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  • Alabama Shakes burn slow, hot at New Orleans Jazz Fest
    Brittany Howard, the Shakes' indomitable frontwoman, earned the breathless Otis Redding comparisons on the Jazz Fest's Gentilly Stage.
  • 7 things to know about Saints 2nd-round pick Marcus Williams
    Here's what you need to know about Williams
  • Thomas Malik wins St. John Council District 7 seat
    Malik will complete the term of Buddy Boe, who resigned from office shortly after winning last year's District 7 election to work with Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser.
  • LSU TE Colin Jeter Gets free agent deal with Indianapolis Colts
    Caught 23 passes and scored two TDs at LSU.
  • Usher and The Roots had Jazz Fest 2017 fans singing along
    When Usher came out for an encore, the nice guy people saw on "The Voice" was front and center.
  • Former LSU DB signee Jeremy Cutrer signs UFA deal with Jacksonville
    Failed to qualify academically at LSU.
  • Jesuit 9, St. Augustine 2: Andrew Cashman's clutch hitting turns tide as Blue Jays advance to quarters
    Jesuit win series 2-0
  • Confederate monument protesters clash at Jefferson Davis statue
    "It makes me mad that part of history is being torn down," said one Confederate flag-waving protester.
  • Lewis Neal gets free agent deal with Dallas Cowboys
    Lewis Neal had eight sacks as a junior and played defensive tackle as a sophomore.
  • Tigers edge Tide in 11 innings
    Catcher Michael Papierski lined a run-scoring single in the top of the 11th inning Saturday to lift 11th-ranked LSU to a 4-3 win over Alabama at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.       
  • Tigers edge Tide in 11 innings
    Catcher Michael Papierski lined a run-scoring single in the top of the 11th inning Saturday to lift 11th-ranked LSU to a 4-3 win over Alabama at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.       
  • Trump: In my first 100 days, I kept my promise to the American people
    The president reflects on his first 100 days in office.
  • LSU OG Josh Boutte signs UFA deal with Cleveland Browns
    Had strong Pro Day effort.
  • Alexandria finds its signature festival
    Why River Fête and Winter Fête have been successful, when previous festivals weren't       
  • Alexandria finds its signature festival
    Why River Fête and Winter Fête have been successful, when previous festivals weren't       
  • Quick Thoughts: From 20 to 2 in softball tourney
    A lot of emotions are unfurled whenever the LHSAA state softball tournament comes around.       
  • Quick Thoughts: From 20 to 2 in softball tourney
    A lot of emotions are unfurled whenever the LHSAA state softball tournament comes around.       
  • Calvary Baptist 11, St. Charles 1: Comets fall in Division III semis, but don’t expect them to hang their heads
    St. Charles coach Ty Monica: ‘No one expected us to be in this position’
  • LSU DE Tashawn Bower signs free agent deal with Minnesota
    Played LB and DE last season for LSU
  • NFL draft tracker 2017: Recapping every pick from all seven rounds
    Take a look back at the top players and where they landed.       
  • Saints' Al-Quadin Muhammad cherishes opportunity for chance to play football
    Muhammad was team's sixth-round pick
  • LSU falls short of draft record with 8 total picks
    The Tigers were thought to reach double-digit draft picks, but did not.       
  • LSU falls short of draft record with 8 total picks
    The Tigers were thought to reach double-digit draft picks, but did not.       
  • Deshaun Watson could start right away, but other drafted QBs expected to wait
    Most will be expected to sit and learn until their time comes.       
  • Parkview Baptist 9, AOL 8: Eagles' four-run seventh leaves Penguins in tears
    Three errors in final two innings finish off Academy of Our Lady in Division II semis
  • Anticipation builds for runoff results in LA House District 8 race
    Time is quickly running out for voters to head to the polls in northwest Louisiana by 8 p.m.
  • LSU WR Travin Dural signs free agent deal with Saints
    Caught 100 passes for 1,716 yards and 13 TDs in four seasons.
  • Zurich Classic 2017: Jonas Blixt, Cameron Smith maintain lead heading into final round
    Blixt and Smith sit at 18-under going into the final round of the Zurich Classic.
  • Confederate monument removal protest banner flies over Jazz Fest
    The Robert E. Lee monument is one of three remaining Confederate statues slated to be removed around the city.
  • Brother Martin 11, Shaw 0: Joel Bergeron's bases-loaded triple sparks 8-run inning en route to D-I series sweep
    Freshman Jacob Cohen tosses 4 scoreless innings
  • Riverside Academy 12, E.D. White 3: Rebels' Lexi Johnson powers team to Division III championship
    Top-seede Parkview Baptist awaits in the Division III championship
  • Sheriff: Body of missing 9-year-old found, man in custody
    Arkansas authorities have found the body they believe is the missing 9-year-old boy in Polk County. The body, believed to be 9-year-old Reilly James Scarbrough was found in a heavily wooded area west of Hatfield, AR just before noon, according to a release from the Polk County Sheriff's Office.  The sheriff says the body was found with the help of Brian Bliss Travis. Travis was being held at Polk County Detention Center on unrelated charges. The sheriff anticipates he will be ...
  • Saints pick another defensive end to finish draft
    The NFL Draft finished Saturday afternoon with the seventh and final round.       
  • Saints pick another defensive end to finish draft
    The NFL Draft finished Saturday afternoon with the seventh and final round.       
  • Huskies ride big innings to series win against Northwestern State
    After putting itself in position to sweep a Friday doubleheader at Houston Baptist, the Northwestern State baseball team struggled to keep pace in Saturday’s series finale.       
  • Huskies ride big innings to series win against Northwestern State
    After putting itself in position to sweep a Friday doubleheader at Houston Baptist, the Northwestern State baseball team struggled to keep pace in Saturday’s series finale.       
  • NSU softball wins in extras at Houston Baptist
    Northwestern State softball couldn’t have asked for a better time to get its first extra-inning win of the season.       
  • NSU softball wins in extras at Houston Baptist
    Northwestern State softball couldn’t have asked for a better time to get its first extra-inning win of the season.       
  • Shreveport police name suspect in connection to fatal shooting
    Shreveport police have named a suspect in connection to Thursday's fatal shooting.
  • 1 dead, NWS issues tornado warnings for ETX
    Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued Saturday for multiple East Texas counties.
  • Grant, Winnfield eliminated; Jena moves on
    SULPHUR — The season to remember for Grant is unfortunately over.       
  • Grant, Winnfield eliminated; Jena moves on
    SULPHUR — The season to remember for Grant is unfortunately over.       
  • Mississippi man threatened to shoot Mayor Landrieu over Confederate monuments, police say
    John Frederick Steiner, 70, reportedly made the threats to an administrative assistant at the Lt. Gov.'s office on Tuesday.
  • Severe weather in NWLA causes damage, power outages
    Severe weather is rolling through parts of the ArkLaTex causing damage and power outages in several parishes. 
  • 2017 Holi-Fest
          
