Bush expecting bigger role

Friday, 19 September 2014 00:32
When the Saints matched a two-year, $4.5 million contract the Atlanta Falcons offered to Rafael Bush to prevent him from leaving in restricted free agency this offseason, virtually no one foresaw the New Orleans safety playing a paltry five defensive snaps come Week 2. But that’s exactly what happened with Bush in Sunday’s 26-24 Saints loss at Cleveland. Four days later, as they readied themselves to host the Vikings in Week 3, the Saints insisted…
Report: Deputies had run-in with accused cop shooter hours before attack
Thursday, 18 September 2014 23:02
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Gene Theriot says it was a nerve-wracking moment. On Tuesday, he went to the hospital to check on NOPD Officer Jonathan Smith, who was shot and severely injured early Sunday while working a paid detail outside Theriot's business, Gene's Po-Boys. "You know, you're walking down the hallway, you don't know what to expect," he said. "My nerves still were on edge and then when I turned and saw how [Smith]…
Jim Henderson's Black & Gold Breakdown: Vikings at Saints
Thursday, 18 September 2014 23:02
No longer are an NFL team's fortunes solely determined by what transpires every weekend on the field. But just as much or more so now by what may have occurred behind the doors of a locker-room, an elevator, a bedroom or a child's playroom - in season, out of season, recently or months or even years removed. Never in the NFL's history have social issues superseded box scores to this extent in determining the headlines…
Musician Shamarr Allen jailed for allegedly punching deputy
Thursday, 18 September 2014 23:02
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office arrested musician Shamarr Allen on Thursday and booked him with battery against a peace officer, according to an OPSO news release. The office said Allen, who was scheduled to perform at Jazz in the Park at Armstrong Park, punched Deputy Thomas Elder several times in the head. Allen is accused of striking Elder as Allen was trying to get relatives past a security post even…
Harahan City Council approves development agreement on former Colonial Golf and Country Club
Thursday, 18 September 2014 23:02
After reviewing 29 drafts over 11 months, the Harahan City Council voted in favor of a development agreement with the owners of the former Colonial Golf
Judge questioned over lack of disclosure
Thursday, 18 September 2014 22:29
April Curran says she wasn’t the kind of teenager who was regularly hauled into the office for disciplinary issues: As a 15-year-old honor student, she spent mornings at Fontainebleau High School near Mandeville and afternoons studying creative writing and visual arts at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. But in fall 2008, Curran broke a rule. She says she needed a feminine hygiene product, so she called her mother from her cellphone during lunch.…
White pushes tests to school leaders
Thursday, 18 September 2014 22:29
The controversial Common Core tests that students take in the spring will offer valuable state-to-state comparisons, state Superintendent of Education John White told local superintendents Thursday. The exams will come from a consortium called the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC. Whether to use the assessments has sparked controversy for months, and Gov. Bobby Jindal is trying to derail test plans pushed by his hand-picked state superintendent. However, a judge…
FOX 8 Defenders: Limo owner is a no show for court
Thursday, 18 September 2014 22:01
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The Louisiana Public Service Commission called several witnesses to testify against AAA Louisiana Limo, a Marrero company doing business as Louisiana Limousine, Inc. The PSC order cites alleged violations the FOX 8 Defenders uncovered in an ongoing investigation since May. The state agency charged with licensing limos and limo buses tells FOX 8, no one appeared to represent AAA Louisiana Limo. In our series of investigative reports, we uncovered 34-year-old…
Sole survivor of 1972 Rault Center fire passes away
Thursday, 18 September 2014 22:01
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The sole survivor of the Rault Center fire in New Orleans has passed away. Family members tell FOX 8 that Natalie Smith died after a battle with COPD. She was 81. Nov. 29 marks 42 years since flames tore through the downtown high rise. On the 15th floor, Smith was one of five women trapped inside a beauty salon. New Orleanians watched on live television as each of them jumped…
FOX 8 Investigates: Water bills shock residents as St. John works to eradicates deadly amoeba
Thursday, 18 September 2014 22:01
RESERVE, LA (WVUE) - On Thursday, Reserve residents said they're being charged more for their water after a deadly amoeba was found in the parish's water system a few weeks ago. The first round of bills since St. John went into "crisis mode" went out to Reserve residents this week. "My bill has never been that much, what it is now," said Olivia Gordon. A 50 percent increase in Gordon's water bill was not something…
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