Friday, March 7 2014 9:24 PM EST2014-03-08 02:24:48 GMT
There's a new effort underway to combat bullying. This time it comes in the form of a bill that Louisiana state lawmakers could soon consider down in Baton Rouge. And it comes from a Shreveport state representative. HouseMore >>
There's a new effort underway to combat bullying. This time it comes in the form of a bill that Louisiana state lawmakers could soon consider down in Baton Rouge. And it comes from a Shreveport state representative.
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (WMC-TV) - "The Blind Side" follows a Memphis teen's journey from the projects to professional football stardom.
The Hollywood film based on the best-selling book tells the story of Michale Oher, a homeless African-American teen taken in by an affluent, white East Memphis family.
On the evening before the film's national release, its stars gathered in New Orleans for the world premiere.
Sandra Bullock says her latest film is uplifting.
"You get a sense of hope and excitement about life," she said.
Standing next to Leigh Anne Tuohy, the woman Bullock portrays in the film, Bullock said she originally declined the role.
"I passed judgment on this lady right here, and I didn't buy that people like this were true," she said. "I thought a lot of it had to be made up. Then I met the family and I went, 'wow.' I assumed a lot of things that were absolutely wrong."
Tuohy convinced her family to adopt Oher, who turned the kindness into college, and then millions as a first-round NFL draft pick.
Said Tuohy, "I hope everybody that comes to see "The Blind Side," when they leave the theatre, they'll just want to do something for somebody."
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Thursday, March 6 2014 4:00 PM EST2014-03-06 21:00:31 GMT
(CNN) - Facebook is cracking down on guns. A new policy plans to block minors from seeing gun sale postings. The social media site will also pull posts of sales that don't require a background check.More >>
Facebook plans to pull posts of gun sales that don't require a background check.More >>
Wednesday, March 5 2014 1:17 PM EST2014-03-05 18:17:50 GMT
A man claiming to be a crime-fighting vigilante was arrested after allegedly attacking a man with a metal pole. "Post Miranda, the defendant advised that he was trying to fight crime in the area andMore >>
A man claiming to be a crime-fighting vigilante was arrested after allegedly attacking a man with a metal pole.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 7:40 AM EST2014-03-07 12:40:30 GMT
North Louisiana Senator Robert Adley, R-Benton, says last week's fund raiser by 19th Judicial District Court Judge Janice Clark did not make the judicial side of government look good. Adley's concernedMore >>
A fundraising loophole allows Louisiana lawyers to host campaign events for judges, so one state lawmaker wants to tighten up the way judges can raise money.More >>
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