Used needles in Garden District park raise concern

While some longtime Garden District residents said they park has improved in the last 10 years, others say it is not enough.

  Arch Manning throws 3 TD’s in spring game debut for Newman

  Nicondra: More storms likely for Sunday

  Fire in abandoned theater sparks calls for action on other blighted properties in N.O. East

Jury awards $3M to black strippers in discrimination case

Man armed with hammers accused of threatening woman for sexual favors

Coast Guard assisting in search for missing fisherman near Grand Isle

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NOPD: Victim stabbed while giving man a ride

Louisiana’s per capita debt dips for first time in a decade

Motorcyclist killed after crash on I-10 near Airline Hwy.

NOPD investigates fatal shooting near Plum Orchard neighborhood

JPSO investigating fatal shooting near Causeway and N. I-10 Service Rd.

  Surveillance video shows grandmother violently carjacked in broad daylight

Snapchat predator allegedly blackmailing teens for nude photos

Sutton Calahan, 17, couldn’t believe a recent message he got on Snapchat. He says it came from an unknown account.

  Changing the Game: New Orleans Hippies

Sean Fazende introduces New Orleans' female tackle football team

  Federal government wants women to know more about a breast characteristic cancer risk

While major strides have been made in fighting cancer, a federal agency wants to ensure that women have important information about a breast characteristic that could increase cancer risk.

NOFD working two alarm fire at old Grand Theater in New Orleans East

Firefighters are currently on the scene of a fire at an abandoned New Orleans East movie theater.

  The lion’s roar returns to the Audubon Zoo Saturday

  FOX 8 Defenders: Illegal dumping issues continue in New Orleans East, prompting drainage concerns

NOPD: Two men injured in Hollygrove shooting

  Engineers discuss the solution to the 14 year old Taylor Platform leak

Bill to build LA 415 connector speeding through legislature

Report: Trump urged Scalise to run for governor

  NOPD investigates officers shooting of armed man in apartment complex

The NOPD is investigating a shooting by officers that left an armed man dead in a New Orleans East apartment complex Friday morning in the 6800 Block of Parc Brittany Boulevard.

  Accused French Quarter shooter on suicide watch, mother says ‘not intentional’

A court hearing set Friday for the man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend this week in the French Quarter has been delayed one day.

JCPS says school bus driver did not intentionally pull away from student

A video shared by the student's mother shows one of the most extreme encounters when the driver left her son.

Jessica Chambers’ murder suspect Quinton Tellis indicted in death of woman in Louisiana

Quinton Tellis, the suspect in the Jessica Chambers case, has been indicted by a Louisiana grand jury in the 2015death of Ming Chen Hsaio of Taiwan.

  Chance for weekend storms

Dry next week

  Karr WR Aaron Anderson scores three TD’s in spring game against Ehret

Aaron Anderson will be a sophomore this fall

Some Rolling Stones fans get early access to New Orleans tickets

Rolling Stones fans who bought a ticket to see the band at Jazz Fest just might get some satisfaction a little earlier than everyone else.

13 rail cars jump train tracks in Gretna

Thirteen rail cars jumped the tracks in Gretna on Friday afternoon, but city officials said there were no hazardous materials on the train.

REPORT: Davis to Lakers? ‘Over my dead body,’ Gayle Benson says

Disgruntled Pelicans star Anthony Davis might not be coming back to New Orleans next year, but team owner Gayle Benson made it clear he isn’t going to Los Angles.

NOPD: Woman with ‘ongoing depression’ and infant child missing

The NOPD is looking for assistance in locating an adult female and her infant child, both reported as missing.

  House approves sweeping bill to expand gay rights

Dubbed the Equality Act, the bill is a top priority of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said it will bring the nation "closer to equal liberty and justice for all."

  New Orleans police kill armed man during assault investigation in New Orleans East

New Orleans police are responding to a signal indicating an officer’s life is in danger in eastern New Orleans.

‘Shocking’: Ohio State doc abused 177, officials were aware

Dr. Richard Strauss groped or ogled young men while treating athletes from at least 16 sports and working at the student health center and his off-campus clinic, investigators from a law firm hired by the university found.

Whooping cough cases reported at Jefferson Parish school

At least five cases of pertussis, better known as whooping cough, have struck students at Metairie Park Country Day School

WATCH: Dog trained to get beer, koozie, throw away cans

A Kentucky man has trained his dog to get him a beer out of the refrigerator. And get a koozie. And throw away the empties.

NBA YoungBoy’s probation put on hold in latest court hearing; will be held in jail

A judge ruled that NBA YoungBoy's probation be put on hold while the District Attorney's office investigates a social media video allegedly showing the rapper making violent threats.

Shell Gas Station robbed in St. Claude area

Two armed men robbed a Shell Gas Station in the St. Claude area.

Warm And Dry For Now-Weekend Showers Likely

Warm And Dry For Now-Weekend Rain Returns

  TODAY: Man who shot ex-girlfriend in the FQ to appear in court

Alexander Kirby is booked with second degree murder charges after being arrested Thursday outside the Clover Grill.

Graduating senior from Long Beach identified as drowning victim

Authorities confirmed Friday morning that the body of a young man was found late Thursday after rescue teams spent hours searching the Wolf River.

Former North Shore DA Walter Reed reports to prison Friday

Former Washington and St.Tammany District Attorney Walter Reed reports to prison Friday.

  Lifting Lauran: High school graduate is ready for the future

In 2015, FOX 8 highlighted a Metairie girl whom doctors said wouldn’t live through the night at birth. Today, the 18-year-old is about to begin a new journey.

