Without the Strawberry Festival, events planned in Ponchatoula Saturday aimed at supporting sales for local farms

Strawberry farmers receive support from community events planned in Ponchatoula Saturday to replace the festival.

Charles: Royal family ‘deeply grateful’ for world’s support

Batteries of cannons in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast and other cities were set to fire 41 rounds at one-minute intervals starting at midday.

Nicondra: A better finish to the weekend

Expect showers to continue to diminish into the evening allowing for a drier Sunday. Sunday looks fairly pleasant with some sunshine returning.

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  Two shot on I-610 near Broad Street

  Tax reform, marijuana, guns, and construction projects on state legislature’s agenda

  Former JPSO dispatcher arrested after refusing to return $1.2 million accidentally placed in account

  New Orleans bar offering free shots of booze if you get a J&J vaccine

NOPD: Man injured in shooting on I-10 near Morrison Rd.

I-10 eastbound has been closed while NOPD investigates.
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  Medical examiner blames police pressure for Floyd’s death

Derek Chauvin, 45, is charged with murder and manslaughter in George Floyd’s death May 25.

  Ochsner Health holds mass vaccination event at Xavier University

  Southeastern campus stabbing suspect placed on interim suspension

David: More storms by Friday night

  New Orleans prepares for infusion of millions in COVID relief dollars

  State to send COVID vaccine to primary care doctors as supply outpaces demand

  Two separate incidents at the same gas station unfold as women are pumping gas

  Gov. Edwards announces launch of statewide COVID-19 vaccine hotline; discusses agenda for upcoming legislative session

  Elderly man dies in Slidell house fire

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Philip, defined by role of husband to British queen, dies

Philip spent a month in hospital earlier this year before being released on March 16 to return to Windsor Castle.

WE INVESTIGATE

  FOX 8 DEFENDERS: Business owners say stalled street repairs have cut off customers

After digging up the street months ago, business owners say work crews haven't been back, and what they left behind has cut off their customers. Unable to get answers, they turned to the FOX 8 Defenders for help.

  Vehicle burglary in Treme quickly turns violent

A vehicle burglary unfolded near the intersection of Broad Street and Bienville Street. It quickly escalated and could have been very serious.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: LWC flagged by legislative auditor for potential improper unemployment payments

The legislative auditor has flagged the Louisiana Workforce Commission for what appears to be improper payments through the unemployment program.

SPORTS

Williamson scores 37 points, Pelicans beat 76ers 101-94

  LSU starting QB spot still up for grabs

  LSU WR Ja’Marr Chase invited to NFL Draft

LSU wide receiver is one of only a few players invited to attend the NFL Draft in Cleveland when it kicks off on April 29.

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  LSU football employee files $50M lawsuit against board of supervisors, Les Miles, and others

  COVID-19 vaccine hotline is now available for La. residents

  Zack: Another round of storms for the weekend

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

  Virus pandemic slows renovations to Superdome

Plans for $450 million in upgrades to New Orleans’ iconic Superdome have been disrupted because of financial troubles caused by the pandemic
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  ‘Nothing less than a giant’: Rapper-actor DMX dies at 50

The Grammy-nominated performer died after suffering “catastrophic cardiac arrest,” according to the hospital in White Plains, New York, where he died. He was rushed there from his home April 2.

  Shelby: Strong storms move out, warm & humid day ahead

  Parking restrictions go back into effect at noon following strong overnight storms

Shell Norco says situation is “stable” after smoke sighted

  One man dragged, another woman run over in two violent car thefts in Mid-city

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.