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'Death-qualified' juror search slows Boston Marathon, Denver theater trials

Sunday, 25 January 2015 09:14
BOSTON (AP) -- One prospective juror was brutally frank when asked whether he could consider a sentence of life in prison for the man accused of
Woman robbed at gunpoint on St. Charles Avenue Saturday night, NOPD says
Sunday, 25 January 2015 09:14
A woman was robbed at gunpoint on St. Charles Avenue Saturday (Jan. 24) evening, police said. According to preliminary police reports, the woman, 28, was walking
WATCH: Bobby Jindal Wants a Federal Marriage Amendment Too
Sunday, 25 January 2015 09:07
Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal is already looking for a "plan B" in case his state's ban on same-sex marriage is struck down by a federal court, and it involves amending the U.S. Constitution. Responding to a question from George Stephanopolous on ABC's This Week about the fate of Louisiana's voter-approved marriage ban, Jindal pointed to a fellow far-right Republican who recently proposed drastic measures to stop the legal advance of marriage equality.
Shreveport man found guilty in deadly shooting through victim's front door
Sunday, 25 January 2015 09:04
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Cordelro Lensey has been found guilty of second degree murder in the 2012 shooting death of Jason Williams. Lensey, 22, was accused of shooting Williams, 32, multiple times inside a home in the 4000 block of Virginia Avenue on the night of September 12, 2012. Lensey was one of 2 men who were caught on surveillance video trying to force their way in the home before shooting through the front door,…
Ava DuVernay, David Oyelowo to reunite on Hurricane Katrina drama
Sunday, 25 January 2015 08:42
After delving into the civil rights movement in "Selma," filmmaker Ava DuVernay and star David Oyelowo are looking to reunite for a drama set against the backdrop of Hurricane Katrina.lRelated MOVIES'Selma's' Ava DuVernay walks in King's footstepsSee all related 8 DuVernay is on board to write, direct and produce a story of love and murder that takes place during the historic 2005 storm, Participant Media announced Monday, and Oyelowo is in negotiations to star and…
Expert witness testifies to BP's 'extraordinarily effective' oil spill response
Sunday, 25 January 2015 08:28
BP conducted an "extraordinarily effective response" to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, rapidly mobilizing people, equipment and a wide range of cleanup measures to prevent oil from washing ashore, an oil spill response expert testified Monday. Retired U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Frank Paskewich was the first witness called by BP in the civil trial over the oil spill, which started Jan.
Walt Handelsman: The Benson Saga
Sunday, 25 January 2015 08:26
Walt Handelsman is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and animator whose work appears in The Advocate four days a week. Follow this link to the cartoon.
Broken pipe on cruise ship causes cancellations, delays
Sunday, 25 January 2015 08:01
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A broken water pipe flooded some electrical equipment and caused a delay in departure for a cruise ship slated to leave New Orleans. Royal Caribbean International said Saturday it happened on the Serenade of the Seas. The cruise line said the ship's critical systems, including navigation, were operational. But some areas - including the main theater and medical facility - were without power. The company said some state rooms were affected…
BP Witness Calls Spill Response Extraordinary at Fines Trial
Sunday, 25 January 2015 07:58
BP Plc (BP/) “conducted an extraordinarilyeffective response” to the 2010 Gulf of Mexicooil spill, thecompany’s first witness testified Monday as the oil producersought to minimize potential pollution fines. BP immediately mobilized people and equipment and recoveredspilled oil at the highest-ever rate, retired Coast GuardCaptain Frank Paskewich told U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier inNew Orleans federal court.
Jury selection under way in Braveheart animal cruelty trial
Sunday, 25 January 2015 07:49
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Jury selection has begun in the trial of a Shreveport man accused of leaving a starving pit bull puppy chained up inside a local storage facility shed. Gabriel Lee, 31, is charged with felony aggravated cruelty to animals. The 4-month-old pit bull, known as Braveheart, was found chained inside the unit in the 2900 block of Youree Drive in September 2013.

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