Bayou Road Balloon Festival re-opens after bad weather Friday

Sidney Torres Park was a bit muddy from rain, but the festival reopened Saturday (Nov. 10) with better weather.

  Owner of Circle Food Store says business at brink of closing

Gr8 Neighbors nomination form

Officials warn of lottery scam after Slidell couple falls victim

Gr8 Neighbors: Wetland warrior is a voice for coastal protection

‘Hit that beat!’ Watch this Hammond Police Officer dance with kids

City halts electric scooter pilot program amid safety concerns

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  Longtime NOPD officer surprised with promotion

Jefferson Parish unveils new Metairie flag

Zachary Fire Department celebrates ‘baby boom’

Feedback welcomed on Elmer’s Island airport proposal

Charity Hospital one step closer to redevelopment

Residents expected to voice thoughts on short-term rentals

VIRAL PHOTO: Saints fan helps disabled Giants fan stand for National Anthem

The photo, taken by, Michael DeMocker, shows a Saints fan helping a disabled Giants fan stand for the National Anthem.

Legal community gathers for annual Red Mass

The annual Red Mass marks the start of a new term for the U.S. Supreme Court and the rest of the judicial community.

Here’s where to get free gas today

The first 100 customers to visit the Shell gas station on 71313 Highway 1077 in Covington at 10 a.m. will received a free tank of gas.

JP officials closer to choosing engineer to oversee landfill

According to a report by our partners | The Times-Picayune, the staff engineer resigned earlier this Summer amid public outcry about the foul odor coming from the landfill.

Six coastal parishes receive flood protection funding

New S&WB Director attends first task force meeting

Family of child sent home over hair extensions dismisses lawsuit

NOPD searching for missing 15-year-old

Kenner Police searching for car burglary suspect

Plaquemines council receives push back on new hunting fees

Louisiana Supreme Court throws out ordinance limiting street art sales

The ordinance limited art sales to two parts of The French Quarter.

Some Slidell residents under boil water advisory

Tammany Utilities said a water main broke Wednesday at the intersection of Alicia Court and Meadow Lake Drive West.

Jefferson Parish council members purchase more property to transform Fat City

Fat City has come a long way from its former days known for being a nightlife hotspot in Metairie. It’s now getting what Jefferson Parish Councilwoman Jennifer Van Vrancken calls a “face-lift.”

NOPD searching for missing Covington woman

Vivian Quaid, 27, left her mother’s home in Covington on August 19. She later spoke to her mother on August 24.

N.O. family faces possible separation and deportation; immigration attorney tries to fight decision

The future of local family is unclear after a stay request was denied by ICE.

Jambi the oragutan moves to New Orleans

All his bags are packed he’s ready to go: Hannover Zoo’s orangutan male Jambi will soon be leaving for Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.

  Southern Decadence quenches thirst during Summer lull

Southern Decadence is expected to draw in thousands of people as the annual Labor Day weekend event attracts men and women from the LGBTQ community.

New Orleans receives Domino’s ‘Paving for Pizza’ grant

Domino’s promised to save carryout pizza, one pothole at a time, with their 'Paving for Pizza’ grant program.

Mayor lays wreath to honor victims of Hurricane Katrina

Mayor Latoya Cantrell and city leaders honor unclaimed victims of Hurricane Katrina.

American Cancer Society seeks volunteer drivers for patients

The Road to Recovery program needs more volunteer drivers to bring cancer patients to and from treatment.

Fatal fungus? Pet owners take precautions after mushroom abundance

Due to recent rainfall, many people have reported an abundance of mushrooms growing in yards and area parks.

Break out your basic fall outfits, Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes will be in stores Aug. 28

Break out your scarves, flannel, and Ugg boots, Starbucks has an announcement on your favorite fall drink.

Business owner plans to restore former glory of lakefront in New Orleans East

Development is underway for lakefront property left stagnant since Katrina.

Heart of Louisiana: New Orleans Jazz Museum

In the city where jazz was born, you can see and hear its history in an expanded state museum. The old U.S. Mint, now the New Orleans Jazz Museum, features live performances along with treasured jazz artifacts.

Heart of Louisiana: 1-room schoolhouse in Ponchatoula

Back in the 1800s, it was not unusual find one-room school houses, especially in rural communities. There's one that's been saved and turned into a museum in Ponchatoula.

