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    An Arizona detective says the DNA of former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper was found in an examination of one of two women who accuse him of drugging and sexually assaulting them. More>>

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    4 years after BP spill, oystermen struggling

    As the four-year anniversary of the BP oil spill approaches, some oystermen say it's still not practical to even take their boats out. They say in a region that at one time was the most productive in the world, the oysters are gone. More>>

    Lee Zurik honored with Sigma Delta Chi Award from Society of Professional Journalists

    The FOX 8 series ‘Body of Evidence' has garnered another national award. More>>

    JPSO investigating burglaries at used car lots

    Jefferson Parish Detectives are investigating multiple burglaries that occurred at used car lots. More>>

    Proposed bill would make it harder for teachers to get arrested Video included

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    From the legislature, a bill to protect teachers from being arrested. More>>

    Ferry sinks off South Korea; 6 dead, 290 missing Video included

    Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told passengers to wait for rescuers. More>>

    NYC police rolling back some counterterror efforts

    The move by New York City's new police commissioner to disband a unit that spied on the everyday activities of Muslims could be just the first step in a dismantling of some of the huge post-9/11 intelligence-gathering... More>>

    RTA wants to build transit hub in downtown New Orleans Video included

    The Regional Transit Authority wants to build a massive transit hub in downtown New Orleans to ease the commute for thousands of public transportation riders. More>>

    Pistorius defense tries to rebuild case

    Oscar Pistorius' lawyers tried to roll back the prosecution's momentum at his murder trial Wednesday following the star athlete's shaky testimony, presenting a forensic expert who quickly found his own... More>>

    Your Week in Music: So much new music, so little time

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    You'll find this week's biggest releases, an overview of the most shocking surprise performances at Coachella and a little acoustic bliss in this Your Week in Music. More>>

    Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

    They're called leggings - popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others. More>>

    CDC investigator discusses probe into 2008, 2009 fungal outbreak at Children's Video included

    A senior federal infectious disease investigator said there was no attempt to hide information about a deadly fungus that killed five children at Children's Hospital between 2008 and 2009.
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    Woman dies after jumping in front of Terrebonne Parish school bus

    Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Detectives are investigating an incident where a woman died after jumping in front of a Terrebonne Parish school bus. More>>

    Pro-Russian insurgents seize armored vehicles

    Pro-Russian insurgents commandeered six Ukrainian armored vehicles along with their crews and hoisted Russian flags over them Wednesday, dampening the central government's hopes of re-establishing control over restive... More>>

    Gov. Jindal, State Superintendent at odds over Common Core Video included

    Political analyst Jim Engster addressed the difference of opinion recently made public between Gov. Bobby Jindal and State Superintendent of Education John White. Jindal has gone on record opposing the implementation of Common Core testing in Louisiana releasing a statement Monday. More>>

    Police say 5 dead in Calgary stabbings

    The son of a Calgary police officer was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party that the law enforcement officials called the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city's history. More>>

    Sub makes 2nd dive to search for Malaysian plane Video included

    As a robotic submarine dove into the ocean to look for lost Flight 370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a teleconference meeting Wednesday to protest the Malaysian government for not addressing them in person. More>>

    Remains of teens missing since 1971 found in submerged car

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    Investigators say it wasn't foul play but a car accident that took them off the road and into the creek. More>>

    Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks Video included

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    Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's... More>>

    3 rescued from grounded tugboat near Lakefront Airport

    The U.S. Coast Guard says it rescued three crewmembers aboard an uninspected towing vessel taking on water and reportedly grounded in Lake Pontchartrain. More>>

    Suspect fatally shot by deputies after stabbing his mother

    The incident began at about 2 p.m. as a domestic disturbance call on Deborah Drive near Hammond.
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    NOPD investigates double shooting in the 7th Ward

    Police responded to a double shooting Tuesday night in the 7th Ward. More>>

    Heart of Louisiana: Lafitte Museum Video included

    In tonight's Heart of Louisiana, FOX 8's Dave McNamara takes us to southern Jefferson Parish, where you can learn about pirates and pirogues and fishing and trapping in the town of Jean Lafitte. More>>

    New York police disband unit that spied on Muslims

    A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday. More>>

    Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter killings

    GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to... More>>

    BP: 'Active' shore clean-up of oil ends in La.

    Just days before the fourth anniversary of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster and oil spill, BP has ended its "active" cleanup of Louisiana's coast. More>>

    Home invasion suspect linked to crime in Mid-City Video included

    A man already accused of committing two home invasions is now linked to a brazen attack and armed robbery in Mid-City. More>>

    Dilapidated historic Carrollton cemeteries get long-awaited repairs Video included

    Crumbling tombstones and weed covered pathways plagued the historic cemeteries in the Carrollton area. "It really looks like it was run over by a tractor trailer in some places," said Earlyn Erabino. More>>

    Protesters allege abusive treatment at 3 RSD schools Video included

    Nearly two dozen students and parents protested at the Recovery School District offices Tuesday, saying students are treated inhumanely and three schools – including Carver Prep – have expulsion rates up to seven times higher than the state average. More>>

    Ukraine bares teeth against eastern uprising Video included

    In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces repelled an attack Tuesday by about 30 gunmen at an airport, beginning what the president called an "anti-terrorist... More>>

    AP NewsBreak: Iran cuts nuke weapons ability

    The United Nations will release a report this week certifying that Iran's ability to make a nuclear bomb has been greatly reduced because it has diluted half of its material that can be turned most quickly into... More>>

    Fence that limited traffic on Uptown street coming down

    On Tuesday, work crews began removing a fence at Newcomb Boulevard and Freret Street that essentially privatized the street. More>>

    Lives upturned after dangerous storm hits RV park Video included

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    A strong storm system that moved through the coast Monday night left several RVs, campers and vehicles damaged at the Santa Maria RV Park, located at 5800 Martin Bluff Road in Gautier. More>>

    Westwego renews traffic camera contract

    Westwego's City Council has voted to extend the city's contract with Arizona-based Redflex Traffic Systems, the company that provides equipment designed to slow motorists down. More>>

    Income taxes by the numbers: Last-minute filers hurry to beat deadline

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    The IRS says nearly 100 million tax returns have been filed so far and millions more are expected by April 15.
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    Woman shot in Central City identified

    The shooting happened at about 2 p.m. at the intersection of S. Liberty and Josephine streets. More>>

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