Mass, second line Aug. 2 for jazzman Ferbos

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:43
Funeral services will be held Aug. 1 and 2 for jazz musician Lionel Ferbos, the New Orleans trumpeter and singer who died July 19 at 103. Public viewing is 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 1 at Charbonnet Labat Funeral Home, 1615 St. Philip St. Musical and family tributes will begin at 7 p.m. On Aug. 2, visitation is 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2022 St. Bernard Ave. Musical and…
Social Seduction: Man lured to house by woman, carjacked, police say
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:44
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - New Orleans detectives are investigating an armed carjacking that occurred in the Seventh Ward. The incident happened Wednesday around 4:00 a.m. in the 2200 block of St. Anthony Street. Police say that the victim met a woman, known as "Ali W" through a social media site, known as "Tagged," and arranged to meet her in person. As he drove into the 2200 block of St. Anthony Street, he saw the…
Dow Chemical’s quartlery adjusted profit climbs, revenue rises
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:43
MIDLAND, Mich. — Dow Chemical’s second-quarter net income slid 62 percent from a prior-year period that benefited from a $2.16 billion payment related to a scrapped joint venture. But Dow’s adjusted profit and revenue topped analysts’ estimates. The stock climbed in premarket trading on Wednesday. The specialty chemical company’s earnings after preferred stock dividends dropped to $882 million, or 73 cents per share, from $2.34 billion, or $1.87 per share, a year ago. A year…
Get paid for posts? Social networking’s new twist
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:43
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared —except the money those posts produce. At least two services are trying to change that. Bubblews, a social network that came out of out of an extended test phase last week, pays users for posts that attract traffic and advertisers. Another company, Bonzo Me, has been doing something similar since early July. “I…
Robot parking valet creates stress-free travel
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:43
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Good policy for Cassidy to reject continuing Ex-Im Bank
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:03
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Prosecution introduces confession video in trial of man charged in Brusly High student's death
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:03
PORT ALLEN, LA (WAFB) - The man accused of killing a high school student was in court again Wednesday, as the prosecution began to present evidence in the case. Marcus Richardson is facing a charge of second-degree murder for the May 2012 shooting death of Justin Warner, 18, who was a Brusly High School football player. Prosecutor Tony Clayton introduced a video of Richardson confessing to shooting Warner. However, defense attorney Tommy Damico insists that…
Metro Council set to vote on 'Fairness Ordinance'
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:03
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The East Baton Rouge Metro Council will vote Wednesday night on Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle's proposed "fairness ordinance,” but with strong opinions for and against, it's unclear if it will get the votes needed to pass. Marcelle's proposal would make it illegal in Baton Rouge to discriminate against veterans, seniors and members of the gay and lesbian community, when it comes to housing, employment and public accommodations. Opponents of the…
Police arrest suspect in Prescott Road shooting
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:03
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A man wanted in connection with a shooting that left another man fighting for his life is now behind bars. The Baton Rouge Police Department said Jonathan Foster, 25, is charged with attempted second-degree murder. His bond was set at $80,000 Authorities said the shooting happened on Prescott Road, north of Howell Park on July 13. Police said the victim and Foster had been involved in a previous argument. Foster…
5 things to know about feral hogs and the West Bank levee authority's eradication efforts
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:01
A strategy to manage feral hogs eating through the West Bank's flood protection system is on the agenda Wednesday (July 23) of the agency responsible for

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