Monday, May 20 2013 8:13 PM EDT2013-05-21 00:13:39 GMT
A copy of a daily journal Allen's mother says her son kept, documenting school bullying
An ArkLaTex mother worries another student could be the next student to be bullied to death in Smithville, Oklahoma. Allen Pollard committed suicide on April 19. More >>
An ArkLaTex mother worries another student could be the next student to be bullied to death in Smithville, Oklahoma. Allen Pollard committed suicide on April 19. His mother claims he was targeted because of the color of his skin.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:32 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:32:07 GMT
A new Legislative Audit report released Monday shows some problems with the way the State Department of Education is managing its charter schools. Charter schools are independent, publicly funded elementaryMore >>
A new Legislative Audit report released Monday shows some problems with the way the State Department of Education is managing its charter schools.More >>
RUSTON, LA (KSLA) -
Tech XX, the English Bulldog mascot for Louisiana Tech University, died of a heat stroke over the weekend, and a veterinarian employee attempted to cover up the death.
Dr. Patrick Sexton, the vet who cared for Tech XX, sent a statement to the university Wednesday afternoon:
"Regretfully, I learned this morning that through negligence of an employee, Tech XX was left outside too long on Sunday evening and passed away from a heat stroke. That employee unfortunately chose to handle it the wrong way and attempted to cover it up. Due to this negligence, the employee is no longer employed by Sexton Animal Health Center."
"My family, my staff and I are extremely upset at this tragic turn of events as I know the entire Louisiana Tech Family is as well. Tech XX was a member of our immediate family and a daily part of our lives for the past four years. We are devastated over the circumstances of his passing and there will be a large void in our hearts for some time to come. As with any family member, we will spend considerable time grieving his passing."
Louisiana Tech University also responded to the beloved mascot's death, saying, "Louisiana Tech University was saddened to learn of Tech XX's passing this past Sunday evening. He will be remembered for being a fan favorite and a symbol of the spirit of Louisiana Tech."
"Since becoming our official mascot in 2008, Tech XX received superior care and a loving home from Dr. Patrick Sexton and, despite the unfortunate circumstances of the past few days, we are grateful for all he and his family have done for our beloved mascot."
Tech XX was a cherished member of the Louisiana Tech Family and, together, we will all grieve his passing."
Tuesday, Dr. Sexton said he believed Tech XX was stolen from the yard outside the animal clinic.
It's unknown if the fired employee will face any charges.
Tuesday, May 14 2013 12:47 PM EDT2013-05-14 16:47:12 GMT
HOUSTON (KHOU/CBS) – Neighbors near a prostitution sting said customers came so often they affected the flow of traffic. Two juveniles were among the female sex workers, and more than 100 other peopleMore >>
Vice officers made dozens of arrests in the last two weeks during an operation they called the Bissonet Initiative, named for the street the sting took place.More >>
Experts say the officer who killed a Long Island college student and a home invasion suspect on Friday was confronted with a split-second choice.More >>
As a grieving family prepared for the funeral of a Hofstra University junior killed by a police officer's bullet during a standoff with an armed intruder, some on Monday questioned whether police should have waited for...More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 5:50 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:50:26 GMT
A century and a half before social media and reality television made celebrities out of nobodies, Columbia had its own "it girl" whose notoriety could make the Kardashians, Hiltons and Real HousewivesMore >>
A century and a half before social media and reality television made celebrities out of nobodies, Columbia had its own "it girl" whose notoriety could make the Kardashians, Hiltons and Real Housewives jealous. More >>