Co-defendant refuses to testify against alleged killer of Lindsay Nichols

A co-defendant took the stand Wednesday against his alleged accomplice in the murder trial of Troy Varnado.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz resigns
Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz resigned from his position Wednesday.
New Ochsner facility to provide first-of-its-kind care to special needs children in region
Ochsner Hospital for Children is opening a new center for child development that will be the first in the region to offer care for developmental delays and special needs like Autism, ADHD, Spina Bifida and Cerebral Palsy.
Halloween section catches fire in Marrero Walmart
A fire at a Marrero Walmart shut down the store for the day on Wednesday.

SEC releases TV networks and start times for 2018-2019 basketball season

The Southeastern Conference announced television networks and start times for its 2018-19 men’s basketball schedule on Wednesday.

Payton is trying to find ways to get more touches for rookie WR Tre’Quan Smith

Smith caught one pass against the Browns
Hurricane Florence leads to hospital wedding proposal
  New Orleans chefs team up to help victims of Hurricane Florence

NATIONAL HEADLINES

3 people injured in shooting in Wisconsin, shooter dead

The shooter is in critical condition. The condition of those injured is not known.

Two women were patients who drowned in Little Pee Dee River in South Carolina

A Horry County Sheriff's Office van was swept away in flood waters resulting in two female patients drowning in the Little Pee Dee River Tuesday night. The SCDOT said the road was closed, and claim the driver had to have driven around the barrier.

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  Big Pharma was supposed to self-police fentanyl prescriptions. It failed. Patients died.

Internal documents show lax enforcement, missed opportunities by the federal government.

Driver’s ed school took their money, then cancelled all classes

Several teens and parents in Tangipahoa Parish are frustrated with a driver’s ed school that took their money then abruptly closed. The owners said the OMV shut down their school in retaliation for a heated dispute they had with two state employees.

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Use the Facebook Political Ad Collector to help categorize ads and understand why they are targeting you.
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NOPD investigating homicide in Maryville-Fontainbleau neighborhood

SPORTS

Big 8 rankings: Ehret enters the poll after beating Destrehan

Pelicans add guard Jarrett Jack to the roster

This is Jack's third stint with the organization

COAST IN CRISIS

  Plants dying after insect infestation seem to recover

Roseau cane stages a recovery in the Louisiana delta

Deepening Mississippi River could lure some of the world’s largest ships to N.O.

Congress and the White House Office of Management and Budget must still sign off on the funding. However, Duffy called the Corps action "monumental" for the Mississippi River.

CRIMETRACKER

3 men sought in Bourbon Street burglary, NOPD says
NOPD investigating after body found on South Claiborne