A local musician hopes to build a financial support system for artist through the pandemic and beyond

  92-Year-Old Jazz great evicted from nursing facility

  Heart of Louisiana: Fausse Cypress

  FOX 8 Gr8 Neighbor works to make sure history stays alive at cemeteries

  Heart of Louisiana: Lead Belly

’I just want people to be happy’: 6-year-old hands out food, masks to less fortunate

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  Heart of Louisiana: Hadacol

  Heated debate at council meeting on building moratorium

  Heart of Louisiana: Residents head to state parks

  Heart of Louisiana: Watson Brake

Civil rights activists, academicians discuss reasons protests are remaining peaceful in New Orleans

  Heart of Lousiana: Dew Drop Blues

  Gr8 Neighbors: Dat Desk NOLA

One New Orleans area woman is making life a little easier for students and parents who were forced to adapt to a new way of learning.

  Heart of Louisiana: Honey Island Clydesdales

When you think of Clydesdales, you likely associate them with a major beer company. But these Clydesdales live on the edge of the Honey Island Swamp in Pearl River.

  State committee set to recommend youth sports reopen, but a doctor says not so fast

Some organizations and leagues are just waiting for the go ahead, but at least one doctor thinks that will be too soon.

  Heart of Louisiana: Tim Laughlin

It’s become an evening ritual for a small group of friends and neighbors who gather proper distancing on a French Quarter street enjoying a sound that started here more than a month ago.

  Heart of Louisiana: Online Jazz Tour

  Heart of Louisiana: Big Branch National Wildlife Refuge

Self employed? Don’t give up on unemployment benefits

Heart of Louisiana: Historic New Orleans Collection goes online

Family celebrates woman’s 100th birthday with car parade

  Heart of Louisiana: Woodlands Conservancy

Coast homeless community increasingly vulnerable to coronavirus pandemic

Now that people are encouraged to stay home, the homeless population remains vulnerable and at risk.

  Heart of Louisiana: Louisiana Rising

Here in Louisiana, we have some of the best artists in the world who are stepping forward to share their songs with our broadcast viewers.

  Louisiana musicians participate in series of virtual concerts

Louisiana Rising virtual concert series.

Louisianans always find a #ReasonToSmile; what’s yours?

There are more than enough reasons to feel anxious right now, but there are also plenty of reasons to smile, and that’s what we want to focus on right now.

  Heart of Louisiana: Kisatchie National Forest’s wild azalea trail

If you want to really practice social distancing and enjoy some of the best scenery in Louisiana, now may be a good time to head to Louisiana’s Kisatchie National Forest.

  Heart of Louisiana: Bayou Eagles

One of the hottest eagle viewing spots is in Western Terrebonne Parish near the town of Gibson.

  Gr8 Neighbor: Ayden’s Hope

A North Shore couple whose lives were forever changed by tragedy nine years ago are now paying it forward.

  Heart of Louisiana: Henry Gray remembered

Funeral services were held in Baton Rouge Tuesday for famed blues piano player Henry Gray, who died February 17 at the age of 95.

Heart of Louisiana: Barn Hill Animal Preserve

The young red kangaroos, or joeys, seem perfectly content nibbling on the green grass of their Louisiana home.

  World War II veteran celebrates 99th birthday

World War II veteran Leroy Poydras celebrated his 99th birthday with many friends and family members. Poydras says there are hidden secrets to his long life. Whatever it is, he is hopeful it takes him to see his next birthday.

  Heart of Louisiana: Dance and Feathers

Ronald Lewis started his own backyard museum, to tell the history and preserve the culture of the black Mardi Gras Indians.

  Heart of Louisiana: Frenchies

As American troops stormed ashore and dropped behind German lines in the invasion of France, one of the many barriers they faced was language, being able to communicate with French villagers and resistance fighters.

  Gr8 Neighbor: A fashionista turned community volunteer

This month's great neighbor can light up a room full of people and she does it all in the name of charity.

  Heart of Louisiana: The Public Belt Railroad

For more than a century, the Public Belt Railroad has been moving cargo in and out of the Port of New Orleans and across the Mississippi River.

