Feed The Multitudes 4th of July event offers drive-thru for hundreds in need

The coronavirus pandemic forced a crucial annual holiday event in Jefferson Parish to change, but organizers say the message of Feed the Multitudes remains the same. Victory Church in Metairie welcomed hundreds of people in need with a special drive-thru addition.

990 new COVID-19 cases, 4 new deaths reported Saturday in Mississippi

  Zack: More storms likely for the 4th of July

A rare 4th of July lunar eclipse is happening tonight

Woman killed in wrong way crash on I-55

NOPD investigating shooting in Mid-City, two injured in crossfire

Homicide investigation underway after body found in Amite

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  Businesses take a financial hit this holiday weekend amid canceled events

  St. Charles Parish kicks off the 4th of July weekend with fireworks

Juan’s World: It’s Time for Change

  Gas prices inch up as people take to the road for the 4th of July holiday

Krewe of Cleopatra captain and founder, Dolores “Tuttie” Kepner, dies at age 89

  State and local health leaders worry about the spread of COVID-19 during holiday weekend

While it’s a tradition to gather and celebrate the 4th of July, health leaders are asking people to take precautions.

  Social distancing guidelines lead to new hobbies

People are gravitating to a number of hobbies to follow social distancing rules including fishing.

  NOPD: One man dead after shooting on S. Claiborne Avenue

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one man dead.

NOPD: One man dead, one injured after New Orleans East shooting

The incident occurred in the 8400 block of I-10 Service Road at around 3:30 p.m. on Friday.

Hand sanitizer sold in La. contains undeclared methanol

Pelicans’ Zion Williamson encourages Louisianans to ‘stay safe and wear your mask’ in new video

French Market in New Orleans reopens

  Five candidates running in Mandeville mayor’s race next weekend

New Orleans sees most new COVID-19 cases since April 20

More than 1700 new cases of COVID-19, 23 additional deaths reported by LDH

  Zack: Heavy storms possible through the weekend

Off and on storms are possible for the 4th of July weekend so have your indoor plans ready for action.

Green Bay Packers tell season ticket holders Lambeau Field may not host fans

The Green Bay Packers are the first NFL team to tell season ticket holders there is a possibility of games that will have no fans at its home stadium, Lambeau Field.

Archdiocese of New Orleans asks court for deadline for those seeking compensation

Attorneys for the Archdiocese of New Orleans filed new documents in their bankruptcy proceedings.

Sheriff’s marine division rescues 4 kids, 4 adults during St. Tammany Parish storm

The Marine Division of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office rescued a group of kayakers on Thursday, including four children.

Zachary WR Chris Hilton commits to LSU’s 2021 recruiting class

Hilton is the 14th commit in LSU’s 2021 class

  Big Gator captured, euthanized near Lakeview near school

A large alligator was spotted early Friday morning in a busy area of Lakeview.

  Shelby: Stormy Holiday Weekend Ahead

Rounds of showers and storms are likely through the holiday weekend. There will be dry periods, but the concern is that the deep tropical moisture across the Gulf Coast will allow for heavy downpours at times.

  City leaders warn residents to abide by social distancing guidelines this holiday weekend

Leaders say what people do this weekend will further impact if and when students can return to school and whether or not businesses will have to shutdown again.

  Surveillance video shows four men break into car parked at Lakeview home

Lakeview residents frustrated as auto burglaries pick up again.

  Storms off and on all weekend

Heavy rain in spots

‘This is a serious moment in time’: City leaders warn social distancing key over holiday weekend

What’s generally a holiday weekend full of food, fireworks, friends and family, city leaders are asking residents to do the opposite: socially distance from each other and stay home.

Gov. Abbott issues statewide mask requirement

Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions.

