Meth lab forces residents to flee

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 18:57
NEW IBERIA — A call to police about a domestic disturbance in New Iberia led to a late-night evacuation of four homes after the discovery of a methamphetamine lab in the 600 block of McDonald Street, officials said. Iberia Parish sheriff’s Lt. Richard Fleming said in a statement that deputies found the suspected lab inside a house after responding to the disturbance call at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. “The occupants of the residence were evacuated, along…
Closing arguments expected Thursday in Brusly High football player murder trial
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 18:11
PORT ALLEN, LA (WAFB) - The state and defense rested its case in the trial of a man accused of killing a Brusly high school football player Wednesday. Closing arguments will take place Thursday morning. Marcus Richardson is facing a charge of second-degree murder for the May 2012 shooting death of Justin Warner, 18. Prosecutor Tony Clayton introduced a video of Richardson confessing to shooting Warner. However, defense attorney Tommy Damico insists that it was…
Mike the Tiger celebrating 9th birthday
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 18:11
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Happy Ninth Birthday to Mike the Tiger. Tigers don’t really like birthday cake so his party was a quiet one. But Mike had a ball and cool water on a hot day so he seemed happy. Children were excited when they heard the tiger was celebrating a birthday. In honor of Mike's birthday, LSU released some fun facts. After Mike rides around the stadium in his trailer at home games,…
Dow Chemical’s quarterly adjusted profit climbs, revenue rises
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 17:57
MIDLAND, Mich. — Dow Chemical’s second-quarter net income slid 62 percent from a prior-year period that benefited from a $2.16 billion payment related to a scrapped joint venture. But Dow’s adjusted profit and revenue topped analysts’ estimates. The stock climbed in pre-market trading on Wednesday. The specialty chemical company’s earnings after preferred stock dividends dropped to $882 million, or 73 cents per share, from $2.34 billion, or $1.87 per share, a year ago. A year…
Casino employment, tax revenues increase in La.
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 17:57
While the number of people working in Louisiana’s commercial casinos increased from 2012 to 2013 and taxes paid to state and local governments also went up, a new report noted that employee wages, benefits and tips dropped during that time. According to the American Gaming Association, the number of permanent full-time workers in the state’s 19 casinos rose to 15,706 in 2013 from 15,061, a 4.3 percent increase. This includes employees at the 14 riverboat…
Report ranks N.O. fourth worldwide in flood loss risk
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 17:57
Annual flood loss projections are dire for New Orleans, which ranks fourth in the world behind only two other U.S. cities and a city in China, if the nation doesn’t do a better job of managing the risk associated with living near the coast, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Research Council. “There just hasn’t been enough central leadership,” said Richard Luettich Jr., a professor of marine sciences at the University of…
Confession video shown during Brusly High teen murder trial
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 17:09
PORT ALLEN, LA (WAFB) - The man accused of killing a high school student was in court again Wednesday, as the prosecution began to present evidence in the case. Marcus Richardson is facing a charge of second-degree murder for the May 2012 shooting death of Justin Warner, 18, who was a Brusly High School football player. Prosecutor Tony Clayton introduced a video of Richardson confessing to shooting Warner. However, defense attorney Tommy Damico insists that…
Continued issues following apartment fire delay residents return
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 17:09
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Continued issues regarding security and safety following an apartment fire will prevent many residents from returning home. In response to this, the Red Cross is opening a temporary shelter Wednesday night. “Based on the residents’ evolving needs, the Red Cross will be there through the evening to meet them,” Nancy Malone, American Red Cross, said. “Residents who need shelter must arrive to the BREC Park at 4100 North Street by…
Awarded a Pell Grant? Better double-check
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 16:56
WASHINGTON (AP) — Potentially tens of thousands of students awarded a Pell Grant or other need-based federal aid for the coming school year could find it taken away because of a mistake in filling out the form. The mistake primarily stems from an online form change to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, made Jan. 1 that expanded the field to enter income. Many applicants unnecessarily entered a decimal point and cents…
Former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu put on PUP list
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 16:08
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu and nose tackle Alamdea Ta'Amu will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list as they recover from last season's injuries. Considered a risky pick after his legal troubles at LSU, Mathieu rehabilitated his image with a superb rookie season after the Cardinals drafted him in the third round. Mathieu's season ended in early December when he tore two knee ligaments while returning a…
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