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Pelicans sign guard Fredette, center Young

Thursday, 24 July 2014 23:19
The New Orleans Pelicans announced Thusday that the team signed guard Jimmer Fredette and center Patric Young. Terms of the contracts were not released. Fredette (6-2, 195) averaged 6.9 points, 1.9 assists, while shooting 40.9 percent from 3-point range. The former BYU standout, appeared in 49 combined games for Sacramento and Chicago and averaged 5.6 points per game, while shooting a career-high 41.7 field goal percentage. Young, an undrafted free agent, appeared in 150 games…
9News Investigators: How much Chlorine in your home's water is too much?
Thursday, 24 July 2014 22:31
Naegleria Fowleri is referred to as a deadly "brain-eating amoeba" and was found in Louisiana's public water systems last summer. A 4-yr-old boy from St. Bernard Parish fell victim to the deadly amoeba and died last year. Over the past three years, there have been three deaths from this amoeba in Louisiana. It's why the State Dept. of Health & Hospitals, or DHH, issued an emergency rule in Nov. 2013. It stated that effective Feb.
Ascension, Iberville may partner on road study
Thursday, 24 July 2014 22:20
GONZALES — The Ascension Parish Council on Thursday approved a proposed contract with Iberville Parish to share the costs to conduct a feasibility study of a new highway on the west bank of the Mississippi. Contingent on action of the Iberville Parish Council, Ascension Parish would provide $125,000 toward the study, its share of funds to match state monies approved in the past legislative session for the study. Called the West Bank Connector, the route…
Business First acquires bank
Thursday, 24 July 2014 22:20
Business First Bancshares Inc. is acquiring American Gateway Financial Corp., combining two Baton Rouge banks into a financial institution with $1 billion in assets and 16 locations. The two companies are the parent companies of Business First Bank and American Gateway Bank. The combined company will operate under the Business First brand. “While we continue to focus on serving our growing roster of entrepreneurs and business owners, this partnership is the next step — a…
Saints put Graham negotiations behind them, finally
Thursday, 24 July 2014 22:15
Lyons Yellin / Eyewitness News Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @wwltvsports NEW ORLEANS -- Overlooking the fields at the Greenbrier where the Saints will begin practice at the Greenbrier on Friday morning, Saints head coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis finally on Thursday put to bed the biggest story of the team’s offseason: Jimmy Graham’s contract. “We’re glad to have it done,” Loomis said. “I’m sure Jimmy’s glad to have it done He’s where…
Pro-choice group holds vigil in light of Operation Save America
Thursday, 24 July 2014 22:15
Tania Dall / Eyewitness News Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @taniadall NEW ORLEANS -- A New Orleans pro-choice group held a vigil Thursday night in response to a national Christian group's presence across the metro area this week. Operation Save America arrived last weekend sending members to protest outside clinics performing abortions. "Not the church, not the state. Women must decide their fate," was the chorus of pro-choice supporters at Duncan Plaza. Dozens attending a candlelight…
La. uses same drugs as in ‘botched’ executions
Thursday, 24 July 2014 22:15
Louisiana’s latest death-penalty execution protocol requires the same two-drug cocktail used during an Arizona execution that took nearly two hours on Wednesday, according to state records. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has ordered a review of that state’s lethal-injection procedure after the execution of Joseph R. Wood III, who reportedly was seen gasping and snorting for more than 90 minutes before succumbing to a mix of midazolam and hydromorphone. Those two drugs comprise the same lethal…
Many La. policyholders face big spike in health insurance premiums
Thursday, 24 July 2014 22:15
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - For thousands of Louisiana policyholders who bought health insurance through the individual marketplace that was expanded under the Affordable Care Act, premiums are set to spike by double-digit percentages in 2015. Walter Lane, Ph.D., Economics and Finance Department Chair at UNO, said private insurers filed the increases after a costly first go-round with the new federal system. "They tended to get a lot more [customers] that were older and sicker,…
Lee Zurik Investigation: Sources identify author of controversial Edmonson amendment
Thursday, 24 July 2014 22:15
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Sources tell FOX 8 News that a state senator is behind a controversial legislative amendment that will raise the future retirement of the head of state police by $30,000 a year. Days after the legislative session, Senator Neil Riser took a picture with the head of state police, Col. Mike Edmonson. "A lot of signs are pointing to Neil Riser," says attorney and former legislative staffer C.B.
Professionals set up mechanical bull riding in town square
Thursday, 24 July 2014 21:30
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Have you ever ridden a mechanical bull? Professional bull riders set up a play area in the town square on Thursday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., just in time to attract the lunch crowd. One little boy got a tame version of the ride, which was so popular in the 80’s. Professional bull riding comes to the River Center on August 15-16th. As an additional treat, they had free cotton candy…
 

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