Home invasion victim talks about being beaten, robbed

Thursday, 31 July 2014 18:24
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - One suspect is in custody police are searching for two others after they forced their way into a New Orleans East home, and beat and robbed an 85-year-old man. The attack happened Friday in the 5600 block of St. Helena place. FOX 8 is concealing the identity of the victim, who spoke to us through a translator. "When he was at the table, then two men came into the house,"…
Alabama man wanted for child sex abuse captured in Slidell
Thursday, 31 July 2014 18:24
SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) - An Alabama man wanted for the molestation and sodomy of a child under 12 was captured Thursday in Slidell. A Slidell Police detective assigned to the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force received information that 28-year-old Christopher Jarrell was in the area. Authorities found him hiding in a trailer at the Eagle Lake Trailer Park. After a brief struggle, Jarrell was taken into custody. He is being held at the Slidell City…
LSP alerts motorists, passengers to new laws that start Aug. 1
Thursday, 31 July 2014 17:39
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - There are 551 new laws that go into effect on August 1, 2014, and Louisiana State Police Troopers would like to highlight some of the changes that both drivers and passengers should be aware of. School Zone Cell Phone Ban: Motorists are now prohibited from using any type of hand held wireless communications device while traveling through schools zones during posted hours. The law includes use of a cellular/wireless device…
Former LSU pitching star Anthony Ranaudo set to make MLB debut Friday
Thursday, 31 July 2014 17:39
Baton Rouge, LA (LSU) - Former LSU right-hander Anthony Ranaudo is scheduled to make his MLB debut in Boston Friday night as the Red Sox starting pitcher against the New York Yankees. First pitch for Friday’s game in Fenway Park is set for 7:10 p.m. ET (6:10 p.m. CT), and it will be televised by the MLB Network. Ranaudo, a native of Jackson, N.J., was a three-year letterman at LSU from 2008-10, and he was…
9News Investigators: Nightmare at Elm Grove Part IV
Thursday, 31 July 2014 17:39
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - After 9News Investigators exposed a decrepit Baton Rouge apartment complex, inspectors with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) showed up and spoke with residents about their concerns. Elm Grove Garden Apartments near the Baton Rouge Metro Airport are a government-funded complex and has been added to the federal government’s list of priorities. The living conditions at the complex are so vile, the owner was ordered to get to make specific repairs…
USA Today: Mary Landrieu among 24 senators who use charter flights for travel
Thursday, 31 July 2014 17:37
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., was one of 24 senators who flew on taxpayer-funded charter planes to travel around their home states in 2013, according
CAMP REPORT: Second-round pick Jean-Baptiste still learning
Thursday, 31 July 2014 17:29
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Consider Saints training camp graduate school for second-round pick Stanley Jean-Baptiste. Jean-Baptiste is learning the nuances of Rob Ryan’s defense, including the many coverages, adjustments and techniques. Yes, his specialty is bump-and-run coverage, but he must learn — if not master — much more to earn a spot this season on the field. Coach Sean Payton said Thursday morning he’s looking for daily improvement from rookies like Jean-Baptiste, who played…
Woman found shot under Gentilly bridge identified
Thursday, 31 July 2014 17:23
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The Orleans Parish Coroner has identified a woman whose body was found Tuesday under a Gentilly bridge as Rebecca Demuth, 23. Police said Demuth was found shot to death under the bridge at France Road and Almonaster. The body was reported to authorities at around 11 a.m. The coroner said the death is under investigation. Copyright 2014WVUE. All rights reserved.
Retired Lieutenant Sam Vitter laid to rest Thursday
Thursday, 31 July 2014 16:37
PRAIRIEVILLE, LA (WAFB) - Family, friends, and dozens of men and women from the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said goodbye to former Lieutenant Sam Vitter Thursday morning. Vitter died this past weekend in a drowning accident. Investigators say that 56-year-old Lt. Sam Vitter was found dead after jumping into a pond to rescue his yorkshire terrier. According to the office of APSO Sheriff Jeff Wiley, a call from the Spanish Oaks subdivision in Prairieville, La.…
Changes coming to vehicle inspection sticker laws
Thursday, 31 July 2014 16:37
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The days of weather interfering with your car inspection are about to be over. Starting Friday, you will be able to get an inspection sticker in the rain. It is certainly convenient, but not everyone is behind the new law. Getting your car inspected is a relatively routine process. The inspector checks under your hood to make sure nothing smells funny, they check your brakes and lights. If you live…

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