Charter schools enroll 1,300

Thursday, 24 July 2014 20:18
LAFAYETTE — About 1,300 students plan to start classes Aug. 12 at two new charter schools on opposite sides of Lafayette Parish. Acadiana Renaissance Charter Academy and the Lafayette Renaissance Charter Academy are managed by the same company, Florida-based Charter Schools USA, with oversight by a local board of the Lafayette Charter Foundation. The board received an update on enrollment and hiring at both schools during its monthly meeting Thursday. So far, 688 students are…
Junior Galette knows sky is the limit for his talents
Thursday, 24 July 2014 20:13
Lyons Yellin / Eyewitness News Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @wwltvsports NEW ORLEANS -- It’s not hard to get to know Junior Galette. Whether through his numerous personal appearances around New Orleans or his active social media offerings, the affable, upbeat and loquacious Haitian-born Saints linebacker actually makes it quite easy. Remarkably self-confident, with nary a shred of arrogance, Galette holds nothing back, not off the field nor on it. And after a breakout season in…
Prosecutors allege ex-deputy plotted perfect murder
Thursday, 24 July 2014 20:13
Five years before Albert Bloch went missing in 2007, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office Deputy Mark Hebert was chatting at Webster’s, an all-night diner in Metairie. The topic: how to get away with murder. “He said, ‘If you put the body on a fresh grave’ ” and cover it back up with the dirt, no one would ever find it, Susanne Walker testified Thursday. “I thought, ‘Wow, it probably could work.’ ” Bloch may be 4…
Strong start to Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo
Thursday, 24 July 2014 20:12
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Payton: New training camp site 'pretty amazing'
Thursday, 24 July 2014 20:12
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - Saints coach Sean Payton says the new training camp setup at the Greenbrier resort is "pretty amazing," and that a change in environment should be a good thing. Payton, speaking after the team reported for camp on Thursday, says he's also pleased the list of players not healthy enough to participate in Friday's first practice is a short one. Payton declined to specifically address safety Jairus Byrd's rehabilitation from…
EBR school officials voting on reducing board size
Thursday, 24 July 2014 19:29
The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board will vote tonight whether or not to downsize the board with one of five proposed redistricting plans. The various plans reduce the number of districts from the current 11 to as few as seven and as many as ten. Many supporters are hoping for nine, saying research nationwide shows smaller boards are more effective. "The main focus here is getting an effective school board that makes good decisions…
How are you feeling? Incarcerated :(
Thursday, 24 July 2014 19:17
LAFAYETTE — The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating whether an inmate in the parish jail has been using a cellphone to post status updates and jail cell photos on a social media site. The Facebook page of inmate Alvin Terrell Louis, 32, shows that from July 16 until Monday there were almost 100 posts written on his Facebook page, possibly composed by Louis in a jail cell at the St. Mary Parish Law…
Action Report: Collapsing wall of blighted house scares neighbors
Thursday, 24 July 2014 19:12
Bill Capo / Eyewitness News Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @billcapo NEW ORLEANS -- It is an alarming sight, a large section of the side wall of the Broadmoor house has collapsed. Neighbors are frightened. "It's unbelievably dangerous," said Jerry Kelly, a contractor who owns the apartment building across the street. "It's a fire hazard. It's a safety hazard for the citizens of the community." "It's just dangerous that it could come down," said Jason DuMouchel,…
Drowned teens family turns to community for help with funeral
Thursday, 24 July 2014 19:12
Ashley Rodrigue / Eyewitness News Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @ashleyrwwl PONCHATOULA, La. -- It's hard for friends and family not to smile and laugh when thinking of 17-year-old Chaston Brown. "Chaston was a sweet person. Cheerful, liked to laugh and play," said grandmother Mary Lee Moore. But it's also not hard to lose that smile this week after the athletic junior-to-be at Ponchatoula High drowned while on vacation in Gulf Shores. "Really, right now we…
Restaurant workers say stagnant wages to blame for shortage of skilled workers
Thursday, 24 July 2014 19:12
NEW ORLEANS - Leaders in the local restaurant industry say there are not enough skilled workers to keep up with the growing demand, and workers in the industry say stagnant wages are to blame. Blair Kolb knows his way around the kitchen, but for the first time in 31 years he is trying something new. "It's hard," says Blair Kolb, a former pastry chef at an Emeril's restaurant. "It was really a struggle because I…

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