VENETIAN ISLES, LA (WVUE) - A church is Venetian Isles is finally back open after being nearly destroyed during Hurricane Katrina. The strength of generosity of St. Nicholas of Myra's parishioners, helped bring it back to life.
JEFFERSON PARISH, LA - Jefferson Parish has a new department with a new leader to attack the health risks and eyesores of code violations such as tall grass.
Catherine Toppel moved to Louisiana from South Bend, Indiana.
In less than two weeks, she was already on a mission.
"I've already driven around and found quite a few violations," Toppel said.
As the Jefferson Parish Director of Property Maintenance, Zoning and Quality of Life, she and her staff in the newly formed department will focus solely on fighting decay.
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Shreveport Police have located a vehicle they believe was involved in a double homicide in the Allendale neighborhood.
Patrol officers responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle parked near the intersection of Merwin and Hassett Avenue.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU has opened spring football practice with some players at new positions and a couple of regulars sitting out while recovering from offseason surgeries.
Senior defensive end Jermauria Rasco is recovering from shoulder procedures and junior safety Corey Thompson from knee surgery.
Coach Les Miles said after Saturday's opening practice that both could return before spring practice ends.
Those changing positions include: Jalen Mills moving from cornerback to safety; Kwon Alexander from strong side to weak side linebacker; Rob Bolden from quarterback to receiver; and Lamar Louis from middle to outside linebacker.
With a pair of Saints being told they will be given their walking papers Friday, former and possibly future Saint Malcolm Jenkins, currently a free agent, alluded that another Saint could be on the chopping block as well.
NEW YORK (AP) - Milwaukee Bucks guard O.J. Mayo has been suspended one game for punching New Orleans Pelicans center Greg Stiemsma in the throat.
The incident occurred with 1:52 remaining in the first quarter of Milwaukee's 112-104 loss to the Pelicans on Friday. Mayo got tied up with Stiemsma as he tried to get around a screen set by the big man.
Mayo was assessed a flagrant four 2 and ejected. He will serve the suspension Saturday night when the Bucks host the Washington Wizards.
KENNER, LA (WVUE) - A high-speed crash left one dead and one injured in an early morning car crash.
Police say 40-year-old James Isom from Metairie was driving at a high rate of speed down Clay Street in Kenner. As Isom reached the intersection of Clay and Airline Drive he ran the red light and his car flew into the air before flipping over and crashing into a utility pole.
Isom was pronounced dead on the scene, but the sole passenger in the vehicle was transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition.
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