New Orleans is famous for many things. But more than 100 people gathered over the weekend to reflect on another aspect -- its connections to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

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The man police say attacked TSA agents with a machete and insecticide spray at the New Orleans Airport also carried a bag of Molotov cocktails and had mental health issues, authorities say.

The man was shot three times. Police say he has since died, The Associated Press reports.

Teen Tries To Sell Sneakers On Instagram, Gets Robbed

Aug 5, 2014
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A teenager from Gretna attempted to use the photo-sharing service Instagram to sell pairs of Air Jordan athletic shoes, and was robbed at gunpoint by his would-be buyers.

Kenner Police Sergeant Brian McGregor said today the 17-year-old victim advertised the sneakers for $160 on Instagram and on Kik, an instant messaging application for smartphones. When the victim showed up to meet a potential buyer Saturday, five people showed up.

Kenner's efforts to turn its Rivertown district into a focal point for development are getting a boost after the area received an official Main Street designation from the state.

The New Orleans Advocate reports the designation formally places Rivertown among several dozen areas in Louisiana that are part of the national Main Street program, aimed at promoting and reinvigorating urban corridors.

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Although most Venezuelans living in the United States reside near Miami, they had to make the nearly 900-mile trek to New Orleans to cast a vote in an election to replace the late President Hugo Chavez. The journey and wet reception didn’t dampen the crowd’s enthusiasm.

Thousands of Venezuelan citizens living in the southern United States are gathering outside New Orleans to vote in their presidential election. The contest will decide the successor to the late Hugo Chavez, who died last month.

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Thousands of Venezuelan citizens living in the southern United States are heading to Kenner this weekend. They’ll be casting ballots in their country’s presidential election.

Major crime in Kenner dipped by 4 percent in 2012. That's according to statistics released Monday by Kenner police officials.

The city saw decreases in six of the seven categories when compared with 2011.

Police Chief Steve Caraway tells The Times-Picayune the only crime category to record an increase was rape, up by two with a total of 12 sexual assaults reported last year.

Kenner streets damaged during Hurricane Katrina will be repaired in a $26.7 million project set to start in spring.

The Times-Picayune reports that the work is federally financed. The damage was caused by flooding and also by heavy equipment deployed to collect debris after the August 2005 storm.

Among thoroughfares in the repair plan are Joe Yenni and Chateau boulevards, Vintage and Loyola drives, West Esplanade Avenue, Williams Boulevard, West Metairie Avenue and Roosevelt Drive.

A Louisiana State Police lieutenant was injured while getting out of his marked SUV on Interstate 10.

Trooper Melissa Matey says Lt. Robert Hodges was struck Saturday when a driver swerved onto the right shoulder in an apparent effort to avoid upcoming slowed traffic.

Hodges is being treated at East Jefferson General Hospital.

Matey says 20-year-old McCaskill, of Donaldsonville, was driving a car in the left lane of the highway. Troopers say traffic in front of McCaskill began to slow down, and he swerved into the right lane and right shoulder.