  Irish Channel residents concerned for safety amidst rise in car break-ins

Some residents in the Irish Channel say they’re afraid to walk the streets at night due to an uptick in juvenile crime. Fox 8 spoke to NOPD’s Sixth District Commander who says they’re battling the issue just like the rest of the city, but there is an upside to recent crime numbers.

  Man sets himself on fire outside Walmart in Athens, Ala.

According to police, bystanders said the man doused himself with gasoline, ran into the store, went back out, went to a corner of the parking lot and lit himself on fire.

  A Promise Kept: The Al Copeland story Pt. 2

When you visit Al Copeland Jr.'s test kitchen, you know Al Sr. is still his motivation.

NOPD investigating shooting in Central City

New Orleans Police says a man was injured in a shooting in Central City Thursday night.

Lack of funding causes closure of Coast school for autistic children

A specialty school catering to students with autism and operated by the University of Southern Mississippi is shutting its doors due to lack of funding, leaving parents searching for answers.

  President Trump announces new immigration plan and locals react

President Donald Trump unveiled his latest immigration overhaul plan during a Rose Garden address before dozens of supporters, and members of his cabinet.

Governor Edwards weighs in on ‘fetal heartbeat’ bill

Following in the footsteps of Mississippi, Georgia, and Alabama, Louisiana lawmakers are now poised to pass their version of a bill that would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

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.

Recreational marijuana bill not dead in Louisiana Legislature

The House’s judiciary committee did not approve or kill a bill that would allow for recreational marijuana use in Louisiana. Instead, lawmakers essentially sent it to the House’s criminal justice committee, where the concept faces opposition.

Man injured in Garden Oaks Dr. shooting

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a shooting in Algiers that has left one man injured.

  California mom confronts daughter’s bullies in the classroom, gets banned from school

The mother said that although the school suspended one of the bullies, her daughter was being harassed more than before, even saying she had thought about suicide.

  City council approves stricter short term rental rules

The number of short term rentals in the city could be limited under new regulations approved Thursday by the New Orleans City Council.

  Warrant: Ex-boyfriend approached couple ‘menacingly’ before fatal Bourbon St. shooting

The woman shot and killed at a Bourbon St. restaurant likely died while trying to break up a fight between her current boyfriend and ex-boyfriend, according to a police report.

  FOX 8 Defenders: Westwego residents concerned over apparent bee infestation

Westwego residents want help in dealing with a home they consider abandoned, in their neighborhood. They say bee and wasp swarms are a blight on their street

Covington woman sentenced to life for raping child over several years

A Covington woman was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday after repeatedly raping a child under 13, according the district attorney of St. Tammany and Washington parishes.

Accident kills soldier, hurts 12 during training exercise at JRTC/Fort Polk

The accident involved two M1113 Humvees

  VIDEO: Deputies look for gunman who robbed Arabi business

Surveillance images captured someone stealing money out of a register while holding a gun at an Arabi business.

Planet Fitness locations to open doors to teens for free all summer long

Planet Fitness is inviting teenagers ages 15 – 18 to work out for free at any of its more than 1,700 Planet Fitness locations from May 15 through Sept. 1 as part of the nationwide Teen Summer Challenge initiative.

  Sheriff: 2 children, 2 adults shot after feud in St. Rose parking lot

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office said a boy and girl were shot during a violent altercation between two men in a St. Rose strip mall parking lot.

  Some weekend rain possible

Best chances Sunday

Caretaker and mother booked in killing of Terrytown man

Two caretakers have been arrested in Jefferson Parish after the death of a 45-year-old Terrytown man.

All waterways in Livingston Parish reopening; Ascension Parish waterways remain closed

All waterways in Livingston and Ascension parishes will be closed to recreational traffic Saturday as water levels rise, according to officials.

Top La. baby names of 2018 announced

Top baby names for 2018 are in!

  'All I can see is her’: Toddler dies after reported sexual assault at motel

Police responded to the 6400 block of Midlothian Turnpike on May 8 for a report of a toddler child being assaulted.

  Police: Woman shot on Bourbon Street dies, officers make arrest

New Orleans Police officers are on the scene of a homicide investigation in the 900 block of Bourbon Street.

  Cannizzaro unveils plan to curb juvenile crime in New Orleans

District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro proposed a new plan Thursday (May 16) to combat juvenile crime in New Orleans.

Coast Guard: New collection system has 14-year Taylor oil spill contained

The U.S. Coast Guard said work has been completed that should successfully contain and collect oil from a platform that sank of Louisiana’s coast after Hurricane Ivan in 2004.

Wendy Vitter confirmed to federal judgeship for Eastern District of Louisiana

The Senate voted 52-45 to give her a lifetime job in the 13-parish Eastern District of Louisiana.

  Boy burned while handling lime juice because of skin condition

For those who have phytophotodermatitis, handling lime or any citrus juice - and then exposing that skin to the sun will cause burns, sometimes severe one.

St. Tammany firefighters rescue kitten wedged inside vehicle fender

Not only did this kitten get rescued, but it also found its fur-ever home

Motorcyclists killed in Algiers traffic accident

The NOPD is investigating a traffic fatality near the intersection of Macarthur Boulevard and General DeGaulle Drive

Sheriff: Scammers copying voices, using them to ask for ransom

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office wants the public to beware of a scam that has been going around the North Shore.

  Mick Jagger back with Rolling Stones after illness to start North American tour

Tickets sold for the original dates will be honored, but those who can't attend can get refunds by accessing their Ticketmaster accounts.

Dry And Warm End To The Week

A Dry And Warm End To The Week-Weekend Showers On The way

House torched twice in one week; arson suspected

Officials say the same house was burned twice in four days.

New Orleans Police investigate early morning Frenchman Street shooting

The NOPD is investigating a shooting in the 1900 block of Frenchmen Street