Businesses near the Superdome prepare for a big weekend

With the Saints hosting the NFC championship game Sunday (Jan. 19), bars and restaurants near the Superdome are expecting big business, and they’re planning accordingly.

Accused child predator used ‘Fortnite’ to lure teen into sexual relationship, deputies say

Authorities say the suspect and a co-conspirator communicated with as many as 20 victims of child pornography through the popular online game “Fortnite.”

LSU remains unbeaten in SEC with 89-67 win over South Carolina

LSU remains unbeaten in SEC play with an 89-67 win over South Carolina at the PMAC on Saturday.

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Shreveport celebrates the life and legacy of Police Officer Chatéri Payne

RTA: Canal St. streetcar line running normally after temporary closure

State Police: New Orleans man killed in motorcycle crash in St. Bernard

Nicondra: Windy and cold weather to finish the weekend

NOPD searching for missing man traveling from California

The New Orleans Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating a man who was reported missing on his return to New Orleans.
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  Trump offers a ‘Dreamers’ deal for border-money proposal

Speaking from the White House, Trump said he was offering a "commonsense compromise both parties should embrace."

NOPD investigating shooting in St. Roch neighborhood

Woman carjacked while attempting to leave Gentilly business

Funeral underway for slain SPD Officer Chatéri Payne

TORNADO WATCH FOR NORTH SHORE

Man found shot to death in Westwego

Gulf coast casinos look to capitalize on championship game

NOPD: Teen arrested after being caught attempting to put gas in stolen vehicle

Saints fans start celebration ahead of Sunday’s game

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  Women’s March returns to DC amid shutdown and controversy

The third annual Women’s March is returning to Washington on Saturday amid inclement weather, ideological schisms and the longest government shutdown in American history.

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Brother of accused priest responds after Houma-Thibodeaux list published of credibly accused

Houma-Thibodeaux is the third diocese across south Louisiana to release a list of priests credibly accused of child sex abuse.

FOX 8 has done extensive reporting on claims of church sex abuse this year

Richard Windmann reveals abuse.

Abuse allegations against 2 clergymen settled, archdiocese says

The Archdiocese of New Orleans settled a claim of abuse against two clergymen that is connected to the St. Augustine Church.

SPORTS

LSU remains unbeaten in SEC with 89-67 win over South Carolina

Pelicans lose on the road at Portland, own 2-game losing streak

Pels record drops to 21-25

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  City’s new police chief takes the oath, reaches out to community

Saints Announcer Mark Romig says last Sunday’s game was the loudest he’s heard

Saintsations and super fans ready for Championship Game

Who Dats says they’ll be even louder in the Dome this week

Report: Saints TE Ben Watson inactive for Sunday

Ben Watson is listed as inactive for Sunday's game.
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  ‘But we didn’t know it’: Honor roll student suspended after using counterfeit money at school

Christian Philon and his parents say the punishment is unfair.

  AP: Rams vs. Saints - Here’s what’s to look for

Police make arrest in fatal Christmas Day double shooting

New NOPD police chief sworn in at Gallier Hall

LSU fraternity shut down; university investigation launched

COAST IN CRISIS

BP approves expansion of Gulf oil project

BP has approved a $1.3 billion expansion at one of its oil projects in the Gulf of Mexico and discovered an additional 1.4 billion barrels at two of them

John Snell’s Tribute to Coastal Louisiana

A photographic tribute to Louisiana's vanishing coast

CRIMETRACKER

  Sheriff identifies JPSO deputy injured in shooting

  NOPD: Man shot on Read Boulevard

NOPD identifies person of interest in fatal Gentilly carjacking