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Tropical Blog: Not much activity as peak of the season nears

Monday, 01 September 2014 07:50
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Not much activity in the tropics as we get closer to the peak of the season, September 10. The only area worth watching at the moment is a wave currently over the Yucatan. The wave will move westward today and once over the Bay of Campeche, further development is possible. The Hurricane Center is giving the disturbance a high percent chance of strengthening and the Hurricane Hunters will possibly investigate…
State troopers out in full force Labor Day
Monday, 01 September 2014 06:49
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Louisiana State Police are cracking down on drivers as Labor Day weekend wraps up. Officials want to remind everyone to make smart choices. "You're going to be looking at multiple DWI checkpoints throughout the state. We're really going to be looking for impaired drivers, which means impaired by drugs or alcohol," said Trooper Melissa Matey with the Louisiana State Police. "And those people who are not buckled up. Of course,…
Suspect identified in BRPD officer-involved shooting
Sunday, 31 August 2014 23:42
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge Police are investigating an early morning shooting that involved a police officer. The incident happened Sunday just after 1:00 am in the 3200 block of Morning Glory Avenue. Authorities say the officer was attempting to place a 27-yr-old male under arrest for driving while intoxicated. The suspect resisted arrest and got into a physical altercation with the officer. The suspect then tried to take the officers weapon while…
High-speed Causeway chase ends in gunfire
Sunday, 31 August 2014 23:17
A high-speed chase across the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway on Saturday night ended with officers firing shots at a man suspected of robbing or trying to rob at least six stores and restaurants in Metairie, Marrero and Kenner in a two-night crime spree, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman Col. John Fortunato said. The suspect, 26-year-old Ranell Joseph, of Donaldsonville, was not hit by the bullets. He did receive medical attention after crashing into an unoccupied Causeway…
Senator Mary Landrieu fights a political red tide in her quest for re-election
Sunday, 31 August 2014 22:44
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Closed since Katrina's storm surge put it underwater, the Louisiana Nature Center in eastern New Orleans is taking its first steps toward rebuilding. Senator Mary Landrieu, joining Friday in a ceremonial planting of cypress trees there, reminded the audience she was an early supporter of the natural center. Her comments were part of a theme on the nine year anniversary of the storm, a day of frenzied activity for the…
Judge issues restraining order
Sunday, 31 August 2014 22:40
John deGravelles Doctors can perform abortions while seeking hospital privileges Ryan Broussard| and Marsha Sills Aug. 31, 2014 Comments A Baton Rouge federal judge issued a temporary restraining order late Sunday evening that stops the enforcement of a new abortion law set to take effect Monday that requires abortion clinic doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.
Officer shoots man during stop
Sunday, 31 August 2014 22:40
Driver suspected of drunken driving Daniel Bethencourt| This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Aug. 31, 2014 Comments A Baton Rouge police officer who stopped a 27-year-old Baton Rouge man on suspected drunken driving shot and critically injured him early Sunday morning after the man tried to grab the officer’s gun, police said.
Coal train opponents obstructed
Sunday, 31 August 2014 22:16
After notching some early support from the Westwego City Council, a coalition of environmental groups fighting the prospect of coal-filled rail cars rumbling through West Bank communities on their way to Plaquemines Parish has found tougher sledding with legislative bodies in Gretna and Jefferson Parish as a whole. The Clean Gulf Commercial Coalition and a handful of West Bank residents addressed the Jefferson Parish Council last week, looking for a resolution opposing the construction of…
Decadence at its finest
Sunday, 31 August 2014 22:16
Advocate story Aug. 31, 2014
Two dead, one injured after shootings in 7th Ward
Sunday, 31 August 2014 21:43
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