  • 2017 Holi-Fest
          
  • A Walk Through the Colors of Holi-Fest
    The 2017 Holi-Fest was held Saturday in downtown Alexandria. Proceeds from the 6th annual event benefit the Children's Advocacy Center. This year's Holi-Fest was also held in honor of the late Jeff Phillips, owner of the Tamp & Grind Coffee House who played an instrumental role in revitalizing downtown. Holi-Fest is a Hindu spring festival known as the festival of colors because of the colored powder thrown.       
  • A Walk Through the Colors of Holi-Fest
    The 2017 Holi-Fest was held Saturday in downtown Alexandria. Proceeds from the 6th annual event benefit the Children's Advocacy Center. This year's Holi-Fest was also held in honor of the late Jeff Phillips, owner of the Tamp & Grind Coffee House who played an instrumental role in revitalizing downtown. Holi-Fest is a Hindu spring festival known as the festival of colors because of the colored powder thrown.       
  • Marshawn Lynch buys full-page ad in Seattle
    He bought that ad-tion, boss.       
  • Man rushed to hospital after Shreveport shooting
    Shreveport police are investigating a shooting that sent a man to a hospital with a gunshot wound on Saturday morning.
  • Grand Canyon rangers: Body found likely that of missing Tennessee teen
    Grand Canyon Park rangers claim they may have found the body of a missing 14-year-old Tennessee boy on the Colorado River.       
  • Air Force policy shift delays WR Jalen Robinette's NFL dream
    Jalen Robinette learned of policy shift that won't allow deferral of active duty obligation.       
  • Saints' GM: "We helped all three levels of our defense"
    Saints take a safety, trade for a pick for a RB/RET, then take a LB and finally a defensive end - one pick left Saturday       
  • Saints' GM: "We helped all three levels of our defense"
    Saints take a safety, trade for a pick for a RB/RET, then take a LB and finally a defensive end - one pick left Saturday       
  • LSU is 4 picks away from school record 10 in NFL Draft
    LSU ties school record with 6 taken in first 3 rounds of NFL Draft, and can break mark of 9 overall Tigers on Saturday       
  • LSU is 4 picks away from school record 10 in NFL Draft
    LSU ties school record with 6 taken in first 3 rounds of NFL Draft, and can break mark of 9 overall Tigers on Saturday       
  • Jerry Seinfeld birthday tribute: 10 best sports moments from the show
    In honor of the comedian's 63rd birthday, we break down his show's best sports moments.       
  • Woman found stabbed to death in Shreveport home
    Shreveport police are investigating after they found a woman stabbed to death inside a home Saturday morning. 
  • Deputies seek two wanted people in DeSoto Parish
    DeSoto Parish Crime Stoppers Felon of the Week Program is asking for the public’s help in finding two people wanted in the area. 
  • Baby hippo's keepers learn to live with bruises
    Team Fiona at Cincinnati Zoo has raised this little hippopotamus girl since she was born prematurely on Jan. 24.       
  • Natchitoches man arrested on drug charges after search
    A Natchitoches man is facing multiple charges after police say they found more than 200 ecstasy tablets in his car.
  • One injured in shooting on Monet Drive
    BATON ROUGE - One person was injured in a shooting on Monet Drive Saturday afternoon. The shooting occurred in the 700 block of Monet Drive near Van Gogh Avenue around 2 p.m.. According to be Baton Rouge Police, one person was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg. Police say the man suffered non life-threatening injuries. This is a developing story. Check back for updates. Permalink| Comments
  • See moment when Steelers selected James Conner
    See the moment.       
  • ASH bats come alive in win over Hahnville
    SULPHUR -- Even though there was a scare in the top of the fourth, once Alexandria Senior High settled down, it got going.       
  • ASH bats come alive in win over Hahnville
    SULPHUR -- Even though there was a scare in the top of the fourth, once Alexandria Senior High settled down, it got going.       
  • Miss. man upset over NOLA confederate monuments removal arrested for threatening public official
    BATON ROUGE - A 70-year-old Mississippi man was arrested for threatening a public official after a conversation with an administrative assistant regarding the confederate monument removals taking place in New Orleans. According to arrest records, on April 25 around 3:15 p.m., an administrative assistant with the Lt. Governor's Office received a threatening telephone call. The caller identified himself as John Steiner, 70, of Meridian, Mississippi. Steiner said he currently lives in Mississippi but was born in Chalmette. Steiner then proceeded to voice his displeasure concerning the monuments being removed in New Orleans. Steiner reportedly stated that "the only thing that would stop all this nonsense is that all coons had to die," according to arrest records. Steiner claimed that he would be coming to stand in front of the monuments with his guns and would shoot anyone who would stop him, according to arrest records. The administrative assistant said that Steiner stated at least twice that he would be coming to New Orleans to kill them if need be, according to arrest records. The Meridian Police Department was then contacted and asked to make contact with Steiner. Meridian PD Captain Jay Arrington advised that he did make contact with Steiner, and qualified him as being basically harmless. Captain Arrington did advise, however, that Steiner admitted to calling and threatening Mayor Mitch Landrieu but didn't provide specific details regarding the conversation. As a result, Steiner was arrested for threatening a public official. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on the aforementioned charge. His bond was set at $10,000. Permalink| Comments
  • Louisiana corrections agency to get $1.5M for flood costs
    BATON ROUGE -- Louisiana's corrections department is getting $1.5 million in federal funds to cover costs related to last summer's historic flooding. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said in a statement Friday that the funding will reimburse the state Department of Public Safety and Corrections for emergency work at nine facilities affected by August's floods. Those expenses included emergency supplies and the costs of evacuating and sheltering prisoners. The state's only women's prison, in St. Gabriel, was damaged by the floodwaters.
  • 23 new wildlife enforcement agents added to Louisiana ranks
    BATON ROUGE -- Louisiana has 23 new enforcement agents at the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The latest class of cadets graduated after seven months of physical and academic training. They'll join other agents that enforce Louisiana's hunting, fishing and boating regulations. They also will do general law enforcement work in the state's wildlife management areas. The graduates will be assigned to other field agents for the next six months, for additional on-the-job training around the state. The new agents' graduation ceremony was held Wednesday in Baton Rouge.
  • Deichmann posts four hits
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — LSU’s Greg Deichmann went 4-for-5 with a pair of RBIs and freshman Zach Hess struck out five in 22⁄3 innings of hitless relief as the Tigers beat Alabama 7-4 Friday night to clinch the Southeastern Conference series. LSU (29-15, 12-8 SEC) will go for the sweep at 2 p.m. today with right-hander Eric Walker (5-1, 3.49 ERA) on the mound. Alabama (15-28, 2-18) lost its 12th consecutive conference game. Jared Poch? (7-3) go the win, allowing all four Tide runs in seven hits in 52⁄3 innings. Hunter Newman came on to get the final two outs. “Jared Poch? did an outstanding job of giving it his all on every pitch, as he always does, and he got us into the sixth inning,” said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. “Zack Hess was dominant in relief of Jared and turned in another tremendous effort to help us earn the victory. We’re off to a good starrt with two wins in the series, but each game is its own entity, and tomorrow’s game is just as important as the first two have been.” Deichmann drove in a run with a RBI singles in the third and fourth innings. He also threw out a runner at the plate trying to score on a fly out. Josh Smith had a two-out, two-run single in the fifth to put the Tigers up 6-3. Michael Papierski hit a solo home run for the Tigers with two out in the ninth. Poch?, gave up a pair of home runs, and left the game after giving up a solo shot to Chandler Taylor with two outs in the sixth. Hess came on to get the final out of the inning on a strike out and allowed one walk before Newman took over. “For the second straight night, we had a strong start offensively, and I think that’s been a real factor in the two wins,” Mainieri said. “We’ve had a lot of success in games in which we’ve scored first, so it’s important that our guys continue to play with confidence early in the game and build momentum from there.”
  • Errors prove costly for Rams
    SULPHUR — Top-seeded Brusly eliminated No. 8 Westlake with a 7-3 win Friday in the quarterfinals of the Class 3A state softball tournament. Five errors helped do in the Rams. “Things definitely didn’t go the way we planned,” Westlake head coach Lindsey Langner said. “I am very proud of the girls making it here. “I think in the end, the errors cost us. I felt like we were in the game with that team. If we had had some clean defense and came up with some of those plays it could have been a different game.” Westlake was the second area team to struggle on Frasch Park’s Field 15 on Friday. Prior to Westlake taking the field, Sam Houston committed six errors in a 6-1 loss to Central-Baton Rouge. In the second inning, it was an error by Brusly right fielder Kameryn Adkins on a fly ball by Audrey Fisher that allowed Baleigh Glover to score and put Westlake up 1-0, but that lead didn’t stand long. In the bottom of the second inning, a Westlake throw to first sailed high allowing Ariana Cipriano to reach base. Cipriano later scored on a double up the middle by Angel Bradford to tie the score. Bradford scored the go-ahead run on a ground out. Brusly (30-4) added an unearned run in the third and sixth innings sandwiched around a two-run home run by Mary-Cathryn Comeaux and Gabrielle Mancuso’s RBI single in the fourth inning. Westlake (21-7) made up ground in the top of the fifth when Reagan Richard hit a two-out two-run single, but Westlake left six runners stranded over the final three innings. Richard and Myka Lester each went 2-for-4 for Westlake, while Kyana Thymes went 2-for-4 for Brusly with a double and a run. Comeaux pitched a complete game, allowing three runs — two earned — on six hits with three strikeouts and three walks. Lester took the loss after allowing seven runs — three earned — on six hits with one strikeout and three walks.
  • Broncos defense buckles
    SULPHUR — Central Baton Rouge made the most of Sam Houston’s third-inning errors to beat the Broncos 6-1 Friday to advance to the semifinals in the Class 5A state softball tournament at Frasch Park. Fourth-seeded Central (25-6) led by a run before extending the advantage with the Broncos’ help in a four-run third inning. “I think a lot of things in this sport are contagious,” said Sam Houston head coach Beth Domingue whose team committed six errors. “Hitting is contagious, errors are contagious. “My defense has been very solid all year. I think it was just mental and it got in their heads.” With two outs in the bottom of the third inning, Broncos first baseman Jordan Lafosse and pitcher Jenny Griggers collided while trying to field a Raegan Willis pop-up, allowing Bailie Johnson to score. Sam Houston dropped three more fly balls or pop-ups that led to three more runs and a 5-0 Central lead. Fifth-seeded Sam Houston (24-6), which missed last year’s tournament after winning four state championships from 2011 to 2015, had a chance to score in the top of the second inning when Casidy Chaumont got two bases on an error and moved to third on a Lafosse sacrifice bunt. Jayden Dukes reached base. But a base running mishap allowed Central catcher Raegan Willis to turn an unassisted double play to end the threat. The lone Sam Houston bright spot came in sixth inning when sophomore Jill Poullard hit a one-out solo home run. Makenah Hamilton and Maddie Pourciaux hit back-to-back two-out singles in the seventh inning, but a pop-out ended the game.
  • Cowgirls lock up SLC’s top seed: Sweep SFA for regular-season title
    The McNeese State softball team made the most of its senior day as it clinched the top-seed in the Southland Conference tournament with a sweep of Stephen F. Austin Friday night at Cowgirl Diamond. The Cowgirls (36-16, 21-3 SLC) defeated the Ladyjacks (17-30, 9-12) 2-1 in eight innings to clinch the series before completing the doubleheader sweep with a 3-1 victory in Game 3 of the series. SFA gave the Cowgirls all they could handle in the day’s first game, but McNeese came out on top with an eight-inning, 2-1 victory to clinch the series. “Today was just about finding a way to get the job done,” said McNeese head coach James Landreneau. “I thought our pitching staff did a great job of minimizing damage. We left a ton of runners on, but our kids stayed focused.”McNeese got on the board first in the third inning when Alexandria Saldivar hit an RBI single that scored Tori Yanitor, who led off the inning with a walk. After being shut out for five innings by starting pitcher Baylee Corbello, the Ladyjacks tied the score in peculiar fashion when a walk turned into three bases when Erika Piancastelli lost a passed ball, allowing Amber Landry to reach third and scored on an Autumn Holloway sacrifice fly. Piancastelli made up for the mistake in the eighth inning when she reached on a walk and stole second base, allowing Taylor Schmidt to knock her in with the winning run on a line-drive base hit to right field. “It’s a pretty great feeling to be able to do that for my team,” Schmidt said. “It’s pretty special to come out on top for my team like that.” Alexsandra Flores (10-4) earned the win in the circle with 2 2/3 shutout innings in which she gave up one hit and struck out three batters. Corbello went 5 1/3 innings, giving up an unearned run and five hits with four strikeouts. The loss went to Jordan Llinas, who pitched 7 1/3 inning, giving up six hits and striking out three. Game 2 was a defensive battle, but Rachel Smith (14-6) picked up her second win of the series with a complete-game, one-run outing in which she gave up three hits, all in the sixth inning. “Everything is for our team,” Smith said. “We play for each other and we love each other. It’s really a genuine love.” The Cowgirls got on the board in the first inning as Saldivar picked up her second RBI of the day on a single that scored Piancastelli. They padded the lead in the fourth inning despite not earning a hit as SFA pitcher Makayla Sikes walked four batters to force in Yanitor and give the Cowgirls a 2-0 lead. Smith gave up her first hit in the sixth inning when Brittany Lewis hit a home run over the left-field wall to make it 2-1. McNeese went back up by two when SFA walked in another runner in what was Piancastelli’s 158th walk of her career, tying the SLC record. The Cowgirls close out the regular season next week at Southeastern Louisiana in Hammond. “I don’t think words will ever be able to describe what our seniors have done for this program,” Landreneau said. “Their work and their performance and their character … there is so much more than softball they do for our community.”
  • Five-run outburst ends Bucs’ season
    SULPHUR — Ouachita used one big inning to take control of its Class 5A quarterfinal game against Barbe and another to put the game away after a brief Bucs resurgence. No. 2 Ouachita (31-4) defeated the Bucs 8-6 to advance to the semifinals, where they will face No. 11 Live Oak, which beat No. 3 St. Amant 6-4. It was the second consecutive year the Lions eliminated the Bucs (22-7) in the quarterfinals. The Lions scored five runs in the second inning. Abby Allen led off with a solo home run. The Lions then loaded the bases on a bunt single, walk and error. Allie Ellerbe walked in a run, Alyssa Allen hit a fielder’s choice to score one and the Lions added runs on a passed ball and fielder’s choice when Allen scored from third when another runner started a rundown between first and second bases. Barbe pulled within two with a trio of runs in the fourth. Ally Crooks tripled to score Jennifer Perkins and Emily Hart, then scored after tagging on a foul ball. Ouachita stretched the lead back to five with a three-run fifth. Abby Allen homered again, Jordyn Manning had an RBI sacrifice fly and Alyssa Allen singled and scored on a throwing error. Barbe scored again in the sixth when Perkins walked and scored on a Kylie Bergeron single. The Bucs made things interesting late, scoring two runs in the bottom of the seventh on a single by Perkins that scored courtesy runner Hannah Brown and Ka’le Guillory. The Bucs had the tying runs on base, but Ouachita got a strikeout to end the game. “Anytime you play Ouachita, they are very good,” said Barbe head coach Sarah Portie. “Both teams battled. That’s what we ask our girls to do. We didn’t quit and kept fighting and fighting, we just didn’t come out on top. Even when they went up 5-0, not for a second did I think the game was over. Our girls have never quit on a game. We kept pecking away.” Perkins scored twice and drove in two runs to lead Barbe. Crooks added a pair of hits.
  • DeRidder area’s lone shining star
    SULPHUR — The second-seeded DeRidder Dragons took a 2-1 victory over the seventh-seeded Grant Cougars in the Class 4A quarterfinals to advance to the first semifinal berth in school history. The Dragons (31-4) advanced to play 11th-seed West Ouachita (15-17) in the semifinals at 11:30 a.m. today. “I’m excited and really pumped and ready to go for the semifinals as I wish we could play tonight,” said DeRidder coach Todd Schulz. “It’s an exciting time.” The Dragons got rolling in the bottom of the third inning when Abby Joslin reached base on an error with two outs. She stole second base. Lauren Parson reached base on an error that allowed Abby Joslin to score and give DeRidder a 1-0 lead. A Hadley Allen bunt single scored Parson for a 2-0 lead. The Cougars answered in the top of the fourth inning. Peyton Roussell opened the inning with a single, followed by a single by Kaylea Gordon. Roussell scored on a throwing error for the final score, 2-1. The Dragons finished with eight hits led, by Joslin who went 1-for-3 with a single, stolen base, and a run scored. Parson was the winning pitcher as she finished with seven strikeouts and gave up five hits, three by the Cougars’ Madison Wynn. Grant (24-7) had a runner in scoring position in the seventh inning, but Parson got a strikeout to end the threat and game. “She (Lauren Parson) has ice running through her veins,” Schulz said. “She stays composed as she knows if we scratch a couple of runs across she is good. We had a rough inning but one run is not going to affect her.” The Dragons stranded two runners in the fifth and sixth innings. “I tell the girls we are 31-4 for a reason as we know how to get the job done, and that is what we did tonight,” Schulz said.
  • Hacker threatens to release stolen copies of Netflix series
