The number of hospitalized patients in the N.O. area begin to flatten

The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the New Orleans area is plateauing. Doctors say it’s encouraging news.

  Jefferson Parish school year will start next week despite demands for a delay

U.S. Marshals N.O. Task Force searching for sex offender fugitive also wanted for domestic violence

  COVID-19 UPDATE: 50 new deaths in state; Northshore, makes up 10% of La. cases, deaths

Mostly dry weekend ahead

  Police reform efforts move ahead on two fronts

JPSO: Two men arrested in connection with string of thefts, damage to Metairie businesses

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13-year-old Guinness World Record holder from Harvey wins national spelling bee

Judge denies injunction to halt Gov. Edwards’ mandates forcing bar closures

LSU football ranked No. 5 in Preseason Coaches Poll

La. man and pet bloodhound find man reported missing in wooded area

Crews find body of missing kayaker near Bonnabel Boat Launch in Metairie

Tangipahoa Parish sheriff searches for 2 missing teens

  Jefferson Parish president responds to Wednesday night’s school board meeting

Jefferson Parish leaders are expected to discuss the COVID-19 virus and the upcoming August 15 elections.

  VIDEO: Half-naked man caught on camera punching Walmart employees in Breaux Bridge

The man is seen striking two employees before pulling his shorts down and fleeing the store. He was apprehended a short while later.

  ‘May karma find you all’: A woman’s obituary for her late husband condemns Trump and people who don’t wear masks

Stacey Nagy's husband, David, died two weeks ago from coronavirus complications. She grieved the loss of her longtime love. And then she fumed.

People are dying after drinking hand sanitizer, CDC says

Some people are getting sick and in extreme cases dying after drinking hand sanitizer, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  Students in St. Charles Parish begin return to in-person classes

  Shelby: Hot & Sunny Again

NOPD: Woman shot in the cheek in New Orleans East

NOPD: One man killed in New Orleans East shooting

NOPD: One man injured after Central City shooting

  Hundreds of protesters gather before Jefferson Parish School Board meeting

Sean Payton explains ‘mini bubble’ decision

Sean Payton breaks down decision to 'sequester' team in hotel.

  Student athletes grateful for start date despite push delay

Student athletes say they'll take a short season as long as they get to play.

  Start of Louisiana’s high school football season delayed until Oct. 8-10

The LHSAA is planning for an eight-game regular season

  Gretna man arrives home to fanfare after 2,500 mile kayak trip down Mississippi River

Gretna resident Joey Cargol paddled 2,552 miles down the Mississippi River

  Secretary of State could decide soon on expansion of mail-in voting for November election

The debate over expanding voting-by-mail is intensifying around the country amid the coronavirus pandemic.

NOPD: Woman killed in fatal car crash near Poland Avenue and N. Miro Street

The incident occurred at the intersection of Alvar Street and France Road.

Several school employees test positive for COVID-19 in Jefferson Parish

A “handful” of Jefferson Parish School System employees has tested positive for COVID-19 since the soft opening on Monday (Aug. 3), according to spokesperson Vicki Bristol.

Beat those posture aches and pains from sitting at a desk too long with some simple stretches

Sitting at a desk all day can be uncomfortable. Many of us know those aches and pains from a hunched posture all too well.

  Councilman Jason Williams attends teleconference on dismissal of tax evasion charges against him

Judge will rule later on Williams request for dismissal

LSP investigation results in several insurance fraud arrests across multiple parishes

Several individuals have been arrested recently after Louisiana State Police conducted a fraud investigation across multiple parishes.

NOPD shooting on I-10 West near Franklin Ave. leaves man injured

Officers shut down I-10 West between Chef Menteur Highway and Franklin Ave. for about and hour to investigate the shooting.

  VIDEO: New Orleans Public Schools update distance learning

School leaders gave updates about distance learning and how schools are progressing as remote classes start in coming weeks.