  NOPD rookie officer fired after allegedly striking Slidell officer

NOPD OFFICER FIRED After allegedly striking Slidell cop

  COVID-19 study shows 75 percent of infectious people were asymptomatic

“This was a way to see how many people have actually been infected in the community versus what we’re capturing with the extremely symptomatic people who are getting most of the tests,” says Amy Feehan, PhD

  COVID-19 outbreak concerns Bayou parishes as holiday weekend approaches

Terrebonne and Lafourche parish presidents worry about the 4th of July weekend.

  NOPD releases video of gunman shooting into Neyow’s Creole Cafe

New Orleans police released new video of a shooting at a Mid-City restaurant last month in hopes of identifying the gunman.

Guests required to wear masks at all Mississippi casinos

All casino visitors and guests will be required to wear masks while indoors on casino property, according to the Mississippi Gaming Commission.

College students threw parties to see who would get COVID-19 first

Officials in an Alabama city say several college students organized “COVID-19” parties as a contest to see who would get the virus first.

Fla. sheriff says he’ll deputize gun owners if protests overwhelm county

The sheriff specifically referenced "Black Lives Matter or any other group that’s making themselves a spectacle, disrupting what we know to be our quality of life in this country" in a video regarding protests.

  VIDEO: Plane makes emergency landing on Lafourche Parish highway

A pilot on a yearly flight check made an incredible landing on a highway in Lafourche Parish right in front of a truck that had its dash camera on.

ATF offering $10,000 for information on wanted ‘Snatcha Gang’ member

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced an increased reward for a man who has been wanted for almost 10 months.

Ochsner Health study reveals numbers of COVID-19 up to 40 times more deadly than flu

Based on the prevalence rate, doctors presume that more than 64,000 residents in Jefferson and Orleans parishes have been infected.

  Gov. Edwards says one of his staffers has tested positive for COVID-19; several others quarantined

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced Thursday, July 2 one of his staffers tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, July 1.

  JPSO: Woman shot to death in Metairie, suspect in custody

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office says a suspect is in custody after a woman was shot to death inside of a vehicle in Metairie Thursday morning.

NASCAR driver to race ‘Trump 2020’ vehicle sponsored by pro-Trump PAC

A political action committee working to help President Donald Trump is sponsoring a NASCAR driver’s vehicle starting this weekend.

  Zack: Storm chances rising into the holiday weekend

A wet pattern is about to take hold as we move into the 4th of July weekend.

Kenner Mayor issues proclamation requiring residents to wear masks

The proclamation will go into effect at Noon Thursday.

New animal cruelty bill will protect animals in Mississippi like never before

Governor Reeves signed an animal cruelty bill into law Wednesday in an effort to protect cats and dogs and to increase penalties for abuse.

  Shelby: Wet Pattern Ahead

We’ll stay extra hot today outside of a few afternoon storms. Models are picking up on a piece of energy that may send some storms our way tonight as well. Increasing storms are expected Friday as deeper moisture moves into the area.

  More COVID-19 testing sites pop up as state continues to see spike in cases

The state has now crossed the 60,000 mark in terms of cases with hundreds more being hospitalized in the last few days.

NOPD investigating homicide in Algiers

Police responded to a call of a shooting just before midnight in the 2200 block of Westbend Parkway.

  Federal funding and possible extension of PPP loans offered for small businesses

Senate passes PPP loan extension, federal grant program offers $275,000 for small businesses.

  St. Tammany Guard flyover provides welcome break from increased COVID patient loads

The COVID patient count is on the rise once again at St. Tammany Hospital where workers got a special tribute today.

  State to increase enforcement as Jefferson Parish mask mandate underway

Despite the muggy temperatures, those in Jefferson parish seem to be taking well to the first day of the parish’s masking mandate.

Slidell woman pleads guilty after allegedly sawing legs off of dog

Lynnette Victor, 51, was sentenced to seven years in the Department of Corrections, three years of probation, a $5,000 fine, and restitution for veterinary expenses, according to a report.

