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    Police investigate deadly shooting in Algiers

    Police are investigating a deadly shooting after a 32-year-old man was shot inside an Algiers apartment. More>>

    Lee Zurik Investigation: Why Walter Reed may be looking forward to retirement Video included

    It's good to see folks planning ahead for their retirements. But what St. Tammany/Washington DA Walter Reed did may have cost parish residents thousands upon thousands of their tax dollars. We examine the controversial DA's questionable retirement accounts in this latest installment of our Louisiana Purchased investigation.  More>>

    Police say Destrehan homicide victim was suspect's girlfriend Video included

    A neighbor tells police that a resident of the home walked across the street, bloody, and handed her a note saying she needed police. 


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    Beating victim, neighbors march against recent violence in St. Roch

    Like other parts of the city, anti-crime walks are nothing new to the St. Roch community. Wednesday evening's walk, however, carried a heightened sense of unease – and urgency. More>>

    After violent attacks, St. Roch residents search for solutions Video included

    The NOPD is stepping up its presence in St. Roch after two back-to-back attacks in the neighborhood. More>>

    Police: 5 arrested for firing pellet gun at homeless men

    Five people are under arrest for allegedly shooting at homeless people in the Central Business District with a pellet gun. More>>

    Moisture returns in time for August Video included

    After quite an enjoyable week, the break from summer comes to an end just as we enter into August.  More>>

    Merritt Landry gets clean slate, back pay

    The Marigny homeowner who shot an unarmed teenager on his property last year and was subsequently suspended from his job with the city is getting a clean slate at City Hall and back pay. More>>

    Police seek man in connection with alleged Marigny rape

    Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man wanted in connection with an alleged sexual assault and battery in the Marigny. More>>

    Snorkel or take a dive at the Audubon Aquarium, and play with penguins! Video included

    The Audubon Aquarium offers the chance to jump into a tank filled with stingrays and fish. You can now snorkel or scuba dive in the new Mayan exhibit. More>>

    Man arrested in Tammany Trace attack

    A Slidell man was arrested Wednesday after St. Tammany Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a woman being attacked while walking on the St. Tammany Trace. More>>

    French Quarter considers 3-part voluntary security fee plan Video included

    Tired of crime and worried about manpower shortages, French Quarter residents and business owners appear poised to try take matters into their own hands.

    Police identify third Metairie carjacking suspect

    Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Department Detectives have identified a third suspect in the carjacking of a mother and daughter in Metairie. More>>

    La. groundwater program may need $900,000

    Members of the state Water Resources Commission have been told the state will need to find up to $900,000 a year to extend its groundwater monitoring program past 2015. More>>

    Government website can jump start back-to-school preparations

    Updated: is a valuable resource as parents, teachers and kids get ready to head back to school. The website contains volumes of information on how to save money, programs available to schools and districts and more.  More>>

    10 things to know for Thursday


    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: More>>

    Investigators reach Ukraine crash site


    An international team of investigators in eastern Ukraine on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 for the first time. More>>

    Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels


    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up another 16,000 reservists to pursue its campaign... More>>

    Powell might not have been told early on about CIA techniques


    A Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and... More>>

    Plane crashes in San Diego parking lot; 1 dead


    A small plane crashed in a San Diego shopping center parking lot Wednesday, killing an 80-year-old woman who was the lone passenger and injuring the pilot, authorities said. More>>

    Swamp surfing in the Bonnet Carre Spillway Video included

    The smooth surface and alligator-filled waters of the Bonnet Carre Spillway haven't been considered "gnarly" until now. More>>

    Congress cooperates and fights as recess nears


    Eager to begin a monthlong break, Congress leavened its customary heavy partisanship on Wednesday with a pinch of compromise, advancing legislation to repair the deeply troubled Department of Veterans Affairs and working... More>>

    10 Things to Know for Thursday


    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: More>>

    House approves VA health care overhaul


    The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years. More>>

    Peace Corps evacuates over Ebola as 2 isolated


    The largest recorded Ebola outbreak in history has led the U.S. Peace Corps to evacuate hundreds of volunteers from three affected West African countries, and a State Department official on Wednesday said two volunteers... More>>

    Deadly Israeli strikes hit UN school, market area


    Israeli artillery shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with sleeping war refugees and back-to-back explosions rocked a market filled with shoppers Wednesday as Israel's stepped up campaign against... More>>

    Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead


    A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other... More>>

    Probe exposes flaws behind rollout


    Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday. More>>

    Thousands flee to Tunisia to escape Libya fighting


    Up to 6,000 people a day have fled Libya into neighboring Tunisia this week, the Tunisian foreign minister said Wednesday, the biggest influx since Libya's 2011 civil war in a sign of the spiraling turmoil as rival... More>>

    Dulac woman attacked by pit bull; suffers extensive injuries

    The victim suffered serious injuries to her left arm and to both of her legs.

    Sanctions will damage Russia if not lifted quickly


    U.S. and European sanctions against Russia's energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow persuades the West to repeal them by withdrawing support for... More>>

    Clashes prevent experts from reaching bodies


    Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky, the remains of some passengers are feared rotting in the 90-degree (32-degree Celsius) midsummer heat, deepening the frustration of relatives... More>>

    Hearing dates set in both Common Core lawsuits

    Mid-August hearing dates have been set for dueling lawsuits over Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards in public schools. More>>

    Blooper: Penguin loves reporter, goes in for the kiss

    Garth is one of the penguins at the Audubon Aquarium. He's a mild-mannered bird, but decided to plant a kiss, or maybe a bite, on reporter Leigh Isaacson. More>>

    New suit claiming Chinese drywall destroyed homes

    The suit adds a new defendant - the Chinese commission that oversees 117 widespread companies including aerospace, nuclear power and electronics. More>>

    Woman stabs man on the way to church function

    A 47-year-old woman is accused of stabbing a man during an argument that happened while the man was attempting to go to a church function. More>>

    Your Week in Music: Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett to release stylish jazz album


    Lady Gaga trades in trendy for classic, a look at the highest paid country stars and one newcomer goes from Vine to viral practically overnight in Your Week in Music. 


    Surgeon general issues skin cancer warning


    Nearly 5 million people are treated for skin cancer each year - more than cases of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer combined. More>>

    Bond raised to $75k for man accused of raping woman he met on Tinder app Video included


    Two days after a Baton Rouge man was arrested and accused of raping a woman he met on a social media app called Tinder, his bond was raised from $35,000 to $75,000. More>>

    Former babysitter charged with rape of young boy

    A Terrebonne Parish woman has been arrested, accused of raping a young boy she used to babysit. More>>

    Victim identified in deadly Seventh Ward shooting

    Police have identified the victim in a deadly Seventh Ward shooting as a 19-year-old man. More>>

    Anti-crime walks planned in wake of 2 overnight shootings Video included

    New Orleans Police are investigating two overnight shootings. In the wake of these shootings and similar violence across the city, New Orleans police officers will take to the streets Wednesday night as part of a citywide anti-crime walk. More>>

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