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Robber threatened workers with syringe 'full of AIDS'

Portland police say a robber used a syringe to threaten workers at an ice cream shop by claiming the needle was "full of AIDS."
 

Senate votes to limit drones on private property

The Louisiana Senate has changed its mind on drones. A day after rejecting the bill, senators voted 22-16 Tuesday for Sen. Dan Claitor's proposal to restrict the use of unmanned aircraft on private property in Louisiana.

Senate votes to limit drones on private property

The Louisiana Senate has changed its mind on drones. A day after rejecting the bill, senators voted 22-16 Tuesday for Sen. Dan Claitor's proposal to restrict the use of unmanned aircraft on private property in Louisiana.

House committee passes bill providing public colleges some budget cut protection

Lawmakers are considering whether to provide some protection to Louisiana's public colleges from budget cuts when they raise tuition on students.

As buildings rise in Mid-City, old structures have new potential

With Mid-City's new medical complex nearing completion, there are questions about what happens to the old hospital buildings.

La. House says dogs in truck beds should be secure

Drivers would have to secure dogs riding in truck beds while on interstate highways, if the Senate agrees to a bill backed by the House.

Man arrested for 2nd DWI after crash that sent 4 to hospital

A Baton Rouge man is being held on a $20,000 after he allegedly caused a crash that injured three people. Troopers believe he was intoxicated when it happened.

Report: Crawfishing suspect arrested near Bunkie after jumping into bayou to evade wildlife agents

With the higher-than-usual crawfish prices coupled with the high demand for mudbugs  at Easter making news lately, it perhaps should come as no surprise that alleged scofflaws   would soon enter the equation. In Avoyelles Parish last week, state wildlife and...

Jefferson Parish arrest reports, April 18-21

The following arrests were reported by law enforcement agencies in East Jefferson and the West Bank.April 18Martriell Wilson, 19, 156 Nicole Blvd., Avondale, was arrested at Alex Kornman Boulevard and Chriswood Drive in Harvey and booked with possession of hydrocodone....

Covington police will host prescription drug take-back event April 26

The Covington Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Agency will host a prescription drug take-back event on Saturday, April 26 at the police department’s administration building. People can bring their expired, unused and unwanted prescription pills and patches to the...

Writer says New Orleans Entrepreneur Week is more about image than substance: What do you think?

The Idea Village announced on Tuesday that the sixth edition of its New Orleans Entrepreneur Week business festival attracted a record 5,209 people and when including those who participated in educational programming in the months leading up to the event,...

Woman claims pedicure crossed the line

A Shreveport woman said a nail tech from Style Nails in Shreveport crossed the line during a pedicure, and that she has cell phone video to prove it.

In essay about hip-hop's failures The Roots' Questlove shows his range: Jarvis DeBerry

Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson, drummer and bandleader of The Roots begins his essay about hip-hop's failures by quoting 16th century English reformer John Bradford, 20th century physicist Albert Einstein and gangsta-rap pioneer (and now family-friendly moviemaker) Ice Cube. You may have...

Wall Street Journal: Sen. Landrieu drawing nearly 5 times the campaign cash from big business as Rep. Cassidy

WASHINGTON -- The Wall Street Journal Wednesday reported that Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., is drawing nearly five times as much money from the political arms of America's biggest businesses compared to Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, her leading GOP challenger.The...

St. Tammany Parish Councilman Jake Groby asks corps, DEQ to reject oil driller's permit requests

Citing potential health risks, the threat to drinking water and local zoning restrictions, a St. Tammany Parish Council member is asking state and federal agencies to reject permit requests from an oil exploration company that wants to drill for oil...

Appeals court finds 1-day manslaughter sentence in Tangipahoa was too lenient, reports say

A state appeals court has ruled the one-day sentence a Tangipahoa Parish judge gave a woman convicted of manslaughter last year was illegally lenient. A new judge will sentence the defendant.

Students named to third quarter honor roll at Dominican High in New Orleans

Students excel in academics.

Kenner cops answer suspected car burglar's call after he leaves behind cell phone

Kenner Police investigating a vehicle burglary made an arrest when the suspect conveniently called his cell phone -- which he left inside the burglarized car, according to authorities. Investigators also tied the suspect, Michael Richardson, 28, of New Orleans, to...

Livingston man arrested on 100 counts of child pornography

A Livingston, LA man has been charged with 100 counts of child pornography after an investigation by the Louisiana Attorney General's Cyber Crime Unit.

Could "selfies" lead to self esteem issues?

Scrolling through your social media, how many selfies do you spot? Before you snap and post, you might want to read this report. Turns out selfies, can have a dark side.

Man arrested for 2nd DWI after crash that sent 4 to hospital

A Baton Rouge man is being held on a $20,000 after he allegedly caused a crash that injured three people. Troopers believe he was intoxicated when it happened.

FM vows response if Russians attacked in Ukraine

Russia's foreign minister on Wednesday promised a firm response if its citizens or interests come under attack in Ukraine - a vow that came after Ukraine announced a renewal of its "anti-terror" campaign against those...

St. Bernard Parish grand jury being asked to indict Parish President Dave Peralta this morning, state prosecutors says

State prosecutors will ask a St. Bernard Parish grand jury this morning to indict Parish President Dave Peralta in connection with an accusation that he raped his wife, Sharon Peralta, last fall, Assistant Attorney General David Weilbaecher confirmed. Prosecutors were...

Noise laws by no means just a New Orleans affair

Before psychologist Arline Bronzaft addressed the New Orleans City Council Monday to criticize its latest proposal to curb noise levels pumping along Bourbon Street, she pointed out that in New York City, the No. 1 complaint among its residents was...

