web analytics
a

Facebook

Twitter

Copyright 2015 Libero Themes.
All Rights Reserved.

8:30 - 6:00

Our Office Hours Mon. - Fri.

703-406-7616

Call For Free 15/M Consultation

Facebook

Twitter

Search
Menu
Westlake Legal Group > News Corporation (Page 69)

Walking 10,000 steps each day won’t aid with weight loss, study suggests

We may have been too foolish to believe that mere walking would be the answer to our weight problems.

A recent study from Brigham Young University suggests that the mere act of walking — specifically, walking between 10,000 and 15,000 steps per day — was not enough to prevent weight gain among the 120 freshmen students who took part in the research.

MAN, 91, BECOMES INTERNET SENSATION FOR WORKING OUT IN OVERALLS

Researchers determined the results by dividing the students into three groups, and instructing them to walk 10,000, 12,500 or 15,000 steps (respectively) for six days per week over the course of 24 weeks.

Westlake Legal Group FitnessTrackerIstokc Walking 10,000 steps each day won't aid with weight loss, study suggests Michael Bartiromo fox-news/fitness-and-wellbeing fox news fnc/lifestyle fnc article 331bb4fe-af17-524d-ab1b-a64c93dea997

Female jogger checking the fitness tracker on her wrist

In the end, the study’s authors observed that the increased step counts were not enough to prevent the students from gaining an average of 3.5 pounds over the 24-week period. (The researchers cited previous studies that suggested college students “commonly” gain between 2 and 9 pounds in their first year at school.)

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWS

“Exercise alone is not always the most effective way to lose weight,” lead author Bruce Bailey, the professor of exercise science at BYU, said in a summary posted to the university’s website. “If you track steps, it might have a benefit in increasing physical activity, but our study showed it won’t translate into maintaining weight or preventing weight gain.”

However, Bailey was quick to add that the increased step counts did have benefits, albeit not necessarily when it came to the students’ waistbands. BYU researchers cited a study authored by a professor at Harvard Medical School who observed that mortality rates decreased among those who took more steps (although those rates “leveled off” once a subject reached 7,500 steps). The BYU study’s authors also observed an across-the-board reduction in sedentary time, which they suggested could have added physical and emotional benefits.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

“Even though it won’t prevent weight gain on its own, more steps is always better for you,” Bailey said.

Westlake Legal Group FitnessTrackerIstokc Walking 10,000 steps each day won't aid with weight loss, study suggests Michael Bartiromo fox-news/fitness-and-wellbeing fox news fnc/lifestyle fnc article 331bb4fe-af17-524d-ab1b-a64c93dea997   Westlake Legal Group FitnessTrackerIstokc Walking 10,000 steps each day won't aid with weight loss, study suggests Michael Bartiromo fox-news/fitness-and-wellbeing fox news fnc/lifestyle fnc article 331bb4fe-af17-524d-ab1b-a64c93dea997

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Bloomberg tied for lead with Sanders in crucial Super Tuesday state of Virginia: poll

Sen. Bernie Sanders and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg are tied for the lead in Virginia, according to a new poll in one of the larger states to hold a primary on Super Tuesday in two weeks.

Sanders – the populist senator from Vermont who’s making his second straight White House run – stands at 22 percent support among likely Democratic presidential primary voters in Virginia’s March 3 primary, according to a Monmouth University survey released Tuesday morning. So does Bloomberg, the billionaire Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat who announced his presidential bid less than three months ago.

NEW NATIONAL POLL PUTS BLOOMBERG OVER THE TOP AND ONTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT’S DEBATE STAGE

Former Vice President Joe Biden stands at 18 percent in the poll, just 4 percentage points behind Sanders and Bloomberg. Their slight edge over the former vice president is within the survey’s sampling error.

According to the poll, former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg registers at 11 percent, with Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota at 9 percent, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts at 5 percent, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii at just 1 percent and billionaire environmental and progressive advocate Tom Steyer at less than 1 percent.

Eleven percent of those questioned said they were undecided. And only a quarter of those polled said they were firmly behind the candidate they’re backing.

With 99 delegates at stake, Virginia’s the fourth largest of the 14 states holding contests on Super Tuesday, trailing only California, Texas and North Carolina. The state doesn’t have any political party registration – and any voter can participate in the primary.

“Virginia provides an interesting test on Super Tuesday. A wide range of candidates appeal to voters here and it is very much a jump ball at this point,” director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute Patrick Murray said.

Besides being an important Super Tuesday state, Virginia’s also considered one of around a dozen battleground states in the presidential election in November.

BLOOMBERG’S BUCKS: HOW BILLIONAIRE’S CAMPAIGN SPENDING STACKS UP AGAINST DEMOCRATIC 2020 RIVALS

Because of his late entry into the Democratic presidential nomination race, Bloomberg decided to skip the four early-voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina and instead concentrate his efforts on the delegate-rich states that vote on Super Tuesday and beyond.

Westlake Legal Group 1st-a-bloomberg Bloomberg tied for lead with Sanders in crucial Super Tuesday state of Virginia: poll Paul Steinhauser fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/virginia fox-news/politics/elections/polls fox-news/politics/elections fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/politics fox-news/person/michael-bloomberg fox-news/person/joe-biden fox-news/person/bernie-sanders fox news fnc/politics fnc e0fa4330-5ccb-5597-9f54-3c66de439cd9 article

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg speaks to a crowd of over 900 people in Richmond Virginia on Feb. 15, 2020

“I’ve been to Virginia more than anywhere else,” Bloomberg told the crowd of more than 900 as he campaigned at a craft brewery in the capital city of Richmond over the weekend.

The Monmouth University poll was conducted Feb. 13-16, with 400 likely Democratic presidential primary voters in Virginia questioned by live telephone operators. The survey’s sampling error is plus or minus 4.9 percentage points.

The Monmouth poll was released as a new national survey from Marist for PBS and NPR indicated Bloomberg at 19 percent support. The survey was the fourth Democratic National Committee qualifying poll where Bloomberg reached at least 10 percent, putting him on the stage Wednesday night for the Democratic presidential nomination debate in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Fox News’ Kelly Phares contributed to this report.

Westlake Legal Group image Bloomberg tied for lead with Sanders in crucial Super Tuesday state of Virginia: poll Paul Steinhauser fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/virginia fox-news/politics/elections/polls fox-news/politics/elections fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/politics fox-news/person/michael-bloomberg fox-news/person/joe-biden fox-news/person/bernie-sanders fox news fnc/politics fnc e0fa4330-5ccb-5597-9f54-3c66de439cd9 article   Westlake Legal Group image Bloomberg tied for lead with Sanders in crucial Super Tuesday state of Virginia: poll Paul Steinhauser fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/virginia fox-news/politics/elections/polls fox-news/politics/elections fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/politics fox-news/person/michael-bloomberg fox-news/person/joe-biden fox-news/person/bernie-sanders fox news fnc/politics fnc e0fa4330-5ccb-5597-9f54-3c66de439cd9 article

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

BLM Acting Director Defends Agency’s Controversial Move To Colorado

Westlake Legal Group blm-director-a0de0c89070c8d07d2341bb5c37423cbfd9ba5df-s1100-c15 BLM Acting Director Defends Agency's Controversial Move To Colorado

Acting BLM Director William Perry Pendley stands in the mostly empty suite of offices at the agency’s new planned headquarters in Grand Junction, Colo. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

toggle caption

Kirk Siegler/NPR

Westlake Legal Group  BLM Acting Director Defends Agency's Controversial Move To Colorado

Acting BLM Director William Perry Pendley stands in the mostly empty suite of offices at the agency’s new planned headquarters in Grand Junction, Colo.

Kirk Siegler/NPR

The Bureau of Land Management’s new headquarters in Grand Junction, Colo., is a long 1,900 miles away from Washington, D.C.

In the small western Colorado city, it’s impossible to ignore you are surrounded by federal public land: the towering mesas, red rock canyons and the Colorado National Monument.

