The Oklahoma Insurance Department says a preliminary estimate suggests the cost of the tornado that hit the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore could be more than $2 billion. More>>
Showers and storms headed into the area along a weak cold front. More>>
The FBI says a man being questioned by authorities in the Boston bombing probe was fatally shot when he initiated a violent confrontation. More>>
Lawmakers move one step closer to stripping financial control of the Coroner's Office from Dr. Peter Galvan, and the St. Tammany Parish coroner and many of his higher-paid staff could be close to getting their paychecks cut. More>>
Governor Bobby Jindal joined area leaders at Nicholls State University Tuesday for a big announcement. A company based in Lafourche Parish since the 1940's is planning a major expansion around the state.
The fire chief in the Oklahoma City suburb raked by a massive tornado says the search for survivors and the dead is almost complete. More>>
There is a tradition in south Louisiana of Creole cowboys, skilled horsemen who for more than a century were driving cattle from Louisiana across the state of Texas. Those cattle drives are mostly gone now, but you can still find some of the cowboys racing horses and buggies around a dirt track near the tiny town of Oberlin. FOX 8's Dave McNamara is about to put you in the driver's seat in this edition of Heart of Louisiana. More>>
A businessman gets results, after making a public plea to help him find the man who he says ripped him off. More>>
A former federal prosecutor tells a local community activist he's had enough of her comments. More>>
Senators postponed a vote Tuesday on a controversial bill that would prohibit enforcement in Louisiana of any federal bans on assault weapons, after opponents called the measure unconstitutional. More>>
Lawmakers are looking for ways to create roadblocks for Planned Parenthood's construction of a new facility in New Orleans that would provide abortions in addition to other health care services for women. More>>
A 41-year-old man is living and breathing with a heart made of plastic. Alfred Williams received the first Total Artificial Heart transplant in the Gulf South three months ago at Ochsner.
Three years after the Gulf oil disaster, areas of the South Louisiana marsh fall silent. Researchers expected the wildlife population to be impacted by oil in the first year and then bounce back. In some areas, that has yet to happen. More>>
The NBA draft lottery took place Tuesday night in New York, with the New Orleans Pelicans hoping to make history by winning the first pick in next month's draft. It was not to be.
While the New Orleans area isn't spared of tornadoes, it rarely sees storms as powerful as the one that hit near Oklahoma City. But five months ago, people in nearby McNeill felt the brunt of an EF-3 tornado.
State Police continue their investigation into a deadly accident involving a 15-year-old girl who was driving without a license and transporting three younger siblings, most of whom did not have on seat belts.
Red Cross volunteers from south Louisiana have mobilized to provide emergency aid to tornado victims. More>>
Motorists in Louisiana will have to add tweets and Facebook updates to the list of activity banned while driving, in addition to texting. More>>
Spokeswoman Keli Pirtle said Tuesday the agency upgraded the tornado from an EF-4 on the enhanced Fujita scale to an EF-5 based on what a damage assessment team saw on the ground. The weather service uses the word "incredible" to describe the power of EF-5 storms. More>>
The 50th Super Bowl will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area. NFL owners have voted Tuesday for the 49ers' new stadium as host of the 2016 game More>>
All the weeks of Bob Breck's radiation therapy have come down to one moment. Blood test results reveal whether the treatments worked. More>>
Police say an intoxicated mom left her 3-month-old daughter inside of a parked sport utility vehicle while she socialized at a Kenner bar. More>>
Gov. Mary Fallin says an Oklahoma suburb that was devastated by a deadly tornado will be rebuilt. More>>
Senators have killed a $3.5 billion public school funding proposal submitted to lawmakers by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. More>>
Jefferson Parish sheriff's detectives are seeking information about the deaths of a man found in a Harvey field and another man shot once in the chest inside his garage two miles away. More>>
Hospital officials say they've treated more than 200 patients, including dozens of children, since a tornado ripped through suburban Oklahoma City. More>>
The state medical examiner's office has revised the death toll from a tornado in an Oklahoma City suburb to 24 people, including seven children. More>>
More severe weather is in the forecast for parts of the central United States already reeling from powerful tornadoes this week. More>>
A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods with winds up to 200 mph, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school.
Anti-abortion activists squared off with abortion rights supporters Monday evening at the site of a proposed Planned Parenthood facility Uptown.
The victim told investigators that she sells sweets and snacks from her residence and allowed two subjects inside her home
The victim told investigators that she sells sweets and snacks from her residence and allowed two subjects inside her homeMore>>
Terrebonne Parish schools let out for the summer this week and for some students and teachers, that could be the last time on their current campuses. More>>
Representatives for the St. Tammany Parish coroner and the legislative auditor's office announced the coroner will release tens of thousand emails by the end of the week.
Louisiana had a few winners with something to celebrate after Saturday's drawing. More>>
Locals continue to help victims of Hurricane Sandy deal with the painstakingly slow recovery process. More>>
State senators rejected a proposal on Monday for Louisiana to offer government-subsidized health insurance to the working poor through the federal health overhaul law known as the Affordable Care Act. More>>
Authorities have revoked the explosives licenses of a company accused of improperly storing millions of pounds of a military propellant that was blamed for the evacuation of a Louisiana town last year. More>>
Orleans sheriff's deputies are searching for an inmate who walked away from his job at a transitional work program Monday. More>>
A new audit says the state education department had gaps in its monitoring of the academic performance of Louisiana's charter schools More>>
Where the Super Bowl will celebrate a half-century of existence will be decided this week by NFL owners. They have two choices for the 50th anniversary game in 2016: the San Francisco Bay Area and South Florida More>>
The Houma Police Department is looking for the owner of a pony that was found wandering in the area of Maple Street Park Monday morning More>>
Tornadoes ravaged portions of central Oklahoma on Sunday, reducing portions of a mobile home park to rubble and killing a 79-year-old man whose body was found out in the open. More>>
Hundreds gathered for a second line honoring the victim's of last Sunday's Mother's Day shooting. Participants say last weekend's violence won't keep them from doing what they love. More>>
In just a matter of weeks uptown residents who live near the Arabella Fire Station will lose a special piece of firefighting equipment. More>>
Amtrak officials say a train departing from New Orleans derailed not far from Chicago's Union Station. More>>
A government report says construction of a new Veterans Affairs hospital in New Orleans is $370 million over budget and 14 months behind schedule. More>>
The State Fire Marshal's Office is asking for assistance in the investigation of a series of fires in St. Charles Parish. More>>
Authorities say a 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother with a gun he found in a closet at his grandparents' Baton Rouge home. More>>
The Tangipahoa Parish School Board will use rededicated sales tax revenue, cuts to transportation services, elimination of a perfect-attendance salary bonus and a one-time reduction in the board-mandated minimum fund balance. More>>
Police are investigating a fatal accident Sunday morning that left an unidentified man dead. More>>
The National Flood Insurance Program has set up a hotline to provide information to Louisiana residents. More>>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials said Sunday. More>>
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