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Covington police officer gets Thanksgiving surprise

It was a special Thanksgiving surprise for a Covington police officer now serving his country in a different uniform in Afghanistan. Army Sgt. Lance Benjamin had no idea what was in store for him when he answered his phone Tuesday, but it was a middle-of-the-night phone call he'll never forget. "The

WDSU - 2017-11-23 00:11:00

What can $2 million buy in Lake Vista, Central Business District and Covington?

What will $2 million buy you around the New Orleans area? Looking through the real estate listings this week, we found two residences: a mid-century modern stunner built by World War II hero Andrew Jackson Higgins priced for $1,950,000; a corner unit condo with postcard views of the Mississippi Rive


3 teens arrested in Mandeville-area vehicle burglaries

Three people have been arrested in a string of car burglaries in the Mandeville area, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office said. Deputies arrested Victor Harris, 19, of Girod Street; Trace Moore, 18, of Girod Street; and Dominick Sharp, 18, of Rue Pickney; all of Mandeville, the Sheriff's Office

NOLA.COM - 2017-11-23 13:55:09

Body of man who was killed and 'partially bound' found next to Uptown duplex

A man who had been killed was found Uptown in the 500 block of Robert Street on Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 22), according to New Orleans Police. NOPD Homicide Unit Commander Lt. Jimmie Turner said the body, found next to a corner-lot duplex, was "partially bound," and decomposing. "The smell was over

NOLA.COM - 2017-11-22 22:52:09

New Orleans Thanksgiving forecast: 'Sunny and cool'

Forecasters predict a "sunny and cool" Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 23) in the New Orleans metro area, the National Weather Service reports. Morning lows in the upper 30s and lower 40s in some parts of the metro area are expected to warm to the 60s by Thursday afternoon, the service reports. Skies shoul

NOLA.COM - 2017-11-23 14:40:25

18 homicides set new mark in St. Tammany Parish

When John Malveaux fatally wounded his ex-girlfriend as she sat in a vehicle in the driveway of her Lacombe area home on the night of Nov. 5, he snuffed out the life of a 28-year-old mother of three, according to authorities and members of the woman's family. With the shooting of Krystle Landor, Mal


Local Christmas tree farms thriving despite national tree shortage

ANGIE, La. -- With a full 24 hours before the official opening of Christmas tree season at Steele's Tree Farm in Washington Parish, one family was already combing the full fields for their perfect tree. "You come out, the kids are running up and down the aisles, there's fresh air, they don't have th

WWL-TV - 2017-11-23 00:16:43

11-year-old boy uses birthday to give to children in need

COVINGTON- A boy is kicking off this holiday of thanks by giving to others. 11-year-old Jackson Sober from Covington has spent his past seven birthdays packing shoe boxes. They are filled with toys, toiletries and clothing for needy children. This year, friends, family and the community helped


1 Dead, 2 Injured in Orange County Crash

One person died and two others were injured when a police chase in Orange County ended in crash Thursday afternoon. Orange County Sheriff's Department deputies were responding to a suspicious person in Villa Park around 1:40 p.m. when the suspect took off and led police on a pursuit, the sheriff's d

NBC LOS ANGELES - 2017-11-23 22:39:08

1 dead, 3 injured in chain-reaction crash on 22 Fwy in Orange County

One person is dead and three others are injured after a chain-reaction crash on the eastbound 22 Freeway west of Beach Boulevard in Orange County Thursday. Firefighters responded to the scene in the Garden Grove area around 7 a.m. and found one victim already deceased. Authorities said the three-veh

ABC7 LOS ANGELES - 2017-11-23 21:15:55

Southbound 57 Freeway shut down in Orange for an hour over night in by crashes

ORANGE - A multi-vehicle crash shut down a portion of the southbound Garden Grove (57) Freeway this morning in Orange. The crash was initially reported as a vehicle running into a center divider at 1:12 a.m. near Chapman Avenue, the California Highway Patrol said. Several more crashes occurred becau

OCREGISTER - 2017-11-23 15:45:37

Orange County Sheriff's Department wants to reunite 1,000 hidden riverbed bikes with 'rightful owners'

As the Orange County Sheriff's Department investigates how 1,000 bicycles came to be stashed inside a Santa Ana River tunnel, it's asking members of the public to submit descriptions of their stolen bikes to help determine whether they're part of the trove. The department is hoping the outreach can

OCREGISTER - 2017-11-22 23:08:35

2 Male Suspects Killed in Anaheim Pursuit Involving Orange County Sheriff's Deputies

Two male suspects were killed Thursday when an afternoon pursuit involving the Orange County Sheriff's Department ended in a collision at Imperial Highway and Big Sky Lane in Anaheim, authorities said. Vehicles are seen at the scene of a collision at Imperial Highway and Big Sky Lane in Anaheim on N

KTLA.COM - 2017-11-24 01:57:54

A Clockwork Orange: Of Immigrants, Builder Buddies, Rescue Dogs and Green-Eyed Girls

RUFF TRADE 4Life Animal Rescue's Bark Fest fundraising event Nov. 12 in the back lot of Pet Hospital in Orange raised enough money to cover medical needs for current and future rescue animals, including the $900 in surgery costs for Diego, an American Bully who recently underwent a mass cell tumor r

OC WEEKLY BLOGS - 2017-11-22 16:00:00

Thanksgiving Day heat records shattered throughout Southern California

The calendar may say it's fall but Thursday it felt like summer as weather records were broken across Southern California on Thanksgiving Day. These giggling youngsters cool off from the Thanksgiving day heat at Huntington Beach as seen from its pier on Thurs., Nov. 23. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, Ora

OCREGISTER - 2017-11-24 01:14:15

Ten Years On, Patchwork-and OC's DIY Scene-Are Bigger Than Ever

Nicole Stevenson got into her beat-up Chevy station wagon, looked into her rearview mirror and cried. She had just spent an entire afternoon at a craft fair in a parking lot in Dana Point. The organizers had wooed her and others with promises of big weekend crowds buying their DIY creations under a

OC WEEKLY BLOGS - 2017-11-23 16:00:00

'Tis the season to support local businesses

Black Friday kicks off the start of the holiday shopping season with deals at big chain stores and, three days from now, Cyber Monday will encourage shoppers to spend their gift-buying dollars at online shopping sites. In the midst of all that, smaller businesses - including those in the Canyon Lak

NEW BRAUNFELS HERALD-ZEITUNG - 2017-11-24 08:00:00

City department recognized for its planning processes

With all the growth in the area, the city's Planning and Community Development Department has a lot of its plate. And on Nov. 3, the department was recognized for the work it does with the Certificate of Achievement for Planning Excellence. The American Planning Association (APA), a national profes

NEW BRAUNFELS HERALD-ZEITUNG - 2017-11-24 08:00:00

Dry Comal Trail proposal gets federal support

The National Park Service recently announced that the city of New Braunfels would receive technical assistance in helping develop its Dry Comal Hike and Bike Trail project. "We are incredibly pleased to select the Dry Comal Hike and Bike Trail project as one of our key projects for the coming year,"

NEW BRAUNFELS HERALD-ZEITUNG - 2017-11-24 08:00:00

SV senior Hunter making contributions in multiple areas

SPRING BRANCH - Adoryzel Hunter got a hint in Smithson Valley's season opener that this year was going to be fun. Not only did Smithson Valley rally with two fourth-quarter touchdowns for a 24-20 win over Pflugerville Hendrickson, the senior tight end was highly involved in the offense. Hunter helpe

NEW BRAUNFELS HERALD-ZEITUNG - 2017-11-24 08:00:00