Dead in cars and homes: Northern California fire toll at 42

Southern University inks new deal, rolls on with medical marijuana operation

Parents outraged over closure of Cypress Academy School program

LA’s aging infrastructure: Nearly 2,000 structurally deficient bridges, no money for repairs

Vatican asks to delay Catholic bishops’ vote on increasing accountability

S&WB responds to audit report suggesting possible law violations

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Teacher pay raises could be in reach thanks to more stable budget

Saints open as 7-point favorites over the Eagles

Fired because of politics?

Real-time crime cameras used for more than just crime

State Police: 71-year-old man killed in fatal Covington crash

Big haul of fish seized by wildlife officials

Aunt arrested after girl, 4, shoots self in hand

A Slidell four-year-old shot herself in the hand Monday morning, and deputies have arrested the girl’s aunt.

Progress being made on Lakeview road projects

Driving around Lakeview can feel like an obstacle course, but by the end of the year portions of the roads are expected to be smooth driving.

  New Mandeville proposal sets parameters for large lakefront development

A new Mandeville ordinance could set the stage for the re-submission of the Port Marigny proposal, but developers have their doubts.

Stan Lee, superhero creator, comic book icon, dead at 95

Stan Lee helped create most of Marvel Comics' famous characters, including Spider-Man, the X-Men, Iron Man, Thor and the Hulk.

Four teens arrested after allegedly making threats at schools

Judge: Sides in Florida recount should ‘ramp down’ rhetoric

Nicondra: Tornado threat moves on, cold moves in

Nothing stolen from criminal court evidence room, official says

Doctor paints patient’s genitals purple as a ‘joke’

New krewe to roll on the Avenue

  Chef John Folse: Duck Ham over Rice

Chef John Folse makes mallard duck ham over rice.

Man awakened by knife-wielding robber

Police are still looking for the suspect in an early-morning armed robbery.

Lunch with Coach O: LSU vs. Rice

Coach O's weekly lunch and gameplan

Why you should avoid the Secret Sister Gift Exchange on social media

The Secret Sister Gift Exchange is a popular scheme making its way around social media, but the Better Business Bureau warns to steer clear of this "illegal scam."

Report: Saints signing wide receiver Brandon Marshall

Marshall worked out for the Saints last week

Hammond High Magnet School closed due to potential threat

According to the alert, the school is closed until further notice and students will not be allowed to remain on campus.

  Here is what really happened with that fire alarm in the Saints locker room

According to a report by our partners NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, Sean Payton smashed a fire alarm in the middle of the Saints locker room.

NOPD searching for missing 83-year-old

According to NOPD, Samual Bowman, a New Orleans resident, was reported missing Sunday.

NOFD responds to three-alarm fire in Gentilly

NOFD responded to the call at 4421 Eastern Street around 11:46 p.m.

Shelby: Tornado Watch in effect for Metro area

Plan for rain today as showers and storms will be around while a low pressure moves over us.

Wildfires rage in California; 31 dead, more than 200 missing

Strong winds and low humidity are fueling three wildfires across the state of California.

NOPD: Man shot in Little Woods area

A man was shot in the leg in the 7500 block of Benson Street Sunday night (Nov. 11).

Brees passes Brett Favre on career TD passing list

Brees has 21 TD passes this season

5-year-old finds mother shot, killed; Bienville Sheriff’s Office investigating

A woman is dead after being shot by a stray bullet on Saturday night.

Police: Slidell student accused of making false threats to get out of school

The student was arrested and police said there is no threat to the school.

LSU survives Alabama hangover with win at Arkansas

LSU host Rice next weekend

Mississippi senator Cindy Hyde-Smith releases statement on ‘public hanging’ comment

“If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row,” Hyde-Smith said surrounded by rancher Colin Hutchinson and supporters at a November 2nd gathering in Tupelo.

Nicondra: Rough Monday Commute Then Temperatures Drop

It will be a rough commute with some of the worst storm activity around during the morning hours.

Mark Ingram re-emerges in huge win in Cincinnati

Mark Ingram had his best game of the year in the Saints' win over the Bengals.

Former officer acquitted in fatal shooting un-invited to speak at law enforcement conference

Civil rights leaders sent letters expressing their concern and opposition.

Coast Guard suspends search for man reported missing near Fort Jackson

The United States Coast Guard has suspended the search for a missing boater near Fort Jackson.

Police investigating double shooting in Lakeview

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a double shooting in Lakeview Sunday afternoon.

  Three Brees TD passes, and two Kamara TD runs help extend Saints win streak to 8 games

Saints improve to 8-1 on the season, and own a 2-game lead in the NFC South

NOPD: Suspect flashes gun after asking victim for 15 cents

The New Orleans Police Department says a man was robbed of 25 cents inside of a business Saturday afternoon.

