Prescription drug take-back day set in St. Bernard

Saturday, 19 April 2014 21:01
The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office will hold an event where residents can turn in old prescription drugs such as painkillers to keep them from falling into the wrong hands. The Drug Take-Back Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the sheriff’s substation at 5429 Paris Road. The event is aimed at preventing the abuse of unneeded or old drugs, especially painkillers. “Don’t let young people get hooked on pills…
ArtWorks $6.2M building sale complete
Saturday, 19 April 2014 21:01
The plan to turn the failed Louisiana ArtWorks complex near Lee Circle into a high-end cooking school took a step closer to reality this week when the building’s sale went through. The New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute paid the city of New Orleans $6.2 million for the abandoned structure, two months after winning the right to redevelop the site at Howard Avenue and Carondelet Street. This story was originally published by The Lens, an…
BP oil spill, 4 years later
Saturday, 19 April 2014 20:01
Ronnie Dufrene never cared much for coffee. That is, until the Lafitte native mostly lost his sense of smell after spending months working on the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster response. Now, the waft of a fresh brew is one of the few scents he can pick up. “Every now and then, I get a faint whiff of something,” said Dufrene, 55, a shrimper. “I can smell coffee, and that makes me crave it. I’d rather…
NOPD: Man wanted for committing simple robbery in French Quarter
Saturday, 19 April 2014 20:00
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -- New Orleans Police Detectives are searching for a man who committed a simple robbery in the French Quarter. The incident occurred Saturday at 3:30 a.m. in the 1200 block of Chartres Street. According to police, the victim was walking within the block when he was approached by an unknown African-American man. The man punched the victim, knocking him to the ground. The man then tried to take the victim's wallet…
New Orleans Police searching for missing 21-year-old
Saturday, 19 April 2014 18:45
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25,000 race through city
Saturday, 19 April 2014 16:45
NEW ORLEANS - Nearly 25,000 people ran, walked and strolled through the city Saturday morning in the Crescent City Classic. For the overwhelming majority of the people in the race, personal-best times were on their mind, but among the competitive racers, Leonard Patrick Komon of Kenya topped the men's field with a time of 27:43. The women's winner was Risper Gesabwa with a time of 31:42. Among local runners, the top finisher among the men…
Fewer New Orleans murders so far in 2014
Saturday, 19 April 2014 16:45
Related:New Orleans Murder Map NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Data compiled by a New Orleans newspaper shows the city's 2014 murder count was 38 as of Friday. The figure reported by The New Orleans Advocate (http://bit.ly/1r7H5xZ ) is a 21 percent decrease from the 48 murders in the city by the same point last year. The total for all of last year, 156, was the lowest since 1985.
Potential robber dies after getting stuck in oven vent
Saturday, 19 April 2014 15:30
MARRERO, LA (WVUE) - A man who may have been attempting to rob a store in Marrero died after getting stuck in the vents. Jefferson Parish Police responded to a 911 call at Greg's Food Mart on Westwood Drive after the owner came to work to find a man's legs dangling from an oven vent in the kitchen. According to Sheriff Newell Norman, investigators determined the man appeared to be breaking in to the building…
S.C. mayor accused of firing first female police chief because she's gay
Saturday, 19 April 2014 13:45
The mayor of a South Carolina town is under fire after he terminated its first female police chief, according to a local television station. Former Chief
NBA playoffs looking more wide-open than expected
Saturday, 19 April 2014 13:17
MIAMI: Before the season started, a poll suggested that the Miami Heat were the overwhelming favorite to win the NBA title, collecting a whopping 76 percent of ballots cast. The voters weren’t some know-nothings, either. No, this was a polling of NBA general managers. Things seem quite a bit different now. The Heat don’t seem like locks for a third straight title anymore.