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Local Christians reflect on sacrifice on Good Friday

Friday, 18 April 2014 18:47
Thanh Truong / Eyewitness News Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @thanh412 NEW ORLEANS -- For many Catholics and Christians in metro New Orleans, Good Friday ceremonies often focus on themes of struggle and sacrifice. In one annual ceremony, those themes literally went on display. Antoine Barriere is the pastor at Household of Faith Church in New Orleans East. The church's annual reenactment of "The Passion" stands as one of the most visual local observances of the…
Action Report: Outnumber Hunger concert helps local food banks
Friday, 18 April 2014 18:47
Bill Capo / Eyewitness News Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @billcapo NEW ORLEANS -- The line stretches around the corner when lunch is served at the St. Jude Community Center, with families living on minimum wage, senior citizens and those who lost jobs. For each, this meal is critical. "There's always a need for food, Bill," said Glenn Turner, who runs the program. "We average some 250 to 300 meals a day, including breakfast and lunch,…
Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Chairman Jerome Zeringue on getting BP fine money to aid state coastal restoration program
Friday, 18 April 2014 18:45
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BP oil spill: scientists struggling to understand effects four years later
Friday, 18 April 2014 18:45
Four years after the BP Deepwater Horizon blowout and the uncontrolled release of as much as 200 million gallons of crude oil, scientists are still struggling
Meachem’s back in the receiving mix
Friday, 18 April 2014 18:30
The Saints are bringing wide receiver Robert Meachem back for another season. The eight-year veteran, the team’s first-round draft pick in 2007, signed a one-year contract, the Saints announced Friday. Terms were not released, but Meachem likely will receive the veteran’s minimum of $855,000. Meachem rejoined the Saints just before the start of last season after being released by San Diego, with which he had signed a four-year contract in 2012. Seeing mostly backup duty,…
As residents complain, is it time to re-align the NOPD?
Friday, 18 April 2014 18:30
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A New Orleans woman is upset that it took police a full day to respond to her repeated calls for help after her mother's home was broken into off Airline Highway. Police say it points to the need for additional manpower. It happened on Monday. Catina Williams' daughter discovered the family home was broken into, and three flat-screen TVs were gone. Burglars had busted one window on the left side of…
Lawmakers think it's time to change the law on reporting hospital infections
Friday, 18 April 2014 18:30
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Some local state lawmakers think it is time to talk about changing Louisiana law given revelations about the deadly fungal infection at Children's Hospital. Currently state law does not require the reporting of hospital acquired infections. Children's Hospital said that when it learned there was an outbreak of mucormycosis it did a "rapid" investigation and contacted the state health departments as well as the Centers for Disease control, a federal…
Community garden getting ready for planting
Friday, 18 April 2014 18:30
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A Shreveport community garden wants you to come out and help get things ready for planting. Work began Friday with prepping the flower beds at the Dittle's Fairfield Community Garden. Organizers want folks from across the city to help create the garden, which is located in the city's Highland Neighborhood at the corner of Southern Avenue and Olive Street.
Baton Rouge Police compete in canine competition
Friday, 18 April 2014 18:30
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge Police K-9 Division recently placed first overall in the Patrol dogs competition as part of the annual United States Police Canine Region 10 Field Trials. Multiple local law enforcement agencies competed in the three-day competition which was held Friday, April 18. Baton Rouge Police officers obtained the following awards: Patrol dogs 1st place overall (Top Dog) - Kirt Allen and K-9 Omega 3rd place overall - Jesse Barcelona…
Should Good Friday be a public holiday?
Friday, 18 April 2014 18:30
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