La. man celebrates 50th anniversary of world record flight

Mardi Gras parade horses find new homes thanks to adoption program

  Zulu rolls to the delight of thousands on Fat Tuesday

Mardi Gras rolls through Houma

  Krewe of Red Beans honors member killed in Esplanade Ave crash

  Woman killed in Esplanade crash to be honored ahead of 2 Lundi Gras parades

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Victims remembered after fatal Esplanade Avenue crash killed 2, injured 7

  Heart of Louisiana: Biking the Beast

  Exhibit on history of gay Carnival coming to the Presbytere

  Hardy: Carnival history has special home at Tulane University

  HOL: Native American mounds

  Former Mardi Gras Indian chief speaks out against violence in Central City

  Heart of Louisiana: Finding Our Roots African American Museum

For some African Americans in Louisiana, researching your family tree can take you to plantations and slavery, but one Terrebone Parish museum is working to provide the missing links.

  Bayou St. John residents fight invasive species

Faubourg St. John residents are ready to take action against giant salvinia - an invasive plant threatening Bayou St. John.

  Neighbors fed up with ‘bog' in middle of Uptown street

A large open section of Marengo near Prytania is filled with debris restricting traffic and creating a headache for the neighborhood.

GoFundMe account for injured Metairie firefighter now over $25k

The fire broke out at the DeLimon Place Condos in Old Metairie Saturday evening.

King Cake Festival 2019 winners announced

Jensen Ackles chosen to reign as Bacchus

  Heart of Louisiana: Southwest Louisiana O-Gauge Model Railroad Club

  N.O. marks MLK Day with marches, speeches and a call for unity

  Volunteers spend MLK Day serving community

2 groups planting trees in Louisiana wetlands

  Heart of Louisiana: D.I.’s Cajun Restaurant

The flat land of Southwest Louisiana’s Cajun prairie is famous for a few things -- its rice fields, crawfish farms, spicy food and music. And also, for a certain restaurant, complete with dance floor and live music.

Warrick Dunn surprises single mother with new home from Habitat for Humanity

Several organizations, including Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge, Warrick Dunn Charities' Home for the Holidays, Aaron’s, and Catholic High School, gathered Tuesday to surprise a mother of two with a new home.

  Abramson Sci Academy band director is a Gr8 Neighbor

Band director at Abramson Sci Academy Johnnie Van Buren is giving back to the school that shaped who he is today, and that's what makes him a Gr8 Neighbor.

  Local businesses offer free services to federal employees during shutdown

Local businesses offer free meals and haircuts to federal employees during shutdown.

  Saints fans show off their black and gold decorations for the playoffs

Playoffs bring a new intensity when it comes to marking saints' territory.

  Arthur Hardy: Don’t let the wait for Mardi Gras catch you off guard

Carnival season kicked off Sunday with Twelfth Night celebrations around the city, but with two months still to go before Mardi Gras, this year's timing may throw some people off.

Local chef, ‘Commissioner of Tailgating’ dies at 70

Chef Joe Cahn was the self-proclaimed Commissioner of Tailgating and traveled the country, visiting thousands of sporting events and parties.

LSU alumnus wins big on Wheel of Fortune

Chelsea Milazzo won $18,550 while playing America’s game on December 24, 2018, according to her Instagram post.

Shreveport kid turns birthday party into a coat drive

For his birthday party his friends donated 36 coats, which all went to KSLA News 12′s Coats for Kids coat drive.

  Slidell community spreads holiday cheer for child cancer patient

Dozens of community members gathered at Dani Otis' home in Slidell to show their support for the young girl while she battles leukemia.

Date-a-dog program launches in Baton Rouge

A new dating service just launched in Baton Rouge, but the singles in this program all have four legs.

  People travel to check out Christmas bonfires by the levee

Drivers stop to check out large pelican bonfire in Garyville.

VIDEO: Resident’s reactions to receiving $100 from Lake Charles police officers is priceless

Man gets $100 from local police for Christmas

  Air of Uncertainty: School board members respond after call to move students from schools nearby plant

A wrongful death lawsuit saying children have died because of a nearby rubber plant is igniting new calls for the school board to move students away from the plant. School board members are saying the solution isn't clear cut.

Progress being made with repairs at flooded home of elderly veteran, wife

A couple in their 80s is still waiting to rebuild their home, which flooded back in 2016.

  Gr8 Neighbor gives the gift of life

A Laplace woman woman takes the words love thy neighbor literally.

Soldier deployed overseas receives Saints hoodie from Coach Payton

A soldier deployed overseas has finally got his new Saints “Salute to Service” hoodie after Head Coach Sean Payton arranged for one to be sent to him.

Sheriff’s office helps deliver packages after pile of them found on side of road

The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office stepped up in a big way Friday and helped deliver numerous packages after someone found them on the side of a road.

Visually impaired sea lions join group at New Orleans zoo

Jolee has cataracts in both eyes and gets around by following Ayah, who lost her left eye to a small-caliber bullet found in her brain after she came to Audubon.

Family builds ‘Blessing Box’ for community members to take what they need, leave what they can

A Hammond family, in partnership with city officials, has made sharing much-needed resources within the community easier than ever with the creation of ‘Blessing Boxes’ placed in front of City Hall and the city’s recreation center.

Tickfaw teacher’s ‘Greetings Menu’ goes viral

Some students prefer the handshake. Others like to dance, but all of them can agree on how much they enjoy Mrs. Schaff’s Greetings Menu.

Audubon Zoo welcomes orangutan, pair of sea lions

The Audubon Zoo has welcomed a male orangutan and a pair of sea lions to the family.

  Shoppers wait eagerly for Black Friday shopping at Lakeside

Macy’s and JC Penny have been open since Thanksgiving, so some shoppers already got their door busters.

Roasted brussels sprouts with crispy prosciutto

Don’t dare turn your nose up at Brussels sprouts!

  900 turkeys fried for families in need

The Lions Club is frying 900 turkeys to go to families in need.

Baked Butternut Squash with ‘Pillow’ Topping

Butternut squash is plentiful this time of year, so why not utilize it for your next holiday gathering?

  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.

  A local community expecting $19 billion in economic development

Grazing cattle can produce a significant amount of methane, but soon a field along LA 23 in Plaquemines Parish and the surrounding 1,200 acres will be producing 20 million tons of liquid natural gas.

  Record-breaking number of volunteers pack thousands of meals for southern Louisiana

Blue Cross Blue Shield volunteers help prepare 100,000 meals for Second Harvest Food Bank.

  Owner of Circle Food Store says business at brink of closing

Circle Food Store opened in 1938. It was shuttered for years after Hurricane Katrina, and finally re-opened four years ago after an $8 million renovation.

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 | 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.