  Heart of Louisiana: Willie’s Campground Jam

It’s a small campground in a small historic Louisiana town but the place comes alive once a week when musicians gather on stage.

Red beans, ground coffee: Local groups bring consumable Mardi Gras throws to the table

Red beans, jambalaya mix and ground coffee fill these throws.

  Heart of Louisiana: Poydras Street sculptures

The Poydras Street sculpture initiative began 7 years ago and has displayed nearly three dozen sculptures.

LSU fans in Baton Rouge get their picture taken with national championship trophy

Lots of LSU fans in Baton Rouge took advantage of a photo opp with the national championship trophy.

  Heart of Louisiana: Endangered Places

One of their current projects is a saloon turned grocery store in Donaldsonville.

  Heart of Louisiana: Great Fire

Just as the 20th century was beginning, Lake Charles was a city of ashes.

How you can help Louisiana’s wetlands with your old Christmas tree

This Christmas, Southeastern Louisiana University is once again asking people to give a gift to the environment by dropping off their discarded Christmas trees to be used for wetland restoration.

BEHIND BARS: Police arrest the Grinch before he can steal Christmas joy

You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch. But now, no more Christmas joy - or gifts! - can be stolen.

  LSPCA takes over Plaquemines Parish animal shelter

The Louisiana SPCA is expanding and taking over operations at the Plaquemines Parish animal shelter in Belle Chasse starting Jan. 1.

  Heart of Louisiana: Acadian Village

Our great-great ancestors often had to find remedies for illness in their own gardens. Those healing traditions are still being taught at an Acadian village in Lafayette.

  Toys for Tots night at Celebration in the Oaks

New Orleans City Park is proud to host Toys for Tots and the Marine Corps Reserve.

  WATCH: Kids take off to race in the 2019 Reindeer Run and Romp

Hosted by the Downtown Development District, the annual Reindeer Run & Romp is a fun race for kids in Downtown New Orleans.

  WATCH: Hundreds of kids receive bikes and toys at New Orleans toy giveaway

Excited kids lined outside of Chicken & Watermelon and the Jazz Daquiri Lounge at 6 a.m. on Saturday in hopes of receiving presents.

  Volunteers planted native trees around Algiers

Dozens of volunteers showed up on Dec. 14 to help plant new trees in Algiers.

  Heart of Louisiana: Guy Budden’s Store

Guy Budden’s Store in the village of Palmetto grew up along the railroad tracks that cut an east-west path across the middle of Louisiana.

  Gr8 Neighbor on a Mission with Buddy the Rescue Dog

A local animal rescue group works to make St Tammany the first no-kill shelter in Louisiana.

  Heart of Louisiana: Gerstner Field

Army troops began arriving at Gerstner Field in late 1917 to train above the marshes of southwest Louisiana at an airbase that was taken out of service 100 years ago this month.

Denham Springs student leads fundraiser for track coach battling rare cancer

A Denham Springs student is organizing a fundraiser in hopes of helping her former track coach who is battling cancer.

  New Orleans antique shop features jewelry worn by Prince himself

M.S. Rau, located in the French Quarter, has a variety of pieces owned and worn Prince that were bought by Prince’s first wife, Mayte Garcia.

  Heart of Lousiana: 422 Yams

With thanksgiving meals being served this week, there’s a good chance that a sweet potato casserole or pie is on the menu. in Louisiana, that sweet orange vegetable is called a ‘yam’. So, what’s the difference?

  Consumers respond to today’s partial OMV opening on Pontchartrain Boulevard

Most people who went to the Pontchartrain Boulevard location were able to accomplish what they came for, but some others were impacted by the limited services being offered.

  Heart of Louisiana: A Creole Fiddler story

He’s considered a Louisiana musical treasure, a fiddler from Opelousas who some are calling the last of the creole fiddlers. He learned to play at creole house dances and he can still scratch out an old song on his violin.

  Heart of Louisiana: The Great Raft

It was a log jam hundreds of years in the making that blocked any boat traffic on Louisiana’s Red River and it wasn’t until the mid-19th century when a riverboat captain figured out how to clear the mess.

