Trump to America’s schools: Reopen or may lose federal funds

The president unleashed his threat on Twitter.

Pelicans ready to begin practice in Orlando

Pelicans practice begins Friday in Orlando.

TOP STORIES

  Blackout Day 2020 sees boost for black-owned businesses

  Mayor Cantrell announces new restrictions after surge in COVID-19 cases

  New Orleans ordinance, if passed, could limit license plate readers

NOPD: One man injured after Central City shooting

  Near record heat possible by the weekend

Feels like temperatures 105 or higher
  • National

US virus cases top 3 million, Americans face frustrating test delays

Labs are reporting shortages of materials and don’t have enough workers to process the tests, leading to severe backups that could worsen as economies reopen and new infections emerge.

Two children hurt after drive-by, triple shooting in St. John the Baptist Parish

Cases of COVID-19 in Louisiana surpass 70,000, Gov. Edwards to speak at 2:30 p.m.

674 new COVID-19 cases, 30 new deaths reported Wednesday in Miss.

Sheriff: 10-year-old Slidell girl dies after she was stabbed in neck

Drone grocery delivery to enter testing phase by Rouses in fall

20 named storms predicted for 2020 hurricane season

  Pelicans prepare to travel to Orlando for restart of NBA season

Man shot to death in New Orleans East

  • National Coronavirus

Man yells at elderly woman over face mask at Fla. Costco

The man who took the video said the individual started to yell at and harass the elderly woman. When he cut in, the man started yelling at him.

WE INVESTIGATE

Former State Senator asks court for lesser sentence due to COVID-19 concerns

A former state senator awaiting sentencing on a charge of making false statements to a federal agency is asking a federal judge for a lighter sentence due to COVID-19 concerns.

  FOX 8 EXCLUSIVE: ‘Why does this keep happening?’ A woman and 9-year-old carjacked in front of house twice in a week

New Orleans East family held at gunpoint and carjacked in front of home early Monday morning.

Gov. Edwards signs bill that eliminates auto insurance ‘Patriot Penalty’ for deployed military

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signed a bill Tuesday that would end the so-called Patriot Penalty where members of the military who are deployed are charged for a lapse in coverage during their deployment. The penalty was the focus of an investigation by FOX 8 News and Investigate TV into the p

  FOX 8 Defenders: Many await indefinitely full refunds for cruise trips

INTERACTIVE MAP: COVID-19 Cases in Louisiana Nursing Homes

SPORTS

Pelicans ready to begin practice in Orlando

Expert says Baton Rouge economy faces $50M loss if LSU football season is canceled or fans are excluded

Bars, restaurants, and hotels in Baton Rouge are staring down the barrel of another major financial hit if the LSU football season is canceled or played without fans.

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Ranking the Saints: #9 Taysom Hill

  La. affected by supply chain issues related to COVID testing; Congressional delegation works on solutions

In Mississippi, wearing a mask while carrying concealed isn’t against state law

St. Bernard Parish cancels meeting due to city council member testing positive for COVID-19

  Tulane students hosting large parties face expulsion, suspension

“You know I’m not happy, but it’s a smart idea,” said Tulane Senior, Henry Eckhouse.
  • National

Mary Kay Letourneau, teacher jailed for raping student, dies

Letourneau was a former suburban Seattle teacher who became tabloid fodder when she pleaded guilty in 1997 to raping her 12-year-old student. She served a 7½-year prison term.

  Heart of Louisiana: Hadacol

  Heated debate at council meeting on building moratorium

  Woman arrested after allegedly brandishing gun at people driving through flooded neighborhood

  Vicar of Finance says Archdiocese of New Orleans is solvent during May creditors meeting

COAST IN CRISIS

  Recently restored Queen Bess Island remains intact following Tropical Storm Cristobal

30 percent of pelican chicks perished in the storm, biologists estimate

  BP oil disaster penalties and settlements fund billions of dollars in Louisiana coastal projects

Monday marks 10 years since the Macondo well blow out in the Gulf of Mexico