Chris Bowling is a reporter from Cincinnati, Ohio living and studying in Lincoln, Nebraska. Currently he's working for the Lincoln Journal-Star as a cops reporter but in the past he also reported for the Norfolk Daily News in Norfolk, Nebraska on the city council and general assignment beat.
This undated photo provided by Sotheby's shows Jean-Michel Basquiat's Masterpiece "Untitled." Sotheby's said the sale of the artwork Thursday in Manhattan was an auction record for the artist. [Sotheby's via AP]NEW YORK — Joining the rarefied $100 million-plus club in a sales room punctuated by periodic gasps from the crowd, Jean-Michel Basquiat's powerful 1982 painting of a skull brought $110.5 million at Sotheby's, to become the sixth most expensive work ever sold at auction.
The statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee stands in Lee Circle in New Orleans in 2015. [Associated Press]The city of New Orleans will take down a prominent statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee today, completing the southern city's removal of four Confederate-related statues that some called divisive. Unlike the first three statues, city officials plan to take Lee's statue down during the day, with Mayor Mitch Landrieu planning a major speech in the afternoon to explain his reasoning.
Homeowners upset that city of St. Petersburgowns land under their docks, requires them to sign leaseST. PETERSBURG — More than a decade ago, Scott Willis got permits to extend and repair his dock and add a boat lift at his property. But several years ago, he and his neighbors were stunned to learn that their docks actually sit on city-owned waterfront parkland.