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Historic Baton Rouge golf course will re-open

Friday, 18 April 2014 19:30
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Stan McDaniel and his friends gathered at the former Oaks at Sherwood Friday afternoon like they do every week. The gatherings that once centered on a round of golf are now limited to sitting on couches and chairs. "We golf everyday about this time. When the course shut down we continued to hang out here you know because nobody else wants to be with us," said Tom Tubersing. Ryan Dornier…
LSU advances to Super Six for second straight season
Friday, 18 April 2014 19:30
From LSU Sports BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – For the second straight season and the fourth time in school history, the LSU gymnastics team punched its ticket to the NCAA Super Six after a third-place finish in semifinal I Friday afternoon at BJCC Arena. LSU (23-7) advanced to the Super Six by scoring a 197.100, extending the school-record streak to 12 straight meets with at least a 197 score. The Tigers will start the Super Six on…
Legislation takes Lafayette Parish water battle to new level
Friday, 18 April 2014 19:02
Decades later, Scott Mayor Purvis Morrison couldn’t tell you which private water system supplied the water at his starter home in Lafayette Parish. He just remembers he couldn’t wash clothes there. The faucets spat out rust. The home’s water supply stained clothing in the washing machine. “It’s a quality of life issue,” said Morrison, who as mayor still fields complaints about the water in his original two-street subdivision. Some residents of unincorporated parts of Lafayette…
Family questions student’s drowning death
Friday, 18 April 2014 19:02
LAFAYETTE — Alexandria Shelton’s extended family planned to travel to Louisiana to celebrate her graduation from Grambling State University in May. Now they’re coming in from all over the country to help bury the 21-year-old who was found dead in a Girard Park drainage ditch this past weekend. “You have everybody coming out here to celebrate and then this happens. There can be no celebration,” Shelton’s father, Norville Shelton, said Friday at his Ossun home…
Ethics charges filed against St. Bernard chief deputy clerk
Friday, 18 April 2014 19:02
Former St. Bernard Parish Chief Deputy Clerk of Court Lena Nunez stands accused of violating state ethics law by allegedly allowing her brother, a lawyer, to postpone paying more than $200,000 in court filing fees. Nunez also “participated in the shredding and destruction of the billing records regarding her brother Sidney Torres’ non-payment of advanced filing costs,” according to the charging document filed by the Louisiana Board of Ethics. The Ethics Board accused Nunez of…
Council floats idea of streetcar in Algiers
Friday, 18 April 2014 18:47
Paul Murphy / Eyewitness News Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @pmurphywwl NEW ORLEANS -- The possibility of building a new street car line in Algiers may be a long shot financially, but local leaders say it's an idea worth pursuing. "Whenever you start talking about connectivity, connecting communities through use of public transportation, whether it's light rail, streetcar or ferry, it's always a good thing," said Algiers Economic Development Foundation Executive Director Derrick Martin.
Seafood sales at local markets peak on Good Friday
Friday, 18 April 2014 18:47
Ashley Rodrigue / Eyewitness News Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @ashleyrwwl SLIDELL, La. -- Despite every employee and family member working overtime at Kenney Seafood in Slidell, the lines just kept growing for seafood on Good Friday. "It's probably 10 times a normal Friday during the year," said Brian Cappy. The orders ranged from today's lunch to tomorrow's dinner and, of course, Easter crawfish. “Crawfish is the most popular, then shrimp, then oysters, crabmeat, everything else…
Local Christians reflect on sacrifice on Good Friday
Friday, 18 April 2014 18:47
Thanh Truong / Eyewitness News Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @thanh412 NEW ORLEANS -- For many Catholics and Christians in metro New Orleans, Good Friday ceremonies often focus on themes of struggle and sacrifice. In one annual ceremony, those themes literally went on display. Antoine Barriere is the pastor at Household of Faith Church in New Orleans East. The church's annual reenactment of "The Passion" stands as one of the most visual local observances of the…
Action Report: Outnumber Hunger concert helps local food banks
Friday, 18 April 2014 18:47
Bill Capo / Eyewitness News Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @billcapo NEW ORLEANS -- The line stretches around the corner when lunch is served at the St. Jude Community Center, with families living on minimum wage, senior citizens and those who lost jobs. For each, this meal is critical. "There's always a need for food, Bill," said Glenn Turner, who runs the program. "We average some 250 to 300 meals a day, including breakfast and lunch,…
Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Chairman Jerome Zeringue on getting BP fine money to aid state coastal restoration program
Friday, 18 April 2014 18:45
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