From LSU SportsOMAHA, Neb. – North Carolina pitcher Trent Thornton limited top-ranked LSU to two runs over seven innings and a comeback bid came up short as the Tar Heels eliminated the Tigers from theMore >>
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:53 PM EDT2013-06-19 03:53:10 GMT
The program to reduce crime in East Baton Rouge Parish is set to take on another zip code racked with trouble. Almost one year after the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination project, or B.R.A.V.E. enforcementMore >>
The program to reduce crime in East Baton Rouge Parish is set to take on another zip code racked with trouble.More >>
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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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(RNN) – Rapper Lil' Wayne is attempting to stomp his way out of controversy after a clip of him walking on the American flag went viral over the weekend. A behind-the-scenes clip of the music video GodMore >>
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DESOTO PARISH, LA (KSLA) -
A Houston rapper is out on bond after spending Wednesday night in DeSoto Parish Jail. He was arrested on drugs and weapon charges.
Deputies say 31-year-old Wesley Eric Weston, also known as the rap artist Lil' Flip, was arrested in Mansfield Wednesday afternoon. Weston was arrested after deputies pulled him over for speeding and they allegedly found marijuana and a semi-automatic weapon in his possession. According to the booking sheet, Weston was driving 86 miles per hour in a 75. He was released on a $35,000 bond.
The DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office tells KSLA News 12 that the type of gun in his possession was a Bushmaster AR-15. The Sheriff's Office says they still have the rifle in evidence and are still investigating where Weston obtained it. This it common in an on-going investigation like this. His arrest is shedding some light on just how common the sale of this specific type of assault weapon has become.
The Bushmaster AR-15 has gained national attention after reportedly being used or in the possession of the gunman in three deadly high profile shootings this year: The recent shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the shooting that killed two firefighters in Webster, New York, and the Aurora, Colorado theatre shooting that left 12 people dead.
Many Americans have strong opinions on gun control and a proposal to reenact a ban on assault weapons. The AR-15 was included in the Federal Assault Weapons Ban which expired in 2004.
President Obama supports reinstating the federal ban on assault weapons. Since giving gun control his support, weapons like the AR-15 have been flying off the shelves in stores across the country, even here in the ArkLaTex. President Obama has called for sweeping gun reform.