It’s also hard to miss the other tenants the agency shares office space with in its new building on the northern edge of town. There’s Chevron upstairs. On the main floor, right next door to BLM’s new glass entryway, is the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, the state’s lead energy lobbying firm.

“And I’m just thankful it’s not a marijuana dispensary,” says William Perry Pendley, who’s served as BLM’s acting director since last summer.

There’s no dearth of pot shops around here. But the agency says it’s also hard to find an office space where the industry doesn’t have a presence. Just 30 miles east of here is one of the country’s most prolific natural gas deposits on public land, the Piceance Basin.

At 6’5″, Pendley is wearing a crisp white western shirt and black bolo tie. And he seems tired of the symbolic criticism. The General Services Administration, not him or the BLM, found this space to lease anyway, he says.

“Let’s be real,” Pendley says. “The oil patch can always afford to fly to Washington and sit down with somebody, the people who can’t do it are farmers and ranchers and people from small communities and county commissioners.”

The Bureau of Land Management decides who gets to do what on some 250 million acres of public land in the country, or to put it another way roughly one-tenth of all the land in the U.S. Relocating its headquarters to the West, where most of its actual land is, has been floated for years. But now the Trump administration is actually making it happen.

Westlake Legal Group img_3668_wide-def87ff282a40cfebca8e19c97cb3f04d3a57f57-s1100-c15 BLM Acting Director Defends Agency's Controversial Move To Colorado

BLM land near Grand Junction, Colo. The acting agency director hopes to have 40 staffers at the new headquarters by the end of March. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

toggle caption

Kirk Siegler/NPR

Westlake Legal Group  BLM Acting Director Defends Agency's Controversial Move To Colorado

BLM land near Grand Junction, Colo. The acting agency director hopes to have 40 staffers at the new headquarters by the end of March.

Kirk Siegler/NPR

For Pendley the move is part of a broader push by the controversial president to decentralize the federal government.

“I think the more important story is we’re out here, we’re in the local community, and locals can come and see us,” he says. “We’re just a short day’s drive away from a lot of people who would never think of flying to D.C. to sit down with the director.”

The 74-year-old attorney served in President Reagan’s Department of Interior under controversial Secretary James Watt. But he spent most of his career at the conservative Mountain States Legal Foundation in Colorado. There, he frequently challenged the BLM in cases representing miners, ranchers and recently Utah counties who fought Bears Ears National Monument.

Some westerners, Pendley included, have long complained that the agency’s leaders in Washington are disconnected with rural, resource-dependent communities.

Here in Grand Junction, Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese pushed hard for the relocation.

“We have had great relationships with our local field offices,” Pugliese says. “But ultimately we have learned that the decisions are made in Washington, D.C., where they don’t really even know where Mesa County is or the impacts of their decisions on our economy.”

Pugliese is a Republican. But there has been some bipartisan support in Colorado anyway for the relocation. In part because the government is moving higher paying leadership jobs out here.

Still, for the most part, many Democrats and many more conservationists are fighting the move to Grand Junction. They lost a bid in Congress to strip appropriations for its funding. But they did convince the Government Accountability Office to launch an inquiry.

“This is public land that belongs to not just people in this county but all Americans,” says Cody Perry, a local activist and environmental filmmaker.

He’s standing at a trailhead at the entrance to Bangs Canyon, a BLM recreation site about a 10-minute drive south of town. The area is also popular with hikers and mountain bikers. While oil and gas has long been woven into Grand Junction’s economy — in some cases its identity — lately the city and county have marketed its easy access to outdoor amenities. Many outdoor recreation businesses have opened or relocated here recently.

Perry, who grew up on a ranch in rural Arizona, points out that the vast majority of BLM staff is already living and working full-time in the rural West. And he worries that removing leaders from the halls of power in D.C. will turn the agency into a backwater. But he thinks that’s by design.

“I think it’s an absolute effort to undermine and dismantle an agency,” Perry says. “We’re essentially removing institutionalized knowledge that is being basically dismantled by industry actors.”

Westlake Legal Group img_3662-082194386353127cfa4a16f1af2c7c67e4c66535-s1100-c15 BLM Acting Director Defends Agency's Controversial Move To Colorado

Environmental activist Cody Perry worries the relocation is part of a broader effort to dismantle regulations on federal public lands. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

toggle caption

Kirk Siegler/NPR

Westlake Legal Group  BLM Acting Director Defends Agency's Controversial Move To Colorado

Environmental activist Cody Perry worries the relocation is part of a broader effort to dismantle regulations on federal public lands.

Kirk Siegler/NPR

Back at the BLM’s still mostly empty offices near the city’s small, regional airport, Acting Director Pendley counters that, if anything, the BLM is staffing up to carry out the administration’s public lands agenda.

“Why in the world would we fire people or dismantle an agency that’s critical to accomplishing our goals like energy independence, like increasing recreational access, like decreasing the likelihood of wildfires all across the West,” he says.

But for the third straight year President Trump has proposed cutting the agency’s budget.

Pendley hopes to have up to 40 staffers here by the end of March, around the time that his temporary appointment to lead the agency expires.

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

How Elizabeth Warren’s Camp Is Seeking to Regain the Spotlight

Westlake Legal Group 18warren1-sub2-hp-promo-facebookJumbo How Elizabeth Warren’s Camp Is Seeking to Regain the Spotlight Warren, Elizabeth Presidential Election of 2020

RENO, Nev. — A bad month for Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts keeps getting worse. She finished in a respectable third place in the Iowa caucuses, but a results-tallying meltdown muddled what could have been a good evening. New Hampshire was better at logistics but worse for her candidacy, considering she ended up closer to candidates who dropped out after the primary than those who finished on top.

On Sunday, Ms. Warren had a cold so severe it threatened to sideline one of the country’s most famous persisters.

“People told me, ‘You have to cancel your day in Reno,’” Ms. Warren said, hoarse and barely audible. “I said, ‘Reno has been left out of way too many conversations.’”

Ms. Warren and her team feel the same. She is not cratering or surging, neither the most likely to win nor at risk of immediately dropping out, a 40-degree day surrounded by candidates who are hot and cold. Her staff members and plenty of allies argue that as a result, she is being ignored by the news media and some voters during a pivotal moment in the primary, and she is at risk of becoming less relevant in the nominating process — something her campaign is now trying to reverse.

When her caucus-night speech in Iowa was cut off, her campaign aides complained privately to cable networks. When her speech after the New Hampshire primary was not carried live at all, they took their criticism public.

“Elizabeth hasn’t been getting the same kind of media coverage as candidates she outperformed,” read a recent fund-raising email to supporters. “We can’t count on the media to cover our campaign fairly, so we’re taking our case directly to voters.”

If the campaign is trying to rally supporters at a time when Ms. Warren’s candidacy hangs in the balance, it is also trying to move on from some recent political events: Her much-touted campaign organization did not show a dramatic payoff in the first two contests, and polling in Nevada, South Carolina and Super Tuesday states has shown little improvement among the black and Latino Democrats she once thought could spring her to the nomination.

Straining themselves to avoid criticizing the candidate or campaign, Ms. Warren’s most loyal admirers are trying to reframe the New Hampshire outcome in the most flattering light possible: More than two dozen of them, in interviews at events throughout Nevada, argued her fourth-place finish was an aberration, not a blow to the campaign’s core message that should force reflection or correction.

Few admitted disappointment in the outcome of the first two contests and a growing sense of pessimism about Ms. Warren’s electoral prospects. But many of her die-hard backers, the true believers, have gone on the offensive, arguing that the only trouble she faces is that political observers are prematurely writing off the campaign.

At events in Nevada, backers rattled off talking points, highlighting polling that showed her with more support among nonwhite voters than Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and former Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind. They noted her large staff on the ground in states that vote on Super Tuesday. They criticized the “corporate media” in ways that echoed supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

“She’s a female candidate, and the media hasn’t taken her seriously,” said Matt Newton, 46. “They give so much attention to the male candidates.”