Wetter weather ahead

Not as hot over the weekend

Diocese of Baton Rouge adds name to list of credibly accused clergy members

The Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge has added another name to its list of clergy members credibly accused of abuse.

  LABI applauds tax breaks for businesses; some legislators fear LA can’t afford them due to COVID-19

Lawmakers have already begin talking about a possible special session in the fall.

  FEMA discusses hurricane season changes amid COVID-19 crisis

The Atlantic hurricane season is already breaking records with several storms named so early this year. With parts of the U.S. battling the wrath of the coronavirus pandemic, experts urge you not to delay in preparing.

Southern University unveils line of THC-based medical marijuana products, marking historic launch among HBCUs

Southern University’s Agricultural Research and Extension Center on Wednesday, July 1 unveiled a line of THC-derived medical marijuana products that will be available across Louisiana.

Lawmakers pass budget, car insurance bill as session ends

Similar to the regular session, there are two major things left to resolve: the budget and a plan that aims to lower car insurance premiums.

  VIDEO: La. Guard perform Black Hawk flyovers across state to honor COVID-19 frontline medical workers

The Louisiana Army National Guard’s State Aviation Command flew over Slidell, Hammond, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Shreveport and Monroe area hospitals to honor first responders and healthcare professionals

Virginia linebacker Naquan Brown commits to LSU’s 2021 class

Brown is a 4-star recruit according to recruiting site Rivals

Report: NFL to scrap two preseason games

The NFL is reportedly canceling two preseason games due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to Pro Football Talk.

  Orleans Parish Schools release new guidelines for upcoming 20-21 school year

New Orleans school superintendent Dr. Lewis Henderson says the public school plan for reopening schools in August will offer a mix of in-person and distance learning.

Gov. Edwards: Stepping up COVID-19 enforcement after state loses ground in fight

Gov. John Bel Edwards said he is increasing enforcement based on rising numbers of coronavirus cases.

Eligible Entergy New Orleans customers can receive up to $400 in bill relief

Entergy New Orleans customers can receive up to $400 towards their power and gas bills over the next four months through the City Council Cares Program.

LSP: More than 20 people arrested for insurance fraud and auto theft

La. State Police say members of this criminal organization would use stolen Social Security Numbers and attached fake names to them

Former State Senator asks court for lesser sentence due to COVID-19 concerns

A former state senator awaiting sentencing on a charge of making false statements to a federal agency is asking a federal judge for a lighter sentence due to COVID-19 concerns.

  Zack: High heat remains; storms returning soon

A Heat Advisory is in effect for today with heat index values reaching 108 this afternoon.

Man accused of setting fire to Hammond church building, spitting on deputy

Authorities with the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFM) say they’ve arrested a man for setting fire to a Hammond church’s donation building. The man is also accused of spitting on a deputy during his arrest, officials say.

Tulane University receives $1 million to help fight COVID-19

The anonymous $1 million will help to establish a fund for Emerging Research in Infectious Disease

  Sen. Cassidy says Russia should pay a big price if bounty allegations are true; Scalise reacts too

Pressure is increasing for President Donald Trump to respond to the allegations against Russia.

Gov. signs bill to end prohibition in Miss.

Governor Tate Reeves signed a bill that will effectively end prohibition in Mississippi.

  TODAY: Jefferson Parish will require all people to wear masks in public areas, businesses

Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee-Sheng said she has signed an emergency declaration that will require people to wear masks to protect against the spread of COVID-19 starting on Wednesday (July 1).

WATCH: Cam Jordan surprises Saints super fan living in isolation in assisted living facility

The surprise phone call brought her to tears

  Emotions run high on fate of Confederate monument in Shreveport

The future of the Confederate monument in downtown Shreveport hangs in the balance.

History in the Making: State flag comes down along the Coast

The fall of the flag elicited plenty of emotion from across the state but many on the Gulf Coast are hopeful the change will bring the people of Mississippi closer together.