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A hacker claims to have stolen the upcoming season of Netflix's hit series "Orange Is The New Black," and is demanding that the video streaming service pay an unspecified ransom to prevent all the new episodes from being prematurely released online. The hacker, operating under the name The Dark Overlord, has already purportedly uploaded the first episode to an illegal file-sharing service. The Associated Press could not legally confirm the authenticity of that uploaded file. New episodes of "Orange" are scheduled for official release on June 9. Netflix said that a small production vendor that works with several major TV studios had suffered a breach. The Los Gatos, California, company described it as an "active situation" that's being investigated by the FBI and other authorities. Pirated copies of "Orange" could dent Netflix's subscriber growth and the company's stock price. In the ransom note, The Dark Overlord claimed to have stolen series from other studios, too, by breaking into a single company. The purported hacker promised to also release those titles unless "modest" ransoms are paid. Rumors of a massive leak of Hollywood films and TV episodes have been circulating online for months, fed by purported screenshots of the footage and a copy of a proposed deal to delete the stolen material in return for tens of thousands of dollars in electronic currency. When the AP contacted The Dark Overlord in February, the hacker said the purloined video wouldn't be made publicly available after all, making the far-fetched claim that "no one really (cares) about unreleased movies and TV show episodes." It's not clear what triggered The Dark Overload's renewed ransom demands. Netflix is counting on "Orange" to help it add 3.2 million subscribers from April through June. That's substantially higher than the company's average gain of 1.8 million subscribers in the same period over the past five years. Whenever Netflix's quarterly subscriber gains fall short of management's projections, the company's stock usually plunges.
  • Thunderbirds visit Sam Houston students
    MOSS BLUFF — Members of the Air Force Thunderbirds told Sam Houston High School students in a school assembly on Friday to “never give up and don’t be afraid to fail.” The Thunderbirds, in town for the Chennault International Airshow, are stationed in Las Vegas and travel all over the world to perform in about 70 shows a year. The Thunderbirds, a jet demonstration team, will headline the airshow. The squadron is known for its precision formation flying and its red, white and blue F-16 Fighting Falcons. “In one part of the show, I pull 9 G’s, go inverted, and pull straight down to the earth and then right in front of the crowd, and everyone gets that real ‘wow factor,’ ” said Maj. Nick Krajicek, who hails from West Point, Neb. Krajicek said he wasn’t sure right out of high school what he wanted to do with his life but “I knew I didn’t want to be stuck working on a pig farm in Nebraska.” “I initially wanted to be a helicopter pilot and I went to helicopter flight school and ended up flying helicopters for six years,” Krajicek said. “I wanted to be a Thunderbird and was told several times that I wouldn’t make it. I actually didn’t make it the first time I tried and it really crushed me. But I believe you should never take ‘no’ for an answer.” Staff Sgt. Cody Fouratt is from Roswell, N.M., and is the crew chief for the Thunderbirds. He told students, “My job is being completely responsible for making sure that the jets are safe to fly. Just like all of you sitting in the audience today, I had no idea what I wanted to do when I was your age. But I eventually joined the Air Force and went into the mechanical field. Through that decision, I have had more opportunities in life than I could have ever dreamed of.” Twin sisters Haylee and Baylee Bergeron, both juniors, waited in line to take photos and get autographs after the presentation before both taking a selfie with Fouratt. “Today was very inspiring,” said Haylee Bergeron. “I learned a lot and really enjoyed hearing everything they had to say.” Another junior, Hannah Young, said, “I didn’t realize how much they get to travel, so I liked that aspect,” she said. “Look at my pic; I took a selfie with Cody.” After their show in Lake Charles this weekend, the Thunderbirds will head to shows in California, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Colorado, Ohio, Michigan and Montana over the next couple of months.
  • Voters to choose mayors
    Voters across the state will head to the polls today to decide on a number of local issues, including new mayors in Lake Charles and Jennings and local propositions in Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu and Cameron parishes. Lake Charles voters will also cast ballots in runoff elections for three council seats, and Fenton voters will decide a runoff election for a vacant alderman seat. Allen Parish voters will cast ballots for a runoff for a 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal judge, a seat vacated by the election of Jimmy Genovese to the state Supreme Court last fall. Some Allen Parish voters will also decide on a millage renewal for Ambulance Service District 1. Some Beauregard Parish voters will decide whether to renew property taxes in Road Districts 7 and 8. Calcasieu and Cameron voters will decide on property taxes to support sewer, fire protection, drainage, recreation, waterworks and ambulance services. Voters in the Moss Bluff area will decide on a 1.5-cent sales tax to fund improvements to Moss Bluff and Gillis schools. There are no elections in Vernon Parish. Polls are open at 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Voters should bring a driver’s license, a Louisiana special ID or another picture ID that contains a name and signature. Those without a picture ID must sign an affidavit to vote. For sample ballots, with full lists of the candidates and propositions, see page B1. l Online: http://www.geauxvote.com.
  • Out of reach: Judge denies DA request to unseal Palermo indictment
    A 2015 indictment against Joseph Palermo Jr., 73, remains sealed after the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office unsuccessfully tried on Friday in state district court to unseal the document as part of its defense in a lawsuit filed by the local businessman. Palermo pleaded guilty Feb. 27, 2015, in state district court to two misdemeanors — possession of stolen things under $500 and operating a trailer without a valid safety inspection sticker — the day after an indictment was returned against him and sealed. Palermo at the time hadn’t seen the indictment, which was unsealed only for him in January. As part of the plea agreement, Palermo was placed on two years’ unsupervised probation and agreed to forfeit $1.2 million in reimbursement for the costs of investigation and prosecution. The amount was to be paid in three installments of $400,000. In June 2016, Palermo filed suit in East Baton Rouge Parish contending the state breached the terms of the agreement by continuing to investigate “already disposed of charges,” said attorney Karl Koch. In the suit, Palermo seeks a dismissal of his final payment and to be given back the money he has already paid. “They are claiming that we have investigated him on stuff that we settled in the plea agreement. It is a lie, and they know it is a lie,” said John DeRosier, district attorney. “This is not about investigations. This is about him trying to find a way to keep from paying what he has agreed to pay.” He said Palermo agreed to pay the money “in forfeiture of ill-gotten gains in the video poker business for the cost of investigation and prosecution.” Palermo’s attorneys contend the money was extorted from him and that the D.A.’s Office further breached the plea agreement by seeking to unseal the 2015 indictment. DeRosier said prosecutors sought the unsealing so they could “show the judge in Baton Rouge and everybody else” that the allegations that they “extracted the money from (Palermo) are untrue.” Koch said “a deal is a deal” in regard to the sealed document. “This is a dismissed case with bogus charges. I don’t know of a single person in the world that would choose to have that made public,” he said. Judge Ron Ware agreed with Palermo’s attorneys that the sealing of the indictment was part of the plea agreement and denied prosecutors’ motion. DeRosier said his office will appeal Ware’s decision. The American Press and KPLC-TV later made a joint request to unseal the document. Ware set a hearing on the request for June 12. Koch also said that allegations “the state has been trying to push for a number of years” have been found legally deficient. “The federal court system looked at them and threw them out the door. This has ultimately been pushed by a couple of individuals formerly with the Attorney General’s Office. Some of them have been fired,” he said. DeRosier said that the “feds determined that they could not legally prosecute Palermo under the mail fraud statute for items involving a state gaming permit” and that is why they didn’t prosecute. He also spoke about Scott Bailey, the former attorney general investigator who he said assisted his office and state police with “preparing the factual basis in indicting Palermo.” “After Attorney General Jeff Landry was elected, I met with him in Lake Charles and told him that I had heard that Joe Palermo was a substantial contributor to his campaign and that one of the conditions precedent to that was that he fire Scott Bailey,” DeRosier said. “I had that meeting with Jeff Landry, and I told him that if this is true, do not do this. The next morning, Jeff Landry had a crew from the Attorney General’s Office come into Lake Charles to fire Scott Bailey.” The American Press contacted the Attorney General’s Office for a response, but hadn’t received one by press time.
  • Lake Charles buys two new propane-powered buses
    The city of Lake Charles has purchased two new propane-fueled cutaway transit buses — a milestone in its effort to incorporate more vehicles that use the clean-burning fuel. Over the past several years, the city has added 35 propane-powered vehicles — including mowers, trucks and forklifts — to its inventory. Mayor Randy Roach said the goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and invest in alternative sources of energy. Propane is a much cleaner fuel than gasoline, he said, and relatively inexpensive on the front end compared with other alternative sources, like natural gas. Roach said as the city’s first propane-powered transit vehicles, the new transit buses, which carry about 18 passengers each, are an important addition to the city’s fleet. “We have taken a major step to introduce propane into our transit system,” Roach said. He said it’s now up to the new administration to evaluate the program and decide whether to continue adding propane-powered vehicles to its inventory. “I would imagine that in the next few years they’ll look at it and evaluate it and make a decision on whether to expand,” Roach said. He called the $200,000 combined price tag on the two transit vehicles “reasonable,” though it was slightly higher than the gas-powered options. But he said being good stewards of the environment is worth the extra cost. “It shows that we are aware of the ozone issue and we’re trying to be responsible and make the investment where we can to use alternative sources of energy and minimize our impact,” Roach said. Propane-powered mowers produce 40 percent less carbon monoxide emissions than traditional gasoline mowers, according to a city report. The city reported using 12,750 gallons of propane in 2016. Based on this usage, the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions for the year was roughly 23,704 pounds. In addition to ensuring better quality of life for residents, Roach said, cleaner air protects local industries from being curbed by the Environmental Protection Agency. “Calcasieu Parish has never been in non-attainment as far as ozone is concerned, but we’ve been concerned,” Roach said. He said propane also saves on maintenance costs and could save the city money if gas prices were to spike again. The city has three converted propane-powered trucks, four forklifts that operate on propane and 28 propane riding mowers. Roach said the mowers were at the top of the city’s list because they’re used all day, every day — making mowers “a significant contribution to the ozone issue.” The move to propane began several years ago when the city, along with the Imperial Calcasieu Regional Planning and Development Commission, assembled the Air Quality Task Force of Southwest Louisiana to help the region continue to meet EPA air quality standards. Roach said local UPS trucks have made the switch to propane as well.
  • Veterans encouraged to submit photos to display in gallery
    Beauregard Parish veterans are encouraged to submit their names and photographs for a display to be held next month at the Real Art Gallery in DeRidder. Gallery spokeswoman Sharon Harris said that while only a few photos have been submitted to the gallery so far, she is hoping more will follow to accompany the gallery’s exhibit featuring local veteran Eric Nyros. The Memorial Day-themed display is the brain child of Beauregard Police Juror Carlos Archield, who said he was looking for a way to pay tribute to area veterans. “It is something that has never been done here before, and I just thought it would be a really great way to pay homage to our own veterans and draw some deserved attention to them from the public,”Archield said. “I was very pleased that the gallery was willing to allow us to do this, and I just encourage all veterans and the families of those who are deceased to participate in this so that we can make it something really impressive.” To participate, veterans or their family members are asked to bring a framed 8-by-10 photograph from their service years to the gallery, at 108 West First St. The photograph should be accompanied by the service member’s full name, unit and years of service.
  • 'Fish attractors' from energy companies' scrap plastic pipe
    NEW ORLEANS -- Plastic pipes that energy companies would otherwise send to landfills are being turned into "fish attractors" in at least three southern states. Kentucky biologists have made hundreds of these artificial reefs and set them out in lakes, rivers and other waterways. Louisiana and Tennessee are starting similar programs in partnership with energy companies. Biologists say small fish shelter in and around the structures and munch on the algae and aquatic insects that glom onto them. The small fish attract the larger fish that anglers go for. Christmas trees and triangles of wood pallets are among other materials that can be used for such projects. But biologist Jeremy Shiflet (SHIF-let) of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources says anglers like those made of pipe because they're less likely to snag hooks.
  • Maroon 5, Usher, Alabama Shakes headline Jazz Fest Day 2
    NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival enters its second day with performances by Maroon 5, Usher and Alabama Shakes. Maroon 5, which last performed at Jazz Fest in 2013, will close out the Acura Stage on Saturday. The band has some New Orleans ties: their keyboardist PJ Morton is from the city. Usher & The Roots will be closing out the Congo Square Stage. The American blues rock band Alabama Shakes featuring lead singer and guitarist Brittany Howard will close out the Gentilly Stage. The seven-day festival takes place over two weekends. In addition to big-name acts like Maroon 5, the festival also features hundreds of Louisiana jazz, gospel, zydeco and other musical acts.
  • Body found believed teen hiker; step-grandmom still missing
    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. -- The fate of a woman who went missing two weeks ago while on a Grand Canyon hike with her step-grandson remains an unknown while their family awaits the positive identification of a body found in the park and believed to be the 14-year-old boy. The two went missing April 15 while in the bottom of the canyon during a hike from the North Rim to an area known as Tapeats Creek. The Grand Canyon National Park says a body found Friday by a commercial river trip is likely Jackson Standefer, of Chattanooga, Tennessee. The body was taken by helicopter to the Coconino County Medical Examiner's Office, which will confirm the identification. Mark McOmie, Standefer's uncle, said the family is waiting to comment until the body is formally identified. He described his nephew as a loving and well-loved boy who was always smiling. Standefer and LouAnn Merrell were on a trip with Standefer's mother and LouAnn's husband, Randy, co-founder of Merrell Boot Co. Authorities say the teenager and his step-grandmother were crossing a creek when they lost their footing and were swept away. The Merrells are from Utah. Park rangers spent days searching with a helicopter, ground crew, drone and motorized inflatable boat. The search was scaled back last week. Standefer was an eighth-grade student at The McCallie School, an all-boys boarding institution in Chattanooga. School spokesman James Tanner said Friday the school had no comment because it had just learned of the news. But Tanner said Standefer was active in outdoors programs, crew team and a youth Christian group. Tapeats Creek is in a remote area of the Grand Canyon that isn't frequented as often as other popular areas. Experienced hikers say it's an arduous hike down the canyon that ends in stunning and unique views.
  • Correspondents' dinner lacks glitter without Trump
    The annual dinner of the White House Correspondents' Association is taking place without its traditional star. This year the president of the United States, Donald Trump, has decided to stay away from an event in which he would be a prime target of biting humor. That's dulled the glitter emanating from celebrities who usually come to the Saturday night dinner as guests of media outlets. Absent a busload of big names, the event is focusing on the First Amendment and the crucial role of the press in a democracy. There will be, as usual, a comedian emceeing the event, which will air on C-SPAN: Hasan Minhaj, of "The Daily Show." A president hasn't declined to attend since Ronald Reagan in 1981, though he was recovering from an assassination attempt.
  • Froma Harrop: Can we think our way past robots?
    Will advances in artificial intelligence make humans obsolete?       
  • Your Mail 4-29: Citizens can't afford more gas taxes
    Call your so-called representative or senator and ask if they have any idea how much the state actually spends on roads       
  • Tigers win second straight over Alabama
    Rightfielder Greg Deichmann collected a career-high four hits and two RBI Friday night, and left-hander Jared Poché worked 5.       
  • Tigers win second straight over Alabama
    Rightfielder Greg Deichmann collected a career-high four hits and two RBI Friday night, and left-hander Jared Poché worked 5.       
  • Surveillance video shows two cars torched as victims fear 2nd attack
    A Shreveport woman says dramatic surveillance footage doesn't just show the work of two people allegedly committing arson. She fears the intent was something far more sinister.
  • Florist accused of stealing flowers from grave sites
    Police set up a trap with cameras in a cemetery that caught a woman seen taking fresh flowers and other items, and loading them in to a van. Police have a suspect. 
  • Teen with cerebral palsy denied prom tickets
    She has her dress, her date, and an extensive hair and makeup plan. It’s all in anticipation of her high school prom, but a Middle Tennessee teen was denied tickets.
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  • Cabrini Crawfish Boil
          
