Proposal to fund Harahan Fire Department killed by city council

A proposal to triple the budget of a local fire station died in the Harahan City Council. The Harahan Fire Department says they’ve been operating on a shoe string budget and that if something isn’t done, it will impact service calls.

  City council approves zoning change for Bywater affordable housing complex

NOPD investigating Seventh Ward shooting

  Nick Easton is ready for one of the Saints biggest positional battles

Bill to build LA 415 connector speeding through legislature

  Fallen Ala. officer’s neighborhood turns blue in his memory

  Youth Empowerment Project no longer involved in city’s Evening Reporting Center

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BILL WATCH 2019: What’s what during the 2019 Louisiana Legislative Regular Session

Governor: ‘More likely than not’ Morganza Spillway will be opened for third time in history

Bill that would have raised smoking age to 21 in La. killed

  New commitment could mean, new jobs at Michoud

FOX 8 maintains #1 spot in ratings

  Woman arrested in Jefferson Parish for fatal shooting of Danish tourist

  Brees “impressed” with new Saints TE Jared Cook

Cook signed this offseason from the Raiders

  Summer doldrums already here

Heat index near 100 at times

  Saints wrap up week 1 of OTA’s on Airline Drive

Saints minicamp is June 11-13

WANTED: Woman allegedly stole over $700 in vodka, toilet paper

Police are looking for a woman who loaded Tito's Vodka and toilet paper into a grocery cart, then fled without paying.

S&WB: Work progressing on road after water main break

  3 dead, state capital battered as storms rake Missouri

WANTED: Woman accused of using drugs in a stolen truck in business parking lot

  John Ehret High School placed on lockdown after several fights on campus

2019 hurricane season will be near normal, NOAA forecasts

NOAA: Expect a slightly weaker hurricane season

More than 62,000 of beef recalled due to E. coli concerns

More than 62,000 lbs. of beef has been recalled just before Memorial Day

Grand jury indicts Slidell man in child rape case

A Slidell man has been indicted on rape and sexual battery charges of a child.

More Of The Same-Hot And Dry

More Of the same-Hotter And Staying Dry

Traffic cameras will stop issuing tickets for school zones in Summer

School zone traffic cameras across New Orleans will stop issuing tickets Friday (May 24) afternoon.

Man suspected of killing ex-girlfriend on Bourbon St. expected in court

A hearing is scheduled to take place Thursday (May 23) in the case of a man accused of shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend at a Bourbon St. restaurant.

TONIGHT: Paul McCartney ‘Freshen Up’ tour rolls into New Orleans

“The Freshen Up” tour is McCartney’s first outing following the release of his new studio album, “Egypt Station,” released September 7 on Capitol Records and generating rave reviews.

Man missing in Mississippi River near Convent

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a person in the Mississippi River in St. James Parish.

Company with Kentucky distilleries rolls out generous maternity, paternity plan

The parent company of Bulleit Bourbon is rolling out an innovative new plan to give new parents more than six months of fully-paid leave.

  Zurik: State senator cuts check for use of sick time during legislative session

A state senator has cut a check for discrepancies raised in a FOX 8 Investigation into his pay during a recent legislative session.

  FOX 8 Defenders: City works to address ‘tremendous problem’ of illegal dumping

311 complaints for illegal dumping stretch across the city. Residents are tired of finding piles of trash appearing in their neighborhood.

  New body contouring procedure offers surgical results without scars

Doctors are touting a revolutionary new treatment for anyone looking to remove fat and tighten skin without going under the knife.

  Residents concerned as City council to take up zoning change for Bywater housing complex

At stake is a 136-apartment complex, 60 percent of which would be dedicated for affordable housing.

  Hotter temperatures likely over weekend

Heat index near 100 for weekend

  Camille survivor almost 50 years later

Earl Armstrong thinks back to a dangerous walk, “About halfway down I said I hope the road is still there down on that other end because if it wasn’t, we were going to have to swim." The 25-year-old, his father and uncle had planned to stay in his house, but the wind proved too much early on.

Morganza Spillway likely to be opened for third time in history

With a forecast for additional rises along the Lower Mississippi River during the next two weeks, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now anticipating the opening of the Morganza Spillway to accommodate the excess water.

  Pro-choice forces rally and block traffic in the CBD

Lunch time brought hundreds of pro-choice activists to a protest in the New Orleans central business district on Wednesday. They attacked anti-abortion legislation in Louisiana and recently enacted abortion restrictions in some other states.

  Family, friends gather to celebrate life of Bourbon St. waitress killed by ex-boyfriend

In a crowd of visitors paying their respects for Shay de St. Germain, it’s hard to find anyone dressed in black.

  Smoothie King Center to serve as evacuation hub

With hurricane season approaching, New Orleans emergency response leaders ran through their evacuation plan Wednesday, with the Smoothie King Center being the new center for that plan.

  Dual investigations begin into allegations of payroll fraud in St. John School security

Authorities in St. John Parish have begun two investigations into payroll fraud allegations involving school security.

  Dolphin deaths in the Mississippi Sound this year now number 80

Mississippi experts blame the Bonnet Carre Spillway opening for leading to the deaths of dozens of dolphins.

State Police arrest two men after brief chase in stolen vehicle

Louisiana State Police arrested two men after a brief vehicle chase in New Orleans early Wednesday.

‘You’ll get it tomorrow’: FedEx driver finds snake on doorstep

Do you knock on the door? Leave the package on the mat? Ding dong ditch?

Police breakup suspected drug trafficking organization based in Slidell

Detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office and troopers from Louisiana State Police concluded a lengthy investigation Wednesday (May 22) with numerous search warrants and arrests being made related to a drug trafficking organization based out of Slidell.

