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3 men convicted in 2012 murders of Briana Allen, Shawanna Pierce

Thursday, 29 January 2015 18:31
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Three men were convicted Thursday (Jan. 29) in the 2012 murders of a young girl and a woman in Central City. Tyron Harden, 21, Sam Newman, 19, and Demond Sandifer, 19, faced 51 charges, including conspiracy to engage in racketeering, conspiracy to discharge firearms during crimes of violence, armed robbery, weapons violations and multiple murders, including those of 5-year-old Briana Allen and 33-year-old Shawanna Pierce. Prosecutors say the gunfire was…
Tipitina's Festival Park could revive assets on eastern New Orleans lakefront
Thursday, 29 January 2015 18:20
If officials can hammer out a deal with the developers behind the Tipitina's Festival Park proposal, and the project becomes a reality, it could breathe new
Lafayette judge rules Holloway to remain behind bars in vehicular homicide case
Thursday, 29 January 2015 17:35
Karen Stelly fought for years to see that the man responsible for her son’s death served an appropriate amount of time behind bars, so she was dismayed to learn he was about to be released from jail after just nine months. She was sitting in court on Thursday when Sean Holloway’s sentencing in the vehicular homicide case came before a judge. And she was pleased when the judge ruled there would be no “good time…
Orleans Parish Sheriff identifies 50-year-old deputy who collapsed and died while on duty
Thursday, 29 January 2015 17:32
The Orleans Parish Sheriff's deputy who collapsed and died Wednesday night (Jan. 28) while responding to a fellow deputy's call for help has been identified as
Slidell man, convicted of fleeing during traffic stop, gets 40-year sentence under habitual offender law
Thursday, 29 January 2015 17:32
A Slidell man who was convicted last year of fleeing from a State Police trooper during a traffic stop was sentenced Thursday (Jan. 29) to 40
NOPD: 2 shot in separate shootings Thursday afternoon
Thursday, 29 January 2015 17:32
New Orleans police were investigating two separate shootings Thursday afternoon (Jan. 29) involving male victims. Around 1:30 p.m., a 33-year-old was shot in the back while
Gretna to get downtown bus service, ferry study as part of new transit contract
Thursday, 29 January 2015 17:32
Downtown Gretna will get a new bus route as part of Jefferson Parish's two-year contract extension with Transdev, which operates buses, streetcars and ferries throughout the
Police: Missing man may be dangerous
Thursday, 29 January 2015 17:28
COVINGTON, LA (WVUE) - Covington Police are searching for a man who ran away from them early Thursday morning. At 1:18 a.m., police received a 911 call concerning the welfare of 33-year-old Kevin Hernandez. Emergency personnel responded to his home in the 400 block of Purslane Drive, but when they arrived, Hernandez fled. Officers talked to his family members and friends searched the area, but couldn't find him. Investigators are searching the area with the…
Two arrested for burglarizing 20 vehicles in Slidell
Thursday, 29 January 2015 17:28
SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) - St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's detectives have arrested two Slidell-area teens who allegedly burglarized more than 20 vehicles over the past week. Justin Warren, 18 of Slidell, was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail, and a 14-year-old was booked into the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center, both on simple burglary charges. According to police, the two confessed to burglarizing more than 20 vehicles in the Thompson Road area of Slidell. Guns,…
No freezes, but much colder air returning
Thursday, 29 January 2015 17:28
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - We go from wearing shorts and T-shirts today back to sweaters and jackets for Friday and the weekend, as a front will bring 15- to 20-degree colder air behind it. The front will not bring rain, and Friday and Saturday should stay cool and dry. Clouds increase Saturday night and a few showers could develop ahead of a warm front on Sunday. Another strong cold front blows through for Monday,…

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