DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The two winning Mega Millions tickets were sold in California and Georgia, lottery officials said Wednesday. The $636 million jackpot was the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.
One ticket was sold in San Jose, Calif., California Lottery spokesman Alex Traverso said. The other was sold in Georgia, but Mega Millions' lead director Paula Otto said early Wednesday morning that she didn't yet know in which city it had been sold. Otto, who is also the Virginia Lottery's executive director, said $336 million in tickets were sold for Tuesday's drawing - they had projected $319 million.
A man is dead after being shot several times Tuesday morning and police are searching for his killer.
The Baton Rouge Police Department said Timothy Pena, 20, of Denham Springs, was found injured on Sycamore Street in Baton Rouge around 10:30 a.m.
Sycamore runs between Plank Road and North Foster Drive, just north of Evangeline Street.
Investigators said the victim was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his upper torso.
Pena was taken to an area hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
Detectives do not yet have a suspect or motive in the shooting.
Anyone with information that could help them solve this murder is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.
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The prosecution in the federal trial of former Alcohol and Tobacco Control Commissioner Murphy Painter rested its case Tuesday and the defense called its first witness to the stand.
Just prior to calling the law enforcement expert to the stand, defense attorneys asked the judge to throw out all 32 charges against Painter. The defense argued the state did not produce evidence beyond a reasonable doubt. Judge James Brady said he would wait to rule on the request.
To this day, I'm not sure how he was even able to breathe, much less kick a football. It's hard to imagine more pressure on a single human being, than the immeasurable weight placed on one Garrett Hartley the night of January 24, 2010.
The FOX television broadcast captured those unforgettable shots of an eerily desolate Bourbon Street in New Orleans' French Quarter, as Saints fans jammed into the bars awaiting this moment of truth. For over 40 years, the franchise had existed.
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BATON ROUGE – The No. 12 LSU women's basketball team used a balanced scoring attack as seven players collected five-plus points, and the Lady Tigers secured a convincing 69-46 victory over Florida Gulf Coast Tuesday at the Maravich Center.
LSU (9-1) extended its winning streak to seven games and has notched six of its nine victories on the season by double digits. In the process, the Lady Tigers also avenged a 76-70 road setback to Florida Gulf Coast (5-4) from last season.
RUSTON, La. (AP) - Raheem Appleby scored 23 points on Tuesday night, including three 3-pointers, and Louisiana Tech beat McNeese State 64-50.
The lead changed hands four times until Kenneth Smith made a layup at 8:09 in the first half to put Louisiana Tech (9-3-) up 22-21. Appleby hit a 3-pointer and a dunk to make it 27-23, then hit a jumper with 3 seconds to go and Louisiana Tech led 39-30 at halftime. Appleby, the team's leading scorer with an average of 16.1 points per game, had 19 points in the half.
Lousiana Tech went on a 9-1 run to open the second half, then pulled away, getting good penetration into the paint - Michale Kyser made two dunks and Cordarius Johnson threw one down.
Kyser scored 14 points and the Bulldogs outshot McNeese State (2-8) 38.3 percent from the field to 33.3 percent.
Ledrick Eackles led the Cowboys with 11 points.
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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Shawn Long was perfect from the floor, hitting all 12 of his shots, totaling a career-high 30 points to lead Louisiana-Lafayette to a dominating 103-69 victory over Division III Centenary Tuesday night.
Four other Louisiana-Lafayette (8-3) players were in double figures as Kasey Shepherd had 19, making 7 of 9 field goals, Elfrid Payton had 15, Kevin Brown 11 and Vieux Kande 10.
The Ragin' Cajuns were hot from the floor, hitting 39 of 61 shots.
NEW ORLEANS - An Orleans Parish grand jury indicted a woman for perjury Dec. 11 in the Brianna Allen and Shawana Pierce murder investigations.
Police said "Mariza" Perkins lied to the grand jury and detectives about her involvement in the case.
Last year, 5-year-old Brianna was killed when gunmen opened fire at a central city birthday party. A stray bullet hit and killed 33-year-old Pierce as she was driving through the neighborhood.
NEW ORLEANS - Flanked by key members of the criminal justice system in New Orleans Tuesday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu touted results in reducing the murder rate.
"In the first 11 months of this year, we have the fewest number of murders in the city of New Orleans that we have had in 40 years," he said. "That is measurable progress. It is good progress. It is something to be aware of, but it is not something to be comfortable with.
Chris Seals tried to make sense of the news surrounding the arrest of his neighbor on Willow Creek Street in Zachary.
"Shocking don't know what's going on next door to you," said Seals.
Police responded to the home of Mark Allen Taylor on December 11, after his landlord called concerned there may be damage to the property. Zachary Police Chief David McDavid said what officers found at the residence led them to put Taylor in handcuffs.