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Officials warn of lottery scam after Slidell couple falls victim

According to a Facebook post by the sheriff’s office, a couple in Slidell was notified by email that they had won $25,000,000 in the Mega-Millions lottery.

Gr8 Neighbors: Wetland warrior is a voice for coastal protection

At 83, Milton Cambre is always fighting. For more than 50 years he has been a loud voice for coastal protection in St. Charles Parish.

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

K9 Officer Schlling showed off his dance moves last week at Hammond Westside Montessori School.

City halts electric scooter pilot program amid safety concerns

Since May, they have been working to establish a pilot program to permit and regulate dockless electric scooters and the companies operating them.

Longtime NOPD officer surprised with promotion

Ben Glaudi joined the NOPD in 1960. His first assignment was the 1st District.

Jefferson Parish unveils new Metairie flag

Jefferson Parish leaders introduced the flag in concert with the region’s tricentennial anniversary. According to the report, the new Metairie Flag celebrates the area’s people, culture, history, and ideals.

Zachary Fire Department celebrates ‘baby boom’

The Zachary Fire Department is celebrating a “baby boom.”

Feedback welcomed on Elmer’s Island airport proposal

Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Jack Montoucet signed an agreement in August to begin planning construction.

Charity Hospital one step closer to redevelopment

The management committee for the redevelopment project believes “1532 Tulane Partners” should revitalize the building.

Residents expected to voice thoughts on short-term rentals

The hearing comes after the commission held a public hearing last week to go over results of a study.

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 NOLA.com | 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

Jefferson, LaFourche, Plaquemines, St. John, St. Tammany, and Terrebonne Parishes will receive a slice of the money.

New S&WB Director attends first task force meeting

This is the third meeting of the group and the first since the new Sewerage and Water Board Executive Director Ghassan Korban joined the board.

Family of child sent home over hair extensions dismisses lawsuit

Her parents filed a lawsuit on their daughter’s behalf, along with another family on August 23rd after video of Faith went viral.

NOPD searching for missing 15-year-old

Charlintasha Johnson was last observed at her residence in the 1400 block of North Claiborne Avenue wearing a school uniform including a grey with pink and white stripes shirt and khaki pants.

Kenner Police searching for car burglary suspect

According to police, a man parked his vehicle at a Kenner business. When he returned he found that his vehicle had been burglarized.

Plaquemines council receives push back on new hunting fees

The parish council signed off on an ordinance addressing illegal use of about 40,000 acres.

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.

Memorials planned for 13th anniversary of Katrina

There will be several events to commemorate the lives lost.

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.