Thanksgiving

Attorney Ben Crump discusses the results of a forensic examination on Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr., who was fatally shot by police in a shopping mall on Thanksgiving day, during a news conference in Birmingham, Ala., on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Crump, who represents Bradford's family, says a report shows the 21-year-old black man suffered three gunshot wounds to the back side of his body. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)
December 03, 2018 - 10:25 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A forensic examination shows a black man was shot three times in the back side of his body when an Alabama police officer mistook him for the shooter after gunfire erupted at a crowded shopping mall, the man's family said Monday. The results of a report commissioned by the...
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This undated photo provided by the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office shows Chelsea Watrous Cook. Police say Cook, a Utah high school teacher, shot and killed her ex-husband's girlfriend while the former couple's children looked on. (Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office via AP)
November 30, 2018 - 3:08 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The family of a woman killed by her boyfriend's ex-wife while decorating a Christmas tree is sounding a warning about the devastating impact of domestic violence that goes beyond two people. Lisa Vilate Williams, 26, was making homemade ornaments with her boyfriend's twin 3-...
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This Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 photo released by the Fulton County Sheriff Department shows Erron Martez Dequan Brown in Atlanta. Brown, of Bessemer was charged with attempted murder in the Nov. 22. 2018, shooting at the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, Ala., according to a statement from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. (Fulton County Sheriff Department via AP)
November 29, 2018 - 2:56 pm
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Authorities arrested a suspect in a Thanksgiving shooting that spread panic at Alabama's largest shopping mall Thursday, but protesters said they would continue demonstrations over the police killing of another black man who was initially believed to be the shooter. Erron Martez...
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November 29, 2018 - 8:34 am
(WWL.com) A recent survey found that 1 in 3 Americans suffers from “festive burnout” due to the holidays being a stressful time. Even though it’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, LSU Health New Orleans clinical psychologist Dr. Michelle Moore said several factors can contribute...
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Protestors carry a sign reading “Justice for E.J.” during a protest at the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. A police shot and killed 21-year-old Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford, Jr. of Hueytown while responding to a shooting at the mall on Thanksgiving evening. Police said Bradford was fleeing the scene with a weapon. Hoover police initially told reporters Bradford had shot a teen at the mall, but later retracted the statement. (AP Photo/Kim Chandler)
November 27, 2018 - 3:50 am
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — A mayor's calls for patience following the shooting of a black man by police at Alabama's largest shopping mall were met Monday by chanting, marching protesters who blocked one of the state's busiest roads. Several dozen protesters holding signs blocked heavily traveled U.S. 31...
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Traffic moves west along I-70 near Lawrence, Kan., Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. I-70 is closed west of Junction City, Kan. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
November 25, 2018 - 9:10 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A winter storm blanketed much of the central Midwest with snow on Sunday at the end of the Thanksgiving weekend, bringing blizzard-like conditions that grounded hundreds of flights and forced the closure of major highways on one of the busiest travel days of the year. "It's going to...
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FILE - This image released by Disney shows characters, from left, Ralph, voiced by John C. Reilly, Yess, voiced by Taraji P. Henson and Vanellope von Schweetz, voiced by Sarah Silverman in a scene from "Ralph Breaks the Internet." Studios on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, say that the “Wreck-It Ralph” sequel “Ralph Breaks the Internet” has earned an estimated $55.7 million over the three day weekend and $84.5 million since its Wednesday opening to top the North American charts. (Disney via AP, File)
November 25, 2018 - 11:51 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Movie sequels are having their own Thanksgiving feast at the box office. "Ralph Breaks the Internet" and "Creed II" took the top two spots on the North American charts and beat the openings for the original films, propelling record industry-wide grosses for the Thanksgiving...
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This undated image provided by Emantic Bradford, Sr. shows Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford, Jr., 21, posing for a picture at his father's home near Birmingham, Ala., in his senior year of high school. About 200 people marched through an Alabama shopping mall to protest Bradford Jr.'s death, whom police erroneously believed was the gunman who shot and wounded two people. The protesters gathered at the spot at the mall in suburban Birmingham where he was shot and killed after reports of gunfire. Police initially thought Bradford Jr. was responsible for shooting two people but later retracted that statement. (Emantic Bradford, Sr. via AP)
November 24, 2018 - 9:16 pm
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Protesters on Saturday marched through an Alabama shopping mall where police killed a black man they later acknowledged was not the triggerman in a Thanksgiving night shooting that wounded two people. An officer shot and killed 21-year-old Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford, Jr. of...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 24, 2018 - 1:00 am
The long holiday weekend comes with special names for each day, except one. Thursday is Thanksgiving. Friday is Black Friday. Then, we have Small Business Saturday. Cyber Monday has a special name. What about Sunday? It is the one day of the five day weekend with no special designation. I put the...
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November 23, 2018 - 10:22 pm
PRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman whose family peacock ran off with a flock of turkeys says she's hopeful to get close enough to catch it with a net. The peacock belonging to Rene and Brian Johnson has been on the run for six weeks. On Wednesday, the Johnsons posted a message on the Vermont...
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