Pat Campbell-Cozzi, 76, said flatly: “New Hampshire doesn’t matter. I know where she’ll be after the final vote.”

Heather McGhee, the former president of the progressive think tank Demos, said it was up to these grass-roots supporters to reverse the direction of Ms. Warren’s candidacy.

“Her supporters have been the ones to have her back and make that rallying cry,” said Ms. McGhee, who is close to Ms. Warren’s team.

“Even in New Hampshire, these voters are very fluid,” she said. “Forty eight percent decided in the last two days, and that just means the race is very much up for grabs.”

In some ways, this dynamic brings Ms. Warren’s campaign back to where it started. When she announced her presidential run, she was considered a political figure in the shadow of Mr. Sanders on the left and fresher faces toward the center, such as former Representative Beto O’Rourke of Texas and Senator Kamala Harris of California.

Supporters would complain about her being ignored, as male candidates such as Mr. O’Rourke commanded major early attention. Questions loomed about whether Ms. Warren could raise enough money to keep her large organizing staff afloat.

Throughout the summer, she used policy to help set the tone of the race, shaping the early debates and leading other candidates to face questions about her proposals. But as voting has moved from a hypothetical to a reality, and the primary has stopped being a contest of ideas, Ms. Warren has struggled to adjust.

Fund-raising concerns have returned, and the campaign has set a goal of raising $7 million before the Nevada caucuses. In a recent video, Ms. Warren told supporters: “I need to level with you: Our movement needs to raise critical funds so I can remain competitive in this race through Super Tuesday.”

Ms. Warren currently ranks fourth among the Democratic presidential candidates in mentions on cable news, behind Mr. Sanders, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Mr. Buttigieg, according to the Internet Archive’s Television News Archive.

She has frequently brushed off questions that ask her to reflect on her own media coverage, saying that she tries not to read stories about herself and her campaign.

On Tuesday, she showed no signs of the annoyance that has rankled her supporters, energetically pitching herself to union voters, hosting a town hall event in Henderson, Nev., and attending a Latino market.

Her schedule in Nevada includes events with the actress Yvette Nicole Brown, the former cabinet secretary Julián Castro, and Representative Deb Haaland of New Mexico. More campaign staff members and surrogates have hit the television circuit in recent days, including black and Latino supporters who aim to serve as community validators for voters with whom Ms. Warren needs to develop trust.

Supporters and allies are doing their part to generate excitement, New Hampshire be damned. Organizations that are supporting Ms. Warren have blasted out emails with subject lines like “Warren the Warrior Wonk Returns — and people LOVE it,” sent after Ms. Warren criticized one of her favorite targets, Michael R. Bloomberg, the former New York mayor and a presidential rival. On Monday, which was Presidents’ Day, Ms. Warren’s supporters helped make #PresidentWarren a national trending topic on Twitter.

“Elizabeth is third in delegates, has over a million grass-roots donors, and is drawing thousands of people to her events,” said Kristen Orthman, Ms. Warren’s communications director. “The pundits have consistently been wrong about this primary and that’s why it’s important for people to organize for and support the candidate they believe in rather than the candidate the coverage says is on top.”

One undecided voter who attended Ms. Warren’s event in Reno said her performance in New Hampshire had sent a troubling message, considering that the state shares a border with Massachusetts.

“It was concerning — do they know something I don’t?” Kristin Ritenhouse, 49, said of New Hampshire voters. “Because my neighbors like me.”

Jocelyn Waite, 66, a caucus captain who also attended the rally, recited the campaign email that was critical of press coverage almost word for word. Ms. Waite said the last week had taught her that “corporate media doesn’t want” Ms. Warren to win.

“Aren’t there supposed to be three tickets out of Iowa? She was third and that wasn’t good enough,” Ms. Waite said. “And then, in New Hampshire, third was good enough for Klobuchar.”

Grievance can be a powerful motivator for political campaigns, bonding supporters against a common enemy, driving small-dollar donations and volunteers, and helping to create an organic network of support, particularly online and on social media.

President Trump has, in the extreme, railed against the news media and other political enemies. Democratic candidates like Mr. Sanders and Mr. Biden have also tried to unite supporters through rhetoric that downplays the significance of traditional political gatekeepers, though they have never approached the president’s tenor.

But the tactic can also be a sign of a campaign in decline. Supporters of Ms. Harris, Mr. O’Rourke, Mr. Castro and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York all criticized outside factors, such as media coverage and the debate rules set by the Democratic National Committee, before their favored candidates exited the race.

Martha Zimmerman and Natalie Buddiga, who attended Ms. Warren’s rally in Reno, both said they felt she was being counted out of the race too early. But they also admitted to a sense of despair that was quietly setting in.

“I just don’t run into other Elizabeth Warren fans, and I’m always meeting these Bernie die-hards,” said Ms. Buddiga, 25, who wore a shirt that read “The Future is Female.”

Ms. Zimmerman, 29, a self-described voracious consumer of political media, said the past week had been difficult. While sexism cannot be separated from analysis of Ms. Warren’s candidacy, she said, neither could the reality of her performance in New Hampshire.

In recent days, she considered changing her vote to Mr. Sanders, a candidate she felt had a better chance at the nomination.

She decided against it.

“We’ve got to stand with our girl,” she said. “We have to persist like she would.”

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Atlantic 10 Conference men’s basketball championship history

The Atlantic 10 Conference, sometimes known as the A-10, holds an annual men’s basketball tournament with the winner getting an automatic bid to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

The conference features 14 teams, which currently includes Davidson, Dayton, Duquesne, Fordham, George Mason, George Washington, La Salle, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Richmond, St. Bonaventure, Saint Joseph’s, Saint Louis and VCU.

Some of the past winners who are no longer in the conference include Temple, Xavier, Villanova, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Rutgers and Penn State.

The Atlantic 10 men’s basketball tournament begins March 11 and runs through March 15.

The A-10 began having conference tournament championships in 1977.

The conference was originally named the Eastern Collegiate Basketball League in 1976 then was known as the Eastern Athletic Association from 1977 to 1982. It was renamed the Atlantic 10 prior to the start of the 1982-83 season.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE COLLEGE BASKETBALL COVERAGE

Read below for a list of past champions.

2019: SAINT LOUIS

Westlake Legal Group Saint-Louis-Billikens-Getty Atlantic 10 Conference men's basketball championship history Ryan Gaydos fox-news/sports/ncaa/vcu-rams fox-news/sports/ncaa/richmond-spiders fox-news/sports/ncaa/rhode-island-rams fox-news/sports/ncaa/la-salle-explorers fox-news/sports/ncaa/george-mason-patriots fox-news/sports/ncaa/duquesne-dukes fox-news/sports/ncaa/dayton-flyers fox-news/sports/ncaa/davidson-wildcats fox-news/sports/ncaa-bk fox-news/sports/ncaa fox news fnc/sports fnc article 8abe0a0d-0147-5d63-b7d8-c95fe69d4ff4

Saint Louis edged out St. Bonaventure in 2019. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Saint Louis defeated St. Bonaventure, 55-53. Tramaine Isabell was the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.

2018: DAVIDSON

Davidson won its first A-10 title in 2018. They defeated Rhode Island, 58-57. Peyton Aldridge was named Most Outstanding Player.

2017: RHODE ISLAND

Rhode Island narrowly defeated VCU, 70-63. It was VCU’s fourth A-10 title game loss in five seasons. Rhode Island’s E.C. Matthews was named Most Outstanding Player.

2016: ST. JOSEPH’S

Saint Joseph’s won its second title in three seasons in 2016. They defeated VCU, 87-74. Isaiah Miles was named Most Outstanding Player.

2015: VCU

VCU won the A-10 on its third straight appearance. They defeated Dayton, 71-65. Treveon Graham was named Most Outstanding Player.

SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

2014: ST. JOSEPH’S

Saint Joseph’s won its first title since 1997. They defeated VCU, 65-61, in 2014. Halil Kanacevic was named Most Outstanding Player.

2013: SAINT LOUIS

Saint Louis won the conference title in 2013. The Billikens defeated VCU, 62-56. Dwayne Evans was named Most Outstanding Player.

2012: ST. BONAVENTURE

St. Bonaventure won the A-10 in 2012. The Bonnies knocked off Xavier, 67-56, behind Andrew Nicholson. He was awarded Most Outstanding Player.

2011: RICHMOND

Richmond took home its first conference title in 2011. The Spiders defeated Dayton, 67-54. Kevin Anderson was named Most Outstanding Player.

2010: TEMPLE

Temple won its third straight title in 2010. They defeated Richmond, 56-52. Juan Fernandez was named Most Outstanding Player.

2009: TEMPLE

Westlake Legal Group Dionte-Christmas-GettyImages-80393256 Atlantic 10 Conference men's basketball championship history Ryan Gaydos fox-news/sports/ncaa/vcu-rams fox-news/sports/ncaa/richmond-spiders fox-news/sports/ncaa/rhode-island-rams fox-news/sports/ncaa/la-salle-explorers fox-news/sports/ncaa/george-mason-patriots fox-news/sports/ncaa/duquesne-dukes fox-news/sports/ncaa/dayton-flyers fox-news/sports/ncaa/davidson-wildcats fox-news/sports/ncaa-bk fox-news/sports/ncaa fox news fnc/sports fnc article 8abe0a0d-0147-5d63-b7d8-c95fe69d4ff4

Dionte Christmas led Temple to two straight A-10 titles. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Temple repeated as champion in 2009. The Owls beat Duquesne, 69-64. Dionte Christmas won a second straight Most Outstanding Player award.

2008: TEMPLE

Temple defeated Saint Joseph’s, 69-64, in 2008. Dionte Christmas was named Most Outstanding Player.

2007: GEORGE WASHINGTON

George Washington won its second title in three seasons, defeating Rhode Island 78-69. Maureece Rice was named Most Outstanding Player.

SOUTHERN CONFERENCE MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

2006: XAVIER

Xavier edged Saint Joseph’s in 2006, 62-61. Justin Cage was named Most Outstanding Player. It was the Musketeers’ third title in five seasons.

2005: GEORGE WASHINGTON

George Washington won the conference title in 2005. They defeated Saint Joseph’s 76-67. Pat Carroll, of Saint Joseph’s, was named Most Outstanding Player.

2004: XAVIER

Xavier got back to the A-10 winner’s podium in 2004. The Musketeers defeated Dayton, 58-49. Lionel Chalmers was named Most Outstanding Player.

2003: DAYTON

Dayton won the A-10 in 2003. The Flyers defeated Temple, 79-72. Ramond Marshall was named Most Outstanding Player.

2002: XAVIER

Westlake Legal Group David-West-GettyImages-468622952 Atlantic 10 Conference men's basketball championship history Ryan Gaydos fox-news/sports/ncaa/vcu-rams fox-news/sports/ncaa/richmond-spiders fox-news/sports/ncaa/rhode-island-rams fox-news/sports/ncaa/la-salle-explorers fox-news/sports/ncaa/george-mason-patriots fox-news/sports/ncaa/duquesne-dukes fox-news/sports/ncaa/dayton-flyers fox-news/sports/ncaa/davidson-wildcats fox-news/sports/ncaa-bk fox-news/sports/ncaa fox news fnc/sports fnc article 8abe0a0d-0147-5d63-b7d8-c95fe69d4ff4

David West led Xavier to an A-10 title in 2002. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

In 2002, David West led Xavier to an A-10 title over Richmond 73-60. West was named Most Outstanding Player.

2001: TEMPLE

Temple repeated as champions in 2001. Temple defeated Massachusetts, 76-65. Lynn Greer was named Most Outstanding Player.

2000: TEMPLE

Temple won the A-10 for the first time since 1990. The Owls defeated St. Bonaventure, 65-44, in 2000. Quincy Wadley was named Most Outstanding Player.

1999: RHODE ISLAND

Rhode Island defeated Temple, 62-59, in 1999. Future NBA champion Lamar Odom was named Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.

AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

1998: XAVIER

Xavier won the A-10 in 1998, defeating George Washington 77-63. Future NBA journeyman James Posey was named Most Outstanding Player.

1997: ST. JOSEPH’S

In 1997, Saint Joseph’s was the conference champion. They defeated Rhode Island, 61-56. Rashid Bey was named Most Outstanding Player.

1996: MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts won the A-10 in 1996 for a fifth straight time. The Minutemen defeated Temple, 76-61. Carmelo Travieso was named Most Outstanding Player.

1995: MASSACHUSETTS

The Minutemen won a fourth straight title in 1995. They defeated Temple for a third straight time, 63-44. Lou Roe was named Most Outstanding Player.

1994: MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts won its third straight conference title in 1994. They defeated Temple, 70-59. Mike Williams was named Most Outstanding Player.

1993: MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts defeated Temple, 69-61, in 1993. Harper Williams won a second Most Outstanding Player award from his performance in the tournament.

1992: MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts started its years of dominance in the A-10 in 1992. The Minutemen defeated West Virginia, 97-91. Harper Williams was named Most Outstanding Player.

1991: PENN STATE

Penn State took home its first A-10 title in 1991. The Nittany Lions defeated George Washington, 81-75. Freddie Barnes was named Most Outstanding Player.

ATLANTIC SUN CONFERENCE MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

1990: TEMPLE

Temple defeated Massachusetts, 53-51, in 1990. Mark Macon was named Most Outstanding Player.

1989: RUTGERS

Rutgers won a second conference title in 1989. They defeated Penn State, 70-66. Tom Savage was named Most Outstanding Player.

1988: TEMPLE

Temple won its third title in four seasons. The Owls defeated Rhode Island, 68-63, in 1988. Tom Garrick was named Most Outstanding Player.

1987: TEMPLE

Temple won the conference title again. They defeated George Washington, 70-57. Nate Blackwell was named Most Outstanding Player.

1986: ST. JOSEPH’S

Saint Joseph’s defeated West Virginia, 72-64, for its first conference title. Greg Mullee was named Most Outstanding Player.

1985: TEMPLE

In 1985, Temple broke through and won its first A-10 title. The Owls defeated Rutgers, 59-51. Granger Hall was named Most Outstanding Player.

1984: WEST VIRGINIA

West Virginia repeated as champions in 1984. They defeated St. Bonaventure, 59-56. Lester Rowe was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.

1983: WEST VIRGINIA

West Virginia won the first official Atlantic 10 title in 1983. The Mountaineers defeated Temple, 86-78. Terence Stansbury, of Temple, was named Most Outstanding Player.

1982: PITTSBURGH

Pittsburgh repeated as champions in 1982. The Panthers defeated West Virginia, 78-72. Clyde Vaughn was named Most Outstanding Player.

HORIZON LEAGUE MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

1981: PITTSBURGH

Pittsburgh defeated Duquesne, 64-60, in 1981. Lenny McMillan was named Most Outstanding Player.

1980: VILLANOVA

Villanova won a second conference in 1980. The Wildcats defeated West Virginia, 74-62. Lowes Moore was named Most Outstanding Player.

1979: RUTGERS

Rutgers took home the EAA title in 1979. They defeated Pittsburgh, 61-57. James Bailey was named Most Outstanding Player.

1978: VILLANOVA

Villanova won the first Eastern Athletic Association title in 1978. They defeated West Virginia, 63-59. Alex Bradley was named Most Outstanding Player.

PATRIOT LEAGUE MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

1977: DUQUESNE

Duquesne won the first conference tournament when it was known as the Eastern Collegiate Basketball League. The Dukes defeated Villanova, 57-54. Norm Nixon was named Most Outstanding Player.

