Tweet leaves local Black Lives Matter leader concerned, motivated
Jomo Johnson founded Savannah's chapter of Black Lives Matter in Summer 2016. Since then, he says he's received a few phone calls and social media posts that he calls, “threatening” but when he saw a certain post on Twitter last week, he says a line ...
FEMA awards $146M to cover governments' flood expenses
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded Louisiana an additional $146 million to reimburse state and local governments for debris removal and other expenses related to this summer's historic flooding.
After floods, artists begin to rebuild
Housing crisis looms in flood-stricken Louisiana. Goodell said she returned to Louisiana on Aug. 22, nearly a week after the initial flooding began. As she rode home from the airport with a friend, the two discussed the damage done to her studio ...
NJCAA relocating Division III baseball championships from NC
(AP) — The National Junior College Athletic Association says it will relocate its 2017 Division III baseball championships out of Kinston, North Carolina, because of a state law that restricts the rights of LGBT people. The NJCAA is working on a ...
Rebirth Fund awards another $200K in grants to businesses impacted by August flood
Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
The Louisiana Small Business Rebirth Fund has awarded another round of grants, distributing nearly $200,000 to 50 small businesses impacted by the August flooding across south Louisiana. The fund, spearheaded by the Louisiana Association of Business ...
Suspect arrested after New Holly home, car struck by gunfire
The Seattle Times
Seattle police have arrested a man suspected of a drive-by shooting Saturday in the New Holly neighborhood. A witness called 911 just before 3 p.m. to report hearing gunshots outside her home on 38th Avenue South, police said. When she looked outside ...
Speaker Ryan 'confident' Flint will get federal aid
The Detroit News
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan while campaigning for 1st District Congressional candidate Jack Bergman in Traverse City on Monday, said he is confident Congress will finalize a Flint aid package by the end of the year. (Photo: Jonathan Oosting / The ...
New York Daily News
Brody Jenner apologizes for Black Lives Matter comments
New York Daily News
Brody Jenner is apologizing for his "careless" and "misguided" comments regarding the Black Lives Matter movement. Last week, the former "Hills" star was criticized after he reposted a comment made by his friend Taylor Mosher, who said the deaths of ...
Disgraced cop gets five years in prison
The Bakersfield Californian
Disgraced former Bakersfield Police Department detective Damacio Diaz was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Fresno to five years in federal prison — a far more lenient sentence than prosecutors had urged — for a litany of offenses, including ...
Man killed in Seattle's first homicide
Seattle police say a man was fatally shot in the city's first homicide in two months. The Seattle Times reports that the shooting occurred in the Pioneer Square neighborhood just before 2:30 a.m. Sunday as bars were closing. Officers were in the area ...