Pope Francis called an Argentine woman married to a divorced man and reportedly told her that she could receive the sacrament of Communion. More>>
A grand jury on Wednesday indicted Peralta on one count of sexual battery after listening to testimony from Peralta's estranged wife and several other people. More>>
The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels. More>>
In honor of their 40 years of grooving us on and off the dance floor, we here at FOX 8 put together a top 10 Earth, Wind and Fire songs list. More>>
A suspect was arrested Tuesday in connection with the deaths of a Reserve couple whose bodies were found in area waterways.
A Marion County waste-to-power plant was reportedly converting medical waste, including human tissue and possibly aborted fetuses, into power. More>>
Residents were allowed to return home Thursday, nearly 22 hours after an explosion at a natural gas processing plant forced the evacuation of their small southwestern Wyoming town. More>>
Ukrainian forces launched an operation Thursday to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the country's tumultuous east, prompting new threats from Russian President Vladimir Putin. More>>
Angry relatives of some of the more than 120 people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol surrounded the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief Thursday, preventing them from leaving the area where... More>>
The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance... More>>
An Afghan government security guard opened fire Thursday on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said. More>>
As summer approaches, students will be looking for part time work to keep them busy, and local businesses will be looking to hire them. That's where staffing agencies like Kelly Services come in handy. More>>
Getting food from local sources ensures fresher goods for customers and provides a boost to area farmers and the economy. More>>
Residents discovered Calvin Edmond, 17, lying in the street after hearing several gunshots in the area. More>>
Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" - even as he acknowledged those penalties... More>>
Georgia officials believe suspects in the Mississippi Amber Alert case may be in southwest Georgia. Cook County, GA investigators have been actively searching the Lenox area for the suspects. Officials confirmed a heavy presence of law enforcement in that area Wednesday night. More>>
A rising trend in education is making university-level classes affordable for anyone with an internet connection.
A boy sold pot to three other fourth-graders on the school playground and received a marijuana edible in return. More>>
Officials said a body was found in a bayou in St. John the Baptist Parish on Wednesday. The victim's name was not released and the cause of death is unknown.
The object, found Wednesday, was described as a torn and misshapen piece of sheet metal with rivets, coated with fiberglass. More>>
A state grand jury on Wednesday indicted St. Bernard Parish President David Peralta for sexual battery on his now-estranged wife.
In 2014, the New Orleans Saints will play in five prime time games and will face the challenge of playing three of their first four contests away from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. More>>
EMS workers face many of the same dangers that police and firefighters do when responding to 911 calls. They don't, however, receive the same monthly supplemental pay from the state. More>>
An NOPD officer is expected to turn himself in Thursday to be arrested on a charge of domestic abuse. More>>
Divers made their way deeper Thursday into the submerged wreck of a ferry that sank more than a week ago as the death toll neared 160 and relatives of the more than 140 still missing pressed the government to finish the... More>>
Mike McCarthy promises there won't be any bad memories plaguing his Green Bay Packers when they open the NFL season on Sept. 4 at Super Bowl champion Seattle. More>>
A bid to put restrictions on how lawmakers can dole out their Tulane University scholarships has been rejected by the Louisiana House. More>>
Mike Pardalis sometimes didn't talk at all. He might have been quiet, but his impact on Mandi Gardner was huge. More>>
Australian officials said Thursday that after examining detailed photographs of unidentified material that washed ashore in the southwestern part of the country they are satisfied it is not a clue in the search for the... More>>
Security has increased at the National Civil Rights Museum after police found a smashed window and a man sleeping in a room at the Lorraine Motel. More>>
Louisiana lawmakers again have turned away efforts to expand the state Medicaid program as allowed under the federal health care law. More>>
A St. Tammany councilman is trying a new approach in his effort to block an oil fracking well near Mandeville. In the meantime, state and federal regulators say concerns over an endangered frog species must also be considered. More>>
A 9-year-old Atlanta boy who police say was abducted for a short time from his driveway is being praised by community leaders for his calm as he sang the gospel song "Every Praise" until the man released him. More>>
Russia's foreign minister warned Wednesday that attacks on Russian citizens or interests in Ukraine would bring a firm response and drew a comparison to the circumstances that opened the war with Georgia in 2008. More>>
A Tulane football player accused of rape is out of jail after posting a $20,000 bond. More>>
The attorney general's office has arrested a sergeant with the New Orleans Police Department on child pornography charges. More>>
A woman has been charged after her newborn baby boy was found in a trash can outside a Greenville home on Monday, according to police. More>>
An Army private convicted of providing classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday toward living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. More>>
Supporters of Medicaid expansion rallied on the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol on Wednesday, but the Senate's health committee voted to involuntarily defer the bill. More>>
A New York teenager becomes the victim of 'swatting' after the loser of a video game calls authorities.
Saints coach Sean Payton says the club has not decided whether to exercise a 2015 team option on running back Mark Ingram's contract. More>>
A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision. More>>
St. John Parish Sheriff's Detectives are investigating a shooting incident that left one man injured. The shooting took place Tuesday at 8:39 p.m. at the intersection of Yorktowne Drive and Fairway Drive. More>>
FOX 8 is extremely proud to announce we've been honored with eight Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards handed out by the Radio Television Digital News Association. FOX 8 won more awards than any other station in the country. More>>
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Three Jefferson Parish Schools have been recognized by the U.S. News & World Report in their annual Best Schools list. More>>
Louisiana State Police are investigating a fatal accident involving a pedestrian at the on-ramp on the westbound side of I-10 at the Veterans Blvd.
The Legislature is moving toward derailing a lawsuit filed by a New Orleans-area levee board filed against 97 energy companies for coastal damage. But lawmakers appear to be backing off action against similar litigation... More>>
A Baton Rouge man is being held on a $20,000 after he allegedly caused a crash that injured three people. Troopers believe he was intoxicated when it happened. More>>
Drivers would have to secure dogs riding in truck beds while on interstate highways, if the Senate agrees to a bill backed by the House. More>>
With Mid-City's new medical complex nearing completion, there are questions about what happens to the old hospital buildings. More>>
Lawmakers are considering whether to provide some protection to Louisiana's public colleges from budget cuts when they raise tuition on students. More>>
The Louisiana Senate has changed its mind on drones. A day after rejecting the bill, senators voted 22-16 Tuesday for Sen. Dan Claitor's proposal to restrict the use of unmanned aircraft on private property in Louisiana. More>>
A Brunswick county man has been cited with 2 counts of animal cruelty for allegedly beating and killing 2 mallard ducks with a 2x4 wooden board. More>>
A family went to visit a cemetery in Waverly on Easter Sunday only to find their mother's coffin unearthed.
A deadly pit bull attack in Houma last month triggers the call for stricter laws and better regulation of the animals. More>>
Scrolling through your social media, how many selfies do you spot? Before you snap and post, you might want to read this report. Turns out selfies, can have a dark side. More>>
A mom recalls fighting a dog as the animal attacked her two-year-old daughter. More>>
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