City of N.O. sues drug companies over opioid crisis

“The opioid epidemic has taken more from our people than even gun violence has. We are taking this step and pursuing litigation because our people have been harmed,” the mayor said.

 St. Bernard parents protest, raise concerns about bullying in school system

 CDC warns of polio-like disease spikes from previous year

South Mississippi shrimp shell processing plant first of its kind in the world

Saints week 7 injury report: Thursday

The Saints (4-1) will face the Baltimore Ravens (4-2) this Sunday.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  CDC warns of polio-like disease spikes from previous year
62 cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis confirmed in U.S. so far, almost doubling last year's number.
St. Bernard parents protest, raise concerns about bullying in school system
Some St. Bernard parish parents and students are protesting saying the school district needs to do more about a bullying issue.
Former St. Tammany Parish sheriff’s deputy indicted by grand jury
Steinert is accused of falsifying information on a DWI arrest report on Jan. 16, 2016.

Peat and Warford miss practice Thursday

The Saints signed offensive lineman Michael Ola today

Saints WR Ted Ginn, Jr. placed on IR

Ginn played four games for the Saints in 2018
Houma man jailed in alleged rape of disabled relative
BRPD officer given shorter suspension after incident in which she violated policy
NOPD searching for French Quarter debit card thieves

NATIONAL HEADLINES

  Mom hunts down 13-year-old son driving her new BMW to impress girlfriend

Sister creates internet sensation on Twitter after brother takes mom’s BMW to impress his girlfriend.

Truckload of metal balls bounces down Seattle street, damages cars

Large metal balls spill from a truck in Seattle, damaging anything in their way.

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

Saints week 7 injury report: Thursday

Peat and Warford miss practice Thursday

Saints WR Ted Ginn, Jr. placed on IR

Struggling Bulldog offense looking for breakout game against LSU

The hungry Bulldogs (4-2, 1-2) are looking for a signature win against the Tigers, while fixing an offense that has struggled mightily in conference play.

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.