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Police are looking for a man who allegedly tried to kidnap a Shreveport woman Wednesday afternoon as she was taking out the trash.

About 2:30 p.m., police received a call from a woman who an unknown male grabbed her outside her home in the 200 block of Naomi Street. The man attempted to drag her behind a house, but she was able to fight him off.

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Gov. Bobby Jindal accuses the federal government of hijacking the Common Core educational standards, so Jindal is swinging hard at the Obama Administration.

On Wednesday Jindal filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the U.S. Education Department is violating the constitution.

"There's well-established federal law that the federal government has no place, no role in dictating curriculum decisions that should be made by local communities," said the governor.

Cat lovers, bird watchers tussle
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 22:49
Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --Companion Animal Alliance executive director Beth Brewster, left and Crystel Slaughter, CAA Board Director, argue in favor of a proposed ordinance allowing animal shelter officials to capture strays, neuter them, then put them back in the neighborhood, speak during a regular meeting of the East Baton Rouge Metro Council Wednesday. The Council voted to defer the issue for two weeks.
Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --Companion Animal Alliance executive director Beth Brewster, left and Crystel Slaughter, CAA Board Director, argue in favor of a proposed ordinance allowing animal shelter officials to capture strays, neuter them, then put them back in the neighborhood, speak during a regular meeting of the East Baton Rouge Metro Council Wednesday.
Deputy kills man aiming gun
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 22:49

Advocate staff report

ALBANY — A Livingston Parish sheriff’s deputy on Wednesday shot and killed a man who threatened to kill himself and brandished a handgun at authorities near Albany, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responding to an attempted suicide at 3 p.m.

A fifth suspect in this month’s mass shooting in the Lower 9th Ward is behind bars.

Michael Finnie is suspected of driving the getaway car used in the shooting that killed two and injured five others.

Police arrested Finnie, 34, Wednesday morning at a home in the 3500 block of Kings Drive in Chalmette. He was booked on two counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted first-degree murder.

The shooting, which happened Aug. 10 in the 5400 block of Burgundy Street, killed 16-year-old Jasmine Anderson and 33-year-old Terrance McBride, who police have said was the intended target.

Possible second U.S. jihadist killed in Syria
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 22:48

The United States was investigating Wednesday news reports that a second American was killed recently fighting for an Islamist extremist group in Syria.

"We have seen those reports. We're looking into it but we don't have any independent confirmation at this point in time," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters.

US officials on Tuesday confirmed that American Douglas McCain, 33, was killed in Syria fighting for the Islamic State, which aims to establish a Muslim caliphate in the Middle East.

The second semi-annual New Orleans Track Club (NOTC) Cross Country Event drew 245 runners to the new high school course on Wednesday night.

The two

New York -- Last night Serena Williams faced a tough youngster in Taylor Townsend. She prevailed 6-3, 6-1. After the match, we recovered the shoulder and

The 2014 prep football season gets underway the first week of September, and NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune have all of the preview content you need for

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