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Deputies: Man grabs woman by hair; pulls her off dirt bike

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:46
ARABI, LA (WVUE) - Deputies say that a suspect grabbed an 18-year-old woman by the hair and dragged her off her dirt bike in Arabi. A New Orleans couple now faces multiple charges. Officers say that a woman, 18, was riding her dirt bike near the intersection of Patricia Street and Rowley on Monday when the incident occurred. The victim states she was stopped at a stop sign when a man exited a nearby vehicle;…
Regents approve $350K contract for new commissioner
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:44
The state Board of Regents on Wednesday approved a $350,000 contract for incoming Higher Education Commissioner Joseph Rallo. The contract, as the board unanimously voted, runs through Dec. 31, 2017 and is subject to Louisiana Senate confirmation. He’s slated to start the job Jan. 2. Rallo, who is finishing up a seven-year tenure with the Texas Tech System, was selected for the post earlier this month. He has spent this week in Baton Rouge learning…
Hot topics load Metro Council's agenda for tonight's meeting
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:20
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The East Baton Rouge Metro Council agenda is loaded for tonight's meeting. Tonight, members will vote on a temporary contract that has ride-sharing service Uber paying $100 per month to service customers at the airport. There is already an ordinance in the books that regulates the monthly payments required by taxi cab and limo companies to work at the airport. Since Uber isn't classified in that category, the contract would…
Health officials say Ebola low-risk in Miss.
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:20
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - State health officials say they are keeping Mississippi hospitals and medical facilities up-to-date on Ebola identification and treatment. State Health Officer Dr. Mary Currier, speaking at a briefing in Jackson on Wednesday, says Ebola is low-risk in Mississippi. However, she says the Health Department is working with hospitals to get staff trained and prepared to handle any cases that might show up. Currier says identification of the disease is the important…
LSU picked to finish fourth in the SEC, Mickey named to first team All-SEC
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:20
BIRMINGHAM, AL (SEC) - The LSU men's basketball team has been picked to finish fourth in the SEC. It's no surprise that Kentucky is the unanimous pick to win the SEC, earning all 20 first place votes of a select panel of both SEC and national media members. LSU's Jordan Mickey was a First Team All-SEC pick. Last year the Tiger sophomore was named to the Coaches All-SEC Second Team, All-SEC Freshman Team, and the…
Only 11 percent of uninsured know Obamacare enrollment is upcoming, New York Times reports
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:20
Only 11 percent of uninsured people know that enrollment for insurance through the Affordable Care Act begins next month, according to an article in The New
5th District candidates meet in televised forum, newspaper reports
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:20
Candidates for the 5th Congressional District participated in a televised candidate forum Tuesday night, according to an article in The News-Star. Rep. Vance McAllister, R-Swartz, is
Police: Man grabs woman by hair; pulls her off dirt bike
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:45
ARABI, LA (WVUE) -- - Police say the suspect grabbed an 18-year-old woman by the hair and dragged her off her dirt bike in Arabi. A New Orleans couple now faces multiple charges. Police say that a woman, 18, was riding her dirt bike near the intersection of Patricia Street and Rowley on Monday when the incident occurred. The victim states she was stopped at a stop sign when a man exited a nearby vehicle;…
Crews attempt to stabilize crumbling building in French Quarter
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:45
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Bricks continue to block Royal Street Wednesday morning following a partial building collapse in the heart of the French Quarter. Royal remains blocked between Dumaine and St. Ann following the collapse around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 800 block of Royal Street. The area is closed to vehicles and pedestrians until further notice. Firefighters and code enforcement officers spent Wednesday morning assessing the building from the outside and above. The…
CDC calls for new Ebola safety guidelines
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:44
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden laid out new guidelines for health care workers when dealing with the deadly Ebola virus, including new precautions when taking off personal protective equipment.
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