Police investigating fatal shooting in Lakeview

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 16:49
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - New Orleans Homicide Detectives are on the scene of a fatal shooting in the Lakeview neighborhood. The incident occurred Wednesday around 4 p.m. in the 6300 block of Pontchartrain Boulevard. We will have more information on this incident as soon as it becomes available. Citizens with information about this crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP(7867) or Text your crime tip to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637), Text TELLCS…
NOPD believes recruiting push is paying off
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 16:49
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The New Orleans Police Department believes its recruitment efforts are paying off. NOPD Chief Michael Harrison spoke to the city council about the department's efforts. NOPD officials said they have hired 59 recruits so far this year and a couple dozen more are expected to graduate next month. Officials said they are getting more qualified applicants and with the launching of the online application site, they have received more than…
Damaged French Quarter building completely collapses
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 16:49
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A third story balcony partially collapsed in the French Quarter on Tuesday afternoon. No one was injured, according to emergency medical workers. The collapse happened around 4:30 p.m. in the 800 block of Royal Street. Debris fell onto a second floor balcony, causing that to crumble to the ground. New Orleans firefighters said they are trying to stop a gas leak and a water leak. Nobody has been asked to…
Two dead in shooting attack at Canada’s Parliament
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 16:48
Updated at 1:40 p.m. — OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the country's capital was shot to death Wednesday, and gunfire then erupted inside Parliament, authorities said. One gunman was killed, and police said they were searching for as many as two others. People fled Parliament by scrambling down scaffolding erected for renovations, while others took cover inside as police with rifles and body armor took up…
Other party-no party register gains in voter rolls
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 16:48
Louisiana’s voter rolls jumped by nearly 36,000 in the last two months of the registration period leading up to the Nov. 4 election, with more than half of the new voters opting for neither Democrat nor Republican designation, according to registration statistics released Wednesday. State election data also shows there were twice as many black registrants as there were white and other races combined during the period. Secretary of State Tom Schedler’s office Wednesday certified…
Amendment No. 8 preserves reef money for its purpose: A letter to the editor
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 16:23
If you love saltwater fishing in Louisiana, you have probably fished an artificial reef. Whether you enjoy fishing or just care about fish habitat in Louisiana,
Eric Skrmetta outraises opponents in Public Service Commission race, opponents criticize big utility backers
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 16:23
Eric Skrmetta has raised significantly more money than his opponents in the race to keep his seat on the state Public Service Commission, attracting more than
Saints' Khiry Robinson, Pierre Thomas, Jonathan Goodwin and Kyle Knox all miss Wednesday practice
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 15:48
Saints running back Khiry Robinson, running back Pierre Thomas, center Jonathan Goodwin and linebacker Kyle Knox on Wednesday all missed New Orleans’ first day of full preparations for their game at home against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night. Robinson missed with a forearm injury Wednesday after playing five of the Saints’ 74 snaps during their 24-23 defeat at Detroit this past Sunday, but his injury was not announced at the Lions game.
92 percent of teachers in LA receive 'effective' rating
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 15:48
BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) - Nearly all public school teachers received a passing grade from the state's evaluation system. The report said 92 percent of teachers in the state received an "effective" rating, up three percent from last year. The grading system compass focused on teacher performance from last school year, judging them on student test performance and instructional style. For a breakdown of each school's teacher performance, click here. Copyright 2014 WVUE. All rights…
Software developer expanding into Baton Rouge
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 15:47
A Shreveport-based software developer for collecting and managing student information will establish a satellite office with a payroll of $5.4 million in Baton Rouge, officials said Wednesday. EDgear is the 30-year-old software developer, and it will place 85 full-time employees at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport over the next three years. “EDgear’s decision to locate in Baton Rouge demonstrates the region’s attractiveness as a place to do business,” said Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden. “This company’s…
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