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Joan Hartman guilty of manslaughter in son's fiancee's stabbing death, jury finds

Friday, 23 January 2015 20:54
Joan Faye Hartman, who was on trial this week in St. Tammany Parish in her son's fiancée's stabbing death, was convicted Friday (Jan. 23) of manslaughter.
Council eyes Uber services
Friday, 23 January 2015 20:52
Months after giving Uber and similar ride-hailing services a toehold in New Orleans, the City Council could consider an ordinance that would allow those companies to operate a wider range of services. Councilwoman Susan Guidry, one of Uber’s most vocal critics on the council, introduced the ordinance Thursday. She said she drafted it as a proactive move. History has shown that Uber will move into whatever markets it wants, regardless of whether it’s is authorized…
Proving Benson senile will be difficult
Friday, 23 January 2015 20:52
In their explosive lawsuit filed Thursday, Tom Benson’s heirs — daughter, Renee Benson and grandchildren Rita and Ryan LeBlanc — describe the Saints owner as tottering on the brink of senility, being manipulated by his wife and demonstrating “bizarre” behavior. They’ve asked a judge to appoint Renee to oversee his business affairs. But persuading a judge that such action is necessary, as their suit requests, won’t be easy, experts said. “There are hundreds of these…
Estate lawyers weigh in on 'irrevocable' trusts
Friday, 23 January 2015 20:51
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The battle between the Bensons revolves around the “irrevocable trusts” his daughter and grandchildren say he created for them. And some local experts on estate planning were asked for their opinions on whether an irrevocable trust can be revoked. According to Merriam Webster Dictionary the word “irrevocable” means, “not possible to revoke; unalterable.” “Yes, in theory, no, in practice, which is a very common legal answer," said attorney John Clayton…
Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal’s ID test: Can Indian-Americans go all American?
Friday, 23 January 2015 19:58
Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal has, quite understandably, drawn flak in the 'old country' for his unequivocal rejection of any prefix to his identity as an American. However, more than offending those proud IndianAmericans that flocked to Mad ison Square Garden in New York to celebrate Narendra Modi's visit by waving the Indian tricolour, his speech is likely to be viewed with equal suspicion by Irish-Americans, Italian-Americans, Jewish Americans and even Black Americans -in short, almost…
Wal-Mart to open Neighborhood Markets in Clinton, Kentwood
Friday, 23 January 2015 19:52
Wal-Mart’s push to open more of its smaller Neighborhood Markets is continuing with stores in Kentwood and Clinton set to open by March. A nearly 12,000-square-foot store will open at 920 Avenue G in Kentwood by March 4. The chain then plans to open a same-sized store at 9181 Plank Road in Clinton on April 1. Currently, the retail giant is hiring employees at both stores; about 30 workers each. Wal-Mart is on track to…
Police seek ID of woman who left man at hospital
Friday, 23 January 2015 19:52
Detectives are trying to identify a woman captured on video Thursday bringing an unresponsive Lafayette man to the hospital before he died, police said. Neil McDaniel, 24, died around 1 p.m. Thursday after a woman in a silver 2006 Toyota Camry dropped him off at an area hospital, Lafayette Police spokesman Cpl. Paul Mouton said in a news release. The woman left the hospital before hospital staff could obtain her information. McDaniel’s autopsy, which will…
Frank’s taps new top executive
Friday, 23 January 2015 19:52
The board of directors of Frank’s International on Friday appointed former Chevron executive Gary Luquette as president and chief executive to succeed D. Keith Mosing, a third-generation leader of the oil and gas service company Mosing’s grandfather started in 1938. Frank’s board members approved the changes at a special shareholders meeting at the company’s international headquarters in Amsterdam. The company in early January announced the succession that was made official on Friday. Mosing, 64, will…
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s prayer rally preparing for thousands
Friday, 23 January 2015 19:52
Thousands of people are expected to be on LSU’s campus Saturday for Gov. Bobby Jindal’s prayer rally — either to support it or in protest of it. Jindal, who is considering a run for president in 2016 and is scheduled to speak three times at the prayer rally, will be joined at the event by several conservative Christian activists, including Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd, former SBC President Fred Luter, Lisa Crump of the…
NOPD: Man steals floor buffers from cemetery closet
Friday, 23 January 2015 19:52
New Orleans police released video of the man they say broke into a cemetery storage closet Thursday (Jan. 22) and took two floor buffers. Surveillance cameras

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