New Orleans hairstylist gives away 560 bicycles to needy kids

Published: Sunday, December 24, 2017 @ 4:37 AM

Bicycles.
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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.

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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

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Crews respond to Dayton gas station on stabbing report

Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 5:21 AM

Police and medics are responding to a reported stabbing on Linden Avenue.

Crews responded to the Marathon Station in the 3400 block of Linden Avenue around 5 a.m., but are working to learn where exactly the stabbing took place.

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The condition of the victim is unknown at this time.

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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Few showers possible Friday; warm-up begins next week

Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 3:27 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks at when to mow the lawn and how cold we could get at night this weekend.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Staying dry for commutes today
  • A few showers possible Friday
  • Warm up expected next week

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DETAILED FORECAST

Today: The morning commute should be quiet and dry, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. We’ll see sunshine today with a few afternoon clouds as highs reach the mid-60s, which is normal. It will be dry tonight with a few clouds lingering.

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Friday: It will be a dry morning with some sunshine. A quick front will swing through, which could spark off a few afternoon/evening showers. Activity looks light and isolated. It will be a mild day again with highs in the mid-60s and a little breezy.

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Saturday: Clouds will decrease through the day. It will be a little cooler than normal with highs in the upper 50s. Temperatures will drop into the low to mid 30s overnight, so some spotty frost could develop.

Sunday: Spotty morning frost is possible. It will be a nice end to the weekend with plenty of sunshine and dry conditions. Highs will be in the upper 50s to near 60.

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Monday: A warm-up begins with plenty of sunshine and highs around 70.

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WATCH: Woman pulls gun on would-be robber, saves husband, family says

Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 8:37 AM

Watch: Woman Pulls Gun On Robber, Saving Her Family

Police in Memphis, Tennessee, are searching for a man who allegedly attempted a robbery outside a Whitehaven home in broad daylight.

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A surveillance camera captured the weekend incident.

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One of the victims, who asked not to be identified, told WHBQ that his niece, who was visiting from Florida, took his gun and scared off the bold criminal after she saw that her husband was in trouble.

“She’s bold," he said. "She ain’t scared of nothing.”

In the video, the suspect has his right hand in his waist band as he stands behind the woman's husband. The victims said the man’s hand was on a gun.

Memphis police said Sunday afternoon the man in the blue jacket came to the Whitehaven home and asked to use one of the victims’ phones and then asked for a ride.

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While the incident was unfolding outside the house, the woman and her uncle reportedly were inside the house.

Police said that after the woman saw her husband in trouble, she came out the front door with a gun and fired a warning shot.

The uncle told WHBQ: “She said she didn’t want to kill him, but when he fired back at us after she fired the warning shot, she said she was trying to hit him then but didn’t.”

Memphis police told WHBQ that the suspect ran toward the back of the house before getting away.

Police said they are reviewing this surveillance video to get a positive ID on the suspect. If you have any information on who that suspect may be, call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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Teen was driving 106 mph in senior skip day crash that killed best friend, prosecutors say

Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 4:10 AM

One Teen Killed And Another Injured In Car Accident On Senior Skip Day

Only WSB-TV was in court Wednesday when a Georgia teenager learned she faces a felony vehicular homicide charge in the death of her best friend.

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>> Teen killed, classmate injured in wreck on senior skip day

Cristina Pavon-Baker, 17, crashed on Interstate 75 in Morrow during senior skip day. The wreck killed Mikayla Penn, 18.

Pavon-Baker's attorney asked the judge Wednesday not to take her passport since she had a cruise scheduled next month.

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That upset the victim's family and the district attorney.

“She doesn't need to be on a cruise enjoying herself,” Clayton County District Attorney Tracy Graham Lawson told the court.

WSB-TV’s Tom Jones said Lawson was clearly irritated when Pavon-Baker’s attorney asked the judge to not take the teen’s passport as a condition of bond.

“We would ask the court to allow her to leave the state and not put that restriction on her,” said Pavon-Baker’s attorney, Jackie Patterson.

Lawson responded: “I have an 18-year-old that can't go on a cruise. I have an 18-year-old who can't be with her parents who are in the back of this courtroom."

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Jones said the cruise request upset Mikayla Penn's parents.

It was March 26 when Pavon-Baker and Penn reportedly were headed to Southlake Mall on senior skip day. Prosecutors said Pavon-Baker drove 106 mph in a 65 mph zone on the Jonesboro Road exit along I-75.

Pavon-Baker’s Mini Cooper reportedly flipped and crashed, killing Penn.

“We have some information that Snapchat may have been used” during the drive, Lawson said.

Pavon-Baker is facing first-degree vehicular homicide, reckless driving and speeding charges.

Patterson said he meant no harm asking for Pavon-Baker to go on the cruise.

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“We were not trying to be insensitive. We were just trying to say, ‘Judge, she has already had these tickets for this cruise,’” Patterson told Jones.

Lawson said Pavon-Baker has received enough special treatment.

“If you look at her history, these parents have covered for her over and over and over again. I believe in my heart of hearts Ms. Penn would be alive if this child had some consequences,” Lawson said.

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Lawson was referring to some other traffic troubles Pavon-Baker has had.

The judge gave Pavon-Baker a $31,000 bond and ordered her to surrender her passport. The judge also ordered her not to drive and to stay off Snapchat.

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