  Gr8 Neighbor makes prayer pockets

Harahan woman sews thousands of prayer pockets for cancer patients and senior citizens.

  Gr8 Neighbor opens doors for students’ farm animals

FOX 8 Gr8 Neighbor makes room in donated barn for local students to house their farm animals.

Payton: Alvin Kamara expected to play against Falcons

Saints Coach Sean Payton said he expects runningback Alvin Kamara to play on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.

  Heart of Louisiana: Tiny Town

The entire village of Mound covers an area of one-half square mile.

Heart of Louisiana: Castle Trees

A north Louisiana state park has one of the biggest, most unique cypress trees you’ll find anywhere in the state. It’s nicknamed the “castle tree.”

  Heart of Louisiana: Nonc Bob’s Auction House

The weekly sale is held at Nonc Bob’s Auction House in Evangeline Parish.

  Heart of Louisiana: Cajun Radio

It's a different kind of radio station from what you usually hear these days.

  Heart of Louisiana: Glassblowing studio teaches 2,000 year old art

It’s a form of art that dates back more than 2,000 years, where molten glass is blown into different shapes of glassware. And you can watch how it’s done at a studio in Algiers called the Rosetree Blown Glass Studio.

  Man whose dog was left in stolen truck to die pays for surgery for dog whose legs were cut off

Three people have been arrested after a dog was found with its back legs sawed off in Slidell. Now, a man who recently lost his dog in a tragic way is stepping up to help the abused dog, Buddy the dachsund.

Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival happening this weekend

The 2019 Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival returns to Gonzales, right in the heart of Ascension Parish.

  Heart of Louisiana: Chennault Military Museum

The Flying Tigers were a symbol of U.S. air combat in the Pacific in WWII. Their commander was Claire Chennault, who grew up in north Louisiana.

  ‘If something can get as many as 20,000 likes, what’s a dollar?‘: GoFundMe started to cover funeral expenses

It’s been almost 20 years since kids in the class of 1997 hung out at Zachary High School. Despite losing those everyday laughs that these times bring, one person still stands out: Steven Weber.

‘We’ve lost a great officer’: Colleagues of slain Mandeville Police officer struggle with his death

Funeral plans for slain Mandeville police officer Vincent Liberto were announced Monday (Sept. 23), three days after he was fatally shot during a police chase.

  Fans celebrate Saints’ win over Seattle

With Drew Brees out with a thumb injury, Saints fans were skeptical at first about their backup quarterback ahead of their game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday (Sept. 22), but by the end of the game, fans said they were convinced Teddy Bridgewater could deliver.

  Proposal to raise Mandeville lakefront seawall met with mixed reactions

There was standing room only in Mandeville’s council chambers Wednesday (Sept. 18), as residents spoke for and against the city’s proposal to raise the lakefront seawall by a foot.

  Proposed constitutional amendment could help New Orleans increase affordable housing

Voters statewide will decide a proposed constitutional amendment that could help New Orleans increase its affordable housing stock.

  Heart of Louisiana: Bousillage House

On the outside, it just looks like an old house, well-worn but still livable. But, when you step inside, the aging structure is full of treasures that its owner, J.D. Soileau, chose to tell a story of how people lived a century ago

New Orleans launches forgivable loan program for home health and safety improvements

If you qualify, you could get up to $35,000 in a 10-year, no interest loan with no down payment in order to make necessary health and life safety improvements.

  Gr8 Neighbor: JPSO Deputy uses fallen officer’s patrol car to lift others up

When a police officer loses their life in Louisiana, fellow officers pay tribute, usually at an annual memorial. But, one Jefferson Parish deputy decided to take it a step further, putting a photo of the fallen officer on the side windows of an old patrol unit car.

  'I am irrevocably disgusted’: Influential New Orleans tourism official slams NFL refs

"I hate conspiracy theories. Don’t believe in them. But it is not statistically possible for some of the finest referees in the NFL to continually screw the Saints players and organization.”

  'We’re still Saints fans even when they lose’: Fans react to loss against Rams

After another painful loss to the Los Angeles Rams Sunday night (Sept. 15), many Saints fans said they were pretty certain they knew exactly what lead to the game’s outcome.