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  • This still from surveillance video released by NOPD shows a suspected rapist and his seven-year-old victim, Wednesday, July 1.

    NOPD: Surveillance video shows rapist, 7-year-old victim

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)–The New Orleans Police Department has released surveillance video that they say shows an unidentified suspect and the seven-year-old girl he sexually assaulted. The suspect, in a red-and-white-striped shirt, blue jeans, and white sneakers, can be seen leading the girl by the hand at Hidden Lake Apartments on Martin Drive in New Orleans East around 9:00 Wednesday night.  Anyone that has information concerning the identity of the suspect in the video can contact CrimeStoppers at (504)822-1111 or 1-877-903-7867 […]

  • This photo, provided by the Clarendon County, S.C. Fire Dept., shows a fire at Mt. Zion AME Church, Tuesday, June 30.

    Black church burns in S. Carolina; sixth since shooting in Charleston

    (CNN) — A fire broke out at the Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina, on Tuesday. Up to 50 firefighters fought to extinguish the blaze, a fire official said. As yet, authorities do not know what caused it, said Williamsburg County Fire Chief Randy Swinton. The local sheriff, local police and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division have also responded to the fire at the traditionally black church. The FBI and five agents from the Bureau […]

  • SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 01:  South Korean students pose in the shape of the 'aids ribbon' during an event to promote the awareness of Aids at Cheonggyecheon on December 1, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea. Seoul Metropolitan Government and other Korea Federation for HIV/AIDS Prevention will hold a AIDS awareness campaign in downtown Seoul to mark the 26th commemoration of World Aids Day on December 1.  (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

    CDC: More than 1 in 8 Americans with HIV don’t know they have it

    More than 1.2 million Americans are living with HIV – including about 156,300 who don’t realize it, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Dariyan Octave was arrested June 17 on one count of impersonating a peace officer and one count of criminal trespass.

    Sheriff’s Office: Woman gets fired, works anyway, gets arrested

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)–The Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a former recruit on a charge of impersonating a peace officer. Dariyan Octave was a recruit up until she was fired on May 28, according to a news release.  OPSO said that Octave was “terminated for cause” during her probationary period. But on Tuesday, Octave allegedly wore a sheriff’s office uniform and worked a shift at the Conchetta facility on Tulane Avenue.  It wasn’t until later that a staffing review uncovered Octave’s […]

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    OIG report: Utility reform needed

    The New Orleans Office of Inspector General released a new report on the city's unique energy utility setup.

  • This frame of cell phone video appears to show an unidentified officer with his gun drawn.

    Outcry as confrontation goes viral

    (CNN) — The outrage was immediate. After a video surfaced of a chaotic confrontation between teens and police at a community pool in Texas, calls for the officer’s dismissal were swift and loud. The police officer is on administrative leave after the YouTube video showing the incident Friday in the Dallas suburb of McKinney. As the outcry continues, a lot of unanswered questions remain. Were the teens from the neighborhood? Does the pool have security cameras showing the entire incident? […]

  • Jindal duck dynasty

    Gov. Jindal to announce 2016 plans this month

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who has been actively exploring a campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, will announce his decision later this month, CNN has learned. Jindal is “likely to announce his plans to seek the GOP nomination,” said a person close to the Louisiana governor, with knowledge of the announcement. The Louisiana governor will make his intentions known at a June 24th event in New Orleans. In May, Jindal established a federal committee to formally evaluate […]

  • Honorees Kim Kardashian  and Kanye West attend the Time 100 Gala celebrating the Time 100 issue of the Most Influential People at  The World at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 21, 2015 in New York.
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    New baby on the way for Kim Kardashian, Kanye West

    (CNN) — Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West are expecting their second child. The news was revealed in a video clip about upcoming episodes of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” the E! reality show. “I just got the blood test back, and I am pregnant,” Kardashian, 34, tells her sister Khloe, who responds with a scream of delight. The video also shows Kardashian looking at an ultrasound during a doctor’s appointment. Kardashian and West, 37, already have […]

  • U.S. Capitol shines brightly as the Cruz filibuster goes on

    Patriot Act provisions expire: Now what?

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — As a new day comes to Washington, the U.S. government now officially finds itself with fewer tools to investigate terrorism. The Senate entered a debate period late Sunday on the Patriot Act that pushed beyond the midnight deadline. With the debate ongoing, that effectively ending the National Security Agency’s bulk data collection program. President Barack Obama and government officials spent last week warning of serious national security consequences, while the most ardent advocates of NSA reform were […]

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    Video of pregnant woman’s arrest goes viral

    (CNN) — An officer’s body cam video shows what the ACLU alleges was a wrongful arrest and the wrestling to the ground of an eight months pregnant black woman after she got into an argument with a white woman outside a school in Barstow, California. “I’d say it’s pretty horrifying because the parent is dropping off her second-grade daughter (and) got into altercation with another parent,” Jessica Price, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, said […]

  • This image shows the infectious disease, anthrax, magnified under microscope.

    Pentagon admits live anthrax sent to 9 states, S. Korea

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Four lab workers in the United States and up to 22 overseas have been put in post-exposure treatment, a defense official said, following the revelation the U.S. military inadvertently shipped live anthrax samples in the past several days. CNN learned on Wednesday a Maryland-based lab received the live samples, which prompted an across the board urgent review to see whether any other live anthrax has been shipped. Officials are concerned because samples left over at the lab […]

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    Democrats say Gov. Jindal broke state law

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)–Gov. Bobby Jindal’s press release Wednesday may have broken the law, according to the Louisiana Democratic Party. Jindal, who is expected to join the GOP fray next month, fired off the missive after Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Wednesday morning that “ISIS exists and grew stronger because of the hawks in our party.” “This is a perfect example of why Senator Paul is unsuited to be commander in chief,” Jindal said in a statement just hours later. “We […]