Work on more border wall starts in Arizona, New Mexico

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Photo: NY Times SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) – Work crews in Arizona and New Mexico are forging ahead with construction of taller border fencing being funded through a national emergency declaration by President Donald Trump. His hallmark campaign promise is taking shape along a 46-mile stretch of desert west of Santa Teresa, New Mexico, and Read More

Louisiana man arrested for allegedly biting head off small alligator

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MARKSVILLE – A Lafayette man was arrested for animal cruelty after he was accused of viciously killing a young alligator in one of the state’s wildlife management areas. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced Friday that 23-year-old Clayton Voorhies had been arrested for killing the gator June 1 at the Spring Bayou Wildlife Read More

Couple says hospital misplaced remains of miscarried baby

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A couple says a suburban Philadelphia hospital misplaced the remains of their miscarried baby. Tiffany Griffin and Chad Greaves filed a lawsuit Thursday claiming Bryn Mawr Hospital mistakenly gave a funeral home Griffin’s placenta to cremate instead of the baby’s remains. Seventeen days later, the remains were found, having been misplaced like Read More

Family of man killed by WBRSO Deputy with suspended license sues department

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PORT ALLEN – Family members of Clyde Robertson filed a lawsuit against the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office Friday as they continue to demand answers over how Deputy Alberto Casco was allowed to drive the night he killed Clyde Robertson. Casco had a suspended license and an active bench warrant when the crash occurred Read More

Four arrested after traffic stop leads to drug bust in Ascension Parish

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ASCENSION PARISH – Four people are facing drug charges after a traffic stop led to the seizure of illegal narcotics. The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office says deputies pulled over a vehicle that failed to stop at a stop sign on Thursday. During the traffic stop, items were being thrown out of the car window by Read More

Supreme Court: Ginsburg treated for tumor on pancreas

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed radiation therapy for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas and there is no evidence of the disease remaining, the Supreme Court said Friday. The court said in a statement that a biopsy performed July 31 confirmed a localized malignant tumor. Ginsburg, 86, underwent a three-week course Read More

Georgia students sickened after eating unknown substance

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Photo: WSB-TV 2 JACKSON, Ga. (AP) – A Georgia sheriff says several students at a middle school became sick after eating an unknown substance that looked like candy. Henderson Middle School in Jackson said in a Friday statement that several students became ill after ingesting the substance earlier in the day. School officials say they’re Read More

Giraffes move closer to endangered species protection

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GENEVA (AP) — Nations around the world moved Thursday to protect giraffes as an endangered species for the first time, drawing praise from conservationists and scowls from some sub-Saharan African nations. Thursday’s vote by a key committee at the World Wildlife Conference known as CITES paves the way for the measure’s likely approval by its Read More

Internet falls in love with ‘jumbo-sized’ cat up for adoption

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Meet the 26-pound shelter cat who’s gotten an extra serving of love this week. A brown and white short-haired tabby named Mr. B,  short for BeeJay, is going up for adoption at Morris Animal Refuge in Philadelphia. But finding him a loving home may turn out to be easier than the shelter first anticipated. “OMG, big boi Read More

Illinois patient’s death may be first in US tied to vaping

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CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois health officials are reporting what could be United States’ first death tied to vaping. In a Friday news release, the Illinois Department of Public Health says a person who recently vaped died after being hospitalized with “severe respiratory illness.” The agency didn’t give any other information about the patient, including a Read More