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Final day of qualifying sets stage for Nov. 4 elections across state

Friday, 22 August 2014 19:03
Dominic Massa / Eyewitness News Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @DMassaWWL Qualifying closed on Friday for candidates signing up for the Nov. 4 elections across Louisiana, with the stages now set for the U.S. Senate race, Congressional races and dozens of local contests. Click here for a list of all candidates who qualified with the Secretary of State's office. In the senate race, incumbent Mary Landrieu will face eight challengers. Republican tea party candidate and retired…
City targets Bywater hotspot as public nuisance
Friday, 22 August 2014 19:03
Related:Police response to TV report of rape leads to more frustration for victimadd to reading listWoman's story of being drugged, raped exposes major problemsadd to reading list David Hammer / Eyewitness News Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @davidhammerWWL NEW ORLEANS - A local hotspot known for its clothing-optional swimming pool has been charged with violating its city alcohol permits following a WWL-TV story about an alleged rape there.
Bike group circulating petition to make city more pedestrian friendly
Friday, 22 August 2014 19:03
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Meagan Delatte hits the streets around LSU Lakes almost every day. She started jogging with her dad three years ago. It's not just the scenery that attracts her and the hundreds of other runners here. “It's a friendly sidewalk around the lakes,” says Delatte. The Lakes are one of the few places in the city with wide, dedicated lanes for running and biking. No runner would ever dream of dodging…
13 candidates qualify in crowded 6th Congressional District race
Friday, 22 August 2014 19:03
Thirteen candidates -- three Democrats, one Libertarian, and nine Republicans -- are signed up to run in the very crowded 6th Congressional District race for the
Most judges, St. Tammany School Board members re-elected without opposition as qualifying ends Friday
Friday, 22 August 2014 19:03
Candidates sometimes say the only thing better than winning an election is winning the office without having to run a campaign. When qualifying for the
2 St. John School Board members, 1 judge draw opponents in Nov. 4 elections
Friday, 22 August 2014 19:03
Two of the three state district judges in St. John the Baptist Parish and nine of the 11 School Board members were automatically re-elected Friday after
CrimeTracker: 11 alleged members of 'young melph mafia' indicted, 2 at large
Friday, 22 August 2014 18:59
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Federal authorities unsealed a six-page indictment Friday listing 11 defendants. All are suspected members of the "young melph mafia," and a law enforcement source tells FOX 8 they're suspected in a number of shootings in the Central City area. Two of the men indicted are still at large. Police are searching for 22-year-old Alfred Cobbins and 22-year-old Jawan Fortia. The feds say all 11 defendants grew up in the Melpomene…
Kenner police arrest 2 men for child rape
Friday, 22 August 2014 18:59
KENNER, LA (WVUE) - The Kenner Police Department has arrested two men in connection with two separate rape complaints involving children. On Thursday, Horace Lee Foster, 47, of Metairie, was arrested by the Kenner Police Department and U.S. Marshal's Gulf Coast Regional Task Force. Foster was arrested on an outstanding warrant after a 12-year-old girl reported that between September of 2009 and August of 2010 Foster had sex with her. Foster was booked with aggravated…
Possible small plane crash in Lake Pontchartrain reported
Friday, 22 August 2014 18:11
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities in New Orleans are investigating reports of a small plane crash in Lake Pontchartrain. Police referred calls Friday to the Orleans Parish Levee District, which did not immediately return calls. A helicopter pilot flying over the scene told The Associated Press that there appeared to be a small plane in the lake, west of the city’s Lakefront Airport.
City makes exception to decree
Friday, 22 August 2014 18:11
City Hall has carved out an exception within the federal consent decree that will allow SMG, the company that operates the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Smoothie King Center, to manage and pay New Orleans Police Department officers to work paid details at those facilities, rather than having them managed by a city office. The agreement, approved unanimously by the City Council on Thursday, is a rare amendment to the court-approved consent decree, which sets strict rules…
 

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