One dead in New Orleans East shooting

NOPD says officers responded to a call of a shooting near the intersection of Cindy Place and Wendy Lane just before 2 a.m. Thursday.

Biden hits schools goal even as many students learn remotely

Almost 4 in 10 students continued to take all their classes remotely, and another 2 in 10 were split between classroom and remote learning.

  Shelby: Nicer weather has arrived!

Lower humidity, near-normal temperatures, and sunny skies have returned! This pattern will last through the early part of the weekend. Overnight lows will reach the 50s away from the lake and 60s near the lake and coast. The humidity returns by late in the weekend.

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  Zurik: Questions surround Attorney General’s use of insurance fraud funds

  Man shot to death on edge of French Quarter on Canal St.

  NOPD investigating fatal stabbing in the Treme

  La. makes progress in reducing maternal morbidity; doctors discuss the problem of pregnancy-related deaths

Lafourche murder suspect found guilty after three-day trial

Tremell Batiste, 24, shot the victim, Chansie White, multiple times while the victim was in the back seat of a vehicle Batiste was in on Ridgefield Road in Thibodaux. The victim made it out of the vehicle but died on the scene. An investigation conducted by the Thibodaux Police Department led to the
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19-year-old who aged out of system adopted by caseworker

As a teen, she spent years in state care and group homes, where she met her caseworker. Over five years, the two formed a special bond.

SLU Head Start Program expands with federal assistance

  Gov. Edwards says he will join Pres. Biden in Lake Charles

  President Biden set to pitch infrastructure package in Louisiana

Hammond city officials respond to lawsuit over alleged use of excessive force by police

Gov. Edwards urges residents to get COVID-19 vaccine ahead of President Biden’s visit to La.

  Tangipahoa sergeant, and war veteran released after 150 day Covid fight

  Police: Baby allegedly kidnapped from Baker area home dies

Coroner: Infant killed by bullet, caught in crossfire between police and murder suspect

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Mom who gave birth on flight didn’t know she was pregnant

The baby boy, Raymond Mounga, arrived early at just 29 weeks while mom was traveling to Hawaii for vacation with her family.

WE INVESTIGATE

  Zurik: Questions surround Attorney General’s use of insurance fraud funds

An investigative unit made up of three state agencies exists to curb the amount of insurance fraud in the state. But a FOX 8 Investigation found all of the spending by one of those agencies doesn’t seem to be going to insurance fraud cases, in possible violation of the law that founded the unit.

  FOX 8 DEFENDERS: 16 months and $6k later, couple still waits for a fence

Looking for extra security around their home, a Lakeview couple spent thousands of dollars on a new fence, but more than a year later, the fence still isn't up.

  Carjacking in broad daylight in New Orleans East

In the middle of the day, a gunman carjacks a man as he pulled up to a home on Gilbert Street.

  Mother of troubled teen says she wants her daughter to get help while locked up

  French Quarter residents concerned about safety amid sidewalk project

  CRIMETRACKER: Violent crime across New Orleans up 23%

SPORTS

LSU QB TJ Finley plans to enter his name into the NCAA transfer portal

REPORT: LSU center Josh Gray has entered transfer portal

The LSU Tigers have lost their third player from last season to the transfer portal in center Josh Gray according to AL.com writer Matt Zenitz.

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  Gretna councilman says he was a child victim of clergy abuse decades ago

4 killed when plane crashed into Miss. home identified

  Heavy rain, flooding possible as cold front moves toward coast

LWC announces new verification program to help enhance fraud prevention

  Demand for COVID vaccines drop in Louisiana

New COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have dropped significantly as more people have gotten vaccinated, but those rates are also now dropping.
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Facebook board upholds Trump ban, just not an indefinite one

Former President Donald Trump won’t return to Facebook — at least not yet.

  FOX 8 DEFENDERS: 16 months and $6k later, couple still waits for a fence

  Heart of Louisiana: Slavery at the Frogmore Plantation

  Bill to decriminalize prostitution/sex work shelved at the state capitol

  Carjacking in broad daylight in New Orleans East

COAST IN CRISIS

One determined brown pelican makes a 700-mile trip home Louisiana

A brown pelican injured during the BP oil spill found its way from Georgia home to Louisiana

  Planting 2,400 trees could be just the start of restoring a cypress forest

The Pontchartrain Conservancy sows a little hope south of Madisonville.