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Council again muffles new sound ordinance muffled again

Thursday, 24 April 2014 22:30
Lengthy efforts to reach a compromise on New Orleans’ controversial sound ordinance suffered another reversal Thursday, with the latest draft revisions rejected by the City Council on a 3-3 vote after nearly three hours of debate and a slew of last-minute amendments. The vote leaves a major question mark over hopes for revising an ordinance that dates from 1956, and which all sides agree needs an overhaul. Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration still wants the law…
Heart of Louisiana: Chauvin Sculpture Garden
Thursday, 24 April 2014 22:17
CHAUVIN, LA (WVUE) - It may be one of the most unusual displays of art that you will find along any roadside in Louisiana. In the small bayou community of Chauvin, one man's personal showcase of concrete sculptures is now a public park. FOX 8's Dave McNamara takes us to Terrebonne Parish and the Chauvin Sculpture Garden in tonight's Heart of Louisiana. "He didn't like to explain the sculptures," said guide Rocky Mckeon, referring to…
Home School Saints
Thursday, 24 April 2014 22:17
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Prep football in Louisiana gets people fired up like almost nowhere else in the country. Where else can a driver purchase a personalized vanity license plate displaying one's high school loyalty? It's a short list. But, the story that's been flying under the radar is what's happening with home schoolers at the high school level. Saints spring football camp is underway. The coaches are grinding. The players are sweating and…
Pope's phone call stirs debate among N.O.-area Catholics
Thursday, 24 April 2014 22:17
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - At the Catholic Book Store on Carrollton, manager Anne Komly says many customers are interested in learning more about Pope Francis. "(The Pope is) spreading a good message of mercy and wanting to include everyone, even other religions," Komly said. A recent phone call from the Pope to a woman in Argentina - reportedly, to discuss her marriage - is raising many eyebrows. According to the woman's husband, the Pope…
Lee Zurik Investigation: Car dealer co-op fraud could draw federal investigators
Thursday, 24 April 2014 22:17
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The documents we obtained look like typical invoices. One appeared to be a perfectly legitimate invoice to a local car dealer for Google ads - the total cost was $3,500. That legitimate-looking invoice and the others we received are fakes. "It seems as if there's clearly fraud issues here," says FOX 8 legal analyst Joe Raspanti, basing his comment on a letter sent to us by the car dealer that…
Popular but treacherous shortcut sees dozens skip crosswalk daily
Thursday, 24 April 2014 22:15
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - One pedestrian said the temptation to avoid a busy Shreveport crosswalk and use a popular shortcut instead, overtakes dozens of people every day. For a grandmother and her grandson, taking the shortcut turned tragic Wednesday. The two were hit by a car on Kings Highway near Linwood Avenue and that grandmother Janette Johnson, 55, was pinned underneath a white Cadillac.
Local ministry group rolls out fundraiser for benefit of domestic violence center
Thursday, 24 April 2014 22:15
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A local church group is having an 80's theme skate party as the fundraiser for a luncheon which will be held for the Iris Domestic Violence Center. If you are looking to make a difference, the upcoming weekend may be a chance to get rolling for a good cause. The Beacon Light of Baton Rouge Greeter's Ministry holds an annual luncheon in an effort to assist in the fight against…
I-team: Classrooms of Fear
Thursday, 24 April 2014 22:15
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Some teachers say they're ready to call it quits all because of the way some of the children in their classrooms behave. Two East Baton Rouge public school teachers sat down with the I-team on the condition that their identities remain concealed. They say there are fights, physical and verbal threats to teachers and other students, and disruptive students keeping others from learning. They add the violence in the classrooms…
WBR Sheriff's office looking for snatch and grab suspect
Thursday, 24 April 2014 22:15
WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LA (WAFB) - The West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help in identifying a man who is responsible for several snatch and grabs from local service stations. The man is stealing cartons of cigarettes and running from the store. He has hit twice over the past few days. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 344-STOP. Copyright 2014 WAFB. All rights reserved.
Lafayette Sheriff's office need your help locating missing elderly woman
Thursday, 24 April 2014 22:15
Lafayette Parish, LA (WAFB) - Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Deputies are asking for help locating a 76-year-old resident who suffers from the onset of dementia. Hazel Hebert is a white female who is approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs about 140 pounds, has blue eyes and grey hair. She was last seen around 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24 and discovered missing around 5:30 p.m. Hebert may be driving a bronze 2009 four-door, Kia Optima with…
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