West Side Expressway, new bridge gaining traction

Sunday, 27 July 2014 16:13
Traction is starting to build for a proposed a new four-lane highway on the west side of the Mississippi and a new bridge across the river, but the speed bump on the plans may be the estimated price tag: $1.65 billion. Talk of the new West Side Expressway and bridge began in earnest about five years ago, but the state legislature only this year approved $1.65 million for a feasibility study of the proposed expressway,…
UL-Lafayette coaches, fans gather to celebrate, raise funds
Sunday, 27 July 2014 16:13
LAFAYETTE — Ragin’ Cajuns fans will have a chance to rub elbows with coaches next month in a major fundraising event aimed at filling the coffers used to keep those coaches at the university. After an incredibly successful year for Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns athletics, local fans and University of Louisiana at Lafayette coaches are getting together to party Aug. 23 at this year’s annual Ragin’ Cajuns Athletics Celebration. The fan-organized event aimed at boosting coaches’…
Police: Houma woman stabs boyfriend for staying out too late
Sunday, 27 July 2014 16:10
Houma Courier HOUMA, La. -- A Houma woman is accused of stabbing her boyfriend early Sunday morning because he stayed out too late. Kera Dupre, 21, 108 Helena Drive, confronted the unidentified man and stabbed him in the leg when he failed to return home "at a reasonable hour," Terrebonne sheriff's Capt. Dawn Foret said. The man was "bleeding profusely" from the knife attack, she said. He's expected to recover. Dupre was taken to the…
Second suspect surrenders in New Orleans East murder
Sunday, 27 July 2014 16:10
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The second brother suspected in a New Orleans East murder turned himself in to police. According to NOPD, 24-year-old Kevin Matthews turn himself in to police on July 26. Matthews is suspected, along with his brother Keith Matthews, for the June 16 murder of Lamont Lee. The murder occurred in the 6800 block of W. Coronet Ct. Police arrested Keith Matthews on July 17. Both were booked on Second Degree Murder…
Metairie Man Comforts Mother & Daughter Moments After Carjacking
Sunday, 27 July 2014 15:20
Jefferson Parish investigators are looking for the men who carjacked a mother and her 14-year-old daughter near Old Metairie as neighbors grow more alert in an area they say has always been safe. WGNO News Anchor Vanessa Bolano has the latest. “They came over here looking for a phone,” says 74-year-old Wayne Higgins. Higgins has lived on Bonnabel Boulevard in Metairie for 30 years, but this past Saturday was unlike any other.
Stalled vehicle builds congestion on I-10W at Acadian
Sunday, 27 July 2014 15:16
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - If you are on the I-10 W near the Acadian Thruway, you may be crawling along because of the traffic congestion. According to the Louisiana Department of Transportation, a lane was blocked due to a stalled vehicle, causing traffic was passing through the right and center lanes. The congestion is backed up to Essen Lane. We will keep you notified of any changes. Remember to buckle up and be safe…
Hospital, Reed fail to answer all questions
Sunday, 27 July 2014 15:14
Walter Reed, the beleaguered district attorney for St. Tammany and Washington parishes, and St. Tammany Parish Hospital issued dueling public statements Friday night through hired public relations guns, taking their conflicting accounts of Reed’s work with the hospital to a new, more contentious level. But Reed, who is under investigation by a federal grand jury, has yet to explain why, supposedly acting as a private lawyer, he sometimes had an assistant district attorney on his…
Ex-Jetson guard fired again for probe of actions
Sunday, 27 July 2014 15:12
Hours after darkness consumed one of the shortest days of last year, a scene of utter chaos unfolded inside a juvenile corrections dormitory, pitting the young convicts locked inside against one another in a raucous battle. The skirmish ended, indisputably, after one teenager fell face first onto the bathroom floor, lying there momentarily unconscious as blood pooled near his broken nose. He hit the deck following an altercation with a guard, a struggle violent enough…
Second suspect surrenders in N.O. East murder
Sunday, 27 July 2014 15:09
WWLTV.com Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @WWLTV NEW ORLEANS -- One of the two brothers wanted for a murder that happened last month in New Orleans East has surrendered to police. Kevin Matthews, 24, and his brother, 26-year-old Keith Matthews, are both charged with the second-degree murder of 20-year-old Lamont Lee, who was shot and killed on June 20 in the 6800 block of W. Coronet Court. Kevin Matthews surrendered Saturday to police. He's being held…
Saints in pads for first time this training camp
Sunday, 27 July 2014 14:09
Lyons Yellin / Eyewitness News Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @wwltvsports WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. VA. – The Saints dusted off the pads and put away the “pajamas” on Sunday, the team’s first day in its traditional football garb. It couldn’t have come soon enough, either, as the players had been plenty vocal about their desire to starting hitting one another. Before going to bed Saturday evening, linebacker Junior Galette tweeted a ferocious-looking picture of himself,…

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