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Judge puts stop sign in front of new bike lane

Friday, 31 October 2014 20:53
A New Orleans judge has issued a temporary restraining order barring the city from creating a bike lane down Baronne Street in the Central Business District. The ruling, from interim Civil District Court Judge Lynn Luker, came after a group of business and property owners filed a lawsuit Friday aimed at derailing the city’s plans. The group’s legal challenge claims the bike lane will do “irreparable harm” to the people who own property and do…
Jim Henderson's web chat - Saints crush Carolina
Friday, 31 October 2014 20:37
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Well look who's back on top of the NFC South. After a rough one and three start, the Saints have clawed their way back to four and four, and for the Voice of the Saints Jim Henderson, their 28-10 was another example of a team heading in the right direction. "I think we all saw it coming,” he said. “The way they played against Detroit, and I think there's now…
Heart of Louisiana: The Hanging Jail
Friday, 31 October 2014 20:37
DERIDDER, LA (WVUE) - A building that is likely the most unique jailhouse in the state reaches a huge birthday this year - the old abandoned jail in Deridder is known as “the hanging jail” is turning 100 years old. FOX 8's Dave McNamara has that story from Beauregard Parish in tonight's Heart of Louisiana. The old building looks like a haunted mansion, but the bars on the windows reveal its true purpose. The three-story…
Hospital: Girl, 14, dies after Washington state school shooting
Friday, 31 October 2014 20:11
SEATTLE -- One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting has died, raising to four the number of fatalities from the moment
State judge rules law prohibiting levee authority's wetlands damage suit violates Louisiana constitution
Friday, 31 October 2014 20:11
A state judge in Baton Rouge late Friday (Oct. 31) ruled that a law passed by the 2014 Legislature to halt the east bank levee authority's
U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi's immediate release ordered by Mexican judge
Friday, 31 October 2014 20:11
SAN DIEGO -- A Mexican judge on Friday ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing
Louisiana's Constitutional Amendment No. 3 benefits New Orleans company, The Lens reports
Friday, 31 October 2014 20:11
Louisiana's Constitutional Amendment No. 3 would largely benefit Archon Information Systems, a New Orleans-based company that has contracts with several parishes to collect delinquent property taxes,
4 charged in N.O. bail bonds scheme
Friday, 31 October 2014 19:53
A long-running federal probe into an allegedly illegal bail-bonding scheme that funneled kickbacks to clerks at Orleans Parish Criminal District Court yielded a federal indictment Friday against the ex-bondsman who has stood at the center of the investigation, along with his son and two others. In a 53-page indictment, a federal grand jury accused perennial political candidate Rufus Johnson, his son James Johnson, ex-bondsman Perry Becnel and Josephine Spellman, a former employee of Rufus Johnson,…
‘Pill mill’ leaders to testify against ex-cop
Friday, 31 October 2014 19:53
Federal prosecutors have set their sights on a former New Orleans police officer charged of accepting envelopes of cash and sexual bribes to conceal the free-wheeling drug distribution of two local pain clinics that authorities have described as “pill mills.” Donald Nides, a 34-year veteran of NOPD who had been assigned to a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration task force, is set to stand trial Monday on a laundry list of felony charges, including conspiring to…
Motive remains unknown in fatal stabbing
Friday, 31 October 2014 19:53
Asfhar KashanifarIn a city where most killings are carried out by guns and often in public, this one was different. Asfhar Kashanifar’s life ended behind closed doors, inside his home in Lakeview, one of the city’s quieter neighborhoods. He died not from a bullet but from knife wounds. Detectives have theories about why he was killed but no solid motive yet, said Sgt. Nick Gernon, commander of the New Orleans Police Department’s Homicide Division.
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