Used needles in Garden District park raise concern

While some longtime Garden District residents said they park has improved in the last 10 years, others say it is not enough.

  8-year-old’s girl lip, cheek torn open in attack by dog visiting Calif. classroom

The 8-year-old’s family is taking legal action against the school district in hopes of banning dogs from classrooms.

‘I’m back,’ LSU guard Ja’Vonte Smart announces return to Tigers

Just over a month after declaring for the 2019 NBA Draft, LSU freshman guard Ja’Vonte Smart has decided to play college basketball a little longer.
LSU guard Ja'Vonte Smart (Source: Josh Auzenne)
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Jury awards $3M to black strippers in discrimination case

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Coast Guard assisting in search for missing fisherman near Grand Isle

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Louisiana’s per capita debt dips for first time in a decade

Louisiana’s debt load has declined for the first time in a decade, a notable benchmark in a state trying to get a handle on its finances after years of budget gaps and record borrowing. But the amount Louisiana owes for every man, woman, and child still outstrips the national average.
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Should Arabic numerals be taught in schools? Most Americans say no

CEO John Dick called the results “the saddest and funniest testament to American bigotry” CivicScience has seen in its results.

Motorcyclist killed after crash on I-10 near Airline Hwy.

JPSO investigating fatal shooting near Causeway and N. I-10 Service Rd.

  Surveillance video shows grandmother violently carjacked in broad daylight

Snapchat predator allegedly blackmailing teens for nude photos

  Changing the Game: New Orleans Hippies

  Federal government wants women to know more about a breast characteristic cancer risk

NOFD working two alarm fire at old Grand Theater in New Orleans East

  The lion’s roar returns to the Audubon Zoo Saturday

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  Attorney: Abused clients were Ohio State football players

Dayton attorney Michael Wright said the abuse happened during required physical examinations at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center and during treatment for injuries and ailments by Dr. Richard Strauss at his off-campus clinic and at his home, where he insisted they be seen.
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  Surveillance video shows grandmother violently carjacked in broad daylight

A grandmother is recovering after she was carjacked Tuesday afternoon, in broad daylight. Police reports indicate the suspects demanded her keys and threatened to kill her before one of them attacked.

  FOX 8 Defenders: Illegal dumping issues continue in New Orleans East, prompting drainage concerns

When drainage issues were getting too much for Marty Fears to handle, he took matters into his own hands. He dug out and built a makeshift drainage ditch around his property.

  Irish Channel residents concerned for safety amidst rise in car break-ins

Some residents in the Irish Channel say they’re afraid to walk the streets at night due to an uptick in juvenile crime. Fox 8 spoke to NOPD’s Sixth District Commander who says they’re battling the issue just like the rest of the city, but there is an upside to recent crime numbers.

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  Seventh District Commander aims to combat juvenile crime with community policing

  Zurik: State official’s companies sanctioned in two separate investigations

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‘I’m back,’ LSU guard Ja’Vonte Smart announces return to Tigers

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  NOPD investigates officers shooting of armed man in apartment complex

The NOPD is investigating a shooting by officers that left an armed man dead in a New Orleans East apartment complex Friday morning in the 6800 Block of Parc Brittany Boulevard.
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US warns airliners flying in Persian Gulf amid Iran tensions

U.S. diplomats warned Saturday that commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf faced a risk of being "misidentified" amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran.

  Accused French Quarter shooter on suicide watch, mother says ‘not intentional’

  Chance for weekend storms

Some Rolling Stones fans get early access to New Orleans tickets

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COAST IN CRISIS

  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.

New Orleans sues oil, gas firms over coastal erosion

The City of New Orleans is suing several oil and gas companies over coastal erosion.