Movie theater shooter's mental problems didn't stop gun buy

Satellite trucks from local and national news operations fill a corner of the Grand 16 Theater parking lot Saturday. The Thursday night shootings, which resulted in the deaths of two young women and the shooter, has drawn coverage around the world. The funerals for the two local victims will be Monday.
The Daily Review/Bill Decker

LAFAYETTE (AP) — John Russell Houser was deeply troubled long before he shot 11 people in a movie theater in Louisiana, but decades of mental problems didn't keep him from buying the handgun he use

Business people 'Meet the Cooks' on eve of BBQ Bash

Craig Smith, a resident of St. Amant with the team named Hot Ash Smokers, begins preparation for his brisket this morning. This is Smith’s fourth year competing in the annual Bayou BBQ Bash. The cooks can begin cooking after meat inspection is complete, which began Friday morning.

\Local cooks and cooks from out of town gave attendees to Thursday evening’s Bayou BBQ Bash kickoff party the chance to sample some of the barbecue they’ll cook during Saturday’s competition.


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