Mom launches campaign against synthetic marijuana

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 18:19
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Mary Hughs has a collection of small packs of aroma therapy. They're labeled Black Magic, Blue Diemond, TNT, and Rhino. She says she recently picked up the used packages from the ground, in the parking lots of local smoke shops. Hughs went to the stores after, she says, her 18-year-old son smoked the contents of Black Magic and got sick. "When I got home after work Wednesday it was obvious…
4th Circuit to decide the fate of Lon Burns' DA candidacy, again
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 18:19
For the fourth time since he announced his run for Orleans Parish District Attorney, Lionel "Lon" Burns is defending his candidacy in court. Anthony Russo,
Bobby Jindal: Obama hasn't done enough to harness energy
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 18:19
WASHINGTON -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Tuesday that President Barack Obama's administration has become "science deniers," failing to do enough to harness the nation's energy
Bobby Jindal calls Obama administration 'science deniers', news reports
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 18:19
Gov. Bobby Jindal referred to President Barack Obama's staff members as "science deniers" at a Washington D.C. appearance Tuesday morning (Sept. 16). "The reality is, right
‘I’m ’bout to kill this cop’ reportedly said
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 17:44
Cornelius Barthelemy, laid up in a hospital bed after taking a slug to his side, looked at surveillance pictures New Orleans police showed him and acknowledged he was one of two men photographed in front of a Marigny po-boy shop early Sunday morning when Officer Jonathan Smith fired off eight rounds after someone pointed a gun in his face. But, Barthelemy told investigators, he didn’t remember being there at that time. While Barthelemy’s memory seemingly…
Comment period extended on federal air quality proposal
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 17:27
Sep 16, 2014 17:23 AMY WOLD | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sept. 16, 2014 Comments Those wanting to comment on the Clean Power Plan, which targets reductions of carbon dioxide from power plants — including a 40 percent reduction from Louisiana plants, will have an extra 45 days to do so, the U.S.
Severe respiratory illness confirmed in La.
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 17:20
MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials say 12 states now have respiratory illnesses caused by an uncommon virus - enterovirus 68. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials say Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania together have 130 lab-confirmed cases. All are children. The virus can cause mild to severe illness, with the worst cases needing life support for breathing difficulties. Kids…
Local domestic violence activists weigh in on new NFL action
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 17:20
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Anti-domestic violence activists say the NFL has a rare opportunity to make a difference when it comes to an issue that's got everyone talking. With Adrian Peterson's re-activation for Sunday's game, some say the time is now to devise a policy that will have an impact and help deal with a problem that's especially bad here in Louisiana. "They have to have some kind of standard. If it's okay for…
Southern responds to questions concerning certification
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 17:17
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Southern University athletics has issued the following statement regarding the department's ongoing certification process. "The ongoing certification process reflects the severity of the unusable data findings which surfaced as a result of the NCAA inquiry. Every available resource is being expended on clearing up problems with certifying documentation and expediting the reinstatement waiver process for those student-athletes affected. The three students held out of play for further review were first…
2 confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68 in Baton Rouge area
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 17:17
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge health officials say two children have been treated at Our Lady of the Lake for Enterovirus D68. Officials add that there have been no deaths reported at this point in the state. Health officials say 12 states now have respiratory illnesses caused by an uncommon virus - Enterovirus 68. Physicians say this particular virus is more likely to severely sicken infants and teens, but most of those who…

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