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'Mow to Own' program is city's newest proposal to combat blight

Thursday, 24 July 2014 21:14
NEW ORLEANS, (WVUE) - The city's newest idea to combat the extreme blight problem in New Orleans would take some sweat, dedicated neighbors and lawn mowers. The "Mow to Own" proposal would allow neighbors to buy a property at a steeply discounted rate after taking care of it for at least a year. Council member LaToya Cantrell is proposing the ordinance. Her office sent this statement describing the program: "The Mow to Own program is…
Junior Galette knows sky is the limit for his talents
Thursday, 24 July 2014 20:13
Lyons Yellin / Eyewitness News Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @wwltvsports NEW ORLEANS -- It’s not hard to get to know Junior Galette. Whether through his numerous personal appearances around New Orleans or his active social media offerings, the affable, upbeat and loquacious Haitian-born Saints linebacker actually makes it quite easy. Remarkably self-confident, with nary a shred of arrogance, Galette holds nothing back, not off the field nor on it. And after a breakout season in…
Prosecutors allege ex-deputy plotted perfect murder
Thursday, 24 July 2014 20:13
Five years before Albert Bloch went missing in 2007, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office Deputy Mark Hebert was chatting at Webster’s, an all-night diner in Metairie. The topic: how to get away with murder. “He said, ‘If you put the body on a fresh grave’ ” and cover it back up with the dirt, no one would ever find it, Susanne Walker testified Thursday. “I thought, ‘Wow, it probably could work.’ ” Bloch may be 4…
Strong start to Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo
Thursday, 24 July 2014 20:12
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Payton: New training camp site 'pretty amazing'
Thursday, 24 July 2014 20:12
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - Saints coach Sean Payton says the new training camp setup at the Greenbrier resort is "pretty amazing," and that a change in environment should be a good thing. Payton, speaking after the team reported for camp on Thursday, says he's also pleased the list of players not healthy enough to participate in Friday's first practice is a short one. Payton declined to specifically address safety Jairus Byrd's rehabilitation from…
Action Report: Collapsing wall of blighted house scares neighbors
Thursday, 24 July 2014 19:12
Bill Capo / Eyewitness News Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @billcapo NEW ORLEANS -- It is an alarming sight, a large section of the side wall of the Broadmoor house has collapsed. Neighbors are frightened. "It's unbelievably dangerous," said Jerry Kelly, a contractor who owns the apartment building across the street. "It's a fire hazard. It's a safety hazard for the citizens of the community." "It's just dangerous that it could come down," said Jason DuMouchel,…
Drowned teens family turns to community for help with funeral
Thursday, 24 July 2014 19:12
Ashley Rodrigue / Eyewitness News Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @ashleyrwwl PONCHATOULA, La. -- It's hard for friends and family not to smile and laugh when thinking of 17-year-old Chaston Brown. "Chaston was a sweet person. Cheerful, liked to laugh and play," said grandmother Mary Lee Moore. But it's also not hard to lose that smile this week after the athletic junior-to-be at Ponchatoula High drowned while on vacation in Gulf Shores. "Really, right now we…
Restaurant workers say stagnant wages to blame for shortage of skilled workers
Thursday, 24 July 2014 19:12
NEW ORLEANS - Leaders in the local restaurant industry say there are not enough skilled workers to keep up with the growing demand, and workers in the industry say stagnant wages are to blame. Blair Kolb knows his way around the kitchen, but for the first time in 31 years he is trying something new. "It's hard," says Blair Kolb, a former pastry chef at an Emeril's restaurant. "It was really a struggle because I…
Prosecutors say ex Jeff deputy plotted the perfect murder
Thursday, 24 July 2014 19:12
Five years before Albert Bloch went missing in 2007, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office Deputy Mark Hebert was chatting at Webster’s, an all-night diner in Metairie. The topic: how to get away with murder. “He said, ‘If you put the body on a fresh grave’ ” and cover it back up with the dirt, no one would ever find it, Susanne Walker testified Thursday. “I thought, ‘Wow, it probably could work.’ ” Bloch may be 4…
Gusman ignores IG’s request to open closed-door selection process
Thursday, 24 July 2014 19:12
The city’s inspector general blasted Sheriff Marlin Gusman on Thursday for conducting the public’s business behind closed doors, urging him to let outsiders observe the selection process for a multimillion-dollar contract that will be awarded to an outside firm to provide medical and mental-health care to inmates at Orleans Parish Prison. But Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux’s last-minute letter to the sheriff appeared to have no effect on a meeting held Thursday morning at Gusman’s new…
 

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