Without the Strawberry Festival, events planned in Ponchatoula Saturday aimed at supporting sales for local farms

Strawberry farmers receive support from community events planned in Ponchatoula Saturday to replace the festival.

  Zack: Rain slowly ends; nice Sunday ahead

Williamson scores 37 points, Pelicans beat 76ers 101-94

Louisiana man dies when tree falls on his mobile home

Tornado Watch in effect through the morning hours

  Nicondra: Severe storm risk overnight

  Residents pressed city councilmember, NOPD, DA’s office on rising violent crime, carjacking

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NOPD investigating First District homicide

  Car theft unfolds in uptown neighborhood in seconds

  CDC says racism is a ‘threat to public’s health’

  Two shot on I-610 near Broad Street

  Tax reform, marijuana, guns, and construction projects on state legislature’s agenda

  Former JPSO dispatcher arrested after refusing to return $1.2 million accidentally placed in account

  Armed Robbery victim: “My daughter said, momma, he’s got a gun”

Gunmen attempt to steal a car in Mid-City.

  New Orleans bar offering free shots of booze if you get a J&J vaccine

There’s a shot-for-a-shot deal in New Orleans for those who want to get vaccinated.

NOPD: Man injured in shooting on I-10 near Morrison Rd.

I-10 eastbound has been closed while NOPD investigates.

  Ochsner Health holds mass vaccination event at Xavier University

Ochsner says there are about 3,000 appointments available.

Man injured in Lower Ninth Ward shooting

Zack: More severe storms possible heading into the weekend

  LSU starting QB spot still up for grabs

  Plaquemines Parish Council votes in opposition of Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion

Orleans DA Speaks Out On Convicted Cop Killer’s Appeal Motion

  Business creeping back into the French Quarter

  Southeastern campus stabbing suspect placed on interim suspension

A female Southeastern Louisiana University student has bonded out of the Tangipahoa Parish Jail after police say she stabbed her "dating partner" eight times.

  FOX 8 DEFENDERS: Business owners say stalled street repairs have cut off customers

After digging up the street months ago, business owners say work crews haven't been back, and what they left behind has cut off their customers. Unable to get answers, they turned to the FOX 8 Defenders for help.

David: More storms by Friday night

Heavy rain and severe weather likely

  New Orleans prepares for infusion of millions in COVID relief dollars

Mayor Cantrell says the COVID relief package which is sending money to New Orleans has something for everyone.

  State to send COVID vaccine to primary care doctors as supply outpaces demand

Health care professionals say now is not the time to let up on mask-wearing and socially distancing despite COVID vaccinations taking place.

  Two separate incidents at the same gas station unfold as women are pumping gas

A rising number of women are speaking out about being targeted at the gas pump in car-jackings around the city.

  Gov. Edwards announces launch of statewide COVID-19 vaccine hotline; discusses agenda for upcoming legislative session

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards held a news conference Thursday, April 8 about the state’s continued fight against COVID the coronavirus and discuss the upcoming legislative session.

  Elderly man dies in Slidell house fire

A house caught fire Thursday morning, killing a man inside.

  Pelicans embarrassed by the Nets in front of a national TV audience

The Pelicans lose by 28 points to Brooklyn

  LSU football employee files $50M lawsuit against board of supervisors, Les Miles, and others

Sharon Lewis, LSU’s associate athletic director of football recruiting, has filed a $50 million lawsuit against her current employer alleging years of harassment for attempting to report sexual misconduct allegations during her tenure at LSU.

  Zack: Another round of storms for the weekend

More severe weather is possible by Friday night into Saturday.

