Severe Weather Threat Today

All of Southeast Louisiana and South Mississippi are under an Enhanced (Level 3/5) Risk for severe weather today. A Flash Flood Watch will begin for areas north of Lake Pontchartrain at 7:00 am. A Wind Advisory will begin for the entire area at noon.

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FOX 8 Overtime Podcast #9 - Saints Schedule Release & LSU Athletic Direction Change

The Saints are at the halfway point of their offseason and fans can now look forward to the beginning of the regular season as the NFL announced the schedule for all teams across the league. Meanwhile, LSU athletics is undergoing change at the top as athletic director Joe Alleva stepped down Wednesd

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Parishes, counties update preparations for severe weather

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  North Korea says it test-fired new tactical guided weapon

Kim Jong Un called it an “event of very weighty significance.”

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FOX 8 Overtime Podcast #9 - Saints Schedule Release & LSU Athletic Direction Change

  David Griffin ready to bring Pelicans sustained success

David Griffin says the Pelicans and team owner Gayle Benson were a perfect fit for him, and he’s excited to build the franchise into a contender.

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  Mueller report release spirals into political gamesmanship

After nearly two years of waiting, America will get some answers straight from Robert Mueller— but not before President Donald Trump's attorney general has his say.

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The City of New Orleans is suing several oil and gas companies over coastal erosion.

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