Coast Guard: Oil spill reported near Galliano

A mechanical failure at the Bowley Cap Facility caused over 2,000 gallons of crude oil to leak into a nearby marsh.

REPORT: Baton Rouge man arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting woman during massage appointment

  This SC high schooler not only has perfect attendance, but she also has $3.5M in scholarship offers

NOPD names suspect in N. Galvez St. homicide

NOPD searching for person of interest in N. Galvez St. homicide

Hammond man killed after crashing car into horse

Driver killed after crashing into horse in Hammond

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NOPD investigating shooting in Leonidas

NOPD: Police investigating 2 shooting with total of 3 victims

  Gov. Edwards: Backwater relief plan ready in case Morganza Spillway opens

LSU lands second offensive lineman for class of 2020

Juvenile bald eagle found on ground to be released Tuesday

$18.5 million worth of meth found in shipment of fresh carrots at border

$18.5 million worth of meth found in shipment of fresh carrots at border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents discovered nearly 1,000 pounds of methamphetamine in a commercial shipment of carrots at the border this past weekend.

  2 Krewes hope to bring tourism dollars to the city with summer parades

The Krewe of Nyx and Krewe of Freret plan events in June and July, which they say will bring in tourists and keep people interested for next year's Carnival season.

‘We knew she could make it’: Hiker missing for 17 days in Maui forest found alive

"The community brought her home."

Elderly woman rescued from Gretna house fire

An elderly woman was rescued early Saturday morning after a fire at her Gretna home.

Elderly woman rescued from Gretna house fire

  Nicondra: Sunny and hot through Memorial Day

NOPD: Man shot and killed in St. Roch

  Teenager pushes double amputee home in wheelchair during storm warning

1 dead, 2 injured after shooting at graduation party in Port Gibson

Gov. Edwards requests federal assistance amid ongoing river flooding concerns

Sheriff’s office investigating homicide in Metairie

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide in Metairie.

NOPD finds man shot to death on A.P. Tureaud Ave.

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a homicide in the Seventh Ward.

  Metairie mother goes after alleged car burglars after break-in

Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Deputies say masked suspects burglarized four cars off of West Esplanade Avenue overnight. One of the, belonged to a woman who says she got into her car and drove off after the teens after finding one in her driveway.

  Parishes preparing for flooding with possible Morganza spillway opening

Area communities are bracing for flooding as the Army Corps of Engineers make preparations to possibly open the Morganza Spillway.

  Two students accused of raping woman on campus make court appearance

Two Dillard University students who are accused of raping a, 18-year-old woman on campus last month made a court appearance Friday.

  Tips to stay safe on the water over Memorial Day weekend

Coast Guard and Red Cross urge water safety for Memorial Day Weekend.

Governor releases statement after federal judge temporarily blocks Mississippi abortion law

In issuing a preliminary injunction, Judge Carlton Reeves said the law “threatens immediate harm to women’s rights, especially considering most women do not seek abortions services until after six weeks.”

Opening of Morganza Spillway will likely force abrupt end to crawfish season

If the swollen Mississippi River forces officials to open the Morganza Spillway, it could mean an abrupt end to this year’s crawfish season.

  Plaquemines Parish residents worry about levee seeps

As the Army Corps of Engineers considers opening the Morganza Spillway due to high river conditions, Plaquemines Parish residents worry about a number of seepage points near waterlogged levees.

State budget expected to advance Monday with education amendments

The Senate Finance Committee will work through the weekend to determine how they’d like to change the state’s $30 billion operating budget before amending the bill and advancing it to the senate floor on Memorial Day.

  Progress shown for Causeway Bridge safety measures

The toll increase in 2017 is paying for the $100 million price tag for the safety projects.

Multiple people wounded in blast in Lyon, France

The cause of Friday's afternoon blast wasn't immediately known, and the wounded suffered leg injuries and weren't life-threatening.

LETTER TO DEVOS: La. AG Landry wants student loan debt automatically forgiven for injured veterans

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry wants student loan debt automatically forgiven for veterans who become totally and permanently disabled in the line of duty.

Two Texas men die attempting to jump open pontoon bridge in Louisiana

Two men are dead after attempting to jump the Black Bayou bridge.

  Dry weather continues

Sunny holiday weekend expected

Westwego PD: Victim shoots suspect and himself during struggle

Westwego Police found two men shot Thursday night after what they say was struggle between a woman’s date and her ex-boyfriend.

Coast Guard suspends search for man in Mississippi River near Convent

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

La. Dept. of Veterans encourages locals to participate in National Moment of Remembrance on Memorial Day

The National Moment of Remembrance was declared officially by President Clinton in the December of 2000.

