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Homeowner shoots home invasion suspect on west bank

Thursday, 21 August 2014 17:42
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A masked gunman forced an Algiers couple from their backyard and into their home, but he didn't live long enough to finish the crime. It happened around 10 p.m. Wednesday on West Homestead Drive off General Meyer. "In this neighborhood we don't have any streetlights. We haven't had any since Katrina," one neighbor said. It can be tough to see on West Homestead Drive, but a couple sitting outside a…
Proposal would rework traffic in Warehouse District
Thursday, 21 August 2014 17:42
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - People behind the effort to expand the Convention Center have a plan they think will ease traffic in the Warehouse District and rework the way cars, bikes and pedestrians circulate in the area. Part of the plan involves reducing Convention Center Boulevard to one lane in each direction and expanding the area's pedestrian plaza and bike lane. It also involves making street improvements that would encourage more commuters to use…
Police arrest Hammond man on child porn charges
Thursday, 21 August 2014 17:42
HAMMOND, LA (WVUE) - Police arrested a teenager on charges of possessing and distributing child pornography. Investigators booked 19-year-old Brandon Brown into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on 15 counts of possessing and a single count of distributing pornography involving juveniles on Aug. 20, according to a release from Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office. The arrest is the results of an investigating from the LA Attorney General's Cyber Crimes Units, the Tangipahoa Sheriff's Office, th St.…
City Council goes after homelessness on several fronts
Thursday, 21 August 2014 17:42
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The New Orleans City Council on Thursday tried to pass sweeping new measures to remove the homeless from traditional gathering spots such as under the Pontchartrain Expressway. "The plan right now is to convert it to parking," said Eric Granderson with the Landrieu administration. The area beneath the expressway remains clear after a big sweep one week ago, and city officials say it wasn't pretty. "Feces was over 5 inches,…
Camp Report
Thursday, 21 August 2014 16:54
The first two preseason games are typically approached with more of an internal view. Teams approach those contests looking to tune up their own skills and test out different things. The third game, however, takes on a more season-like feel. The amount of time spent game planning pales to how teams prepare for the regular season, but some time is spent prepping for the upcoming opponent. So, the Saints’ Wednesday and Thursday practices took on…
LSU sends collection letter to hospital manager
Thursday, 21 August 2014 16:50
MELINDA DESLATTE| Associated Press Aug. 21, 2014 Comments LSU sent a collection letter this week to the research foundation running its hospitals in Monroe and Shreveport, saying the foundation owes the university system $25.3 million and accusing it of using LSU like its “personal piggy bank.” The Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana, known as BRF, took control of the two hospitals in October 2013, as part of Gov.
Southern board member calls for Mason’s resignation
Thursday, 21 August 2014 16:50
BY Elizabeth Crisp| This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Aug. 21, 2014 Comments At least one member of the Southern University System Board of Supervisors is calling for the resignation of President Ronald Mason, ahead of a planned discussion on renewing Mason’s contract this weekend. “The facts remain that President Mason has been voted down as president/chancellor, his destructive and dismantling of the system transformation plan is a complete failure, his online program feature has more internet lines than students,…
Harahan Mayor Vinny Mosca is running for City Council
Thursday, 21 August 2014 16:42
Harahan Mayor Vinny Mosca signed up Thursday to run for City Council, joining a growing field of eight candidates for the five seats and marking the
Mary Landrieu campaign: Bill Cassidy hiding from debate
Thursday, 21 August 2014 16:42
Now that the Senate race has officially begun, Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu has wasted no time calling out her chief Republican rival, Rep. Bill Cassidy, for
Deutsches Haus design for Bayou St. John site clears New Orleans Council
Thursday, 21 August 2014 16:42
The return of the Deutsches Haus to New Orleans cleared an important hurdle Thursday when the City Council approved its unusual design at a new site
 

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