Heart of Louisiana: Rice Mill

Louisiana is the nation's third-largest producer of rice, but the state makes a claim to having America's oldest operating rice mill.

Heart of Louisiana: The Roots of Music

There's a group of school kids who are part of the musical tradition of marching brass bands in New Orleans.

Heart of Louisiana: John Moisant

Since it opened more than 70 years ago, Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans has kept a strong tie with one of America's early aviation pioneers.

Heart of Louisiana: Paddling Lake Martin

One of the most relaxing ways to experience the natural beauty of Louisiana is to tour a swamp in a kayak. One of the most beautiful places to paddle is Lake Martin.

State officials host safety campaign ahead of ESSENCE Fest

The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission is holding a press conference announcing its Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.

Heart of Louisiana: Organic produce farm near Alexandria

They have been planting crops on the Inglewood Plantation for more than 180 years.

Heart of Louisiana: Dance Halls

There was a time when dance halls were a part of nearly every community in South Louisiana. But in recent years, nearly all of those places have disappeared. A researcher at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette is trying to capture those dance hall stories before even the memories disappear. This decaying old building near Opelousas is one of countless dance halls that are disappearing from the Louisiana landscape. "Leading up to, and then after World War II, pret...

  Heart of Louisiana: 1915 hurricane

If you've ever driven I-55 between Laplace and Ponchatoula, you've probably noticed an exit for Ruddock. Today it's only a boat launch, but a century ago, it was a thriving railroad town until a hurricane washed it away.

Heart of Louisiana: Henriette Delille

When you hear about Saints in New Orleans, you probably think football. But a New Orleans woman is on a path that could lead to her becoming the first native-born African-American saint in the United States.

Heart of Louisiana: Fruit Farm

You may not think of South Louisiana farms as a place where you can pick fresh apples and a lot of other fruits, but one New Iberia farmer is determined to grow everything in his fruit orchard.

Heart of New Orleans: Part 6

It's a rich blend of cultures and the mix of the old and new that make is so special. And it's a place where you can ride on history.

Heart of New Orleans: Part 5

There have been times when New Orleans was under attack. Two hundred years ago the British army threatened the city and most recently it was a hurricane.

Heart of New Orleans: Part 4

New Orleans is a place that where you expect to hear music in the streets both day and night.

Heart of New Orleans: Part 3

New Orleans was founded 300 years ago, but there was an attempt at an earlier settlement. It was a fort on the river that was lost and then found two centuries later.

Heart of New Orleans: Part 2

A poor Irish immigrant saves the orphaned children of New Orleans and a free woman of color turns her back on Creole society and begins a journey that could take her to Sainthood.

Heart of New Orleans: Part 1

New Orleans throughout its 300-year history it is a city that moves to its own unique rhythm.

Heart of Louisiana: St. Louis Cathedral

Since its earliest days, there has been a church in New Orleans' Jackson square. But St. Louis Cathedral has had its share of difficulties over the past three centuries.

Heart of Louisiana: Café du Monde

As the City of New Orleans celebrates its 300th anniversary, there is a French Quarter coffee shop that's been around for more than half of those three centuries. Café du Monde in the French Market has become a favorite of tourists and locals.

Heart of Louisiana: New Orleans cemeteries

In a city that's 300 years old, you find lots of cemeteries. And for New Orleans, its unique above-ground tombs are a top tourist attraction.

Heart of Louisiana: Fort Proctor

It looks something like an old castle, standing on a tiny spot of land in Lake Borgne in St. Bernard Parish.

Heart of Louisiana: New Orleans - The Founding Era

It may be hard to imagine what New Orleans was like in 1718, the year it was founded, three centuries ago. But an exhibit at the Historic New Orleans Collection is bringing that founding era to life with drawings, maps and artifacts from the earliest days of the city.

Heart of Louisiana: April Strawberry Harvest

In April, the strawberries are big and red, and they're ripe and sweet. It's the perfect time for picking berries at the Liuzza family farm near Amite.

Heart of Louisiana: Hiking the Grand Canyon

If you want to do some serious hiking, like trekking to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, you're most likely going to need months of preparation to get in shape for that kind of hike. Dave McNamara shows us how he did it by hiking some of his favorite trails in the Bayou State.

  Heart of Louisiana: Telephones

There was a time not-so-long ago when telephones really didn't change much. Instead of standing in line every year to buy the latest upgrade, families would go for decades with the same home phone.

