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Vitter grills attorney general candidate

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 18:03
WASHINGTON— U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., aggressively questioned attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch about her defense of the Obama administration’s controversial immigration policy in her confirmation hearing Wednesday. “I have a huge concern regarding what I think is the president’s illegal, unconstitutional executive amnesty,” Vitter said to Lynch in the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, “and I have a huge concern that you think it is within the law.” Democratic President Barack Obama announced in…
Officer, two others injured in 5-car crash in Lafayette
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 18:03
Two civilians and a Lafayette police officer directing school traffic were injured Wednesday morning in a five-car crash in the 2200 block of Johnston Street. A Chevrolet Tahoe headed north on Johnston Street struck a car that was leaving the parking lot at Our Lady of Fatima School, causing the Tahoe to veer into the southbound lane and crash into the officer and three other cars stopped in traffic, police spokesman Cpl. Paul Mouton said.
The Onion pokes fun at Bobby Jindal's presidential aspirations
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 18:02
The Onion, a satirical newspaper that often riffs on current events, has turned its sharp wit on Gov. Bobby Jindal and his presidential aspirations. The
Landry-Walker teen murdered over $40 video-game controller, NOPD says
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 18:02
The Landry-Walker High student slain Monday while walking to his school bus stop was killed over an Xbox video-game controller that retails for about $40,
Focus helps ex-Saint Ninkovich find a home with New England
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 18:02
PHOENIX — Part of Rob Ninkovich is thankful for the time he spent in New Orleans. If he ever falters as a defensive end, he now knows he has a skill he can fall back on as a long snapper. So he never has to worry about finding a job in another field. It’s like Patriots coach Bill Belichick often tells his players: “The more you can do, the better.” “I just did it the…
Airline offers new non-stop flights out of Armstrong
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 17:58
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport on Wednesday announced that Branson AirExpress will begin service from three destinations beginning May 6. The non-stop destinations include Cancun, Mexico; and Branson, Missouri. Direct service to Cincinnati will also be offered with a short stopover in Branson. Branson AirExpress has been offering discount flights from the Midwest region since 2009. Branson AirExpress will be using Orange Air to provide air service into New…
City breaks ground on new streetcar line
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 17:58
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Construction is officially underway on the North Rampart Streetcar line. Mayor Mitch Landrieu and city and RTA officials broke ground on the project Wednesday afternoon. The 1.6 mile streetcar line will connect to the Loyola Line and will run from Canal Street to Elysian Fields. Red streetcars are expected to run along the route by the third quarter of 2016. The streetcars will roll in the left lane of traffic, the…
FBI raids office of St. Bernard Parish president
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 17:58
CHALMETTE, LA (WVUE) - The FBI raided the office of St. Bernard President Dave Peralta on Wednesday. A source tells FOX 8 News that agents have been at the government complex much of the day looking at computers and possibly other items in the complex. A special grand jury was seated in St. Bernard Parish on Jan. 15, and a source said it's investigating possible new malfeasance in office charges against Peralta. State investigators have…
UNO's Ron Maestri excited about second season back in the dugout
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 17:58
(WVUE) - A year ago, Ron Maestri came out of retirement to coach UNO baseball and the team struggled to win just 11 games. The good news for the 74-year-old is that his young team gained valuable experience that will carry over to this year. "We've got some better players and we really worked on attitude this fall and coming into spring, so I think we're better. We're playing a much better schedule, but overall…
St. Bernard DA says out-of-parish agency handling investigation into possible civic center theft, money laundering
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 17:58
St. Bernard Parish District Attorney Perry Nicosia said Wednesday (Jan. 28) that an out-of-parish law enforcement agency is investigating possible charges against the former parish civic

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