RIO DE JANEIRO (NBC/APTN) - Brazil's top samba schools kicked off their competition at Rio's famous carnival celebrations Monday night.
The Sambadrome was transformed into a riot of color and sound as the competition started.
Dancers in costumes adorned in feathers and sparkling glass swayed to the music.
Each samba school is judged by a jury.
The schools are then ranked at the end of the two-day competition.
The celebrities who attended the first day of competition included Hollywood actors Will Smith and Megan Fox.
This year, they will help 13 families in need buy toys, clothing and other items.
The man suspected in the RTA bus hub attack that led to another man's death has been released from the Montgomery County Jail pending further investigation.
Congressman Mike Turner, Chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, responded to Wednesday's Air Force’s announcement to begin reductions in force of both Airmen and civilian employees.
A Veterans Treatment Court opened Wednesday in Montgomery County designed to help veterans adjust and rebuild their lives after coming back from war.
After a third levy failure, students at Shawnee High School will no longer have bussing.