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Family finds long-lost relative homeless in Virginia

May. 22, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Quinton Cruse and April Ragan drank beer and sulked by a downtown Roanoke bridge the morning of May 5, dispirited by the difficulty of moving from the streets into Section 8 housing. Years without housing had cost them — he the use of an arm, her a pregnancy...

Knowledge, veg thrive in Louisiana school's garden

May. 21, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Just like reading, writing and arithmetic, Rapides Academy for Advanced Academics' sixth graders are learning how beneficial sustainable gardening is with the help of the Good Food Project. The Good Food Project is a program of the Food Bank of Central...

Egypt's top mufti to weigh in on penalty for priest's killer

May. 18, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court is asking the country’s top mufti, the highest religious authority for Islam, to weigh in on the case of a man accused of stabbing to death a Coptic Christian priest, the leading judge in the trial announced Wednesday. A decision from Grand Mufi...

Egypt begins trial of man accused of killing Coptic priest

May. 14, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A court in the Egyptian city of Alexandria began the trial Saturday of a man accused of stabbing to death a Coptic Christian priest, an attack that shocked the Arab world’s most populous country. The case dates to early April when Arsanious Wadid, a 56-year-old...

Feds: fentanyl sold as heroin; buyer ran into police station

May. 03, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man who sold fentanyl as heroin was sentenced Tuesday to 22.5 years in prison, federal prosecutors said. In 2018, a buyer who thought he had taken heroin passed out at the wheel and crashed into the Alexandria Police Department, U.S. Attorney...

Guns stolen last year found in vehicle left in hospital lot

May. 03, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Scores of guns stolen last year in northwest Louisiana have been found 120 miles (195 kilometers) away, in a vehicle left in a hospital parking lot in central Louisiana, authorities said. The discovery came months after a man and woman were indicted on a...

Author: Rapides played role in Huey, Earl Long’s careers

Apr. 24, 2022 01:14 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — The history of Louisiana is intertwined with the legacies of Huey P. Long and Earl K. Long, two of the state’s most prominent figures who every student learns about in Louisiana history class. Speaking to the Rotary Club of Alexandria, local historian...

Egypt refers man accused of killing Coptic priest to trial

Apr. 19, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors Tuesday referred a man to trial for allegedly stabbing to death a Coptic Christian priest in an attack that shocked the Arab World’s most populous country. The public prosecution said in a statement the suspect was accused of killing the priest...

Priest dies from stabbing on seaside promenade in Egypt

Apr. 08, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A knife-wielding man mortally wounded a Coptic priest in an attack at the popular seaside promenade in the northern city of Alexandria on Thursday evening, Egypt's interior ministry said. The ministry said the priest died while being treated for his wounds. It said the...

Trial postponed for man indicted on numerous counts of rape

Mar. 22, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — The trial of a Louisiana man indicted on numerous counts of first-degree rape that date back decades has been pushed back to October. Harvey Fountain Jr. was scheduled to go to trial this week, but his defense attorney and the state asked for it to be...