  • 2017 Relay for Life of Rapides Parish
          
  • 2017 Relay for Life of Rapides Parish
          
  • Relay celebrates lives of cancer survivors
    The 2017 Relay for Life of Rapides Parish kicked off Friday evening at Holy Savior Menard High School. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.       
  • Relay celebrates lives of cancer survivors
    The 2017 Relay for Life of Rapides Parish kicked off Friday evening at Holy Savior Menard High School. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.       
  • Pinching tails at Cabrini Crawfish Boil
    The annual Cabrini Crawfish Boil was held Friday evening at St. Frances Cabrini School. Proceeds from the crawfish boil and live and silent auctions benefit the school.       
  • Pinching tails at Cabrini Crawfish Boil
    The annual Cabrini Crawfish Boil was held Friday evening at St. Frances Cabrini School. Proceeds from the crawfish boil and live and silent auctions benefit the school.       
  • Menard stunned in quarters by St. Thomas Aquinas
    Menard coach Allison Frye had little to no words Friday.       
  • Menard stunned in quarters by St. Thomas Aquinas
    Menard coach Allison Frye had little to no words Friday.       
  • KSLA Salutes: Dorm Life at Barksdale AFB
    Although military housing varies by rank, location and family, new airmen typically start their careers living on base. After basic training young airmen move to complexes closely resembling the life of an average college student.
  • Trashiest state? Lawmaker believes kids can change La.'s litter culture
    Rep. Stuart Bishop's bill would require litter prevention and awareness be taught in elementary schools.       
  • Trashiest state? Lawmaker believes kids can change La.'s litter culture
    Rep. Stuart Bishop's bill would require litter prevention and awareness be taught in elementary schools.       
  • Stained glass shop windows, door shattered by vandals
    A Bossier City stained glass shop is cleaning up after vandals struck the business causing an estimated of up to $2,000 in damage last week.  
  • Rapides Island Water to flush mains May 1-5
    The Rapides Island Water Association will be flushing its water mains from May 1-5, and the Rapides Parish Fire District #2 will flow hydrants from May 8-12.       
  • Rapides Island Water to flush mains May 1-5
    The Rapides Island Water Association will be flushing its water mains from May 1-5, and the Rapides Parish Fire District #2 will flow hydrants from May 8-12.       
  • Woman warned police of suspicious activity prior to shooting
    Frustrated and scared that's how neighbors feel after a deadly shooting Thursday night on Ascolon Street in east Shreveport.  
  • Students say college policies violate their right to free speech
    Louisiana college students are pushing to revise campus free speech codes.       
  • Students say college policies violate their right to free speech
    Louisiana college students are pushing to revise campus free speech codes.       
  • Saturday night is a Severe Weather Alert Day for the ArkLaTex
    The StormTracker 12 Weather Team is declaring Saturday night a Severe Weather Alert Day across the ArkLaTex.
  • Study: treat trauma, not just behavior of at-risk kids
    Awareness is spreading about trauma-informed care, a framework helping professionals understand the youth they work with.       
  • Study: treat trauma, not just behavior of at-risk kids
    Awareness is spreading about trauma-informed care, a framework helping professionals understand the youth they work with.       
  • A new standard: Specially trained nurses bring change to sexual assault cases
    Rapides Parish has undergone a fundamental shift in how sexual assault cases are handled, a move that proponents hope mirrors successes across the state in higher conviction rates and better services for victims.       
  • A new standard: Specially trained nurses bring change to sexual assault cases
    Rapides Parish has undergone a fundamental shift in how sexual assault cases are handled, a move that proponents hope mirrors successes across the state in higher conviction rates and better services for victims.       
  • Louisiana digs deeper into last place in per-student spending
    Louisiana spends less than other southern states on its college students — way less.       
  • Louisiana digs deeper into last place in per-student spending
    Louisiana spends less than other southern states on its college students — way less.       
  • Alexandria carjacking suspect booked into Rapides jail
    A man who led police on a 65-mile chase from Alexandria to Kinder has been booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center on a host of new charges.       
  • Alexandria carjacking suspect booked into Rapides jail
    A man who led police on a 65-mile chase from Alexandria to Kinder has been booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center on a host of new charges.       
  • Man pleads guilty to child molestation at Fort Polk, another post
    A former service member pleaded guilty Thursday in Washington state to two counts of sexual molestation of a child that happened at posts in that state and at Fort Polk in Vernon Parish.       
  • Man pleads guilty to child molestation at Fort Polk, another post
    A former service member pleaded guilty Thursday in Washington state to two counts of sexual molestation of a child that happened at posts in that state and at Fort Polk in Vernon Parish.       
  • Police: Alexandria man kidnapped girlfriend, stabbed father
    A man forced his way into an Alexandria home, stabbing his girlfriend's father before kidnapping her in her wheelchair on Thursday afternoon, according to police.       
  • Police: Alexandria man kidnapped girlfriend, stabbed father
    A man forced his way into an Alexandria home, stabbing his girlfriend's father before kidnapping her in her wheelchair on Thursday afternoon, according to police.       
  • Family seeks 'miracle' for siblings, saves lives in the process
    Bone marrow drives for pair of siblings have helped more than 40 people; family hopes to register thousands more donors.       
  • Family seeks 'miracle' for siblings, saves lives in the process
    Bone marrow drives for pair of siblings have helped more than 40 people; family hopes to register thousands more donors.       
  • WATCH: EBR Mayor President discusses rumors of Alton Sterling decision
    East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome spoke on rumors of a decision from the federal government regarding the Alton Sterling shooting."The truth is that no one knows a specific day or a specific date," Mayor Broome told News 2's Sylvia Weatherspoon. "I can assure you as the Mayor-President of the city and parish, as soon as I am told, I will make sure the citizens of our city know."Mayor Broome discussed the possibility of protests occurring after the decision was revealed."If you recall last year, the protests were peaceful. They were peaceful protests. So I have no reason to expect anything else." The full interview can be seen on WBRZ News 2's Facebook page. Permalink| Comments
  • Conference to spotlight local preservation efforts
    Louisiana's Annual Preservation Conference is coming to the Hotel Bentley this year.       
  • Conference to spotlight local preservation efforts
    Louisiana's Annual Preservation Conference is coming to the Hotel Bentley this year.       
  • Shreveport police release name of victim in Thursday's shooting
    Shreveport police have released the identity of a man that was killed in Thursday's afternoon shooting.
  • Menard boys dedicate win to teammate after his death
    Although the Holy Savior Menard golf team has been grieving the loss of their team mate, Adam Jeansonne, who passed away last week, the young men rallied together earlier this week to win the Division 3 Regional Tournament at Kosati Pines in Kinder,       
  • Menard boys dedicate win to teammate after his death
    Although the Holy Savior Menard golf team has been grieving the loss of their team mate, Adam Jeansonne, who passed away last week, the young men rallied together earlier this week to win the Division 3 Regional Tournament at Kosati Pines in Kinder,       
  • Menard boys dedicate win to teammate after his death
    Although the Holy Savior Menard golf team has been grieving the loss of their team mate, Adam Jeansonne, who passed away last week, the young men rallied together earlier this week to win the Division 3 Regional Tournament at Kosati Pines in Kinder,       
  • Young Americans for Liberty want to see change
    The Young Americans for Liberty chapter at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette invited students to write anything on a 9-foot beach ball called a on campus. Chapter founder and president Joe Shamp explains.       
  • Saints basically traded up for first-round picks
    The Saints did not expect Ohio State's Lattiimore or Wisconsin's Ramczyk to be around at No. 11 and No. 32 of 1st round       
  • Saints basically traded up for first-round picks
    The Saints did not expect Ohio State's Lattiimore or Wisconsin's Ramczyk to be around at No. 11 and No. 32 of 1st round       
  • Bill aims to restructure TOPS payout
    The latest buzz in TOPS legislation comes from Rep. Gary Carter, D-New Orleans, whose House Bill 390 would offer a TOPS shortfall plan that prioritizes low-income and high-achieving students — though some argue it harms those stuck in the middle.       
  • Bill aims to restructure TOPS payout
    The latest buzz in TOPS legislation comes from Rep. Gary Carter, D-New Orleans, whose House Bill 390 would offer a TOPS shortfall plan that prioritizes low-income and high-achieving students — though some argue it harms those stuck in the middle.       
  • Sheriff: Body of missing 2-year-old girl found, search continues for missing brother
    Authorities with the Polk County Sheriff's Office are expected to hold a news conference Friday afternoon about the two missing children whose mother was found dead Thursday. 
  • Greek organizations recognized for outstanding philanthropic events
    The University’s Greek councils chose three organizations to be recognized for their outstanding achievements in philanthropy for the 2016-17 academic year. Delta Zeta, Kappa Alpha and Zeta Phi Beta all received awards for events that raised money for various causes.
  • Shreveport man captured after leading police on chase in N. Bossier
    A Shreveport man is in custody after leading state police and deputies on a chase through several north Bossier neighborhoods late Friday morning. 
  • OLPS celebrates flavor of Louisiana
    Our Lady of Prompt Succor School third-graders celebrated the work they've done through the school year at the 10th annual Louisiana Day on Friday. A parade of festivals along with foods that define Louisiana were part of the festivities.       
  • OLPS celebrates flavor of Louisiana
    Our Lady of Prompt Succor School third-graders celebrated the work they've done through the school year at the 10th annual Louisiana Day on Friday. A parade of festivals along with foods that define Louisiana were part of the festivities.       
  • Preparing your pets for storms and severe weather
    Just like many of us, our pets are afraid of storms too.  
  • 12 Investigates: Officer accused of shooting suspect had history of use of force complaints
    The Shreveport police officer accused of pulling the trigger on a suspect in late March has a history of use of force complaints, public records show. 
  • ATM stolen from Texarkana, AR grocery store
    The staff at a Texarkana, AR grocery store is left cleaning up after someone broke into the store and stole an ATM.
  • Voters head to polls Saturday
    Three property tax renewals only items on ballot Derek J. Amaya Lincoln Parish voters will head to the polls Saturday to cast their ballot on three parishwide tax renewals that generate more then $8 million over a 10-year period for public schools. Polls are open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday. Voters must bring photo identification. The three parishwide property taxes generate more than $8 million over a 10-year period for public schools, said school system Business Manager George Murphy. Revenue from the millage helps finance construction, technology, salaries and other general operating expenses. The current mileages expire in 2018 and 2019. Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.
  • Urban League president to address GSU graduates
    Leader News Service Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League and former New Orleans mayor, will deliver Grambling State University’s spring 2017 commencement address on May 12. The graduation is scheduled for 10 a.m. in the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. “Mayor Morial has an international reputation; he’s a focused leader and activist, GSU President Rick Gallot said. “We are excited that the head of the nation’s largest historic civil rights and urban advocacy group is available to visit our campus and share his knowledge with our graduates.” Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here. read more
  • RPD issues warrants
    Suspects named in Tuesday night shooting Nancy Bergeron Ruston Police have obtained arrest warrants charging two men with attempted second-degree murder in connection Tuesday night’s shooting at Edgewood Square Apartments. Tyrone L. Singleton, 34, of 1221 Walter Rd., Spearsville, and Charvis Lamon Buggs, 27, of 301 Loop Drive, Farmerville, are currently in the Union Parish Detention Center on drug and firearm charges stemming from a traffic stop near Bernice. The men will be brought back to Lincoln Parish once Union Parish completes it case against them, Ruston Deputy Police Chief Clint Williams said this morning. Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here. read more
  • New GSU library idea moves forward
    Gallot: Facilities must reflect modern trends Will Sutton, GSU Media Bureau Grambling State University President Rick Gallot told the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors that the existing campus library has outlived its usefulness and GSU students deserve something much better. “The GSU Library of the future must reflect the technology and trends of the 21st Century Library” Gallot said during an interview. “It’s time for us to start moving to a new concept, something that better fits the ways our millennial students, faculty and others actually read, study and use resources and tools.” Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here. read more
  • Stage set for Tech production of Neil Simon’s ‘Rumors’
    Leader News Service Louisiana Tech University’s Department of Theatre is set to raise the curtain on its fourth and final production of the 2016-2017 season with “Rumors,” written by Neil Simon and directed by Paul B. Crook, professor of theatre at Louisiana Tech. Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here. read more
  • ‘The Great Maker Show’ comes to Tech
    Hannah Bustamante Submitted photo - The Louisiana Tech Enterprise Center Gallery, in partnership with Lincoln Parish ACHIEVE, lead an art outreach program for 20 fifth grade students from Cypress Springs Elementary and Ruston Elementary School called ACDC. The Innovation Enterprise and Enterprise Center Gallery at Louisiana Tech University is hosting two incredible events that celebrate makers. The first of these events is The Great Maker Show with an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. today at University Hall Gathering Room. As a part of the Innovation Enterprise Maker Month Initiative, The Great Maker Show was an open call to students enrolled at Tech in any major to submit any and all things they’ve made. A panel of jurors from the Ruston community were asked to select works based on process, materials, and presentation. Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here. read more
  • La. congressman says Alton Sterling report expected to be released Tuesday, frustrated with federal probe
    BATON ROUGE – A Louisiana congressman urged federal authorities to be more open about its investigation into the shooting death of Alton Sterling by Baton Rouge Police last year. Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-House District 2) said he is frustrated by chatter among local officials that the Justice Department is expected to release details of its investigation early next week – though local authorities have not provided confirmation any investigation is complete and for most of this week had said there was little to no communication between local agencies and federal authorities. “… persistent rumors are circulating in the Baton Rouge area… rumors have risen to the point that local schools and other organizations are expediting funds to prepare for a Tuesday announcement,” Rep. Richmond wrote in a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Sessions' team is overseeing the investigation – though sources said it will be federal authorities located in Baton Rouge that would reveal details of the federal inquiry. “The Department of Justice’s failure to communicate with the community has created angst and nervousness, and I fear this carries the potential for increased tension between the community and law enforcement,” Rep. Richmond said. WBRZ has been working to confirm details of a possible federal announcement next week, but sources have refused to be identified by name in reports, and chatter has been similar to rumors of an announcement expected earlier in 2017 and in late 2016. Rep. Richmond was the first official to publicly speak – and identify Tuesday as a date of an announcement. A federal announcement is expected to determine if Sterling's civil rights were violated by his shooting death. The Justice Department should reveal whether or not the two officers will be indicted or not. WBRZ recorded video Friday evening of obvious police activity in certain areas – barricades being stored around Baton Rouge Police Headquarters, the center of protests following Sterling's death. WBRZ plans lengthy programming interruptions and extensive coverage when the Justice Department reveals its decision. Click HERE to read Richmond's letter. ************** Follow the publisher of this post on Twitter: @treyschmaltz Permalink| Comments
  • Living in a culture of apathy
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  • Corporal punishment in schools
    Heather Small Hawley Florien High School is a small building, housing around 300 K-12 students on the edge of Toledo Bend Lake. There is not much to see other than its brown brick outsides with its flaking yellow letters proclaiming it’s motto: “Building a Tradition of Excellence.” For 13 years, I walked the halls of that building and could probably still do so with my eyes closed. It is my alma mater. Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here. read more
  • Geaux vote in Saturday’s referendum
    Rick Hohlt Lincoln Parish voters go to the polls Saturday to make an important decision for public education’s future. While the tax renewal referendum does not have the hype of a presidential election surrounding it, the impact of the vote on students who attend Lincoln Parish public schools cannot be overstated. Voters will decide whether to renew three parishwide property taxes that generate more than $8 million over a 10-year period for local schools. Revenue from the millages help finance construction, technology, salaries and other general operating expenses. Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here. read more
  • Diamond ’Dogs to host Western Kentucky
    Leader Sports Service Louisiana Tech will host Western Kentucky for three games beginning at 6 p.m. today at J.C. Love Field. Tech last took the field nearly a week ago when the Bulldogs took two-of-three games from UAB over the weekend, powered by a six-run bottom of the eighth in the series finale on Sunday evening. This past week, marked the first without a midweek game scheduled. Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here. read more
  • Who's dancing in Dancing with the Stars Cenla Style?
    Alexandria Country Day School announced the ten couples dancing in the school's fundraiser, "Dancing with the Stars Cenla Style" set for Oct. 5 at the Riverfront Center. Dance couples are Fred and Ashley Ruggles; Dustin Matthews and Caitlin Murphy; Gary Bordelon and Dr. Zohra Khambatti; Daniel and Tessa Myrick; Mark Fuselier and Lacy Blackmon; Rocky and Lindsay Procell; Beau Crenshaw and Kasey Gill; Steve Mansour and Meredith Crotty; Dr. Jim Hebert and Karen Hayson-Juarez; Quentin Cole and Brandi Stalnaker.       
  • Louisiana Art and Science museum curates “Polymers in Art through the Centuries” exhibit with LSU professor
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    The Louisiana State Fire Marshal's investigating after a body was found in a burning car in DeSoto Parish Friday morning.
  • Rapides, Grace fall in LHSAA quarters
    Even though Rapides was in its first trip to Sulphur, it was not phased and put up quite a fight.       
  • VA whistle-blowers leery of Trump order creating office to protect them
    As President Trump signed an executive order Thursday seeking to provide more protections to whistle-blowers at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the very people he's trying to protect are leery.       
  • VA whistle-blowers leery of Trump order creating office to protect them
    As President Trump signed an executive order Thursday seeking to provide more protections to whistle-blowers at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the very people he's trying to protect are leery.       
  • Louisiana repaying $370M cash-flow loan early
    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana is repaying early the $370 million it borrowed this budget year to keep state agencies paying their bills on time.       
  • Louisiana repaying $370M cash-flow loan early
    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana is repaying early the $370 million it borrowed this budget year to keep state agencies paying their bills on time.       
  • Corporate flat tax bill gaining traction in Capitol
    House Bill 648 by Rep. Kenny Havard, R-Jackson, gets a hearing in Ways and Means Monday.       
  • Corporate flat tax bill gaining traction in Capitol
    House Bill 648 by Rep. Kenny Havard, R-Jackson, gets a hearing in Ways and Means Monday.       
  • Trump: I thought being president would be easier
    President Trump has said he thought being the leader of the United States would be “easier.”       
  • Trump: I thought being president would be easier
    President Trump has said he thought being the leader of the United States would be “easier.”       
  • Trump warns of 'major, major conflict' with North Korea
    A "major, major conflict" with North Korea is a possibility for the U.S., but the White House is trying to come up with diplomatic solutions, President Trump told Reuters Thursday.       
  • Trump warns of 'major, major conflict' with North Korea
    A "major, major conflict" with North Korea is a possibility for the U.S., but the White House is trying to come up with diplomatic solutions, President Trump told Reuters Thursday.       
  • Faith factors into death penalty bill
    Note: This bill aiming to ban the death penalty has since cleared by a Senate panel, and will be heard by the full Senate.       
  • Faith factors into death penalty bill
    Note: This bill aiming to ban the death penalty has since cleared by a Senate panel, and will be heard by the full Senate.       
  • One dead after 18-wheeler overturns on Greenwell Springs Rd
    BAYWOOD – One person is dead after an 18-wheeler overturned on Greenwell Springs Road Friday morning. The crash took the life of 47-year-old Richard Boudreaux. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash occurred as 59-year-old Donald Gill was traveling southbound on Greenwell Springs Road in an 18-wheeler. For reasons still under investigation, Gill ran off the right side of the road. Gill's vehicle struck a tree and overturned. State Police say that Boudreaux was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash and was ejected from the vehicle. He sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Impairment is not suspected to be a factor in the crash, however a toxicology sample from Gill will be taken for analysis. According to Louisiana State Police, criminal charges are pending. La 37 closed near Pride Baywood due to overturned truck. South of Clinton— WBRZ Traffic (@WBRZtraffic) April 28, 2017 Permalink| Comments
  • LSU's Fournette, Adams, White picked at 4, 6 and 27
    After Fournette and Adams go in top six, cornerback Tre'Davious White of LSU lands in Buffalo as 27th pick of 1st round       
  • Lange Leads Tigers to 8-2 Win Over Alabama
    Junior right-hander Alex Lange limited Alabama to two runs in 7.1 innings Thursday night, leading No. 11 LSU to an 8-2 win over the Crimson Tide at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.       
  • Million-dollar economic impact expected from youth baseball tournament
    Youth baseball will be a very common sight in Shreveport-Bossier over the next two weekends. 2,000 players from 170 teams in 7 states will all converge for what's called the Twin City Shootout - Super NIT.
  • Menard is looking to finish the job
    So close, yet so far.       
  • Severe reaction to new sandals leads woman on a painful path
    One woman wants to warn people about her painful path, the result of a severe and debilitating allergic reaction. She had no idea what she was allergic to until she visited a fourth emergency room in two weeks.    
  • LC names new football coach, AD
    See who will be replacing the departed Dennis Dunn       
  • Otis man booked on warrants after traffic stop
    An Otis man who left the Cotile Lake Recreation Area without paying his bill was found two weeks later when he was arrested by Louisiana State Police on unrelated charges, according to a release.       
  • Meet the Bronx Brothers of Louisiana College
    One of the great things about baseball is the way it transcends culture. No matter where you learned the game or the way you play it, the bases are still 90 feet apart and the mound is still 60 feet and six inches from the plate.       
  • House Democrats left wanting more details from Republicans on state budget
    Just days after opposition from Republicans doomed a key piece of the governor's budget-solving strategy, House Democrats say they are still waiting for a credible budget plan from the chamber's GOP leadership.
  • LC promotes two to football coach, athletic director
    Justin Charles, defense coordinator for the LC Wildcats football team, was announced as the new football head coach and Reni Mason, Louisiana College Wildcats basketball coach, was announced as the new athletic director for the college.       
  • LC promotes two to football coach, athletic director
    Justin Charles, defense coordinator for the LC Wildcats football team, was announced as the new football head coach and Reni Mason, Louisiana College Wildcats basketball coach, was announced as the new athletic director for the college.       
  • Future of state's marijuana sales discussed
    BATON ROUGE -- The lucrative nature of marijuana sales was at the center Thursday of a House Committee on Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural Development discussion of a law that puts the state into the marijuana distribution business.         
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    Raymond Crews and Robert Gatti will face each other in a runoff this weekend to see who will represent Bossier Parish District 8 in the state House of Representatives.
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    Tuesday was an eerily quiet day at the Alexandria Senior High Softball Complex.       
  • Newly elected SG president and vice president look forward to new initiatives
    The University celebrated inauguration day for LSU Student Government on April 17 with the induction of new the Student Government president and vice president, Jason Badeaux and Leah Sanders, respectively.
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    As seniors approach their final week of classes, there is likely only one thing on their minds — walking across the stage and receiving their degrees. Before they can do that, however, graduates and guests will hear from Gov. John…
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  • Zoo animals take the stage
          
