NEW YORK — The warning came just moments too late: A man who had shot his ex-girlfriend a few hours earlier had traveled to New York City and vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.
HONOLULU — The United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back onto its list of state sponsors of terrorism, President Barack Obama said as the U.S. decides how to respond to the cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment that law enforcement has blamed on the communist nation.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Thousands of members of Nigeria's home-grown Islamic extremist Boko Haram group strike across the border in Cameroon, with coordinated attacks on border towns, a troop convoy and a major barracks.
For years, Kalan Martinez' grandmother, mother and aunts sat around the kitchen table in the days leading up to Christmas making the family's traditional holiday tamales. [...] he tweaked the original recipe here and there until his father – owner of the popular Mid-County joint – took a bite, finished the tamale and grabbed another one. Seven year […]
Marie Richard, who worked for The Enterprise for 50 years and still volunteers to collect donations, said that "a miracle" could happen and the $29,070 needed to make the goal could be raised by Christmas. E.J., the toothless toddler in the footie pajamas, was born in 1982 and became the charity's lovable mascot. [...] he's looked into hi […]
Beaumont police on Friday identified two brothers who were found dead by a family member on Thursday in a wooded area behind a house in the 3300 block of Concord Road. "The behavior and conversations of the two brothers during the past weeks appears to indicate their intention to commit suicide," Flores said.
The former Port Neches-Groves and Lamar star golfer toured the facility on a school field trip when he was 10 or 11. The PGA Tour pro becomes only the fourth golfer from Southeast Texas inducted into the hall of fame. Stroud joins Port Arthur natives Babe Didrikson Zaharias and Marty Fleckman and Beaumont's Bruce Lietzke as golf inductees.
A robber posed as a holiday shopper before passing a threatening note to a teller and fleeing with cash early Sunday morning from a bank inside a Kroger grocery on the east side of Houston, police said. Photographs were released showing a man pushing a grocery cart filled with items, as he surveyed the grocery store at 12620 Woodforest before abandoning the […]
Shot victim wrecks on way to help Elizabeth DeGrie Leader photo by T. SCOTT BOATRIGHT Pictured are officers investigating the crash on U.S. Highway 80 on Saturday afternoon. A gunshot victim was reportedly driving himself to the hospital when he crashed into a mobile home on West California Avenue on Saturday afternoon. Investigations into the incident led t […]
RFD offers firework tips Jessica Darden Fireworks are a big part of celebrating the New Year, but residents are urged to use caution. Ruston Fire Department Public Education Officer Eric Brazzel said while fireworks are not allowed in the city limits of Ruston, those outside the city limits should be careful. “Make sure to point fireworks in a safe direction […]
Jessica Darden Leader photo by JESSICA DARDEN The LPDC fencing project is underway, but it could be stalled through mid-January because contractors are waiting on parts to continue construction. While passersby can visually see the first phase of new fencing going up at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center, it may be a while before everything is up and runnin […]
Leader News Service Submitted photo Symbolizing the wonder and light of Christmas, the more than 600 people who attended last year’s service at First Baptist Church of Ruston are pictured fulfilling the person-to-person lighted circle of hope, peace, joy and love. Those looking for a spiritual experience to celebrate the Christmas season will have the opport […]
O.K. Davis Christmas time, holiday cheer, scrumptious food and gathering with friends and loved ones. Nothing like the month of December and this time of the year, is it? Bowl games galore and crunch time nearing for NFL fans (yes that does include the Saints, regardless of how unpredictable they’ve been since the season kicked off. Plus, this added caveate […]
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 06:23:35 GMTRiver Parishes BureauGONZALES — Authorities arrested a Gonzales man on 31 counts of possessing pornography involving juveniles, according to Attorney General Buddy Caldwell. Everett Carter, 55, 12093 Roddy Road, Apt. 2, was arrested Dec. 11 after a joint investigation of the ...
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 05:36:31 GMTAdvocate staff reportArrests posted Dec. 20, 2014, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office website: Austin W. Bennett: 24, of the 9000 block of Highland Road, Baton Rouge. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and speeding 11 to 15. Calbert J...
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 05:36:30 GMTAdvocate staff reportAssumption Parish sheriff’s deputies on Saturday arrested a Bayou L’Ourse man accused of taking his 5-year-old daughter hostage and shooting their family dog. After staying up all night drinking with a friend, Danny Ray Reding fired his .22 caliber revol...
