Friday, August 1 2014 7:38 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:38:15 GMT
The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large...Full Story >
Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric is appealing to politicians not to be "an obstacle" in the process of transition as Iraq nears a deadline to select its next prime minister.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 7:22 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:22:40 GMT
A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying one of its soldiers may have been abducted.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 6:33 AM EDT2014-08-01 10:33:39 GMT
Ukrainian authorities said Friday that at least 10 government troops were killed in an ambush by pro-Russian separatists in an area near the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but international inspectors...Full Story >
A team of several dozen international investigators descended Friday on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine to begin combing an area now designated as a crime scene.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 6:19 AM EDT2014-08-01 10:19:58 GMT
British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914. It was the last anyone saw of 'Ole Man' Parr,...Full Story >
British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914. It was the last anyone saw of 'Ole Man' Parr, the...Full Story >
COVINGTON, LA (WVUE) -
Hundreds turn out on the north shore to support a Covington teen with autism, who was randomly attacked a couple of weeks ago, and left with a broken jaw.
17-year-old Jacob Kelley loves using his voice to entertain people. "Singing is one of my special things in life," Kelley said.
An attack two weeks ago while walking home from the library, left Jacob, for a short time, without the ability to even open his mouth. He remembers, "One of them comes up and just punches me right in the jaw."
"He has four titanium plates and 16 screws," explained his mom, Christine.
Two juveniles were arrested for the attack which Christine Kelley thinks was a version of the knock out game. "Just to hit someone for no reason whatsoever, I can't wrap my head around that. And you don't ever want anybody to be hurt but for a special needs person," Christine Kelley said.
Covington business owner, Dudley Geigerman, says, "It brings a lot of anger and you don't know what goes through these kid's minds and how this is fun to them, putting pain on someone defenseless especially like Jacob."
Geigerman, who also has a son with autism, heard about the attack and quickly organized a car wash and donation drive for the family. He explains, "We all want to show, including the whole Mandeville football team was here today, doing everything, is that we've got your back."
Total strangers gathered at Geigerman's shop in downtown Covington to hand over checks and offer words of encouragement.
"It's amazing and it's so important for him to hear all the well wishes and prayers and stuff," said Christine Kelley.
Jacob says he was surprised to see so many people show up on a rainy Sunday...just for him! He says he feels loved and has advice for anyone else who may find themselves the victims of a senseless attack. "No matter how much pain you're in, just look on the bright side, at least you're still kicking and still alive but you're gonna find there's still a lot of people that are going to have your back and are going to support you," Jacob explained.
Jacob's family plans to use the money given to them to pay for moving expenses. They're re-locating to a different part of Covington.
Thursday, July 31 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:48:50 GMT
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Police say the man entered the store on North Bend Road with the knife around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.Full Story >
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife.Full Story >
Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:12:13 GMT
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.Full Story >
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.