LIVE: Biden takes the helm, appeals for unity to take on crises

Biden’s inauguration came at a time of national tumult and uncertainty, a ceremony of resilience as the hallowed American democratic rite unfurled at a U.S. Capitol battered by an insurrectionist siege just two weeks ago.

  On Day One, Biden to undo Trump policies on climate, coronavirus

Biden on Wednesday planned to halt construction on Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall, end the ban on travel from some Muslim-majority countries, rejoin the Paris Climate Accord and the World Health Organization and revoke the approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, aides said.

  Brittany Brees says Drew played through several injuries never reported

“Yet did not complain once,” she said on Instagram.

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  Trump bids farewell to Washington, hints of comeback

  Foggy start Thursday

New details released in fatal deputy-involved shooting at Biloxi courthouse

  Southeast Louisiana levee leaders hail first Morganza to Gulf funds

Controlled demolitions taking place at Hard Rock site

A second controlled demolition at the Hard Rock site is planned for Wednesday, Jan. 20.
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  Biden marks nation’s COVID grief before inauguration pomp

The sober moment on the eve of Biden's inauguration — typically a celebratory time in Washington when the nation marks the democratic tradition of a peaceful transfer of power — was a measure of the enormity of loss for the nation.

  Trump pardons ex-strategist Steve Bannon, dozens of others

  Women wear pearls on Inauguration Day

Bruce: Another Spring Feel As Highs Hit 70°-Patchy Morning Fog Returns

  Brittany Brees says Drew played through several injuries never reported

Lil Wayne pardoned by Pres. Trump on final day in office

  ’We miss him terribly.’ Families, New Orleans city leaders remember lives lost to COVID-19

What will festival season 2021 look like in New Orleans?

  Heart of Louisiana: Bamboo reaches far beyond uses imagined

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  Biden’s nominees promise fresh approach on national security

President-elect Joe Biden's nominee to lead the intelligence community, Avril Haines, promised Tuesday to “speak truth to power" and keep politics out of intelligence agencies to ensure their work is trusted.

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  Fox 8 Defenders: Lakeview homeowner receiving high water bills, little assistance from SWB

A New Orleans woman has been receiving bills nearly five times higher than normal since October of 2019.

  NOPD faces challenges in the new year

Chief Shaun Ferguson wants to re-assure the public that his department will remain committed to stopping crime, but he says they face some serious challenges in 2021.

  NOPD arrests 15-year-old in connection with Morrison Rd. homicide

NOPD says the suspect surrendered to police Thursday and was accompanied by his father.

  Shooter may have shot his accomplice during Lakeview ambush

  Lakeview man believes he’s lucky to be alive after he was ambushed in his driveway

SPORTS

  Brittany Brees says Drew played through several injuries never reported

Petty leads No. 18 Alabama in 105-75 blowout win over LSU

LSU prepares to host SEC-leader Alabama

LSU baseball announces 2021 schedule

The 2021 LSU baseball schedule has been released including, 10 three-game Southeastern Conference series. No. 7 LSU will play 28 games against teams ranked in the Collegiate Baseball preseason Top 50.

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  First state budget draft likely to include cuts to higher education, health care

Police investigate homicide in St. Roch neighborhood

  Nearly 15,000 nursing home patients, employees have received first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

  Fox 8 Defenders: Lakeview homeowner receiving high water bills, little assistance from SWB

  Caregiver one of three shot in Mid-City double homicide

The family is begging for more answers, saying the woman spent her life caring for others.
  • National Coronavirus

  A new COVID-19 challenge: Mutations rise along with cases

The coronavirus is becoming more genetically diverse, and health officials say the high rate of new cases is the main reason.

  Attorneys for alleged church sex abuse victims asking court to unseal deposition of accused pedophile priest

  New Orleans honors the lives of nearly 700 residents lost due to COVID-19

  14-year-old’s body recovered from Lake Pontchartrain

Louisiana State Capitol closed to the public Wednesday

COAST IN CRISIS

Work begins to restore Louisiana island that is home to thousands of brown pelicans

Settlement from 2010 Gulf oil spill funds $16 million project

  Eagles nest halts work on a portion of levee project in Plaquemines Parish

Corps of Engineers halts work on a portion of New Orleans to Venice levee project because of nearby bald eagle nest