NOFD: Man rescued after jumping into Mississippi River during Buku Fest

The man was in the water for about 10 minutes before rescuers were able to reach him.

  Powerball jackpot rises to $750 million, 4th largest prize in US lottery history

After the 25th Powerball drawing in a row without a grand prize winner, the lottery’s jackpot soared once again.

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New Orleans man indicted on arson, murder in mother’s death

Slidell ex-postal worker admits to theft of checks, gift cards, cash

Student arrested after posing with gun on school grounds for Instagram photo

  Nicondra: Plenty of sunshine and a bit warmer

12-year-old arrested for setting fire to home

A 12-year-old boy was arrested Friday for setting fire to an abandoned home in his neighborhood, according to the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal.
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  Enterprise employee admits to spiking co-workers’ drinks with LSD because they had ‘negative energy,’ police say

Charges are pending for the 19-year-old employee. His co-workers called police are they were feeling dizzy.

Baton Rouge man killed in I-12 crash

NOPD: Victim robbed after fight with woman

Sen. Karen Carter Peterson reveals struggle with gambling addiction

Louisiana state senator admits to gambling problem after being escorted out of Baton Rouge casino

  SEC Gymnastics Championship expected to set new record for event

  6 NOPD officers on desk duty; representing attorney says they acted bravely

This season’s crawfish prices are the highest they’ve ever been, says seafood restaurant owner

  Locals react to president’s budget proposal for transportation dollars

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  US-backed Syrian force declares victory over Islamic State

Elimination of the last IS stronghold in Baghouz marks the end of the militants' self-declared caliphate, which at its height blanketed large parts of Syria and Iraq.

WE INVESTIGATE

Former North Shore DA Walter Reed wants extension before reporting to prison

Walter Reed wants a two week delay because of a medical situation.

  Zurik: Recipient of questionable court funds drops off check, cash at courthouse

One recipient of questionable spending during a court clerk's final days in office drops off check and cash after a FOX 8 Investigation. Meanwhile, the court has sent findings of a financial audit to law enforcement to review.

  FOX 8 Defenders: Tips on protecting your personal, financial and tax info

In the final weeks of the tax filing season, the IRS is warning people to be extra wary of scams and attempts to steal your personal information.

  State Police: Covington bail bondsman arrested for human trafficking, rape

  Zurik: Audit suggests possible criminal investigation of former court clerk

  Alleged abuse victim reaches settlement with Archdiocese of New Orleans

SPORTS

  LSU basketball heads to Sweet 16 on last-second layup by Waters

Guard Tremont Waters is the Tigers coach on the court

Waters is a sophomore at LSU

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  Customer who died in salon fire remembered as loving person

  LSP loses newspaper’s legal challenge, produces body cam footage

  JP Coroner: Fentanyl deaths on the rise, addiction a growing epidemic

Mayor Cantrell staunchly defends New Orleanians after Iowa lawmaker’s remarks about Katrina victims

Court employee arrested after allegedly falsifying results of 500+ drug tests

A Gonzales woman who works for the 19th Judicial District Court has been arrested for reportedly falsifying hundreds of drug tests.
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  Look up: Northern lights to dip into the Midwest

The aurora borealis should be visible across the northern tier of states, dipping as far as south as Iowa in the middle of the country and Washington and Maine on the coasts.

The roar returns to Audubon Zoo with 4 new lions

GB Sciences approved to grow medical marijuana at LSU facility

Officers involved in possible chase policy violation reassigned

Woman robbed at gunpoint in Lower Garden District

COAST IN CRISIS

  One million cypress and Tupelo seeds could help revive Louisiana’s forests

A test program involves planting cypress forests by air.

  State plans for river diversions spark a ‘mud fight’ over coastal restoration

The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority is studying nearly doubling the output of the Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion Project on the east bank of Plaquemines Parish