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    An LSU Football ticket surcharge proposed in the Faculty Senate could benefit the Tigers’ namesake.
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    Leaders of Gov. John Bel Edwards' task force that recommended a $700 million increase in state aid for roads and bridges stepped up efforts Thursday to win legislative support for improvements.
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    William Huff terrorized Sierra Vista during the spring and summer of 1967. Despite a sentence of 40 years to life, the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency voted to release him from prison into home arrest. Family members of the victims are concerned for the safety of the community, as are new members of the Clemency Board. CBS 5 Investigates videotaped Huff riding a bike through his Tucson neighborhood. There are no restrictions placed on his proximity to children. 
  • Mike the Tiger Habitat Renovation
    Nearly six months have passed since LSU lost their beloved mascot Mike the Tiger to a rare cancer, since then, LSU Veterinarian Dr. David Baker has been searching for a new live mascot to take over Mikes legacy.
  • Burgers by the Curbside
    Local burger restaurant Curbside is getting a lot of love from the Baton Rouge community after opening a new store in mid-town.
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    The Tigers, losers of three of their last four, open three-game series at struggling Alabama Thursday night       
  • Saints Loomis vague, but look for DE, CB picks in draft
    Saints general manager Mickey Loomis talked around upcoming NFL Draft Wednesday at Saints camp, but he dropped hints.       
  • LSU backup offensive lineman suspended after arrest
    Reserve offensive lineman Adrian Magee, a freshman from Franklinton, has been suspended after arrest for simple burglary       
  • Pineville's run ends in loss to Northshore
    PINEVILLE — Normally a light-hitting team, Northshore brought out the big bats and hit a trio of home runs.       
  • Fournette, Adams, White to go in 1st round of NFL Draft
    Projected high 1st round draft pick Leonard Fournette even wowed himself when he was at LSU. 10 Tigers could be picked.       
  • Tulane rallies late to dump LSU
    Tigers can’t hold seventh-inning lead.       
  • Pineville takes on Northshore
          
  • Pineville takes on Northshore
          
  • Pineville takes on Northshore
          
  • PHS takes on Northshore
    Pineville High School's baseball team takes on Northshore in a playoff matchup.       
  • John Marcase: LHSAA playoff absurdity continues in softball, baseball
    LHSAA and its member schools have completely destroyed playoff system       
  • New kids on the block: Rapides excited for 1st Sulphur trip
    LECOMPTE — Rapides seniors Ashleigh Caruso, Karly Ingo and Victoria Strickland remember their eighth-grade season quite vividly.       
  • A Dunn deal: Pineville officially introduces Dunn as coach
    PINEVILLE — It has been a busy 24 hours for Dennis Dunn.       
  • Dunn moves to Pineville
    Louisiana College head football coach Dennis Dunn was formally announced as the new head football coach for Pineville High School Tuesday.       
  • LSU so needs a sweep at Sweet Home Alabama this weekend
    After losing two of three at Kentucky, LSU plays at Tulane Tuesday night, then is off to Bama Thursday through Saturday       
  • Adrian Peterson says he will sign with Saints
    After a wait of more than a month, Adrian Peterson seems to have found his landing spot back in the NFL.       
  • Pineville to introduce LC's Dunn as coach Tuesday
    Dennis Dunn is going back to school.       
  • LSU's Etling played hurt, had back procedure Monday
    LSU quarterback Danny Etling had a minor back procedure two days after playing in the spring game Saturday, Orgeron said       
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  • LSU spring football game
          
  • Coach O tour hits Bossier City May 1, Lafayette May 8
    LSU coach Ed Orgeron will tour the state to speak to fans beginning in Bossier City on May 1 with Lafayette on May 8       
  • PHOTOS- Thousands come out across Louisiana to march for science
          
