What the 2015 Elections Can Tell Us

Thursday, 26 February 2015 10:16
By Rhodes CookChicago Mayor Rahm Manuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesus Garcia, who are to face off in a run-off in April after neither won a majority of votes in the Feb. 24 primary election.Associated Press At first glance, 2015 looks like a quiet “bridge” year, connecting the midterm elections of 2014 with the presidential election of 2016. Yet 2015 should actually be far more vibrant than that.
Owner of Olde Towne Slidell building still hopes to restore it
Thursday, 26 February 2015 10:09
The owner of a derelict structure in Olde Towne Slidell got one last extension from the Slidell City Council this week in hopes he can show
St. John council approves $634,500 contract to design Reserve sewage pond; seeks Peavine boat launch bids
Thursday, 26 February 2015 10:09
The St. John the Baptist Parish Council has awarded a $634,500 engineering contract to convert a sewage detention pond in Reserve to a sewage treatment pond.
New Parisite Skateboard Park, a $350,000 project, opens Saturday in Gentilly
Thursday, 26 February 2015 09:18
On Saturday (Feb. 28) at noon, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will ceremonially open the city's only official skateboard park. The assembly of concrete moguls, mesas,
Krewe of G-Old Timers holds dance, seafood dinners set in Hahnville
Thursday, 26 February 2015 09:18
Harney Hooper Jr. of Luling and Barbara Pitts of Hahnville reigned as king and queen of the fourth annual Krewe of G-Old Timers Mardi Gras dance
American Legion presents awards; Lake Maurepas Swamp Trail project continues; LaPlace homebuilder honored
Thursday, 26 February 2015 09:18
The American Legion Post 383 of LaPlace recently honored its law enforcement, educator and citizen of the year during its general meeting Feb. 19 at LaBelle
The sun returns, chilly temperatures persist
Thursday, 26 February 2015 09:11
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The cold rain has finally moves out allowing a drier pattern over the next few days. We will finally see some sunny periods, but the temperatures will stay on the chilly side through Friday. Temperatures will be well below average/normal of 68 with highs struggling to get above 50 today. More cold is coming for Friday with only a slight warm upon Saturday. We should get back into the 60s by…
All lanes re-opened: At least 10 vehicles involved in crash on eastbound 1-10 at Veterans
Thursday, 26 February 2015 09:11
(WVUE) - All lanes have been re-opened following a massive accident on eastbound I-10 at Veterans Memorial Boulevard. At least ten vehicles were involved in an accident on Thursday morning. Two lanes were blocked as crews worked to clear the scene. The accident caused heavy traffic for commuters in New Orleans, snarling traffic for several hours There has been no word on injuries at this time. FOX 8 will update the story as details become…
Monitor cites slow progress in Orleans jail reforms
Thursday, 26 February 2015 09:11
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The monitor overseeing reforms at the New Orleans jail says progress has been made, but the jail remains a dangerous place, still plagued by inmates' assaults on each other and on jail staff, attempted suicides, and allegations of sexual assault. Susan McCampbell's latest report, a 130-page document, was filed Wednesday in federal court. It says health and mental health care at the facility remains insufficient, while sanitation and cleanliness are poor.…
Man in critical condition following 7th Ward armed robbery
Thursday, 26 February 2015 09:11
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A 52-year-old man is in critical condition following an armed robbery in the 7th Ward. The incident happened just before 9 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of N. Claiborne Avenue and Annette Street. Officers say that the victim was approached by three unknown men. One of the suspects was armed with a knife. Officers say that the armed suspect stabbed the victim and fled the scene with $60 in cash. The…

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