NOPD investigating shooting on America St.

New Orleans Police are investigating a shooting in New Orleans East that has left one man injured.

  Tchefuncte Restaurant facing COVID Phase 2 challenges

New Tchefuncte's restaurant plows forward with opening next week, in spite of covid phase two restrictions being extended

  Solar for All NOLA initiative available to New Orleans homeowners and small businesses

Mayor Cantrell will share the early success of Solar for All NOLA

  1,400 new cases of COVID-19; Phase 2 extended until Aug. 28

Louisiana will remain in Phase Two until Aug. 28

Carnival Cruises to continue pause in operations until Oct. 31

Due to the continued increase in COVID-19 numbers across the country the company has made the decision to remain shutdown and cancel all upcoming cruises.

  COVID-19 vaccine developer eyeing doses for less than $40

One of the U.S. companies working on a COVID-19 vaccine has released an anticipated price range for doses.

  Versatile LB Kolbe Cage a huge key to Holy Cross success in 2020

Cage is committed to the University of Arizona

Hyperactive hurricane season to continue; 24 named storms possible

A hyperactive hurricane season is ongoing in the Atlantic Basin in 2020 and the new update out of Colorado State University is for that trend to continue through the peak of the season.

  VIDEO: At least 25 vehicles burglarized overnight near Bayou St. John, NOPD says

The vehicles were in the 1100 and 1200 blocks of N. Dupre

La. Dept. of Education; governor’s office supplying one million masks and PPE as schools reopen

The state is assisting school systems, non-public schools and early childhood centers facing hardships or a shortfall of PPE

  Shelby: Hot & Sunny Days

We’ll stay hot and mostly dry for the rest of the week. Only a stray storm is possible in the Bayou Parishes or along the coast. The heat index will reach near 100 in the afternoon but not much higher thanks to dry air.

NOPD investigating overnight shooting on Chef Highway

The victim was shot around 3 a.m.

NOPD searching for missing 14-year-old boy

NOPD is searching for 14-year-old Kym Banks.

  Changes in Jefferson Parish polling locations prompt concern for voter turnout

The August election may not drive as many people to the polls, but with three millage renewals on the ballot, Gretna mayor Belinda Constant says it’s a very important election.

  Heart of Louisiana: Poverty Point Reservoir State Park

It’s a Louisiana state park that is located in an area where native people lived thousands of years ago. Today, there is great fishing and a beach for swimming near the site of ancient mounds.

First reported case of dog testing positive for virus that causes COVID-19 recorded in Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) announced Tuesday, Aug. 4 that it has its first reported case of a dog in the state testing positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans.

Fast start to Hurricane Season 2020

Based on accumulated cyclone energy (ACE)

  Sen. Cassidy outlines what he favors for new stimulus checks & extended jobless benefits amid the pandemic

Sen. Cassidy responded to Pres. Trump's threat to unilaterally halt evictions and impose a tax cut.

Saints linebacker DeMario Davis discusses season ahead

DeMario Davis opens up about 2020 season

  St. Tammany Zoning Commission tables controversial landfill proposal until Aug. 19

The St. Tammany Zoning Commission was scheduled to take up two controversial projects Tuesday night including one which could set the stage for a landfill north of Lacombe but have decided to table it for now.

  Fewer kids die in hot cars in 2020, but a higher percentage of those that did get in on their own

While deaths are down in 2020 a disturbing trend is showing up this year with the largely preventable deaths. In 2018 and 2019 more than 100 children died in the United States in hot car tragedies.

  What’s being done to get connectivity to thousands of students who will virtually learn this school year

In New Orleans alone, 42,000 students will begin the school year learning virtually.

  St. Tammany Parish judge candidate rejected over domicile issue

A Covington judge this afternoon rejected the candidacy of a lawyer who was running to fill a judicial seat in the same courthouse.

  August heat won’t let up

Little rain expected

JPSO searching for person of interest in Metairie homicide

Deputies are searching for 32-year-old Dora Pineda.

