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New Orleans teen fighting for life after losing sister, parents in Texas crash
NEW ORLEANS — A teen from New Orleans is left fighting for her life in a Dallas hospital Thursday night after her parents and sister died in a car crash. It happened as the family was on their way to her older brother's graduation in Texas. On Thursday, the...
Louisiana Nursing Student Murdered Outside Hookah Lounge Just Days Before College Graduation
A New Orleans nursing student was shot and killed at a local hookah lounge, leaving a family outraged and a community in search of answers. Ja’Diamond Jones was at Treme hookah lounge when she was gunned down. She was expected to graduate from Nunez Community College just days after her death.
2 weeks ago they headed to a graduation; Friday the family will hold 3 funerals
NEW ORLEANS — A New Orleans family is preparing to bury three loved ones after a trip to a high school graduation ended in a fatal car crash. Victims include both parents and a 16-year-old who was high school student at McMain. Another teen is still in the hospital after surgery, with multiple broken bones. Family members are making sure the surviving children will be taken care of.
Boil water advisory continues into weekend for East Bank of Jefferson Parish
JEFFERSON PARISH, La. — The Jefferson Parish Water Department issued a Boil Water Advisory for the East Bank of Jefferson Parish Thursday night. Officials said it's a precautionary measure due to a loss of pressure in the distribution system due to repeated power surges and outages at the water treatment plant.
Massive sinkhole in New Orleans continues to grow
NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans is used to potholes, but what’s at the intersection of Ursulines Avenue and Chartres Street is a bit more than the regular pothole. It’s more of a sinkhole, and it has people disappointed but not surprised. “It’s so New Orleans, it’s so...
Robbery gone wrong leaves man suffering from stab wounds
The New Orleans Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a man wanted in connection to a robbery that left a man wounded on Friday, June 2.
Suspect Killed by Jefferson Parish Deputy in Metairie
New details have surfaced regarding the circumstances that led to a Jefferson Parish deputy fatally shooting a man at a Metairie apartment complex. Calvin Caines III, 18, was wanted in New Orleans for his potential involvement in a road rage shooting that resulted in a man being injured. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) issued an arrest warrant for Caines on charges of aggravated battery and stolen property.
Daring Leap from I-10 Bridge into Atchafalaya River Leads to Hours-Long Search (2021)
A startling video emerged on Friday, capturing a man's perilous jump from the Basin Bridge into the Atchafalaya River. The incident occurred while I-10 West was closed due to a 10-vehicle collision, causing a lengthy traffic jam that seemingly inspired the man's hazardous decision. The leap resulted in a shoulder injury and a fierce battle against the powerful current.
El Niño rapidly forms as we enter hurricane season; what that means for us
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - We are officially in an El Niño Advisory. That’s according to scientists with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. This means water along the equatorial Pacific is warmer than normal which changes our weather patterns across the globe for potentially many seasons to come. El...
NOPD setting up sobriety checkpoint following questions into DWI arrests
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Since the last checkpoint in March, less than a day after reporters questioned New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell on the frequency of drunk driving arrests, the NOPD will conduct a sobriety checkpoint. The traffic division will set up the checkpoint on the night of June 15....
String of armed robberies, carjackings under investigation throughout New Orleans
The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is investigating a string of armed robberies that happened over the span of two days.
Color of caliper could help put the brakes on shooting suspect
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3 New Orleans family members dead after crash on their way to graduation in Texas
NEW ORLEANS — A crash claimed the life of three New Orleans family members heading to a graduation ceremony in Dallas, Texas, according to a GoFundMe campaign organized by the family's friend. According to the campaign, the family was traveling to the eldest son's graduation on May 24 when...
Wildfire smoke drifts to Louisiana, joining other air pollution threats
The wildfire smoke that has blanketed the country's east coast drifted down to Louisiana on Thursday, joining other air pollution threats across the state, particularly ozone. Much of southeast Louisiana, including New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lake Charles and Monroe, was expected to reach orange level air pollution by midnight Thursday, partly due to wildfire smoke, but mainly because of ozone. The air quality index has six levels, with orange being the third-highest.
Three wanted after woman’s wallet stolen from Luling Winn-Dixie
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office (SCPSO) is searching for three men who deputies say are responsible for a credit card theft in the Luling area on Sunday, June 4.
40 mph winds, hail forecast as strong thunderstorms move across New Orleans area
Strong thunderstorms were expected to hit the New Orleans area on Thursday evening. Weather forecasters said parts of Jefferson, Orleans, St. Charles and St. John the Baptist parishes could see heavy rainfall, winds as stiff as 40 mph, lightning and penny-sized hail. Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs, so...
New Orleans man severely injured in hit-and-run near City Park
NEW ORLEANS — A New Orleans mother is now hoping for justice. She says her son was the victim of a hit-and-run while he was riding his motorcycle on the edge of City Park. Police say the incident happened on June 2 at the intersection of Wisner Boulevard and Friedrichs Avenue.
Debunking the Viral Drive-by Shooting Video: Not New Orleans, but Fort Worth
A video that recently gained traction on social media depicted a shocking act of recklessness, showing a person shooting at homes from a moving vehicle. The video was first posted by a well-known New Orleans Instagram account, claiming the incident occurred in the area. However, further investigation revealed that the video was not actually filmed in New Orleans as initially thought.
Speedy Trial Ordered for Linda Frickey Murder Suspects
The Louisiana Supreme Court has ordered that the trial for the four teenagers accused of murdering 73-year-old Linda Frickey must take place before the end of the year. The Frickey family welcomed the decision, expressing hope that the trial would bring them closer to finding closure.
Leaning house in Bywater is danger to residents
NEW ORLEANS — A house in the Bywater has deteriorated so badly the neighbors have had to leave their homes to find refuge elsewhere, fearing it'll collapse onto them. The city said the owner has been served with several fines over the years. The owner said the house's demise started after Hurricane Katrina.
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