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  Council budget committee reviewing revenue from traffic cameras

City council members said last month that red light cameras account for about $25 million of the city’s revenue.

St. Bernard Parish remembers 164 lives lost during Hurricane Katrina

St. Bernard Parish leaders hold a ceremony to honor the 164 lives lost during Hurricane Katrina 13 years ago.

Family of girl sent home over hair and Archdiocese meet

Video of Faith Fennidy being sent home from Christ The King went viral.

Visitation begins for NOPD officer killed in off-duty accident

Visitation is set for Thursday for Officer Ricardo Silva Junior.

Family of fatal hit-and-run victim facing suspect in court

Curtis Turner pleaded guilt to manslaughter this week.

Memorials planned for 13th anniversary of Katrina

There will be several events to commemorate the lives lost.

'Real hero': Crowds brave Arizona heat to honor John McCain

Thousands of people paid their respects to U.S. Sen. John McCain on Wednesday, standing for hours in the broiling Arizona sun before filing past the flag-draped casket that his tearful wife, Cindy, lovingly pressed her face against

JP officials call for air quality monitors

Jefferson Parish officials are calling for permanent air quality monitors amid concerns of foul odors surrounding the landfill.

Convention Center leaders making case for new hotel

Leaders from the Convention Center are set to make their case for a proposed hotel on the river.

2 sought after shooting officer in Denver, report says

A massive manhunt is underway right now near Denver for two people police say shot an officer late last night, according to CNN.

  Report: St. Tammany Parish schools' $416 million budget includes pay raises

Salaries for workers in the St. Tammany Parish Public School District could get a boost this year.

Woman's Instagram lands her in jail, report says

A woman's Instagram account landed her in jail, according to a report by our partners NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune.

Update expected on coyotes in Jefferson Parish

Jefferson parish residents concerned about coyotes in their neighborhoods can get an update Tuesday night at a scheduled meeting.

Chef John Folse: Fig cake

In the summer months, figs are plentiful in South Louisiana. Many households gather and preserve this fruit for later use. Fig preserves are used as a breakfast topping or even as an ingredient in desserts such as this cake.

Students at two LA colleges paying more for classes

Students at two of Louisiana's college systems will pay more for classes this year.

Neutral ground restrictions lifted due to flood watch

The City of New Orleans will allow  drivers to park their cars on the neutral ground until further notice due to a flash flood watch issued for Monday.

Hearing scheduled for LSU wide receiver accused of abusing girlfriend

A hearing will take place Monday for a Louisiana State University wide receiver accused of abusing his girlfriend.

Governor to discuss state's Medicaid expansion

The governor of Louisiana is expected to discuss the state's Medicaid expansion Monday.

Community remembers 15-year-old shot in Algiers

The community remembered a 15-year-old boy shot and killed in Algiers.

Former CEO of Entergy moves to new role

The top executive of Entergy New Orleans will transition into a new role starting Monday.

Update expected on S&WB billing issues

City leaders will receive an update Monday from the Sewerage and Water Board on billing issues.

Corps awards contract on Belle Chasse Tunnel project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District has awarded a contract for work to remediate groundwater seeping onto the roadway at the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System floodgate construction joint at the Belle Chasse Tunnel

Man wanted in connection with arson, multiple other crimes

The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal along with authorities in Jefferson Parish are asking the public's help locating a man wanted for arson and various other property crimes.

Shelter workers hopeful AC will get fixed soon

Workers at the animal shelter in Plaquemines Parish hope they will get fully functioning air conditioning Thursday.

Buildings in Downtown Houma vandalized

The Houma Police Department is currently investigating damage tto various downtown buildings.

$40 million Causeway rail improvement project on hold, report says

A $40 million rail improvement project on the Causeway is on hold. According to our partners at NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, bridge officials are considering a request to use fiberglass and plastic rails.

JP council schedules meeting to discuss foul odors

Jefferson Parish Council members will discuss foul odors coming from the landfill Friday.

Louisiana bars banks from $600M deal because of gun policies

Louisiana officials have blocked two of the nation's largest banks from involvement in a $600 million road financing plan because they have policies restricting gun sales by their commercial customers.

Explore the world of Robert Aquarius art

There's a good chance you've seen some work in the French Quarter or on a column on the I-10 overpass.  he ...

Chef John Folse: Baked muffuletta pasta

The Muffuletta is an Italian sandwich created in the late 1800s. The sandwich originated when Italian merchants working in New Orleans markets placed a mixture of broken green and black olives that were found on the bottom of olive barrels on loaves of round Italian bread known as "muffs." Over this mixture, they layered slices of meat and cheese. These traditional sandwich ingredients are also delicious when transformed into a baked pasta dish.

  Meeting slated to address new airport access road

Millions of dollars toward a new road to help travelers get to Louis Armstrong International Airport is the subject of a meeting Wednesday night.

Aerial mosquito spraying scheduled for Jefferson Parish

Low-level aerial spraying is scheduled for the East and West bank Tuesday night.

Lakeview blight could be addressed by council

New Orleans City Council members could take up a blight concern that the FOX 8 Defenders detailed in a series of reports.

VIDEO: Group of dolphins stuns in Rigolets pass

A spectacular sight was caught on camera over the weekend in Rigolets pass.

LaPlace man arrested for machete attack

A LaPlace man has been arrested for attempted murder after a machete attack, according to Sheriff Mike Tregre.

Fisherman hopes 'bucket challenge' will help save the planet

A Louisiana fisherman has issued a social media "bucket challenge" that he hopes will help save the planet.

Chef John Folse: Crab Louie Salad

Many restaurants lay claim to the origin of Crab Louis. However, there are two possibilities that I hang my hat on. Chef Victor Hertzler served Crab Louis at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco in 1910, so he might have first created the dish. Of course, the dish could have originated at Solari's in San Francisco because Crab Louis was on their menu by 1914. No matter the originator, the dish is delicious.

Man reported missing after Red Dress run found

The New Orleans Police Department has located a man who was reported missing after the Red Dress run this weekend.

VIDEO: Kid moonwalks down Canal

This kid has got smooth moves. Hunter Graffia, 10, attended a Michael Jackson tribute over the weekend in Downtown New Orleans.

NASA officials visit Michoud Assembly Facility

A NASA official will visit the Michoud Assembly Facility to check out work underway to take astronauts faster and farther into space than ever before.