FOX 8 uncovers lead water levels in some area schools are higher than pediatricians recommend

Following the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, The American Academy of Pediatrics called for stricter regulations for children's drinking water.
 Protective Measures: New Orleans EMS ready for any situation
 Woman accused of injuring NOPD officer during escape attempt
Gov. Edwards says he won’t back use of tourism dollars for N.O. S&WB

Marcus Davenport limited at practice Monday in preparation for Saints-Falcons

Falcons at Saints, 7:20 p.m. Thursday night

TODAY'S HEADLINES

Mick Jagger FB video feeds the Jazz Fest rumor mill
Are the Rolling Stones playing Jazz Fest?
Last year’s snow bringing extra Christmas joy in 2018
Many families are already looking for that perfect Christmas tree.A farm in Saint Tammany parish says the selection is even better in part due to last year's snow.
SU Nursing Program selected to participate in national research program
Southern University College of Nursing and Allied Health was selected as one of nine institutions to receive a mini-grant to educate diverse communities about the All of Us Research Program.

  Woman accused of injuring NOPD officer during escape attempt

Police say a woman injured an officer while attempting to escape arrest for shoplifting.

Pastor found guilty of stealing grant money from Hurricane Katrina victim

Elijah Mealconin allegedly conned elderly victims of their Road Home grants, leading them to believe he would rebuild their homes, but never did.
Gov. Edwards says he won’t back use of tourism dollars for N.O. S&WB
  S&WB says it had adequate staff, Entergy investigating outage

NATIONAL HEADLINES

Policeman stabbed in Brussels, attacker shot

A policeman was stabbed and injured by an assailant who was shot close to the Grand Place in Brussels historic center

  Girl, 6, allegedly kills 1-year-old brother after being left alone with him in car

The father allegedly found his son with a seat belt wrapped around his neck, and an autopsy ruled the death a homicide by strangulation.

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  FOX 8 uncovers lead water levels in some area schools are higher than pediatricians recommend

Following the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, The American Academy of Pediatrics called for stricter regulations for children's drinking water.

Zurik: State senator’s sick time use is ‘criminal,’ law expert says

A statement from from La. Sen. Wesley Bishop's public relations representative raises serious questions about use of sick leave.

Zurik: Councilman hands out dozens of contracts to businessman in inner-circle

Since Mark Spears took office in 2012, a company called Exceptional Inspections has been hired 43 times in Jefferson Parish, almost all of which was for work in Spear's district.

SPORTS

Marcus Davenport limited at practice Monday in preparation for Saints-Falcons

Anthony Davis named Western Conference Player of the Week

Elfrid Payton to undergo surgery on finger, out 6 weeks

Lanard Fournette shines in his first significant action for LSU

LSU moves up to No. 19 in AP Top 25 Poll

LSU is ranked No. 19 in the latest AP Top 25 Poll following the Tigers' 85-76 win over Memphis. LSU jumped three spots and is now 4-0 on the season.

COAST IN CRISIS

Report: Grant to plan wetlands restoration between Bucktown and Bonnabel in Jefferson Parish

According to our partners NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, the $400,000 grant will restore wetlands from the Bonnabel Boat Launch to Bucktown.

La. governor speaks at summit on state’s coastal future

Governor John Bel Edwards joined a summit Wednesday to discuss the future of Louisiana’s coastlines.