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Former deacon at center of WDSU investigation indicted on one count of rape

A clergyman who was accused of sexual assault and removed from his church duties in the ’80s has been indicted on one count of first-degree rape. George Brignac was indicted Thursday by a grand jury. Brignac was arrested back in September and taken to the Orleans Parish jail on suspicion of rape.Brignac was the center…MORE

Superintendent addresses allegations of grade fixing at Patrick F. Taylor

Jefferson Parish Superintendent of Public Schools, Dr. Cade Brumley addressed allegations of grade fixing involving the principal at Patrick F. Taylor for the first time Thursday.WDSU News broke the story Wednesday about the investigation involving principal Jamie Zapico, following confirmation of the probe from the Louisiana Department of Education. The state agency said they had…MORE

Get ready, Braves fans: Atlanta stadium will be renamed after Truist

Get ready, Braves fans: Atlanta stadium will be renamed after Truist

Atlanta Braves fans will soon be watching baseball at the Truist stadium in sports. The name of SunTrust Park, the home of the Braves, will change to include the oft-ridiculed “Truist” brand, the newly-merged bank confirmed to CNN Business. However, the full name of the venue (Truist Park? Truist Financial Stadium?) has not yet been…MORE

Hubble catches interstellar comet as it flies past the sun

Hubble catches interstellar comet as it flies past the sun

The Hubble Space Telescope had a front row seat to capture the best and closest image to date of interstellar comet 2I/Borisov, a visitor that originated from outside of our solar system. On Sunday, the comet passed within 190 million miles of Earth on its closest approach before continuing on through our solar system. As…MORE

‘Surviving R. Kelly Part II’ — what we know

‘Surviving R. Kelly Part II’ — what we know

“Surviving R. Kelly” had a such an impact that Lifetime is airing a sequel. The original six-hour docuseries scored more than 26 million viewers and renewed interest in allegations of sexual misconduct by the singer. In it several of Kelly’s alleged victims and their families shared their stories. The Grammy-winning artist has vehemently denied multiple…MORE

We should all be appalled by Donald Trump’s tweet about Greta Thunberg

We should all be appalled by Donald Trump’s tweet about Greta Thunberg

On Thursday morning, the President of the United States sent a tweet to his 60+ million followers blasting a 16-year-old girl with Asperger’s syndrome who has rallied efforts at fighting climate change around the globe. “Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend!” Trump…MORE

JPSO investigating overnight homicide in Metairie

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide that happened Thursday morning in Metairie. Sheriff Joseph Lopinto said the homicide happened in the 1100 block of S. Upland.The sheriff said at 12:45 a.m., JPSO deputies were dispatched in reference to a shooting. Deputies located a man suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead…MORE

Joe Horn, 9 former NFL players named in federal health care fraud case

Former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joe Horn and nine other former National Football League players were named in a federal heath care fraud case. The former players have or are expected to be charged in the Eastern District of Kentucky for their alleged roles in a nationwide fraud on a health care benefit program…MORE

Doubts creep in as analysts pick apart Warren’s big ideas

Doubts creep in as analysts pick apart Warren’s big ideas

Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants to spend trillions of dollars on education, child care, green energy and health care. She argues that these proposals will supercharge the economy, boosting growth and wages. And she plans to pay for it all with a bevy of taxes on the wealthy, Wall Street and corporations. Most of her assertions…MORE

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