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Pelicans end preseason with 4th straight win

Friday, 24 October 2014 01:20
BOSSIER CITY — The New Orleans Pelicans traveled to north Louisiana for their final preseason game against the Dallas Mavericks and came away with another win, their fourth straight, 88-85. More important than the win streak, however, was that New Orleans (5-2) answered some questions surrounding its rotation. There has been talk of a three-guard starting lineup of Jrue Holiday, Eric Gordon and Tyreke Evans, and coach Monty Williams started that trio Thursday night but…
8-year-old girl injured in shooting, man killed in Marrero
Thursday, 23 October 2014 23:14
MARRERO, LA (WVUE) - ?The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is on the scene of a fatal shooting that left one man dead and a girl wounded. The girl is eight years old. She was shot in the back, but her injuries appear to be non-life threatening, according to police. It happened in the 1100 block of Dimarco Drive in Marrero around 9 p.m. The man who was killed was 29 years old, according to the…
Rob Maness insists his campaign is surging
Thursday, 23 October 2014 23:14
NEW ORLEANS, LA. (WVUE) - Rob Maness worked the crowd last Saturday at the Crowley International Rice Festival. "The doctor's a nice guy," he told one group, referring to Republican frontrunner Bill Cassidy. "But we've go to have a warrior up there that's really gonna fight." Over a 32-year career in the air force, Maness rose from the lowest enlisted rank to full colonel. In a recent interview, he talked of a different mission, "to…
Slain teen was ‘natural leader’
Thursday, 23 October 2014 22:16
George CarterA 15-year-old killed this week in New Orleans is being remembered by those who knew him as a youth wise beyond his years. George Carter was found shot to death about 7 a.m. Tuesday in the 3500 block of Piety Street in the Desire area. The ninth-grader, the latest of several teenagers to be killed in the city this year, lived in the area, said Elizabeth Ostberg, principal of NET Charter High School, where…
Tammany candidate got tax break
Thursday, 23 October 2014 22:16
Roy Burns, one of four candidates running for St. Tammany Parish district attorney, likely saved thousands of dollars in property taxes by having homestead exemptions on two properties at once for more than a decade, an arrangement that Burns said was a mistake he eventually noticed himself and corrected several years ago. Under a homestead exemption, the first $75,000 in a home’s value is not subject to some property taxes. But Louisiana allows only one…
2nd La. man under Ebola monitoring
Thursday, 23 October 2014 22:16
State health officials are monitoring a New Orleans-area man for signs of the deadly Ebola virus, a state Department of Health and Hospitals spokeswoman said Thursday. The federal Centers for Disease Control alerted the state to the individual who had just returned from a visit to an Ebola-impacted country, DHH Communications Director Olivia Watkins said. “The individual is at low risk for Ebola, but we are monitoring him … out of an abundance of caution,”…
Inspector General wants "unannounced inspections" of NOPD body cameras
Thursday, 23 October 2014 22:13
NEW ORLEANS, (WVUE) - Quatrevaux has high hopes for the NOPD because of the implementation of body cameras. “I think it has the potential to reform the police department,” Quatrevaux said. “This applies equally to police officers and citizens: when the camera is on you, you behave differently. You know, you watch what you're doing.” Now, he said, there's a study to prove it. In a public letter to Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Quatrevaux pointed to…
2-4 Saints look to motivational cartoon to help turn the tide
Thursday, 23 October 2014 21:14
A new message hung from players’ lockers when the New Orleans Saints showed up to practice Thursday — a reminder, perhaps. It was a motivational cartoon depicting two men in dress shirts and ties carrying pickaxes in separate tunnels. The one on the bottom was slouched over with a glum expression on his face, holding his pickax over his right shoulder, and walking away from a thin barrier of mud separating him from a trove…
Old friends Lewis, Lacy to meet Sunday
Thursday, 23 October 2014 21:14
First, cornerback Keenan Lewis said hello from New Orleans. “That’s my guy,” Lewis, grinning, said of Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy on Thursday afternoon. Lewis, though, had more to say of Lacy, also a Westbank product in Greater New Orleans. Like most of the NFL, Lewis will be in no rush Sunday night to greet Lacy during one of his potential runs through the Saints secondary. The Saints (2-4) host Green Bay (5-2)…
FOX 8 Defenders: Famous N.O. street gets brighter
Thursday, 23 October 2014 21:11
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Several months after the FOX 8 Defenders found stretches of one of New Orleans' most famous streets in the dark, we get a progress report. "We're happy to pay our share, but when you pay almost $20,000 a year in property tax and we can't even get light bulbs, it's just very sad," explained Jean Davidson. Our interview with Davidson, a longtime St. Charles Avenue homeowner, was several months ago,…
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