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.
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.
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.
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.
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) _ Red River Bancshares Inc. (RRBI) on Friday reported net income of $7.4 million in its first quarter.
The Alexandria, Louisiana-based bank said it had earnings of $1.03 per share.
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 earlier this month at the popular seaside promenade in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.
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.
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 postponed, The Town Talk reported.
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Police say a 17-year-old boy was shot and killed and two other teens wounded during gunfire at an Alexandria nightclub.
Trevon Washington, a former Natchez resident, died after being shot in the upper torso late Saturday night, the Natchez Democrat reported.
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A psychiatric nurse practitioner in Louisiana has been arrested on human trafficking and drug charges, authorities said.
Mark Damian Declouet Jr., who worked in the Alexandria area, was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center on Wednesday, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than 100 people have joined a lawsuit against New Orleans’ mayor and health director over COVID-19 restrictions that recently were extended to parade and other participants on Mardi Gras and during the season leading up to it.
ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (AP) — Authorities have caught one of two 16-year-olds who escaped from a Louisiana juvenile detention center but are still looking for the other.
A preliminary investigation has found that “human error played a role in the ...
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man welcomes the new year in a unique way — by cutting designs into his lawn.
Arthur Brown is known in his Alexandria neighborhood for the designs he creates in the strip of lawn in front of his house.
CAIRO (AP) — Stormy weather has prompted Egyptian authorities to suspend classes Monday in the capital of Cairo and a handful of other provinces as a precautionary measure.
Authorities also closed the ports in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria and the Suez Canal cities of Port Said and Suez.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man who left fingerprints on cooking pans packed in boxes with methamphetamine has been sentenced to nearly 16 years in prison.
Derrick Felton, 43, of Alexandria, was sentenced Thursday to 15 years and 8 months on drug trafficking charges, U.S.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has two new top federal prosecutors after each took the oath of office.
U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson on Monday swore in veteran prosecutor Ronald Gathe Jr.
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A central Louisiana man is charged with attempted murder after his child was brought to a hospital with severe head injuries.
The Town Talk of Alexandria reports 22-year-old Kendrick Laron Williams of Pineville was arrested by Alexandria police after his infant was brought to a hospital by ambulance Tuesday.
CAIRO (AP) — Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, on Friday concluded their first foreign tour since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, a four-day trip that took them to Jordan and Egypt and was meant to strengthen bilateral ties and discuss ways to combat climate change with leaders.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana woman has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison and has agreed to repay $121,600.50 to a school where she was a bookkeeper for about two years.
Carlina Moore of Alexandria pleaded guilty to wire fraud in August and was sentenced Tuesday in Lafayette, the U.S.
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A man who set two fires at a central Louisiana strip mall has been sentenced to five years in prison, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Friday.
Jasmine Roberson of Baton Rouge was sentenced by U.S.
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A 50-year-old Louisiana woman has accepted a 50-year sentence as part of a plea agreement in the death of her 25-year-old disabled daughter, who died dehydrated and in filth.
MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) — Two inmates who escaped from a Louisiana jail this week are back in custody but three others remain on the loose.
The Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office said Kyle Cavalier, 19, and Davantae Williams, 20, were found Thursday in Alexandria by U.S.
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Next month, people can order firewood from the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office and in the process help out the community and inmates.
Sheriff Mark Wood has started a firewood project that can help recycle the many trees felled by recent hurricanes and winter storms.
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A grand jury in Louisiana has indicted a man in the death of an infant.
The Town Talk of Alexandria reports that 20-year-old Charles Otis Sneed was indicted in Rapides Parish on Aug.
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president inaugurated a new naval base on the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday, the latest example of the government’s military build-up.
The base is meant to “secure the country’s northern and western front… and the maritime shipping routes,” according to a statement by Abdel Fattah el-Sissi’s office.
CAIRO (AP) — An apartment building collapsed in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, killing at least five women, Egyptian state-run media reported on Saturday.
