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Riders and transportation leaders talk about service improvement - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports, Social

Jan 25, 2015

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Exclusive: Tom Benson speaks to FOX 8 for first time since famil - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports, Social

fox8live.com — Tom Benson spoke to FOX 8 on camera Friday for the first time since a lawsuit was filed against him by family members, claiming he was mentally and physically unfit to manage his business. Benson and his wife Gayle briefly spoke to FOX 8 Friday as they arrived at Saints/Pelicans headquarters in Metairie.
Jan 23, 2015

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Jan 23, 2015

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Jan 23, 2015

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Jan 23, 2015

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Attorneys in Benson power struggle make first appearance in cour - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports, Social

fox8live.com — Attorneys for both sides of the Benson family power struggle walked into Orleans Parish Civil District Court Friday morning after Judge Kern Reese called a meeting in his chambers. The attorney for Tom Benson, Phil Wittmann, was mum as he walked into court for the 9 a.m. status conference.
Jan 23, 2015

RT @FOX8NOLA: Would Rita move the Saints out of New Orleans? Here's what her attorney told FOX 8>>>shout.lt/St7p http://t.co/hu6du…

Jan 23, 2015

RT @FOX8NOLA: Would Rita move the Saints out of New Orleans? Here's what her attorney told FOX 8>>>shout.lt/St7p http://t.co/hu6du…

Jan 23, 2015

Attorneys on both side of Benson fight make first appearance in court. ow.ly/HQ8v5

Police search for suspected car thief on UNO campus; classes can - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports, Social

fox8live.com — Benjamin Franklin High School is on lockdown after someone bailed out of a suspected stolen vehicle near the school.
Jan 22, 2015

UNO Police Department lifts the lockdown, says students safe. Classes still canceled. fox8live.com/story/27915301…

Ferrell, Wahlberg shoot scene for new comedy during Pelicans-Lak - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports, Social

fox8live.com — Not much is known about the new Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell flick filming in New Orleans. However, after a Wednesday night shoot at the Smoothie King Center, it's safe to assume that Will Ferrell's character is not very good at basketball. An upcoming comedy titled "Daddy's Home" filmed Wednesday night during halftime of the Pelicans-Lakers game.
Jan 22, 2015

RT @FOX8NOLA: Will Ferrell crashes Pels game; bounces basketball off cheerleader's face shout.lt/Slwn (@NOLAnews photo) pic.twitter.com/rHtIg6IF8W

Jan 22, 2015

RT @FOX8NOLA: Will Ferrell crashes Pels game; bounces basketball off cheerleader's face shout.lt/Slwn (@NOLAnews photo) pic.twitter.com/rHtIg6IF8W

City council votes unanimously to ban smoking in casinos and bar - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports, Social

fox8live.com — The New Orleans City Council voted unanimously to ban smoking in city bars and casinos in front of a packed council chamber. Thursday's meeting clearly demonstrated there is a lot of public interest and public comments were taken. Council meetings leading up to this vote have been standing room only.

Saints' ownership shakeup eases tension in Metairie

m.fox8live.com — From what I've been able to gather, this is a move that is the worst case for Benson's daughter and grandchildren but the best case scenario for those working in the organization. The tension between Gayle and Rita was no secret.
Jan 22, 2015

Saints ownership shakeup should ease tension within organization, my take m.fox8live.com/wvuefox8/db/34…

Terrifying 'living fossil' caught in Australian waters - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports, Social

fox8live.com — A terrifying-looking and rarely seen creature was recently caught by fishermen in the waters of south-eastern Victoria, Australia. It's known as a frilled shark, deriving its name from the fringed appearance of its six pairs of gill slits. The shark species exhibits several primitive features and its ancestry dates back 80 million years.