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Recent Articles by Marie
After cancellation, delay Rolling Stones fans finally get their show
After one cancellation, one change of venue, one weather delay and months of anticipation, Rolling Stones fans finally got their show at the Superdome Monday night (July 15).
Kimberly Curth and
Published July 15, 2019 at 10:17 PM
Coroner: Woman hit by boat in Lake Pontchartrain died from trauma, not drowning
A coroner spokesman said Lacy Patrick's death was caused by "blunt and cutting trauma."
Published July 8, 2019 at 4:45 PM
Video: Man fleeing police drives into canal, sparking standoff from sinking car
A 36-year-old man drove into a canal while fleeing police, sparking more than an hour-long standoff as he refused to move from the sinking car Monday afternoon (July 1),
Published July 1, 2019 at 9:25 PM
Police: 3 pedestrians, including pastor, killed by impaired driver in Jefferson Parish
The crash claimed the lives 49-year-old Claude Williams Jr. of Gretna, 49-year-old William Leinart of Gretna, and 66-year-old Ivan Chopin of Marrero.
Published June 17, 2019 at 1:10 PM
Police: Total of 5 people killed, 13 others injured in violent weekend in the metro area
A total of 16 people were shot in New Orleans, four fatally. Two were shot in Metairie, including one who died.
Published May 27, 2019 at 1:00 PM
Dillard University senior killed in fatal crash a week before graduation
Taima Miller was one week away from receiving her bachelor's degree from Dillard University when she was killed in a fatal car crash.
Published May 6, 2019 at 12:02 AM
State Police: Man arrested after 18-wheeler shot by paintball gun on I-55
A 20-year-old Hammond man was arrested after shooting an 18-wheeler truck with a paintball gun on Interstate-55 in St. John the Baptist Parish Friday morning (April 5).
Published April 7, 2019 at 5:15 PM
FBI: Missing La. girl may be traveling with 47-year-old Port Barre man
The 15-year-old girl was reported missing Thursday (March 28) and is believed to be traveling with Cory "Shane" Disotel, 47.
Published March 31, 2019 at 11:47 PM
Tulane Police: 3 arrested after door to student’s dorm lit on fire
A university spokesman said investigators do not believe the attack was politically motivated at this time, despite the victim's claims he was targeted for his conservative beliefs.
Published March 24, 2019 at 8:40 PM
NOFD: Man rescued after jumping into Mississippi River during Buku Fest
The man was in the water for about 10 minutes before rescuers were able to reach him.
Published March 23, 2019 at 11:23 PM
Dept. of Treasury: Look out for unclaimed property checks in the mail
If you’re one of thousands of Louisiana residents to receive an unexpected check in the mail from the state -- it’s legit, don’t throw it out.
Published March 20, 2019 at 5:16 AM
NOPD: Officer’s son accused in hit-and-run crash that killed 2, injured 7
According to an NOPD news release, the man turned 32 the same night he crashed into a total of nine people, killing two.
Published March 3, 2019 at 2:12 AM
NOPD: 2 killed, 7 injured after being struck by vehicle on Esplanade Avenue
A car struck multiple pedestrians on a stretch of Esplanade Avenue Saturday night.
Published March 2, 2019 at 11:56 PM
Coast Guard: 3 men rescued from raft on Lake Pontchartrain
The men were stuck on an inflatable raft and couldn't reach shore due to "weather conditions."
Published February 23, 2019 at 5:52 PM
Gunman killed, five people wounded in New Orleans police shootout
Five bystanders were injured during a shootout between an armed robbery suspect and police, before the suspect was fatally shot by a Louisiana State Trooper.
Marie Simoneaux and
Published February 18, 2019 at 3:56 PM
Coast Guard: 4 people thrown into Baptiste Collette Bayou after boat collision
The 24-foot bay boat was "half-sunken" in Baptiste Collette Bayou Saturday.
Published February 16, 2019 at 7:12 PM
3 Louisiana artists score early Grammy wins
PJ Morton, Lauren Daigle and Buddy Guy all secured early wins at the 2019 Grammy Awards.
Published February 10, 2019 at 7:14 PM
Krewe of Chewbacchus to kick off parade season Saturday night
The Krewe of Chewbacchus is set to roll through the Marigny and Bywater Saturday night (Feb. 9), with cult film actor Brian O’Halloran taking the helm as Commander of the Space Farce.
Published February 9, 2019 at 1:02 PM
NOPD: Man tries to rob Popeyes, gets away with chicken instead
When the 27-year-old couldn't get the register open, he grabbed some chicken and fled the scene.
Published February 5, 2019 at 6:12 PM
ALS patient who gets Super Bowl tickets from Team Gleason dies while driving to Atlanta
Ed Cushman was on his way to Atlanta after scoring tickets to the Super Bowl with the help of Team Gleason when his minivan caught fire.
Published February 5, 2019 at 3:32 AM
Report: Bat infestation closes Vermilion Parish high school
Roughly 600 bats were found in the hallways at Geuydan High School on Monday (Jan. 28).
Published January 28, 2019 at 7:28 PM
FOUND: Lafourche Parish teen found safe
The 14-year-old was reported missing from his Raceland home on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (Source: LPSO)
Published January 19, 2019 at 6:56 PM
Suspect arrested in Young Greatness murder case
Donald Reaux was booked into the Orleans Justice Center jail Wednesday (Jan. 16) on accessory to murder and obstruction of justice charges.
Published January 16, 2019 at 4:55 PM
NOPD: Suspect wanted in connection with Young Greatness murder
Donald Reaux was previously considered a "person of interest," but is now wanted on charges related to the 34-year-old rapper's death.
Published January 15, 2019 at 7:23 PM
UPDATE: Coroner releases name of girl fatally shot by 12-year-old relative in N.O. East
The shooting was reported in the 6700 block of Bundy Road.
Published January 14, 2019 at 3:35 PM
NOPD: 10-year-old Algiers boy found, was not kidnapped
The child's mother said her son went missing after taking out the trash and then texted her saying he had been kidnapped.
Published January 13, 2019 at 10:00 PM
Police: Man, teen accused of shooting almost 200 bullets into the air in Kenner on New Year’s Eve
Officers found multiple bullet holes in a Kenner home and roughly 180 spent bullets in the backyard.
Published January 1, 2019 at 8:14 PM
NOPD: 13-year-old boy missing from New Orleans East
Alric Ackerson ran away from home Saturday (Dec.29), after his mother refused to let him to go a party.
Published December 31, 2018 at 6:04 PM
Stolen U-Haul truck causes 6 vehicle accident in CBD following chase
The New Orleans Police Department says a suspect is in custody following a police chase involving a U-Haul truck that began in Gretna.
Published December 16, 2018 at 4:09 PM
Deputy shot in Metairie identified, reward increased for info on suspect
The shooting was reported in the 6400 block of Veterans Memorial Boulevard.
Published December 9, 2018 at 11:31 PM
Baton Rouge, LA
Zeta could be Category 2 Hurricane at landfall late this afternoon
ONE-STOP-SHOP: Stats, links related to COVID-19
Officials: 1 dead in shooting near Plank Road and Hollywood Street
Hurricane Zeta: Parish-by-parish info on evacuations, sand bags, etc.
WAFB & WVUE Staff
Alabama lawn mowing man, Rodney Smith Jr., fighting to stay in the U.S.