Harahan overspends its budget yet again, even as sales tax revenue increases

Thursday, 18 December 2014 15:57
If the Harahan City Council does not amend its 2014 budget Thursday night, the legislative auditor's office will have grounds for the second consecutive year to
Baton Rouge area home sales rise 4.4% in November
Thursday, 18 December 2014 15:01
Home sales in metro Baton Rouge were up by 4.4 percent in November, thanks to increased sales in Ascension and East Baton Rouge parishes. There were 615 home sales that closed in November in the eight-parish area, according to figures released Thursday by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors. That compares with 589 closed sales in November 2013. Once again, the biggest monthly gainer was Ascension Parish, where sales were up nearly 29 percent…
Feds say they found one of largest child porn collections found in La.
Thursday, 18 December 2014 15:01
Photo provided by the Louisiana Attorney General's Office -- Robert SwanA Ponchatoula man faces 15 to 40 years in prison for downloading more than half a million images of child pornography — one of the largest collections ever found in the state, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Robert Swan, 52, pleaded guilty Thursday for his role in a massive child porn network that included pictures and videos of children as young as 4 weeks of…
Harahan woman arrested, accused of lying about carjacking, cops say
Thursday, 18 December 2014 15:00
Kenner Police arrested a Harahan woman accused of lying about a carjacking and the theft of diamond ring worth $10,500. Marie Van Matre Knight, 49, told
Boko Haram kidnaps 185 more Nigerians; 219 schoolgirls still missing
Thursday, 18 December 2014 15:00
Islamic extremists killed 35 people and kidnapped at least 185, fleeing residents said Thursday of an attack near the town where nearly 300 schoolgirls were taken
Ponchatoula man had one of largest child porn collections ever in Louisiana, according to officials
Thursday, 18 December 2014 15:00
A 52-year-old Ponchatoula man pled guilty to sexually exploiting children, including receiving images depicting the sexual victimization of children, U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite said in
St. Tammany Parish school district sets 2015-2016 school calendar
Thursday, 18 December 2014 15:00
The St. Tammany Parish school district has set its 2015-2016 school calendar. The first day of class for students will be Aug. 7. While the the
Photos released of suspect vehicle in deadly St. Rose hit-and-run
Thursday, 18 December 2014 14:58
ST. ROSE, LA (WVUE) - State Police have released surveillance photos of a suspect vehicle allegedly involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash in St. Rose on Thanksgiving morning. According to Louisiana State Police Troop B, 25-year-old Christin Allday was walking east across St. Rose Avenue around 1:45 a.m. when she was struck by a vehicle. Troopers now believe that the vehicle involved was a dark colored truck or SUV. The vehicle traveled southbound in the…
Deadline is Friday for some selective New Orleans public school programs
Thursday, 18 December 2014 13:58
The application window for students to enter several selective New Orleans public school programs closes Friday. The list includes most of the city's public language-immersion options.
More than 1 in 4 school-aged children in Louisiana live in poverty
Thursday, 18 December 2014 13:58
If a link exists between poverty and poor educational outcomes, Louisiana's rate of school-aged children living below the poverty line may explain some of the state's

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