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Justice Delayed: Family injured by drunk driver waits years for prosecution

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 21:41
MANDEVILLE, LA (WVUE) - Imagine if a vehicle carrying your wife and children was hit by an alleged drunk driver, and he somehow got a slap on the wrist. That's the dilemma facing members of a Mandeville family, who are still waiting for the driver to be tried for drunk driving more than two years later. "When I saw him coming as fast as he was, I realized he was going to hit us if…
Holiday travelers hit the roads and skies the day before Thanksgiving
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 21:06
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Many travelers got an early start on their exit from work Wednesday, heading to airports and the interstates. Whether it's a road trip or just trying to move around the city, drivers hoped to avoid snarled traffic the day before Thanksgiving. "Yeah, I'm trying to get a good start on it," said trucker Michael Johnson. "Probably busy right now. Getting worse as the day goes by." He was not looking…
Early voting for runoff election continues Saturday
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 21:06
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Early voting for the December 6 runoff election will end Saturday. There will be no early voting on Thanksgiving or Black Friday. Both candidates will face off on WAFB in the only debate before the runoff. The Final Debate will be held on Monday, December 1. You can watch it live starting at 7 p.m. on WAFB, www.wafb.com, as well as our free mobile news app. Follow all news about…
Woman accused of stealing from ATC co-workers' purses faces theft charge
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 21:06
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Louisiana State Police arrested a woman working for Louisiana Alcohol and Tobacco Control who is accused of taking cash from her co-workers' purses. Troopers reported Lindy Tullier, a non-commissioned employee, was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a theft charge. She was released from jail after posting bond and has since been fired. The ATC office is located within Louisiana State Police headquarters. "These actions will not…
Bobby Jindal's chief of staff makes 'Forty under 40' list from Baton Rouge Business Report
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 21:06
Gov. Bobby Jindal's chief of staff, Kyle Plotkin, earned a space on the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report's "Forty under 40" list of rising local stars
Alabama faces state budget shortfall, though not one as bad as Louisiana, AL.com reports
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 20:44
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is raising concerns about his state's pending budget shortfall that could be as high as $256 million for next financial cycle, and
French Quarter attack, robbery caught on video: NOPD
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 20:44
New Orleans police released surveillance footage of what they say is an attack and robbery Saturday (Nov. 22) in the French Quarter. According to police, the
Missing 11-year-old found safe in Slidell
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 20:44
An 11-year-old Slidell boy who police said was reported missing this weekend was found safe Wednesday (Nov. 26) at a Slidell gas station. Detective Daniel Seuzeneau
DA candidates fight to finish first
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 20:41
Reform has been a familiar campaign theme this year in St. Tammany Parish, where voters saw their longtime coroner packed off to federal prison and are now weighing which candidate should succeed 30-year incumbent Walter Reed, who chose not to seek another term amid revelations that a federal grand jury and the legislative auditor were scrutinizing the 22nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office. But street crime, not political corruption, has dominated the discussion in recent weeks…
Board seeks voter approval on tax
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 20:41
The Orleans Parish School Board will be asking local voters on Dec. 6 to approve a proposition allowing the board to use some of the tax dollars it already collects to pay for long-term upkeep of the city’s new school buildings. None of this seems controversial, at first. In fact, the proposition would not even change anyone’s tax bills. An existing property tax of 4.97 mills — meaning an annual bill of about $62 for…

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