Sheriff, school officials release statement on threats made at Hammond High Magnet School

The announcement was made on the Tangipahoa School System website. Details regarding the closure were not provided.
 Zurik: New documents reveal more double-dipping by state senator
Shelby: Cold, wet day ahead
 Parents outraged over closure of Cypress Academy School program
 Nuclear fallout: $15.5 billion in compensation and counting

Pelicans hand Raptors first home loss of the season

The Pelicans win streak extends to three games

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  Gr8 Neighbor: Woman donates kidney to man in need
A good neighbor may pick up your mail or even let you have a cup of sugar. But Nancy Dozier has taken the word “neighbor” a step further.
Southern University inks new deal, rolls on with medical marijuana operation
After more than a year of delays, members of the Southern University Board of Supervisors got down right blunt about a medical marijuana deal they say went sour. They also chose to move ahead with a new firm to manage their growing operations.
Parents outraged over closure of Cypress Academy School program
There was a heated meeting Monday night as The Orleans Parish School Board announced that a school programs that helps special needs students will be closing.

Teacher pay raises could be in reach thanks to more stable budget

Teacher pay raises continue to be a hot topic for school officials. On Monday, president of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers and School Employees addressed members of the press, saying raises are long overdue.

Saints open as 7-point favorites over the Eagles

Eagles at Saints, 3:25 p.m. on FOX 8
Fired because of politics?
  Real-time crime cameras used for more than just crime
State Police: 71-year-old man killed in fatal Covington crash

NATIONAL HEADLINES

Chemical attack investigative team to start work next year

The global chemical weapons watchdog's chief says that a new investigative team being set up to apportion blame for poison gas and nerve agent attacks in Syria will start work early next year

Judge orders Georgia to work to protect provisional ballots

In a ruling late Monday, U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg ordered the Georgia secretary of state's office to establish and publicize a hotline or website where voters can check whether their provisional ballots were counted and, if not, the reason why.

WE INVESTIGATE

  Zurik: New documents reveal more double-dipping by state senator

A law professor and a CPA say a state senator needs to be investigated following new information that Wesley Bishop called in sick to his full-time job at Southern University of New Orleans to fulfill his part-time job in the legislature.

Zurik: Senator’s response to FOX 8 investigation called ‘ridiculous’

A state senator in eastern New Orleans has a full time job at Southern University of New Orleans. When he works his part-time job in the Legislature, he uses SUNO sick time. That appears to be against the law.

Zurik: State senator pocketing money while calling in sick

Documented proof has been discovered that a Louisiana state senator may be breaking the law.

St. Peter’s Church reacts to former priest Sax’s name on abuse list

Judge rules Denka Plant suit can move forward

  Names of abusers within church released by Archdiocese of New Orleans

SPORTS

Pelicans hand Raptors first home loss of the season

  Lunch with Coach O: LSU vs. Rice

Coach O's weekly lunch and gameplan

COAST IN CRISIS

La. governor speaks at summit on state’s coastal future

Governor John Bel Edwards joined a summit Wednesday to discuss the future of Louisiana’s coastlines.

  ‘Pillows’ provide a new type of coastal protection for Louisiana

An aggregate material could provide a new method of protecting critical Louisiana shorelines