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Deputy shoots, kills man

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 22:31
HAMMOND —A deputy shot and killed a man Tuesday near Hammond in what started as a report of a domestic disturbance, authorities said. Michael C. Nichols Jr., 48, was found holding a knife and standing over his injured 70-year-old mother, Barbara J. Nichols, inside a home in the 42200 block of Deborah Drive when Tangipahoa Parish sheriff’s deputies arrived about 12:35 p.m., said Trooper Greg Marchand, a spokesman for State Police. Michael Nichols was shot…
Kitchen tax won’t see second try
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 22:31
St. James Parish President Timmy Roussel has no plans to put a tax proposal back on the ballot to build a kitchen for parish social service programs unless the public asks for one after a similar tax failed by one vote April 5. The proposed Nutrition Kitchen would have supplied food to children in Head Start and other parish programs for the elderly and the developmental disabled. The proposed 10-year, 1.25-mill property tax failed 538-539,…
La. oil cleanup status upgraded
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 22:31
The active search for Deepwater Horizon oil along the Gulf Coast ended Tuesday, when the final three miles of shoreline in Louisiana were removed from active cleanup status, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Florida, Alabama and Mississippi were taken off active response in June. The final three miles in Louisiana will join 4,375 miles across the Gulf Coast that have moved into what the U.S. Coast Guard calls a “middle response.” Middle response means…
School district employees get raise
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 22:31
GONZALES — The Ascension Parish School Board approved a 3 percent pay raise Tuesday for all school district employees, the first permanent raise since 2008. “We have such a committed and excellent group of employees,” Superintendent Patrice Pujol said before the board voted. “It’s certainly less than they deserve, but we certainly recommend they get a permanent pay raise.” After the vote approving the raise, School Board President Troy Gautreau said that pay was one…
Boston police destroy 2 backpacks at marathon site
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 22:30
BOSTON (AP) — Police have blown up two unattended backpacks found near the Boston Marathon's finish line. They say they've taken a man into custody in connection with them. Police spokesman Dave Estrada says the backpacks were discovered Tuesday evening, a year after two bombs in backpacks exploded at the end of the marathon and killed three people. Police say the bomb squad detonated the two backpacks found Tuesday as a precaution. Police have kept…
N.O. asks legislature to allow voters to decide on three new tax hikes
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 22:30
Monica Hernandez / Eyewitness News Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @mhernandezwwl NEW ORLEANS - With the number of police officers at a historic low, city officials agree, New Orleans needs more cops on the streets. But courts have decided that the city is also on the hook to pay millions of dollars to support the firefighters pension fund, as well as pay for two federal consent decrees to improve the jail and police department.
Skateboarding limits rejected
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 22:30
The myth of the apathetic skateboarder was put to rest Tuesday night in Covington as several dozen hobbyists and their supporters gathered to express their opposition to a proposed ordinance that would have made riding a skateboard within Covington’s historic district a crime punishable by a fine and seizure of the board. “This was awesome, from the community,” skateboarder Quinton Dragg said, gesturing at the people clustered outside the City Council chamber after the council…
Schwertz withdraws from runoff
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 22:30
Businessman Bill Schwertz announced Tuesday that he is dropping out of the race for an at-large seat on the Kenner City Council, saying he could not overcome the “unfair advantage and system of influence” that benefited his opponent, former Kenner Police Department official Mike Sigur. Schwertz’s withdrawal means Sigur, thought to be an ally of Mayor Mike Yenni, will take a seat on the council. It also means no council races remain to be settled…
NOPD investigates double shooting in the 7th Ward
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 22:30
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Police responded to a double shooting Tuesday night in the 7th Ward. At about 8:30 p.m., responding officers found two men shot inside a car near the corner of New Orleans and Hope streets. Both victims were taken to the hospital in critical condition. No further information was immediately available. Copyright 2014 WVUE. All rights reserved.
RTA wants to build transit hub in downtown New Orleans
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 22:30
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The Regional Transit Authority wants to build a massive transit hub in downtown New Orleans to ease the commute for thousands of public transportation riders. The announcement comes as a non-profit highlights the struggles that many riders face. The five thousand to seven thousand bus riders who passed through or near the intersection of Tulane Avenue and Elk Place Tuesday were greeted with a welcome sight: 200 folding chairs lined…
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