Celebrated St. Augustine coach Otis Washington dies at 80

"Coach Wash" led the Purple Knights to three state championships and numerous winning seasons.

Livingston Parish deputies escorting Special Olympics torch run injured in crash

Two Livingston Parish deputies were involved in a crash Friday May 24, while escorting the Special Olympics Torch Run in Walker.

Crews add decks on Causeway Bridge ahead of safety bay installation

About a dozen cars break down on the bridge everyday, according to Causeway officials, causing slowdowns and safety hazards.

ACLU, Planned Parenthood file lawsuit challenging Ala. near-total abortion ban

The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood are asking a federal judge to block an Alabama law banning nearly all abortions across the state.

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

When night draws its blanket of darkness across the mourning Opelika subdivision that Auburn police officer William Buechner shared with his family, you can see the signs of solidarity.

NOPD: 3 Teens arrested in Gert Town carjacking

Three teens are accused of stealing a man's car at gunpoint, while he waited at a stop sign Thursday afternoon.

A Hot And Dry Holiday Weekend

A Hot And Dry Holiday Weekend

State trooper struck by suspected drunk driver in construction zone

A police officer was injured when his vehicle was struck by a suspected drunk driver.

15 years for 2 New Orleans-area bank robberies

A New Orleans man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for two 2016 bank robberies.

  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.

  Family upset over NOPD shooting of mentally ill man

Family members of a man New Orleans Police shot and killed, Friday, say they were horrified watching the body camera footage of the incident. Donald Davis Jr.'s loved ones say he should have never become a victim.

One man dead after deputy-involved shooting in Pearl River County

A Carriere man was shot and killed after fleeing from and shooting at a Pearl River County deputy Thursday.

Motorcyclist killed in Pearl River crash

Louisiana State Police says a man was killed after a motorcycle crash near Pearl River Thursday afternoon.

  City council approves zoning change for Bywater affordable housing complex

After hours of comment from the public, the city council voted in favor of a zoning change for a mixed-income housing complex on Royal Street in the Bywater neighborhood.

NOPD investigating Seventh Ward shooting

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a Seventh Ward shooting Thursday afternoon.

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

Nick Easton was signed this offseason away from the Vikings

Bill to build LA 415 connector speeding through legislature

A Senate committee has approved a bill that would divert money currently earmarked for state savings accounts to construct a new LA 415 to LA 1 connector.

Homes turn into islands in lower St. Martin Parish due to record-breaking flooding

People living in the Bayou Estates neighborhood in lower St. Martin Parish are keeping their homes dry with aqua dams, sandbags, and pumps pushing water out 24/7.

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

With a juvenile crime problem escalating across New Orleans, Mayor Latoya Cantrell said one way to effectively stop it would be to create Evening Reporting Centers.

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

Louisiana’s lawmakers return to the capitol Monday, April 8 as their annual regular legislative session gets underway.

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

Gov. John Bel Edwards said “it’s more likely than not” the Morganza Spillway will be opened due to the Mississippi River’s record-high water levels.

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

A bill that would have raised the smoking age died in the state capitol Thursday, May 23.

  New commitment could mean, new jobs at Michoud

A new commitment has brought new excitement and new jobs to the Michoud assembly plant in the east. Vice president Mike Pence says the first woman should walk on the moon by the year 2024 and New Orleans will build the rocket that will bring her there.

FOX 8 maintains #1 spot in ratings

WVUE-FOX 8 TV continues to be the news leader among television stations in the New Orleans area.

  Woman arrested in Jefferson Parish for fatal shooting of Danish tourist

New Orleans police have arrested a woman on a charge of second-degree murder connected to the death of a Danish tourist.

LDAF commissioner urges farmers to prepare for effects of potential Morganza Spillway opening

The commissioner of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF), Mike Strain, is urging farmers to move their livestock and equipment to higher ground in order to be prepared for flooding if the Morganza Spillway is opened.

  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

Crews are making progress with repairs along S. Claiborne Ave. after a water main broke at the Sewerage and Water Board’s Carrollton Water Plant.

  3 dead, state capital battered as storms rake Missouri

The tornado cut a path about 3 miles long and a mile wide from the south end of Jefferson City north toward the Missouri River, said police Lt. David Williams.

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

The woman ran once police arrived at the business.

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

Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to John Ehret High School in Marrero Tuesday (May 23) after reports of several fights on campus.

2019 hurricane season will be near normal, NOAA forecasts

Hurricane season officially begins on June 1.

NOAA: Expect a slightly weaker hurricane season

U.S. weather officials say the Atlantic hurricane season should be near normal.

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.