Ouachita Parish Sherrifs Office

Shooting on Monroe Basketball court

A Monroe man is in jail after allegedly shooting an innocent bystander. Monroe Police think Michael Goins had a long time feud with a man. Goins found him at Benoit Recreation Center. Police say an altercation started and Goins produced a gun then fire into a group of five juveniles on a basketball court. According to the Police report Goins missed his target and the bullet struck the wrong person. Goins fled but was later apprehended. He is in the Ouachita Correctional Center on charges of...

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The captain of the Sewol, the South Korean ferry that capsized and killed 304 people, many of them students, has been sentenced to 36 years in prison. The punishment for the April calamity drew shouts and sharp criticism from victims' family members in the courtroom; many had urged a death sentence.

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Tristan Walker is successful by anyone's standards: He went to a top-notch prep school, graduated as valedictorian at college, went on to become a trader on Wall Street, earned an MBA at Stanford, and then helped to launch the location app Foursquare.

But what makes Walker so remarkable is that he is one of the few African-Americans to rise up the ranks in Silicon Valley.

Basetrack began as a place for embedded journalists to post photos. Later it became a social media site where families could keep up with their troops in Afghanistan. Now it has transformed again, into a new way for the most recent generation of veterans to tell the story of their service and survival.

Medical experts are meeting today and tomorrow at the World Health Organization in Geneva to figure out how to test potential Ebola drugs in Africa. In addition to determining which experimental drugs should be the highest priority, the experts are sorting through some difficult ethical issues.

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