Westlake Legal Group Atlantic-10-Conference-logo Atlantic 10 Conference men's basketball championship history Ryan Gaydos fox-news/sports/ncaa/vcu-rams fox-news/sports/ncaa/richmond-spiders fox-news/sports/ncaa/rhode-island-rams fox-news/sports/ncaa/la-salle-explorers fox-news/sports/ncaa/george-mason-patriots fox-news/sports/ncaa/duquesne-dukes fox-news/sports/ncaa/dayton-flyers fox-news/sports/ncaa/davidson-wildcats fox-news/sports/ncaa-bk fox-news/sports/ncaa fox news fnc/sports fnc article 8abe0a0d-0147-5d63-b7d8-c95fe69d4ff4   Westlake Legal Group Atlantic-10-Conference-logo Atlantic 10 Conference men's basketball championship history Ryan Gaydos fox-news/sports/ncaa/vcu-rams fox-news/sports/ncaa/richmond-spiders fox-news/sports/ncaa/rhode-island-rams fox-news/sports/ncaa/la-salle-explorers fox-news/sports/ncaa/george-mason-patriots fox-news/sports/ncaa/duquesne-dukes fox-news/sports/ncaa/dayton-flyers fox-news/sports/ncaa/davidson-wildcats fox-news/sports/ncaa-bk fox-news/sports/ncaa fox news fnc/sports fnc article 8abe0a0d-0147-5d63-b7d8-c95fe69d4ff4

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Atlantic 10 Conference men’s basketball championship history

The Atlantic 10 Conference, sometimes known as the A-10, holds an annual men’s basketball tournament with the winner getting an automatic bid to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

The conference features 14 teams, which currently includes Davidson, Dayton, Duquesne, Fordham, George Mason, George Washington, La Salle, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Richmond, St. Bonaventure, Saint Joseph’s, Saint Louis and VCU.

Some of the past winners who are no longer in the conference include Temple, Xavier, Villanova, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Rutgers and Penn State.

The Atlantic 10 men’s basketball tournament begins March 11 and runs through March 15.

The A-10 began having conference tournament championships in 1977.

The conference was originally named the Eastern Collegiate Basketball League in 1976 then was known as the Eastern Athletic Association from 1977 to 1982. It was renamed the Atlantic 10 prior to the start of the 1982-83 season.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE COLLEGE BASKETBALL COVERAGE

Read below for a list of past champions.

2019: SAINT LOUIS

Westlake Legal Group Saint-Louis-Billikens-Getty Atlantic 10 Conference men's basketball championship history Ryan Gaydos fox-news/sports/ncaa/vcu-rams fox-news/sports/ncaa/richmond-spiders fox-news/sports/ncaa/rhode-island-rams fox-news/sports/ncaa/la-salle-explorers fox-news/sports/ncaa/george-mason-patriots fox-news/sports/ncaa/duquesne-dukes fox-news/sports/ncaa/dayton-flyers fox-news/sports/ncaa/davidson-wildcats fox-news/sports/ncaa-bk fox-news/sports/ncaa fox news fnc/sports fnc article 8abe0a0d-0147-5d63-b7d8-c95fe69d4ff4

Saint Louis edged out St. Bonaventure in 2019. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Saint Louis defeated St. Bonaventure, 55-53. Tramaine Isabell was the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.

2018: DAVIDSON

Davidson won its first A-10 title in 2018. They defeated Rhode Island, 58-57. Peyton Aldridge was named Most Outstanding Player.

2017: RHODE ISLAND

Rhode Island narrowly defeated VCU, 70-63. It was VCU’s fourth A-10 title game loss in five seasons. Rhode Island’s E.C. Matthews was named Most Outstanding Player.

2016: ST. JOSEPH’S

Saint Joseph’s won its second title in three seasons in 2016. They defeated VCU, 87-74. Isaiah Miles was named Most Outstanding Player.

2015: VCU

VCU won the A-10 on its third straight appearance. They defeated Dayton, 71-65. Treveon Graham was named Most Outstanding Player.

SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

2014: ST. JOSEPH’S

Saint Joseph’s won its first title since 1997. They defeated VCU, 65-61, in 2014. Halil Kanacevic was named Most Outstanding Player.

2013: SAINT LOUIS

Saint Louis won the conference title in 2013. The Billikens defeated VCU, 62-56. Dwayne Evans was named Most Outstanding Player.

2012: ST. BONAVENTURE

St. Bonaventure won the A-10 in 2012. The Bonnies knocked off Xavier, 67-56, behind Andrew Nicholson. He was awarded Most Outstanding Player.

2011: RICHMOND

Richmond took home its first conference title in 2011. The Spiders defeated Dayton, 67-54. Kevin Anderson was named Most Outstanding Player.

2010: TEMPLE

Temple won its third straight title in 2010. They defeated Richmond, 56-52. Juan Fernandez was named Most Outstanding Player.

2009: TEMPLE

Westlake Legal Group Dionte-Christmas-GettyImages-80393256 Atlantic 10 Conference men's basketball championship history Ryan Gaydos fox-news/sports/ncaa/vcu-rams fox-news/sports/ncaa/richmond-spiders fox-news/sports/ncaa/rhode-island-rams fox-news/sports/ncaa/la-salle-explorers fox-news/sports/ncaa/george-mason-patriots fox-news/sports/ncaa/duquesne-dukes fox-news/sports/ncaa/dayton-flyers fox-news/sports/ncaa/davidson-wildcats fox-news/sports/ncaa-bk fox-news/sports/ncaa fox news fnc/sports fnc article 8abe0a0d-0147-5d63-b7d8-c95fe69d4ff4

Dionte Christmas led Temple to two straight A-10 titles. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Temple repeated as champion in 2009. The Owls beat Duquesne, 69-64. Dionte Christmas won a second straight Most Outstanding Player award.

2008: TEMPLE

Temple defeated Saint Joseph’s, 69-64, in 2008. Dionte Christmas was named Most Outstanding Player.

2007: GEORGE WASHINGTON

George Washington won its second title in three seasons, defeating Rhode Island 78-69. Maureece Rice was named Most Outstanding Player.

SOUTHERN CONFERENCE MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

2006: XAVIER

Xavier edged Saint Joseph’s in 2006, 62-61. Justin Cage was named Most Outstanding Player. It was the Musketeers’ third title in five seasons.

2005: GEORGE WASHINGTON

George Washington won the conference title in 2005. They defeated Saint Joseph’s 76-67. Pat Carroll, of Saint Joseph’s, was named Most Outstanding Player.

2004: XAVIER

Xavier got back to the A-10 winner’s podium in 2004. The Musketeers defeated Dayton, 58-49. Lionel Chalmers was named Most Outstanding Player.

2003: DAYTON

Dayton won the A-10 in 2003. The Flyers defeated Temple, 79-72. Ramond Marshall was named Most Outstanding Player.

2002: XAVIER

Westlake Legal Group David-West-GettyImages-468622952 Atlantic 10 Conference men's basketball championship history Ryan Gaydos fox-news/sports/ncaa/vcu-rams fox-news/sports/ncaa/richmond-spiders fox-news/sports/ncaa/rhode-island-rams fox-news/sports/ncaa/la-salle-explorers fox-news/sports/ncaa/george-mason-patriots fox-news/sports/ncaa/duquesne-dukes fox-news/sports/ncaa/dayton-flyers fox-news/sports/ncaa/davidson-wildcats fox-news/sports/ncaa-bk fox-news/sports/ncaa fox news fnc/sports fnc article 8abe0a0d-0147-5d63-b7d8-c95fe69d4ff4

David West led Xavier to an A-10 title in 2002. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

In 2002, David West led Xavier to an A-10 title over Richmond 73-60. West was named Most Outstanding Player.

2001: TEMPLE

Temple repeated as champions in 2001. Temple defeated Massachusetts, 76-65. Lynn Greer was named Most Outstanding Player.