Material found on Australian beach unlikely to have come from missing Malaysia jet

Unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia and is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane is unlikely to have come from the jet, an official said Wednesday.

Wilmington student gets into 7 Ivy League schools

Thousands of students apply to Ivy League schools, but very few are accepted. Wilmington native Patrick Peoples has the distinct honor of getting into seven of them.

Grocery store becomes art gallery for Kenner elementary

A Kenner grocery turned into an art gallery on a recent school night to showcase the creative expressions of the students from A.C. Alexander Elementary School. The north Kenner school and Winn-Dixie joined together to present “Art Fest,” to show...

Affluent voters more likely to support cutting government, according to Washington Post analysis

In Jefferson Parish, politicians are more often found promising their constituents that they will cut city hall budgets than they are found promising to grow government programs or fund new projects. According to The Washington Post, that might reflect how...

Vandals dig up grandmother's grave on Easter Sunday

A family went to visit a cemetery in Waverly on Easter Sunday only to find their mother's coffin unearthed.

SKorea ferry toll hits 156 as search gets tougher

As the 156th body was pulled from waters where the ferry Sewol sank a week ago, relatives of the nearly 150 still missing pressed the government Wednesday to finish the grim task of recovery soon. But the work was reaching...

Abandoned Slidell home was intentionally set on fire, investigators say

Investigators believe an abandoned home in the 400 block of Ormond Drive in the Magnolia Subdivision near Slidell was intentionally set on fire Tuesday (April 22) afternoon. Neighbors told investigators they saw kids fleeing the scene just before the fire...

St. Bernard Kiwanis Foundation establishes endowed fund for Nunez College Scholarship

Shirley Pechon, president of the St. Bernard-Arabi Kiwanis Club, said she appreciates Buckley's effort in directing the Cy Pres funds to the Kiwanis Club.

Miss Little Red Church Food and Fun Fest Pageant is seeking contestants

Winners chosen Teen Miss Little Red Church and Miss Little Red Church will be contracted to reign for one year and attend various festivals, church, and school events.

St. Tammany Art Association hosts 'Get Fired Up!' to raise money for new kiln

Raffle ticket sales are currently underway and the fundraiser will culminate in a fun night of live music, drinks and food May 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. at STAA's Art House, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington.

Brunswick Co. man cited after killing ducks with a 2x4

A Brunswick county man has been cited with 2 counts of animal cruelty for allegedly beating and killing 2 mallard ducks with a 2x4 wooden board.

Pro-Russian insurgents hold US journalist captive

Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine admitted on Wednesday that they are holding an American journalist, saying he was suspected of unspecified "bad activities."

Challenges of social inclusion discussed, spring fest set in New Orleans

The Historic New Orleans Collection will present the exhibit, "Creole World," photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere by Richard Sexton, from April 15 to December 7 at 400 Chartres Street in the French Quarter.

John Wayne Gacy serial killer case helps solve unrelated homicide

CHICAGO -- Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has helped authorities solve another killing -- one he didn't commit.Investigators have identified the remains...

Mitch Landrieu launches racial reconciliation dialogue with $1.2 million grant

The city of New Orleans is adopting a Mississippi-based racial reconciliation program in the hopes of improving community relations.Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Tuesday announced The Welcome Table New Orleans program, a three-year initiative funded by a $1.2 million grant from...

South Korea ferry death toll climbs to 150; more crew members arrested

The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 150, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin walls to retrieve more victims.

Medicaid Expansion, REAL ID and workplace protections: April 23 Louisiana Legislative Roundup

Legislative Roundup provides a morning digest of what happened during the last 24 hours in the Louisiana Legislature, and what is expected to happen in the day ahead. It will run every day during the 2014 legislative session. WHAT HAPPENED...

Children's Hospital should have acted sooner on fungal outbreak: Editorial

The medical director at Children's Hospital admitted last week that the staff had "dropped the ball" by failing to notify five families their children had died with a deadly fungal infection acquired at the hospital. Dr. John Heaton argued that...

Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

Unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia and is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane is unlikely to have come from the jet, an official said Wednesday.

Newborn recovering after found in Greenville trash can

A woman has been charged after her newborn baby boy was found in a trash can outside a Greenville home on Monday, according to police.

Living Way of the Cross, golf tournament planned at St. Charles Catholic High in LaPlace

The Ray Laiche Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on April 25.

Senior Awards Night, graduation, ring ceremony, sports tryouts set at Destrehan High

Report cards will be distributed on May 2.

Field trip to the the French Quarter was a reward for seniors at Riverside in Reserve

Senior project presentations for all students in Mazzella’s English IV and AP Literature classes began April 15.

Pastor of Mount Zion United Methodist in New Orleans honored as 'Top Lady of Distinction'

Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. is an affiliate of the National Council of Negro Women and works with national organizations such as the NAACP and others to enhance and enrich the lives of youth and adults.

Wilmington student gets into 7 Ivy League schools

Thousands of students apply to Ivy League schools, but very few are accepted. Wilmington native Patrick Peoples has the distinct honor of getting into seven of them.

Warner brothers of St. Bernard honored at roast in Chalmette

Proceeds from the roast benefit two groups committed to the arts in St. Bernard - the Performing Arts Summer Academy and the Voices Foundation.

Fresh food and beer on tap at Old Arabi Neighborhood Association meeting

Councilman Ray Lauga also presented to the group, sharing news that Old Arabi had recently earned the official designation as an Arts District.
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