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The world is mad at Adrian Peterson, but his hometown still loves him

PALESTINE, Texas — Two doors down from Bent Tree Drive, standing outside his red-brick house, Jerry Mayo, once a roughneck in the oil fields of West Texas and now a retired educator on the Lone Star State’s east …

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Life Just Got A Whole Lot Better For Vet, Cancer Survivor Who Got Home Makeover

This army veteran and cancer survivor’s life is going to get easier because of a team of Home Depot employees. Veteran Debbie Coleman of Gilbert, Arizona, is a single mom whose battle with cancer left her with …

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Here’s what The Cosby Show did for blacks on TV

Thirty years ago The Cosby Show changed what was possible if you were black and on television, that you didn’t have to play to type and there truly was a universality of the human experience. You could finally be …

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Four men arrested after murding a 9-year old boy in Chicago

A gang member recently out of jail shot and killed a 9-year-old boy because he thought the child was warning his intended targets — rival gang members, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Friday. “This didn’t …

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Bali suitcase murder: Chicago man allegedly confesses to killing girlfriend’s mom

A Chicago man confessed to killing his girlfriend’s mother at a luxury hotel room in Bali, Indonesian authorities said Friday. Tommy Schaefer, 21, and his girlfriend Heather Mack, 19, both from Chicago, were …

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Ijeoma Eboh is newly crowned Miss Harlem Shake – and she wants to tackle obesity, diabetes and asthma

The newly crowned Miss Harlem Shake is downright unshakable. The uptown burger-and-milkshake joint has handed Ijeoma Eboh, a 23-year-old Harvard University grad, its Golden Milkshake Cup and anointed her as its new …

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Gretna man pleads guilty to killing Terrytown teenager from viral video

With a jury waiting to hear testimony in his case, a Gretna man pleaded guilty Wednesday tokilling a teenager and to six other charges in exchange for a 40-year prison sentence.  Jeremy C. Julien, 24, who was …

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Former NFL Player Retired So He Could Donate Kidney To His Brother

BALTIMORE (AP) — On the field, their ex-teams are huge NFL rivals. Off the field, brothers Ma’ake (May-ah-kay) Kemoeatu (Kee-mo-ee-ah-tu), an ex-Baltimore Raven, and Chris Kemoeatu, an ex-Pittsburgh Steeler, are …

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Adrian Peterson’s Mother: ‘When You Whip Those You Love, It’s Not About Abuse, But Love’

HOUSTON (AP) — Adrian Peterson’s mother is defending the Minnesota Vikings running back in the wake of child abuse allegations against him, saying that he is “trying hard to be a good parent.” Bonita …

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[WATCH] Suspect In UVa. Student Disappearance Blames Mysterious Black Man

University of Virginia student Hannah Graham has been missing since Saturday. Graham’s family and police are, of course, frantic to find the 18-year-old sophomore. A break came in the investigation into her …

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