Local Catholics welcome new federal probe into abuse allegations

A former U.S. attorney says a Justice Department decision to investigate church sex abuse is unprecedented.

Contractor preps for Sunshine Bridge repairs this weekend

Man accused of shooting bail bondsman surrenders to NOPD

Boil water advisory issued in Lower 9th Ward

 $1 billion! Friday’s Mega Millions drawing reaches record jackpot

TODAY'S HEADLINES

Officers punched by New Orleans man, report says
Officers booked a New Orleans man for allegedly punching two New Orleans policemen in the head, according to an arrest warrant obtained by Nola.com | The Times-Picayune.
A little late this year, the Smoky Mountains are about to light up in fall color
Annual autumn display draws thousands of onlookers
Southern’s Human Jukebox Band to perform during halftime of Falcons vs. Saints Thanksgiving Day game
The Southern University Human Jukebox band and Fabulous Dancing Dolls will perform at halftime of the New Orleans Saints game in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Thanksgiving Day.

Testimony wraps up in second trial involving Uptown drainage lawsuit

Testimony wrapped up Thursday in a trial brought by Uptown homeowners against the Sewerage and Water Board .

NOPD searching for missing woman

Sarah Scroggins was last seen at or around 6 p.m. on October 17, 2018, at her residence, located in the 5500 block of Holly Lane.

NATIONAL HEADLINES

Photos of man dressed as LSU Golden Girl go viral

Photos of a man dressed as an LSU Golden Girl, fishnets and all, has been making the round on social media.

  Trump praises Montana congressman who body-slammed reporter

At a campaign rally in Missoula Thursday, Trump lauded Rep. Greg Gianforte, who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault for an attack on Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs. The attack came a day before Gianforte won a 2017 special election.

WE INVESTIGATE

  Alleged sex abuse victim says former NOPD detective used drowning death to threaten him

We have new information about former NOPD lead pedophile unit detective Stanley Burkhardt, who the NOPD confirms it's now investigating for a sexual assault allegation dating back to the late 1970s.

Watching Your Wallet: Budget now for holiday spending

Planning travel and shopping months in advance can pay off in the long run, financial experts say.

Survivors network, SNAP, targets St. Louis Cathedral

A survivors' network hands out leaflets at the St. Louis Cathedral asking archbishop to fully disclose list of abusive clergy

  Archbishop says LA dioceses are considering releasing names of abusers

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

SPORTS

Peat, Stallworth out for Saints vs. Ravens

Saints week 7 injury report: Thursday

Peat and Warford miss practice Thursday

Saints WR Ted Ginn, Jr. placed on IR

Ginn played four games for the Saints in 2018

COAST IN CRISIS

NO: Elmer’s Island land strip decision thrills environmentalists

The wildlife and fisheries commission thrills gathered environmentalists by rescinding agreement to build an airstrip on Elmer’s island.

NO: Elmer’s Island land strip decision thrills environmentalists

The wildlife and fisheries commission thrills gathered environmentalists by rescinding agreement to build an airstrip on Elmer’s island.