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 05:36:30 GMTAdvocate staff reportAuthorities on Friday arrested a Baton Rouge man accused of attacking his longtime girlfriend in front of her children and later challenging sheriff’s deputies to find him. Carlton Taylor and his girlfriend were arguing at their apartment in the early ho...
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 03:20:26 GMTBy Ben wallace email@example.comA Baton Rouge police officer who resigned after crashing his police car into one of the LSU lakes while taking a woman on a late-night, off-duty ride a few months ago can expect a hefty bill from the Police Department. Byron S. Boudreaux, the former offic...
GAUTIER -- It's a Monday morning at Gautier High School, and three teenage girls are talking about their weekends. Instead of discussing Taylor Swift's latest song or what they posted…Click to Continue »
bisd logo.png Story Attachment: Rodriguez_Agreed_order_to_cancel_the_election_May_2015.pdf BISD election postponed A Jefferson County judge has postponed Beaumont Independent School District’s May 2015 election, approving an agreement between the school district and plaintiffs who fought for the scheduling of the 2015 election in the first place. read more […]
MV5BMjIzNTg4ODM3OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMTk0MjkxMzE@._V1_SX214_AL_.jpg topfive.jpg ‘Top Five’ Starring: Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson Directed by: Chris Rock Rated: R From a comedian who has tried writing and directing a couple of times before (“Head of State,” “I Think I Love My Wife”), this is Chris Rock’s best effort yet. The keen observations of pop culture t […]
Honeybclub.jpg honeyboutside1-copy.jpg For over 20 years, the Honey-B Ham Company, off of Calder, has been serving Southeast Texans some of the best soups, salads and sandwiches for lunch. The old fashioned shop has made a name for itself for not only offering a fast meal with friendly service, but for also having premade meals ready to take home with you o […]
kaiser-brothers-large.jpg Lee-Pelly-copy.jpg Brothers David Lee and Jimmy Kaiser invite Southeast Texans to celebrate the holidays at their 12th annual Kaiser Family Christmas concert on Saturday, Dec. 20, at The Gig with doors opening at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for ages 18 years and older and can be purchased at the door. A little country, a little acoustic […]
ATT_1418605242532_20141214_185920.jpg I have long believed that our attitude greatly determines our level of gratitude. If we spend our time thinking about how many good things we have in our lives, we have little time to dwell on the bad or wrong things. And I suppose this is a well-traveled two-way street. If our attitudes stink, then our levels of gratitu […]
This holiday season, it may be tempting to get a child or loved one a puppy or a kitten, but Bossier City animal advocates recommend that you make sure whoever is getting the gift is ready for that new addition and the long term commitment.
The Kinder Yellow Jackets fell one touchdown shy of repeating as Class 2A state champions earlier this month, but that didn’t stop them from putting together a strong showing on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association all-state team. Senior linebacker Bryce Baker made his second consecutive appearance on the all-state team, but this time managed to pick up […]
McNeese State had the talent to compete with the defending Mid-American Conference regular-season champions on Saturday afternoon, but it did not have the size or depth needed to win. Visiting Toledo took advantage of the void created when McNeese center Austin Lewis had to head to the bench early with foul trouble, pulling away for a 83-69 win at Burton Col […]
You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him watch the game. It is a fitting analogy when you consider Burton Coliseum is filled to the rafters for the rodeo but when it comes to McNeese basketball it looks more like an empty barn. Not to beat a dead horse, but the problem was more of the same Saturday as the Cowboys welcomed their second mid-major […]
How do you joke about the Sony hacking story? After all, it was an attempt at comedy that launched this whole sobering mess. If you're Chris Rock, you joke about it cleverly but carefully. Promoting his new movie "Top Five" this week, he noted an added bonus: "My movie's very Korean-friendly. There are no jokes about North Korea in […]
The first thing you notice when you sit down to talk with Santa Claus is just how busy the jolly St. Nick really is. This from a guy who has children of all ages and sizes sitting on his lap for the better part of a month, wearing out a spot on his bright red suit. While some tug on his beard, others pull at his hat and a few of the youngest begin to cry wil […]
BATON ROUGE -- City police are asking the public to help find a 4-year-old who went missing yesterday afternoon.Jassiah Clark was not reported missing to police until more than 10 hours after the last time the boy was last seen around 12:30 pm Saturday.He was last seen near his home in the 5600 block of Robertson Avenue wearing grey Levi shorts, Hornets Jack […]
