FOX 8 Defenders: Hidden dangers with deadly consequences

Watching our FOX 8 Defenders special report on blighted and abandoned pools in New Orleans opened old, painful wounds for Devona Waker.
 Air of Uncertainty: Lawsuit alleges plant emissions cause physical pain
 A Legacy of Love: Gloria Doran and the Carmelettes
 Train safety and commerce discussed during Senate hearing
Chemical manufacturing plant coming to St. James Parish, will result in 1,230 new jobs

  Terrebonne and John Ehret join Destrehan in Class 5A quarterfinals

Ehret and Terrebonne put up dominant wins in Class 5A second round.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  Train safety and commerce discussed during Senate hearing
Rail cars and train tracks are critical to commerce and Friday a congressional hearing on the topic was held along the Mississippi River.
Kenner City Council considers speed enforcement vehicles
Kenner police chief says he's gotten lots of complaints about speeding,
NOPD: Woman sought in CBD stabbing
The NOPD is trying to identify and locate a woman believed to be responsible for an aggravated battery by cutting that occurred on Nov. 8 in the 700 block of Canal Street.

Chemical manufacturing plant coming to St. James Parish, will result in 1,230 new jobs

On Friday, November 16, Governor John Bel Edwards and Wanhua Chemical Group Co. Ltd. announced the company will be building a $1.25 billion chemical manufacturing complex in St. James Parish.

NOPD sergeant fired for alleged payroll fraud, report says

A New Orleans Police Department officer was fired for allegedly misusing a take-home vehicle and possible payroll fraud.
Armstead and Davenport ruled out for Sunday’s matchup against the Eagles
November Nice Weekend
Students and mentor create a powerful anti-bullying message

NATIONAL HEADLINES

Former investigator calls WADA's Russia decision 'cowardly'

Former WADA investigator calls agency's Russia decision 'cowardly'

Former NASCAR champs Busch, Kenseth set to move on in 2019

Former Cup champions Kurt Busch and Matt Kenseth, and Daniel Suarez, AJ Allmendinger, Regan Smith and Jamie McMurray are among the drivers certain to start next season with new teams or new roles

WE INVESTIGATE

  Zurik: State senator’s sick time use is ‘criminal,’ law expert says

A statement from from La. Sen. Wesley Bishop's public relations representative raises serious questions about use of sick leave.

Zurik: Councilman hands out dozens of contracts to businessman in inner-circle

Since Mark Spears took office in 2012, a company called Exceptional Inspections has been hired 43 times in Jefferson Parish, almost all of which was for work in Spear's district.

New lawsuit filed against Catholic Church in N.O. details alleged sexual abuse at orphanage

Four men have come forward claiming they endured sexual and physical abuse at the orphanage and youth home, Madonna Manor and Hope Haven, when they were boys in the late 1970s and 80s.

SPORTS

  Terrebonne and John Ehret join Destrehan in Class 5A quarterfinals

Report: Les Miles finalizing deal with Kansas

It looks like Les Miles may not be finished coaching after all, according to a Sports Illustrated report Friday afternoon.

COAST IN CRISIS

Report: Grant to plan wetlands restoration between Bucktown and Bonnabel in Jefferson Parish

According to our partners NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, the $400,000 grant will restore wetlands from the Bonnabel Boat Launch to Bucktown.

La. governor speaks at summit on state’s coastal future

Governor John Bel Edwards joined a summit Wednesday to discuss the future of Louisiana’s coastlines.