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Published: Sunday, December 24, 2017 @ 4:37 AM
NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana hairstylist bought and gave away 560 bicycles Saturday as part of the New Orleans Police Department’s bike drive to benefit children, NOLA.com reported.
Jesseca Dupart said she had her best year of business since opening Kaleidoscope Hair Products three years ago. When she heard about the bike drive, Dupart was eager to participate and went to Walmart to buy the bicycles.
“I look forward to doing it next year but I want to do it on a way larger scale," Dupart told NOLA.com. “The way God is blessing my life, he's going to provide me enough to do tenfold this time next year.”
Dupart said it was the first time she had ever participated in a such a large-scale donation. She said she got emotional when she arrived at Walmart and saw how many police officers and police cadets were helping to load up the bikes and transport them to her business.
“Seeing the idea and the fruition of it” was emotional, Dupart told NOLA.com. “Just looking at the magnitude of it.”
Watch Luve: 500 bikes in their way to deserving recipients. They're donated by Jesseca Dupart of Kaleidoscope Hair Studios and NOPD.Posted by New Orleans Police Department on Saturday, December 23, 2017
Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 11:17 AM
BELFAST, Maine — Police have accused a Maine man of punching himself several times in the face to avoid a Breathalyzer test, The Bangor Daily News reported.
Police suspected Brian Fogg, 27, of Belfast, to be intoxicated when they were called to a residence on Jan. 13 and found Fogg’s vehicle stuck in a ditch, police said. Belfast police said Fogg and a homeowner had gotten into an argument, and Fogg allegedly struck and dented the homeowner’s car.
After Fogg failed a sobriety test, police took him to jail and attempted to give him a Breathalyzer test, the Daily News reported.
As officers were explaining the testing process, Fogg allegedly punched himself in the face several times, the Daily News reported.
Belfast Detective Sgt. Gerry Lincoln said that Fogg “took that option (punching himself), which wasn’t one of the ones we gave to him.”
He added that because people had option of declining to take a Breathalzyer test, it was unusual for someone to injure himself to avoid it.“We took that as a refusal to take the test,” Lincoln told the Daily News.
Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 11:15 AM
— We are one day out from “Championship Sunday,” where the teams who will play in the Super Bowl will be determined.
The Minnesota Vikings will take on the Philadelphia Eagles for the NFC Championship, while the New England Patriots play the Jacksonville Jaguars for the AFC title.
If the Vikings win, they will be the first team to ever play in the Super Bowl at their home stadium. If Philadelphia wins, it will be the first time in the team’s history.
If New England wins the AFC Conference championship, no one will be surprised. It will be the Pats 10th trip to the big game. If the Jaguars win, a lot of people will be surprised – New England is currently favored by 7.5 points.
Here’s a look at what time the games kickoff on Sunday, what channel, where they are livestreamed and the latest odds.
The AFC Championship Game
Jacksonville (12-6) at New England (14-3)
What time: 3:05 p.m. ET
What channel: CBS will broadcast the game
Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.
Livestream: CBSSports.com According to CBS, “you can stream via desktop, the CBS Sports App on iOS and Android tablets as well as on Roku, Apple TV, tvOS, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One, Chromecast and Windows 10 devices.”
Weather at game time via NFLWeather: 42 degrees, skies overcast; with winds west at 2 mph
Line: New England -7.5
The NFC Championship Game
Minnesota (14-3) at Philadelphia (14-3)
What time: 6:40 p.m. ET
What channel: Fox is broadcasting the game
Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Penn.
Livestream: Fox Sports Go
Weather at game time via NFLWeather: 44 degrees, skies overcast, with winds SSW at 3 mph
Line: Minnesota -3
Super Bowl LII
When: Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018
Who: The winners of the two championship games
Where: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minn.
Halftime entertainer: Justin Timberlake will headline the Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show
What time: 6:30 p.m. ET
What channel: NBC will broadcast the game
Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 8:30 AM
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A 21-year-old student from Winston-Salem State University was shot and killed early Saturday after a fight broke out during a party at Wake Forest University, police said.
The shooting occurred around 1 a.m., WXII reported. It took place on campus during a Delta Sigma Theta sorority party at The Barn, police said.
Najee Ali Baker, 21, was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound, where he died, WXII reported.
Winston-Salem police said they responded to Wake Forest after receiving a call that a fight had occurred and a gun was fired on campus.
The Winston-Salem Police Department said they believe the shooter is no longer on campus and are looking for that person, WXII reported.
Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 3:33 AM
— An autopsy on former major-leaguer Roy Halladay showed that he had amphetamines, morphine and a sleep aid in his system when he died in a plane crash off the west coast of Florida, The Tampa Bay Times reported Friday.
Halladay, 40, died Nov. 7 from blunt force trauma with drowning as a contributing factor, according to the Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner’s Office.
The two-time Cy Young Award winner was flying his personal plane -- an ICON A5, which is an amphibious two-seat plane with foldable wings -- when it crashed into the Gulf of Mexico near New Port Richey, the Times reported. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the case.
Dr. Bruce Goldberger, a pathologist and director of the University of Florida’s Health Forensic Medicine center, said the drugs found in Halladay’s system were a concern, the Times reported.
“The drugs are particularly important in the assessment of the impairment of Mr. Halladay while operating the plane,” Goldberger told the Times. “The NTSB will take this evidence under consideration during their investigation of this accident.”
The autopsy did not say whether Halladay had prescriptions for the medications found in his system, the Times reported.