A climb to remember: Firefighters sacrifice sweat to honor those who paid ultimate sacrifice

Firefighters across the region are climbing hundreds of flights of stairs to honor men and women killed in the line of duty.

  As Aurora shooting broke out, first responders put lives on the line within minutes

Within four minutes, the first police officers rushed to the 29,000-square-foot building and were fired on immediately; one was struck outside and four others shot inside.

Duplantis, Cabrera blast No. 1 LSU to 12-7 win over ULM

No. 1 LSU fell behind early in the 2019 season against UL-Monroe in Alex Box Stadium, but home runs from Daniel Cabrera and Antoine Duplantis, including a grand slam in the bottom of the eighth inning gave the Tigers the 12-7 win Friday night.

TOP STORIES

  Pelicans fans react to ouster of GM Dell Demps

NOPD releases new person of interest photo in CBD homicide

Crawfish prices drop to lowest they’ve been this season

LSU administrators put on leave following alleged extreme DKE hazing incidents

  18-year-old accused of battery of a tourist surrenders to police

Colorado tourist Mark Whittaker Allen says he’s recovering from a brutal attack that left him unconscious near St. Charles and Canal Street last weekend.
  • National

  Legal fights launched over Trump’s national emergency declaration

Several legal challenges to President Trump's declaration of a national emergency in order to direct funds toward the building of a border wall have began or been promised.

  Lakeview residents wake up to busted car windows after thieves roll through the neighborhood

Local first responders participate in terrorist attack drill ahead of Carnival season

Pelicans send out statement after firing of GM Dell Demps

VIDEO: New Orleans soldier surprises father at work after 6 months away

FOX 8 Photojournalist Avis Landry named to Louisiana Associated Press Hall of Fame

Judge will not reduce bond of woman accused of scamming Essence Festival travelers

Pelicans part ways with GM Dell Demps

La. State Ethics Board reverses decision on using campaign funds for child care

  • National

Drug company exec wore fentanyl spray costume in rap video to motivate opioid sales team

Former Insys Therapeutics Inc. executives are charged with scheming to pay doctors bribes and kickbacks in exchange for prescriptions of opioids.

WE INVESTIGATE

  Blighted since Katrina, former N.O. East hotel added to National historic list

A symbol of Katrina blight that greets thousands of commuters every day in New Orleans just got added to the National Register of Historic Places. In this FOX 8 Defenders follow-up, the developer explains why it's worthy of preserving and his plans for the future.

Untested water: 99.9 percent of foreign fish goes without testing for unsafe drugs

According to government reports, there is evidence that the main oversight agency for seafood, the Food and Drug Administration, has failed to meet new mandates to increase inspections at foreign food facilities.

Attorney plans to move to dismiss lawsuit against Archdiocese of New Orleans

An attorney representing church sex abuse victims will dismiss a lawsuit against the archdiocese of New Orleans. The lawsuit was filed in November in civil court, and the attorney involved says settling outside of court was a better outcome for all involved.

  FOX 8 Defenders: Plaquemines residents live among stagnant swimming pools

  Zurik: HHS Secretary says ‘revolutionary’ changes to come for drug prices

  Multiple sex offenders found on Facebook despite ban

SPORTS

Duplantis, Cabrera blast No. 1 LSU to 12-7 win over ULM

  Pelicans fans react to ouster of GM Dell Demps

Pelicans send out statement after firing of GM Dell Demps

Source: Alvin Gentry will finish out season with the Pelicans

  Pelicans part ways with GM Dell Demps

The Pelicans have decided to part ways with their General Manager, according to NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski.

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Arrest reports claim LSU pledges were beaten, urinated on in hazing rituals

Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy suspended over background checks

Juan’s World: Firing of Demps shows Gayle Benson’s heart

NOPD searching for mother who went missing after dropping son off at birthday party

Lacombe man killed in early morning car crash

The crash has claimed the life of 38-year-old Alonzo Peter Casler of Lacombe.
  • National

  NFL, Colin Kaepernick settle collusion lawsuit

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid have settled their grievances of collusion against the NFL, said a league representative Friday to the Associated Press.

Thibodaux man arrested for unlawful use of 911

NOPD: Party bus rider sought in tourist attack surrenders to police

Man killed in motorcycle crash on I-12

Report: Payless to file for bankruptcy, close all stores

COAST IN CRISIS

  LSU researcher believes simply filling in oil field canals reverses some coastal land loss

R. Eugene Turner believes the solution to at least some of Louisiana’s coastal land loss is staring officials in the face: backfill many of the oil field canals that dissect the coastal marshes.

Gov. Edwards commits to restore funding for coast

Gov. John Bell Edwards committed Wednesday to restoring millions of dollars that Louisiana cut from coastal funding a few years ago as its budget was hemorrhaging.