NEW YORK - Two New York police officers are dead after an ambush shooting Saturday afternoon, according to police reports.The apparent killer was found dead in a nearby subway station. He is believed to have killed himself.NYPD's 52nd Precinct reported their deaths in a Twitter poast saying, "Our prayers are with the family of the 2 #NYPD who lost […]
NEW ORLEANS - Two open congressional seats remained up for grabs in Louisiana after last month's elections, and two veteran Democrats - former Gov. Edwin Edwards and longtime Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo - were hoping for upset runoff victories in the conservative, Republican-leaning districts. The 87-year-old Edwards sought a political comeback after more t […]
BATON ROUGE - With hours to go before Saturday's runoff election in Louisiana, underdog Sen. Mary Landrieu is running through her talking points. Seniority and clout. Energy committee leadership. The Keystone XL pipeline. Her opponent's timesheets. And a slap at the national Democrats who abandoned her bid for reelection. She's hit each topic […]
BATON ROUGE - As parts of suburban St. Louis burned Monday night, advocates in Louisiana said the situation is a learning experience that should force a new conversation about race in America.Within an hour of the announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict a police officer in the shooting death of an African American teenager, protests turned viole […]
CALHOUN - Louisiana State Police say three children and two adults from a family in Texas were killed when their vehicle veered off the interstate and rolled over in northeast Louisiana. State police spokesman Michael Reichardt says the car was driven by a 16-year-old who likely fell asleep at the wheel just before 11 p.m. Wednesday. In addition to the five […]
BATON ROUGE - As students and teachers adjust to Common Core, a group of lawmakers is trying to build grassroots support for stripping the education standards from classrooms. The lawmakers are holding town hall meetings across Louisiana, looking to gain momentum for a planned push in next year's legislative session to undo Louisiana's decision to […]
NEW ORLEANS - Colin Kaepernick completed a 51-yard pass on fourth down to sustain a game-tying drive, Ahmad Brooks sacked and stripped Drew Brees in overtime, and Phil Dawson kicked a 35-yard field goal to cap San Francisco's stirring 27-24 victory over New Orleans on Sunday. The victory snapped a two-game skid for the Niners (5-4) and marked the first […]
BATON ROUGE - The next chapter of the LSU and Alabama will be written tonight when the two teams square off in Tiger Stadium at 7:10 p.m.The Tide come will enter having won the last 3 contests against LSU, including the 2011 national championship game and a last minute victory over the Tigers in 2012.Watch WBRZ tonight at 6 p.m. for our LSU vs. Bama special, […]
A **FREEZE WARNING*** has been issued for Sunday 12 a.m.-8 a.m.A Freeze Warning means that significant widespread freezing temperatures are expected. It currently includes the parishes of Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, St. Helena, East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Tangipahoa, and Livingston. It also includes the counties of Amite, Pike, and […]
Port Arthur Police Chief Mark Blanton has never been afraid to fire off his opinion on firearms. In early 2014, people proudly celebrating their right to openly carry long guns became a common sight in the Golden Triangle. However, the gun rights advocates never held a demonstration in Port Arthur, after Chief Blanton expressed concern it would create public […]
Two New York City police officers died after being shot "execution-style" in their parked patrol car Saturday. In a somber press conference, New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton said the two officers were deliberately targeted because they were cops.
HARDIN COUNTY- Hardin County deputies are working a possible hazmat situation south of Lumberton.Hardin County Sheriff Ed Cain tells KFDM News about 1 p.m. Sunday, dispatchers received a call from someone who said they needed medical attention. When they went to the location, they couldn't find the man. ...
BEAUMONT- Beaumont Police are investigating the shooting of a 33-year old man.Officers said about 1:45 p.m. Sunday, they were called to the 4200 block of Chaison and found the man with a gunshot wound near his right shoulder blade. Police said the man was alert but would not give them any useful information about the shooting. ...
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City's police commissioner says the gunman who ambushed and killed two police officers had made online posts that were "very anti-police."Police Commissioner William Bratton choked up at a news conference Saturday afternoon as he talked about the fatal shootings of two officers in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant ne […]
BEAUMONT - Beaumont police are looking for a gunman they say robbed a manager at Logan's Roadhouse near Parkdale Mall.Officers say a man wearing a ski mask and holding a gun confronted her in the parking lot Friday night after the restaurant closed. ...
VIDOR-by Kara DixonVivian Kauzer and her husband, John who's a World War II veteran , have lived at the same house on Lian Street in Vidor for 42 years."My girl has told us not to open our door to strangers, but we did. We always do and that makes us vulnerable," said Kauzer. ...