  • PHOTOS- Thousands come out across Louisiana to march for science
          
  • Inglewood Classic 5K and Fun Run
          
  • Inglewood Classic 5K and Fun Run
          
  • Checkmate! Chess Tournament engages students, adults
          
  • ASH girls Sulphur bound
          
  • Grant Girls Softball beats Cecilia 6-2
          
  • Holy Savior Menard earns trip to Sulphur
          
  • Pineville girls taken on Denham Springs in softball
          
  • Want to help a great local project? Here's how you can
    Several local 'great ideas' are in the running for grants from USA Today. Your online votes could help them win       
  • Alexandria - This Is My Town
    Alexandria is our town, and The Town Talk is your local source for news and information about Central Louisiana.       
  • Empowerment: Stories of love, loss, tragedy and redemption
    Stories of love, loss, tragedy, redemption and inspiration.       
  • 2016 Health Care Directory
    Check out the 2016 Health Care Directory and read about our Healthcare Hero Dr. Brian Elkins.       
  • 2016 Health Care Directory
    Check out the 2016 Health Care Directory and read about our Healthcare Hero Dr. Brian Elkins.       
  • 2016 Health Care Directory
    Check out the 2016 Health Care Directory and read about our Healthcare Hero Dr. Brian Elkins.       
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  • Going the second mile… and then some
    Brewer strikes familiar tone at first LC chapel of semester
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    W3 gives LC freshman a friendly start
  • ‘Coming full circle’
    Bankston looks to return LC softball to 'elite level'
  • Ready for Reni’s day
    Mason to become fourth head coach in history of hoops program
  • Brewer to LC grads: ‘Do hard work… and then some’
    Spring 2015 Commencement features charge from new LC president
  • Last time home
    LC softball, baseball close out home portion of schedules
  • Wildcats Media News for April 24, 2015
    LC's student-driven newscast
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    Your weekly campus happenings
  • ‘A time of frustration’
    Dr. Brewer's first chapel features message of encouragement
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    The Mexican foreign secretary called the plan to build walls along the border a “hostile” and “deeply unfriendly” act, and an “aggravating action". He warned that Mexico intends to conduct a fierce legal battle to stop any border walls that violate the rights of Mexicans.
  • Trump: ‘We’ll Build the Wall,’ ‘That’s an Easy One’
    Friday at the National Rifle Association (NRA) Leadership Forum in Atlanta, President Donald Trump declared he would build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, adding, “That’s an easy one.” Trump said, “We’ve already seen—listen to this, it’s never happened before—people can’t even believe it. And by the way, don’t even think about it. Don’t even think about it. You know, they are trying to use the number against us because we’ve done so unbelievably at the borders. They are trying to use it against us. But you need that wall to stop the human trafficking, to stop the drugs, to stop the wrong people you need the wall. But listen to this, we’ve already seen a 73 percent decrease — never happened before on the southern border—since my election, you see what they’re doing, right? So why do you need a wall? We need a wall.” “We’ll build the wall,” he continued. “Don’t even think about it. Don’t even think about it. That’s an easy one. We’re going to build a wall. It’s the final element. We need the wall. And it’s a wall, in certain areas where you have massive physical structures, we don’t need, and certain big rivers and
  • Vanity Fair: National Politics Are all About Donald Trump’s Wall
    The fate of Donald Trump's presidency depends on whether Sen. Chuck Schumer can block construction of the border wall, says Vanity Fair.
  • Trump Reverses Obama’s Last Days Drilling Ban
    President Donald Trump on Friday signed a new executive order on an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy as he proclaimed, “It’s going to lead to a lot of great wealth for our country and a lot of great jobs for our country.”
  • Exclusive — Sarah Palin: Trump ‘Makes America Great Again’ by Lifting Obama’s ‘Anti-American’ Offshore Drilling Ban
    Former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin told Breitbart News that she welcomes President Trump’s executive order aimed at lifting the ban on offshore drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic and Atlantic areas.
  • MILO Announces New Media Venture
    Former Breitbart Senior Editor MILO has announced the founding of his new $12 million dollar media company, MILO, Inc.
  • Report: Obama Said Coulter Should Be Allowed to Speak at Berkeley
    On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “OutFront,” former Hollywood Reporter Editor Janice Min, who attended a private gathering with former President Obama on Thursday, stated that Obama argued Ann Coulter should be allowed to speak at UC-Berkeley. Min reported, “Doris Kearns Goodwin asked him about his views on the First Amendment, and he said, listen, I think that things that are going on right now, on college campuses can be crazy. They’re a little extreme. He said, Ann Coulter, at Berkeley, she should be allowed to speak. That’s ridiculous. Of course she should be allowed to speak.” (h/t The Right Scoop) Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
  • Maher: Trump’s Tax Plan Proves ‘Mental Illness Is Sad’
    On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” Bill Maher stated President Trump’s tax plan is proof that “Mental illness is sad, ladies and gentlemen.” Maher said, “Mental illness is sad, ladies and gentlemen. I think –. If you need proof of that, he unveiled the tax plan this week. I don’t have time to go into the details. Just suffice it to say, the wealthiest people in America are finally going to be catching a break, ladies and gentlemen. Isn’t that awesome? Tax plan? What a charitable word for it. It was one page, with no math. I’m not kidding. That’s the tax plan. That’s not a tax plan. That’s a resume for a manager at Chuck E. Cheese. You know what they said? They said, well, it’s rough. Rough? I mean, there’s rough, and then, this is so rough it needs a safe word.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
  • VIDEO: Robbery Suspect Can’t Rack Slide, Points Jammed Gun at Cashier
    On April 26 an armed robbery suspect failed to successfully rack the slide of his semi-automatic pistol but pointed the jammed gun toward a cashier and demanded money anyway.
  • Feminist Alice Walker: Muslim Scholars Have ‘Ignored the Problem of Female Genital Mutilation’
    Feminist icon Alice Walker has bemoaned the horror of female genital mutilation (FGM) for years and acknowledged in a 2006 interview that Muslim scholars “have traditionally ignored the problem.”
  • Three Charged with Supplying Arms to Charlie Hebdo and Jewish Supermarket Attackers
    PARIS (AFP) - Three people have been charged with supplying arms to jihadists who staged deadly attacks in 2015 on a Jewish supermarket in Paris and the Charlie Hebdo satirical weekly, a judicial source said.
  • British Police Making Terror Arrests on ‘Near Daily Basis’ as Expert Estimates 10,000 UK Jihadis
    The Senior National Co-ordinator for Counter Terrorism has confirmed that police are now making terror-related arrests "on a near daily basis". Meanwhile, a noted security expert has estimated the number of "committed Islamists" in the country is "between 6,000 and 10,000".
  • EU Adds Cost of Migrants in Turkey to Brexit Bill
    The bill for Britain’s Brexit divorce settlement is growing ever longer, with leaders in Brussels now saying that Britain should continue to pick up a portion of the tab for migrants living in Turkey beyond accession.
  • European Commission Removes Britain from EU Maps Two Years Before Brexit
    The European Union has started removing the United Kingdom from its maps, two years before it formally leaves the bloc.
  • Trump Warns of Potential ‘Major, Major Conflict with North Korea’
    On Thursday, during an Oval Office interview with Reuters, President Trump said: "There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely."
  • John Bolton: If North Korea Gets Nuclear Missiles, ‘Iran Could Have That Capability the Next Day by Writing a Check’
    On Friday’s Breitbart News Daily, former U.N. ambassador John Bolton joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow for a look at President Trump’s first hundred days from a foreign policy and national security perspective.
  • Michael Moore: ‘Only Hope’ to Avoid Nuclear War Is for Pentagon to Avoid Putting Real Codes In Nuclear Football
    On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In,” filmmaker Michael Moore argued that the “only hope” to avoid nuclear war is “please, Pentagon, if you’re watching, the football, the nuclear football that his aide carries around in that briefcase with the nuclear codes, I’m guessing they don’t actually have the real codes in there. They’re never going to put the real codes in there for him.” After host Chris Hayes said that he roots for Trump to “handle the North Korea situation well.” Moore responded, “I don’t know if I agree with that, because…it’s like rooting for a 6-year-old who suddenly swiped dad’s car and figured out how to take it down the road. I’m not rooting for the 6-year-old to get on the highway and drive that car. I want the 6-year-old off the highway.” Hayes stated he’d like to avoid nuclear war. Moore countered that “you’ve got the wrong person.” He added, “[O]ur only hope is that, please, Pentagon, if you’re watching, the football, the nuclear football that his aide carries around in that briefcase with the nuclear codes, I’m guessing they don’t actually have the real codes in there. They’re never going to put the real codes in there for him.” Hayes


