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Hurricane Ida recovery is slow for Louisiana bayou communities — and nonprofits need your help

Hurricane Ida recovery is slow for Louisiana bayou communities — and nonprofits need your help

Three months after Hurricane Ida barreled through Louisiana, the town of Jean Lafitte near New Orleans is still pulling itself out of destruction and despair. “Hurricane Ida was our Hurricane Katrina; it completely devastated our community,” said Jean Lafitte’s Mayor Tim Kerner. “This was the worst disaster in our history.” Nonprofits and FEMA have been…MORE

3 dead in Atlanta suburb shooting, including a police officer. The suspect also was killed

3 dead in Atlanta suburb shooting, including a police officer. The suspect also was killed

A police officer and two other people died in a shooting in Rex, Georgia, Clayton County authorities said. The suspect was also killed. Two women, the police officer and a suspect were killed, Clayton County Police Chief Kevin Roberts said at a news conference. The Clayton County Police Department received a call at around 8:40…MORE

Authorities look for motive with 15-year-old Michigan high school shooting suspect in custody. Here’s what we know
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Authorities look for motive with 15-year-old Michigan high school shooting suspect in custody. Here’s what we know

School bells were replaced by police sirens Tuesday after a shooting at Michigan’s Oxford High School left four students dead. Six other students and a teacher were wounded by gunfire, and a 15-year-old suspect is in custody, authorities said. The suspect, who has not been identified by police, is being held at a juvenile detention…MORE

Students grabbed scissors for defense and escaped out a window in deadly Michigan shooting. The suspect has been charged with murder
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Students grabbed scissors for defense and escaped out a window in deadly Michigan shooting. The suspect has been charged with murder

The terror at Michigan’s Oxford High School that left four dead started with gunfire, yelling and an urgent message on a loudspeaker. Then frightened students barricaded doors, phoned for help and picked up anything they could grab in case they needed to fight back. Aiden Page, a senior, was in a classroom when he heard…MORE

Tucson police moves to terminate officer who fatally shot man in a wheelchair, officials say
Tucson Police Department

Tucson police moves to terminate officer who fatally shot man in a wheelchair, officials say

Tucson police on Tuesday moved to terminate an officer after he fatally shot a man in a motorized wheelchair who was accused of shoplifting and pulling a knife when confronted outside a Walmart, officials said. Video released by the Tucson Police Department showed Officer Ryan Remington several steps behind the man in the wheelchair, identified…MORE

Alice Sebold apologizes to exonerated man who spent years in prison for her rape
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Alice Sebold apologizes to exonerated man who spent years in prison for her rape

Author Alice Sebold apologized to a man who last week was exonerated of her rape, a crime she wrote about in her memoir “Lucky,” but the writer also appeared to place as much blame on a “flawed legal system” as she did on the role she played in his conviction. “First, I want to say…MORE

Woman testifies Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein started sexually abusing her when she was 14
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Woman testifies Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein started sexually abusing her when she was 14

A woman who testified Tuesday in the sex trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell said she met the close confidante of Jeffrey Epstein and the billionaire businessman when she was 14 and eating ice cream with friends at a camp where he was a benefactor. The woman, identified in court as by the pseudonym “Jane,” said…MORE

No charges will be filed after UNLV student died following a charity boxing match

No charges will be filed after UNLV student died following a charity boxing match

The death of a University of Nevada Las Vegas student who participated in a fraternity charity boxing match has been ruled a homicide, but criminal charges will not be filed, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Nathan Tyler Valencia, 20, participated in Kappa Sigma fraternity’s “Fight Night” on November 19. Valencia collapsed after…MORE

How law enforcement is trying to stop mob retail thefts
Santa Rosa Police Department

How law enforcement is trying to stop mob retail thefts

With in-store customers expected to return in droves for the holiday shopping season, law enforcement agencies are moving to halt a wave of organized “smash-and-grab” crimes at retailers across the US. In Chicago, Los Angeles and other major cities, police departments are increasing patrols at retailers targeted by mobs of thieves in brazen raids. In…MORE

Question of the Day

Dec 2

Q:  Nearly 70% of Americans say they rarely or never do this…even tho they probably have the opportunity to do it nearly every day… A: Answer the phone if they don’t know who’s calling

Dec 1

Q: Sales of this item dipped by up to 40-percent due to the pandemic… A: Ties

Nov 30

Q: It’s not many, but 5% of American adults say they haven’t done this in the past 6-months… A: Listened to music