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Metro Council agrees to lawsuit settlement, approves 3 annexation requests

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 17:24
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The East Baton Rouge Metro Council agreed to settle with Kim McCants in the amount of $35,000. She is the woman who was at the center of an investigation into former police chief Dewayne White. McCants filed a federal suit saying her phone messages were made public in that investigation as a way to embarrass and intimidate the parties involved. A judge did rule they should not be made public.…
2014 is most expensive non-presidential election ever says report by group following campaign spending
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 17:24
WASHINGTON -- The Center for Responsive Politics (CRP) is projecting that $4 billion will be spent on this year's congressional elections -- making it the most
Canadian Parliament attack: 2 dead in shootings
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 17:24
Police say a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial has been shot by an unknown gunman. Witnesses said the gunman entered Parliament and shots
New Orleans judge not alone in upholding gay marriage ban after Puerto Rico judge follows suit
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 17:24
U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman is no longer the only federal judge to uphold a gay marriage ban following the landmark Supreme Court ruling striking the
Police investigating fatal shooting in Lakeview
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 16:49
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - New Orleans Homicide Detectives are on the scene of a fatal shooting in the Lakeview neighborhood. The incident occurred Wednesday around 4 p.m. in the 6300 block of Pontchartrain Boulevard. We will have more information on this incident as soon as it becomes available. Citizens with information about this crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP(7867) or Text your crime tip to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637), Text TELLCS…
NOPD believes recruiting push is paying off
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 16:49
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The New Orleans Police Department believes its recruitment efforts are paying off. NOPD Chief Michael Harrison spoke to the city council about the department's efforts. NOPD officials said they have hired 59 recruits so far this year and a couple dozen more are expected to graduate next month. Officials said they are getting more qualified applicants and with the launching of the online application site, they have received more than…
Damaged French Quarter building completely collapses
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 16:49
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A third story balcony partially collapsed in the French Quarter on Tuesday afternoon. No one was injured, according to emergency medical workers. The collapse happened around 4:30 p.m. in the 800 block of Royal Street. Debris fell onto a second floor balcony, causing that to crumble to the ground. New Orleans firefighters said they are trying to stop a gas leak and a water leak. Nobody has been asked to…
Two dead in shooting attack at Canada’s Parliament
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 16:48
Updated at 1:40 p.m. — OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the country's capital was shot to death Wednesday, and gunfire then erupted inside Parliament, authorities said. One gunman was killed, and police said they were searching for as many as two others. People fled Parliament by scrambling down scaffolding erected for renovations, while others took cover inside as police with rifles and body armor took up…
Other party-no party register gains in voter rolls
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 16:48
Louisiana’s voter rolls jumped by nearly 36,000 in the last two months of the registration period leading up to the Nov. 4 election, with more than half of the new voters opting for neither Democrat nor Republican designation, according to registration statistics released Wednesday. State election data also shows there were twice as many black registrants as there were white and other races combined during the period. Secretary of State Tom Schedler’s office Wednesday certified…
Amendment No. 8 preserves reef money for its purpose: A letter to the editor
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 16:23
If you love saltwater fishing in Louisiana, you have probably fished an artificial reef. Whether you enjoy fishing or just care about fish habitat in Louisiana,
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