Defying their age

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 22:01
A look at three of the NFL’s top quarterbacks, all going strong in their mid- to late-30s. Drew Brees New Orleans Saints Age to start season: 35 2013 stats: 446 of 650, 5,162 yards, 39 touchdowns, 12 interceptions Peyton Manning Denver Broncos Age: 38 2013 stats: 450 of 659, 5,477 yards, 55 touchdowns, 10 interceptions Tom Brady New England Patriots Age: 36 2013 stats: 380 of 628, 4,343 yards, 25 touchdowns, 11 interceptions
BESE joins Common Core lawsuit
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 21:53
Louisiana’s top school board Tuesday voted to join a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal aimed at allowing Common Core tests to proceed as planned. The vote was 6-4. The vote came after less than an hour of debate and public testimony before the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Chas Roemer, president of the panel, said joining the lawsuit makes sense because the legal challenge is about what BESE’s role is in establishing and…
NOPD officer arrested on sex charges involving juvenile
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 21:50
WWLTV.com Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @WWLTV NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans Police Department officer has been placed on emergency suspension after he was arrested on sex charges involving a juvenile. Officer Willie A. Gant, Sr., a 26-year veteran on the force, faces two counts of “indecent behavior with juveniles and two counts of sexual battery on a juvenile,” according to the police department. Gant was arrested Monday after the NOPD’s Special Victims Unit began…
Heart of Louisiana: Singer-songwriters take the stage at Chelsea's
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 21:50
BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) - If you are a frustrated singer-songwriter who would like to find a place to perform, there is an audience that gathers once a month to hear aspiring musicians. FOX 8's Dave McNamara takes us to songwriters' night at Chelsea's Café in Baton Rouge in tonight's Heart of Louisiana. Lynn Anzelmo spent eight years as a working musician on the hotel circuit before he decided to settle into the restaurant business.…
Gusman sued over inmate’s ‘preventable’ suicide
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 21:00
The mother of an Orleans Parish Prison inmate who hanged himself last year filed a lawsuit in federal court this week against Sheriff Marlin Gusman and several jail officials, claiming deputies denied her son psychiatric treatment and ignored “manifest signs” that he intended to take his own life. The 40-page lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court, says Clifton Morgan’s September 2013 death was “entirely preventable.” “Although Mr. Morgan pleaded with the defendants to provide him…
Couple accused in death present case
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 21:00
Two questions into cross-examining his wife on the witness stand during the first full day of their defense case, Errol Victor Sr. argued that he should be allowed to present evidence that would have been used to impeach her testimony. It was another bizarre moment in a six-year-old legal case that has already had more than its share of twists and turns. The couple, Errol and Tonya Victor, are representing themselves in the trial. They…
Judge: Ex-Jefferson deputy killed man in bank fraud scam
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 21:00
In a resounding ruling in the case of long-missing Metairie barfly Albert Bloch, a federal judge found Tuesday that former Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office Deputy Mark Hebert killed Bloch in a bid to cover up an ongoing bank fraud, then stole Bloch’s TV from his apartment in one “final blow.” U.S. District Judge Jane Triche-Milazzo found “clear and convincing evidence” that the 49-year-old ex-deputy committed second-degree murder, despite the facts that Bloch’s body never turned…
BR man pleads not guilty in federal smuggling case
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 20:51
A Baton Rouge man pleaded not guilty Monday in Oklahoma to federal charges of smuggling, conspiracy and money laundering stemming from a multi-state investigation into the alleged importation of chemicals used to make drugs commonly described as synthetic marijuana. Tim Tran, 42, entered the plea of not guilty Monday afternoon during an arraignment at a federal courthouse in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tran, along with 10 other people from around the country, including several from Louisiana, are…
Official ups bail for man accused of rape
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 20:51
A court commissioner this week more than doubled the bail for a Baton Rouge man accused of raping a woman Saturday following a date arranged through a popular online application called Tinder. The bail for Jacob Hirsch Witz, 22, was increased from $35,000 to $75,000, booking records show. He is being held in Parish Prison on a count of forcible rape and remained there Tuesday night in lieu of the new bail. A court commissioner…
JP seeks sex offender who fails to register a 3rd time
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 20:49
METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) - A man with a history of failing to register as a sex offender is once again in trouble with the law. Jefferson Parish investigators are asking for the public's help in locating Kenneth Lee Smith. Smith is required to register as a sex offender after a conviction for indecent behavior with a juvenile. This is the third time he has failed to register. Investigators said Smith is known to go by…

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