Louisiana State Capitol closed to the public Wednesday

The Louisiana State Capitol will be closed to the public on Wednesday, Inauguration Day, out of an abundance of caution to help facilitate security.

  Bruce: Most area in the 70s today as warming trend underway

NOPD: Car stolen in Algiers used in multiple N.O. East car break-ins

Jazz Fest 2021 will be held Oct. 8-17

LDH: 2,100 new cases of COVID-19 reported Tuesday, 267,000 vaccines administered statewide

  An inauguration like we’ve never seen before

  NOLA Homeland Security Chief pleads not guilty to DWI charges

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  VIDEO: City of New Orleans updates COVID-19 cases; festivals could happen in October

Tulane grad poised to become first transgender federal official confirmed by Senate

Man who spent 99 days in the hospital with COVID-19 dies shortly after release

  White flags honor the lives of nearly 700 New Orleanians lost due to COVID-19

Southern University’s Human Jukebox Marching Band to be featured in President-elect Biden’s ‘We Are One’ event

NOPD: Man shot on Bourbon Street Monday night

  Shelby: Sunny and warmer Tuesday

High temperatures will climb into the low 70s under full sunshine.

Advocates weigh in on pros and cons of proposed $15 minimum wage hike

Could your minimum wage get bumped up to $15 dollars an hour?

  Neighborhoods from around 7th Ward fight back against crime

Neighbors and business owners around the Fairgrounds are trying to get in front of the spike in violent crime after a shooting victim recently crawled into a local restaurant for help.

  WATCH: Brees spends time after season-ending loss with family, Brady on field

Drew Brees spent time after the season-ending loss with his family and his greatest rival.

Civil and criminal jury trials suspended until May

  2 killed in Mid-City triple shooting, police say

President-elect Biden’s COVID plan includes tax cuts for parents

  New Orleans East community gathers to bring attention to the violent crime happening around them

MSDH now operating out of Coast Coliseum to administer COVID-19 vaccines

  Cantrell announces changes designed to give minority businesses their ‘fair shake’ of city contracts

More contagious strain of COVID-19 detected in Louisiana

A local infectious diseases expert says he's concerned a more contagious strain of Covid-19 has been detected in Louisiana.

Angola inmate dies following fight at penitentiary, officials say

Officials with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections (DOC) say they are investigating the death of an inmate at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.

Gov. Edwards to travel to Inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris

Governor John Bel Edwards has announced on Monday, Jan. 18 he will be attending the Inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

  Winter takes a break

Above normal temperatures most of the week

  Nicondra: Lovely weather on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Another cold front brought in a shot of cool air leading to a chilly start and comfortably cool afternoon with highs in the low to middle 60s

  VIDEO: Mayor Cantrell announces changes to city contracts with local businesses

Mayor Cantrell announces a restructuring of the procurement process to improve supplier diversity when it comes to awarding city contracts

  Brees makes no decision on his playing future after loss to Bucs

Brees has played 20 seasons in the NFL.

Juan’s World: Is Brees Done?

juan's world on Drew Brees being done

Four turnovers end Saints’ playoff run

Saints lose in the playoffs for their fourth straight year

  Honoring healthcare workers, Covid changes Who Dats’ pre-game celebrations

Even though Who Dats couldn’t gather together tailgating and inside the dome, they still supported the team from across the city.

Jameis Winston TD pass keeps Saints-Bucs game close

Saints swept the Bucs in the regular season

La. man and cousin arrested following Capitol riot

FBI arrest records relating to the violence at the Capitol say Adams was arrested in the Eastern District of Texas, and Connel was arrested in the Western District of Louisiana.

Water Outages in Reserve, Garyville & Mt. Airy

Water Outage Message: Reserve, Garyville & Mt. Airy

  Chilly, but beautiful for Martin Luther King Day

Mostly clear sky overnight with dry air still in place means we will cool down significantly. Expect some locations to once again get down to near freezing north and west of Lake Pontchartrain. More protected areas stay in the upper 30s near 40 to start the morning.

  Ochsner says vaccine appointments postponed due to ‘limited supply’

Ochsner Health is postponing vaccine appointments for those who are Tier One eligible after they say they were not given their allotment of vaccines this week.

REPORT: Taysom Hill to miss game vs. Bucs

The New Orleans Saints will be without two key piece on offense heading into Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

‘We had a successful initiation of the engines’: NASA test-fires its first SLS mega-rocket

Stennis Space Center conducted its final hot fire test in the Green Run test series on NASA’s new Space Launch System core stage. While the rocket’s engines were shutdown before the anticipated 8 minute time frame they said it was a “successful initiation of the engines.”

  Zack: A nice and cool Saints Sunday

A mixture of sun and clouds today with highs approaching 60 will make for a very nice Sunday.

Congressman Garret Graves’ father, John Graves, passes away from complications associated with COVID-19

Congressman Graves' father passes away due to complications associated with COVID-19

  LA National Guardsmen head to DC as law enforcement prepares for armed protests

Days until inauguration day, and the memories of the siege on capitol hill are still ever-present.

5-year-old shot and killed in St. Rose

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office says a 5-year-old boy was shot and killed Saturday afternoon in St. Rose.

  Nicondra: Cold weather settles back in for the weekend

We’ll need to stay bundled up as cold and dry air hang around for the next couple of days. Lots of sunshine makes for some nice afternoons, but temperatures remain chilly with highs in the 50s during the day. Overnight lows drop into the 30s both sides of Lake Pontchartrain.

LDH confirms first case of U.K. COVID variant in Louisiana

Health experts believe current COVID-19 vaccines are effective against the variant strain.

