The highly anticipated New Orleans East hospital is complete and ready to serve the people of New Orleans East, Gentilly and the Lower 9th Ward. For nine years since Hurricane Katrina, there's been amore>>
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The Saints get a harsh reminder of what it's like to practice in Louisiana heat. The team was out on the practice field in Metairie on Tuesday. Along with the heat comes the return of a player who hadmore>>
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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>>
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After several rainy and stormy periods over the weekend, we are going to see more breaks for additional sunshine and a daily rain chance all this week. We are currently on the dry-side of an upper disturbance,more>>
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METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) -
As the investigation into a June 10 Metairie apartment fire continues, Crimestoppers has increased the reward to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment.
Three people were killed and one was injured after someone deliberately set fire to the stairwell area and front door of the apartment on Harvard Avenue, according to investigators. Police said while they have several "persons of interest," Jefferson Parish homicide detectives are now asking for the public's help in finding additional witnesses.
Deputies said that 58-year-old Terrill Normand was being investigated in connection with the fire and was being held on an outstanding attachment. Police said Normand had an infatuation with one of the fire victims and had been linked to the area at the time of the fire by several pieces of evidence.
Normand invoked his right to a lawyer while being questioned. He has not been charged with anything relating to the fire.
Investigators found evidence of an accelerant near the area where the fire started, according to Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Cmdr. John Fortunato.
Fortunato said a preliminary investigation by homicide detectives showed the three bodies inside the apartment were that of a white female believed to be in her early 40s, a white male in his early 30s and another white male in his late 50s. The surviving male victim is a 44-year-old black male, who owns the apartment.
Jeffery Evans, 58, was later identified as one of the victims. The names of the other two have not been released.
Fortunato said on the morning of the fire, the apartment owner woke up and was told there was smoke and fire at the front door and in the staircase of the apartment. When he and the others realized the exit was blocked, the four victims went into a second-floor bedroom. The surviving victim jumped out of the window, thinking the others would follow, Fortunato said. But they never made it out.
Three neighboring apartments sustained smoke and water damage, but the residents were able to get out thanks to smoke detectors that alerted them to the fire.
One neighbor said he gave food to the victims on a regular basis.
"I used to, at least three times a week, feed them, because I have a friend that lives in an apartment that would give me meals to give to them," said Rumney Powell. "Actually one of the guys - the one who jumped out the window - day before yesterday I gave him, like, 24 canned goods. They just, you know, they seemed like they were on some type of fixed income."
Nine fire units with 44 personnel responded.
"It's a very sad situation," said State Fire Marshal Butch Browning. "Three people perished this morning from the fire. We take this very seriously. We're going to work very closely with local partners - Jefferson Parish Fire Department, the Sheriff's Office - to try to determine what happened. Right now it's really preliminary. We're reconstructing the fire scene."
It's one of the most iconic arenas in all of sport and a distinguishing feature in the New Orleans skyline. The stadium began as the brainchild of David Dixon, a businessman and sports executive who playedmore>>
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A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotmore>>
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