Employee accused of starting fire at La. retirement center

Woman accused of starting a fire inside a Southwest Louisiana retirement home.

  Jussie Smollett’s attorneys say all criminal charges dropped

Smollett attorneys Tina Glandian and Patricia Brown Holmes said in a statement that Smollett's record "has been wiped clean." However, the Chicago mayor and police chief criticized the decision.

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Coroner identifies man killed in Covington fire

Gulfport man pleads guilty to possession of child pornography

Hepatitis C medication to be made available to Medicaid patients in Louisiana

  Saints sign veteran TE Jared Cook

  The Army Corps plans to begin closing Bonnet Carre Spillway Tuesday

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to begin the process of closing the remaining bays on the Bonnet Carre Spillway.
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  House fails to override Trump veto on border

The Democratic-controlled chamber fell 38 votes short of the 286 needed for Democrats and their handful of Republican allies to prevail, because a two-thirds majority was needed.

New Orleans civil rights leader Rev. Samson “Skip” Alexander dies

Study: La. receives F for efforts to remove lead from school water

Inmate who escaped while taking out trash captured days later in Memphis

Louisiana woman warns of UPS phishing email scam

  Vacant house where 5-alarm fire started was a source of code violations for years

Tangi sheriff releases names of couple found shot to death during welfare check

  Saints owner Gayle Benson reflects on her first year as sole owner

La. representatives respond to summary of Mueller investigation

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  Dems cry foul as Trump calls for striking down ‘Obamacare’

The administration, in a terse filing Monday with the court in New Orleans, said the entire health care law should be struck down as unconstitutional after Congress repealed its unpopular fines on people who remain uninsured.

WE INVESTIGATE

Trial for Chalmette couple accused of failing to deliver furniture continued

A St. Bernard Parish judge continued the trial Monday of a Chalmette couple that has been the focus of several FOX 8 Defender investigations.

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

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

  Zurik: Audit suggests possible criminal investigation of former court clerk

SPORTS

Ron Hunter named new basketball coach at Tulane

Hunter made the NCAA Tournament three times at previous stop Georgia State

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Louisiana marijuana pharmacists demand final product by May 15

Louisiana medical marijuana backers demand product by May 15

Prosecutors: Michael Avenatti defrauded Biloxi bank using fake tax returns

Family requesting help after they’ve been living under carport since 2016 flood

  ATC commissioner halts the sale of CBD statewide

The state is cracking down on CBD sales.
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British Airways flight to Germany mistakenly lands in Scotland

The error was due to an incorrectly filed flight plan. That led the pilot and cabin crew to believe the flight was bound for Scotland.

State Police: Pedestrian killed after being hit by a car while crossing Boutte street

  NOPD: Man went on a violent crime spree before shooting man in French Quarter 18 times

1 dead in fatal Covington house fire

  Gayle Benson needs other NFL owners help to avoid plays like “NOLA no-call” in the future

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