With 160,601 votes cast, it’s fair to say that the first Lake Area School Spirit Contest was a success. While it was awesome to see so many votes go to support our students, our hats are off to the winners — Sam Houston High in Moss Bluff, who collared 47 percent of the vote, beating out seven other schools.
The University of Colorado has released a photo of the “Dark Knight Rises” shooter. James Holmes, 24, was arrested after killing 12 and wounding several dozen others during a midnight showing of the movie.
UPDATES 8:23 a.m.: Police have identified the shooter as James Holmes, 24. CBS News reports that when police when to Holmes's apartment, it was "booby trapped" with ammunition and chemicals. The death toll from the attack originally reported 14 deaths, though officials have since revised that number to 12.
It was 2 o’clock in the morning when a car went speeding past a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s deputy on Interstate 10 about two miles west of Sulphur. At first, maybe it looked like a typical late night speeder, but according to the CPSO, nothing about this traffic violation was normal.
UPDATE: The reward was upped to $25,000 Wednesday afternoon. Also, the tips line to Lafayette Police has changed.
She turned 22 yesterday, but she wasn’t able to share it with her friends. She missed her brother’s graduation. Michaela “Mickey” Shunick of Lafayette has been missing since Saturday night, and the search for her is growing wider and wider.
After an incredible day of interviews, parades, catching up with family and just generally being hounded by “American Idol’s” camera crews on Saturday, Joshua Ledet made his stunning entrance into Burton Coliseum for his homecoming concert. Neither his entrance nor singing disappointed. It was a fitting end to an amazing day.
Being a part of ‘American Idol’s’ Top 3 has its privileges — namely, you get to come home and see your family and friends. When it comes to Josh, that group is getting larger by the minute! While Josh will be in our studios Saturday morning at 9 a.m. and on the streets of Westlake for a parade at noon, he’ll blow the doors off the Burton Coliseum at 6 p.m. during his “pep rally” performance. Here’s what you need to know:
The thing to remember about all the Joshua Ledet “American Idol” festivities scheduled for this weekend is that they’re all being pretty much made up out of thin air, so that means things change quickly and often.
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