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Stories with place: Tracy
  • California victim gets $4 million after shackling, torture 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 7:58 pm

    TRACY, California - A Northern California county will pay $4 million to settle a lawsuit from a child abuse victim who said reports of his mistreatment were ignored, leading to him getting shackled, tortured and held captive in his caretaker's home.

  • Gay couples win parenting rights in wake of marriage ruling story has photos
    Updated: Jul-18-15 2:57 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Cari Searcy, Kim McKeand and their 9-year-old son Khaya will go before a judge in Mobile next week to get the legal recognition for what they've been for the last decade: a family of three.

  • Mardi Gras business lasts all 12 months at Jefferson Variety 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 11:04 am

    JEFFERSON, Louisiana - All year long, Jill Schneider works to create the most coveted specialty throw of the Krewe of Muses Mardi Gras parade, the decorative shoe. A member of the all-female krewe for 6 years, Schneider has transformed a workroom attached to her New Orleans home into a gallery of glitter, a studio of sequins, an art house of appliques and a sparkly shrine for her embellished high heel shoes.