Heart of Louisiana: Touchstone Wildlife & Art Museum

The tiny northwest Louisiana town of Haughton is an unlikely place to see a massive collection of wild animals from around the world. But years ago, a husband and wife team turned their taxidermy skills into the creation of a homemade natural history museum.

Heart of Louisiana: The story of Amede Ardoin

Before there was zydeco music, early French-speaking musicians in Southwest Louisiana were creating Creole music. And one of the earliest recording artists was accordion player Amede Ardoin, whose life on the Creole music trail went from stardom to tragedy.

Heart of Louisiana: Robert Dafford's Lafayette Murals

You have probably seen the paintings of this renowned Louisiana artist - from a giant clarinet on a New Orleans hotel, a blues harmonica on a Baton Rouge casino and murals of Cajun history scattered across South Louisiana.

Heart of Louisiana: Hungarian Settlement

Royanne kropog plays a Hungarian folk song, a tune that arrived in Southeast Louisiana more than a century ago. It's music that is played at the annual harvest dance in an area known as Hungarian Settlement near Albany, LA.

Heart of Louisiana: Tarzan films in Morgan City

It didn't take tax incentives to lure the very first Hollywood blockbuster to film in Louisiana. The very first Tarzan film was shot in Morgan City and released to enthusiastic audiences 100 years ago.

Heart of Louisiana: Air Force One

It's an unlikely place to find a piece of presidential history. In fact, it's a rather large piece - an aircraft that served as Air Force One 60 years ago.

Heart of Louisiana: Lighthouses

For more than 150 years, these old lighthouses have marked the entrances to rivers and ports across coastal Louisiana.  But most of the old structures have fallen victim to hurricanes, sinking land and newer technology.

Heart of Louisiana: John Lawson's Bead Art

This is that time of year when bags of Carnival beads will be dumped into trunks, closets, attics and even trash cans. But one artist has spent years turning discarded beads into colorful, three-dimensional works of art.

Heart of Louisiana: The Ursuline Convent

If you like to see old, historic buildings, the oldest one in Louisiana is located in the French Quarter in New Orleans. It was built in the mid-1700s as a home for French Ursuline nuns.  As New Orleans celebrates its 300th anniversary this year, Dave McNamara takes us inside the Old Ursuline convent in the Heart of Louisiana. The wooden steps show the wear of nearly three centuries.  "These are the ones on this side that really have a nice dip in them and ...

Heart of Louisiana: Knock Knock Children's Museum

These young, first-time puppeteers have only one hour to learn how to handle their new colorful new friends. To teach them how to talk, to sing and move in rhythm with the song.

Heart of Louisiana: Cajun culture in the town of Eunice

When it comes to experiencing Cajun culture, you can do some one-stop shopping in the town of Eunice. And the music, the dancing and the cooking demonstrations are all free.

Heart of Louisiana: St. Joseph's Tiny Christmas Village

Sometimes a hobby that you start as a child can stick with you for a lifetime. That's what has happened to a Catholic priest in the town of French Settlement.

Heart of Louisiana: Camp Ruston

The design of these two overgrown, dilapidated wooden buildings has an old but familiar military look. Inside, the deteriorating walls give no clue of what was here when they were built more than 70 years ago.

Heart of Louisiana: Dugout Canoe

Two centuries before Christopher Columbus discovered a new world, Caddo Indians were paddling a dugout canoe along the Red River in northwest Louisiana.

Cajun Country Corn Maze

WAFB wants to invite you to the 17th annual Cajun Country Corn Maze. This year features new rides and adventures through November 29th.

Heart of Louisiana: Lost Lands

Most of the cypress giants are gone, but the huge stumps give you an idea of what this area was like before the largest trees were cut for timber.

Heart of Louisiana: Zydeco breakfast in Breaux Bridge

For couples who like dancing to live zydeco music, it's a breakfast worth getting up early for in the town of Breaux Bridge.

Heart of Louisiana: Wooden Sailboat

From the New Orleans Lakefront to communities on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, you find marinas chock full of sailboats. They can be floating escapes from the daily grind.

Heart of Louisiana: Allen's Acres

"I call it growing butterflies from scratch," Charles Allen said. "Go out and plant plants that would grow caterpillars and then the caterpillars turn into the chrysalis eventually into the butterflies." Dr. Charles Allen, a retired botanist and professor, has a yard full of flowers, butterflies and moths.