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CAMP REPORT: Cornerbacks getting healthier; Byrd dominates

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 23:39
Under the lights of Mandeville High School’s football stadium Wednesday night, signs were relatively good that the Saints could soon have a full complement of cornerbacks as they sort out how the depth chart will look at that position. Not only did entrenched No. 1 cornerback Keenan Lewis participate in team drills after missing practices Monday and Tuesday with an apparent leg injury he sustained in an exhibition against Tennessee last week, but veteran cornerback…
St. James Council may form flood control committee
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 23:34
Kate Stevens| Special to The Advocate Aug. 20, 2014 Comments VACHERIE — The St. James Parish Council is closer to forming a parishwide flood control committee. Councilman Jason Amato, who is preparing an ordinance to form the committee, said he hopes the tentatively named St.
Officials hold town hall meeting on VA wait times
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 23:28
Tania Dall / Eyewitness News Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @taniadall NEW ORLEANS -- Town hall meetings are taking place across the state hosted by Louisiana's Department of Veterans Affairs to hear from veterans first-hand about their experiences with VA services. The controversy surrounding VA patient wait times is being felt on both the local and state levels, including in St. Charles Parish. "It feels like it was a long time ago. South Louisiana has got…
Man dies in Algiers shooting
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 23:28
WWLTV.com Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @WWLTV NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans police are investigating a shooting in Algiers that claimed the life of a man late Wednesday night. The shooting happened in the 1800 block of W. Homestead before 10:45 p.m., according to the New Orleans Police Department. A police spokesperson said a man was shot and killed at that location. The victim won't be identified until his family is notified. Police haven't named a…
Bar owners divided on proposed smoking ban in N.O. bars, casinos
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 23:28
Monica Hernandez / Eyewitness News Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @mhernandezwwl NEW ORLEANS - When you walk into the Maple Leaf Bar on Wednesdays, you'll notice something's different. No one is lighting a cigarette. Signs around the bar say, “Tonight’s show is no smoking.” It’s an experiment the bar began conducting every Wednesday about two months ago. “It looks like it's the wave of the future, so we might as well get on board with it,”…
Saints practice packs stadium
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 22:38
What are front-row seats for a Saints practice worth? For Fred McMullen, of Covington, and his daughter, Alexa, it meant being in line at Mandeville High’s Sid Theriot Stadium at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday — 3½ hours before the team took the field and 90 minutes before the gates opened — to make sure they would have their choice of where to watch the team go through a two-hour workout in the Saints’ first visit to…
Audit of animal shelter sought
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 22:33
Volunteers aid work at St. Landry facility by bobby ardoin| Special to The Advocate Aug. 20, 2014 Comments OPELOUSAS — The St. Landry Parish Council is asking the state Legislative Auditor’s Office to perform a three-year financial audit of the parish animal shelter. Council member Wayne Ardoin said parish government has spent heavily over the past year to improve conditions at the facility, located at the St.
Council rift on zoning deepens
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 22:33
Members hire separate attorneys by ellyn couvillion| This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Aug. 20, 2014 Comments GONZALES — The schism in the Gonzales City Council widened Wednesday when members hired two attorneys to represent the council’s opposing points of view in a lawsuit filed against it over a zoning issue.
Grandmother brings twist to race
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 22:33
Council rejects rezoning for bar near Southdowns
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 22:32
Time Out Lounge was formerly on Old Hammond Highway by Rebekah Allen| This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Aug. 20, 2014 Comments The owners of the Time Out Lounge, who lost their bar on Old Hammond Highway to a fire, suffered another setback Wednesday when the Baton Rouge Metro Council rejected a rezoning request that would have allowed them to reopen at a new location just off Perkins Road.
 

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