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13 dead, including sheriff's deputy and gunman, in California bar shooting

Twelve people, including a responding sheriff's deputy, were killed after a gunman opened fire Wednesday inside a California bar crowded with hundreds of people on "college night," the Ventura County sheriff said Thursday morning. The gunman was also found dead inside the bar. (Read more)

  • Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said around 10 other people were injured inside the Borderline Bar & Grill and taken to hospitals.
  • Sheriff Dean identified the killed sheriff's deputy as Sergeant Ron Helus. On the Ventura police force for 28 years, Helus was one of the first officers in the bar and to confront the shooter.
  • The gunman's identity is still unclear, as was his motive. But Sheriff Dean said investigators had not ruled out terrorism.

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'We want justice' - Family, friends react to fatal beating of man during bar fight

Looking at a portrait of her uncle in front of Ponchatoula Pub on West Pine Street, 46-year-old Robert Bowers’ niece Raven Meade can’t feel anything Wednesday night, except anger and grief especially after learning the two men accused of beating him to death are now out on bond. (Read more)


'She was fighting to stay here for her kids. They didn't hear her cries'

Marquetta Leach had gained more weight than with her two previous pregnancies and she was even more tired. She went to the hospital, and doctors gave her some medicine and sent her home. She later passed away 63 days after giving birth. (Read more)

WWL-TV reporter Sheba Turk can be reached at sturk@wwltv.com. Follow her on Twitter at @ShebaTurk


Pinpoint Forecast: More Scattered Showers and Storms Today

More soggy weather is on tap today as a cold front stalls over us. We will be mostly cloudy and mild with scattered showers and a few thunderstorms. A couple of storms could be strong with gusty winds and contain heavy rain. (Read more)

Follow Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum on Twitter at @Dave_Nussbaum for more on today's forecast

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Dez Bryant's trail from Dallas to New Orleans bumpier than a Texas back road

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Oct 29, 2017; Landover, MD, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) walks out of the locker room prior to the Cowboys' game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. The Cowboys won 33-19.
Geoff Burke

On Wednesday, Bryant placed his X on a one-year deal with the Saints to finish out the 2018 season with one of, if not the best team in the NFC. How did the face of the Cowboys organization end up a mid-season acquisition in New Orleans? (Read more)