2000: TEMPLE

Temple won the A-10 for the first time since 1990. The Owls defeated St. Bonaventure, 65-44, in 2000. Quincy Wadley was named Most Outstanding Player.

1999: RHODE ISLAND

Rhode Island defeated Temple, 62-59, in 1999. Future NBA champion Lamar Odom was named Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.

AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

1998: XAVIER

Xavier won the A-10 in 1998, defeating George Washington 77-63. Future NBA journeyman James Posey was named Most Outstanding Player.

1997: ST. JOSEPH’S

In 1997, Saint Joseph’s was the conference champion. They defeated Rhode Island, 61-56. Rashid Bey was named Most Outstanding Player.

1996: MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts won the A-10 in 1996 for a fifth straight time. The Minutemen defeated Temple, 76-61. Carmelo Travieso was named Most Outstanding Player.

1995: MASSACHUSETTS

The Minutemen won a fourth straight title in 1995. They defeated Temple for a third straight time, 63-44. Lou Roe was named Most Outstanding Player.

1994: MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts won its third straight conference title in 1994. They defeated Temple, 70-59. Mike Williams was named Most Outstanding Player.

1993: MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts defeated Temple, 69-61, in 1993. Harper Williams won a second Most Outstanding Player award from his performance in the tournament.

1992: MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts started its years of dominance in the A-10 in 1992. The Minutemen defeated West Virginia, 97-91. Harper Williams was named Most Outstanding Player.

1991: PENN STATE

Penn State took home its first A-10 title in 1991. The Nittany Lions defeated George Washington, 81-75. Freddie Barnes was named Most Outstanding Player.

ATLANTIC SUN CONFERENCE MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

1990: TEMPLE

Temple defeated Massachusetts, 53-51, in 1990. Mark Macon was named Most Outstanding Player.

1989: RUTGERS

Rutgers won a second conference title in 1989. They defeated Penn State, 70-66. Tom Savage was named Most Outstanding Player.

1988: TEMPLE

Temple won its third title in four seasons. The Owls defeated Rhode Island, 68-63, in 1988. Tom Garrick was named Most Outstanding Player.

1987: TEMPLE

Temple won the conference title again. They defeated George Washington, 70-57. Nate Blackwell was named Most Outstanding Player.

1986: ST. JOSEPH’S

Saint Joseph’s defeated West Virginia, 72-64, for its first conference title. Greg Mullee was named Most Outstanding Player.

1985: TEMPLE

In 1985, Temple broke through and won its first A-10 title. The Owls defeated Rutgers, 59-51. Granger Hall was named Most Outstanding Player.

1984: WEST VIRGINIA

West Virginia repeated as champions in 1984. They defeated St. Bonaventure, 59-56. Lester Rowe was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.

1983: WEST VIRGINIA

West Virginia won the first official Atlantic 10 title in 1983. The Mountaineers defeated Temple, 86-78. Terence Stansbury, of Temple, was named Most Outstanding Player.

1982: PITTSBURGH

Pittsburgh repeated as champions in 1982. The Panthers defeated West Virginia, 78-72. Clyde Vaughn was named Most Outstanding Player.

HORIZON LEAGUE MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

1981: PITTSBURGH

Pittsburgh defeated Duquesne, 64-60, in 1981. Lenny McMillan was named Most Outstanding Player.

1980: VILLANOVA

Villanova won a second conference in 1980. The Wildcats defeated West Virginia, 74-62. Lowes Moore was named Most Outstanding Player.

1979: RUTGERS

Rutgers took home the EAA title in 1979. They defeated Pittsburgh, 61-57. James Bailey was named Most Outstanding Player.

1978: VILLANOVA

Villanova won the first Eastern Athletic Association title in 1978. They defeated West Virginia, 63-59. Alex Bradley was named Most Outstanding Player.

PATRIOT LEAGUE MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

1977: DUQUESNE

Duquesne won the first conference tournament when it was known as the Eastern Collegiate Basketball League. The Dukes defeated Villanova, 57-54. Norm Nixon was named Most Outstanding Player.

Westlake Legal Group Atlantic-10-Conference-logo Atlantic 10 Conference men's basketball championship history Ryan Gaydos fox-news/sports/ncaa/vcu-rams fox-news/sports/ncaa/richmond-spiders fox-news/sports/ncaa/rhode-island-rams fox-news/sports/ncaa/la-salle-explorers fox-news/sports/ncaa/george-mason-patriots fox-news/sports/ncaa/duquesne-dukes fox-news/sports/ncaa/dayton-flyers fox-news/sports/ncaa/davidson-wildcats fox-news/sports/ncaa-bk fox-news/sports/ncaa fox news fnc/sports fnc article 8abe0a0d-0147-5d63-b7d8-c95fe69d4ff4   Westlake Legal Group Atlantic-10-Conference-logo Atlantic 10 Conference men's basketball championship history Ryan Gaydos fox-news/sports/ncaa/vcu-rams fox-news/sports/ncaa/richmond-spiders fox-news/sports/ncaa/rhode-island-rams fox-news/sports/ncaa/la-salle-explorers fox-news/sports/ncaa/george-mason-patriots fox-news/sports/ncaa/duquesne-dukes fox-news/sports/ncaa/dayton-flyers fox-news/sports/ncaa/davidson-wildcats fox-news/sports/ncaa-bk fox-news/sports/ncaa fox news fnc/sports fnc article 8abe0a0d-0147-5d63-b7d8-c95fe69d4ff4

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Mississippi man catches ‘dinner’ on flooded road, more rain on the way for drenched South

As a swollen river forced hundreds to evacuate around Mississippi’s capital, one man appeared to make the best of the situation over the weekend, plucking a fish from a flooded road.

Officials in Jackson said Monday the Pearl River appeared to have crested at just under 37 feet and continued to fall, but Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said at a news conference that the state is “not in the clear yet” while urging evacuees not to rush back.

“Please do not move back into your neighborhood or into your home until authorities and officials give you the OK to do so,” Reeves said.

MISSISSIPPI PEARL RIVER FLOODING LEAVES CAPITAL IN ‘PRECARIOUS SITUATION’ AS CREST, MORE RAIN ON THE WAY

He said only 16 search-and-rescue missions were needed, even though as many as 1,000 homes were flooded.

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Director of External Affairs Malary White told “America’s Newsroom” on Tuesday morning that more than 150,000 sandbags were distributed in three counties and no overnight rescues were reported.

Westlake Legal Group MissFlood_1 Mississippi man catches 'dinner' on flooded road, more rain on the way for drenched South Travis Fedschun fox-news/weather fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/mississippi fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast fox-news/us/disasters/floods fox-news/us/disasters/flash-flood fox-news/us/disasters/disaster-response fox-news/us/disasters fox news fnc/us fnc article 95825151-2fad-534d-b4e7-a8a26c6ed792

Water from the Pearl River floods Byram Swinging Bridge, which connects Hinds and Rankin Counties in Byram, Miss., Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

“We are waiting for the water to recede,” White told Fox News’ Sandra Smith.

White added that people are heeding warnings to evacuate and that officials are hopeful by the end of the week that conditions will improve enough to allow people to go back to their homes.

Westlake Legal Group MissFlood_2 Mississippi man catches 'dinner' on flooded road, more rain on the way for drenched South Travis Fedschun fox-news/weather fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/mississippi fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast fox-news/us/disasters/floods fox-news/us/disasters/flash-flood fox-news/us/disasters/disaster-response fox-news/us/disasters fox news fnc/us fnc article 95825151-2fad-534d-b4e7-a8a26c6ed792

Trash and debris from the Pearl River floodwaters clog part of the Hanging Moss Creek Water in Jackson, Miss., Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. ((AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

“We would like for people to wait for the water to go completely down,” White said, citing how high the water is and that debris in the water can be dangerous. Trash has clogged up some of the waterways during flooding.

