Author: Kenneth O'Brock

Report: Robin Williams Dead at 63

Oscar winner and beloved comedian Robin Williams died  at home this morning at the age of 63. While his publicist would not confirm his death was a suicide, according to Entertainment Weekly, a representative released this statement: Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling sever depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.” Williams was found unconscious at his home and was pronounced dead at the scene. The coroner’s office suggested that the cause of death was asphyxiation, but...

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LA’s Payday Loan Industry: Profitting from the Poor

  It’s Murphy’s Law that states that anything that can go wrong will go wrong.  Your car will break down.  Your air conditioning will go out in your house.  You will get laid off.  It’s very likely that one of these and a long list of other things has happened or will happened to just about everyone.  And Murphy’s Law doesn’t wait until your bank account is flush to wreck havoc. When bound by the “debt trap” and in financial need, many people in the Shreveport area and across the state of Louisiana reach out for assistance to payday...

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New Orleans Red Dress Run 2014 Photos

New Orleans has has cornered the market for creating events for normal people to do crazy things and not-so-normal people, well, to be themselves. The annual New Orleans Red Dress Run was held over the weekend, and thousands of men and women (and a few dogs) set aside their pride and all wore the same thing all for the sake of a good time (and charity). Thousands of photos were posted on Instagram from the Red Dress Run.  Here are just a few of our favorites:                          ...

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VIDEO: Looting, Arson in the Wake of Police Shooting Unarmed Missouri Teen

Outrage over a Missouri teen shot dead by police this weekend has escalated to vandalism, looting, and arson, according to the Associated Press. Although circumstances remain unclear, 18-year old Mike Brown was shot by police in Ferguson, MO.  By some accounts, Brown had his hands up when he was shot; others say he was wrestling a cop in an attempt to grab the officer’s firearm.  What is confirmed by officials is that Brown was unarmed when he was shot multiple times, and the officer who shot him has been placed on administrative leave. In the video below, a mob...

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Shark Attacks Child in Lake Pontchartrain

What are the odds of getting attacked by a shark? It’s estimated about 1 in 11.5 million.  What are the odds of getting attacked by a shark in a lake on the Friday before Shark Week begins? No one has taken the time to calculate that, but that’s just what happened Friday afternoon on Lake Pontchartrain. According to Todd Masson of Nola.com, 7-year old Trent Trentacosta was enjoying a day on the lake with his family when he was attacked by what was believed to be a 5-foot bull shark.  The shark brushed him from the back wile Trentacosta...

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