Vernon Parish authorities have charged five soldiers stationed at Ft. Polk with drugging and raping two women in Rosepine. Marsanne Golsby has more.
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Two of the three Americans who died of carbon monoxide poisoning at their Mexico City Airbnb are from New Orleans. Brooke Thorington has more from a mother who wants to hold the rental company accountable
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Five soldiers stationed at Ft. Polk are in the Vernon Parish Jail today, charged with raping two women in Rosepine on November 25th.Sheriff Sam Craft says the women knew one of the soldiers, and that all five of them gave the two spiked alcohol. He says once the women were incapacitated the men raped them.
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Craft described the women as very credible witnesses. He says they sought medical help the morning after the attacks.
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Craft says forensic evidence collected at the hospital confirmed the assaults. He says there is also video evidence. He says sheriff’s office investigators have received help from the Army’s criminal investigation division.
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Craft says the five soldiers are being held in the Vernon Parish Jail.
28-year-old Jordan Marshall of New Orleans was one of the three Americans who died from carbon monoxide poisoning October 30th at their Airbnb rental in Mexico City. His mother Jennifer Marshall and the families of the other victims want the vacation rental company to be held accountable and require working carbon monoxide detectors at all of their listings.
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Attorney Michael Haggard says hotel chains are held to industry standards and must have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and there’s no reason why Airbnb shouldn’t either.
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In 2021 Airbnb reported an annual gross profit of $4.8 billion.
Jennifer Marshall wants to bring about awareness of the issue and she highly encourages vacationers to pack their own carbon monoxide detectors so they can avoid a similar fate.
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Jordan Marshall, a 12th-grade English teacher at Rosenwald Collegiate Academy, and 33-year-old Courtez Hall, who taught social studies at KIPP Morial Middle School, died along with 28-year-old Kandace Florence of Virginia.
LSU is a 17 and a half point underdog for Saturday’s SEC championship matchup against Georgia. Coach Brian Kelly says the point spread should not be the sole source of motivatation for the Tigers.
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Georgia leads the nation in scoring defense, holding opponents to eleven points a game. But Kelly says the Bulldogs are good on offense as well, led by a veteran quarterback in Stetson Bennett…
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LSU defensive tackle Mekhi Wingo says getting pressure on Georgia’s quarterback is a key…
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Kick-off Saturday is at 3 PM.
After two years of the pandemic, for many, the traditional office Christmas party is making a return. And while many of us are out of practice, UNO business professor Mark Rosa has some sound advice. While some might be hesitant to socialize with their work colleagues, Rosa says if your employer is hosting one you should attend.
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Rosa says it should go without saying to limit your alcohol intake and refrain from lewd behavior at the office party. He says to also be mindful and respectful of those who choose to socially distance themselves and wear face masks at the party.
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The office holiday party provides employees with the opportunity to mingle socially and for many, it will be the first time to do so face-to-face. Rosa says to keep it light and avoid discussing business if you can.
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And if you’re able to bring your significant other to the party to introduce them to your office mates and it’s also best if they too limit their alcohol consumption.