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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A US Marshal is dead and a suspect wanted in a double murder was hospitalized Tuesday morning after a shootout in the Scotlandville area of Baton Rouge. United States Attorney Walt Green announced 31-year-old Jamie D. Croom has been charged with the murder of Deputy United States Marshal Josie Wells.

Officials with the US Marshals Office say Wells was a part of a task force serving an arrest warrant.

Published in Baton Rouge News
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Many in Louisiana are anxiously awaiting the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on federal subsidies tied to the Affordable Care Act. And some said if justices side with those fighting to cripple the law, the impact in Louisiana will be catastrophic.

Opponents of the law want the high court to bar people living in states that do not have their own health insurance exchanges or marketplaces barred from getting the subsidies in the future.

HISTORIC BARS

What's your favorite historic bar? The National Trust for Historic Preservation wants to know.

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The organization is launching a March Madness-inspired bracket of 32 historic bars, including tiki bars, taverns, cocktail lounges, beer gardens, sports bars and dive bars. The public is invited to vote for favorites in four weekly matchups — from the initial 32 to a Sweet Sixteen, Elite Eight and Final Four — to determine which will advance to the next round.

Published in US NEWS
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

Two women were carjacked by a group of three men in New Orleans East.

The incident happened around 2:20 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of Bundy Road and Dwyer Road.

The two women, ages 31 and 33, were sitting in their vehicle when they were approached by three men, police say.

Officers say one of the victims wore a ski mask and was armed with a firearm. The suspect pointed the gun at the women, demanding them to “give it up,” according to New Orleans police.

Published in New Orleans News
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

A state legislative audit finds that the Racing Commission lacks sufficient regulations and processes to ensure tracks for horse racing comply with health, safety and welfare standards.

Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera released the report early Monday morning.

The report states that the commission's regulations on health, safety and welfare at tracks “do not require the presence of an equine ambulance at races, inside and outside rails at the tracks, backup lighting systems, safety requirements for the surface of the racetrack, or adequate drainage systems for the track, all of which affect the health, safety and welfare of horses and the public at racetracks.

Published in New Orleans News
Man dead in New Orleans East shooting
Monday, 09 March 2015 08:59
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

Police are investigating a fatal shooting in the Little Woods neighborhood of New Orleans East.

The shooting happened Monday morning in the 8000 block of Vanderkloot Avenue.

Officers say that a male victim was shot in the body.

Additional details are unknown at this time. FOX 8 will update the story as details become available.

Copyright 2015 WVUE. All rights reserved.

Published in New Orleans News
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

An arraignment is scheduled Monday for a former Orleans Parish School Board member charged with conspiracy to commit bribery and honest services wire fraud.

He was a member of the Orleans Parish School Board who also served as police chief for Southern University of New Orleans. Ira Thomas, 56, resigned from both positions on Friday after the federal charges were announced, according to a SUNO spokeswoman and an OPSB spokesman.

Beginning in September 2013, Thomas and several others participated in the scheme, according to U.S.

Published in New Orleans News
Woman, 21, shot in Central City
Monday, 09 March 2015 05:58
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

A 21-year-old woman was shot in Central City late Sunday night.

The shooting happened just before midnight Sunday in the 1800 block of South Liberty Street.

Officers say that a 21-year-old female victim was shot in the shoulder. She arrived at the hospital via private conveyance, police say.

New Orleans police have not named a suspect or a motive in the case.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

Published in New Orleans News
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

High pressure over the eastern half of the country kept us under blue sky and sunshine for most of the weekend. The high's eastward progression also turned winds more to the east allowing for slightly warmer temperatures and slightly higher surface dew points.

The moisture column is deepening from the upper levels as well with a large upper low to our west dragging moisture up across Mexico from the Pacific.

Published in New Orleans News
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