LSU focusing on Easton center Sedrick Van Pran to fill offensive line need in 2020

Van Pran will be a senior this fall for the Eagles

NFL owners clear way for decision on whether to refine new rule allowing replay challenges

NFL owners have given the competition committee the go-ahead to decide whether to refine the new rule allowing replay challenges involving pass interference.

  Water main break outside S&WB plant closes Claiborne Avenue

Eastbound Claiborne Avenue is closed from Mistletoe to Leonidas

19-year-old killed in Biloxi crash

Charles Parker Hewes died Tuesday night at the hospital following the crash.

Woman who walked 6 miles to work at Walmart will receive car after officer’s story goes viral

A woman who was forced to walk as much as six miles to get to her job at a Slidell Walmart will get a car.

Brunswick County Schools to offer free breakfast, lunch to all students next school year

Brunswick County Schools announced on Wednesday that beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, students at all BCS schools will receive free breakfast and lunch.

Mississippi spent $1.5M on Weight Watchers for teachers

The Clarion Ledger reports that since 2016, lawmakers have mandated that the Mississippi Department of Education spend up to $45 million on specific programs.

  The Heat Is On And Here To Stay

Get Ready For The 90s To Return

  Man suspected of murdering teenage girl has lengthy criminal history

The man charged in the armed robbery of a well-known television reporter is now accused in a double shooting and murder. Not only does he have a long criminal history that spans three parishes, but he also was out on bond at the time of the latest crime.

Fest organizer says Bayou Boogaloo could leave Bayou St. John venue

Bayou Boogaloo organizers consider moving the festival from the banks of Bayou St. John

  The Smith siblings continue to reign over Louisiana tennis

Zach and Gavriella Smith are winning at an unprecedented level at the high school level, but that's only a small part of their story.

13-year-old Gulfport boy charged as an adult in shooting of two girls

A 13-year-old boy is facing charges in the Tuesday night shooting of two girls.

Man shot and killed in Central City

The shooting killed a 31-year-old man

  The Cost of Choice: Education board member says voucher system ‘working very well’ but needs improvement

A member of the eleven-person board overseeing educational policies in Louisiana said he supports the scholarship system and says it is ‘working very well’ despite findings to the contrary in our recent Cost of Choice investigation.

  Heart of Louisiana: Southern Food and Beverage Museum

Different regions of the South lay claim to having great southern cooking and you can learn all about them at one museum in New Orleans.

  All four Category Five U.S. hurricanes rapidly intensified before making landfall

All four Category 5 hurricanes intensified rapidly before making landfall

  Numerous vehicle break-ins, burglaries reported at N.O. East school

As teachers at Dolores T. Aaron Academy were preparing for afternoon dismissal Tuesday (May 21), someone came into the parking lot and smashed the windows of 10 cars.

  Man accused of killing 17-year-old Tyneisha Muse appears in court

A 20-year-old man accused in a double shooting that left Tyneisha Muse dead in March made his first appearance in court Tuesday afternoon (May 21).

  Used needles litter French Quarter streets, residents say

Residents said the sight of a used syringe is almost as common as seeing cigarette butts on the ground.

Sports betting bill advances in state capitol

The House’s criminal justice committee approved a bill Tuesday, May 21 that would allow voters to decide whether sports betting will be legal in their parishes during the October election. Most revenue from any expansion would be dedicated to early childhood education.

Those for and against abortion speak out as Senate passes bill to ban procedure in La.

Democrat State Representative Katrina Jackson spoke at the capitol Tuesday, May 21 about why she stands with the Senate as they passed House Bill 425, also known as the Love Life Amendment. The amendment would remove language from the state’s constitution securing the right to abortion.

  Opioid epidemic hits hard on the North Shore

Washington Parish has three times the number of opioid-related deaths per capita than anywhere else in the country.

  Danish tourist killed in New Orleans East during bike tour across the U.S.

A Danish tourist on a cross-country bike trip was shot to death in New Orleans East Saturday morning (May 18).

  Attorneys: Ohio State needs to reveal who knew about abuse

Administrators at Ohio State University should release the names of all coaches, trainers and personnel who knew of but failed to act on complaints about a now-dead team doctor who sexually abused male students for nearly two decades, said attorneys for some of the victims.

Thousands sign petition to make Danny Devito next Wolverine

Lots of folks are getting a good laugh at signing a petition to make Danny Devito the next Wolverine.

NOPD: 1 dead in Algiers triple shooting

NOPD is investigating a shooting on General Meyer Avenue that injured two people.

Summer heat arriving Memorial Day Weekend

Heat index near 100 by weekend

JPSO: Man stabbed by girlfriend in Bucktown

The woman was last seen fleeing the area on foot, clutching a baby.

Saints sign defensive end Wes Horton

Saints sign former Panthers defensive end

‘Sesame Street’ introduces Karli, a Muppet in foster care

The new character is named “Karli,” and is a yellow-haired friend of Elmo's who introduces viewers to the concept of “for-now parents."

Sibling rivalry or a bully in the family?

Jealousy, competition, and fighting are a part of growing up with brothers and sisters. But in some cases, conflict between siblings is aggressive and can be harmful.

Man killed by police in shootout identified by coroner

The man killed by police during a New Orleans East shootout has been identified as Donald Davis, Jr., according to the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office.

Proposed bill could reduce incarcerated children across state

A proposed bill swiftly making its way through the State Legislature could soon reduce the number of juveniles placed in youth detention centers across Louisiana.

12 school-age kids rescued after Wonderland roller coaster gets stuck

The kids were reportedly stuck on the Mousetrap rollercoaster sometime Tuesday morning.

Louisiana abortion bill facing final legislation

Louisianans on both sides of the abortion issue take their message to state lawmakers Tuesday.