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  • Alert UPS driver saves Iowa family – including baby and pet dog – from house fire

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A UPS driver is being credited with saving a man and his child from a house fire on Thursday afternoon. Fire officials say UPS driver Jeremy Brandt was on his route when he spotted smoke coming from a home Allison Drive.  They say Brandt pounded on the door of the home, waking up a man who was sleeping inside along with a young child. “Smoke was coming out of the side of the house and I pulled […]

  • ‘Go back to your country’: Middle school teacher suspended for ‘unprofessional’ conduct

    CHARDON, Ohio – There’s upheaval in an Ohio school district over a teacher’s actions that left him suspended for three days at the beginning of January, according to WJW. The Chardon Local Schools Board of Education suspended 25-year veteran science teacher Steve Patterson without pay for unprofessional statements to a student at Chardon Middle School. Board members signed a resolution detailing the matter and finalizing his suspension at their meeting on January 16. According to the resolution, on November 14, […]

  • 98-year-old Pearl Harbor veteran goes to court to fight eviction

    NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. — He may have survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, but World War II veteran Reverend James Blakely isn’t so sure he’ll win his latest battle when he heads to Brooklyn Housing Court. Ironically, his landlord, Black Veterans for Social Justice, is trying to evict the 98-year-old man, saying he owes six years back rent for his studio apartment.. “One thing I am stunned by is, the Black Veterans for Social Justice gifted this apartment […]

  • Amazon picks 20 finalists for its second headquarters

    Amazon has released a “short” list of cities it is considering for its second headquarters. But the list isn’t exactly short. The 20 potential cities include Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Ohio, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, Montgomery County in Maryland, Nashville, Newark, New York City, Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Toronto and Washington D.C. Last year, Amazon received bids from 238 cities and regions from across 54 states, provinces, districts and territories across North America. The company said it would […]

  • When wintry precipitation ends, bitter cold sets in!

    A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through midnight Tuesday, with snow and wintry mixes coming to an end. Temperatures will fall into the upper teens along the north shore and Mississippi Gulf Coast, and middle 20’s south of Lake Pontchartrain. A Hard Freeze Warning is in effect for all areas with the exception of coastal parishes, which are under Freeze Warnings through 12 PM Wednesday. Additionally, a Wind Chill Advisory is in effect for all of southeast Louisiana and […]

  • Bitter cold is heading our way!

    A strong Alberta Clipper will be bringing in a cold front and a blast of arctic air by Tuesday afternoon.

  • Woman’s body found in food court of Georgia mall

    ​ GWINNETT, Ga. – Investigators hope someone can help them identify a body found before Christmas in the food court of a Georgia mall. Authorities say the body of an Asian woman, possibly in her 20s, was found Dec. 21 in an unoccupied vendor booth at the Gwinnett Place Mall, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post. Police say a maintenance worker found the body after hopping over the counter and entering a back room while inspecting the vacant space. The […]

  • Woman wins $5M from lottery ticket she didn’t mean to buy

    EDGEWATER, N.J. — A New Jersey mother of two used a lottery ticket as a bookmark for weeks, unaware that the numbers on it would bring her a life-changing windfall. Oksana Zaharov, 46, asked a clerk at a Manhattan store for a $1 scratch-off ticket, but the worker gave her a $10 Set For Life ticket, according to WPIX. She decided to keep it anyway. “When the clerk handed me the wrong ticket I felt bad so I decided to just go ahead and […]

  • The start of 2018 brings the coldest week in 5 years to New Orleans

    While much of the nation has been in a deep freeze for days, the South will soon get a dose of arctic air unparalleled in years. New Year’s Eve day will feature highs in the 50’s and periods of showers. Rain should be over by mid-afternoon, and as the front itself pushes in, lows will drop quickly. Around midnight, expect temperatures around 40 degrees in New Orleans. Factoring in the wind, it will feel like the low 30s. Morning lows […]

  • Golden Globes 2018: Here are your favorites to win

    The 2018 Golden Globe nominations were recently announced, with the 75th edition of the award show handing out the hardware on January 7. While not as popular a betting market as the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes do tend to hold more line value simply because they’re the first big award show of the season and help shape the odds for the Oscars. Sister site Covers broke down the odds of victory, and, in the category of Best Film Drama, […]

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    Prepare for a chilly New Year’s Eve!

    It has been a chilly past few days across Southeast Louisiana, and don't expect that to change in the near future.

  • NASCAR team owner Richard Childress shoots at masked burglars

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. – Richard Childress, owner of Richard Childress Racing, fired shots at three people who were attempting to break into his home, according to WGHP. On Sunday night, Childress heard a crash at a door on the lower level of his home, according to authorities. Childress armed himself with a handgun and went to investigate. He fired shots at three suspects, the sheriff’s office said. A window glass beside a door knob on the lower level of the […]