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Ole Miss evens series with 5-1 win over LSU

Friday, 18 April 2014 22:45
From LSU Sports OXFORD, Miss. – Tenth-ranked Ole Miss evened its SEC series with No. 7 LSU Friday night as the Rebels posted a 5-1 victory at Swayze Field. LSU, which defeated the Rebels, 4-3 in 13 innings, on Thursday night, dropped to 29-10-1 overall and 9-7-1 in the SEC. Ole Miss improved to 30-10 overall and 10-7 in conference play. The teams conclude the series at 1 p.m. CT Saturday in a game that…
Prosecutor alleges more investors enticed with tax credits
Friday, 18 April 2014 22:32
Former Baton Rouge businessman Gregory M. Walker, who has admitted defrauding buyers of $1.4 million in Louisiana film tax credits that he did not own, allegedly enticed $325,000 from other investors in July. At the time, Walker, 47, and his attorneys already were in plea negotiations with federal prosecutors in the larger case. As a result of the new allegations, Walker surrendered to deputy federal marshals on Tuesday in response to an order by U.S.…
Livonia High to take in 180 new students
Friday, 18 April 2014 22:32
The looming shutdown of Pointe Coupee Central High School has some residents questioning whether Livonia High School will be able to handle the influx of new students next school year, and at least one School Board member is open to reopening the shuttered school after a year of standing empty. U.S. District Judge James J. Brady’s April 7 decision to shut down Pointe Coupee Central came at the request of the state’s Recovery School District,…
Police report another home invasion in university area
Friday, 18 April 2014 22:15
WWLTV.com Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @WWLTV NEW ORLEANS -- Police are reporting another home invasion in the university area, the latest occurring Friday afternoon. It happened near the intersection of Broadway and Spruce streets at about 3 p.m. Friday. According to the Tulane Police Department, a man answered the door to the home and found two men on his doorstep. One of the men pulled out a gun and the two forced their way into…
53-year-old man missing for over two weeks
Friday, 18 April 2014 22:15
WWLTV.com Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @WWLTV NEW ORLEANS -- A 53-year-old man hasn't been seen or heard from in over two weeks, according to the New Orleans Police Department. The family of James McElveen, 53, last spoke with him via cell phone on April 3. He said he was in New Orleans East. According to the family, that was the last they've heard or seen of him since. They said the behavior is uncharacteristic.
Fire displaces four families before Easter weekend
Friday, 18 April 2014 22:15
Jaclyn Kelley / Eyewitness News Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @jkelleyWWL METAIRIE, La. - A three-alarm fire at a Metairie apartment complex has left four families and a total of 17 people homeless. Four apartment units now sit charred and doused in water after a fire started inside the walls of the complex. At the time Mona Khalil was home with her mother and brother when, suddenly, she noticed heavy smoke coming from their bathroom.
Young patients with serious illnesses get special prom treatment
Friday, 18 April 2014 22:15
Tania Dall / Eyewitness News Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @taniadall NEW ORLEANS -- Dozens of kids got a chance to attend a prom like no other. Children's Hospital held its annual Prom of Champions on Friday in the Central Business District. The stars of the night were young patients battling serious illness. "I heard it's going to be fun, and it's fun!" Limos, a stretch hummer and even a streetcar -- these special guests were…
Coast Guard member convicted of rape in N.O.
Friday, 18 April 2014 21:45
After a weeklong court-martial in the federal courthouse in New Orleans, a jury of eight Coast Guard members convicted one of their own Friday in the sexual assault of a female Coast Guard member in late 2012. The jury of five women and three men deliberated for more than 12 hours over two days before finding Petty Officer 3rd Class Joe D. Newmans guilty on two counts of sexual assault and a count of assault…
Murder rate still sliding in New Orleans
Friday, 18 April 2014 21:45
Murder has been ingrained in the culture of New Orleans for decades, a fact of life that is perhaps the city’s most dubious distinction. Year after year, the city ranks among the nation’s deadliest, with a stubbornly high rate of killings fueled by chronic gun violence. But last year’s body count caused something of a double-take for many observers, who could have been forgiven for thinking the official 2013 tally was missing a few months…
Wake of Shreveport man shot last week ends with gun pulled, arrest
Friday, 18 April 2014 21:32
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A dust-up at the wake of a man recently slain in Shreveport ended with an arrest Friday evening after one man allegedly pulled out a gun. Shreveport police were called about 7 p.m. to the Bryant Temple Church of Christ in the 6800 block of West Canal Street in the city's Sunset Acres neighborhood. That was where a wake was taking place for Tyrone Youngblood, 30 who was killed last week…