Woman arrested at Lakeside Shopping Center after refusing to leave for not wearing mask

A Jefferson Parish woman was arrested after she was asked to leave a store at Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie because she was not wearing a mask but decided to stay.

LSU begins fall football practice on Aug. 17

Schools are allowed 25 practices with a limit of 20 hours per week of practice time

Gov. Edwards joins governors of 5 other states to ask for 3 million rapid antigen tests

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and the governors of five other states announced a major bipartisan interstate compact with the Rockefeller Foundation today to expand the use of rapid point-of-care antigen tests to slow the spread of COVID-19 and continue safely reopening the states.

LSU outlines safety protocols for Fall semester

LSU released safety measures Monday as the University makes preparations for the Fall semester

Over 100 baby sea turtles found dead in Cherry Grove after Hurricane Isaias

A combination of the high tide and storm surge from Hurricane Isaias appears to have resulted in the deaths of over 100 baby sea turtles in the Cherry Grove area of North Myrtle Beach.

  VIDEO: Jefferson Parish healthcare workers honored with street dedication

Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng, and EJGH celebrated a street dedication ceremony honoring all healthcare workers and first responders

Police: Laplace man burglarized 8 vehicles wearing only underwear

Harley Atkinson was arrested Friday, July 31 in connection to several vehicle burglaries at a LaPlace business

Teenage girl dies after 14-year-old crashes into fence on North Shore, sheriff’s office says

A 16-year-old girl died Monday (Aug. 3) evening after a crash that occurred in the Pearl River area.

Sun Belt Conference to begin football season over Labor Day weekend

The 2020 Sun Belt Conference football season will be comprised of an 8-conference game schedule

  WATCH: Mayor Cantrell’s office updates COVID-19 cases, business compliance, and internet access for residents

New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell’s Office will hold its weekly media briefing today at 11 a.m.

Actor Tom Hanks: Shame on you for not wearing a mask

When it comes to wearing a mask: “Don’t be a *****,” the actor said.

  Heart of Louisiana: The story of Louis Armstrong

He is a world-renowned musician and entertainer and New Orleans' favorite son.

SPD searching for runaway 16-year-old girl

Have you seen Natoya Dixon?

S&WB to make second attempt at complex Marconi Dr. water main repair

Beginning Tuesday, Sewerage and Water Board will make a second attempt at making repairs to a large water main on Marconi Drive and the project may cause some issues for Lakeview residents

NOPD: Man shot and killed overnight in the 9th Ward

The shooting happened near the intersection of N. Prieur and Montegut Streets

  Shelby: Hot & Dry Conditions Continue

Thanks to ample dry air, little rain is expected for the rest of the week. We’ll be hot with highs in the low to mid 90s, but that’s typical for early August. The humidity will be a bit lower than usual, though, so that will keep the heat index close to 100.

  Safety guidelines released for restart of La. film industry

The first production anticipated to shoot in Jefferson Parish since work was shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic is NCIS: New Orleans.

About 700 La. businesses have received at least 1 violation of COVID-19 restrictions since May

A spokeswoman with the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal (LAOSFM) says more than 8,100 businesses across the state have been inspected for coronavirus restriction violations since May.

  Recent studies suggest kids could be high transmitters of COVID-19

Two recent studies suggest younger kids could be potentially more contagious. Since the beginning of the pandemic one of the many baffling phenomenon centers around children and how they handle the virus.

  Archdiocese removes deacon from ministry following report of abuse

The Archdiocese of New Orleans removed a deacon from ministry Monday following a report of abuse. V.M. Wheeler has been assigned to St. Francis Xavier in Metaire since his ordination in 2018. Wheeler is also a partner at New Orleans law firm, Chaffe McCall, LLP.

Pelicans Hold Off Grizzlies, 109-99

Pelicans beat Grizzlies in Orlando