Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:12 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:12:52 GMT
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 >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:10:44 GMT
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 >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-06-18 14:36:47 GMT
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 >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:18 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:18:50 GMT
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 >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:37:41 GMT
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 >>
FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) -
A 400 year old manuscript has been published thanks to a University of North Alabama professor.
Dr. Lesley Peterson worked for more than 10 years to get the manuscript, Elizabeth Tanfield's "Mirror of the Worlde," published.
According to BBC News, the work was located in Burford Church, Oxfordshire, in the 1970s.
The piece was originally written in 1598 by poet and dramatist Elizabeth Tanfield Cary. Historians estimate Cary was 12 or 13 years old when she wrote it.
Peterson, an associate professor of English at UNA, has spent the past 10 years researching, translating from French and editing the manuscript for publication.
"It required several trips to England for research, and many hundreds of hours of work. One scholarly duty I have felt keenly is just the responsibility to get it exactly right," said Peterson.
Peterson worked with editors at McGill-Queen's University Press and two UNA research assistants to make sure the work was accurate.
"I feel confident that we've taken our time and put together something we can all feel proud of."
Peterson hopes the manuscript provides a vital source of information to Cary scholars.
"The subtle decisions she makes about how to present her material, which adjective to use, and that sort of thing, is very revealing," said Peterson. "It should be a useful source of information for anyone interested in studying 15th-century childhood and education. And it makes available to cartographers and cartobibliographers, for the first time, the first translation into English of an atlas of the world."
The original work is being kept at the Bodleian Library in Oxford. The published manuscript is available for purchase on Amazon.com.