People behind the effort to expand the Convention Center have a plan they think will ease traffic in the Warehouse District.more>>
People behind the effort to expand the Convention Center have a plan they think will ease traffic in the Warehouse District and rework the way cars, bikes and pedestrians circulate in the area.more>>
New Orleans—The election rematch involving Crescent City Connection tolls provided none of the suspense of last November, as voters in three parishes overwhelming rejected a 20-year renewal of the tolls.
The toll renewal was trounced by a more than 50,000 vote margin, according to final numbers from the Louisiana Secretary of State's office.
The vote totaled 73,656 to eliminate the tolls and 20,730 to extend them.
The original results last November gave toll supporters a 36-vote margin of victory.
However, Judge William Morvant of the 19th Judicial District in Baton Rouge later ruled that some registered voters had been denied the right to vote, ordering a new election.
Elsewhere, Scott Schlegel defeated Hillary Landry in a bitterly contested race for 24th District Court Judge, 67%-33%.
In the Westwego mayoral race, the election night tally showed John Shaddinger narrowly defeating Ted Munch, 52%-48%.
The anti-toll fervor might have spilled over into other questions, as Jefferson Parish voters rejected tax renewals for the parish school system (31,008-28,405) and waterworks (27,674-25,212 ) and sewerage (24,438-21,972).
In St. Tammany Parish, voters overwhelmingly okayed a series of school funding issues, including a $135 million bond issue for school construction and improvements.
Voters in Terrebonne Parish rejected a school millage by a wide margin, 12,775 to 3,995.
Investigators say an Algiers man shot and killed a masked robber who held him and his wife at gunpoint. The incident happened just before 10 p.m. Wednesday in the 1800 block of West Homestead Drive. Policemore>>
Investigators say an Algiers man shot and killed a masked gunman who attempted to rob him and his wife at their home.more>>
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The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on bymore>>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.more>>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident. As a car switches lanes, a motorcyclist slams into the vehicle's rear bumper. The motorcyclists is launched into the air, flips andmore>>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident.more>>
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