Scott Walker

Scott Walker | News Anchor | WDSU-TV | New Orleans

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Three years in a row I’ve won the social media award from the Press Club of New Orleans. Means a lot. Thanks for following along.

Three years in a row I’ve won the social media award from the Press Club of New Orleans. Means a lot. Thanks for following along.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
07/11/2014

NOPD OFFICER PLACED ON EMERGENCY SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY

NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, the NOPD announced that Detective Robert Hurst has been placed on emergency suspension without pay based on a Public Integrity Bureau (PIB) investigation into allegations of domestic abuse.

PIB launched an investigation on April 25, 2014 after receiving a complaint. The investigation is on-going.

In conjunction with the PIB investigation, today the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office filed a Bill of Information on Hurst for Criminal Charges of R.S. 14:(27) 30.1 relative to Attempted Second Degree Murder and R.S. 14: 35.3 relative to Simple Battery.

Hurst is a 10-year veteran of the NOPD and was most recently assigned to the Fifth District.

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Benefit on 7/13 for former NOPD officer with Parkinson’s. $20 admission. Rock n Bowl. Several local bands.

Benefit on 7/13 for former NOPD officer with Parkinson’s. $20 admission. Rock n Bowl. Several local bands.

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NOPD names suspect in Bourbon St. shootings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
07/04/2014

NOPD NAMES SUSPECT IN BOURBON STREET SHOOTING

NEW ORLEANS, LA—New Orleans Police have identified 20-year-old Trung T. Le (also known as “Joe”) as a suspect in the shooting that killed Brittany Thomas and injured nine others on Sunday, June 29, 2014 in the 700 block of Bourbon Street. During the incident, Police believe at least two suspects exchanged gunfire, wounding bystanders in the crowd, before fleeing the scene. Police believe Trung T. Le fired the first shot.

Trung Le is an Asian male from Belle Chasse, Louisiana. His birthdate is August 10, 1993. A photo of Trung Le is attached.

NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas said, “Now that Trung T. Le is publicly known to be wanted for this vicious crime, let me be perfectly clear. Any individual who harbors, conceals, or gives Trung T. Le assistance will be charged with being an Accessory After the Fact and potentially Obstruction of Justice. We know who Trung T. Le’s associates are. This is not a hollow statement. We have routinely charged individuals who give aid or assistance to fugitives and we will continue to do so.”

Early Friday morning, NOPD Homicide Detective Bruce Brueggeman obtained an arrest warrant for Trung T. Le for one count of First Degree Murder in the death of Brittany Thomas, and nine counts of Attempted First Degree Murder. NOPD Homicide Detectives, Warrant Unit, members of the US Marshall’s Task Force and Deputies of the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office West Bank Violent Crime Task Force have assisted the NOPD in searching for Trung Le.

Serpas added, “Our Eighth District and Homicide Detectives have worked around the clock since this shooting incident took place and I am confident we will bring all of the perpetrators in this case to justice. I am thankful to local, state and regional law enforcement agencies that have assisted the NOPD and to the community for the numerous Crimestoppers tips we have received.”

Detectives are requesting for the public’s assistance in obtaining any photos or videos taken of the incident or any photos or videos taken from the French Quarter on the night of the incident to be sent to NOPDTIPS@nola.gov

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Trung t. Le can call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the information leading to the arrest and indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org.

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Tonight’s #10pmroundup. Better later than never.

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This just happened on the Children’s Hospital telethon. @normanrobinson1 is fearless and fantastic.

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Media release: Parking restrictions announced for events this weekend

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Today, the City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of events held this Memorial Day weekend. The 2014 Greek Festival will be held Friday, May 23 through Sunday, May 25, 2014 at the Holy Trinity Cathedral complex at 1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd. The Anytime Fitness 5k Walk is scheduled for Saturday, May 24, 2014 in New Orleans East.

GREEK FESTIVAL RACE
The Greek Festival 1-Mile Race is scheduled for Friday, May 23 starting at 7:00 p.m. Runners will start at the intersection of Wisner Blvd. and Robert E. Lee Blvd., proceed river bound on Wisner Blvd., U-turn before Filmore Ave., and proceed back to the start/finish line at the intersection of Wisner Blvd. and Robert E. Lee Blvd. The 5-K Race will begin at 7:20 p.m. starting at the intersection of Wisner Blvd. and Robert E. Lee Blvd., proceed on Wisner Blvd., U-turn at Harrison Ave., and return to start/finish line at the intersection of Wisner Blvd. and Robert E. Lee Blvd.

GREEK FESTIVAL PARKING
In the residential neighborhoods adjacent to the Holy Trinity Cathedral complex, parking enforcement personnel will be monitoring for illegal parking, including blocking hydrants, driveways and sidewalks, or parking within 20 feet of a crosswalk, intersection or stop signs, and parking in Handicap zones.

Vehicles parking on the neutral ground are subject to a parking violation and seizure. Please note that vehicles parked in driveways must be clear of sidewalks or they will be ticketed or towed. Motorists are also reminded to park in the direction of travel on one-way streets, and with the right wheel to the curb on two-way streets.

On-street parking of vehicles equipped with living accommodations are prohibited and will be enforced 7pm-7am.

Parking on the west bank of Bayou St. John (Filmore Ave. to Robert E. Lee Blvd.) is prohibited and will be strictly enforced.

ANYTIME FITNESS VICTORY 5K RUN
Starting at 8:15 a.m., runners will start from the parking lot on Waterford Dr inside of Joe Brown Memorial Park to Read Blvd, turn left on Read blvd and proceed to Dwyer Blvd, turn left on Dwyer Blvd and proceed to Wright Blvd, u-turn at intersection on Dwyer blvd and proceed to Read Blvd turn right on Read Blvd to Waterford Dr, turn right on Waterford inside Joe Brown Memorial Park where the event will disband.

Parking enforcement personnel will be monitoring for illegal parking, including blocking hydrants, driveways and sidewalks, or parking within 20 feet of a crosswalk, intersection or stop signs. Motorists are also reminded to park in the direction of travel on one-way streets, and with the right wheel to the curb on two-way streets.

Request for Parking Enforcement: (504) 658-8100; Daily 24 hours

Information on Payments – Tickets/Tows/Boots: 1-877-650-8812; Daily 24 hours

General Parking Information: (504) 658-8200; Daily 24 hours
In addition, RTA services, including bus service may be interrupted. Details on route changes are available at www.norta.com.