One determined brown pelican makes a 700-mile trip home Louisiana

A brown pelican injured during the BP oil spill found its way from Georgia home to Louisiana

  Virus pandemic slows renovations to Superdome

Plans for $450 million in upgrades to New Orleans’ iconic Superdome have been disrupted because of financial troubles caused by the pandemic

Durant’s perfect return fuels Nets’ 139-111 rout of Pelicans

Zion Williamson had just 16 points on 4-for-12 shooting

  Shelby: Strong storms move out, warm & humid day ahead

As strong storms and downpours continue to move out of the area, drier skies will prevail for the rest of your Thursday. It will be quite humid, and with some sunshine, very warm too. Highs will reach the mid 80s. A much stronger storm system arrives late Friday night and into Saturday.

  Parking restrictions go back into effect at noon following strong overnight storms

Heavy rains early Thursday morning caused the flooding of several streets and underpasses.

  Neighbor witnesses 2 stolen cars dumped in Gentilly

“People take advantage of the quiet."

Shell Norco says situation is “stable” after smoke sighted

Shell Norco says situation is “stable” after smoke sighted

  Riverbell Classic comes with playoff implications for Nicholls and Southeastern

The Lions and Colonels have plenty to play for this weekend in Thibodaux.

Lubbock police identify victim, suspect in deadly bar fight

The Lubbock Police Department is investigating a bar fight in southwest Lubbock that left one person dead.

  One man dragged, another woman run over in two violent car thefts in Mid-city

Two violent car thefts in Mid-city just hours apart have left a man and a woman injured.

Suspect wanted for attempted murder of Ponchatoula woman turns himself in to authorities

Man wanted for the attempted murder of a Ponchatoula has turned himself into authorities.

66-year-old man reported missing; last seen at public restroom at New Orleans park

James Wilson, 66, was last seen April 6 at Woldenberg Park

Zack: Stormy pattern begins overnight tonight

Storms will roll in after midnight tonight and come to an end by early Thursday.

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office searching for missing Violet man

31-year-old Donald Titus was last seen April 2

  Two-thirds of La. voters support legalizing marijuana; state lawmakers on both sides of the aisle eye legalization

A recent poll showed 67% of Louisiana voters are in favor of legalizing cannabis. That’s up from the 54% who favored it last year, which leaves lawmakers to face what they say is obvious.

  QB Eli Holstein pulls in LSU offer before ever taking a varsity snap

Holstein is a sophomore at Zachary High

Trae Young leads hot-shooting Hawks past Pelicans, 123-107

Zion Williamson led the Pelicans with 34 points

  COVID-19 vaccines available in several parishes this week

As of this week, more than 2 million doses have been administered in Louisiana; averaging around 31,000 a day.

  Strong storms likely Wednesday night, Thursday morning

Late tonight and into early Thursday, a line of storms will cross the area. A few storms could be strong early Thursday morning

  Feds launch Title IX compliance probe at LSU

Louisiana State University (LSU) has been informed another federal investigation into campus crime management is being launched, according to officials.

  Cantrell ‘hopeful’ for large-scale Saints games in Superdome

“So by this time next year, I’m hoping absolutely we'll be able to celebrate and host events in this city like no one can do, so it’s an exciting time and how far we’ve come, but let me tell you the light's clearly at the end of the tunnel,” said Mayor Latoya Cantrell.

  Heart of Louisiana: Mountain biking in Bogue Chitto State Park

If you enjoy off-road bicycling on mountain trails, you no longer have to leave Louisiana to experience the thrill.

Pedestrian struck and killed on LA 22 in Ponchatoula

Louisiana State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred early Tuesday morning in Ponchatoula.

  Gas & oil prices increase; could higher oil prices help Louisiana’s energy sector?

The state's oil and gas industry has been suffering for several years.

  Post-pandemic New Orleans jobs reboot is on

After several rough months a leading economic booster for New Orleans says the city is on a roll when it comes to available jobs.

  Vehicle burglary in Treme quickly turns violent

A vehicle burglary unfolded near the intersection of Broad Street and Bienville Street. It quickly escalated and could have been very serious.

