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Some French Quarter tourists on edge after Bourbon Street shooting

Monday, 22 December 2014 18:52
The streets of the French Quarter were bustling Monday (Dec. 22), but safety was a concern among tourists, residents and business owners after a Sunday morning
LaPlace teen accused of burglarizing house, investigators search for accomplice
Monday, 22 December 2014 18:52
A 15-year-old boy has been arrested and jailed after St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's investigators accused him of burglarizing a house in his LaPlace neighborhood
HANDS UP
Monday, 22 December 2014 18:48
The generations-old tradition of lighting Christmas Eve bonfires on the Mississippi River levee in St. James and St. John the Baptist parishes will do more this year than just help guide Papa Noel to the homes of good boys and girls. It’ll also bring him up to speed with current events. Following months of protests and demonstrations over the killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager who was shot by a white police officer…
Thundery Tuesday, much colder, dry Christmas Eve & Day
Monday, 22 December 2014 18:47
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A deep flow of warm, moist air has surged out of the Gulf and will interact with a powerful upper disturbance to produce the potential for severe storms Tuesday evening. A cold front arrives after midnight, bringing much colder and drier air behind it. it will at least feel like Christmas for Wednesday and Thursday before another front approaches on Friday. With that front will come another rain threat that…
Darren Sharper co-defendant suffers legal setback
Monday, 22 December 2014 18:47
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - An Orleans Criminal Court judge on Monday sent lawyers for one of Darren Sharper's co-defendants back to the drawing board after finding that the method attorneys were using to try to get a new judge for Erik Nunez was flawed. Indicted over a week ago, Nunez has still not gotten a bond hearing for charges that he, former Saints safety Sharper and former St. Bernard Parish deputy Brandon Licciardi allegedly…
St. Bernard Council to hold town hall on proposed water, sewer rates hikes
Monday, 22 December 2014 18:45
St. Bernard Parish councilmen announced Monday (Dec. 22) there will be a town hall meeting on Jan. 5 to hear from residents on the proposed water
Educators getting the red carpet treatment at Lafayette awards show
Monday, 22 December 2014 17:56
LAFAYETTE — On Jan. 22, the finalists for the 2015 Lafayette Education Foundation Teacher Awards will arrive at the Heymann Performing Arts Center by limousine and walk along a red carpet in an Academy Awards-style event. Lafayette Education Foundation Teacher Awards The LEF Annual Teacher Awards show will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Heymann Performing Arts Center. For ticket information, visit: www.lefoundation.org.The LEF pin patrol surprised the 16 finalists, including an…
Ex-Tangi councilman’s brother fined
Monday, 22 December 2014 17:56
The brother of a former Tangipahoa Parish councilman will pay a $1,000 fine for flipping a piece of property his councilman-brother helped secure tax credits to develop. The Louisiana Board of Ethics on Friday approved the fine for Salvador Petitto. His brother, Michael Petitto, in 2006 sponsored a council resolution supporting a housing project near Amite just one day after Salvador Petitto signed an exclusive option to buy the 18 acres where it would be…
Denham Springs man arrested in drive-thru armed robbery attempts
Monday, 22 December 2014 17:56
A Denham Springs man was arrested in two attempted armed robberies in Livingston Parish, including one reported at the Burger King where he allegedly had worked only a few weeks before. Between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. Nov. 29, a man placed an order at the drive-thru window of the Burger King on Walker South Road in Walker. When the driver pulled up to the window, he pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded…
Petroplex CEO: ‘We’re not about to walk away’
Monday, 22 December 2014 17:55
VACHERIE — The head of a storage tank farm company ordered by the St. James Parish president to stop work on a site in Vacherie said the company’s not walking away from the project. “We’ve spent in excess of $40 million so far. We’re not about to walk away from $40 million,” Larry Sciacchetano, of Baton Rouge, managing partner and chief executive officer of Petroplex International, said Monday. In early December, Parish President Timothy Roussel…

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