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Police find suspect in Broussard

Friday, 30 January 2015 20:20
An Algiers man suspected in the Thursday killing of a 28-year-old woman was arrested Friday morning at a Broussard-area hotel, State Police said. Abbie Head, 62, is accused of fatally shooting the woman just after 9 p.m. Thursday in front of an Algiers home in the 1500 block of General Collins Avenue, the New Orleans Police Department reported. Head is accused of shooting the woman twice with a shotgun before fleeing in his pickup truck,…
LSU student hit by train, seriously injured
Friday, 30 January 2015 20:20
An LSU student was hit and seriously injured by a train near campus early Friday after falling asleep on the tracks, police said. The student was apparently intoxicated when the incident happened about 2 a.m. at the 4800 block of Nicholson Drive, said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a Baton Rouge police spokesman. The student was taken to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center and treated for a laceration on his head and serious injuries…
Jobs increase in metro areas
Friday, 30 January 2015 20:20
The Baton Rouge and New Orleans metropolitan areas were pacemakers as nonfarm employment increased in seven of Louisiana’s eight metros in December, the Louisiana Workforce Commission reported Friday. Those numbers, which are not seasonally adjusted, also show statewide nonfarm employment edged past the 2 million mark for the first time in history. Three days earlier, the LWC reported in seasonally adjusted numbers that nonfarm employment totaled 1.99 million in December. “Employers have been adding jobs…
Jefferson Parish jury finds Tory Clark guilty of second-degree murder
Friday, 30 January 2015 20:18
A Jefferson Parish District Court jury found Tory Clark guilty of murdering 16-year-old Terrance Augustine during a 2010 Kenner block party. Jurors returned the second-degree murder
Landrieu signs city smoking ban
Friday, 30 January 2015 20:15
Smoke’em if you’ve got’em, because the days of smoke-filled bars and casinos in New Orleans are now officially numbered. Surrounded by public health advocates and City Council members, Mayor Mitch Landrieu signed the “Smoke-Free Air Act” into law in his office Friday. “Many of these people around this table have ben leading the effort for many years to raise awareness of the dangers of smoking,” Landrieu said. The ban will go into effect on April…
This is Goodell’s NFL — and it’s not good enough
Friday, 30 January 2015 20:15
PHOENIX — Roger Goodell stood at a podium in the Phoenix Convention Center, addressing the thousands of media members on hand to cover Sunday’s game and countless others watching at home, on the current state of the NFL. There was a lot to talk about. Yeah, sure, there’s a football game Sunday — a pretty big one in fact, between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks — but at times it feels like the…
Area gears up for first round of parades
Friday, 30 January 2015 20:14
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The countdown is almost up as Saturday starts the roll of continuous parade weekends through Mardi Gras. Krewe De Vieux and folks along the route are getting ready for the crowds. The satirical Krewe De Vieux is one of the highlights of the season. Jim Aiken, this year's king said, “The king's float in our mind is represents what I think the magic and strength of Krewe De Vieux is.…
Federal charges for man accused of stealing millions from employer
Friday, 30 January 2015 20:14
(WVUE) - A Mandeville certified public accountant accused of stealing from his employer for nearly two decades faces federal charges. U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced Friday that Michael Sapera was charged in a four-count bill of information with bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, and wire fraud. Federal prosecutors allege Sapera embezzled $2,809,580 from a New Orleans-based retail clothing company from 1996-2014. They say he forged his employer's signature on nearly 430 stolen corporate checks…
St. John Parish president can't make special assistants department heads, DA says
Friday, 30 January 2015 19:48
St. John the Baptist Parish President Natalie Robottom's recent appointment of two "special assistants" to run administrative departments violates the parish's charter, the district attorney's office
Bobby Jindal renames PAC ahead of potential presidential campaign, from Politico
Friday, 30 January 2015 19:48
Gov. Bobby Jindal has renamed his PAC to match the name of a pro-Jindal super PAC -- according to Politico -- though the governor isn't really

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