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Jefferson Parish School Board member won't seek re-election

Thursday, 24 April 2014 13:00
Pat Tovrea, part of the business-backed majority that took control of the Jefferson Parish School Board in 2011, said Thursday he will not run for a
Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers
Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:31
NEW YORK (AP) — The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world’s eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward disarmament and accusing them of “flagrant violations” of international law. The island group that was used for dozens of U.S. nuclear tests after World War II filed suit Thursday against each of the nine countries in the International Court…
Science act repeal effort fails for fourth time
Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:31
For the fourth consecutive year, a bid to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act was rejected Thursday in the Senate Education Committee. The vote was one in favor and three opposed. The 2008 law allows the use of supplemental materials in science classrooms. Backers say the measure allows for freewheeling discussions and promotes critical thinking skills. Opponents say the law allows for the teaching of creationism, which is the view that life began about 6,000…
LPLF Inducts New Members and Recognizes Outstanding Supporters at Awards Luncheon
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Share: FacebookTwitterGoogle Plus 17 minutes 48 seconds ago The Lafayette Public Library Foundation's (LPLF) Awards Luncheon and Annual Meeting honored loyal supporters of the library and also included the installation of new board members and presentation of funds to the library system on April 11 at the City Club.
Elderly couple killed, truck struck by train
Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:15
KEITHVILLE, La. (AP) — Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies say an elderly couple died in a truck-train accident. Deputies tell KSLA TV (http://bit.ly/1iRjjWi ) 85-year-old Wilson Evans and his wife, 79-year-old Kathleen Evans, died at the scene in Wednesday's crash near Keithville. Sheriff's office spokeswoman Cindy Chadwick says Wilson Evans drove around the crossing arms and his pickup was hit on the passenger side by a Union Pacific train. Chadwick says the couple lived nearby.
3 arrested after series of armed robberies in Lakeview Wednesday afternoon
Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:15
Three armed robberiesView larger map WWLTV.com Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @WWLTV NEW ORLEANS -- Three men riding in a green pickup truck drove around Lakeview and robbed three different people during a span of less than 10 minutes Wednesday, according to the NOPD. Police said that in each of the incidents an armed gunman approached the residents who were doing normal activities around their homes around 3:30 p.m. 22-year-old Jamal Bartley, 21-year-old Gerald Williams and…
St. Bernard President David Peralta bonds out of jail after being arrested for sexual assault
Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:15
CHALMETTE, LA (WVUE) - St. Bernard Parish President David Peralta walked into court alone Thursday morning, not commenting on what brought him there. A grand jury on Wednesday indicted Peralta on one count of sexual battery after listening to testimony from Peralta's estranged wife and several other people. A judge issued an arrest warrant on the count of sexual battery. Peralta's attorney, Steven London, said the parish president will be taken to jail, processed and…
Coroner's office says body found in bayou was male, autopsy underway
Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:00
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH, LA (WAFB) - The St. John Parish Coroner's Office confirmed the body found in a bayou on Wednesday is that of a man. The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office is conducting an autopsy. The victim's name has not been released. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reported the body was discovered in the Dutch Bayou near the Hope Canal in St. John the Baptist Parish. Officials said more information will be…
I-Team: Classrooms of Fear (PREVIEW)
Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:00
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Students allegedly threatening teachers at some East Baton Rouge Parish public schools is the focus of a new I-Team report. Tonight, you're going to hear from two EBR public school teachers who spill all the happenings inside their classrooms and what they deal with on a daily basis. From fights to straight up threats toward teachers, we're looking at it all. Plus, we sat down with the teachers' union president…
President Obama trumps Louisiana lawmakers on sensible criminal justice reform: James Varney/links
Thursday, 24 April 2014 11:46
In the same week a Louisiana senate committee deep sixed reasonable legislation regarding pot possession, President Barack Obama is moving toward a more reasonable clemency system,