Washtenaw County Health Department offers booster doses to immunocompromised residents
Starting Tuesday, immunocompromised residents can receive the additional doses during COVID-19 vaccine clinics at the Health Department from 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
House votes to expand legal safeguards for LGBTQ people
The Equality Act amends existing civil rights law to explicitly include sexual orientation and gender identification as protected characteristics. The Supreme Court provided the LGBTQ community with a resounding victory last year in a 6-3 ruling that said the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applied to LGBTQ workers when it comes to barring discrimination on the basis of sex. Biden made clear his support for the Equality Act in the lead-up to last year's election, saying it would be one of his first priorities. Ad“Our neighbor, @RepMarieNewman, wants to pass the so-called “Equality” Act to destroy women’s rights and religious freedoms. Democrats likened the effort to past civil rights battles in the nation's history.
Sheriff on Louisiana gun store shooting: 'I don't know why'
Bullet holes are seen on a vehicle at the scene of a multiple fatality shooting at the Jefferson Gun Outlet in Metairie, La. A person went into a gun store and shooting range in a New Orleans suburb and fatally shot two people Saturday, causing customers and staff to open fire on the shooter, said a sheriff. Lopinto said Williams had walked into the store with a loaded weapon and was told that was against store rules. It shows Williams at the door of the store, firing in. At another point it shows Williams inside taking aim at one of those killed, Veronica Billiot, 59, of Belle Chasse, also a customer.
Customers, staff fired back in gun store shooting; 3 dead
People react at the scene of a multiple fatality shooting at the Jefferson Gun Outlet in Metairie, La. A person went into a gun store and shooting range in a New Orleans suburb and fatally shot two people Saturday, causing customers and staff to open fire on the shooter, said a sheriff. – A person entered a gun store and shooting range in a New Orleans suburb and fatally shot two people Saturday, prompting customers and staff to open fire on the shooter, a sheriff said. The shooting happened around 2:50 p.m. at the Jefferson Gun Outlet in the suburb of Metairie, according to a release from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. ___This story has been updated to correct the name of the store to the Jefferson Gun Outlet.
Orgeron: LSU has COVID outbreak, injured QB still sidelined
– LSU coach Ed Orgeron says his team is contending with a corona virus outbreak and resulting quarantines that have made it difficult to know whether a number of starters or regulars will be available for Saturday's scheduled game against No. “We're talking to the doctors right now to see what's the best for Myles,” Orgeron said during his usual Monday-of-game-week media conference. The number of related quarantines due to possible exposure also have thinned his roster in recent days, he said. The SEC requires teams to have at least 53 scholarship players available, less than that and the scheduled game cannot be played. By the middle of the week, LSU expects to know if the game could still be held this weekend as scheduled, Orgeron said.
Jansen shows signs of old self as Dodgers try to stay alive
ARLINGTON, Texas – Though Kenley Jansen never lost confidence in himself, the big right-hander might be regaining that from the Los Angeles Dodgers after an inconsistent stretch. That came two days after another 1-2-3 inning in a midgame appearance for LA in a 15-3 win. In the ninth inning Friday night, Jansen threw 10 strikes and got three swinging strikeouts. “I thought the tempo, I thought the delivery was cleaned up, it was a little bit more smooth. The 33-year-old 3-time All-Star, whose velocity had been noticeably down and his control inconsistent, said they went over how his delivery wasn't the same as it had been when he was dominating hitters.
Wedding before the storm: Delta speeds up couple's nuptials
– Hurricane Delta sped up one Louisiana couple's wedding by a few days, but judging by the smiles on the bride and groom, it certainly didn't dampen the affair. Skies were gray, but the rain held off while the wedding party gathered. The streets outside were largely deserted as residents finished up last-minute storm preparations or evacuated. “Within 16 hours they threw an entire wedding together, and it’s beautiful. It was very important for her that she did get married in the church and when that almost didn’t happen she was so distraught,” she said.
Louisiana widening access to medical marijuana under new law
More Louisiana residents will have access to medical marijuana under a significant expansion of the state's therapeutic cannabis program that was signed into law by Gov. The changes in the law, which take effect in August, allow doctors to recommend medical marijuana for any patient they believe it would help, and remove restrictions on which doctors can recommend cannabis. The state House and Senate agreed to the bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Larry Bagley of Stonewall, the chairman of the House health committee - in the regular session that ended June 1. Edwards, a Democrat, announced Monday evening that he had signed the bill into law. Only the agricultural centers at Louisiana State University and Southern University are authorized to grow cannabis in Louisiana, and only nine dispensaries can provide it to patients.
AP Top 25 Podcast: Which job is better? Florida St or USC?
In Tuscaloosa, Alabama, LSU and the Crimson Tide will play the first regular-season game matching AP Nos. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)The Florida State job is open and Southern California probably will be soon, too. The Florida State search is already off to interesting start with rumors of Bob Stoops being targeted. A big week in college football also includes the first College Football Playoff rankings and a No. ___Follow Ralph D. Russo at https://twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP and listen http://www.westwoodonepodcasts.com/pods/ap-top-25-college-football-podcast/___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
Kindergartner sent to school with drugs
(WGNO) - The Slidell Police Department says its officers arrested two people who are accused of sending a 5-year-old to school with cocaine. According to police, it happened on Tuesday, Aug. 21 when a school resource officer spotted the child with what police are describing as a large amount of crack and powder cocaine. According to officers, two other bags were found with crack cocaine. After obtaining a search warrant, police say they found two adults at the child's home as well as more drugs. They say that the drugs were being stored in the child's clothing inside the home.
Police officers fired for suggesting Rep. Ocasio-Cortez should be shot
- Two police officers in Louisiana were fired Monday after one wrote a Facebook post suggesting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be shot and the other liked it. Gretna Police Chief Arthur Lawson told reporters Monday that Rispoli -- along with Officer Angelo Varisco, who "liked" the post -- had been fired. The congresswomen, especially Ocasio-Cortez, have taken to social media to defend themselves against Trump's attacks. Rispoli's Facebook post was in response to a satirical article that featured Ocasio-Cortez saying, "We pay soldiers too much" -- something the congresswoman hasn't said. Lawson said Monday the Facebook post "violated our policy, it was in a nature that certainly was not supported by our agency and, promoted violence."
Three LSU students killed in Bahamas helicopter crash
Three LSU students were among those killed in a helicopter crash in the Bahamas in July 2019. - Phi Mu sorority of LSU announced via social media, the death of three sorority sisters. Also killed in the crash was his daughter, Kameron Cline, a student at LSU in Baton Rouge, and a member of Phi Mu sorority. Police say the helicopter took off from Big Grand Cay, Bahamas, around 2 A.M. Thursday. Police officers and residents of Grand Cay discovered the aircraft overturned in 16 feet of water about two miles off Grand Cay in the Abacos.