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  • Alex Jones Invites Media to Discuss His Child Custody Trial, Then Delivers His Magnum Opus
    The media was gleefully cheering on the specter of Jones losing sole custody of his children. So he invited them to the front of the courthouse to discuss the facts about the trial, and then about 15 minutes in started to redpill them on things, like chimeras and other wondrous and nightmarish mutations. This was his magnum opus. Watch. Content originally published at iBankCoin.com
  • Paul Craig Roberts Asks "Does Washington Plan To Nuke Russia & China?"
    Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, Not everyone likes to hear about the threat of nuclear war. Some find refuge in denial and say that nuclear war is impossible because it makes no sense. Unfortunately, humankind has a long record of doing things that make no sense. In previous posts in recent years I have pointed out both written documents and changes in US war doctrine that indicate that Washington is preparing a preemptive nuclear attack on Russia and China. More recently, I have shown that Washington’s demonization of Russia and President Putin, the incessant lies about Russian deeds and intentions, and the refusal of Washington to cooperate with Russia on any issue have convinced the Russian government that Washington is preparing the Western populations for an attack on Russia. It is obvious that China has come to the same conclusion. It is extremely dangerous to all of mankind for Washington to convince two nuclear powers that Washington is preparing a preemptive nuclear strike against them. It is impossible to imagine a more reckless and irresponsible act. Yet this is precisely what Washington has done. Lt. Gen. Viktor Poznikhir, Deputy Head of Operations of the Russian General Staff has concluded that Washington in pursuit of global hegemony is implementing an anti-ballistic missile system that Washington believes can prevent a Russian nuclear response to a US pre-emptive attack.  Careful studies have convinced the Russians that Washington is investing in and arranging components that have no other function than to devastate Russia and cripple the country’s retaliatory capability. In short, Washington is preparing to launch a nuclear war.  As I explained previously, the theory behind this insane scheme is that after America’s preemptive strike Russia will be so devastated that Russia would not retaliate with any remaining forces out of fear that Washington would launch a second major strike. Washington also plans to use agents in place to assassinate as many members as possible of the Russian government, thus leaving the government in confusion without leadership. Yes, the insane American/Israeli neoconservatives are this determined to exercise hegemony over the world. Yes, Washington is sufficiently criminally insane to risk the destruction of life on earth based on the supposition that Washington’s offense will work perfectly and Russia and China’s capabilities will be so degraded that no retaliatory response will occur. One might hope that the American and Western populations would be outraged that Washington is so power-crazed that Washington is subjecting all life to such risks. But there is no sign of an anti-war movement. The Western leftwing has degenerated into Identity Politics in which the only threat comes from white heterosexual males who are portrayed as misogynists, racists, and homophopes. The Western leftwing is no longer war-conscious. Indeed, the leftwing has become diverted into such silly irrelevancies as transgender rights to toilets of their choice. The impotence of the Western left is so overwhelming that the left might as well not exist. Where then is the hope? Russia and China cannot simply sit there and await America’s preemptive nuclear strike. Possibly Washington does not intend a preemptive strike, but only to convince Russia and China that Washington’s preparations give Washington so much predominance in a conflict that Russia and China will submit to Washington’s hegemony. But this interpretation of Washington’s intention implies no less risk. Why would Russia and China wait for Washington to complete its preparations for war, preparations that permit Washington to turn Russia and China into puppet states? The US military/security complex has clearly prevailed over Trump’s intention to normalize relations between the US and Russia, and anti-Russian venom continues to pour out of NATO and Washington’s European vassal states. The majority of the American people seem to have accepted the propaganda that Russia is the number one threat to the United States. With propaganda controlling the explanation, Washington’s aggressive actions are explained as defense against a threat and not as a policy that will end life on earth. The chances are high that life on earth is approaching its end. The responsibility lies heavily on the American people, whose success, due to the mistakes of others, made Americans think that they are exceptional and privileged. Unaware of the inhumane threat to all life that is embodied in the neoconservative claim that Americans are exceptional and indispensable, the self-satisfied American public is unaware of the consequences of such hubris. Hubris is leading them, and the entire world, to slaughter in thermo-nuclear war. The neoconservative claim of American exceptionalism is the identical claim made for Germans by Hitler. If Americans are indispensable, everyone else is dispensable and can be “bombed into the stone age” as one US government official put it, or nuked as Washington intends to do to Russia and China. The claim of American exceptionalism is not accepted by Russia and China. Therefore, the insane, crazed monsters who rule over the West in Washington are bringing life on earth to an end. And there are no protests. The idiot British, the idiot Germans, the idiot French, Italians, Canadians, Australians, Belgians, Greeks, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, rally behind the insanity that is Washington. And so apparently do the American people, a population stupid beyond all belief.
  • Global Reflation Trade In Trouble: Chinese Economic Data Plunges To 6-Month Lows As New Orders Dry Up
    New Orders for Manufacturing and Services sectors of the economy tumbled to their lowest levels in at least 6 months, weighing down both PMIs to their lowest levels since October 2016. After Q1's record surge in new credit creation, it appears the rapid tightening in China's financial conditions is already having an impact on the real economy (as well as the bond and stock market). As a reminder, for the first quarter, TSF reached a new record high 6.93 trillion yuan - equivalent to the size of Mexico's economy - and well above last year's first quarter total. At today's Yuan exchange rate, China's credit creation in Q1 amounted to just over 1 trillion US dollars.   And since then PMIs have plunged from multi-year high to six-month lows... and it's broad-based...   The manufacturing data shows and sudden sharp drop in New Orders, output prices (commodity crash), and   But Services data is even worse - the 4th month of contraction in employment and a drop in doemstic and export new orders...   The global engine of reflation just hit a wall...
  • The Fruits of the Arab Spring Have Bore an Open Air Slave Market in Libya
    Regime change was all the rage under the Obama administration -- especially in the middle east. The pitch was MUH democracy needed to be exported to savage lands, whose populations were largely an illiterate ensemble of archaic tribes hellbent on blowing each other up over the interpretation of their fictional holy books. Here was two time failed Presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, flippantly opining about the fate of Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi. Since then, Libya has been a staging ground for terrorist activities and an open hole in North Africa by which an endless stream of migrants use to enter Italy. All of the weapons stockpiled by Gaddafi were taken by 'rebels' who used them to take over large swaths of land in Syria and Iraq. Our embassy was run over, and our Ambassador killed. All of this because we wanted to 'free' the Libyan people from their misery -- which, ironically, resulted in a greater and deeper misery than they could've ever imagined. So what has the liberal/neocon policy of regime change done for Libya lately? Fucking slavery (please contain your outrage). According to a report by the UN Migration Agency, Libyan rebels are capturing poor Africans seeking to enter Europe, housing them in parking lots and make-shift prisons, in order to sell them on the open market like the days of antiquity, for as little as $100. Source: CNBC "We talk to returning migrants every day and we hear this stories every day — stories of exploitation, psychological, physical and sexual abuse," Giuseppe Loprete, Niger-based chief of mission of the UN International Organization for Migration, told CNBC recently. For thousands of migrants paying to be smuggled out of North Africa, Libya remains the only route to Europe, and is a "black hole" where many disappear into exploitation, he said, adding: "The situation is only getting worse."   The going price for kidnapped migrants ranges from $200 to $500 in Libya, according to survivors who have returned to the IOM's transit center. In the last few months, the organization has arranged for the repatriation of 1,500 migrants back to their homes, which include Nigeria, Senegal and Gambia.   Libya is a gateway to Italy from Africa, with an estimated 25,000 migrants having crossed the Mediterranean Sea this year. Although Italy has taken measures to stem the flow of migrants from Libya, IOM data suggest crossings are on pace to challenge the nearly 182,000 migrants who landed in Italy last year.   Former National Security Council officer under Obama, Eric Pelofsky laments, "It is a terrible situation thriving in the shadows created by the larger conflict in Libya."   Leonard Doyle, Spokesperson of the Director General at the International Organization for Migration (IOM), sums it up: "Migrants who go to Libya while trying to get to Europe, have no idea of the torture archipelago that awaits them just over the border." He grimly adds, African migrants "become commodities to be bought, sold and discarded when they have no more value." Content originally published at iBankCoin.com
  • All The Plenary's Men
    Via BestEvidence, “The King can do no wrong.” —William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England “When the president does it, that means that it is not illegal.” —Ex-President Richard Nixon, interview with David Frost The question at bar is why the U.S. Department of Justice has failed to prosecute any too-big-to-fail banks or - more importantly - their bankers, even for admitted crimes. It’s a crucial question, because after eight straight years of unremitting prosecutorial failure, it looks very much as if a select group of top banks can, in fact, do no wrong. If that’s the case, then our constitutional republic isn’t merely in trouble. It's dead. A person or group of people who satisfy Blackstone’s criterion for ultimate sovereign power—the power to commit crimes with impunity—can’t exist in a nation where the law reigns supreme. And yet here we are a decade after the financial crisis began in earnest, and not one TBTF bank executive has gone to jail. Legally, the TBTF banks are indistinguishable from the King, since the power to commit crimes with impunity swallows all other sovereign powers; such a power isn’t even supposed to exist in the U.S., and yet it does. Moreover, since there can’t be two kings in a kingdom, the entire U.S. government, from the president on down, is just one of the King’s men under this formulation of power. The real job of the U.S. government, then, isn’t to represent the will of the people at all, it’s to do the King’s bidding. A nation that isn’t governed by law is governed by instead by a king—it’s one or the other—and the president’s inferiority to such an above-the-law sovereign was confirmed over 40 years ago with Nixon’s ouster. The president, unlike the King, answers to the law (despite Nixon's opinion). Now, you may say that while the TBTF banks might arguably have the de facto power of the King, that’s a far cry from wielding such power formally (i.e., having de jure criminal immunity). The reply to that objection is set forth in this film, “All the Plenary’s Men,” which is a sequel to “The Veneer of Justice in a Kingdom of Crime.” Another objection, raised by the DOJ itself, is that it HAS prosecuted TBTF bankers, citing cases like that of Raj Rajaratnam. These cases, however, in fact reveal the DOJ acting on behalf of the criminal global banking cartel. On that score, the DOJ’s abysmal track record is by now so extensive and so thorough that it’s possible to spot legal patterns in the DOJ’s protracted miscarriage of justice, and, as you’re about to see, those patterns are very deeply disturbing indeed. What’s been going on cuts right past a garden variety constitutional crisis like Watergate straight to a crisis of sovereignty. The backdrop for all of this is HSBC’s exoneration in December of 2012 for laundering money for drug dealers and terrorists, about which the House Financial Services Committee issued a report in July of 2016. Whether it was due to the political circus in town at the time, or to the Republican authorship of that report (albeit without dissent), it didn’t get nearly the scrutiny it deserved. You see, prosecutors working on the HSBC case were actually going to indict the bank, but they got overruled, and HSBC and its team of criminals skated. The story of how exactly that reversal came about reveals, if not the King himself, then certainly many of the King’s top men. Make the coffee extra strong before viewing. Lots of ground gets covered, quickly. And don’t mothball those pitchforks and torches just yet.
  • Land Of The Free-ish
    ...Free to have the same opinion as me or else...   Source: Townhall.com
  • Peter Schiff: Damn The Deficits, Huge Tax Cuts Ahead!
    Authored by Peter Schiff via Euro Pacific Capital, Donald Trump has made good on one of his most audacious campaign promises by submitting what he describes as the biggest tax cut in U.S. History. For once, at least, this does not appear to be Trumpian braggadocio. It really may be the mother of all tax cuts. But if passed, what may this bunker buster do to the economy? While I have rarely met a tax cut I didn’t like, this one just may be more likely to send the economy into a downward spiral than it is to send up to orbit. As I mentioned in my January commentary, Donald Trump’s big-spending, tax-cutting campaign rhetoric threatened to make him the biggest borrower in presidential history. He comes to office at a particularly vulnerable time for budget dynamics. After contracting by nearly two thirds from 2010 to 2015 (from the mind-bending $1.3 trillion to the merely enormous $438 billion), the Federal deficit started expanding again in 2016, moving up to $587 billion (Govt. Publishing Office, Office of Management & Budget (OMB). Current projections have it going up nearly every year over the next two decades. The Congressional Budget Office expects it to permanently surpass $1 trillion annually by 2021 or 2022. But these ominous forecasts were made well before anyone thought Trump had a snowball’s chance of ever becoming president. Now that he is in the office, those projections will be the floor. The ceiling is anyone’s guess. The forecasts assume that the taxing and spending laws in place during the Obama Administration won’t change. The steep increase in projected deficits towards the end of this decade and into the next is largely driven by the retirement of the Baby Boom generation, which will lead to simultaneous increases in entitlement spending and decreases in tax revenue. This brick wall has been hiding in plain sight for decades but the can-kickers in Washington have serially failed to do anything to avert the inevitable collision. (These forecasts also optimistically assume that the economy never again enters recession, inflation never again rears its ugly head, and that our creditors never get concerned enough about our growing debt to demand a premium for the risk of financing it.) But now that Trump occupies the Oval office, this date with destiny may come much sooner…and she will definitely be ordering the lobster. Before I go negative, let me give credit to Trump for picking the right taxes to cut. He kills the estate tax, an ugly beast that should have been euthanized years ago. Some may see this simply as a gift to the very rich. But legal wizards have long since devised strategies that offer almost complete protection from the death tax. None of these structures offer any real benefit to the businesses these millionaires typically own, or to the economy in general. Killing the tax will cost the government almost nothing, but it will remove tremendous impediments that have prevented family-run companies from growing over generations. He also kills the Alternative Minimum Tax, a complex parallel system of taxation that few understand but somehow manages to ensnare more and more taxpayers every year. Most importantly, he brings down the corporate tax rate from the globally non-competitive rate of 35% to the much more manageable 15%. Taxing corporations has always been a bad way to raise revenue. Corporations, after all, don’t pay taxes, which are simply treated as a cost of doing business. The real costs are borne by customers, who must pay higher prices, and employees, who must suffer with lower wages. But high domestic corporate taxes have hamstrung U.S. corporations and greatly contributed to the decline of American manufacturing. A more competitive corporate sector will shower benefits on all manner of consumers and employees. On the individual tax side, his decisions are much more problematic. Although Trump makes the sensible decision of compressing the seven individual tax brackets into just three (10%, 25%, and 35%), and doubles the standard personal deductions (thereby saving many people from the hassles of itemization), the headline-grabbing component of the proposals has to do with the lowering of the “pass-through” tax rate to the same 15% level that applies to corporations. This means that wealthy business owners, highly paid freelancers, and partners at law firms, medical groups, and management consultancies, will qualify for the 15% rate. This will be a huge windfall to some of the richest people in the country, who typically pay the highest marginal tax rate (currently 39%). And since the top one percent account for nearly 50% of tax revenue, this one provision promises to cost Uncle Sam plenty and to dramatically shake up the corporate landscape. Small business owners and independent contractors will in fact receive the benefit of the 15% pass through rate. But “Mom and Pop” entrepreneurs rarely have income that is high enough to be taxed at the higher rates. These smaller earners will likely be be trading a 15% tax for a 15% tax. All the big benefits will go to the really big fish. Whereas the vast majority of Tom Cruise’s income would have been taxed at the 39% rate, it will now be taxed at just 15%. His taxes will be reduced by nearly 60% from current law. The same holds true, in lesser degree, to lawyers, doctors, and consultants making more than a few hundreds of thousands of dollars annually. Is there any reason that could justify why a hedge fund manager making a million dollars per year should pay 15%, but a full time CEO at a corporation making half that would be subject to the highest marginal rate of 35%? It’s absurd. Now I’m not a big fan of the “progressive” tax system, whereby the tax rate goes up with income. I think a “flat” tax system, in which everyone paid the same rate, would be better. (Ideally I would like to see income taxes replaced by far less onerous and intrusive consumption taxes). But I certainly don’t believe in a “regressive” tax system in which lower-earning citizens pay higher rates than those at the top. But that’s exactly what Trump is trying to do. Given this wide disparity in tax rates, we can assume that the employment landscape will adjust dramatically. We should expect that legions of highly-paid full-time employees will start to form Limited Liability Corporations (LLCs) to work freelance rather than as employees. There are few barriers that would prevent such a shift, and the growth of internet-based work scenarios will continue to break down the traditional barrier between employee and freelancer. Yes, there are some labor rules that seek to separate employees from freelancers, but those rules may be easily circumvented, especially when the reward is so great. Rather than envy the lawyer earning more and paying less, the CEOs of the country will likely incorporate and sell their services freelance to their former employers. This shift will mean that a great many of the country’s highest earners will be paying taxes at the lowest rate. As a result, the reductions in tax revenue would likely be far greater than what is predicted in the standard modeling.  But unlike most prior tax cuts, the Trump version does not even make any attempt to balance the cuts with corresponding cuts in government spending. If Trump’s tax cuts don’t immediately generate sustained 4% growth or more, we may be staring down the barrel of $2 to $3 trillion in annual deficits. Is this an experiment that we really want to try? But even if the reforms can kick the economy into higher gear, thereby creating higher revenues with lower rates (The Laffer Curve), our current low interest rate environment provides significant obstacles to permit that growth to be sustained. If growth kicks up to the 4% range, the Federal Reserve will have to accelerate its rate increase schedule. Allowing rates to remain two to three percent below the growth rate could risk an overheated economy with inflation spiraling out of control. These higher rates will act as a stiff headwind to an economy that has grown increasingly dependent on ultra low rates. But increases in rates would also cost the economy in another way. Our current bonded national debt is ready to surge past the $20 trillion mark. The Trump tax cuts will push it beyond that very quickly. If the Fed raises rates to keep pace with higher growth, then the Government will have to pay much more to finance the outstanding debt. At $20 trillion, every point of increase in interest rates will cost the government $200 billion annually. At that level, if interest rates were at 3.75%, instead of the current .75%, then the Federal Government would have to come up with about another $600 billion per year in interest payments. (That number will be much higher when the debt grows past $20 Trillion). But it's not just Uncle Sam that is over-loaded with debt. Corporations and households would see their interest costs surge as well with rising interest rates. So what lower taxes giveth, higher interest rates will taketh away.  Consider the housing market. Not only will higher interest rates substantially increase the cost of home ownership (through higher mortgage rates), but Trump’s tax proposals will dramatically increase the cost of ownership for those living in high tax states. Under the proposal, homeowners will no longer be able to deduct property taxes, and a doubling of the standard deduction means a much larger percentage of homeowners will not be able to deduct mortgage interest from their federal income tax. Plus, with the top tax rate reduced from 39.6% to 15%, the mortgage interest deduction will be far less valuable to those higher earners who can still take advantage of it. Higher mortgage rates and lower tax subsidies will increase the cost and decrease the appeal of home ownership. This could lead to a crash in real estate prices, especially in the high end of the market. Falling prices could wipe out what little home equity many Americas have left, and lead to another wave of foreclosures. The losses to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could be significant, with the costs falling directly on the Federal government, further driving up annual deficits.  The reality is that years of massive deficits, runaway government spending, artificially low interest rates, and three rounds of quantitative easing, have left the economy so sick that any tax cut large enough to revive it may actually kill it instead. The only silver lining to this cloud may be that the coming fiscal train wreck leaves lawmakers no choice but to slash government spending. If the real Republican agenda is to starve the beast, its success is assured.
  • "It's Just Crazy" (Again): 2-Bedroom LA House Sells 40% Above Asking
    Two days ago we looked at the latest troubling development in US home price trends: a new bubble appears to be emerging in all the "usual suspect" places. As we noted on Thursday, "home prices in markets that bubbled over back in 2006/2007, like Las Vegas and San Francisco, got cut in half in 2009 but have since doubled again of their lows.  Meanwhile, markets like Denver and Dallas that didn't participate as much in the 2007 mania are now surging to all-time highs, with Dallas prices up 55% over the past 5 years." The Wall Street Journal added that some of the home buying behaviors of consumers, like paying prices well above appraisal values and waiving home inspections, are starting to be eerily reminiscent of 2006: In some markets, bidding wars are breaking out. Agents said some buyers are kicking in extra cash when properties don’t appraise for the asking price, and some are waiving their right to home inspections.   “It can’t be sustained,” said David Berson, chief economist at Nationwide Insurance and a former chief economist at mortgage giant Fannie Mae, referring to the frenzied buying. “It can’t go on forever.” Other signs of overexuberance have emerged, including surging levels of licensed Realtors all chasing a quick buck. The number of licensed Realtors has jumped by nearly 25% since 2012, hitting a nine-year high in 2016 and sitting just 9% below the peak in 2006, according to real-estate consultant John Burns. In Denver, homes are selling briskly. The median number of days that homes spent on the market declined to eight in the first three months of the year from 61 in 2012, according to Redfin. Home prices rose 8.5% in Denver over the year ended in February, according to Case-Shiller.   Nicki Thompson, an agent in Denver, said she recently had a listing that was on the market for two weekends at $1.2 million and she received multiple all-cash offers above the listing price.    “It’s just crazy,” she said. And for a practical example of just how crazy it truly is, take this renovated 2-bedroom, 1,948 sq. ft house first built in 1951 in the Eagle Rock section of Los Angeles, which was listed in mid-March for $699,000, was estimated by Redfin at $780,000, and sold yesterday for $980,888 (more than $500/sq foot) and 40% above asking, just over a month after it was first listed. Maybe it was the house's profile "description" that unleashed the buying frenzy: In the 1960s-80s drums played on some of the most famous pop songs known (Good Vibrations, Mrs. Robinson, A Little Less Conversation, to name a few) were built in this garage in our beloved Eagle Rock. A. F. Blaemire and his wife, Kirsten, filled this home with music and creativity for decades, and now it's ready for its next inspired owner! With freshly refinished hardwood floors and repainted interior, 5208 Monte Bonito is a blank canvas with great potential. The rooms are bright and spacious, including a downstairs recreation room perfect for a jam room, art studio, den (or all of the above!). The two-car garage has direct access to the house and an additional storage room. The back yard has plenty of space for entertaining and gardening - there is already an avocado tree, an orange tree, and a pitaya to get you started! Views of the Eagle Rock from the master bedroom, and sunset views from the front porch make this the ideal setting to call home. Then again, maybe not. So what do you get for just under a million in LA these days? Not much: two bedrooms, less than two bathrooms, a 2 car garage, a decorative fireplace, a rec room, and a 7,195 sq foot lot. Here are some photos showing what a "million dollar house" looks like in the latest US housing bubble.
  • Meet Danny Moses: The Frontpoint Trader Who Actually Put "The Big Short" Trade On
    Authored by Patrick O'Shaughnessy via InvestorsFieldGuide.com, My guest this week is Danny Moses, who was directly in the middle of the biggest trades in market history, chronicled by Michael Lewis in his book the Big Short. Danny was the head trader on the Frontpoint team led by Steve Eisman, which was one of a small group of firms that figured out, in real time, the dire situation with mortgage-backed securities during the financial crisis, and how to build a portfolio to bet against the U.S. housing market. We cover his part in the Big Short story, but also lots of other interesting ground, including the state of sell-side research and financial markets. I love conversations with traders because they live and breathe market risk. You’ll be able to see why quickly in this great conversation with Danny Moses. Show Notes 2:57 – (first question) –  The four traits that would give someone the best odds to succeed as an analyst 7:40 – Danny’s take on his role during the financial crises, which was highlighted in ‘The Big Short.’ 14:47 – Looking at the first moment that there was something wrong but that there was a way to trade against it during the crisis 17:13 – Exploring the moment when Danny had to reconcile an amazing trade against a dangerous scenario for the US economy 20:17 – What was the relationship with the other people that discovered parts of this unraveling 22:19 – Danny recounts working with Michael Lewis 24:16 – Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt 24:40 – Going back to the auto lending crisis in the 1990’s 28:22 – The evolution of the sell side, what’s good about it today and what was bad about in the early 2000’s. 34:55 – Why the markets appear to be broken right now "It's all about how you get paid... this is the worst, in aggregate, that Wall Street research has ever been, because I believe it is compromised... fundamental investing has gone by the wayside, you're better off knowing which ETFs hold this stock than what this company even does.. that's scary to me."   "In order for us to get back to fundamentals mattering, the market needs to have a major crash or unwind." 37:20 – How markets were much different back in the 1990’s and what made them more interesting. 40:16 – Has the information provided by the sell-side to the buy side gone down since the financial crisis because the quality of research is lower 43:24 – What was about financial services that Danny found attractive for an active strategy? 47:14 – What was the first idea where Danny was applying his filter and realized the market had it wrong. 48:11 – When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management 49:01  – How did Danny think about valuation as part of the bottom up framework? 55:30 – Danny tells the story of how his friend Ira had to run and help bail out Dominque Strauss Kahn, the head of the IMF at the time. 58:30 – The Fixer 58:40 – How do you become the bail bondsmen to the stars 1:01:02 – Open: An Autobiography 1:01:25 – What is next for Danny Moses? 1:02:33 –The root of Danny’s interest in doing media. 1:04:52 – Kindest thing anyone has ever done for Danny
  • "I Kept My Promise To Americans": Trump Explains What He Did In His First 100 Days
    In an article just published in the Washington Post, Donald Trump looks back at his first 100 days in office and explains, in his own words, how he "kept his promise to Americans." As we showed earlier, it is likely the case that those who origianlly voted for Trump will agree, while those who voted for Hillary, will not. Here is Donald Trump, as posted in the WaPo. "In my first 100 days, I kept my promise to Americans" One hundred days ago, I took the oath of office and made a pledge: We are not merely going to transfer political power from one party to another, but instead are going to transfer that power from Washington, D.C., and give it back to the people. In the past 100 days, I have kept that promise — and more. Issue by issue, department by department, we are giving the people their country back. After decades of a shrinking middle class, open borders and the mass offshoring of American jobs and wealth, this government is working for the citizens of our country and no one else. The same establishment media that concealed these problems — and profited from them — is obviously not going to tell this story. That is why we are taking our message directly to America. We have opened the White House doors to listen, engage and act. We’ve invited in labor leaders, factory owners, police officers, farmers, veterans and Democrats, Republicans and independents. The change began with the termination of the Trans-Pacific Partnership — a 12-nation pact that would have shipped millions more jobs to other countries. But leaving the TPP was only the beginning. We have also launched an investigation into foreign trading abuses and taken steps to protect the production of American steel and aluminum. After years of federal contracts going to foreign bidders, we are ensuring that government agencies enforce “Buy American” rules and give preference to American companies — and that American companies hire American workers. Crucially, to bring back our jobs, we are going to pursue a complete renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement: We’ve lost nearly a third of our manufacturing jobs in the 23 years since that terrible deal was approved. At the center of our economic agenda, we’ve undertaken the most far-reaching effort in history to remove job-killing regulations. I’ve ordered that for every one new regulation, two old regulations must be eliminated. We’ve signed a record 13 Congressional Review Act resolutions to scrap job-crushing regulations, and I’ve signed 29 pieces of legislation in total — a mark not surpassed in the first 100 days since Harry S. Truman. Those newly enacted laws include Veterans’ Choice legislation — which became law while at the same time we’ve increased by 42 percent the number of veterans approved to see the doctor of their choosing. And we’ve provided transparency by publishing all wait times at the Veterans Affairs health system online, backed up by a new Veterans Affairs Office of Accountability. On energy, the change has been profound. We’ve canceled restrictions on the production of oil, natural gas and clean coal. What we’ve accomplished on immigration and criminal enforcement is nothing short of historic. After decades of unending illegal immigration and mass uncontrolled entry, we’ve turned the tide as never before — illegal border-crossings are down 73 percent. Visa processes are being reformed to substantially improve vetting and screening, and we’ve launched prototypes and bidding for the border wall to stop the scourge of drugs, human trafficking and illegal immigrants from coming into our country. Federal law enforcement has begun a crackdown on sanctuary cities that harbor criminal aliens — because we know the first duty of government is to protect American citizens. The Departments of Homeland Security, Justice and State, and the director of national intelligence, have formed an inter-agency group for the express purpose of dismantling transnational criminal cartels. The handcuffs have been removed from our prosecutors, and they’re targeting the drug dealers and gang members who prey on our citizens — and they’re working to eradicate the violent cartel MS-13. The change on defense has been profound as well. The Defense Department has begun to rebuild and restore our military readiness. We’ve reasserted American leadership by holding the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria accountable for its monstrous use of banned chemical weapons against helpless, innocent civilians. Our successful missile strike enforced the red line that the previous administration drew but ignored, thus restoring our credibility with our friends and our deterrence with our foes. Finally, NATO countries are starting to pay billions of dollars more since I have made clear that the United States expects all of its allies to pay their fair share. I delivered on one of my biggest promises, appointing and confirming a new justice to the Supreme Court who will be faithful to the U.S. Constitution. This is the first time a new justice has been confirmed in the first 100 days in 136 years. As we’ve made these changes — on the border, on our economy, on our security — confidence has soared. And a survey of manufacturing reveals record-breaking optimism in the future. Consumer confidence hit a 16-year high . Thousands of new jobs are being re-shored back to America — including jobs at Ford, General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Sprint, Intel and so many more. We are proving that Buy and Hire American isn’t just a slogan — it’s now the policy of the U.S. government. It, along with the many other things we are doing, will Make America Great Again. No longer will we listen to the same failed voices of the past who brought us nothing but war overseas, poverty at home and the loss of companies, jobs and our wealth to countries that have taken total advantage of the United States. The White House is once again the People’s House. And I will do everything in my power to be the People’s President — to faithfully, loyally and proudly champion the incredible citizens who love this nation and who call this God-blessed land their home. * * * Separately, Trump is holding a rally in Harrisburg, PA which is expected to start at 7:30pm ET.


