As gas prices rise in the US, countries around the world are feeling pain at the pump even more
According to data from globalpetrolprices.com, 46 countries has gas prices that are $6 a gallon or more, 26 have prices that are at least $7 a gallon while nine countries have gas prices that are $8 a gallon or more.
Police: Man, 95, killed assisted living worker over money
Employees gather outside the Legacy Assisted Living in Lafayette care facility, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, in Lafayette, Colo. A 95-year-old resident of the assisted care home was taken into police custody Wednesday after allegedly shooting an employee at the center. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)LAFAYETTE, Colo. – An employee at an assisted living facility was fatally shot in the head by a 95-year-old resident in a dispute over money on Wednesday, police said. The employee was taken to the hospital and put on life support but died in the afternoon, he said. The facility was locked down after the shooting, and officers found everyone else was safe, Rosipajla said. A woman who answered the telephone at the facility said it had no comment on the shooting.
Parole officer released from hospital after battling COVID-19 for nearly 6 months
CYPRESS, Texas – After battling the coronavirus for nearly six months, a man headed home from the hospital Wednesday. Lafayette Johnson, a parole officer and retired Army sergeant, said it’s a moment he and his family will never forget. Friends, family and coworkers cheered on Lafayette as he left the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cypress. Johnson is considered an essential worker and he was worried about going to work at first because of COVID-19. “We would like to tell everyone, ‘Thank you for your support, blessing and prayers,’” Kelli Johnson said.
Coastal Carolina knocks off No. 21 La.-Lafayette 30-27
– Massimo Biscardi made a 40-yard field goal with 4 seconds left to give Coastal Carolina a 30-27 victory over No. “We’ve never been in this position before,” second-year Coastal Carolina coach Jamey Chadwell said. Coastal Carolina took a 13-7 lead with 1:03 left in the half when McCall capped an 84-yard march with a 13-yard scoring pass to Marable. The Cajuns drove 77 yards in 54 seconds, with Lewis scoring on a quarterback draw with 5 seconds left. The second half started like the first, with both teams scoring on their first possession.
'Big window' - Is testing plan rigorous enough for football?
(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)If there is a college football season, Wednesdays could be busy for medical staffs around the country. The NCAA's latest guidance for playing college sports during the coronavirus pandemic recommends testing players once a week within 72 hours of competition. There was more bad news Friday as the Colonial Athletic Conference became the fourth Championship Subdivision league to call off its fall football season, but with a twist. The surge in COVID-19 cases in many areas of the country where big-time college football is played increases the need for more frequent testing and quick delivery of results, Binney said. ___Follow Ralph D. Russo at https://twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP and listen at http://www.westwoodonepodcasts.com/pods/ap-top-25-college-football-podcast/___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
Vigil, funeral held for slain Austin mom, Heidi Broussard
LAFAYETTE, LA – A candlelight vigil and funeral were held Saturday for the Austin mother who was found dead more than a week after she and her infant were reported missing. The vigil and funeral for Heidi Broussard took place in her hometown of Lake Charles, Louisiana. The Austin community held a guided prayer earlier this week. Broussard disappeared with her four-week-old daughter on Dec. 12, after dropping off her son at his elementary school in Austin. Authorities have not publicly identified her as a suspect, but a source familiar with the investigation says she is a suspect.
Daughter-in-law of LSU offensive coordinator among killed in Louisiana plane crash, officials say
He said the plane was en route to the Peach Bowl playoff game in Atlanta between LSU and Oklahoma. A blackened car sat in the post office parking lot, which was carpeted with scattered tree limbs. He said he ran out and saw black smoke and flames from the post office parking lot and downed power lines. Kevin Jackson told KLFY-TV he heard a "massive explosion" and saw a "big old ball of flame" when the plane crashed. McCord is the second journalist working in the New Orleans area to die in a plane crash this year.