Man who pleaded guilty to molesting 11-year-old girl gets probation

Twenty-two-year-old Joseph Meili pleaded guilty Friday to third-degree child molestation.

Report: Pelicans trade Anthony Davis to Lakers for three players, three first-round picks

The Pelicans have traded Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Nicondra: A few storms around for Father’s Day

  Louisiana woman touts Dominican Republic despite string of American deaths

  Air of Uncertainty: Louisiana AG clears way for federal lawsuit against Denka-Dupont plant

  Influx of bugs annoys local residents, experts say don’t panic

  NOAA declares Unusual Mortality Event for triple the historical average of dolphin strandings

NOAA says team of technical experts will investigate necropsies to determine cause for spike in dolphin deaths.
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  His wife died during childbirth; 21 days later, his newborn son passed away

A Florida father who lost both his wife and newborn son within a month of each other isn't succumbing to heartbreak. Instead, he's working to make sure no other parent has to go through what he has.

  Voices in Mississippi complain about being on the receiving end of Louisiana flood waters

  Tourist says he was ticketed for not wearing a seat belt as he was about to get out of his Uber

  Nicondra: Humidity is back

  VIDEO: Jack Strain bonds out of jail after charges of child rape, incest

Report: Hannan star football player fights for life after ATV crash

Former Causeway police officer sentenced to prison for malfeasance

  Judge: City violated open meetings law in approving New Orleans East gas plant

Police: Dad tells carjacker to leave him and his son alone

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Target’s tech trouble clogs stores with long checkout lines

The outage caused extended wait times for customers hoping to check out.

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  Air of Uncertainty: Louisiana AG clears way for federal lawsuit against Denka-Dupont plant

For years the Denka-Dupont rubber plant has been criticized because of its levels of chloroprene emissions. The EPA has labeled chloroprene as a likely carcinogen.

  NOPD data shows decrease in crime as new juvenile crime initiatives go into effect

Over a one week period, NOPD data shows overall crime across New Orleans went down 17 percent.

  Report: Drug maker files for bankruptcy to cover opioid penalties

According to the Washington Post, it’s the first time a drug maker has turned to bankruptcy court to contend with its legal expenses.

  FOX 8 Defenders: Man reaches out after falling into uncovered storm drain

  Thieves smash several car windows in New Orleans East

  FOX 8 Defenders: Jefferson Parish declares bee-infested home a nuisance

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FOX 8 Overtime Podcast #25: Saints Offseason Program concludes, Anthony Davis saga continues

The Saints wrapped up their offseason program Thursday with the last minicamp practice. Meanwhile, the Pelicans’ ongoing saga with Anthony Davis’ inevitable trade continues to take new turns. The latest FOX 8 Overtime podcast delves into both subjects with Sean Fazende and Chris Hagan.

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Man accused of raping young girl faces new child rape charges

Zion Williamson sues to void contract with sports marketing firm

Statewide search on for man accused of killing stepfather

Raptors capture first NBA title, beat Warriors in Game 6

  Louisiana leaders at odds on how to monitor Medicaid participants

Senator John Kennedy wants a new law to assure the eligibility of Medicaid participants, but Governor John Bel Edwards says there’s already a functioning system in place.
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  10-year-old drag queen harassed online, mother says

Michelle Porter said she will continue to support her son Sparkle.

  Juvenile accused of shooting into crowd at Hammond park

  Dozens complain of damage to their homes from flood control work

  Kenner mayor details plans to revitalize Esplanade Mall

  Nicondra: The humidity returns for Father’s Day Weekend

COAST IN CRISIS

Near-record ‘dead zone’ predicted in Gulf of Mexico

Scientists are predicting a near-record Gulf of Mexico “dead zone” - an area where the water holds too little oxygen to sustain marine life.

  Recovery continues 9 years after Deepwater Horizon disaster

Nine years have passed since the BP oil spill claimed 11 lives and caused an ecological nightmare.