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St. John water staffers on leave

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 19:33
Two St. John the Baptist Parish employees accused of faking chlorine-level tests, which would have found the presence of a potentially dangerous amoeba in the parish water supply, have been suspended without pay following their indictment Monday on charges of malfeasance in office and maintaining false public records. Meanwhile, parish officials, with the help of a third-party consultant, have undertaken a rigorous treatment of the system for Water District No. 1 after the state Department…
Mayor Landrieu announces "Blueprint for Safety" to fight domestic violence
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 19:33
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced a new city initiative aimed at a more coordinated response to domestic abuse. It is called “New Orleans Blueprint for Safety” and involves everyone from 911 operators to people in the criminal justice system. "In the state of Louisiana, we have the fourth highest rate in the nation of women murdered by men,” Landrieu said before dozens attending the announcement at Gallier Hall. Last year, the…
Group rescues dog that survived eating twigs and rocks
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 19:33
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Some local animal lovers rushed a dog across at least six parishes and rescued him from certain death. Alex's image showed up on a website emaciated and sick. It was as enough to move workers at an uptown animal hospital to action. "How he is still alive at this point is pretty much a miracle," said Deanna Theis who is assistant director of the Southern Animal Foundation. She says that…
With new performance scores out, big decisions loom at many New Orleans schools
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 19:09
Both New Orleans public school systems remained stable in the first year of the new Common Core academic standards, according to 2013-14 report cards released Tuesday.
Pelicans’ Anderson gets a look at small forward
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 18:32
Ryan Anderson had gotten a look-see at small forward two weeks ago in practice, as Pelicans coach Monty Williams looked for answers to a lack of scoring at that position. The possibilities seemed very positive, with Anderson, a 6-foot-10 power forward, having some advantages over smaller players at the 3 position. He had led the team in scoring at 19.8 points per game last season before he had a season-ending neck injury. There were positive…
Balcony collapses in French Quarter; no injuries reported
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 18:32
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A third story balcony partially collapsed in the French Quarter on Tuesday afternoon. No one was injured, according to emergency medical workers. The collapse happened around 4:30 p.m. in the 800 block of Royal Street. Debris fell onto a second floor balcony, causing that to crumble to the ground. New Orleans firefighters said they are trying to stop a gas leak and a water leak. Nobody has been asked to…
For long-empty 'blight czar' position in Jefferson Parish, a deja vu appointment
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 18:09
Four months after the Jefferson Parish Council slammed the administration's pick for the job of "blight czar," calling the hiring process a sham that was
North shore family court judge hopeful broke judicial rules, committee says, but can still run for seat
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 18:09
A state Judicial Oversight Committee found Tuesday (Oct. 21) that Mandeville attorney Nanine McCool, who is seeking election to the 22nd Judicial District Div. L bench,
Bobby Jindal won't run for elected office again, unless he runs for president
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 18:09
Gov. Bobby Jindal said he won't run for elected office again after he is finished with the Louisiana governor's mansion -- unless, of course, he runs
Racing commission forces Churchill Downs to restore millions in purses
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 17:31
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Under a threat of low purses, the state racing commission Tuesday took action to prop up the quality of races at the Fair Grounds during the upcoming season. Members forced track owners to cough up $2.6 million, which they wanted to hold back due to pending litigation. It is the premiere horse race in Louisiana. But a cut in prize money, as proposed by Churchill Downs Inc., the Fair Grounds…
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