WATCH: Zeta has sights set on SE LA; landfall expected Wednesday night

Hurricane warnings are in effect for most of the FOX 8 Viewing Area.

Barrett sworn in at court as issues important to Trump await

The court is weighing a plea from the president to prevent the Manhattan district attorney from acquiring his tax returns as well as appeals from his campaign to shorten the deadline for receiving and counting absentee ballots in the battleground states of North Carolina and Pennsylvania.

  Jeff Duncan: Payton & Brees’ resourcefulness on display again

The Saints offense is like a good gumbo. The ingredients might change from week to week, but in the end, the finished product usually tastes great regardless of the recipe.

TOP STORIES

One dead, one injured in Algiers double shooting

Police: Suspect bragged about attacking, robbing man in Tiger Stadium bathroom

Gov. Edwards suing legislature to defend coronavirus rules

  Parish, emergency leaders encourage residents prep for Zeta despite repeated storm threats

Former Slidell priest accused of child molestation extradited to St. Tammany Parish Jail

Patrick Wattigny was arrested last week in Georgia after a warrant was issued for his arrest for four counts of child molestation.
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  Masks could save more than 100K lives in US through February, study suggests

A new study estimates that if most Americans wore masks in public, more than 100,000 lives could be saved from COVID-19 between now and the end of February.

Hurricane conditions possible Wednesday

  New Orleans woman says she was shot while exiting I-10

Gov. Edwards files lawsuit defending his COVID-19 public health emergency proclamation

Browns react to OBJ’s season-ending injury (video)

  Furloughs to continue in 2021 under mayor’s new budget

St. John Parish Sheriff: Man shot to death, found in ditch

  VIDEO: Zeta upgraded to Category 1 hurricane; impacts expected Wednesday

  VIDEO: St. John Sheriff: Woman, teenager killed, 2 injured in knife massacre

  • National Coronavirus

Husband in world’s longest-lived couple dies at 110 after pandemic brings depression

The couple had received the Guinness record for the world’s longest-lived marriage on August 25, with a combined age of 214 years and 358 days.

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  FOX 8 Defenders: Illegally dumped tires in New Orleans East

In other areas along Chef Menteur Highway, you can see tires randomly littering the side of the roadway.

  FOX 8 Defenders: I-10 lights project in N.O. East near completion

After years of complaints from residents and motorists, some now say they're pleasantly surprised with what they see along a main corridor into New Orleans. The FOX 8 Defenders have learned a significant Interstate 10 lighting project is much closer to completion in New Orleans East.

  Zurik: Employees say airport contractor forced them to commit unemployment fraud

A group of workers for a national airport services contractor say their employer forced them to work their full schedule but claim unemployment for a portion of their paycheck.

SPORTS

  Jeff Duncan: Payton & Brees’ resourcefulness on display again

SEC says kickoff in Auburn-Ole Miss game should have been reviewed; fines Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin

The SEC said the replay official should have stopped the Auburn at Ole Miss game on October 24 for further review on a kickoff in the fourth quarter and has fined Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin.

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LDH: 200 news cases of COVID-19 reported Monday

10 shot, 2 fatally, at post-funeral gathering in Mississippi

675 new COVID-19 cases, 8 new deaths reported Monday in Mississippi

  Zeta rapidly strengthening in Caribbean; Northern Gulf Coast watching closely

Mayor Cantrell presents 2021 budget for City of New Orleans

Mayor Cantrell presented a $1.3 billion budget which she says is facing a $100 million shortfall.
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  Barrett confirmed by Senate for Supreme Court, takes oath

Amy Coney Barrett is headed to the Supreme Court. The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee by a 52-48 vote, with Republicans overpowering Democratic opposition a week before Election Day.

TODAY: Free flu shots at the Audubon Zoo

NOPD: Police investigating shooting in CBD; Man injured

NOPD: Man hospitalized after Central City shooting

  Saints fans celebrate a win after fans allowed inside dome for the first time this season

COAST IN CRISIS

  Coastal project aims to use river mud to build land

$750,000 in grant money builds speed bumps and new channels in the marsh to capture sediment

  50,000 birds nest on a brand new Louisiana island

Man-made Gunn Island hosts the state's largest bird colony

COAST IN CRISIS

  Coastal project aims to use river mud to build land

  50,000 birds nest on a brand new Louisiana island