The report by the daily Al-Ahram said that along with the five deaths, a 70-year-old woman was injured when the five-story building in the city’s Attarin neighborhood collapsed on Friday.
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A man accused of killing a 19-year-old Louisiana woman in 2004 and dumping her body in Texas told people details that police never made public, a detective says.
Alexandria Police Detective Tanner Dryden told a judge that David Anthony Burns, 45, of Boyce, mentioned such details to two or three people, The Town Talk reported.
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A former jail guard in Louisiana was sentenced Monday to nearly 6 years in prison for using a stun gun three times, each on a different man who was either handcuffed or not making any threat.
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Authorities in Central Louisiana are asking for the public’s help in finding whoever set multiple fires in the Kisatchie National Forest...
TAHTA, Egypt (AP) — Two trains crashed Friday in southern Egypt, killing at least 32 people and injuring 165, authorities said in the latest of a series of deadly accidents on the country’s troubled railways...
CAIRO (AP) — Rescue workers searched a second day Tuesday for at least five people missing after a tour boat capsized on a lake near Egypt’s Mediterranean city of Alexandria...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana farmers are worried that more than 60 hours of subfreezing temperatures will hurt next year’s sugarcane crop, but an LSU AgCenter specialist is optimistic the damage won't be that bad...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Republicans Luke Letlow and Lance Harris will face each other in a Dec. 5 runoff to see who will be one of Louisiana’s representatives in the U...
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s Health Ministry said Tuesday that eight minors out of 60 on a deportation flight from the United States tested positive for COVID-19 after their arrival...
ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden insists he can unify a fractured nation, and he'll test his theory with an unusual nominating convention intended to span the spectrum of U...
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The United States resumed deportation flights to Guatemala Tuesday, nearly a month after the Central American country refused to accept them...
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (AP) — Egypt reopened a historic synagogue on Friday in the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria after a yearslong government renovation.
But only a handful of Jews remain from Egypt's once-thriving community, most of them elderly.
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Orthodox Church has cut ties with the head of the Eastern Orthodox Patriarchate in Alexandria following his decision to recognize Ukraine's new independent Orthodox Church.
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A swarm of tornadoes and other storms that left a trail of destruction across the Southeast killed four people, injured at least a dozen more and left victims to bundle up against the cold as they picked through pieces of their homes on Tuesday...
DRY PRONG, La. (AP) — A Louisiana woman is accused of holding a juvenile against her will and offering the young mother her freedom in exchange for the parental rights to her 3-month-old...
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (AP) — Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria, which has survived invasions, fires and earthquakes since it was founded by Alexander the Great more than 2,000 years ago, now faces a new menace in the form of climate change...
GRETNA, La. (AP) — Two members of a police department in a New Orleans suburb were fired Monday — one for a Facebook post calling U...
CAIRO (AP) — A bomb placed under a nearby car exploded Saturday in the coastal city of Alexandria as the city security chief's convoy passed by, killing two policemen and wounding four others, the Interior Ministry said...
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — When Chris Donald and Dr. Brandon Lane Phillips were growing up, they had no idea that they'd find a friend, coworker and neighbor who shared not just similar interests but also survived the same ailment...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington hospital where House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is recuperating from a gunshot wound says he has been readmitted to the intensive care unit.
MedStar Washington Hospital Center says the Louisiana congressman is back in intensive care because of new concerns for infection.
WASHINGTON (AP) — It didn't take long for Washington's post-shooting talk of unity to begin fraying...
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers as they practiced for a charity baseball game Wednesday, critically wounding House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and hitting aides and Capitol police as congressmen and others dove for cover...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Rep. Steve Scalise, a member of the House Republican leadership, is known for his love of baseball and the late-night meals he often serves his colleagues in his office near the Capitol's ornate Statuary Hall...
TANTA, Egypt (AP) — Suicide bombers struck hours apart at two Coptic churches in northern Egypt, killing 44 people and turning Palm Sunday services into scenes of horror and outrage at the government that led the president to call for a three-month state of emergency...