  LSU head football coach Ed Orgeron issues statement to La. Senate committee, will not testify in person

LSU head football coach Ed Orgeron will not testify before the Louisiana Senate Select Committee on Women and Children on Thursday, April 8 as requested by state Sen. Regina A. Barrow.

Alabama opposing Amtrak restart linking New Orleans, Mobile

Amtrak has asked federal regulators to force CSX and Norfolk Southern Railway to let passenger trains run on its track linking two Gulf Coast cities.

Nicondra: A few showers across the region

The promised heat and humidity is settled across the region with dew points up around 70 degrees meaning there is plenty of moisture around to fuel showers. Most of the activity around today is fairly light and fast splash and dash variety.

NOPD: Man killed, woman injured in N.O. East shooting

The shooting happened around 2 a.m. in the 6700 block of Foch Road

Lawmakers considering termination of university officials if they fail to report allegations of sexual assault

The second-ranking Republican in the House said lawmakers may consider requiring university officials to be terminated if they fail to report allegations of sexual assault.

  DT Maason Smith pushing for a starting job as a true freshman

Rivals ranked Smith the No. 1 overall recruit in the 2021 recruiting class

  More job openings in the metro area now than before the pandemic, says GNO Inc.

For March 2021, online job postings in the region were at nearly 50,000.

  Shelby: Warmer with spotty rain possible today

High temperatures will be near 80 degrees.The first of several disturbances this week will likely arrive overnight Wednesday and into early Thursday

  La. lawmaker files bill making it potentially illegal to teach about racism & sexism; says bill promotes ‘equality in education system’

A new proposed bill in the Louisiana House of Representatives aims to make it potentially illegal for teachers to teach certain things about racism or sexism.

  Family friend of Gloria Scott recorded in ‘hush money’ voicemails says he was just helping out

A family friend for an alleged victim of sexual misconduct reportedly asked for $100,000 in hush money from LSU.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: LWC flagged by legislative auditor for potential improper unemployment payments

The legislative auditor has flagged the Louisiana Workforce Commission for what appears to be improper payments through the unemployment program.

Lonzo Ball’s hard work rewarded with a career-high in Houston

Ball's career-high eight three-pointers made helped lift the Pelicans to a much-needed win in Houston.

  ‘Double mutant’ COVID strain discovered in California

Public health experts urge everyone to get vaccinated to reduce the impact of variants of the virus.

  Pres. Biden’s $2T infrastructure proposal includes money for Amtrak’s passenger train line connecting BR and NO

Of the $2 trillion in President Biden’s infrastructure plan, $84 billion is dedicated to expanding passenger rail across the United States, some of which would be allocated to Amtrak’s passenger rail proposal connecting Baton Rouge to New Orleans.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: $100K hush money demand over Derrius Guice accusations revealed in new audio, campus police report

Gloria Scott denies ever putting a price tag on her silence about alleged sexual harassment by former Louisiana State University (LSU) Tiger football star Derrius Guice.

Saints draft options at #28: Tulsa LB Zaven Collins

Sean Fazende breaks down possibilities for the Saints in the first round beginning with a linebacker.

  Michael Davis re-sentenced for armed robbery connected to slain NOPD Officer Christopher Russell

Michael Davis was one of four men who robbed the Club Tango at gunpoint back in 2002.

Gloria Scott case follow up possible if additional evidence brought forward, New Orleans officers say

A spokesperson said should additional evidence be brought forward investigators will follow up on the case again.

  Local restaurants feel Covid-19 labor pinch

Local restaurants are dealing with Covid-19 labor shortage, as business ramps up.

THE INVESTIGATORS: Coastal Bridge owner known for costly construction delays arrested for skipping Disney World COVID screening

New video obtained by the 9NEWS Investigators shows the arrest of a Baton Rouge contractor at the “happiest place on Earth.”

  Over 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine distributed in La., health dept. reports

Over one in four Louisianans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and about 17.9% are considered fully vaccinated.