Rare southern bird on verge of making a comeback

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) – Scientists studying the red-cockaded woodpecker in Georgia forests say the rare bird is making a comeback.    WABE Radio reports that the bird was likely common long ago, but has been considered endangered in recent decades.    Habitat loss was the main challenge for the […]

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FBI tests find no evidence of wrongdoing in Dominican deaths

October 19, 2019 Editor 0

WASHINGTON (AP) – The State Department says FBI toxicology reports on the mysterious deaths of U.S. tourists in the Dominican Republic showed no evidence inconsistent with the island nation’s findings of natural causes.  The department says “the results of the additional, extensive toxicology testing completed to date have been consistent […]

Video shows coach disarming, embracing Oregon student

October 19, 2019 Editor 0

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Authorities have released a video that shows part of a former Oregon football star’s successful effort to disarm a student who brought a shotgun to a Portland high school.  The video released Friday by the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office shows Keanon Lowe and the student […]

GOP congressman undecided on impeachment won’t seek new term

October 19, 2019 Editor 0

WASHINGTON (AP) – A Florida congressman who was one of the few Republicans openly considering whether President Donald Trump should be impeached say he won’t run for reelection.    Rep. Francis Rooney was asked during a Fox News interview if he’d seek a third term in 2020, and he replied: […]

Police arrest four Slidell teens in connection to a murder Friday

October 19, 2019 Editor 0

SLIDELL – Authorities have booked four teenagers for allegedly killing and robbing a 33-year-old man Friday morning.  According to police the incident happened shortly before 9:30 a.m. at the Slidell Housing Authority at 1150 Martin Luther King Drive. When officers arrived on scene they found Andre Johnson dead inside of […]

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Louisiana medical marijuana grower holding a job fair

October 19, 2019 Editor 0

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – One of Louisiana’s state-sanctioned medical marijuana growers is looking for workers.    Southern University announced that its agricultural center will be holding a job fair for its medical marijuana operation at an event Monday evening.    The school is looking for growing technicians, sales representatives […]

School, residential property owner feuding over fence

October 18, 2019 Editor 0

BAKER – There’s a feud between neighbors brewing. Residents want a fence built for student safety but the school abutting their property says it’s not legally required to do so. Cherie Brown says she’s drawing the line after her two-year-long fight with Impact Charter School to put up a fence […]

Police: Woman made up rabid raccoon to cover up shooting

October 18, 2019 Editor 0

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) – Police say an Alabama woman told a story about trying to shoot a rabid raccoon to cover up a fight that left her and her boyfriend with gunshot wounds.    News outlets report 37-year-old Catherine Fernandez was arrested on a domestic violence charge after investigators determined […]