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  • A different sort of White House correspondents' dinner - Washington Post
    Washington PostA different sort of White House correspondents' dinnerWashington PostWelcome to White House Correspondents' Association dinner night. This year, it's going to be different. That's largely because President Trump declined to attend – and declared that his White House aides would also stay home. Usually, a joke-filled ...Trump Savages News Media at Rally to Mark His 100th DayNew York TimesTrump draws DC dinner contrast with wild rallyThe HillTrump rallies his base on his 100th dayCNNNBCNews.com -Politico -Huffington Post -Bloombergall 438 news articles »
  • How Trump Has Reshaped the Presidency, and How It's Changed Him, Too - New York Times
    New York TimesHow Trump Has Reshaped the Presidency, and How It's Changed Him, TooNew York TimesPresident Trump boarding Air Force One in Maryland on Friday. The president operating on Day 100 is not the same as the one who took office in January. Credit Al Drago/The New York Times. The First 100 Days: Times reporters are taking a look back at ...Republicans are tethered to Trump politically and need to act accordinglyWashington PostBy the numbers: How Trump stacks up after 100 daysCNN44 Leaders, Legislators And Artists Sum Up Trump's First 100 DaysHuffington PostFox News -CBS News -New York Daily News -NPRall 1,913 news articles »
  • North Korea's missile test fails, US military says - CNN
    CNNNorth Korea's missile test fails, US military saysCNN(CNN) A ballistic missile launched early Saturday by North Korea in defiance of international pressure and at a time of heightened regional tensions appears to have failed. The missile blew up over land in North Korean territory, said US Navy Cmdr ...Trump says China pressuring North Korea on missile, nukesWashington PostNorth Korea test-fires ballistic missile in defiance of world pressureReutersThe Latest: Trump says China putting pressure on North KoreaMiami HeraldThe Boston Globe -The Hill -NBCNews.comall 4,298 news articles »
  • EPA website removes climate science site from public view after two decades - Washington Post
    Washington PostEPA website removes climate science site from public view after two decadesWashington PostThis article has been updated. The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday evening that its website would be “undergoing changes” to better represent the new direction the agency is taking, triggering the removal of several agency websites ...EPA removes climate change information from websiteCNNEPA Kicks Off Website Updates | U.S. EPA News Releases | US EPAUS EPAPage being updated | US EPAUS EPAThe White Houseall 148 news articles »
  • Gunmen at large in Whittier, Norwalk area after killing one, injuring others - Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesGunmen at large in Whittier, Norwalk area after killing one, injuring othersLos Angeles TimesPolice were searching Saturday for gunmen suspected of stealing a car in Pico Rivera, then shooting and wounding at least three victims, one fatally, in the surrounding community. The two suspects carjacked a green SUV, believed to be either a Jeep ...and more »
  • Japan, Philippines Urge U.S., North Korea to Avoid War Brink - Bloomberg
    BloombergJapan, Philippines Urge U.S., North Korea to Avoid War BrinkBloombergPhilippines President Rodrigo Duterte joined China in pleading with the leaders of North Korea and the U.S. to tone down their nuclear brinksmanship, even as he agreed with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that negotiations to end the standoff would ...and more »
  • Trump offers his own rating of media's '100 days' - The Hill
    The HillTrump offers his own rating of media's '100 days'The HillPresident Trump said Saturday night that members of the media deserve "a very, very big, fat failing grade" in their first 100 days covering his administration. "Now, before we talk about my first 100 days, which has been very exciting and very ...and more »
  • From Gandhi to guns: An Indian woman explores the NRA convention - CNN
    CNNFrom Gandhi to guns: An Indian woman explores the NRA conventionCNNAtlanta (CNN) Guns are not a part of the culture of my homeland, except perhaps for the occasional Bollywood movie in which the bad guy meets his demise staring down the wrong end of a barrel. My childhood in India was steeped in ahimsa, the tenet of ...Trump to NRA: 'You have a true friend in the White House'Washington Postall 404 news articles »
  • Senate passes stopgap funding bill to avert shutdown - The Hill
    The HillSenate passes stopgap funding bill to avert shutdownThe HillCongress passed a one-week stopgap funding bill Friday to prevent a government shutdown on the 100th day of President Trump's administration. Senators cleared the continuing resolution by voice vote shortly after the House voted 382-30 on the ...Congress Passes Spending Bill To Avoid Shutdown, Again Punts On Health CareNPRall 1,082 news articles »
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    ESPNThings we learned from Anthony Joshua-Wladimir KlitschkoESPNLONDON -- Anthony Joshua defeated Wladimir Klitschko by TKO in the eleventh round Saturday night to retain his heavyweight title and add a vacant belt at a packed Wembley Stadium in London. Here are a few things we learned after the fight was over.and more »



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