Tuesday, 15 April 2014 07:02
Dave Fortier didn’t know what he was getting into at first. His wife and daughter had taken him along to see a visiting photographer in Newburyport, Mass., last summer without really explaining why. When they got there, his wife began to write something he couldn’t see across the side of his face, around an ear still ringing from an explosion that had left Fortier crumpled on the ground near the end of last year’s Boston…
Carrollton meeting held after spike in home invasions
Monday, 14 April 2014 23:03
Tania Dall / Eyewitness News Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @taniadall NEW ORLEANS -- The heavy rain didn't stop concerned citizens from showing up to an Uptown crime forum Monday night. The community meeting was sparked by a spike in home invasions and sexual assaults in the Carrollton neighborhood where residents want the NOPD to put an end to the disturbing trend. "Feel safe out at night or having kids play outside -- I don't think…
Crescent City Classic to see increased security, bag checks
Monday, 14 April 2014 23:03
Natalie Shepherd / Eyewitness News Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @NewsNatalie NEW ORLEANS -- When the 36th annual Crescent City Classic kicks off this Saturday morning, returning runners will remember the beautiful course from downtown to City Park from last year. But race director Eric Stuart said there are some big changes to this year's event. “Everyone has to be aware of it now, so you have to increase your police, you have to increase your…
Evans scores 41 points; Pelicans stun Thunder
Monday, 14 April 2014 23:03
The New Orleans Pelicans had a depleted lineup and an eight-game losing streak. Then Austin Rivers, the only point guard left on the roster, was ejected in the second quarter. No worries, Tyreke Evans took matters into his hands, scoring 41 points, and the Pelicans turned back the Thunder 101-89 on Monday at Smoothie King Center. “I went in there, congratulated them all. It’s a good way to end the season, and next year, we’re…
Pelicans waive Stiemsma
Monday, 14 April 2014 23:03
New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams said Monday that Greg Stiemsma was waived because he has injured knees and the team needed another able-bodied center for the final two games of the NBA regular season. The Pelicans signed journeyman Melvin Ely, who was at Monday morning’s shoot-around in preparation for the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Smoothie King Center. The Pelicans close the season against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday. “(Stiemsma) wasn’t…
Lawmakers want to put brakes on Common Core testing
Monday, 14 April 2014 23:03
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Cyclists seek increased public awareness of traffic laws
Monday, 14 April 2014 23:03
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - After an Atlanta firefighter was hit and killed in New Orleans last week while training for an Ironman triathlon, local cyclists admit they've been experiencing problems on area roadways for years. Now, they say they want the public to know they have the right to ride on almost every roadway. Standing by the area where Frank Guinn died, his widow Kimberly remembers the man she spent 16 years with. "He…
Dream voyage
Monday, 14 April 2014 22:01
The 3,646-passenger Carnival Dream, the largest-capacity year-round cruise ship to homeport at the Port of New Orleans, left Monday afternoon on its first six-day cruise from the Erato Street Cruise Terminal. The vessel will travel to Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico, and Roatan, Honduras, on its introductory trip. Beginning Sunday, the Carnival Dream will operate year-round, offering three itineraries to the western Caribbean. The ports of call include Montego Bay, Jamaica; Cozumel, Mexico; and Key…
Landrieu seeks tax increases to pay for consent decrees, pensions
Monday, 14 April 2014 22:01
Mayor Mitch Landrieu is facing a big budget squeeze. Courts have ruled that the city must pay millions of dollars to shore up New Orleans firefighters’ pension fund, upgrade the jail’s abominable conditions and reform the police force. So where is the mayor going to get the money? This story was originally published by The Lens, an independent, nonprofit newsroom serving New Orleans. Continue reading full story here.]]]]>]]>
Durant, James giving NBA a dymanic duo once again
Monday, 14 April 2014 22:01
Bird vs. Magic: The rivalry that saved the NBA. Hard to believe, but since then, the league has lacked having its top two players in their prime going at it to stir the attention of even the casual fan. Until now. With 26-year-old Kevin Durant about to supplant 29-year-old LeBron James as the league’s Most Valuable Player, and with the distinct possibility that Oklahoma City and Miami will meet in the Finals — San Antonio…