  Pandemic, historic storm season prompts unprecedented need for food

2020 was a year filled with incomparable struggles; a pandemic that tanked the economy and left millions out of work.

Victim in fatal deputy-involved shooting at Biloxi courthouse identified

A Biloxi man is dead and a law enforcement official is at home recovering after a shooting in Biloxi Friday evening.

Tyler Perry to recieve Humanitarian Award at this year’s Oscars

Louisiana native and filmmaker, Tyler Perry, alongside the Motion Picture and Television Fund will be honored at the 93rd annual Academy Awards.

  NASA’s hot fire test to be heard for many miles today

History is set to be made this weekend at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.

UPDATE: 5-year-old shot in N.O. East was accidental; charges pending

The child was shot in the 4900 block of Wright Road

  King Cakes and French Quarter beers: Saints fans prepare for playoff game

Even with Who Dats all around, businesses in the French Quarter say they haven’t seen the usual black and gold frenzy as years prior, especially compared to past playoff runs.

Saints lineman Will Clapp out with COVID-19

Clapp is a reserve offensive lineman

Simple & Delicious Saints Tailgate Pizza Stuffed Garlic Rolls Recipe

Tailgate preparations for the Saints game with easy delicious Pizza Stuffed Garlic Rolls

  Zack: A sunny but chilly January weekend

It’s January and it will most certainly be feeling like it this weekend as sunshine does make for some nice weather as long as you’re dressed for it.

  The Latest: Azar condemns Capitol riot in resignation letter

The Latest on President Donald Trump’s impeachment and the fallout from the Jan. 6 attack of the Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists.

Saints defense focuses on affecting Tom Brady

It may be his birthday but it won’t be much of a birthday weekend celebration for Drew Brees if the Saints defense doesn’t do its part and get after Tom Brady.

  Gen. Russel Honoré of Louisiana will lead a review of U.S. Capitol security

Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré worked at the Pentagon for the Joint Chiefs of Staff and coordinated military support for local agencies.

THE INVESTIGATORS: Complaints continue for LWC one week after agency extended call center operations

The complaints continue to pile up for the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) exactly one week after leadership within the agency extended the operations of call centers to help tackle more of the claims.

Gen. Honoré, known for post-Katrina efforts, tapped for ‘immediate’ security review of U.S. Capitol

Pelosi says Honoré will conduct an immediate review of security and inter-agency interaction and Capitol “command and control.”

Louisiana State Police makes history with 3 African-American employees in leadership positions

Louisiana State Police made history, as three African-American employees are now on the command staff on the force.

  Low wind chills Saturday morning

A cool weekend ahead

  Tackling domestic violence a top priority for newly-elected Orleans D.A.

Williams says another one of his top priorities is dealing with juvenile crime.

  New Orleans community health center working to vaccinate as many people as possible against COVID-19

The day finally arrived for 77-year-old Albert Charles to get his COVID-19 vaccine, "It was a little sting that was it," Charles said.

  Suspended OHSEP director crashed into parked car, was asleep when police found him

Collin Arnold faces drunk and careless driving charges.

3 with COVID-19 owe lives to girl, 17, who smelled smoke from early-morning fire

hree members of a Waco family who have COVID-19 and have lost their sense of smell escaped safely from their burning home early Friday thanks to a fourth family member, a teenage girl who doesn’t have the virus and was able to smell the smoke.

LDH: Sytem issue prevents COVID death update Friday

The latest coronavirus totals statewide as of Friday, Jan. 15.

  BRUCE: A Fantastic Friday And Chilly Weekend Ahead

Your Friday will be beautiful but breezy and chilly

‘It was worth the tear gas’: La. man faces criminal charges for entering U.S. Capitol

Officials located several pictures the man posted to Facebook that were taken inside the building.

New Orleans Police locate 33-year-old

Sorrell was located on Jan. 15.

  Shelby: Breezy next couple of days

Expect windy and sunny conditions today in the wake of a front. Highs will reach the upper 50s, which is about 10-15 degrees colder than yesterday afternoon. We'll be sunny and cool for the weekend as well. Highs will only top out in the mid 50s.

Reward offered in shooting death of Pascagoula teen

Police are offering up to a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who shot and killed a 16-year-old Pascagoula boy earlier this month.

Saints Taysom Hill & Latavius Murray miss second consecutive practice

Six players listed on Saints injury report

  New Orleans tow driver says he now mostly picks up stolen cars

Car jackings shot up 150 percent across the city last year. As we work our way through the start of 2021, it doesn’t seem to be slowing down.

  Scalise talks his impeachment vote, Capitol siege, & new threats of violent protests

Rep. Steve Scalise says it is time for everyone to 'ratchet down' violent and inflammatory rhetoric.

  103-year-old survivor of Spanish Flu pandemic receives COVID-19 vaccine in Baton Rouge

“I want to get out of the house, and get back to normal,” she said.

  LAWSUIT: Two Jeff. Parish deputies sat on teen with autism for 9 minutes before his death

The parents of a teen with autism who died last year after an incident with Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Deputies are suing the sheriff and seven deputies.

Department of Justice establishes page regarding suspects in Capitol riot

The U.S. Department of Justice has created a list of dozens of defendants charged in federal court related to crimes committed at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

City Park announces new CEO

City Park announces the hire of their newest CEO.

Officials find no ‘substantiated threat to life’ regarding planned protests in Louisiana

Officials say they are working closely to coordinate security protocols, ensure safety for protestors, staff, and the community.

  After another carjacking, security expert urges vigilance

After several recent brazen attacks of women, the NOPD is investigating another violent carjacking.