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Jefferson Parish School Board member won't seek re-election

Thursday, 24 April 2014 13:00
Pat Tovrea, part of the business-backed majority that took control of the Jefferson Parish School Board in 2011, said Thursday he will not run for a
Elderly couple killed, truck struck by train
Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:15
KEITHVILLE, La. (AP) — Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies say an elderly couple died in a truck-train accident. Deputies tell KSLA TV (http://bit.ly/1iRjjWi ) 85-year-old Wilson Evans and his wife, 79-year-old Kathleen Evans, died at the scene in Wednesday's crash near Keithville. Sheriff's office spokeswoman Cindy Chadwick says Wilson Evans drove around the crossing arms and his pickup was hit on the passenger side by a Union Pacific train. Chadwick says the couple lived nearby.
3 arrested after series of armed robberies in Lakeview Wednesday afternoon
Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:15
Three armed robberiesView larger map WWLTV.com Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @WWLTV NEW ORLEANS -- Three men riding in a green pickup truck drove around Lakeview and robbed three different people during a span of less than 10 minutes Wednesday, according to the NOPD. Police said that in each of the incidents an armed gunman approached the residents who were doing normal activities around their homes around 3:30 p.m. 22-year-old Jamal Bartley, 21-year-old Gerald Williams and…
St. Bernard President David Peralta bonds out of jail after being arrested for sexual assault
Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:15
CHALMETTE, LA (WVUE) - St. Bernard Parish President David Peralta walked into court alone Thursday morning, not commenting on what brought him there. A grand jury on Wednesday indicted Peralta on one count of sexual battery after listening to testimony from Peralta's estranged wife and several other people. A judge issued an arrest warrant on the count of sexual battery. Peralta's attorney, Steven London, said the parish president will be taken to jail, processed and…
President Obama trumps Louisiana lawmakers on sensible criminal justice reform: James Varney/links
Thursday, 24 April 2014 11:46
In the same week a Louisiana senate committee deep sixed reasonable legislation regarding pot possession, President Barack Obama is moving toward a more reasonable clemency system,
Holy Cross vote delayed by New Orleans City Council, again
Thursday, 24 April 2014 11:46
The New Orleans City Council on Thursday (April 24) again opted to delay voting on a proposed mixed-use development in the Lower 9th Ward's
NOPD: As many as 8 suspects in killing of Reserve couple
Thursday, 24 April 2014 11:15
The New Orleans Advocate Law enforcement authorities have arrested a man under investigation by New Orleans police in connection to the murders of Reserve couple Lakeitha and Kenneth Joseph. Frank Mike was arrested for interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle, confirmed Mary Beth Romig, an FBI spokeswoman. But an NOPD search warrant obtained from Criminal District Court noted that detectives were looking at Mike in connection with the investigation into how the Josephs died.
Teenager dies in hospital after Tuesday night shooting
Thursday, 24 April 2014 11:15
LAPLACE, LA (WVUE) - A LaPlace teenager that was shot in the back of the head Tuesday night has died. Residents discovered Calvin Edmond, 17, lying in the street after hearing several gunshots near the intersection of Yorktowne Dr. and Fairway Dr. The St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office said Edmond was taken to an area hospital suffering from a gunshot wound to the back of the head. He died Wednesday. This is the…
St. Bernard President turns himself in on sexual battery charge
Thursday, 24 April 2014 10:00
WWLTV.com Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @WWLTV ST. BERNARD PARISH, La. -- Parish President David Peralta turned himself into authorities a day after being indicted by a grand jury for sexual battery. Peralta offered no comment to a throng of reporters awaiting for him to arrive at St. Bernard Parish Courthouse. He was arrested and taken to St. Bernard Parish Prison to be booked. He is expected to bond out as early as Thursday morning.
St. Bernard President David Peralta sent to jail, bond set at $20,000
Thursday, 24 April 2014 10:00
CHALMETTE, LA (WVUE) - St. Bernard Parish President David Peralta walked into court alone Thursday morning, not commenting on what brought him there. A grand jury on Wednesday indicted Peralta on one count of sexual battery after listening to testimony from Peralta's estranged wife and several other people. A judge issued an arrest warrant on the count of sexual battery. Peralta's attorney, Steven London, said the parish president will be taken to jail, processed and…