Manti Te’o inactive for second game in a row

Saints (7-1) at Bengals (5-3), FOX 8 at 12 p.m.

Pelicans even their record to 6-6 with a win over Phoenix

Pelicans go 2-0 on brief homestand

Tulane win streak moves to three games after beating East Carolina

Tulane improves to 5-5 on the season

Coast Guard searching for possible missing person in Lake Pontchartrain

An empty kayak was found in the lake Saturday afternoon (Nov. 10), prompting a missing person search.

Bullying in Marrero middle school caught on camera, school responds

A 12-year-old boy took a video of his classmates throwing things at him in in their 6th grade classroom, and his distraught mother posted it on social media. The video went viral and the school said they are doing everything they can to address the problem.

EMOTIONAL VIDEO: Moment of silence held before Greenville High School basketball game to honor Jeremiah Williams

Williams, a junior defensive back for Greenville High School, died Friday, a week after he broke his C1 and C4 vertebrae in a game against Madison Central.

Nicondra: Rain returns and another blast of cold

Sunday starts off fairly nice, but a developing Gulf low pressure system will make its way north bringing rain back to the area.

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.

NOPD: Man shot in Central City

The man was shot multiple times near the intersection of St. Andrew Street and Rev. John Raphael Jr. Way

Man arrested after friend dies in North Shore hunting accident

A 22-year-old man is facing a negligent homicide charge after he shot and killed his friend while the two were hunting in the Honey Island Swamp Saturday morning (Nov. 11).

Michael Thomas fined $30,000 for cellphone TD celebration

Thomas was also penalized 15 yards for the celebration

Coast Guard searching for boater missing near Fort Jackson

The Coast Guard is currently searching for a boater reported missing in the Mississippi River near Fort Jackson.

Saints add WR Keith Kirkwood to active roster; Dez Bryant goes to injured reserve

Kirkwood is a rookie out of Temple

Police investigating shooting in Florida neighborhood

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a shooing in the Florida neighborhood that left one man injured.

  Florida Sec. of State orders ballot recount in Senate, governor, cabinet races

Florida is once again at the center of election controversy, and the deeply purple state learned Saturday there will recounts in three key races.

NOPD investigating Ninth Ward shooting

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a shooting in the Ninth Ward that left one man injured.

NOPD investigating a deadly shooting in Gentilly Terrace, suspect arrested

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a shooting in the Gentilly Terrace neighborhood that left one man dead.

Belle Chasse advances in Class 4A playoffs with win over Carver

Cardinals beat Carver, 20-12

FOX 8 Football Friday: Prep Scores, Nov. 9

FOX 8 Football Friday: Prep Scores, Nov. 9

Police scramble to piece together what happened after bizarre string of shootings, drug overdose in Slidell

Slidell Police are investigating three overnight shootings, that left one person dead, one in critical condition and one in stable condition. Police believe all are related.

The Green Option: Marijuana use rises among American Baby Boomers

Louisiana Baby Boomers medicinal Marijuana use on the rise

Saints fans react to Dez Bryant injury

Many Saints fans were stunned to learn Dez Bryant could be out for the season less than 48 hours after he signed a one-year contract with the team.

FOX 8 Defenders: City could soon fill-in dangerous N.O. East pool neglected for years

As part of an ongoing FOX 8 Defenders investigation, we take you to what may be one of the most dangerous non-maintained pools in New Orleans and explain what could soon happen to it after years of neglect.

Health coverage rates drop, including in Louisiana

The federal government and local insurance experts agree health coverage rates are dropping.

Trial on hold after former St. Bernard deputy sustains self-inflicted gunshot wound

Deputy trial on hold after self inflicted wound

David: More cold coming!

Below-normal temperatures all week

E-cigarettes may no longer be sold at convenience stores

The FDA may set restrictions on the sale of e-cigarettes after calling the use of the products an "epidemic" among minors.

Evidence Room break-in triggers investigation at Orleans Criminal Court

Investigators are trying to figure out who broke into a large evidence room in Criminal Court, and whether any evidence is actually missing.

Greenville football player dies after breaking neck in game

A Greenville football player died a week after being severely injured in a high school football game.

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the CDC warns of deadly salmonella outbreak

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the CDC is warning about a deadly salmonella outbreak involving raw turkey products.

Suspect in Denham Springs couple’s murder fighting extradition

Michael Collins, 45, the man accused of the murders of Denham Springs couple, Eugene and Patricia Gurley, is fighting extradition, which means Governor John Bel Edwards will now have to get involved.

Cesar Sayoc charged with sending package bombs to leading liberals, could face life in prison

The 56-year-old put liberal institutions on edge last month when he sent packages to leading figures around the country containing explosives.

Report: Dez Bryant helped off the practice field with injury

Bryant joined the Saints on Thursday

NOPD searches for girl missing from Garden District

New Orleans police need the public’s help locating a missing 15-year-old girl.