01

Three now-former Baton Rouge police officers already facing criminal charges stemming from an incident last year involving a woman and an alleged sex act at a local park are now defendants in a civil lawsuit filed by the woman.

Her attorney, Carl Babin, confirmed Wednesday the suit was filed under seal a day earlier and assigned to state District Judge Wilson Fields. Babin said he could not discuss the suit.

Online East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court records show the three ex-officers — Isaac M.

There's still a game to be played this NFL season as New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson's ownership transfer to his wife Gayle hits the courts.

DENVER -- Tourists who fly to Colorado, home of legal pot, can forget about buying souvenir boxer shorts, socks or sandals with a marijuana leaf on

Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson's daughter and grandchildren Wednesday again asked a judge to order a psychological evaluation of the 87-year-old billionaire. The new court

Authorities seized more than 7 pounds of marijuana and 74 plants on Monday after raiding a grow house at a Metairie residence. Members of the West

Story highlights
  • A Texas judge denied the second attempt by Rick Perry's attorneys to have the felony charges against him thrown out
  • Perry pledged to continue to fight the charges, which he said "amounts to the criminalization of politics"
  • He said he's moving forward with a potential presidential bid, despite the charges

(CNN)Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry again asserted his innocence in the felony abuse-of-power case against him Wednesday and pledged to fight the charges, despite a Texas judge's refusal to dismiss the case this week.

Washington (CNN)It's a tale almost too "this town" even for Washington.

A man -- a government intelligence agency employee, no less -- took to the top of his G Street building late at night to show off his drone to a female companion. He had been drinking. It crashed. On the White House grounds.

At least that's the story that's emerged from the latest details revealed by law enforcement regarding the incident that occurred on Monday.

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  • Cat that was presumed dead and buried by owner is found alive
  • Bart is recovering from surgery to have his jaw wired shut and left eye removed
  • The scrappy pet has been nicknamed "zombie cat" on social media

(CNN)It's like a plot line ripped from the scripts of "The Walking Dead" -- if the show's cast were made up of cats and took place in Florida.

A Tampa, Florida, cat found seemingly dead after he was hit by a car showed up alive in a neighbor's yard five days after he was buried.

Christmas tree caused Annapolis mansion fire
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 15:59
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  • Four children and their grandparents died in fire at Annapolis mansion
  • Technology executive Don Pyle owned the house

(CNN)An electrical failure ignited a dry,15-foot-tall Christmas tree in a January 19 fire that destroyed an Annapolis, Maryland, mansion, killing four children and their grandparents, Anne Arundel County fire officials said Wednesday.

Technology executive Don Pyle; his wife, Sandra; and four grandchildren died in what ATF agent Bill McMullan called "a tragic accident that occurred at the worst possible time.

A backlash is brewing on the campus of the University of Virginia, where sorority women have been asked to skip fraternity parties this weekend to protect their "safety and well-being."

In a Jan. 20 letter to 16 UVA sororities, national sorority leaders encouraged members not to participate in activities related to "men's bid night" on Saturday and to instead plan alternative "sisterhood events" with 100 percent participation. The letter prompted angry responses from students who felt the request treated them as untrustworthy and undermined efforts to reduce the threat of sexual violence.

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