Ronald Powell

Monday, 28 July 2014 20:37
A few minutes with ... Ronald Powell The Saints’ rookie outside linebacker and fifth-round draft choice reflects on his NFL transition, his football idol and his beard: The Advocate: What is the transition from college football to the NFL like? Does it compare to moving from middle school to high school? Does it compare to moving from high school to college? Ronald Powell: As far as being the young guy, the small guy on campus,…
Councilman to testify on jail contraband
Monday, 28 July 2014 20:37
At a New Orleans City Council committee hearing last week, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro ladled warm praise on criminal defense attorney Jason Williams, saying he was delighted the recently elected at-large councilman has taken a career detour. “We’d much rather see you sitting over there than on the opposite side of the courtroom,” Cannizzaro said. “Visit in my office, not the courthouse.” But prosecutors with Cannizzaro’s office have called on Williams to return to the…
10 indicted in credit card fraud scheme
Monday, 28 July 2014 20:37
An Orleans Parish grand jury has indicted 10 people on racketeering charges in an identity theft and counterfeit credit card scheme involving a group of New Yorkers who received tens of thousands of dollars in allegedly fraudulent cash advances from Harrah’s New Orleans Casino. The alleged ringleader, Jorge Cesar Mejia, 30, of the Bronx, New York, remains at large, accused of using stolen account numbers to forge credit cards used by his co-defendants during various…
Sentencing delayed in burned body case
Monday, 28 July 2014 20:37
A federal judge Monday postponed until next month the resentencing of Gregory McRae, a former New Orleans police officer convicted of igniting Henry Glover’s corpse in the days after Hurricane Katrina. McRae had been scheduled to appear in court Tuesday to learn his new punishment, but U.S. District Judge Lance Africk rescheduled the hearing for Aug. 15. A brief order announcing the new date did not explain the delay. McRae’s defense attorney, Mike Fawer, said…
North Carolina Republican says Obamacare opponents are letting people die to make point: Jarvis DeBerry
Monday, 28 July 2014 19:38
I believe that every state in our country should have taken the opportunity provided by the Affordable Care Act and expanded its Medicaid rolls to help
Dabney gets 50 years in shooting at police officers
Monday, 28 July 2014 19:37
Michael Dabney sat in an Orleans Parish courtroom Monday, smiling and chatting quietly with family members during the last few minutes of face time after a judge sentenced him to 50 years in prison for shooting New Orleans police Officer Troy Pichon in the thigh on a Central City street in October. A jury convicted Dabney on one count of attempted first-degree murder July 16 after a three-day trial. The jury also convicted him of…
Butler working his way back
Monday, 28 July 2014 19:37
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Once the offseason leader of a new-look Saints defense, outside linebacker Victor Butler is now competing against himself. Can I play a wreckless style of football — the style which got me to the NFL — without reinjuring my left knee? I’m worried that a cut block might send me back to the doctor. Even end my career. I don’t want to go back to rehab. These mental obstacles, and…
JP officials explain why streets in good shape being repaved
Monday, 28 July 2014 19:28
Meg Farris / Eyewitness News Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @megfarriswwl METAIRIE, La. -- It's the tale of two parishes. In Orleans, people say, "Fix my streets," while in Jefferson they say, "Why are you fixing my street?" After our first story ran on the FEMA flood repaving program, Eyewitness News heard from several viewers who said their streets did not need repaving. Now the parish answers your questions, saying the program will save local tax…
Saints WR Nick Toon hoping patience pays off
Monday, 28 July 2014 19:28
Lyons Yellin / WWLTV.com Sports Reporter Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @wwltvsports Follow @LyonsYellinTweet to @LyonsYellin WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. — As the son of former New York Jets All Pro wide receiver Al Toon, he’s got an NFL pedigree. Check. At 6-foot-4, 218 pounds, he’s got size and certainly looks the part. Check, check. On paper and with the eye test, New Orleans wide receiver Nick Toon seemingly possesses all the traits to make…
Drowning draws attention to dangerous rip currents
Monday, 28 July 2014 19:27
PONCHATOULA, LA (WVUE) - The tragic drowning of a Ponchatoula teen draws attention to the dangers of a day at the beach. The first day of school is fast approaching, but students in the small town had an unwelcomed early reunion. "Chaston, me and him were like a best friend, brother type friendship," Tyler Miller said. "We were always together. Did everything together." Hundreds of people filled Stillwater Baptist church for Chaston Brown's funeral service.

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