La. officials making plans for BP cash

Monday, 06 July 2015 18:54 Written by
Officials across south Louisiana are licking their chops at the prospect of a quick influx of cash that’s expected to flow into local coffers in coming months as a result of a settlement with BP over claims for lost revenue tied to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. The British oil giant, the federal government and five Gulf Coast states announced the tentative $18.7 billion deal last week. The pact will direct $6.8 billion
Area on edge after Tulane student wakes up to burglar with hand over her throat
Monday, 06 July 2015 18:45 Written by
For the second time in less than a month, a student in Uptown was woken up in the middle of the night by a man standing over her and the suspect remains on the loose. Uptown neighbors on alert after aggravated burglary near... The Uptown area is on alert after a woman woke up Sunday morning with
St. Tammany meets over BP oil spill settlement offer
Monday, 06 July 2015 18:39 Written by
WWLTV(Photo: WWLTV) CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE MANDEVILLE, La. - St. Tammany Parish leaders met Monday night in a special meeting to discuss the recent BP oil spill settlement. In St. Tammany in 2010, tar balls washed into Lake Pontchartrain three months after the Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent oil spill. Back then, reports detailed parish spill prevention and manpower efforts as well as a noticeable decrease in seafood catches from local
Two sought in alleged June burglary
Monday, 06 July 2015 18:37 Written by
Police are asking for help identifying two men who allegedly broke into an apartment on UL's campus in June.(Photo: UL Police Department) CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Police Department is asking for help in identifying these persons of interest from an incident that occurred June 14. According to a press release from UL, police received a call that someone attempted to gain entry into an apartment
Travis Boys pleads not guilty as slain Officer Holloway's family looks on
Monday, 06 July 2015 18:35 Written by
The man who police say shot and killed a veteran New Orleans Police Department officer pleaded not guilty to a district judge on a charge of first-degree murder on Monday. Related Area on edge after Tulane student...NOPD seeks person of interest with '...
Marine treated for shark bite off North Carolina coast
Monday, 06 July 2015 18:35 Written by
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — Medical personnel at Camp Lejeune say a Marine was bitten by a shark off the North Carolina coast last weekend, the eighth such attack in the last three weeks. Camp Lejeune Naval Hospital spokesman Raymond Applewhite
Plea closes out 2012 murder case
Monday, 06 July 2015 18:23 Written by
A Baker man on Monday admitted his involvement in the killing of an 18-year-old Baton Rouge man in Tigerland, closing the book on the 3-year-old murder case. Dedrick Marquel Brown, 27, pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to second-degree murder in the slaying of Philip John Edward Rush Boudreaux and was given a suspended five-year prison sentence and put on probation for five years. Brown’s co-defendant, George Alonzo Triplett, 25, of Baton
LSU baseball product D.J. LeMahieu earns MLB All-Star Game nod for 2015
Monday, 06 July 2015 18:22 Written by
LSU baseball product D.J. LeMahieu has been named to the National League all-star team for 2015. LeMahieu is a second baseman for the Colorado Rockies. In earning his first MLB All-Star Game nod, LeMahieu hit .298 with with 10 doubles
Jerry Weintraub, producer of 'Ocean's Eleven' and 'Karate Kid' films, dies at 77
Monday, 06 July 2015 18:16 Written by
Jerry Weintraub, one of the last of Hollywood's great old-school impresarios, died Monday at age 77 in Santa Barbara, his publicist confirmed. lRelated OBITUARIESDiana Douglas dies at 92; actress, mother of Michael DouglasSee all related 8 In a colorful and iconoclastic career that spanned half a century,
Suspect free after police look at mall surveillance
Monday, 06 July 2015 18:13 Written by
Leonard Singleton can thank the surveillance cameras at a West Bank shopping mall for his freedom. Singleton, 22, was booked into Orleans Parish jail early Saturday morning on a second-degree murder charge, suspected in the fatal shooting of Milan Arriola, the daughter of a veteran New Orleans Police Department officer and a New Orleans Fire Department captain, and the niece of New Orleans brass ambassador Kermit Ruffins. Also arrested in the slaying was
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