In the Jackson area, one man was filmed running onto Old Brandon Road and plucking a large bowfin from the water that covered the street. Kenneth Callahan shared the footage to Twitter, saying he spotted the large fish “struggling” across the road. He tagged Seth Rogan.

“That’s when your redneck doppelgänger materialized out of the swamp and caught himself some dinner,” Callahan wrote.

The man who posted the video later said the man released the fish back in the water, downstream of the road.

“His mama didn’t raise no hooligan who don’t respect his fish,” he wrote.

MISSISSIPPI BRACES FOR NEAR-RECORD FLOODING

A near-record rainy winter has forced authorities to release water from swollen reservoirs, potentially worsening the flooding for those living downstream.

Westlake Legal Group MissFlood_5 Mississippi man catches 'dinner' on flooded road, more rain on the way for drenched South Travis Fedschun fox-news/weather fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/mississippi fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast fox-news/us/disasters/floods fox-news/us/disasters/flash-flood fox-news/us/disasters/disaster-response fox-news/us/disasters fox news fnc/us fnc article 95825151-2fad-534d-b4e7-a8a26c6ed792

Sandbags protect the front of a credit union in downtown Jackson, Miss., as floodwaters from the Pearl River continue to rise in the Capital city., Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (https://www.foxnews.com/category/weather)

Residents in Jackson have been paddling through neighborhoods in canoes, kayaks and small fishing boats to check on their houses. High water also has surrounded many businesses; owners who may have escaped the damage now cannot service customers.

Westlake Legal Group MissFlood_3 Mississippi man catches 'dinner' on flooded road, more rain on the way for drenched South Travis Fedschun fox-news/weather fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/mississippi fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast fox-news/us/disasters/floods fox-news/us/disasters/flash-flood fox-news/us/disasters/disaster-response fox-news/us/disasters fox news fnc/us fnc article 95825151-2fad-534d-b4e7-a8a26c6ed792

Water from the Pearl River floods Florence-Byram Road near Byram, Miss, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

“It’s just a bad situation,” Todd Reeves with Snapshot Publishing told WLBT-TV. “I feel terrible for everybody that has been displaced. It’s not a fun thing to go through.”

CLICK HERE FOR MORE WEATHER COVERAGE FROM FOX NEWS

While the Pearl River may have crested, forecasters are warning that heavy rain is expected again this week in parts of the Southeast. Some of the hardest-hit areas in Mississippi were under a flash flood watch Tuesday.

The National Weather Service said rainfall amounts of up to 2 inches  — with higher amounts possible in some spots — were expected to fall in a short amount of time in central Mississippi on Tuesday, which could cause flash flooding and worsen ongoing river flooding in the region.

Westlake Legal Group RiverFloodingTuesday Mississippi man catches 'dinner' on flooded road, more rain on the way for drenched South Travis Fedschun fox-news/weather fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/mississippi fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast fox-news/us/disasters/floods fox-news/us/disasters/flash-flood fox-news/us/disasters/disaster-response fox-news/us/disasters fox news fnc/us fnc article 95825151-2fad-534d-b4e7-a8a26c6ed792

Additional flooding is likely across the region. (Fox News)

“We have got a front that’s stationed across the Mississippi River Valley,” Fox News Senior Meteorologist Janice Dean said on “Fox & Friends.” “Historic flooding for parts of Mississippi and Alabama and unfortunately, we have more rain on the way and flash flooding will be an ongoing concern — not only today but throughout the workweek.”

Westlake Legal Group WednesdayRadar_1 Mississippi man catches 'dinner' on flooded road, more rain on the way for drenched South Travis Fedschun fox-news/weather fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/mississippi fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast fox-news/us/disasters/floods fox-news/us/disasters/flash-flood fox-news/us/disasters/disaster-response fox-news/us/disasters fox news fnc/us fnc article 95825151-2fad-534d-b4e7-a8a26c6ed792

Heavy rain is in the forecast across areas that have already seen flooding this month. (Fox News)

The NWS’ Weather Prediction Center is projecting the greatest likelihood of heavy rains in a band from eastern Louisiana across central parts of Mississippi and Alabama and into far west Georgia.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Westlake Legal Group image Mississippi man catches 'dinner' on flooded road, more rain on the way for drenched South Travis Fedschun fox-news/weather fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/mississippi fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast fox-news/us/disasters/floods fox-news/us/disasters/flash-flood fox-news/us/disasters/disaster-response fox-news/us/disasters fox news fnc/us fnc article 95825151-2fad-534d-b4e7-a8a26c6ed792   Westlake Legal Group image Mississippi man catches 'dinner' on flooded road, more rain on the way for drenched South Travis Fedschun fox-news/weather fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/mississippi fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast fox-news/us/disasters/floods fox-news/us/disasters/flash-flood fox-news/us/disasters/disaster-response fox-news/us/disasters fox news fnc/us fnc article 95825151-2fad-534d-b4e7-a8a26c6ed792

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Kent State ‘gun girl’ confronted by protesters at Ohio University

Conservative gun-rights activist Kaitlin Bennett, who went viral in 2018 as the “Kent State gun girl,” was confronted by protesters during her visit to Ohio University Monday.

IOWA’S DHS IGNORED MORE THAN A DOZEN CHILD ABUSE COMPLAINTS BEFORE 16-YEAR-OLD NATALIE FINN’S STARVATION DEATH: REPORT

Sharing video of an angry crowd appearing to curse at her and toss a clear liquid into the open window of her truck, Bennett claimed the event amounted to a “riot.” She also called on President Trump to strip federal funding from the university for harboring “terrorists” after she said campus police just “let it happen.”

“This is what happens when a Trump supporter goes to a college campus. Leftists at @ohiou started a riot when @Joelpatrick1776 and I showed up, and the @oupolice let it happen,” Bennett tweeted. “I think @realDonaldTrump should strip funding from universities like this that harbor terrorists.”

VIRGINIA LAWMAKERS REJECT NORTHAM’S ASSAULT-WEAPONS BAN, AS DEMS BALK

Bennett’s first claim to fame came in May 2018 after she posed with an AR-10 rifle immediately following her graduation from Kent State University,  about 40 miles south of Cleveland. She wore a white dress, had her gun slung over her shoulder and flashed a graduation cap that read “Come and take it.”

Bennett’s aim was to condemn the school’s “insulting” anti-gun policies. As a student, she wasn’t allowed to openly carry a firearm on the campus.  Ohio is an open-carry state.

A Second Amendment supporter and grassroots director for libertarian website Liberty Hangout, Bennett has appeared in a series of online videos in which she takes to the street to ask members of the public their opinion on issues, including abortion and gun control.

Westlake Legal Group ksu-pro-gun-photo Kent State 'gun girl' confronted by protesters at Ohio University fox-news/us/us-regions/midwest/ohio fox-news/us/personal-freedoms/second-amendment fox-news/us/education/college fox-news/special/campus fox news fnc/us fnc Danielle Wallace article 5d1885a6-46ed-53d6-9317-ddc78007f341

Kent State University graduate, Kaitlin Bennett, went viral for taking a parting shot at her school’s anti-gun policy. (Liberty Hangout)

She visited Ohio University’s public campus in Athens Monday to shoot a video asking students trivia questions about Presidents Day, The Athens News first reported.

Other social media users shared video of crowds shouting at her both inside and outside of campus buildings. In some footage being shared online, Bennett could be seen being carried out by her private security guard.

“We’re currently running Kaitlin Bennett (Kent state gun girl) out of OU,” one user wrote over a video showing the Ohio University geotag in Athens.

“#PoopyPants @KaitMarieox didn’t have a good time at OU today. Got picked up by her bodyguard and taken away in a hurry,” the same user, Nfinite Buchmn, wrote in a tweet with the video. “She probably had an emergency she had to take care of. 💩”

“So Kent state gun girl came to Ohio University and it didn’t end well lol. #OU,” another user tweeted, sharing a video showing Bennett and her team descending an elevator from the second floor of a campus building flooded with protesters.

