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A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on theMore >>
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on the girl, even after she told him that she was in pain.More >>
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WWL-TV reports there has been a possible explosion in Washington Parish early Tuesday morning. The station stated on its website officials are on their way to the town of Isabel to investigate. According toMore >>
There was a gas line explosion early Tuesday morning, according to Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. The gas fire is out, but trees in the area are still burning. More >>
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Louisiana State Police reports I-10 East is closed at Whiskey Bay on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge due to multiple crashes. Traffic on I-10 East is being diverted onto I-49 North.Drivers trying to get toMore >>
Louisiana State Police said I-10 East was closed for a while Tuesday morning due to multiple crashes near Whiskey Bay on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge.More >>
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A man accused of stealing air conditioners was arrested on theft and drug charges Monday. Johnny Williams Jr., 34, of Hammond, faces charges of felony theft and possession of marijuana. The Tangipahoa ParishMore >>
A man accused of stealing air conditioners was arrested on theft and drug charges Monday. Witnesses said they saw him take the units. More >>
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Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a suspected rapist. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported Justo Venegas, 31, is wanted on a charge of forcible rape. Chief DeputyMore >>
Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a suspected rapist. He is wanted for forcible rape involving a girl. More >>
He was only five years old, but he was one of America's most devoted Crimson Tide football fans.
So passionate was Michael Crossley that his favorite color was crimson and least favorite color was orange. Not only did Michael love the Tide, but the Tide loved him back.
"He knew the number three, that was his favorite number," his stepfather Terry Anglin said.
"So he knew the three- he didn't know Vinnie [Sunseri] by name, but he knew that's the number three, he would always yell for him to get the ball and score a touchdown."
Ten months ago, life was good for Terry and Creci Anglin. Mikey was enjoying kindergarten and the Crimson Tide. Terry and Creci were doing well at work .
"Everything started to finally click. And then it just crashed down around me," Mikey's mother, Creci, said.
Mikey was having trouble keeping his balance, he was seeing double. The family went to Vanderbilt Hospital to get Mikey checked out.
"They saw a mass in his brain but couldn't tell me exactly what it was," Creci said.
It turned out to be a rare DIPG inoperable brain tumor with a mortality rate of 100 percent. Mikey was given a one to two year prognosis, and died after nine months.
"Mikey was a fighter. He told us all the time after he got sick, he would just randomly look at me and say, 'Momma, I never give up Momma,'" Creci recalled.
Something downright inspirational began during Mikey's fight: the Alabama nation fought alongside him. Support came from around the world: billboards were displayed by anonymous fans, a courtyard at his school would soon be built in his honor. And in Mikey's final hours, the phone calls from the Alabama football office began.
Lying in the hospital bed next to their dying son, the Anglins were hearing from players Mikey loved but never met.
"I just thought it was really important for us to wrap our arms around them and support them and show them we love them," Bama center Barrett Jones said.
Alabama snapper Carson Tinker also called to share his support.
"I don't have any idea what they are going through or what they went through, but I felt the pain they felt, and God gave me peace through that," Tinker said.
"People reached out to me when I had to go through what I had to go through, and I remember how that made me feel and how encouraging that was for people to reach out to me, and I wanted to be able to do that," Tinker added.
When Coach Nick Saban called, Mikey, although his time was short, knew exactly who was on the phone.
"As soon as I got off the phone I said . 'Mikey, Mr. Saban called, and he told me to tell you that you need to talk to him, OK?' His vitals rose up real high. I said OK, I know you can hear me," Creci said.
"We knew he could still hear us, he just didn't have a way to responding to us."
On September 12, one month shy of his sixth birthday, Mikey left us. But the Crimson Tide will never forget the Crimson Kid.
"He was such a pure soul, he was chosen for a greater purpose to get the awareness out about this disease," his mom said.
"God kept him around just long enough to get his name out there, I believe, and get Alabama behind us and get support, and then God said 'OK it's time for you to go- you don't need to suffer anymore,'" she said.
Mikey was buried in his number three Alabama jersey. Tide player Vinnie Sunseri has dedicated this year's season to him.
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