Ohio University Police released a statement following the incident, explaining that “an activist appeared unexpectedly” on the campus in Athens where she “engaged in a constitutionally protected activity.”

“She drew a large crowd of people, many with opposing viewpoints, who also chose to exercise their First Amendment rights,” the statement said. “Ohio university police officers were present throughout the incident to protect everyone’s rights and safety; other than keeping streets and other public rights of way clear, no police officers asked anyone to leave at any point in time.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

“Contrary to allegations circulating on social media, the incident did not rise to the level of a riot,” university police said. “There was strong language, and allegations that some unknown person(s) in the crown splashed water, but there were no reported injuries or violence, and no one was arrested during the event.”

The statement also noted that, although it’s not required, the activist did not give the policy prior notice of her plans, depriving “the department of the ability to plan staffing levels.”

Westlake Legal Group 694940094001_5786035196001_5786009493001-vs Kent State 'gun girl' confronted by protesters at Ohio University fox-news/us/us-regions/midwest/ohio fox-news/us/personal-freedoms/second-amendment fox-news/us/education/college fox-news/special/campus fox news fnc/us fnc Danielle Wallace article 5d1885a6-46ed-53d6-9317-ddc78007f341   Westlake Legal Group 694940094001_5786035196001_5786009493001-vs Kent State 'gun girl' confronted by protesters at Ohio University fox-news/us/us-regions/midwest/ohio fox-news/us/personal-freedoms/second-amendment fox-news/us/education/college fox-news/special/campus fox news fnc/us fnc Danielle Wallace article 5d1885a6-46ed-53d6-9317-ddc78007f341

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Stephanie Grisham: ‘Obstructionists’ across the government are working against Trump

Westlake Legal Group Screen-Shot-2020-02-18-at-9.17.50-AM Stephanie Grisham: 'Obstructionists' across the government are working against Trump Joshua Nelson fox-news/shows/fox-friends fox-news/media/fox-news-flash fox news fnc/media fnc article 8f39dc64-4fea-5e5a-8a4a-f74eab83d76f

White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said on Tuesday that calls for the resignation of Attorney General William Barr from former Justice Department employees are not “surprising” given the constant opposition to President Trump’s agenda.

“It’s been proven time and time again. There are obstructionists all across this government who are working against the president,” Grisham told, “Fox & Friends.

DOJ PROSECUTORS RESIGN AFTER TOP BRASS REVERSES COURSE ON ROGER STONE SENTENCING

Grisham’s comments came after more than 1,100 former Justice Department employees signed an online petition urging Barr to resign and praising the four prosecutors who withdrew from the case of former Trump adviser Roger Stone after what they perceived as interference from the White House, Politico reported.

“It didn’t surprise me. A lot of those [petitioners] are career [employees]. There are many people who hailed AG Barr when we first appointed him and he’s been doing a great job,” Grisham said.

Signatures for the petition include recent Justice Department employees and some dating back to the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations, according to the news outlet. The signatures were gathered by Protect Democracy, a nonprofit legal group that had also gathered signatures for a letter claiming Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report presented enough evidence to charge Trump with obstruction of justice.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP

“The president has made clear his position on many different cases but he leaves AG Barr to do his work. He’s made it clear that the two things are separate but the president will always, always tell the American people what his opinion is,” Grisham said, adding she has heard nothing about Barr potentially stepping down.

Grisham said that it is just another example of the “constant barrage of corruption that goes against the president.”

“He’s frustrated obviously and who knows what he’ll end up doing,” Grisham said.

Fox News’ Andrew O’Reilly and Gregg Re contributed to this report.

Westlake Legal Group Screen-Shot-2020-02-18-at-9.17.50-AM Stephanie Grisham: 'Obstructionists' across the government are working against Trump Joshua Nelson fox-news/shows/fox-friends fox-news/media/fox-news-flash fox news fnc/media fnc article 8f39dc64-4fea-5e5a-8a4a-f74eab83d76f   Westlake Legal Group Screen-Shot-2020-02-18-at-9.17.50-AM Stephanie Grisham: 'Obstructionists' across the government are working against Trump Joshua Nelson fox-news/shows/fox-friends fox-news/media/fox-news-flash fox news fnc/media fnc article 8f39dc64-4fea-5e5a-8a4a-f74eab83d76f

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

France investigating Russian artist who claimed leak of Paris mayoral candidate’s sex videos

French police have opened investigations into the man who claimed responsibility for releasing sex videos that led to the ouster of President Emmanuel Macron’s preferred candidate in Paris’ upcoming mayoral elections, the city prosecutor’s office announced Tuesday.

Benjamin Griveaux, a former government spokesperson and member of Macron’s centrist La République En Marche party, quit the race last week after images surfaced reportedly depicting an online chat that included a video of a man’s genitals. It is alleged the chat was between Griveaux and a woman who isn’t his wife.

Pyotr Pavlensky, a refugee and Russian performance artist, claimed in a newspaper interview that he obtained the video from an unnamed source who had a relationship with Griveaux and released it to denounce the candidate’s “hypocrisy.”

Westlake Legal Group Pyotr-Pavlensky France investigating Russian artist who claimed leak of Paris mayoral candidate’s sex videos Greg Norman fox-news/world/world-regions/france fox-news/person/emmanuel-macron fox news fnc/world fnc article 8651fb85-e96b-5a78-bd99-bdcf6e5471b3

Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky arrives at the Paris courthouse in January 2019 as he goes on trial for setting fire to the facade of France’s central bank. (AP)

MACRON ALLY QUITS PARIS MAYORAL RACE

“He is someone who is always playing up family values, who says he wants to be the mayor of families and always cites as examples his wife and children. But he does the opposite,” Pavlensky reportedly told the Liberation newspaper.

Pavlensky is now being investigated over the matter in addition to a separate case involving “violence with a weapon” on New Year’s Eve. French news media report Pavlensky allegedly drew a knife during a dispute at a Paris apartment in which two people were hurt.

RUSSIAN ARTIST WHO POSTEN SEX VIDEO THAT BROUGHT DOWN MACRON ALLY ARRESTED

Pavlensky was taken into custody over the weekend as part of an investigation into the New Year’s Eve incident, while his girlfriend was arrested in connection to the release of the videos. The prosecutor’s office said it is pushing for a custody extension for both.

Griveaux filed a complaint Saturday for invasion of his private life, it added.

Critics, though, say Pavlensky’s case is being politicized because Griveaux was Macron’s candidate.

Westlake Legal Group Benjamin-Griveaux France investigating Russian artist who claimed leak of Paris mayoral candidate’s sex videos Greg Norman fox-news/world/world-regions/france fox-news/person/emmanuel-macron fox news fnc/world fnc article 8651fb85-e96b-5a78-bd99-bdcf6e5471b3

Paris mayoral candidate Benjamin Griveaux has dropped out of the upcoming Paris mayoral elections. (AP)

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP 

Former Health Minister Agnes Buzyn was selected to replace Griveaux as the candidate in the two-round election that begins in a month.

Pavlensky, who has been granted asylum in France, has had trouble with the law before. He was convicted in January 2019 of setting fire to a Bank of France branch and damaging its facade in 2017. He was sentenced to a year in prison, plus a two-year suspended sentence. However, the judge allowed Pavlensky to walk free because he had already spent 11 months in pretrial detention.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Westlake Legal Group Pyotr-Pavlensky France investigating Russian artist who claimed leak of Paris mayoral candidate’s sex videos Greg Norman fox-news/world/world-regions/france fox-news/person/emmanuel-macron fox news fnc/world fnc article 8651fb85-e96b-5a78-bd99-bdcf6e5471b3   Westlake Legal Group Pyotr-Pavlensky France investigating Russian artist who claimed leak of Paris mayoral candidate’s sex videos Greg Norman fox-news/world/world-regions/france fox-news/person/emmanuel-macron fox news fnc/world fnc article 8651fb85-e96b-5a78-bd99-bdcf6e5471b3

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com